I have published 2 posts today on my blog. One video. One article. I published 2 guest posts; including this read. How? It’s not even 1:30 PM yet. I only blogged-worked for a few hours. How did I pull it off? I spent thousands of hours practicing my writing over years of my life.
My carefully developed writing skills allow me to drive traffic to my blog. Practicing your writing is about the most fundamental of traffic driving tips. Why? Being clear, confident and prolific is the key to increasing your blog traffic. Gain clarity by practicing your writing. Be confident by practicing your writing. Be prolific by practicing your writing.
Of course, this concept seems alien to most bloggers because most just want to publish a few posts and get rich. Delusion invades the minds of the blogging masses, masked as fear. But visualizing your dreams grounds you in reality. Grounding yourself in reality alerts you to this basic fact; practicing writing may be your #1 ally on your successful blogging journey.
Think of the volume, quality and consistency of blog traffic I will drive today based on the 1 article I published on Blogging From Paradise and 2 guest posts I publish. Toss in 1-2 more guest posts I will publish later today. Now, imagine the thousands of blog posts and guest posts I published over years. That’s a whole lotta traffic. But I only published this high volume of blog posts and guest posts because I practiced writing like mad, for years.
Some practice involved writing in private. I would write words in a Word document then trash the sucker. But most practice involved writing and publishing content on a public stage through blog posts and guest posts. Observe genuinely skilled people in any niche; pro athletes practice their craft for thousands of hours over years, artists master their discipline over years if not decades and entertainers patiently practice their craft for years, too.
These masters command top dollar, too. One world renowned artist offered 10 minute sketches on the street. Someone took him up on his offer. He created a master piece in 10 minutes. When the customer asked for the price, the artist indicated $50,000. Furious, the customer complained about the seemingly ridiculous price for 10 minutes of work. The master artist quickly corrected this fool; he would pay $50,000 for the *35 years of practice the artist put in to develop such prodigious skills that they could paint a masterpiece in 10 minutes.*
I have absolutely no issues driving traffic steadily to my blog because I had no issues practicing my writing. I really practice guys, writing thousands of words daily for years. Follow my lead. Develop the core skill necessary to increase your blog traffic. Once you can really write, traffic arrives. Once you can really write – after mucho practice – being prolific becomes quite easy. Everything happens because you put in the work.
One important practicing point in terms of writing involves crafting attractive blog post headlines. But how do you do it? I recorded a short video in Thailand a while back to help you write effective blog post titles:
Write, write and write some more. Remember why you practice writing. Visualize your dreams. See yourself living from stunning spots like Fiji, where I snapped the seflie for the featured image. Put in the time to drive traffic to your blog.
I learned a handful of helpful blogging lessons during my many trips to Thailand. Do you want to travel vicariously through me and get successful blogging lessons too?
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About the Author
Ryan Biddulph inspires with his blog and eBooks at Blogging From Paradise.