How to Become a Blogging Superhero (Even if You Feel Like a Mere Mortal)

  October 17, 2016 blogging tips 🕑 9 minutes read
Kelli and I sans capes when we visited gorgeous Savusavu, Fiji.

Kelli and I sans capes when we visited gorgeous Savusavu, Fiji.

 

Call it the Netflix effect.

 

Arrow.

 

Jessica Jones.

 

Flash.

 

Luke Cage.

 

I’m obsessed with superhero shows on the freaking site.

 

Each show rocks.

 

But more than that….each show makes me feel like I can be a superhero too.

 

Through Netflix Osmosis.

 

It’s a weird process. Backed by biology (I think?). And by being up at 2 AM after living through a binge-watching stupor for the prior 11 hours.

 

Anyway, it go me thinking: what if you too can become a superhero?

 

But even better: A Superhero Blogger?

 

One who leaps over blogging obstacles in a single bound?

 

A blogger who creates content at the drop of a hat?

 

Wowing the pants off of your audience through your cleverness, creativity and one-of-a-kind story telling skills?

 

My Qualifications

 

I kinda live a superhero life.

 

I went from being a depressed security guard to retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.

 

Island hopping from Fiji, to Bali, to NYC.

 

But I’ve also:

 

 

  • Written and self-published 126 eBooks (look at my sidebar to spy a few)
  • Appeared on some of the most famous blogs on earth (prepare for a space…a superhero space)
  • Faced down spitting cobras and kraits (and still published a post on those days!)
  • Developed the fun skill of being able to draw analogies between wacky travel experiences and blogging lessons

 

What I do comes easily to me.

 

Because I don’t chase IT.

 

Because I’ve focused more heavily on BEING versus DOING.

 

Kinda helps to have The Universe aka God on your side for most of the day, versus trying to do things from your mere mortal meat suit.

 

1: BE (Versus Do)

 

I build my blogging day around BEING.

 

Because when you are BEING a superhero, you easily DO superhero type things.

 

Most bloggers DESPERATELY DO, trying to change circumstances (avoid being broke, avoid being average, etc,etc) so they are BEING a chump. Instead of being a champ.

 

Guys, this is a mind screw at first.

 

But you cannot BE a blogging superhero while FEELING like a mere mortal.

 

Or while feeling like a loser.

 

Because the Universe takes you at your beings and feelings, not your doings.

 

Align your energy on waking.

 

Be the person. To become the person.

 

Feel good. Be good.

 

Then, and only then, move into blogging action.

 

A few ideas for aligning your energy:

 

  • Blog for the fun of it
  • Meditate daily
  • Consider EFT tapping
  • Breathe deeply throughout the day, to keep your energy flowing
  • Embrace mental demons you had been resisting
  • Hop into an icy cold shower

 

Each practical tip helps you to be in the moment. Or, helps you to be the blogger you most want to be.

 

“Being” means:

 

  • Being in the moment
  • Residing in the here and now
  • Aligning your energy BEFORE blogging
  • Not working hard, using force or manipulating circumstances

 

Be!

 

Mean, be the bold, empowered superhero blogger you want to be.

 

Then, do.

 

Raise your energy. Raise your energy. Raise your energy. Raise your energy.

 

An Important Note

 

99.999999999999% of blogging advice out there directs you to do stuff.

 

Build an email list.

 

Write helpful posts.

 

Etc, etc, etc.

 

Why do most bloggers ignore this advice and fail miserably?

 

Because they are BEING broke, scared, failing bloggers, and this low energy is not a match for high energy, success-producing advice.

 

They believe that *doing* will change their results. When it is your energy, or *being* a successful blogger that creates the success.

 

Change your energy.

 

Change your being.

 

Magical views from when we visited Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Magical views from when we visited Monteverde, Costa Rica.

 

Profitable ideas, influential bloggers and all types of delish circumstances will find you.

 

And you’ll move into inspired, prospering actions regularly.

 

2: BUBTU (Be Pulled by the Infinite….or by Your Intuition)

 

Be Used By The Universe.

 

Superhero bloggers feel like they are being used by a Higher Power for some greater purpose.

 

Call it God. The Universe. Jesus. Or whichever Infinite Power vibes with you.

 

When I wrote a 6,000 word eBook every day for 90 days in a row I felt like I was being used/channeling/rented out/on auto pilot.

 

I appeared to be writing.

 

But the Universe pimped me out for a minute.

 

Or, I raised my vibe really high, I followed my fun, and was so in the flow that I wrote some of these 6,000 word eBooks in 2-3 hours.

 

The ideas did not stop.

 

I sat.

 

The Universe supplied me.

 

You can only do so much on your own before your Manic Monkey Mind tells you what’s impossible.

 

Spend more time in quiet.

 

Listen to and act on intuitive nudges.

 

Allow your ego chatter to dissolve.

 

God’s instructions remain.

 

Listen to God.

 

God knows a thing or Infinity.

 

3: Grab a Tissue or a Pillow (Release Un-Superhero Energies/Beliefs)

 

I have cried like a baby who’s lost its rattle.

 

I’ve nearly broken my hand punching walls.

 

Eventually – to the delight of my nasal passages, and hands – I kept a tissue and pillow handy when I embraced dark, deep demons disguised as low energies.

 

Because to appear to be a blogging superhero I had to clear our non superhero type, hellacious, angry, grief-filled, anguished energies I’d carried with me throughout my life.

 

I am human. Meaning, I had to embrace and release very human, low energy, confining, limiting beliefs before I could do epic, divinely-inspired things.

 

After taking steps #1 and #2, you may experience a flood of both inspired and nightmarish emotions flow through your being.

 

BEING may be tough for your ego to take, an ego so used to DOING and TAKING ALL THE CREDIT for both your successes and failures.

 

Trusting in Divine Guidance may be a horrifying and terrifying concept for your mind to embrace.

 

So have a tissue and pillow handy for your crying and/or punching sessions.

 

Because you gotta clear out some lower energies – in most cases – before becoming a higher energy superhero.

 

If I appear to be happy most of the time it’s only because I’ve cleared out the depression, rage, anguish and despair that prevented me from being a happy guy.

 

Clearing out that stuff is like eating a sh*t sandwich.

 

But I’ll eat it with relish – not that I’m The Fly – because I know my powers increase exponentially after letting go mental demons.

 

4: Let Go Well-Meaning Mentors Who See You as an Average, Ho-Hum Speck of Dirt 

 

I delved into this top recently on Blogging Tips.

 

Release any blogging mentor who says:

 

  • Nobody cares about you
  • You need to work yourself mad to get people’s attention
  • The odds are stacked against you
  • You are an Underdog
  • Blogging is an endless journey of countless, overpowering obstacles

 

Each belief is a projection of said bloggers, some very un-superhero like limiting belief they cling to, that they gladly project on you.

 

Limiting beliefs are leased. And you can trade them in for empowering beliefs at any time.

 

Follow the most inspiring, empowered, superhero bloggers of the world.

 

If you think my life is magical, follow my blog. Check out my eBooks. Check out my courses.

 

I see *all of you* as superheros.

 

Even if you don’t see yourself as a superhero.

 

Because I believe we are all brilliant.

 

Some of us need a little nudge to see that brilliance.

 

Follow bloggers who help you see the brilliant, god-like form of you.

 

There is no greater form of honesty in appraising a blogger’s ability then in seeing their brilliance, and to remind them of their brilliance. ~ Ryan Biddulph Said This (But the Universe Pimped Him Out, When He Said it)

 

So the next time you hear a well-meaning but mis-aligned blogger talk of “being brutally honest”, you know whether they see themselves and you as superheroes or super zeroes.

 

5: Step into the Spirit of this Affirmation

 

“I do not depend upon people or conditions for my prosperity. God is the Source of my Supply. And God opens channels of unlimited wealth to me, now.” ~ Catherine Ponder

 

You may feel like an utter loser or at best, mere blogging mortal, because you base your energy/being fully on people, or conditions.

 

But when you step into the spirit of this affirmation you will slowly but steadily become totally unaffected by:

 

  • People’s opinions of you
  • Blogging outcomes (traffic, social shares, comments)
  • Financial outcomes

 

Because these people and conditions/circumstances don’t define you.

 

No way in Hades each has any bearing on you being a blogging superhero.

 

You will cease seeing yourself as average, or as an outright loser, when you don’t define yourself on fleeting, illusory appearances, and when you turn to The Divine.

 

Be a blogging superhero by focusing on feeling good and being led, versus allowing results to dictate your energy.

 

Live inside-out!

 

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7: Stop Being So Damn Uptight

 

Relax.

 

Chill.

 

Energy flows freely through chill, largely detached, happy, fun-loving bloggers.

 

Superhero bloggers burst at the seams with free-flowing energy.

 

Few energetic blocks in these cats.

 

On da flip side, a visit to some blogs feels as enjoyable as a trip to a proctologist who uses a spiked mace during examinations.

 

Relax.

 

Let your personality out.

 

Don’t worry about criticism.

 

Write with zest!

 

8: Team with Super Heroes

 

2 words: The Avengers.

 

Augment your blogger superhero powers with those of other superheros.

 

Donna Merrill is a networking blogger supreme and content creating dynamo.

 

Enstine Muki specializes in making money online.

 

We all help each other out through:

 

  • Promoting each other
  • Commenting on each other’s blogs
  • Featuring each other

 

…for the greater good of all aspiring bloggers.

 

Become a more powerful blogging big dawg – or dawgette – by helping blogging big dawgs.

 

9: The Most Important Tip: Follow Your Fun!

 

Blogging heroes differ starkly from comic heroes in 1 regard: we become dynamic, energized, inspired blogging beings by following our fun while most comic heroes follow a pained, serious sense of duty due to some terrible circumstance that they allowed to define their lives.

 

Your super powers flow from your joy.

 

Your god-like abilities flow from your passion.

 

I appeared on some of the most famous blogs on earth because contributors from these blogs LOVED my playful energy.

 

Not because I whipped myself into a rageful, tortured frenzy.

 

No need for something horrible to happen to become a renowned, prolific, inspired blogger.

 

Just follow your fun.

 

What can you talk about all day long?

 

Blog about it.

 

I’ve done some neat things online because…..I had fun doing them!

 

Do you think I could have written and self-published one, 6,000 word eBook every day for 90 days in a row through will power, straining, striving and busting my tuckus?

 

No way.

 

I have a passion for writing. I have fun blogging. I simply shared what I knew about blogging, about my travels and I jammed self help eBooks in there too because I wasn’t anxious about trying to churn out eBooks, how to earn sales through these streams, getting 45,000 five star reviews or any of those outcomes-based, super power dissipating outcomes.

 

Focusing on outcomes is like Kryptonite to your blogging super powers.

 

Your super powers flow from your super passions.

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 7:51 am

    I left a thought 🙂

  2. David Boozer says:
    at 8:11 am

    great post Ryan! I love my superheros too! I am a Superman and Green Arrow fan myself… But they all have their certain appeal I guess. Kind of like a great blog, there are your favorites that speak right to you, and the others that are like Robin to the Batman for you…

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:03 pm

      Hi David,

      A Green Arrow fan? Cool! I am obsessed with the Netflix series. Binge watching as we speak. Episode 1, Season 4. Oliver Queen rocks 😉 So true on speaking to you. I love most superhero characters but resonate with Batman, Superman and Iron Man, along with Thor. Thanks for commenting my friend!

      Ryan

  3. Laura Bronner says:
    at 4:51 pm

    “Because they are BEING broke, scared, failing bloggers, and this low energy is not a match for high energy, success-producing advice.”
    GUILTY. This is a great post Ryan. It brought to light a lot of lies I’m telling myself!
    -Laura

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:43 pm

      Hi Laura,

      I only told these lies to myself 45,000,434 times LOL! NO worries my friend 😉 We expand our awareness, spot these silly little ideas and release them as we believe in abundance, and let go the worn out states of being. Thanks for commenting!

      Ryan

  4. Enstine Muki says:
    at 8:00 pm

    Haahaha Ryan,

    You nailed it again man.

    It takes a superhero to self-publish up to 126 books within this space of time.

    Superheros are people who step out of the ordinary and that’s what you’ve done man.

    8 result-driven tips. I remember when I got into blogging. I used to read Zac Johnson and John Chow. Today, being place on the same desk with Zac and Donna makes me feel fulfilling.

    Thanks for the wonderful shout out buddy.

    You are awesome.

    Ps: still waiting to get yours spoken about on my blog 😉 I fired you a mail sone weeks past

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:49 pm

      Hi Enstine,

      ALWAYS my pleasure brother! You are definitely up there buddy. Keep on inspiring! Oh shoot; I’ve not seen your email yet. Could you re-send? Sorry about that. Thanks for the comment!

      Ryan

  5. Edwin Torres says:
    at 10:26 pm

    Ryan tsk tsk I can’t believe you like the show Jessica Jones! I checked it out and hated it. DareDevil on the otherhand was amazing and I heard Luke Cage is really good too. Haha, all kidding aside awesome post 🙂

    Quick question…

    You said you meditate daily. I did mindfulness meditation for two months and towards the end it was feeling more like a chore than something I enjoyed doing to relax. Any advice for getting past that?

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:09 pm

      Hi Edwin,

      Ha! Truth be told, we loved episodes 1-3 but are stuck on 4 😉 Too into Arrow and Luke Cage. Funny story: I used to play basketball with Famous Amos aka, Richard Taylor. From my hometown in NJ. Awesome kid. As for meditation, sitting through the feeling of “this is a chore” is the most direct way for that feeling to pass. But if it feels heavy/chore-like for a month or longer, every day, you can consider walking meditations too. Or another vehicle/practice for expanding your awareness, like Thai Chi.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Ryan

  6. walter Pedersen says:
    at 11:35 pm

    HA!! Fantastic 4 Post ( My favorite super hero team ) you my friend hit it right on the target mark just like the green arrow, are we Super heroes yes indeed we are the pioneers that are paving the way to future marketers “on ward and up ward” relentless In our struggles to accomplish, success and greatness In our path.

    Good job my Super hero friend.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:43 pm

      Hi Walter,

      Fantastic 4! One of my faves. I recall the old cartoon before the new movies, which were A-OK. We are trail blazers. Super heroes. Each and every one of us. All we need to do is remind ourselves of this to tap into our True Power. Thanks buddy!

      Ryan

  7. Donna Merrill says:
    at 12:27 am

    Hi Ryan,

    I first want to thank you for the mention – I need a red cape now to fly lol. Not really, I can fly with an out of body experience, but later for that one.

    I love this particular blog because you shared your inner most “secrets” and did so for the benefit of others. That’ is what a Superhero does and you are my friend. A superhero is not afraid of being truthful…sharing the good, bad and ugly. Nor fearful of limitations. They lead a life of joy and rely on intuition more than the limited left brain.

    I can resonate with you when you shared how you wrote with such ease…things just pouring out. That is when we are at our best. When we “Let go and let God” as the old saying goes. Because it is true….God, the universe, whatever one calls their higher power….. Once we connect with that and allow it to flow, it takes us to places we never would even think about ourselves.

    Now back to the phone booth to change into my Superhero attire lol.

    Thanks Bunches!
    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:07 pm

      Hi Donna,

      You got it! I’m happy you’re out of the phone booth LOL! You are awesome-sauce and this comment shows this, once again. Because connecting to this Higher Power and allowing God to flow through us is the way to go. THE WAY! Because as you say, it takes us places we could never possibly dream of. Sometimes we fight this Infinite Power but over time, I’m surrendering into my higher self more and more each day. So much dang easier that way 😉 Thanks for sharing!

      Ryan

  8. Grant Merriel says:
    at 12:59 am

    Another great post Ryan! I especially like tip #8 teaming up with superheroes. Indeed, if one needs to be successful in their blogging profession (or any profession), finding individuals whom they can team up with or call for help, or ask advice, etc. will surely make you more invincible.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:00 pm

      Hi Grant,

      This is one of my secrets. Making friends and helping folks out makes our lives infinitely easier. Or, more superhero like 😉 Just team up by promoting other pros, by commenting on their blogs and by helping them out in as many ways as possible. Then, the next step is to become invincible 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

      Ryan

  9. Amar kumar says:
    at 4:49 am

    Hey Ryan,

    No one is born interesting. Even though I may like to think that I’ve been a compelling individual since an early age. The truth is we need to continually feed ourselves with inspiration and knowledge to churn out ideas at the rate of a Superhero.

    To do this, we need to make sure we’re consuming lots of existing high quality content and need to Follow the right people and brands on social, set up Google Alerts for relevant keywords, and join useful groups on Facebook and LinkedIn that foster good discussions. And also need to make sure we capture all that inspiration from the Ideas step. Brainstorm ideas and have a running schedule of the topics which we want to cover to help give us the extra push. Doing this effectively will give us a pool of topics to get blogging on.

    Once we’ve developed our blogging tone, we’ll achieve a level of consistency which will not only make it easier to write blogs on a whim, but also help build an audience base. If our tone resonates with audience, they shall return more often. It’s also important to have a real passion for the subject which we are writing about. Very few readers will bother to read a blog that has a headline that doesn’t lure them. So should create headlines that grab the attention of readers and make them want to find out more. Include keyword phrases for SEO purposes, but also make sure that our headline is magnetic enough to lure readers in. Eventually, thanks for sharing much interesting thought with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:24 pm

      Hi Amar,

      Finding your tone really helps the super hero come out 😉 Because nobody will be able to imitate you, and when no one imitates you, you will become the super hero you were always destined to be. Write, write and write some more to find that tone. And let the magic flow 🙂 Thanks for the comment!

      Ryan

  10. Luke says:
    at 1:27 pm

    Love these thoughts! Thanks for sharing Ryan. The one question I have for you is…….
    Do you really take icy cold showers? Boy I cant handle those, they sure wake you up tho.
    🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:29 pm

      Hi Luke,

      Twice a day! Yessir! Love ’em. Even though at first, I hated the ice cold shower bit. Now my tolerance has increased. So I’m able to enjoy the experience more than feeling terrified of these ice jobs 😉 Thanks for reading!

      Ryan

  11. Jane Sheeba says:
    at 1:44 am

    Hey Ryan,

    I can very much relate to what you are talking about. And I can certainly sense positivity all through myself when I was reading the post from the top.

    Being – that’s a brilliant concept and I believe so much in that stuff. Merely doing things is different from “getting your be moment” before you even start thinking about doing things.

    The mindset – that’s so powerful and helps achieve things in a totally different and a smart manner.

    Thanks for the wonderful share.

    Jane.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:21 pm

      Hi Jane,

      Well said 😉 Getting in that BE moment is the change, the shift, the big difference. Because then, in the moment, your doings will reflect your being. Night-day difference in most cases. Thanks so much for commenting!

      Ryan

  12. Sherman Smith says:
    at 8:12 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Sometimes following a bunch of rules and regulations makes you real uptight. You just can’t be yourself and it takes the fun out of blogging for you and for your audience.

    I’m definitely hip to “Being”. Being in the moment as the blogger delivering fun content that makes each person that reads it feel like you’re talking directly to them gives you that “oneness”.

    I’ve been getting that a lot this year specifically despite the fact I don’t publish a new blog as frequently as I use to. It feels more comfortable and I can just “Be” as I also focus on other things.

    Great post Ryan! Have a great weekend!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:56 pm

      Hi Sherman,

      REALLY see your being-ness coming through your posts dude! Big time. I can feel it. From your energy to personality to writing style, letting go and surrendering into the flow makes us irresistible to like-minded folks. Like a magnet, that needs not work or exert effort to draw in whatever is attracted to it. Thanks for sharing!

      Ryan

  13. Neena says:
    at 8:59 am

    Hi Ryan,
    Great post and a good kick in the you know what. So many times I need to remind myself to stop playing small. I am who I want to be. So, I need to focus being who I am. It’s an abstract concept but it really does work. And true, when you enjoy who you are everything just flows.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:48 pm

      Hi Neena,

      Timely comment! As I add all my 126 eBooks to my sidebar, and build a products page for my soon to be, 4 products, I remind myself to NEVER hide away and to never play small. I used to hide away. Feeling scared to share my offerings. Now my blog will be rich with all my products and eBooks because it’s time to share ’em all with the world. Thanks for sharing!

      Ryan

  14. Natalie says:
    at 5:08 pm

    I love this post! I know that I feel as if I was just going through the motions before I took a months-long blogging break this summer. I’m usually super, super positive and upbeat–especially about the things I love–and I found myself plodding through the monotony of blogging back in April. After coming back (on my own terms!) in early September, I’ve found myself with a much more relaxed attitude towards my blog, and I’m back to having fun again instead of just doing the daily grind thing. LOVE your upbeat attitude, and you’re definitely a blogging superhero (90 days worth of new e-books!? WHOA.)! 😀

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:56 am

      Hi Natalie,

      I’ve been there! I actually felt the lower energy blogging thing with comments. Felt like a drag. So I closed ’em down for months. Opened ’em when I had fun again, commenting and responding to comments. It’s that relaxed, chill attitude you mention which is the optimal vibe. So glad you’re back on track Natalie 😉 And thanks for the comment!

      Ryan

  15. Mark says:
    at 7:23 am

    Awesome stuff Ryan!

    As per usual I might add!LOL!You have really nailed and shared
    some incredibly powerful,ways of attracting any and everything which
    is needed in any given moment.

    And once one discovers and truly understands, it all starts from within our
    deepest most recurring thoughts and not from outside sources or
    other props!

    Things are about to get really interesting and our purpose becomes far more
    gratifying and meaningful!

    Which ultimately leads to some of the other material goodies we often try
    and pursue, instead of learning how to attract!

    Just another outstanding post my friend! And big congrats on some of your many,
    extremely noteworthy accomplishments!

    Thanks for giving us a delightful peek,inside the mindset of a
    blogging/entrepreneurial superhero! It’s totally fascinating!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:28 pm

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks bro! You said it; it all starts from within. And when you understand this truth you can have fun, enjoy the ride, trust in the process and yep, you attract all that sweetness and goodness without needing to strain and strive for it. This inside-out experience is SO much more fun than the outside-in, pushing, straining and forcing gig. Thanks for commenting!

      Ryan

  16. Samba siva says:
    at 8:35 am

    Ryan,

    How the hell was you able to publish 126 Ebooks. Because, i am really working hard for writing my first ebook. Why don’t you publish some tips and tricks on writing ebooks ?

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:58 pm

      Hi Samba,

      I wrote a handful of eBooks on that topic for the super duper low price of $1.99…..treat yourself!

      I love writing, so I wrote, and wrote….and wrote 🙂 I also devoted all my energies to writing eBooks during a 3 month stretch in 2014 as I let go networking and all that other good stuff. I even pulled back on publishing blog posts.

      So much of the 126 was really loving what I did – writing – so everything was in the flow.

      Ryan

      PS….Thanks for the blog post idea 🙂

  17. Lena says:
    at 7:12 pm

    Loved this one, Ryan! I’m guilty of jamming, straining, forcing and all of the above with my blogs, feeling terrible about it and seeing no results. Thanks to you, I’m doing it differently this time.
    I love how you mix practical with LOA, this resonates with me greatly. My favorites from this post were: ‘Align your energy on waking. Be the person. To become the person.’ and ‘Limiting beliefs are leased. And you can trade them in for empowering beliefs at any time.’ Damn, good stuff. And of course, as always, you made me laugh.
    Thank you,
    Lena

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:22 pm

      Hi Lena,

      OH have I been there LOL 😉

      I am aware of these tendencies popping up at times these days too. Straining and forcing and manipulating are markers of fear. Feeling and acting on fear moves us away from love and fun. I dig how you became aware of this shift Lena. First big step toward being, not doing, and aligning by seeing how the LOA influences all moments.

      Thank you and as my wife Kelli says, Happy Manifesting 🙂

      Ryan