Why Should You Reverse Your Blogging Thinking?

  April 13, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 4 minutes read

Tomb of the Kings, Paphos, Cyprus.

 

I scrolled through 110 blog comments a few moments ago.

 

After moving 30 to the trash folder I deleted the trash.

 

Moving 30 comments from pending to trash to oblivion took roughly 5 seconds.

 

Most bloggers think upside down. Most bloggers think I have 500 seconds of time for reading their comments. Believing that I give all the time in the world to reading and reviewing comments influences most bloggers to publish spam comments to grow their business. Some ignorant bloggers publish 100 plus spam comments within an hour because they believe I have an hour to sift through their comments. Alas; I have 1 second to sift through blog comments. Bloggers seem too busy (and worry not by assuming I have hours, not a second, to read their comments daily) to add details like:

 

  • an avatar
  • my name
  • their name
  • a genuine comment referencing some point made in the blog post

 

Of course, if you think upside down you will fail.

 

Reversing your blogging thinking to right side up allows you to succeed.

 

Since you have 1-2 seconds to stand out from the 100 spam comments I delete in bulk you better think right side up by:

 

  • using an avatar; avatars tend to align with genuine commentors
  • using my name; name droppers usually drop genuine comments
  • using your name; name droppers usually drop genuine comments
  • expounding on some point made in the blog post

 

Since you have 1-2 seconds to avoid being ignored you better spend 100 to 200 seconds or more:

 

  • reading the blog post
  • publishing a genuine comment
  • using an avatar
  • noting my name and your name

 

Put in serious time and energy BEFORE and WHILE you comment to make the cut after I scan my comments folder in 1-2 seconds. The 200 seconds you spend reading the post and commenting intelligently allows you to grab my attention within the 1-2 second window.

 

Do you see how thinking right side up benefits you? Success finds mindful bloggers.

 

Do you see how thinking upside down hurts you? Failure finds mindless bloggers.

 

When I check my spam folder 5 hours from now I know that 20 to 30 to 50 spam comments will reflect back to me another 5 to 10 to 20 bloggers who will fail because they think upside down. None of these bloggers thinks that they have 1 second to get my attention. If they thought that they have 1 second to get my attention they would make that second count by spending 5 minutes creating a genuine, personalized, professional-looking comment that snags my attention span during the the few seconds I spend sifting through:

 

  • pending
  • spam
  • trash

 

folders multiple times daily

 

Put in the time and work on the front end to stand out on the back end. Think right side up in a world of upside down thinkers who put in no time and work on the front end to be ignored on the back end.

 

Put in the time and work on the front end to stand out on the back end. Think right side up in a world of upside down thinkers who put in no time and work on the front end to be ignored on the back end.Click To Tweet

 

Thinking right side up inspires you to put in the time and the work on the front end to stand out on the back end.

 

Practical Example Right Side Up Thinking

 

I:

 

  • publish helpful content
  • build strong friendships by genuinely engaging people

 

daily, on the front end.

 

On the back end, I gain:

 

  • skills
  • credibility
  • exposure

 

I do these things because I think right side up.

 

However, most bloggers:

 

  • rarely if ever publish helpful content
  • spam people by begging for business

 

to lose:

 

  • skills
  • credibility
  • exposure

 

Most bloggers do these things because most bloggers think upside down.

 

Reverse your thinking. Think right side up. Think about helping people. Follow through by helping people. Think about making genuine connections with people. Follow through by chatting up people in authentic fashion. Create and connect.

 

You need to reverse upside down blogging thinking to succeed.

 

Thinking upside down leads to failure. Thinking upside down focuses on your needs but you need to focus on helping people to succeed. Focusing on your needs influences everyone to ignore you. Focusing on reader needs influences people to notice:

 

  • you
  • your blog
  • your business
  • your brand
  • your online presence

 

Reverse your thinking from upside down to right side up.

 

Blog to give.

 

Stop blogging to get.

 

Be genuine. Take an authentic interest in human beings.

 

Stop friend requesting people just to beg them for business.

 

Think right side up to succeed.

  1. Tanish Shrivastava says:
    at 3:14 pm

    Ryan, I don’t use avatar and other such things due to my blindness. Also, I’m thinking of writing about my programming failures, because I see a lot of confidence issues in beginner programmers. Your articles gave me inspiration to do that.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:52 pm

      I see you mentioning my name in the comments Tanish, your genuine thoughts and have always known you publish authentic comments. I love that idea my friend.