6 Smart Steps to Increase Blogging Success

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  June 25, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 7 minutes read
Crib where we house sat in Doha Qatar

Crib where we house sat in Doha Qatar

 

(Updated 6/25/2021)

 

A tiny, iridescent buzz saw whizzed by my dome.

 

When I lived in the remote jungles of Costa Rica for 6 weeks I saw brilliant hummingbirds work the flowers by the house. Said hummers flew by my head at the speed of sound, it seemed.

 

Forget trying to follow their wing beats;  the fastest hummingbirds beat their wings at 80 beats per second, a blinding rate not detectable to the naked human eye.

 

How to Become a Successful Blogger

 

Picture 46,000 Ryan Biddulphs wrapped up in a few ounces of feathers with a cute little barbed, forked tongue, and you have the energy of one of these hummingbirds. These little guys show that getting your energy right first helps increase your blogging success mad fast.

 

Hey; becoming a successful blogger takes years. Ain’t no short cuts here. But if you do it right, you will experience a steady, quite quick, meteoric rise while your blogging neighbors either struggle terribly or find success in fits and starts, seeing months or years or seemingly slow growth, a little burst, then, nada happening for long periods of time.

 

Benefits of Reading this Post

 

  • learn how to increase your blogging success stupid quickly (duh)
  • leapfrog common blogging problems to feel the sweet success of being a pro blogger in years, versus…like….never
  • genuinely have fun on this blogging journey as you see greater success in less time

 

Let’s dive in my little sweet robbins, shall we?

 

1: Do Your Energy Work

 

I know you want to beat the feces out of me by now.

 

All I gab about all day long; energy-work.

 

Did a delightful little blogging fairy sprinkle blogging pixy dust of my square-jawed dome to facilitate my transition? Hell no.

 

Did I wake up one day to see my life dramatically changed from laid off, broke, ruddy security guard to a guy who changes time zones like most folks change their minds? Hello no.

 

Did I mindlessly work my ass off to go from security guard to pro blogger? No. Awwwww hell no. Water buffalo work hard. Beasts of the field work hard. Human being bloggers should elevate their energy by purging fears to do more from love so they can be energetic dynamos.

 

Stuff to Be

 

Everything you do online is the byproduct of your energy. Every moment you vibe either predominantly from Love, or fear. Managing your energy through:

 

  • meditating
  • yoga
  • exercising
  • prayer
  • eating a nutritious diet
  • doing stuff like jumping into icy cold showers

 

helps you increase your blogging success dumb quickly because you will:

 

  • face, embrace and release blogging fears
  • become more fearless
  • become more generous
  • be more detached
  • have more fun, so you stand out like a gringo in the remote jungles of Costa Rica, and so you develop a world renowned blog and brand

 

The quickest way to increase your blogging success fast is to follow a morning energy ritual on waking. You got mine above. 1 hour or longer. Daily.

 

2: Pay Money to Hire a Skilled Blogging Coach or to Buy Blogging Courses

 

Pay money to hired skilled blogging coaches to point out your blind spots. Coaches reveal what you need to change to succeed even if your ego seems blind to these errors.

 

Coaches need coaches. Pro bloggers need coaches. Newbie bloggers need coaches. Mediocre bloggers need coaches. Every blogger can use coaching.

 

Istanbul Turkey

 

If you wanted to study rocket science, or brain surgery, only those with the intelligence and deftness of a drunk stable boy who’d been kicked in the head 72 times by a prized jackass would say to themselves:

 

“Me think good idea to study rocket science or brain surgery through free blog post alone. Me think me Captain Caveman instead of drunk stable boy. Me’s think I learn really good by put together 34 free blog posts with no pattern or in no order.”

 

Hey Cro Magnon, or Mullet Wearer of Hats Worn Slightly Askance, buy a course or hire a coach so you can learn blogging:

 

  • in the proper environment (a blogging course is like a cyber classroom)
  • through proper formatting (courses lay out information in seamless fashion)
  • from that really good, accomplished, abundant feeling of “I paid money for this course so I am super excited to sit down and learn this blogging stuff, right now.”

 

Buying courses cuts your blogging learning curve by years, accelerating your blogging success. Learning through online courses is like sitting in a classroom learning from a teacher working off of a syllabus, versus trying to dig through a free newspaper for the last 5 years, trying to piece together articles that can solve your blogging problems.

 

Humble Yourself

 

Pro bloggers need to humble themselves to learn from fellow pros.

 

Perhaps you believe that you have all the answers. Pros may feel like they know blogging inside-out. But top pros humbly ask for help from other pro bloggers. Pros who hit an ego-induced ceiling never reach the upper echelon. How can you succeed by claiming to be a know-it-all? The best bloggers learn from other bloggers to round out their blogging skillset.

 

3: Write Your Ass Off

 

Write 1000 words daily in a Word document.

 

The number one blogging skill is writing.

 

Write daily. Gain confidence and clarity in your writing voice. Drive traffic to your blog. Land more guest posts on top blogs. Increase your blogging success exponentially.

 

Never let a day pass without writing for at least 5 minutes. Best-selling author John Grisham set aside 5 minutes for writing daily despite being an attorney. He worked long hours at the practice but never ditched his writing practice.

 

Put in the time. Write. Boost your blogging success.

 

Writing is your prime blogging skill to develop. Do not write only when you publish posts. Write offline. Perfect your blogging craft. Write in private to shine on a public blogging stage.

 

4: Don’t Be Shy; Monetize

 

“I recall the first time I picked up a paycheck from my 9-5 job. I felt embarrassed. A little ashamed. Felt awkward. I felt bad accepting money from the company because hey, it’s their hard earned money they are paying me. They could have spent it anywhere, but they spent it on me.”  ~ No Employee In The History of Civilization

 

Why do you feel so bad about receiving a neutral energy called “money” through your blog when no human being in existence feels bad about accepting money as an employee?

 

Apologetic Disclosures

 

After reading some blogger’s affiliate disclosures, you would have thought said bloggers personally administered their own homemade colonoscopy consisting of a PVC pipe coated in rusty nails and fire ants, to their readers, they feel so damn bad about receiving money via sales made on their blogs.

 

Monetize your blog immediately if you have not done so already.

 

Succeed more quickly with your blog. Get comfortable with receiving money for services rendered.

 

5: Ask Quality Questions

 

“Can a drunk opossum make $54,000,000 on Adsense on a Blogspot blog?” ~ Quora User

 

As a rule, struggling bloggers ask insignificant questions and as a rule, struggling bloggers follow terrible advice. As a rule, a struggling blogger gets phenomenal, proven advice from pro bloggers, ignores the advice, then asks the same question 30 times over the next year, claiming that nobody gives them good advice and is only after their money.

 

Red-legged honeycreeper, scaly-breasted hummingbird and a crimson-backed tanager

Red-legged honeycreeper, scaly-breasted hummingbird and a crimson-backed tanager El Valle de Anton Panama

 

Ask clear, simple, quality questions of skilled, pro, established bloggers. Pay strict attention to the answers. Take notes on the answers. Study the answers. Put the answers into action for the next 6 to 12 months. Increase your blogging success mad quickly.

 

6: Optimize Posts for SEO

 

Optimize blog posts for SEO to increase your blogging success.

 

SEO-optimized posts draw Google traffic.

 

Traffic from Google:

 

  • yields targeted readers
  • drives passive traffic
  • boosts your blogging credibility

 

Google is the most trusted search engine. Visitors who find your blog through Google tend to see your blog credibly.

 

Accelerating your blogging success demands that you blog deliberately. Drive search traffic to mindfully boost your traffic and profits.

 

Optimizing blog posts for SEO requires ample learning, practice and mastery. Write detailed blog posts. Publish in-depth, 1500 word or longer posts. Use a plug-in to add SEO details. Answering reader questions thoroughly leads to effective optimization. Find the SEO-optimizing sweet spot by writing diligently. Become a clear, confident blogger.

 

Drive search traffic to accelerate your blogging success.

 

Conclusion

 

Increase your blogging success by focusing heavily on the process. Concentrate little on outcomes like traffic and money.

 

Successful outcomes manifest if you focus almost exclusively on the blogging process.

 

Video

 

I recorded a video explaining one tip for travel blogging success.

 

Watch it here:

 

1 Simple Tip for Travel Blogging Success

 

  1. Susan Velez says:
    at 11:38 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Great tips and because of you, I am writing more content per day than I did when I first started my blog. You’re right, as a blogger, you need a lot of content for your blog, guest posts and of course Kindle eBooks if you write any.

    It’s crazy how much time I spend writing. The cool thing is that since I have been writing 1,000 words daily for some time now, it’s a lot easier to sit down and write a 2,000-word blog post.

    I still remember when I used to struggle to write that much content in a day. Now I find myself writing in excess of 4,000 words per day sometimes.

    Like you said, it just takes practice and consistency. Just like anything else that you want to get better at, you just have to keep doing it.

    Oh and I totally agree about investing in your blogging education. It’s so much easier and quicker than trying to do everything by yourself for free.

    Thanks for taking the time to share these tips with us.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:58 am

      Super Sue! I dig you hopped into the daily writing habit thingee. Makes life easier, right? Or, write? 😉 Writing daily makes writing easier, and writing more easily helps you become prolific. Most bloggers wonder how you do it, being stricken by writer’s block, but you dissolve those energies just by sitting down and writing your 1K a day. Thanks much 🙂

  2. Ron Tuch says:
    at 4:39 pm

    Another great post Ryan!

    I’ll say this: people need to learn the difference between an investment and an expense, good debt vs bad debt. It makes absolutely no sense to chase information helping you succeed and providing you a long-term sustainable income and expecting it for free with and with no effort invested. How we got to become a microwave society expecting everything for nothing is beyond me! Plain and simple: to succeed you must invest. Knowledge, tools, and education (coaching) will only shorten your learning curve and hasten your path to achievement.

    On the same topic of wanting everything to happen now, we must focus on how to educate ourselves. These days, people just do a simple google search and take the first thing they see as expert advice. Instead of going through the learning process, we take the easiest (usually least efficient) route. It pays (literally) to go down the rabbit hole and learn as much as you can so you can gain a thorough, theoretical understanding of your craft that allows you to apply it, learn from it and gain real-life experience.

    Just my thoughts! 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:56 am

      Excellent Ron. It’s funny but a few moments ago I saw an example of the love of ease, and how folks can be swayed by bright, shiny objects. I answered a question for an affiliate marketing eBook being released. I hopped on the opportunity to reach out to folks. But when I saw the ad copy on the release aka landing page I cannot get clear on promoting it. Why? Almost all the emphasis is on money, and outcomes, and millions, and that is exactly what fucks up this journey for so many bloggers and marketers. Who do you think you will attract by focusing solely on money outcomes? Fearful people. Lazy people. Desperate people. It’s like placing a trough full of rotten vegetables in front of a pig; no way they can resist. Nope….the long term profits, loyal, heart-centered tribe and fun, and freedom, and love, are had by focusing on the process, not the results. Thanks brother!

  3. Freddy G. Cabrera says:
    at 5:33 pm

    I’m vibing with these blogging tips, Ryan!

    One of the most important things I’ve learned when blogging, and one that has helped me start to actually make money from my blog, is to work on my relationship with money.

    At the beginning, I was too afraid to ask for a fair amount of money for my work. I wanted to really help people, and I started to give away a lot of great work for free. I got so busy doing this, I forgot to help myself!

    I think you have to work on your relationship and beliefs with money before you even try to start to build a relationship with your niche audience.

    You gotta know exactly how much you are worth and the work you do for others!

    We don’t live in a utopian paradise! … yet!

    We don’t necessarily need this paper money, duh! …. but what we do need is the Access and Opportunities that paper money allows you to have. This is the world we live in today, and we must set our self-worth immediately when starting a new blog.

    You have to be as clear as water with your goals and intentions with your blog! … if not clearer! … well, I don’t know what can be clearer than water! 😀

    I’d suggest the new blogger to actually spend quality time planning out each month of blogging. This is a tip I picked up from a great vlogger named Amy Schmittauer (look her up, she’s a badass online marketer!).

    So, I now have my blogging routine I follow. And life routine, of course.

    I’m into meditation, yoga, cold showers, fasting, healthy food, and calisthenics.

    I probably start my day in a similar way you do Ryan!

    Cold showers wake my entire mind and body up! … it’s like drinking a super saiyan coffee! (yes I do enjoy a good anime cartoon like dragon ball!) 😉

    I start my day with full of good positive energy and peace of mind. I am able to focus a lot more because of this.

    And each end of the month, I like to plan my blogging strategies for the following month. I also like doing batch content creation. I just love planning man! haha

    Thank you for sharing your awesome bloggingn tips bro!

    Best regards! 😀

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:52 am

      Freddy you rock dude! Loving your comment, your energy and your vibe. I am falling deeply in love with planning too. In the past I left stuff until the last minute, felt anxiety, and rushed the content creation process. Now I create stuff from a chill, relaxed, free-flowing space. I can feel your energy and know you follow a diligent daily ritual. No other way to be. Thanks bro!

  4. Arfa Nazeer | Epife Blog says:
    at 10:33 am

    Ryan, you’ve put a great collection of ideas here in order to become a successful blogger. I personally believe in investing a blogging course or getting a strategy session from a blogger. Tips from PRO BLOGGERS are always needed. Another takeaway is writing every day. In early stages, the idea of writing a 1000 word blog post used to terrify me and it took me a couple of deadly hours to follow a structure, do the research and finally, use the keyboard. But, now, it has become a fearless, smooth process to write every day. It doesn’t have to be writing on your blog. Maybe, writing a guest post for another site or writing for a freelance client. Establishing a daily routine will certainly help to grow.

    Ahh! I’m struggling with coming up a healthy morning routine. Though trying it every day. I’ll do it! Yes.

    Ryan, thanks for the encouragement in this post.

    Arfa

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:50 am

      I can see from your writing Arfa and everything flowing smoothly that you are keeping up with your practice. Well done! Thanks for the rocking comment.

  5. Moss Clement says:
    at 4:44 am

    Hi Ryan

    Great article as usual. The tips are amazing and I agree totally. For example, investing in skilled blogging coach or blogging products will help you a lot because the experts blogging coach are those who have vast blogging experience. They’ll literally hold you by the hand and walk you through the blogging best practices.

    I also love the idea of asking questions. We all do, personally I ask a lot of questions which has help me along the way. If you don’t let people know the problems you’re having, No-One can help you.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing post Ryan!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:25 pm

      Exactly Moss. Pros know specifically what you are going through, and can walk you through your struggles if you ask them questions, if you hire them and if you buy their courses. Absolutely the most damaging thing you can do is to ignore pro advice, or, not ask them in the first place. Thanks buddy much appreciated!

  6. Divya Sehgal says:
    at 11:43 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    This is pretty well to read this article. you explained well about being a successful blogger. i do not write 1000 words daily but i write 750 words. I’am trying to improve my skills in writing good quality content, as i heard on so many blogs that content is king.
    I have a question in my mind that No one share his/secret of getting traffic why? so many bloger will learn and earn if pro share their way of getting traffic.

  7. Deb says:
    at 12:49 pm

    Awesome blog Ryan! Honestly, mindfulness goes a long way in harnessing energy. Not to sound like a total hippie but I’ve found that really helps. Great round up of tips.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:19 pm

      Deb I cannot agree with you more! Being mindful has had a miraculous effect on my blog. Just taking a moment to breathe and be present helped me dissolve many blocks so I could blog more from love and less from fear. Thanks much 🙂

  8. Arun Kumar says:
    at 2:48 am

    Very impressive article to learn a lot of good things. All these things are very easy to follow and get success definitely.
    Creating good article 2000 words are very easy to rank and reader get the full details of the very simple.
    Thanks a lot for making me motivated for towards to my success in blogging career.

  9. Israel Olatunji says:
    at 10:46 am

    Hi Ryan,

    As you mentioned in your post, success comes earlier than usual if blogging is done the right way by anyone. I understood the fact that becoming successful with blogging cannot be achieved overnight, but equally learned from this post that one can become successful faster than most other people.

    Thanks for writing the eBook titled, ‘Five Tips To Raise Your Level Of Vibration’. It’s one of those eBooks I can’t do but read to boost my blogging success. I am equally going to read the eBook titled, ‘How To Maximize Your Blogging Profits in 5 Simple Steps’. It’s an indispensable material for me too.

    Thanks for these helpful and informative tips! I am really following them all. Keep up the great work. I will be visiting your blog regularly to learn more from your future posts.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:44 pm

      Thanks for grabbing my eBooks Israel! Much appreciated. Definitely a long term deal this successful blogging bit is, which works for both us and our readers. We render the best, most valuable service by learning blogging patiently.

  10. Stefan (Berkeley Square Barbarian) says:
    at 11:04 am

    Found these tips useful. Might start to look into spending money on coaching or courses.

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