Is your blogging strategy really your blogging strategy?
I tried to drive search traffic for years. Nothing seemed to come together with Google traffic. I also tried to build a large, responsive email list. Nothing seemed to come together for me through email marketing.
What was my problem?
I tried to follow other blogging strategies preached by bloggers who experienced success with these strategies instead of:
- doing what worked for me
- doing what felt fun to me
- doing what felt right to me
- doing what worked for my readers
- doing what my readers enjoyed
- guest blogging
- commenting genuinely on blogs
- live broadcasting
- recording and uploading videos
My readers enjoy:
- my blog posts
- my guest posts
- my genuine blog comments
- my live broadcasts
- my recorded and uploaded videos
Since both me and my readers enjoy working and consuming content through the above channels I worked each because my blogging strategy works for me and my readers. However, few bloggers get clear and confident enough in following their unique strategy for fear of:
- stepping away from the herd
- deviating from blogging strategies taught by most top bloggers
- triggering self-conscious limiting beliefs related to following your passion versus following the blogging crowd
Do you follow a blogging strategy that feels fun to execute? Or do you soul-less-ly, robotically and mindlessly follow strategies taught by top bloggers solely because pros advise doing specific things to succeed? Blogging is passion. Either follow your fun to succeed or lack passion and fail. Everything depends on your personal blogging decision.
Following your passion positions you to succeed because passionate bloggers working a strategy that feels right to them become:
- detached from traffic and money outcomes
Generous, patient, persistent, trusting, detached bloggers prosper. Bloggers who embody those qualities succeed. But adopting these qualities means feeling good about following your unique blogging strategy even if some tactics deviate from traditional blogging schools of though.
Passion Beats Robots
Most bloggers struggle because most robotically follow blogging advice from pros without feeling the advice through personal experience. Does list building feel good, fun and freeing to you? Do it. Follow your passion. Success awaits through the strategy. Does list building feel bad to you? Don’t do it. Stop robotically following list-building tips because robots fail. Let go list building. Find strategies to work that you feel passionate about to succeed online.
How you feel while you work dictates if you succeed or fail blogging-wise. What you do without passion is similar to doing nothing at all because the Universe is in feelings, not doings.
How you feel while you work dictates if you succeed or fail blogging-wise. What you do without passion is similar to doing nothing at all because the Universe is in feelings, not doings.Click To Tweet
Have you noticed how some bloggers work their tail off but spin their wheels? Do you see bloggers who work diligently for years but never seem to go anywhere? Each of these bloggers mindlessly, robotically and fear-fully follows blogging strategies not resonant with their passion but completely resonant with popular convention. They are doing a lot but their feelings projected to the Universe scream:
mirroring blogging failure back to them.
As you may know by now, the Universe does not tally your doing but definitely senses your feelings.
Meanwhile, passionate bloggers who follow their genuine strategy break some traditional blogging rules and succeed quite nicely.
Do something you love doing. Blog for the joy of blogging. Fall in love with the process. Succeed.
Embrace your unique blogging strategy. Let go tactics that feel heavy, old or worn out. Let go dispassionate blogging to make room for passionate blogging.
Even though you will likely follow mainstream blogging advice in some regards be prepared to deviate from the norm to both follow your passion and to best serve readers who enjoy your blogging style. Traditional blogging rules that I break by following my passion resonate with the needs of my readers. Finding the mix between following my unique blogging strategy and meeting your needs is always paramount in my mind.
Stop mindlessly doing what pro bloggers tell you to do. Follow your blogging passion first and foremost or else you will bury yourself in the blogging graveyard of failure.
Your readers will be happiest when you are the happiest blogger you can be. Following your genuine blogging strategy gives you the greatest blogging happiness. Being happy also helps you:
- spot reader problems
- solve reader problems through your content
since feeling good cultivates:
- generous service
in your being.
Follow your blogging strategy to thrive online.
I recorded a video reminder a while back.
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