How to Overcome Blogging Challenges: 5 Tips

  June 7, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 8 minutes read

Doha, Qatar

 

(Updated 6/7/2022)

 

No matter how hard you work blogging challenges await on the horizon.

 

Everyone faces blogging challenges during their careers.

 

Successful bloggers coast past blogging obstacles. Struggling bloggers make temporary blogging challenges long term blogging pit stops.

 

Learning how to overcome challenges:

 

  • accelerates your blogging success
  • promotes your peace of mind
  • gives you experience to share with bloggers

 

Blogging since 2008 offered me a wide range of blogging obstacles to conquer. I want to help you overcome resistance by sharing my experiences with defeating daunting blogging foes.

 

Every blogging challenge begins and ends in your mind.

 

Even if:

 

  • the Google algorithm
  • Facebook policy changes
  • Twitter policy changes
  • difficult clients and customers
  • traffic struggles
  • profits problems

 

seem to be “out there” the challenge is just fear in your mind that you project onto the world not unlike a movie projector.

 

Accept this truth to lose the egoic victim mentality and to create the proper frame of mind to overcome obstacles.

 

Follow these tips to overcome blogging challenges.

 

1: Invest Money in Blogging Resources

 

Learn from professional bloggers how to blog successfully.

 

Invest money in:

 

 

to discover both how to succeed and how to avoid failure.

 

For example, I created this online course:

 

How to Become a Pro Blogger in 5 Steps

 

based on my blogging experience. I learned what not to do by analyzing my blogging failures. I learned what to do by recounting my blogging successes. This blogging course is a summary of:

 

  • what to do to become a professional blogger
  • what not to do to avoid painful blogging struggles blocking a professional blogging career

 

Literally, you buy 1000’s of blogging experience hours with your money by investing in premium blogging resources. Buying professional blogging resources is buying time you no longer need to waste with making blogging mistakes.

 

Buying experience lets you leapfrog above common blogging challenges suffered by amateurs too scared to invest money in their blogging success.

 

Struggling bloggers slam into challenges easily conquered if they’d invest money in learning how to overcome the challenges.

 

Attempting to piece together fragmented free content through:

 

  • blog posts
  • videos
  • podcasts

 

into a coherent, free-flowing blogging education is impossible because blogging overwhelm cripples even the most determined bloggers attempting this approach.

 

Meanwhile, bloggers who desire success more than fearing money loss simply invest in a blogging course or manual to learn how to overcome challenges.

 

If some blogging challenge bedevils you 100’s of professional bloggers:

 

  • faced the same challenge
  • learned how to overcome the challenge
  • explain in vivid detail how to overcome the challenge through courses, eBooks and coaching

 

Invest money in premium resources to overcome blogging challenges quickly.

 

Pay your blogging tuition to accelerate your success and to put blogging headaches behind you.

 

2: Discover the Most Fun and Freeing Reason Why You Blog

 

Blogging challenges are fear.

 

Knowing why you blog dissolves both fear and challenges in your mind if you choose a fun, freeing reason to blog.

 

For example, imagine if you struggle to drive blog traffic and income. Making money through blogging seems impossible to you. But if you blog for the fun and freedom of traveling and helping people do the same you take uncomfortable action to conquer obstacles.

 

Oman

 

Blogging obstacles dissolve before bloggers who choose freedom over fear. Blogging resistance dissipates before bloggers who desire freedom more than they fear doing uncomfortable things.

 

Practical Tips

 

  • spend time in quiet finding your most fun, freeing blogging driver
  • accept the intensely personal reasons why you blog; parents may blog for freeing their family while a single person may blog to experience the freedom of solo world travel

 

Most bloggers quit because most bloggers skip this step. Bloggers typically blog to make a few bucks. But overcoming stiff blogging challenges feels impossible if you just want to make some money.

 

How can you develop a brand new blogging skillset if you want to make an extra $50 a month? Would you face your deep fears for $50 a month? Of course not; people face deep fears to be free. Bloggers face deep fears to experience freedom not to make chump change.

 

As a new blogger in 2008, I fell in love with the idea of doing what I wanted to do where I wanted to do it. Feeling the freedom of blogging in Fiji, Bali and Costa Rica inspired me to:

 

  • face deep fears
  • blog patiently for years
  • trust myself
  • trust the blogging process

 

Eventually, I became a world traveling blogger but only because I valued freedom and fun more than avoiding discomfort.

 

Know why. Tie your reason why to fun and freedom. Overcome blogging challenges by choosing fun and freedom over fear. The moment you cease choosing fear is the moment blogging obstacles begin to evaporate before your eyes.

 

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3: Accept Challenges as Being Part of the Blogging Journey

 

Every blogger faces obstacles at various stages of the journey.

 

For example, I faced these obstacles over the past few months:

 

  • Muted Amazon exposure influenced me to remove all 126 eBooks from Amazon to upload a few to Selz, Gumroad and Payhip; completing this process required significant time and energy
  • Amazon bought and shuttered Selz receently; loading Selz eBooks and my course to Payhip and reformatting the course for Payhip consumed ample time and energy
  • updating old posts to remove all dated Amazon and Selz embeds continues to take significant time and work

 

Challenges arise even though my blogging career spans back to 2008. New bloggers face obstacles. Veteran bloggers face obstacles. Accepting challenges as inevitable reduces resistance to blogging obstacles.

 

Stop fighting challenges. Do not deny what is. Get comfortable with learning from challenges to accelerate your success.

 

For example, patiently removing all eBooks from Amazon to upload a few to Payhip and Gumroad became a necessary step for me to profit freely. I outgrew charging 4 bucks to 10 bucks for full blogging manuals. Charging 10 bucks to 20 bucks for in-depth resources boosted income but also made each manual more visible to blogging customers. I promoted each more effectively by removing the heavy Amazon anchor weighing in my mind for years.

 

Note; Amazon may be a prospering channel for you but never genuinely worked out for me. Everyone walks a different blogging journey.

 

Gracefully accept blogging challenges as stepping stones to greater success.

 

Learn from resistance to establish peace of mind.

 

4: Engage in Outreach to Build Your Support Network

 

Blogging friends help you to hop scotch over blogging challenges.

 

Engage in genuine blogger outreach to build a large, loyal blogging friend network.

 

One person struggles terribly to overcome a blogging challenge. 100 like-minded friends easily overcome all blogging challenges.

 

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Savusavu, Fiji

 

Never blog solo. Solo bloggers are doomed in a world of connected bloggers with help on demand.

 

Making blogging friends grows a build-in support community.

 

Imagine facing some pressing blogging obstacle.

 

One:

 

  • Facebook update
  • tweet
  • LinkedIn update

 

to a few hundred blogging friends brings you a solution in a few minutes if not an hour.

 

Meanwhile, solo bloggers waste days or even weeks trying to conquer challenges solo. Sites like Reddit and Quora seem littered with solo bloggers facing endless challenges. Q and A sites potentially offer solutions but a large, loyal blogger friend network solves your problems fast.

 

Practical Tips for Blogger Outreach

 

  • comment genuinely on blogs from your niche
  • promote bloggers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • promote bloggers through your blog via backlink mentions
  • ask for nothing in return
  • expect nothing in return

 

Gradually, following the bullet point tips above grows your blogger friend network. Experienced blogging friends typically faced any struggles you experience. Asking for their help gives you solutions to your blogging problems. Either they give you answers, fix the problem or direct you to professionals to hire to solve the problem.

 

5: Optimize Posts for Google to Be Practical

 

Far and away, learning how to optimize blog posts for Google is the most practical way to overcome blogging challenges.

 

The most common blogging obstacles include lacking targeted traffic and blogging profits. Google sends highly targeted, quality traffic to your blog.

 

Highly interested readers:

 

  • purchase your products
  • hire you
  • click your embedded ads
  • become loyal followers
  • evolve into brand advocates
  • increase referral business

 

Practically speaking, becoming skilled at driving Google traffic leaves most if not all blogging challenges in the dust.

 

Learning how to optimize blog posts for SEO feels uncomfortable because fears arise the moment you change blogging strategies. Bloggers who feel comfortable devoting 20 minutes to publishing a 600 word post fear spending 3 hours publishing an SEO-optimized blog post.

 

Fears include:

 

  • the fear of wasting time
  • the fear of not getting enough traffic and income in return for your time and work investment
  • the fear of failing
  • the fear of being criticized as your blogging success expands

 

Overcome each fear by understanding how blogging intelligently, patiently, persistently and generously dissolves obstacles to promote your success.

 

Optimize posts for SEO:

 

  • publish 1500 word posts
  • add as many details as possible
  • share ample practical tips
  • format posts with headers, short paragraphs and bullet point lists for easy reading or scanning

 

Driving targeted, quality and passive search engine traffic seamlessly dissolves blogging challenges.

 

Think and blog practically by mastering SEO concepts.

 

Become successful by doing as successful bloggers do.

 

Video

 

Updating old blog posts is one simple way to drive Google traffic.

 

Click this link for a video reminder:

 

1 Simple Way to Drive Google Traffic to Your Blog

 

Conclusion

 

Every blogger faces challenges.

 

Flexible bloggers find solutions quickly by investing in premium resources, knowing why they blog, accepting challenges as inevitable, engaging in outreach and optimizing posts for SEO.

 

Accelerate your blogging success.

 

Increase your peace of mind.

 

Overcome blogging challenges and teach other bloggers how to conquer their obstacles.

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 10:02 am

    Are you armed to the teeth?

  2. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 10:02 am

    Newbie bloggers, did you download the eBook?

  3. kelli says:
    at 10:56 am

    Hey Ryan
    Wow, I am really blown away by this post. You have a gift for offering advice on the mental aspects of running a successful blog and being successful in general. It can take awhile to realize the core of creation lies in our energy and not the actions we are taking, which are just a manifestation of said energy. Things come together so much more easily when working from that space of alignment–all sorts of awesome stuff shows up. You have a beautiful mind!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:00 am

      Bingo! It is all energy, that’s it. The actions mean little if nothing. They are care free. The energy and fullness and love and detachment means everything. Thank you, Mrs. Teacher 🙂

  4. Renard Moreau says:
    at 1:20 pm

    [ Smiles ] Ryan, when you used Steve Jobs as an example, you sunk in your point easily for most people.

    Hey, I cannot see myself working in slow motion, but I am willing to give it a try!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:04 pm

      Sure thing Renard, let me know how it works for you.

  5. James McAllister says:
    at 2:55 pm

    Hey Ryan!

    This post really connected with me and made me think back to my earlier years. I was really tense all the time. Stressed out. Frustrated.

    I used to make excuses and blame the world for my lack of success. I couldn’t take responsibility. I was very immature in that regard – and the fact that I blamed others for my shortcomings never allowed me to solve the problems at their roots, leading to even more frustration.

    One day I learned to let go and embrace reality. Accept that things were the way they are, and then from there plan out how I could change them to fit my goals.

    I am going to need to figure out how to work in slow motion. While I’m laid back with my work, I’m high-strung with my time and it can cause issues. I think it’s the perfectionist nature in me. Something to work on for sure. Meditating does help clear the mind, but I just have so much I want to get done all the time that I can’t help but stress about it sometimes.

    Anyway reading this was a great start to my morning, thank you for that Ryan!

    – James McAllister

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:09 pm

      James thank you. Embracing reality. Love it. I too found greater peace by falling in love with what is.

  6. Lisa Sicard says:
    at 3:10 pm

    Wow Ryan, this one was really amazing. It’s true how we fight ourselves each day and become our own worst enemies. Thanks for sharing how you overcame this and what steps we can do to to do the same. I found yoga helpful and I try not to stress over it anymore and the same for other areas in my life as well.
    I do think it’s a little easier as we get older to not stress as much – it gets to a point when we realize we spent so much time stressing and fighting with ourselves for no real reason and that we have wasted much precious time.
    Awesome post Ryan not just for blogging for for life too.
    Thanks for the offer on the book too, another great read I’m sure!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:08 pm

      Lisa thank you. Yoga works wonders for both body and mind. I went through a deep stretching bit a while back.

  7. Donna Merrill says:
    at 3:40 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Ahh Grasshopper you have unlocked the secret to us all! It is using our energy like water that runs softly over and around rocks. This is the essence of all that we do.

    Kellie put it wisely – it is all about energy! When our energy is aligned and we have clear sight of “what IS” blogging is part of the all we are and what we do. It is so freaking simple.

    I take the Yin approach over the Yang any day. Just allow yourself to let things flow. When it comes from an aligned mind/body/spirit you just put things out there. It can be as simple as a smile or as long as it takes to write a book. (there is no time)….but I digress because I can get into this forever.

    Let things flow and all will be taken care of. It is the essence of all success.

    I am so delighted you have mentioned me here in such a kind way!

    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:08 pm

      Donna thank you! You are wise in all things energy….I mean heck, you live in paradise too.

  8. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 9:12 pm

    Are you fighting any particular battles today?

    For me, it’s getting off my laptop to call it a night 😉

  9. Kim Willis says:
    at 11:56 pm

    Hi Ryan

    I hardly recognised you with your hair cut short!

    What a timely post you have here, and a monster post at that.

    And thanks so much for this significant post about the inner game. The lessons could be applied to any field of human endeavour, no doubt.

    Do I battle? Well I avoid conflict, but I will defend myself if attacked. But after reading your post maybe it’s better to just turn the other cheek and walk away.

    But in reality the battle is with myself rather than with others. And yes, anxiety and tension can flow from that. I actually think that some inner tension is fine and at least for me has been a precursor for success. But when it morphs into anxiety and worry (which happens frequently) I know that is not a good thing.

    So maybe people like me should follow your lead, Ryan – and chill a bit more. Bob Proctor says something I always liked – ‘let go and let God’. Maybe that’s the missing link – not enough faith. If we’re in a constant state of knowing, perhaps we can finally let go and just let it flow.

    Am I getting closer Ryan? (This stuff is really hard for me.)

    Thanks buddy

    Kim

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:26 pm

      Thank you Kim. You’re doing awesome. Everywhere I turn, I see you. Also, following Bobby P’s teachings is a swell idea too. He is a chill dude because he’s a trusting dude. Again, thanks Kim for the awesome comment.

  10. Akaahan Terungwa says:
    at 12:08 am

    Hi Ryan,

    This is a monster post – but the wisdom in it is quite classical! Power attracts – and also attracts on a very huge level. Unfortunately, the converse also holds true.

    Daily, you inspire the world and bring new insights into the realm of fruitful, deliberate and productive living…sincerely, you rock!

    Do make the day great. I’ve further learnt to relax from this entry.

    Enjoy the day.

    Always,
    Akaahan Terungwa

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:25 pm

      Thank you Akaahan. On a huge level….I dig that visual and vibe with it so much. Awesome insight here.

  11. Julie Cheung says:
    at 5:56 am

    You’re wonderfully inspiring! I’ve just downloaded your eBook and realise that I am making the same mistakes as I have been the previous times I tried blogging over the years. I now need to take a step back, chill out, re-evaluate and discover why I actually want to blog. I want to inspire too 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:10 pm

      Julie thank you. That chill out period is where magic happens 😉

  12. Mark says:
    at 7:20 am

    Wow Ryan!!

    Man oh man, but did you ever crush it and then some!

    But before I get to my comment, as I was loading my post
    onto the Google Plus platform, I saw your image and title
    of this post and I immediately thought to myself, this is definitely
    gonna be good!!LOL!

    As I was reading and simultaneously contemplating what I
    just read, situation after incredibly relevant situations in my
    own journey, kept rushing back to the conscious part of my
    mind!

    And the really sad part is, just like you, had the old me run across some
    lie you, (in other words), had the teacher actually bothered to appear.

    The student would have done my very best to silence you!!LOL!

    Because of all the untruths you dare share!LOL! Oh how
    sad, I realize that now, thank goodness!

    Thank you so much for presenting a much better and far more enjoyable
    and extremely profitable!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:24 pm

      That consciousness thingee can be funny and silly sometimes Mark. So happy you’re well on your way. Thank you very much.

  13. Don Purdum says:
    at 7:47 am

    Hi Ryan,

    What a fantastic post!!!!

    Speaking for myself, part of the battle for me was unrealistic expectations about the results I wanted.

    Once I aligned my goals with my expectations and then stretched myself just a bit the opportunities were huge.

    But that battle still rages sometimes.

    I find it incredibly freeing to have friends such as yourself, Adrienne Smith and Donna Merrill who bring up these issues over and over again.

    The freedom you’ve earned through your fights is making you better, strong, and more capable. Your transparency is continually setting you free!

    What more could you ask for as you go through the journey.

    More good things are ahead for you Ryan!!!!

    Thanks for showing us that it’s a great thing to get real with ourselves.

    I can say right now my business is exploding and things have never been better!!!! Opportunities are everywhere!!!!

    Have a great weekend Ryan!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:23 pm

      Oh Don have I ever been there. I’ve done some fun stuff online but attached too much to outcomes. Now I’m learning to let go, relax and enjoy the journey. Thanks for the awesome comment and you too!

  14. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 5:34 pm

    Any other blogging battlers out there?

  15. Erin says:
    at 7:39 pm

    Do I battle? Heck yes. But I’m learning not to. Every day, I’m learning that lesson a little bit more and relaxation comes more easily.

    I’ve been battling in my work life for years and it has never gotten me where I want to go. So now, I’m taking the time to chill out, read long form posts like this, and think about the outcomes of relaxing. I have a lot of fear, but I’ve been meditating and journaling and it’s all starting to be okay.

    The less I battle, the more life will be. I don’t like to battle. Battling just crept into my habits and now I have to cultivate healthier habits.

    Thanks for this post.

    Erin

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:14 pm

      Erin thank you. I do hear ya; that battle arises at times but our deep breaths can be freaking saviors. Keep changing those habits.

  16. Duke Stewart says:
    at 8:51 pm

    I really enjoyed this post, Ryan. Your point about meditating and breathing deeply is crucial when one is in the middle of a tweet or writing binge. I usually spend about 45-50 minutes per hour working and try to take 10 to go for a walk or just stand in silence to clear my head. It may not seem like much but man, I feel amazing after those precious 600 seconds just thinking about nothing. Sometimes an even better or more relevant idea will come to mind and spring me onto the next hour.

    On a the “fight” point you make, I wholeheartedly agree my friend. There’ve been some bloggers out there who treat this thing like it’s some big race and that couldn’t be farther from reality. We’re all valuable to each other and shouldn’t look at our blogger friends as competition, for we’re only as strong as the company we keep. I love that you bring a couple of folks into the convo and I’ll definitely be having a look at their work:)

    I think that if more bloggers employed tips like the ones you unveiled here, there’ll be tons more kinds ones to befriend on a daily basis! Thanks for exposing us to more of your awesome wisdom, Ryan! Take care bud.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:13 pm

      Thank you Duke. Those 10 minute silent breaks work wonders, don’t they?

  17. Tom Watts says:
    at 11:07 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Sorry I’m late to the comment party, but I’ve actually been fighting some battles!

    Okay so no actual battles, but funnily enough I came to some relevant realizations a couple of weeks ago.

    I realized that I had put so much work into my new blog, and was working so hard to get it out there, that my head had become buried in it and I was suffocating myself.

    I realized that I was trying to move too fast – not always a bad thing admittedly – but in this situation I was burning out. I had spent hours upon hours locked away writing and promoting, trying to push the 50 visitors from yesterday up to 51 today.

    I convinced myself that I HAD to post at least once a week. I HAD to post on Twitter. I HAD to reach out to other bloggers and respond to messages daily.

    I have always set personal goals to stay focused and it’s always been beneficial in the past. This time though, the pressure was negative. Putting unrealistic and unhealthy deadlines on my work was slowly causing my work, relationships and sanity to dissolve.

    I put the laptop down and decided to take a break. To be honest at this point, I wasn’t sure if I’d be coming back.

    I did more things with my girlfriend, met with friends and got a lot of video game time in. Until today it had been almost 3 weeks since my last post. But, the world hadn’t ended… nothing had changed, I felt no different – so did I really ever HAVE to do any of that stuff?

    So after a long weekend of doing everything but writing, I decided to go back onto my blog.

    Something amazing happened.

    Everything flowed more freely and cohesively. I opened up and wrote the article I promised you last time I commented.

    As you’ll see in the article, the switch from business blogging to writing for people is still a work in progress for me. But, I know if I carry on the way I’m going I’ll get there eventually. I can write completely informally and naturally (more like how I actually talk; not like I’m reading a fax machine manual aloud), I just find it harder to stay on topic and fit in the tips I want to – that’s the hard part for me.

    Taking my time and working in slow motion is also an area that needs work. As I said last time, I seem to just vomit all this information into the wordpress editor and then reread and edit it a few times over. It’s the writing equivalent of filming a scene “in one take” – only it’s every single scene – that’s not going to make a good movie.

    So it’s funny that I should read this post today, shortly after I had already come to all of these realizations and revelations. I’m glad you were able to reaffirm the changes in my mind.

    I feel so much more comfortable now that I don’t feel an obligation to obsess over my blog. And as I said in the article, I just wasn’t enjoying it before. With this new lease of life, and blogging in moderation I think I really could. Here’s a link to the article btw: http://tomwattsblog.com/blogging-styles-do-you-know-yours/

    I’m also a Schwarzenegger (didn’t even have to spell check that) fan and a fan of intermittent fasting.

    Hope you’re all good man,

    Tom

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:12 pm

      Tom thank you. No worries my man. I think your timing was spot on; you read this post to affirm the ideas you felt compelled to act upon. Love it dude, and thanks for the awesome comment!

  18. Chris Hufnagel says:
    at 8:32 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Epic. I can completely relate to tip #4 about working slowly. Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed I work slower. I work with a purpose.

    This for some reason gets me in the zone. I close every distraction and almost talk myself through every action I take, making sure it has a purpose.

    Even though I am working “slower” I get more done because everything has a purpose!

    Great read, and be careful with those weapons next time!
    Chris

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:51 pm

      Chris, you summed it up perfectly. That’s it. That’s what working slowly feels like. You talk yourself through each action. I think it’s mindfulness, I guess. Thanks for the clear insight CH.

  19. Peter Beckenham says:
    at 3:34 am

    Hey Ryan and thanks for this exceptional post – the timing was perfect for me.

    Recently I have been sharing (warts and all) posts about various issues of online marketing and I did (to quote you) “struggle” as I gave my blog visitors perhaps too many of my experiences.

    After reading this post and doing quite a bit of meditating (thanks for the heads up with this) I have come to the conclusion that my posts need to be more light-hearted in approach but still with my message of authenticity.

    I will not have to do battle with myself as it’s as plain as day that to keep my readers engaged and coming back I need to adopt a more relaxed style together with a bit of your “Nicaraguan Magic” – minus the machette!

    As always your posts inspite, entertain, educate and provide me with great guidance – and for that I am eternally grateful mate.

    Best wishes from Thailand

    Peter

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:50 pm

      Thank you Peter. Awesome that you’re meditating; it’s the great clarity finder.

  20. Fabrizio Van Marciano says:
    at 6:32 pm

    Hey Ryan what a fascinating post and I can really relate to some of the battles you faced.

    For me it’s distractions, almost everything in my life distracts me and I’m absolutely useless when it comes to focusing on something right now.

    I tend to bounce from one activity to another like some kind of possessed zombie bouncing from dead body to dead body feasting like a wild dog lol.

    I really need to slow down as well, and get some serious sleep too to help me focus better. For me those are my battles, distractions and staying focused on one thing at a time.

    Mediating is hard for me, I can’t seem to clear my darn mind. I love tuning into ambient space music when I’m working of an evening or when the family is out of the house for most of the day.

    I loved this post Ryan, it’s a stark reminder that we have to sometimes be in touch with ourselves, self awareness is a big thing I guess.

    Have a great weekend buddy in paradise. – Fabrizio

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:48 am

      Thank you Fabrizio. Meditating can be a struggle at first; how about this?……don’t try to clear your mind. Let it tire itself out. Just sit. And watch. Be the observer, and honest to goodness it quiets down. Ambient music….love it, wonderful idea.

  21. Clement Lim says:
    at 2:33 pm

    Hey Ryan

    What an epic post! You really captured the internal struggle we bloggers go through as we strive for success.

    As you say, it’s tremendously beneficial if we can avoid getting too caught up in our emotions.

    In Buddhism there a teaching about how to watch our emotions. Simply recognise the emotion and observe it. The very act of doing this will allow us to detach ourselves from our emotions.

    In this way we can learn to act with equanimity.

    Easier said than done, but every small step counts.

    Clement

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:09 am

      Clement those tiny, mindful steps lead to many wonderful opportunities for observation. Like walking up stairs one step at a time, you’re introduced to a new, beautiful world with each recognition and observation. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

  22. Mukesh Dutta says:
    at 2:40 am

    Hi Ryan,

    First time on your blog and wow!!!! what an inspiration!! So now I believe, the roadblocks, the obstacles or anything that keep us away from a great blogging career resides nowhere but within us in our mind.

    Thanks for the post!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:06 am

      Thank you Mukesh. It really is an inside out game, right? Amazing when we delve into the inner world.

  23. Joy Healey says:
    at 7:18 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Your post probably reflects how I felt about blogging a year ago. I was going through a really rough time personally, yet I still pushed myself to get those wretched blog posts out, come what may.

    I’m quite ashamed of one really grumpy post I wrote when things were going badly for me in my offline business. Perhaps I should delete it.

    At one point someone had convinced me I had to blog DAILY…. hello?? Fortunately I soon realized that just wasn’t right (or profitable) for me.

    Just before Christmas 2014 I started going to yoga to try and relax, and that really helped. Meditating is still beyond me (haha) but I’ll try your tip to Fabrizio.

    I hit a real low when my Mum died, about six months ago …. but I still had to get those posts out.

    Then one day I had just “had it”, I couldn’t think of anything to say …. so I wrote about dogs. Yes, dogs – not blogs – dogs.

    I imagined that people would think I was completely nuts and never come back, but actually I got more comments than usual, everyone was very kind and even shared their own doggy stories.

    After that, I’ve calmed myself down and although I usually manage my weekly post, it seems the world won’t end if I miss it.

    Thanks for sharing your own experiences and tips.

    Joy, Blogging from Chilly Harrow (ugh)

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:06 pm

      Joy what a comment! I have been there my friend, as you saw in this post. Keep on keeping on, and you shall enjoy this journey even more 🙂 It really comes down to stopping, when you feel resistant. Gotta be in that split second though. Example; this morning I felt super light. Then after taking a break I felt resistant to finishing up my blog post so I popped into my comments, edited them a bit by beefing them up, and heck I just am enjoying these chats. If I resisted doing this for what I felt I needed to do, that tension grows. I’m decent at dropping everything though to move in the fun, easy direction. Thanks so much for your valuable share!