What May Be Your Most Horrific Blogging Mistake?

December 8, 2017
“Don’t let this mistake knock you on your back!” says Molly Jenkins.


One blogging mistake floored me.


Totally mucked up my career. For a minute. Meaning, for years.


I eventually left this state of mind, dissolved the error and enjoyed the sugary sweet, nectar-like fruit of being a full time pro blogger who had gobs and oodles of fun (is this enjoyable, or disgusting?) during the ride. Case in point; I hang out with that cool cat up top Molly Jenkins all day long while chilling in the States.


If you too are super geeked to enjoy the sweet benefits of blogging you need to face, embrace and address this all too common, paralyzing blogging mistake I see folks make regularly.


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Podcast Resources


Guys, I wanted to include a few resources for you to sift through, as something to take with ya after listening to this podcast.



Your Turn


Have you blogged in Survival Mode?


Are you blogging in Survival Mode now?

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  1. John’s quote is dead on bro. If you fall and stumble – and we all do sometimes – take something with you. Learn. Prosper. All is a vehicle for our growth. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Thanks Israel 🙂

  2. Hi Ryan,

    Thanks for giving those valuable tips to identifying and fixing horrific blogging mistakes! Such mistakes are almost common to newbie bloggers and I made a lot too when I started out with blogging.

    Even till now, I still make some mistakes but I’ve read a lot of blog posts here and there and I’ve been able to fix quite a number of mistakes.

    I’m going to listen to the podcast shortly after posting this comment, though I’m sure it would be a wonderful podcast.

    Painfully, these horrific blogging mistakes led me into 10 years of blogging all with zero traffic. It took me so long to figure things out, but I still made sure I never gave up despite the failures.

    “When you fall down, make sure you pick something from the ground”, said John Mason. Thanks for the great work you are doing here Ryan!

    Israel Olatunji

  3. Hi Saad,

    No worries buddy. I have been in the same boat bro. I’d say to own the feelings, to clear the fear slowly and steadily, and then to dive into blogging full bore. Sprint out of your comfort zone. Comment on this blog regularly. Build bonds with bloggers in your niche. Submit guest posts. When you focus on having fun and rendering service, and you release the fear of losing money, you will allow in more money and enjoy the ride. Keep your head up buddy!

  4. Saad Says:

    Ok, I’m kinda depressed after listening to this podcast. The reason is that I’m currently committing the same mistake. I’m blogging with a constant fear of losing money.

    After listening to your podcast though it may have given me some inspiration (let’s hope it’s not short-lived) to get out of that comfort zone.

    Let’s see if it helps.

    Thanks Ryan for the podcast though.

    The Usual Stuff

  5. True on all counts Asad. This successful blogging bit is an all in commitment. No dilly dallying. No half stepping. No half measures. No way can you succeed online if you are in Survival Mode because that fear bleeds through all you do, and mucks everything up. Thanks bro for the comment 🙂

  6. Asad Says:

    Obviously Ryan. Lets just say you want to start a website, you will have to spend money on hosting that may be not much but that counts. Then you hard work for blogging and posting. Then you start advertise. All this demand time and a broad mind that is hopeful for success. If one fears at any stage that he may fail, he cannot do it anyway. You are right.

  7. Repeating the same mistakes is like our private version of hell Shantanu. Horrific is the right word brother; it is a horror show. I lived this horror show for years, through some success and failure too. I am grateful to have largely exited Survival Mode – OK I am pretty much out of it all together – and hope my message vibes with readers who are open to it. Thanks my friend, as always, for your generous comments 🙂

  8. Hello Ryan,

    Great tips over here 🙂

    Indeed blogging can sometimes turn out to be horrific job to deal with, if people are doing mistakes and keep on repeating
    that mistakes again and again.

    Its good to commit mistakes until and only we learn from them and turn that mistakes into a positive outcomes.

    We need to try things which help us to make our blog perfect, as this will only drag people to our blogs.

    Thanks for the share.


  9. Good deal Robert. Keep learning from your mistakes bro. I clicked through to your blog; looking tight. Keep up the good work.

  10. Robert Says:

    Mistakes always previously taking place me to learn something count and as well as assist me to overcome my fears. And when I do any mistake I am not afraid because it helps me to learn something new.

  11. That is awesome Rhonda. I feel this through your attention to detail. You are blogging with the right energy which will help you reap increasing returns near term and long term. Being patient is key but if you blog from a calm, confident space of enjoying the writing ride, patience is your natural state.

  12. Rhonda Albom Says:

    No, I never blogged in survival mode. I blog because I like to write. I believe that I’m helping the people who read my blog. I am inspired by the comments I get. It takes time but I think it’s worth it.

  13. Mistakes really are a sweet springboard Arvind. If you learn from these errors versus resisting mistakes, or complaining about making mistakes, your blogging journey will change dramatically. Keen insights.

  14. Mistakes are awesome dude. Each one teaches us new lessons when we open up to the mistake, and, the fear that co-created it. Thanks Vishwajeet for the comment as always bro.

  15. Arvind Kumar Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Mistakes makes us to learn new things…blogging has made me to learn lot of things like SEO, affiliate marketing, wordpress, blogger etc. I have made many horrific mistake during blogging but because of them i have become a little SEO and wordpress expert..hope to learn many new things in blogging..as usual great information shared Ryan…!


  16. Hello Ryan,

    Great Post. Mistakes always help me to learn something new and also help me to overcome my fears. This is very important that you have to try everything that makes your blog perfect. Making failures and mistakes always teaches us a lesson which help us to to improvise ourselves. Thanks for sharing these great insights.

    Have a Great Day 🙂

  17. That’s it man; the passion is what pulls you through the fear. A stunt man is a telling analogy. Super smart. Because this guy – or stunt gal – dives into the fear, and worries not about outcomes aka accidents. Same deal with blogging. We do not risk our lives – usually 😉 – but in the same regard, we dive in with passion and give little thought to any failed outcomes, or even successful outcomes. We are just in the moment. Thanks brother.

  18. Gaurav Kumar Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Blogging is a passion. A passion who have the passion for blogging never be afraid of anything. Like a stuntman, who is passionate about stunts, never scared of accidents.

    Blogging is all about believing in yourself and learning from the experience of others.

    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Brilliant comment Freddy. The Force is strong with you 🙂 I love how you note; when you work from a high energy space and see your progress, the fear dissolves. I see this more daily. I spot some progress, celebrate my growth, and know that as I keep having fun it is simply a matter of vibing high, persistence, and scale. What we do now scales by itself through the habits of raising our vibe, helping folks and persisting. Thanks bro!

  20. Hey Ryan!

    I think the core beliefs are what can hold most new bloggers from accomplishing their big goals online. This is something I’ve experienced myself. I’ve noticed the difference between blogging with limited beliefs and blogging without them. What puts a limitation on a belief is fear. This is all connected.

    One of the most common limited beliefs is the one with “money” and abundance. Most seem to have this core limited belief on abundance and prosperity. This fear-based belief can hold you back from your success because you believe there is not enough for everyone. Greediness comes from this belief as well. Nothing wrong with a lot of ambition, but we must have a balance to live in a harmonious way.

    What has helped me with blogging is making a Settled Decision to make it happen. Fear is there at the beginning, but it disolves the more you work and recognize your progress. You just need to get the ball rolling and it can get easier from there.

    Thanks for the interesting topic and the helpful tips!

    Cheers! 😀

  21. Exactly Sue; we face these fears regularly, no matter our blogging intent. Being with the fears to dissolve these lower energies liberates us, and inspires us for our journey. All about feeling the fear to release it, to leave empowerment, joy and fun. Thanks for the lightning quick comment!

  22. Sue Slaght Says:

    Ryan I do believe that if someone is wanting to make a good living blogging then as you say you have to put fear behind you and go for it. Although my blogging is a retirement hobby I do think that even still fear of pretty much everything under the sun happening can throw up obstacles to progress.

  23. I left a thought.