Each post I publish serves as food for thought.
Even though I have ample blogging experience to share you decide to follow or let go my advice. I share. You choose.
Adopting a take it or leave it approach to teaching blogging gives you power. Decide to follow my advice. Choose to leave my advice.
Most of my advice seems empowering but some may limit you because some teachings here seem egoic. Why? I am not enlightened. I prefer to let you ignore my less enlightened insights to do what works for you, unless that less enlightened counsel resonates with you.
Never allow a pro blogging mentor to imprint limiting beliefs onto your mind or else you will suffer because you chose to trust their advice. Pro mentors mean well in most cases but often attach to list building or Google traffic as must have elements to professional blogging campaigns. However, bloggers succeed through any approach bloggers get clear on. Never force a square peg into a round hole if list building and SEO optimizing posts feels tension-inducing and flat out the wrong path, for you.
Kick limiting beliefs from blogging mentors out of your mind. Blog from empowerment. Follow your passion even if your love deviates from pro mentor advice. Pros sometimes advise that blog commenting seems to be a waste of time but only because pros comment improperly. The fault lies not with commenting but with their poor job of blog commenting. Imagine if you trust a mentor who does a poor job commenting but projects their limiting beliefs onto you? Why be the blind seemingly led by the blind?
Be aware of mentors offering advice from:
- limiting beliefs
- imagined limits
For example, some pro bloggers claim that Twitter serves as a poor source of blog traffic. But trusting their limiting belief starves you of inevitable Twitter traffic IF you:
- shed their limiting belief
- tweet valuable posts
- @reply tweeters to engage freely
Mentors who incorrectly advise Twitter to be a poor or non-existent traffic source:
- clung to limiting beliefs
- did not tweet valuable posts
- did not @reply tweeters to engage freely
Do not trust their fears. Follow your intuition.
How do you spot a mentor’s limiting beliefs manifest as advice?
Search your mind to spot fear filters. Observe if pros offer advice from fear and limits or love and infinite possibilities.
For example, if a mentor claims search traffic and email list traffic are the 2 real sources of traffic you need to go pro you instantly know: only fear and a deep belief in scarcity scared the blogger into such a claim. Bloggers succeed through various strategies outside of list building and Google traffic like:
- guest blogging
- genuine blog commenting
- blogger outreach
- video marketing
Do not trust pro limiting beliefs. Kick their fears out of your mind. Trust your intuition. Allow your gut to guide you toward increased blogging success whether or not the success flows through less conventional channels. Success travels through different channels for different bloggers. Allow your individuality to shine. Honor your blogging path.
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