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1 Fundamental of Successful Blogging: Breathe Deeply and Relax



Fijian cat I photographed in Savusavu. These guys slept up to 21 hours a day. Meaning they had fundamental 1 mastered.

One of the weirdest things about blogging is that to succeed in blogging you want to do stuff that appears to have nothing to do with blogging.

Rewind for a second.

Think this through.

All the traffic and profits and Google rank and fame and glory and minstrels singing ballads of your astounding feats begins when you are sitting in a quiet room. Relaxing. Away from the laptop. Not list building. Not creating. Not connecting. Not pushing. Not straining. Not striving.

You *will* move into prospering blogging actions after spending time in quiet. No diggity doubt. But this is after you do the inner world stuff, the energy work, the vibe adjusting. the inner work, to move into successful actions, which then bring successful results.

Why Do 81% of Bloggers Never Make More than $100 Online?

Because they don’t do the inner work. The energy work. Their energy screams “Goodness I am broke! I am a failure!”, and naturally, it is so. No matter what they do, they are BEING broke, failed bloggers, so they fail. They blog outside-in, basing their entire blogging campaign on a results-driven, faulty approach, so even if they have some success everything will be a struggle.

Most bloggers struggle because their blogging campaigns are built on a foundation of quicksand, energetically. Everything falls apart because your energy is aligned with failure. Everything is hurried, rushed, tense and frantic, a sprint through the day, so your results will match the same energy you’re vibing at. And those results suck. Take it from a guy who’s been there.

Every result you see now is based on how you are being (Be, THEN, do). Not based on what you are doing.

Which is why I created the 11 fundamentals of successful blogging.

This is a “being based” approach to blogging. An inside-out approach. In truth, it’s the quicker way to blogging success. The faster way. The clearer, simpler way. Because even though I share practical blogging tips through other fundamentals I delve heavily into the energy-being aspect of blogging that shapes your blogging destiny through a healthy chunk of the teachings.

The First Fundamental: Breathe Deeply and Relax

Every one of your blogging struggles is fear-based. You are afraid of something. Running out of traffic. Running out of profits. Running out of subscribers, or product sales, or fearing you’ll see zero growth with your blog, or fearing you will lose subscribers.

In this fear-based state your breathing is rapid and shallow. Fight or flight syndrome.

You are a tense bundle of worry. The farthest thing from being relaxed. Like a 400 pound rubber band ball.

Breathing deeply and relaxing your body, right now (go ahead, do it):

  • slows down your breathing
  • removes all bodily tension instantly
  • removes all mental tension
  • makes you more prolific (no writer’s block when you feel relaxed)
  • helps you blog from a more detached, fearless space
  • helps you think clearly
  • makes you more attractive to successful bloggers
  • helps you identify the silly, failure-ridden stuff you’re doing
  • points you in the direction of successful, profitable blogging ideas

Breathe deeply. Relax. Right now.

Relax your shoulders. Relax your back.

Breathe deeply and relax. Again.

All of your infinite blogging power rests in the moment. Breathing deeply and relaxing brings you back to the moment.

Breathing deeply and relaxing moves you from an energy of fear and scarcity to an energy of fun and love.

Which is why this is the first fundamental of successful blogging. The table setter.

Some Tips on this Fundamental

  • it takes practice to habitually to breathe slowly and relax; keep at it
  • be gentle with yourself as you transition from panicked to peaceful blogger
  • hearing my voice speak the words of peace and relaxation can help overcome your worry and anxiety, because we tend to surrender what we fear to what we hear
  • you literally CANNOT breathe deeply and relax enough thru the day….turn yourself into a pile of blogging Jell-o, by all means

The Full Course

I created an in-depth audio course to help you build a successful blog from the inside out.

If you want blogging help in a convenient, simple format you can find the fundamentals here:

11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging

Your Turn

Are you breathing deeply now? Feeling relaxed?

Or are you breathing as quickly as a racehorse on PEDs? Wound tight like a ball of rubber bands?

Let me know in the comments section.

Ryan Biddulph inspires you with his courses, 100 plus eBooks, audio books and blog at Blogging From Paradise.

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3 Tips for Bonding with Blogging Influencers



Forget traditional influencer marketing. We want to go deeper.

Bloggers teach influencer marketing from a less genuine space sometimes. Imagine learning how to try to get someone to do something for you. Manipulation marketing. Fear-based marketing. Problems arise; spam folders become your landing spot. I observe a decent percentage of influencer marketing emails in my spam folder because fear-pitches get labeled as spam and become spam, 100% of the time.

What is the solution? Learn how to bond with blogging influencers.

I remember people who befriend me. I admire people who endorse me or promote me. I appreciate people who buy my course or eBooks. I love people who generously help me for months. Guess what? Bonding with established bloggers influences the influencers. I do stuff for dear blogging friends I do not do for anybody else. If a friend sends me a guest post and their writing is tight, I place it. Even if said post spans 1000 words or more – my minimum count is 600 – I place it without hesitating. Friends found my heart. Friends influenced me through kindness and generosity. I am largely putty in their blogging hands.

Instead of trying to manipulate a successful stranger, bond with a friend. Change your approach to influencer marketing. Make friends. Help without asking. In time, blogging bonds form organically. If you practice writing, the world becomes your oyster because influencers take you to new levels of success, without you even asking.

Follow these tips to bond with influencers.

1: Buy a Resource

The best way to bond with an influencer is to get inside their heads.

Influential bloggers had to influence influential bloggers on the way up to become influential. Invest in a resource like my influential blogger eBook to learn how influencers do it. Speak their language. Connect. Take their viewpoint. Learn how to be influential yourself.

When you discover how to be influential through my resource you in essence, learn how to influence, influencers, by bonding with these pros.

2: Spend a Few Months Giving Not Asking

Bloggers I remember, then befriend, spend at least a few months giving and not asking. Someone buys my course, publishes 10 comments on my blog, and retweets my posts 10 or 20 times during a 3 month period. These people pop up on my radar screen because they gave and asked for nothing. Bonds form. Friendships develop.

Retweet fellow bloggers. Help them. Feature fellow bloggers. Open your blog to guest posting. Guest post on other blogs. Comment genuinely on blogs. Buy products.

Ask for nothing, for at least 3-4 months. Allow friendships to form organically. Blogging friends help each other because blogging friends trust each other. Influential bloggers fall into this helping lot too, as you generously serve them, ask for nothing and polish your writing skills. I gained more endorsements from pros by being generous than through any other method. Help influential bloggers. Ask for nothing. Influential bloggers help you without you asking for a darn thing.

3: Never Rush the Process

Some blogger friend requested me on Facebook a few moments ago. I scanned my messages to see his business pitch in the “other” folder. He simply rushed the process of pitching an established blogger. I appreciate the friend request but pitching your business before generously helping me ensures I ignore all future messages. He rushed the process so I let him go.

Perhaps he smartens up and begins helping me generously without asking for anything. After a few months of helping me and asking for nothing, we bond. We become friends. From there, the opportunities are limitless. Even if I do not use his service, if he has skills and a reputable business model I can share his services with my readers.

Good things take some time. Never rush the bonding process.

Allow bonds to form organically to do influencer marketing right.

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How Do Blogging and Fitness Relate?



I spend 3 hours daily honing my mental and physical fitness.

In truth, you can and will succeed online following simple fundamentals from a generous, detached energy. No need to be fit to go full time blogging. But if you feel bad because your body feels bad and your mind fears losing it all, have you succeeded? I do not believe so.

I wrote an eBook sharing my daily regimen to explain what many of you readers want to know: how do I do it all? I am no blogging god. I am just human. But I write and connect quite a bit. People wish to know how I wrote 100 plus eBooks in addition to all the other stuff I do while circling the globe. Well, blogging and fitness are 2 peas in a pod for me. Both play a big role if you desiring leveling up and feeling good predominantly as you enjoy the ride.

Blogging and Fitness

Let’s say you wake up on a Monday morning as a full time employee who blogs part time. Feeling terrible and dreading work, why write and publish a post? Too busy. Do it later. Put off the post until tonight. But you feel too tired that night. Repeat this cycle for 3 months. 90 days passed. Still no blog post. Why? You filled your mind with fear and pain. Manifesting as blogging loss, backburnering the post for 3 months indicates fear in mind. Why fear? 100% of the time, fear dominates minds of people who spend zero time on mental fitness, never meditating or doing deep yin yoga or observing their thoughts and feelings. Most of the time, these same folks dominated by their own fears never commit seriously to being physically fit through exercising.

Feel good by caring for your mind and body. Vibe higher than fears crippling most bloggers. Imagine the above scenario with one difference: you devote 1-2 hours daily exercising and raising your energy via mindset training. Devote 30 minutes to power walking and 30 minutes to deep yin yoga. On waking that Monday morning, either a blog post idea finds you and you write the post, or after a few uncomfortable moments and feelings, the idea flows to you and you write the post.

I cannot explain this process logically because it flows 100% emotionally, feelings-wise. Visualize yourself in moments you feel really good. All seems possible. Ideas flow to you. Opportunities flow to you. Why? Feeling good magnetizes you to freeing, success-promoting ideas. Being fit mentally and physically is the easiest way to feel good most of the time. Plus in those moments you feel bad mentally and physically, you face, feel and release the bad feelings, quickly, because you feel mentally and physically fit, predominantly.


Being fit naturally alerts you to the success-promoting idea of gratitude. Gratitude builds blogging success because seeing every penny of income, every blog comment and all interest in your blogging courses feels awesome to you. Feeling awesome inspires you to blog for years generously. Blogging generously for years makes you successful.

Corey at the Good Oil Marketing retweeted my blogging course recently. I feel grateful he spread the word for me considering he is a successful, high level marketer. I feel these feelings and build on my success because I feel grateful. I feel grateful because I trained my mind and body to feel good, through being fit daily, in order to tune into appreciation easily.

Get fit.

Don’t quit.

Be a successful blogger by being mentally and physically fit.

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Why Doing this Works Better than Asking for Business Referrals



After I released my flagship eBook – How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging – I noticed something neat. My sales increased 12 fold the day I published a guest post for a highly successful blogger.

Seeing this spike clued me in to the quickest, easiest way to increase business: help people for free. Being generous improves skills, increases exposure and expands your business. Greater traffic and profits follow generous bloggers because helping people for free helps you be skilled and see, two qualities in every prospering blogger who reaps sweet blogging profits.

A large set of bloggers goes in another direction. Some ask for business referrals from trusted blogging buddies to drum up business. Feel free to take this route but know referral fishing is an ineffective way to drive profits because of two clear reasons:

  • referral-seeking seems to be time-wasting
  • referral-seeking rarely inspires trusted bloggers to take clear, business-building action, for you

I know 20 plus web developers. A few trusted blogging web developer buddies have reached out to me, seeking referrals. Two issues arise:

  • the referral seeker has no idea if I know bloggers needing web development; non-targeted campaign
  • I already know 20 plus developers, trusted buddies all, so I could never choose one to refer to someone if 20 seem qualified

Top Bloggers Become Ruthlessly Effective with their Time

Versus seeking referral business by asking blogging buddies if they know someone requiring your service, spend 20 minutes to write and publish a quality guest post for a blogger in your business niche. Instead of pitching 1 human, show off your web development skills for free, via a guest post, for 1,000 people. Do you see what I mean? Leverage. Do not ask for business. Serve for business. Although time needs pass and generosity needs inclusion in blogging business-building, helping for free is the quickest, simplest way to increase blogging business because you reach large, targeted audiences of clients with your attention and energy versus asking 1 person for business in non-targeted, ineffective fashion.

12 Times Daily Sales

I recall the day vividly, 5 years ago. I created and launched Blogging From Paradise. Before writing 100 plus eBooks, I wrote one. I did drive some sales through my blog but guest posting woke me up; why not leverage my presence and grow business by helping people for free, via different platforms? Eye-opener for me. Instead of asking, I gave. How easy? Giving freely is the easiest way to get freely. I observed a 12 times daily sales eBook increase for good reason that day: helping people generously through sites other than your blog is a simple way to grow your blogging business.

The simplest, direct, effective way to grow your business is to help people for free. Asking for referrals leads to a client or customer here and there, but full time bloggers are not in the “here and there” business as far as growing your venture. Pro bloggers drive steady profits through their blog by being generous on their blog and on other platforms.

Be helpful for free. Publish posts. Submit guest posts. Run a podcast. Broadcast live on Facebook. Help people for free to help people for pay. Versus untargeted referral-seeking, this is the effective way to grow your blogging business from a generous, genuine energy.

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