Most bloggers struggle because few have any idea what to expect.
Successful bloggers who hit the ground running set realistic expectations for a long term approach to blogging.
Discussing a few critical ideas to keep in mind gives you a basic guide to follow on your blogging journey.
Holding these ideas grounds you in reality. Once you know the truth about blogging you can proceed from a calm, confident perspective void of hurry, panic, desperation or any foundation-shattering delusion.
Blogging certainly opened my eyes.
15 years ago, I was a shy, retiring, fired security guard. I had no clue what I wanted to do in life. But I did know what I did NOT want to do. No more 18 hour days working for someone else. Holding this intent gave me clarity. I chose blogging as my entrepreneurial medium of choice.
Blogging is a mindset game before all else because the actions you take, feelings you emit and the thoughts you generate all flow from your mindset.
Do you want to thrive online?
Keep a few pressing ideas in mind to blog effectively and abundantly.
Blogging really is between the ears because success you experience begins in the inner world.
Blogging Is Simple but Sometimes Highly Uncomfortable
Creating and connecting is simple.
Anyone can write and publish one blog post. Anyone can drop one genuine blog comment.
Writing and publish 500 posts and dropping 10,000 genuine comments over 5 years feels incredibly uncomfortable at times.
Doing simple things for years unearths deep unconscious fears that need to go in order for you to succeed. Pros wade through fear to thrive. Everyone else turns around, struggles, fails and eventually quits or blogs for an audience of crickets.
Do simple things patiently, persistently and genuinely, even when discomfort arises.
Blogging is simple but sometimes highly uncomfortable.
You Have No Clue What the Hell You Are Doing As a Newbie
One bizarre trend makes me chuckle because I fell prey to this weird mistake. I had no clue in hell what I was doing as a blogging newbie. Yet I blogged.
How can you blog successfully if you have no idea how to succeed?
Invest money in coaching, a course and eBook to learn how to blog successfully.
Practice Writing Diligently
Write 500-1000 words daily in a Word document.
Delete the document to detach from your writing.
Hone your #1 skill: writing.
Skilled writers land sponsored posts revenue, ad revenue, eBook sales, course sales and coaching clients because readers test blogging skills based on how well bloggers write.
Practice writing offline.
Never practice *only* when you write blog posts because you likely post way to infrequently to build up significant practice sessions.
Humbly Learn from Pros
Be humble to learn how to blog from pros.
Follow pro bloggers. Read their posts. Open your mind.
No one knows it all. Pros in every field consistently learn from fellow professionals.
Some bloggers keep current on the latest tools and apps, Follow these leaders to use the best solutions to amplify your blogging success now.
Other bloggers keep their finger on the cyber pulse of various social media trends. Learn from these pros to use social media effectively based on the current day climate.
Be humble to be nimble.
Life is change.
Humble bloggers grow through change by learning from experienced bloggers.
Invest Time, Energy and Money to Do it Right
Blogging is a business requiring a significant time, energy and money investment in order to blog successfully.
Spend 2-4 or more hours blogging daily if you blog part time.
Spend 6 to 8 or more hours blogging daily if you blog full time.
Generously create and connect. Promote yourself too.
Blogging gives you what you give blogging.
- your domain and hosting
- a premium theme
- your blogging education
to blog intelligently and effectively.
Fear Kills Blogging Careers
Every struggling, failing, quitting blogger refuses to face fear, turns around and quits.
Fear kills blogging careers.
Successful bloggers face fear, feel fear and proceed. I cannot stress enough how I had to face all types of deep and subtle fears to blog how I blog today. I was a laid off security guard who had only worked jobs for nearly a decade. Imagine fears I faced to become an island hopping, pro blogger?
Face your fears. Stare fears dead in the eye. Feel these unpleasant energies. Proceed. Every dream you intend to live sits on the other side of your fears.
I spend at least 3 hours daily managing my energy to better become aware of my fears. Doing so allows me to face, feel and release fears, to blog from an abundant, success-conscious, chill energy.
Consider meditating, doing Kriya yoga, doing yin yoga and power walking if my routine vibes with you.
Blogging does not need to be some seemingly impossible, monumental journey. Sure things feel tough sometimes but holding each of these ideas in mind smooths out your blogging journey.
Blogging becomes easier if you know what to expect.