I sometimes get emails from bloggers struggling to drive blog traffic.
Said bloggers profess that they followed my advice for increasing blog traffic but do not see any increase.
I alert them; you have a TIME issue, not a TIPS issue. Blogging tips for increasing blog traffic built on creating and connecting generously work 100% of the time on a long term basis. If you generously create and connect you will be in a gazillion spots and your traffic increases.
BUT….if you do not put in the time-work, you will struggle to increase your blog traffic. Time issue here. Not a tips issue. Creating blog posts and building connections genuinely works every time on a long term basis but the long term basis involves spending hundreds and hundreds to thousands and thousands of hours, generously creating and connecting.
Struggling bloggers; stop analyzing proven blogging tips if you have been following sound, smart blogging tips. Own the fact that you have a time issue. Namely, you have not been generous, patient and persistent enough to experience a steady rise in traffic.
Imagine if you guest post 4 times on 4 different blogs. On checking traffic stats, you see a tiny gain of a few extra people daily. Do you become frustrated with a tiny traffic increase? Do you feel like the guest posting tips did not work? Give it some time! Give it some work too!
4 guest posts ain’t gonna cut the mustard for increasing blog traffic but guest posting patiently and persistently works effectively for increasing blog traffic. Guest post on one blog daily for the next 6 months to begin to see the real power of guest blogging. Put in the time. Success will find you.
Putting in the time-work allows your traffic to increase slowly but steadily. Tips were never an issue. Time is no longer an issue because you put in the time. Traffic increases follow.
Never waste time analyzing sound, proven, practical blogging tips offered to you by established, pro bloggers. Professional bloggers know what works. Pros give ample time to blogging. Pros preach being:
Being patient and persistent translates to spending 1000’s of hours creating and connecting. Most bloggers do not put in real time because most complain about not seeing solid results after only 20, 50 or 200 hours of blogging-work-time. How can you succeed within 200 hours of blogging when 1000’s of blogging hours form the foundation of a successful blogging campaign?
Remove the phrase, “I tried that already” from your blogging vocabulary because trying something for anything less than 100’s to 1000 hours or more is a half-assed attempt. No one goes pro based on half-assing their efforts. Put in the time. Be patient. Observe your mind. Pay close attention to fears in the mind creating sensations of:
Sit with fears fueling these bad feelings. Clear the fears. Clear the bad feelings. Proceed to put in the blogging time to the point where panic never surfaces in your mind again.
Stick to the basics. Create and connect generously and genuinely. Be with fears arising as you put in 100’s to 1000’s of blogging hours because this is the time frame required to build a rock solid foundation for your blogging business.
Understand that if you follow proven, professional blogger advice and nothing seems to be happening in traffic and/profits terms that you have a time issue not a tips issue. Keep following these proven tips generously. But extend the time frame for working your blogging campaign to solve the blogging problem. Pinpoint this time issue to avoid panicking and bailing on a proven blogging system.
Give blogging time!