How a Phlegmatic Sloth Teaches You 6 Successful Blogging Lessons (Amazon eBook)

November 30, 2017
How a Phlegmatic Sloth Teaches You 6 Successful Blogging Lessons


Live Muppets.


More roaches than you can shake a stick at.


Moss on ‘da back.


Poop runs.


A slow, serene smile.


During a 6 week house sit in a remote Costa Rica jungle Kelli and I viewed a chill, relaxed, way Big Lebowsky type dude who sometimes popped up beside the house/hut on humid, hot morning.


OK; every morning was humid. Most mornings were hot.


You just know what is coming next; I had to go and write an eBook on the experience. Because if you cannot draw parallels between a real, dyed in the wool, live Muppet looking sloth in a remote Central American jungle and successful blogging tips….why in the hell are you blogging?


The eBook:


How a Phlegmatic Sloth Teaches You 6 Successful Blogging Lessons


What’s In It For You?


Lots of fun slothery.


No seriously; we watched this charming chap move at the speed of a snail plowing through molasses after a 4 day drunk.


He was as quick as Americans are NOT outraged.


The guy made tortoises look like peregrine falcons.


But more than learning about his quirky, slothy qualities, I share 6 successful blogging lessons that can help boost your blogging game a few notches up.


You want more blog traffic. You want those sweet blogging profits. Comments? Hell yeah, ya want ’em. Social shares. Sweetness in the form of list subscribers, more interview requests, all that good stuff.


The most simple, powerful and sometimes maddening thing about blogging is that if you stick to and follow basic fundamentals – aka, the 6 successful lessons in this eBook – over the long haul, following this advice daily, over the course of years, success is yours.


Your dreams can and do come true through blogging if you


Slothy The Blogging PhD 101


Slothy the Costa Rican Sloth oft spied in the jungles of Buena Vista, Costa Rica helps you:


  • create a memorable blogging brand
  • move up in blogging circles
  • build a profitable blog
  • avoid jackass, boneheaded blogging mistakes
  • solve your blogger burnout problems


You probably never thought a sloth in far off jungles would teach you blogging lessons, eh?


Even better; the guy is not a PhD Prima Donna. No elitism here. I saw it. First hand. Slothy would climb down to the jungle floor to poop every once in a while. Humble, right? Practical too.


I never saw an uppity PhD drop a deuce au natural outside of a college hall.


So this points to the fact that Slothy is not uppity or elitist. Which is a good thing. Because nothing is worse than an uppity sloth.


Who Would Dig the eBook


Any blogger who enjoys a colorful story mixed with smart, fundamental blogging tips.


My reads are short, sweet and filled with helpful, clear and to the point tips to help you build a successful blog.


I aim to entertain some and to get to the meat of the matter.


I know we are all busy bees. Me included.


I am heading back to NYC in a few days for yet another awesome house sit in Manhattan.


Doing the globe-trotting bit while building an expanding business challenges the bejesus out of me so I do not beat around the bush with my eBooks.


The Cover


The cover image is, in fact, Slothy the Sloth, photographed by Kelli in the deep jungles of Costa Rica. BUT….we also snapped this image of a 2 toed sloth – Sonic the Hedgehog – which is begging to be another eBook cover for a related eBook. We shall see….


Slothy’s neighbor Sonic the Hedgehog


The Sloth


Now that you know what the eBook is about I want to share a little more about this cute, adorable, mesmerizing sloth.


Kelli and I hadn’t spotted any sloths for the first few weeks during the trip, per usual. Even in super remote areas, sloths move slowly. Take a little while for these chill dudes to make it to your neck of the jungle.


After my morning Tico (Costa Rican) coffee on a bright, cheery day, Kelli spotted old Slothy the Sloth hanging upside down high in the canopy.


I noted a play of different greens shading his back. Sloths move so slowly that moss actually grows on their coat, in addition to a single sloth being able to house hundreds of cockroaches (sorry Kelli).


He chilled. He ate. He climbed tree to tree. Deliberately. Mechanically. On the serene tip.


Eventually, our friend exited after a few sightings. But not until he provided me with a fun eBook idea.


Does anybody know the international bank wiring code to Costa Rica? I gotta hook this guy up with some Amazon royalty payments.


The eBook


If you want a fun, entertaining blogging read buy my eBook:


How a Phlegmatic Sloth Teaches You 6 Successful Blogging Lessons


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Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He can help you become a full time blogger with this eBook.
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  1. Thank you Israel. It does feel heavy at the start. For all of us. But you are getting there my friend.

  2. Thanks for the lovely and heart-strengthening post, Ryan! As a struggling blogger, I am curious about the phrase where you mentioned that the simplest, most powerful and most maddening thing in blogging for success to be guaranteed is to follow the fundamentals and those pieces of advice daily.

    Kudos for the eBook published on The 6 Successful Blogging Lessons! I have been working on getting some of those eBooks you wrote about blogging. I really want to equip and motivate myself to make a difference too in the course of blogging.

    I can see of course that being committed to blogging is really worth it and will yield great dividends in the end though may be cumbersome at the start. Thanks once again, Ryan for you commitment!

    Israel Olatunji

  3. Heather! So great to see you. Likewise my friend. As for the moving roach motel bit, it works for them I guess but a little too intense for me LOL. Definitely one of my fave animals in Costa Rica because they are so darn cute but are there ever a wide range of fabulous creatures in that gorgeous country. I hope all is well with you too/two. Thanks so much!

  4. Heather Bell Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    This brought back memories of our time with you two in Costa Rica…. I hadn’t given much thought to cockroaches living embedded in the sloth’s hair…. ewwww! Haha They are still my favorite CR animal I think (tho there are so many to choose from).
    Hope things are well with you guys…

  5. Thanks Magda!

  6. Sloths are so adorable! Just came across your blog, will need to check out this eBook!

  7. Well put Donna. These guys move at their own pace, so it is perfect for them. They never miss a step either….going to slowly to miss one LOL.

  8. Hi Ryan,

    Interesting little creature here.

    It’s funny, too, that the sloth might be thought to be lazy, but maybe is just doing things at his own pace, eh?

    There’s something about following your own path that this little guy might teach us 🙂


  9. Slow can be good Rhonda if it is backed by patience, calm and a persistent move forward. Slow is bad when it is marred by doubt, worry, delays and fear. Or so Slothy told me LOL.

  10. Bingo bro! This takes a whole new level of commitment. Way different than our 9-5 job. So worth it in the end though 😉 Slothy thanks you for your compliments and comment 🙂

  11. Rhonda Albom Says:

    Slow, steady, and methodical. Sloths might make great bloggers, except for maybe the slow part?

  12. Hello Ryan,

    Great one over here 🙂

    Congrats for setting up another e-book on a roll. The cover pix and the description looks pretty cool, sloths are cool ain’t they.

    Now onto blogging, yeah everyone wants to build a blogging brand, which can print in the mind of people and one which could stand tall till the end. But getting to this height, one need to work harder even from their day to day pay check job, as
    it is our brand, our own start up and if we want to be the shinning star, then we need to work harder and smarter.

    There are whole lot of things which are required to be fitted in mind, so that the margin of error is very less, its not that mistakes and wrong turn ain’t going to happen but we can reduce the risk, if those happens with our blogs and brands.

    Thanks for sharing the quick review of your new e-book and this amazing creature.


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