8 Blogging Excuses that You Need to Release Now

September 12, 2014
If you want me to buy into your blogging excuse, I hack my breakfast from a tree with a machete. I ain't hearing it. We don't do excuses here in Fiji, folks,
If you want me to buy into your blogging excuse, I hack my breakfast from a tree with a machete. I ain’t hearing it. We don’t do excuses here in Fiji, folks.


“Damn. It’s 3:52 PM, Fiji time, and I’m just starting to write my blog post. I still have to finish my eBook (ok cat’s out of the bag, I have a new Blogging from Paradise eBook coming out soon), then on to networking, a bit of TV tonight, reading….How can I never reach 2500 words with that much to do? I mean, if I’m not publishing long posts, there’s no sense publishing.”


I don’t need to reach 2500 words. 2000 is OK. Or even, 1000, for this post at least. So the excuse I was setting up for myself in mind – which I didn’t honor – was, well, bunk.


Imaginary word counts that you buy in to, thinking that your post is good, or bad, based on those counts, are an excuse/limiting belief which prevents many bloggers from writing posts.


Or in the other direction, thinking that short word counts are the way to go, because “people are busy and don’t have the time to read long posts” (i.e., you may be lazy, or wrapped up in a cocoon of limiting beliefs, or afraid to set aside time to write something with some meat) is also another excuse that you need to release now.


Hey I’m Mr. 2500 word or longer post guy, right? Wrong. As I write, I find my groove. As I write more eBooks, and service my clients, 2500 will likely drop to 2000 words. I’ve no clue though; I may write a 3500 word post on Monday, next week. I’m fluid like that but more than anything I listen to my intuition.


Sometimes I may open a new income stream, at the drop of a hat. Like yesterday. I whipped up a page offering my blog consulting services.


If you’re confused about your blog’s direction, or are struggling to generate blogging income, or want to attract more readers, talk to me. I can help you.


The point is this; having someone point out your excuses to you can help you release them. Especially on the blogging front.


I’m writing as I look out on the bay in Savusavu, Fiji. Another quiet one today – hey, everyday is quiet here as not many folks are around – which helps me process what I’m seeing around me in the blogosphere.


Taking different approaches to blogging makes life interesting but in some cases, or in all cases, you must carefully investigate the motivator before you follow your blogging strategy to honestly say whether or not your blogging activities are motivated by excuses or by inspired beliefs.


Like me; I had no idea that I could sell Hootsuite Pro as an affiliate because in my mind…..”Nobody would buy a product from me….” I needed to address that excuse to prosper online through this affiliate channel.


Interview Time


Hey guys, before we go further, the dynamic duo – KC and I – have published our debut video together.


If you want to engineer a freeing internet lifestyle my fiancee and personal development blogging dynamo Kelli Cooper interviewed me today on her blog Life Live Made to Order.


Click through to learn more about how we are living the dream together.


Ryan Biddulph Interview on Live Life Made to Order


On to the excuses…


No Sense Selling Because Nobody’s Buying from Me


If you believe nobody will buy from you, then it is so. If you believe people will buy from you, then they will. It’s simple.  Most newbie bloggers make this excuse, which motivates them to create crappy content, to rarely practice writing, and to either ignore blogger outreach, or to simply connect with failures, or other people they possibly couldn’t learn from.


Get clear on why you’re blogging. Good. Now that you know why you’re blogging – like to be free, and to make your readers free – you’ll only promote products or services that you use, believe in, and feel that clearly vibe with your brand.


I Have no Time to Blog


You have 24 hours today. You *choose* to use them how you choose to use them. You chose to work a job, or you chose to work a job while starting a blogging business part time, or you chose to quit your job to blog full time (I wouldn’t suggest that BUT you’d have plenty of time to blog).




If you value the illusion of security, you may work a job you hate. Or if you value your job’s function, and enjoy it, you work a job that rocks to you. Either way, if you want to know why you think you have no time to blog, you are simply choosing to value something else, right now, over blogging, and engineering a freeing lifestyle.


I valued being free 5 years ago. As I became more clear on my life, and on my blog, that freeing feeling exuded through my being, and I built my day around activities that helped me be free.


That means, that I can write up to 8,000 or more words daily.

Right now I:


  • am writing 2 eBooks simultaneously
  • Publish three 2500 word posts weekly
  • Write for multiple freelance clients
  • Run a new blog coaching business
  • Have appeared on more than 30 blogs in 12 weeks (those interviews and guest posts take time to write, ya know?)

I make time for this stuff, because I value it….and I also exercise 1-2 hours daily, and do travel stuff in Fiji, because I value both activities.


By the way, buying Hootsuite Pro will help save you time too. (I had to write that.)


Nobody Will Read My Blog


Yes they will. I was an unemployed security officer 5 years ago. I knew how to send an email and type in “espn.com”, and now my eBook’s being endorsed by a New York Times Best Selling Author, and my eBook’s chapter on monetization is a study guide for students in a class at NYU.


In case you didn’t know:


  • Unemployed, broke security guards who know how to do 2 things online don’t know jack shizzy about blogging
  • NYU is a school filled with really, really smart kids, who become leaders in business, education and heck, they just about become world leaders too

This means, I worked intelligently and persistently, and overcame obstacles (check out my guest post on Don Purdum’s blog….thanks Don!) to hone my skills, from scratch, to get past that “nobody will read me” limiting belief to reach a point of having plenty of people read me, my eBook and my blog.


Bonus Inspiration: The guy whose blog nobody read 5 years ago will be speaking to a class at NYU in early December.


People will read your blog. Learn the skill of blogging, writing 500 words or more daily, rock it out.


My Design Stinks Because I Have Zero Design Creativity


So do I. I couldn’t create a square box with Photoshop. So I hired my man Phillip Dews and this web designing dynamo created a branded masterpiece. (Thanks PD, and folks, hire him for your design needs)


If you can’t design intelligently, or make your blog purdy, either devote your time and energy to learn the craft, and do it yourself, or hire someone who can do the job beautifully.


Fiji sunset from the beach in front of the crib.
Fiji sunset from the beach in front of the crib.


This excuse, like all, has been ripped to shreds, quickly.


On to the next one.


My Market Is Stale/Stagnant/I Can’t Make Money with It


I write for travel bloggers who want to officially retire, to a life of island hopping, so they don’t need to return home every few months or every year, to either save money for their next trip or who need to work a job to make money for their next trip.


Even successful travel bloggers (click that link to visit my friend Annabel Candy’s blog, she’s a gem who runs a top flight travel blog) want to pick the brain of someone who’s cracked the full time blogger code, so this is a fresh, prospering niche.


I blog for ANY part time blogger who wants to become a pro blogger. You can, too, if you believe that you’re living in abundance.


There is no limit on creative ideas, and creative ideas can be molded into tangible abundance…aka….”money.” Think long and hard about this excuse. The niche does not get stagnant, you do. Money is in consciousness. If you feel some niche is slow, or not prospering, either you don’t enjoy working it, or you’re mired in some poverty conscious limiting belief.


Think abundance. Release this limiting belief.


Well of Course So and So Has a Big Blogging Following and Can Sell Stuff Successfully, He or She Is Famous


I read a well known marketer – who I like by the way – note recently that if you’re not famous, nobody cares about what you have to say. He suggested that you *need* to put loads of facts, data, and studies in each post, to gain any credibility.


Ummmmm…..I have never cited a stat or study in 5 years on either one of my blogs.


I received Chris Brogan’s backing and I’m speaking at NYU – cyber speaking at least via a Google Hangout – in early December.


I have traveled the world for 40 months in a row, living in Fiji and Bali and Thailand, for months at a time, and chilling in Nepal and India and Costa Rica and other spots, for months at a time….and have a pretty good-sized blogging following, and of course, I run a blog I’ve used to engineer this ridiculously freeing lifestyle….and I never backed up my posts with stats.


Here’s my stats/data/facts: Look Below to See Picture


Savusavu, Fiji. Data/facts/proof.
Savusavu, Fiji. Data/facts/proof.


My million dollar view from our home office in Fiji, right now.


How’s that for data?


My experience is my credibility.


If you aren’t living your blogging dreams, right now, do what all freed or famous people do: work your way up from being a nobody in everybody else’s eyes (but have a FIRM belief in self), until more people find out about you, then when more folks know who you are, and you’ve earned credibility, people will buy your stuff and follow you in increasing numbers.


If you want to understand the type of mindset/energy it takes to succeed, follow my good friend Brittany Bullen’s Blog. What an awesome person, who simply gets how to make someone feel special, loved and cared for, through comments, social media and heck, through any interaction.


She’s an up and coming star folks. Mark it down.


Nobody Will Interview Me/Ask Me to Guest Post


Get clear on your blog’s direction. Point your blog in 1 direction. Write about 1 specific topic. Then, folks will know you as “The Blogging from Paradise” guy, or the guy or gal from 1 niche . Good. Clarity down.


Now, write 4 to 6 paragraph comments on authority, relevant blogs for weeks, and months. Bloggers and readers will click through, because they’ll need to learn about this guy or gal who writes such valuable comments….they’ll see your blog, feel your clarity, they’ll clearly know that you’re a guy or gal who does one thing well, and they’ll request to interview you, or ask you to submit guest posts for their blog.


I Can’t Write an eBook


Neither could I. For 4 years. Then I did. I was goaded on to write an eBook about a year ago to the date and it flopped…but I learned much from the experience.


Write 500 to 1000 words each day. Know why you’re writing it; the purer your intent (to be free and to take everybody with me, etc), the easier the words will flow from your mind to the keyword, to your Word Doc.


If there’s one thing that helps you release virtually all of these limiting beliefs it’d be getting super clear on why you’re blogging, and why you chose your niche.


If you’re blogging to be free, and to help others to be free, and if you’re choosing a niche that makes you feel alive (aka, you love blogging about it), these limiting beliefs will melt like an ice cube in a cup of scalding hot tea.


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  1. Amit thanks for reading brother.

  2. Amit Kumar Says:

    Fantastic tips on blogging,easy and motivational. I am truly going to try write more often.
    Thanks for the sharing with us.

  3. Jo thank you.

  4. You made some good points here. I often think ‘I’m never going to achieve this’, or ‘I never going to be like her/him’. I think it’s just a matter of being confindent in who you are. Reading posts like yours always gives me a little bit of a kick. Thanks for that!

  5. Marie thanks for the comment, and you’re doing great.

  6. Marie Says:

    Great post! I love how you call us all out. Until you can be accountable for you actions (or inactions) you can’t move forward and succeed. I admit, I’ve been guilty of a few of the excuses on your list but quickly realised that I learn more from my mistakes then from my successes so I had to stop being afraid of missteps and embrace them, learn from them and be better!

    Thanks for always inspiring us!!

  7. Hi Natasha, Kudos to you for making the jump from employee to entrepreneur! I’d say, opposed to hard work, think about the idea of knowing exactly why you’re blogging for starters. Tie the idea to being free and to freeing your audience. Then, get clear on your ideal reader and build your domain name, tagline and every blog element around that person. Following these tips lessens your workload and maximizes your returns. All the best Natasha 🙂

  8. Natasha Amar Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    I came across this post just when I needed it, so thank you for that. I just transitioned some months ago to a career as a full time blogger and I’m definitely seeing progress. But there’s a long way to go and very often I find myself making excuses.

    Sometimes I tell myself that I don’t have enough time and that’s simply not true. At other times, I feel a lack of motivation because my blog isn’t growing as quickly as I’d like to see it grow. In the end, I know it’s about putting in the hours and the hardwork to build something that I chose over my corporate career.

    Your blog is a great source of inspiration, one that I find myself coming back to over and over when I need to be reminded that sulking and pondering isn’t going to get me the results.

    Thank you!


  9. Cool Akash job done 😉

  10. Akash Says:

    The start from the end, the writing method/skill is just hold me to be read more. Very nicely written. Now i never tell anyone that “I have no time to Blog” for sure!! Thanks for the post.

  11. Hi Donna, That is an awesome way to kill your excuses, love it. As for video challenges they really push you to be your best self, and to grow out of your comfort zone. Thanks so much.

  12. Hi Ryan,

    More sage advice and I love this post! When I catch myself thinking or speaking an “excuse” a red flag pops up in my head. I have learned that when this happens I have to stop whatever I’m doing and delve into myself and ask why?
    Sometimes the answer comes quick, other times it is neuro-linked into that subconscious of mine. I have to face it, fix it, and move on.
    To me, there is nothing worse than stagnation.
    When I first started blogging, I was so afraid of videos. I knew I needed to put them in my blog, so I joined a 30 day video challenge. Now, I can be confident to get out in front of the screen and yack yack yack!
    Thanks again for another great inspirational blog.

    And most of all…your second ebook…woo hooo!


  13. Time is precious Kate, that’s for sure. Thanks so much.

  14. Haha Sandra, thanks so much for stopping by and reading. Great to meet you! Well done! I give you so much credit for working full time, and soldiering on through your autoimmune disease. I have used each excuse on this list many times in the past, so no worries….keep your WHY in mind to knife through them. Thanks again.

  15. Ravi thanks so much. I appreciate your support.

  16. Hi Adrienne, From what I see you’re kicking all excuses in the butt 😉 Thanks so much for the awesome comments, and I’ll keep on chopping down those bananas for sure 🙂

  17. Adrienne Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Okay, so I’m not full of excuses because I conquered but I will say that we all aren’t natural born writers. Granted, when I sit down to write a blog post for the most part if I have a topic in mind then the words just flow.

    I don’t care how many words it has either but for the most part mine seem to run somewhat long too. I’m just long winded and try to fit my personality into them as well so it’s not just all education. I don’t want my posts to be boring. But it does take me literally hours to write one so I’m not the speediest person. I think for people who are write for a living, which you do and many others as well, perhaps your words just flow much better than ours. Not making excuses of course I’m just talking about the time frame it takes us verses you.

    All of the other things you mentioned, you’re right. I figured all of this out on my own mainly because I wanted to know how it’s done. I also was very low on funds at that time so that was a big part of it too but I learned, I didn’t give up and I sure as heck didn’t use any excuses. So what I love to tell my readers is that if this 50 some odd gal who had no experience in any of this either can do this then so can you. There ya go!

    Thanks for this kick in the pants Ryan and by the way, I love bananas. I’m jealous that you have them so readily available for you. Yummy!

    Have a great week my friend and sorry for my lateness.


  18. Ravi Chahar Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Most of beginners give excuses for not to blog for long time.
    When they start their blog and don’t get traffic then they start thinking that no one is going to read their blog posts. I mean it’s not a stuff to think about. The only thing is to work hard and patience.

    Design of a blog matters a lot but it doesn’t mean it’s everything. Bloggers get afraid of not having great design. I think time is the key followed by learning which can solve every problem.

    Not having time is the main and quantity filled excuse. Bloggers give this excuse because they think that spending 2 hours from 24 hours for their blog is not a solution for them. They should have their schedule to spend their day including work.

    It’s such an amazing article.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Hope you are having a successful week ahead.:)


  19. Hi Ryan (my hubby is also Ryan!). I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve come across your blog!! Which rock have I been hiding under!! Then again, my blogging days only begun 4 months ago, so I’m still beginning to sit up and pay attention to who’s who in the zoo. Thank you for this post…I am incredibly guilty of using the excuse that working full time and having autoimmune diseases means I’m too tired to write anything during the week, and only have time on the weekends….and then I wonder why I’m not “famous” as a blogger or have a huge following yet…and I make the excuse that I got into the game late and don’t travel enough and and and…poor excuses!!! Time for me to catch a wake up, work more on my goal of getting out of the rat race, seeing the world and writing kickass blog posts about it!! Oh,and great site…I’m off to read some more of your stuff. You will be the reason I’m tired tomorrow and don’t have energy to write!! Haha.

  20. Kate Says:

    Thanks, Ryan!
    That’s one of the most inspiring posts on your blog. So many good pieces of advice I’ve got from your mouths. Time is the root of any issues. We should value anything we are doing and we can do whatever we want like you are doing. I am really surprised with all your activies you are doing. I guess the more you are doing and interested with your stuff the more you can reach in your blogging career and anywhere else. Nice!

  21. Yep work on those mental tools Sanjay. Thanks much.

  22. Haha no worries Catherine 🙂

  23. Thanks Ryan….I think my comment last night was a late night crazed and tired rant…lol

  24. Hi, Ryan. I’m totally agreeing to these excuses. People make these excuses because they are not confident. I think, such people have to read some personality development books before enter into blogging field.

  25. Andrew, that’s a great point…and in truth, when your WHY in blogging, goes beyond blogging, and really, saving lives, inspiring people to succeed, to move from war zones, etc….then you’ll even do a bit of writing. During my darkest days, I took a few days off but I always knew that some of my readers were living in really dicey situations, and I wanted to be there for them…but point well taken….take care of your mind during these times. Thanks so much.

  26. Hi Patricia, I’d say that travel blogs lend themselves to some branching out, as long as you blog about traveling. Jumping from internet marketing, to blogging, to social media, may be a problem. Thanks so much.

  27. Andrew Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Another great post.

    The ONLY time I can understand when someone says they just don’t have time to write, is when they’re going through personal things in their life that’s seriously effecting them. Dealing with those things are honestly more important than blogging.

    But other than that, like you said, there’s 24 hours in a day and there’s always a way to find time to blog. With blogging comes sacrifices so there’s times you have to sacrifice watching TV or hanging out with friends all the time.

    Great list of excuses here.

    – Andrew

  28. Hi Catherine, Change is fun, right? 😉 I kid a bit but I know how you feel. I have been there. In these moments, craving that freedom more than anything else inspires you to keep blogging, to keep creating and to keep connecting. Meditating works wonders too, for keeping your mind clear during crazy times. Keep on going my friend, you’re doing great!

  29. Yep Ryan, this is a complete list of blogging excuses and I have to say I have probably said them all….and still do sometimes.

    You really have to put it all out your mind, but it can be hard at times to keep the positive and keep those excuses at bay. Today was one of those days for me.

    My 9-5 job is in turmoil, the hospital is having ward closures (mine included) and none of us know where will be working in a few weeks time. I am stressing out about having the job sorted of a job I don’t even enjoy anymore. It’s way past midnight and I have to be at work tomorrow….not great!

    In the midst of that my soon to be 3 year old has given me a day of all days…totally exhausted me, so by the time she got to bed, and I cleaned up the mess of a house, the last thing I wanted to do was sit down and blog. Yes, I did it, but those thoughts of “I can’t do this anymore” have been ever present in my mind today. I have been thinking “I can’t hold down two blogs, work PT, care for an ever increasing demanding 3 year old, and be crazy enough to have a second child”…oh did I mention we are going to start major renovations to our home too, so we will be living on a building site??? Lol.

    If I could come close to throwing in the towel it would be now, as all those excuses of “i dont have time” etc just come rolling in. But….in the end…I am too damn stubborn to quit…lol.

    So another blogging evening has occurred but as I have to be up in 5 hours for work, I really should go to bed….after sharing on Triberr of course 🙂

  30. Patricia Says:

    Hello Ryan! first of all, I love your blog and the way you write, it’s very inspiring and every word you type is full of power, you really must like what you do.
    I always wonder thou, that you insist a lot in focus in one specific topic, but I know lots of successful blogs that write about lots of different stuff. And maybe its more about how they write their posts, than about what they are talking about.

    Example “traveling”, many successful blogs about travel and visiting places. And that’s it, all there is in that topic, meeting people, visiting a city , visiting a town, so do you think is that especific enough? or you will prefer something more specific?

    thanks for everything Ryan keep up with the good work you are doing and for the inspiration every day. Sorry if there is some mistakes in the writing as I’m from Spain and this is my second language.


  31. Nisha you’re doing a fine job. From what I’ve experienced if we keep challenging our limiting beliefs we can release these ideas. Thanks so much 🙂

  32. Nisha Pandey Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    When I started reading this article. I thought, this will be going to small. But, finally you made it bigger. Anyways, Wonderful and big post as all time.

    As a mom blogger, I hardly get time to read such a long post and comment on it. Thats why I rarely comment on your post. This is my biggest excuse but, fact too.

    I am struggling myself to become a pro blogger like you. My 2nd excuse is “my language”. Sometimes, I used to do grammar mistakes while writing as English is my 2nd language. But, still I am writing and improving myself in a better way.

    I read some of your interviews and guest posts. They are awesome.

    Thanks for the wonderful sharing.

    Have a lovely week ahead!

    Thanks for the wonderful sharing.

  33. Nanda, thanks so much for stopping by. This journey will rock for you, so happy you’re on the road to starting and succeeding. Appreciate it.

  34. Jeremy thanks so much, appreciate it 🙂

  35. Hi Ryan,

    I think, this is my first time visit here. Nice to meet you 🙂

    The first thing I see from this blog is that you look very happy in every photos seen here. And it was great! 😀

    Your article is very motivating Ryan, especially for the newbie blogger like me. I enjoyed reading your article, although it’s a long article but it’s worth reading.

    I remember the words of wisdom which says that “everyone feels lack with themselves and see the superiority of others, that’s why we should not feel inferior to others”

    Honestly, I also felt the excuses that you mentioned in this article. But I keep trying to be better at blogging, always learn to write better. Well, I guess I am still struggling 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, Ryan.
    I’ll share this on my social media.


  36. Jeremy Says:

    I love people that smack down excuses … 98% of the time, there is something you can do about a situation … if you want it bad enough! Awesome kick in the @$$ man, love it! 🙂

  37. Annabel thanks so much 🙂 Your blog and brand rocks, and I am OH SO careful with the machete 😉 Have a great weekend.

  38. Hi Ryan,

    You’re a phenomenon! Blogging from Paradise sounds brilliant as does hacking your breakkie off the trees with a machete – although I’m famously uncoordinated so that’s not something I should be trying 🙂

    Thank you for linking to my blog too – I’m honored and it’s so true that everyone needs help and input with their blog no matter what stage they’re at 🙂

  39. Reginald thanks so much buddy. I appreciate all of your support over the years. You too 🙂

  40. 😉

  41. Elsie thanks so much. Will do and you have a great weekend.

  42. Fantastic tips on blogging,easy and motivational. I am truly going to try write more often.Have a good trip in Fiji!

  43. Phillip Dews Says:

    Me too buddy, me too!

  44. Reginald Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Everytime I see you, you are just growing. And you are growing so rapidly!

    Man, I am really happy for you and I think you are rocking it! Keep it up as I think that’s great for you.

    Keep on sharing the good stuffs and have a great weekend dear friend!

  45. Ola it’s my pleasure, thanks for stopping by.

  46. Nathan, I love that your belief system on the buying front is clear. That’s awesome man. Thanks so much for sharing.

  47. YF, always my pleasure and thank you for stopping by.

  48. Hi Kerry, 250 words a day sounds great. Keep up with it daily and you’ll be golden. Thanks so much for your always awesome comments Kerry, and you too 🙂

  49. Olayinka Says:

    Some months back, when i started blogging i hate to write because i feel like am not good in writing for others to read but later i see myself passionate about writing for more these days.

    Thanks Ryan for this great wake up call for every blogger to know about.

  50. Hey Ryan.

    Congrats on the eBook endorsement – you deserve it!

    Mindset, that’s what this post is really about when you pull back the curtains, and a healthy mindset is SO important for success!

    I can definitely related to some of the excuses in this post Ryan…

    When I first started blogging at The Strategic Blogger my mentor suggested we write every day. Now, I really struggle with my writing. Yeah, I can create quality content, but it takes so damn long.

    The advice I was given is “you don’t have to create long posts, shorter is better because people are too busy anyway. The important thing is that you blog daily, or at least 5 times a week”.

    This month I’ll be celebrating my first full year as a blogger, and now I know that the advice above is a load of crock!!! 🙂 but I believed it at first.

    I still struggle to write in a reasonable timeframe, even 500 words a day. So I may chop that in half and start at 250. Thanks for the tip!

    My next stop is Don’s blog, so I’m looking forward to reading your guest post – and taking a look at Kelli’s blog a little later today. 🙂

    Oh, and congrats on your blog coaching service too. I’m sure you’ll see success with that.

    Have a wicked weekend!

  51. YourFriend Says:

    Those were really some common excuses. You eliminated them quite successfully. My favourite is ” I have no time to Blog”.

    Thanks for writing this post 🙂
    Very helpful

  52. Hi Ryan.

    You made some great points.

    People get to associate us with what they perceive us always doing. So as you said, being consistent is the key – whether it be commenting or blogging etc.

    It’s not easy, so I’m working on small steps. Firstly by commenting more, then starting to blog more at the same time.

    As you said: “If you believe nobody will buy from you, then it is so. If you believe people will buy from you, then they will. It’s simple.” I believe people WILL buy from me, and that’s what I’m working towards. Having got this far, there is no room for excuses.

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  53. Lux I love it. Thanks much and enjoy your weekend.

  54. Lux Ganzon Says:

    so i’m releasing them now.

  55. Hi Jens, boy have I been there on both fronts. I’m so happy you’re gaining clarity and moving forward. Thanks so much.

  56. Frank you’re doing awesome 😉 Thanks so much and keep up the great work on your blog.

  57. Hi PD, My absolute pleasure and thank you! Well, I am a teetotaller, so not much of a drinker but we’ll definitely get together for something….they do serve soda in bars too lol….looking forward to it Phil 🙂

  58. Amen to that Bruno. Mastering your thinking helps you release excuses. Thanks so much.

  59. Bruno Buergi Says:

    When I first started with blogging it was really difficult for me. But now with some experience it’s mostly easy to write a blog post. What makes the difference is the habit to write on a regular basis.

    And you are so right about the believe. When you don’t believe that you can make money, nothing happens. It’s definitely about mastering your thinking.


  60. Phillip Dews Says:

    Wow dude cheer’s buddy! Thanks again for your endorsement they all make me feel humbled buddy. So glad you like the new cover! That image of that sunset is amazing, now that would be a great eBook cover in my opinion. hopefully you will decide to use that one next.

    I been quiet on the blogging and social media front this past week working on my new project an neglecting the blogging front. My problem is that I am disorganised when I come to setting out my days and although I can spend a lot of hours in the computer screen I do succumb to procrastinating unless I got a job for a client to do! This really is something I really do need to get over myself with.

    Really looking forward to our trip to NYC next year and it’s going to be one hell of a week for us all! especially Lou’s 40th I think a few NYC Bars are in order that day dude, what do you think?

    Anyway thanks again for the support dude, I really do appreciate it! Have a great day buddy.
    – PD

  61. Thanks for inspiration, Ryan! I am finding blogging excuses all the time. Cannot believe that you can produce 8.000 words a day, and do all those other things as well. You are my new super hero. I struggle to produce a post every two days (English isn’t my first language, but that’s just another excuse, isn’t it?!). Thanks for sharing!

  62. Hey Ryan,

    It’s hard to understand that you’re able to do all this yourself, even if you’d be in an office all day. And, it’s harder to understand that you’re doing it while traveling and living in paradise 🙂 I’m so impressed.

    I have been making blogging excuses for many years. And, usually my excuses was about time. I just didn’t have the time to write a blog post, or I shouldn’t hit publish until my blog post was perfect or long enough (at least 1000 words). Now, things have changed, finally. I just continue to write, and I’m satisfied with whatever I have finished doing. Well, most of the time.

    The same goes for selling. I was going to create my own product, and write an ebook, but I told myself that nobody was going to buy it, so why use that much time and write it? It’s all about the mindset. And, once you turn and start thinking positive things, you’ll end up with a lot more success. That’s for sure.

    Great stuff as always Ryan.

  63. BB please brag, and spread the word 😉 And congrats on your writing offer! As KC said, I’m sure you’ll just rock it out, and be detached and enjoy the heck out of the experience..thanks so much for all of your support and hey, it’s my pleasure.

  64. Hi Kelli/Miss Interviewer, Yep, you nailed it. We are all unknown, then through sharing our experiences, and learning skills, become known. Some data backed posts are OK but I feel it’s a subconscious reflection, that folks won’t trust someone unless they back all up with 3rd party data. Thanks so much.

  65. I second that 😉

  66. kelli Says:

    Hey Brittany
    Congratulations on the opp….no matter what happens it is moving you towards awesomeness per the infallible LOA 🙂 So just be a detached, cool cucumber…
    That last part made me laugh.

  67. kelli Says:

    Hey Ryan
    I really loved this post, as I love all your posts. Every point it spot-on. The one about not having time is a major excuse lots of people use. But, for the most part, it is lame and totally untrue. When people want to do things, they make time for it. It is certainly not easy. The way I see it, when people claim to not have time to do things they purport to really want to do, they actually don’t want it that badly, or their desire for something else is stronger, even though that something is interfering with their pursuit of a better experience.

    And the part about nobody wanting to hear form you unless you are famous so you need posts laden with stats, studies and the like is not something I agree with. While a post like that could certainly be valuable, the best bloggers in their niche are providing invaluable advice based on experiences and insight. Depending on the niche, a post like that would not be considered as ‘desirable.’

    Great stuff!

  68. Holy crap, Ryan, thank you so much for the shoutout! You made me feel so famous just now! Yippee! Blogging is the coolest.

    Case in point– Yesterday I was offered the most legit career opportunity I’ve ever received. I can trace that offer directly to my efforts as a blogger. We’ll see what comes of it, it’s a pretty new nonprofit company, but if it goes big it could be really big… cool stuff!

    I’ll be sharing this one for sure (I’m egotistical that way) =) #sorrynotsorry