Blogging chaos signals change.
Change is good. Change indicates growth. Growth suggests expansion. Every seeming maddening, chaotic blogging circumstance prepares you for greater blogging growth. Versus bemoaning blogging chaos as some nightmare befalling a teeny weeny little victim – aka you – just frame chaotic situations as necessary purges, catapults and agents of critical change. Reframing blogging chaos in this fashion feels better. Nightmares evolve into dreams. Obstacles morph into opportunities. Chaos transitions into order.
In July of 2014, I had just flown from Thailand to Fiji. I fired up the blog at 2 AM on experiencing jet lag. But a white screen greeted my peepers. Huh? What happened?
Emailing my hosting support revealed the company took down my blog. I had to delete 1000 blog posts to restore my blog. Chaos.
But I spotted an opportunity amid the panic. I could move in a different direction. My old niche had felt boring to explore for months. I lost the fire. Passion eluded me. On reviewing the situation for a bit I:
- trashed the old blog
- purchased the domain name bloggingfromparadise.com
- had my developer redirect traffic to my new domain
- began branding my new blog
- began writing the first blog post for my new blog
Crying into my blogging beer seemed appropriate. Bitching and moaning about the hosting company felt justified. But each moronic habit learned from scared blogging souls only would have allowed blogging chaos to persist. Instead, I embraced blogging chaos, felt fears, released fears and made the freeing but uncomfortable decision to release 3400 blog posts to begin a new blog: Blogging From Paradise.
I never looked back.
7 years later, here I am. Reframing chaos as a change agent led me here. But reframing blogging chaos in such fashion required me to get clear of fears in ego-mind coloring chaos as:
- a trigger to blame someone else
See blogging chaos as an opportunity for growth. Delve deeper into fear. Feel scary energies. Wade into uncomfortable emotions. Pay close attention to your mind the moment you notice the white screen of death. Note emotions the split second a new Google algorithm update sinks its teeth into your already dwindling blog traffic. Observe how your mind feels if someone publishes a negative review skewering one of your blogging eBooks. Seemingly chaotic conditions harken growth but only for bloggers with eyes to see opportunities amidst the illusion of destruction.
I created a new:
- business model
solely because the appearance of chaotic conditions marched me in that very direction. Spot opportunities for expansion the moment someone publishes a nasty comment on your blog. Observe the stingy client who refuses to make payment. What does the individual teach you in terms of making increased blogging income? Clients who refuse to pay you alert you to your fear of losing a little money and how that fear prevents you from making far more money.
I recall how letting go a client who stiffed me for some dough let me make more dough the moment I let him go. I cut off any business relationship with him to allow prospering people to find me. He introduced me to higher blogging circles but only because I ceased communicating with him in lower blogging circles. Chaos genuinely offers you opportunities for expansion. Be present with fears triggered. Let go seeing yourself as a victim of blogging chaos. Spot growth. Assess what you need to let go in order to grow.
I recorded a video a while back goading you to embrace blogging chaos.
Check it out here: