Yeah, you read the title correctly. I have seen many bloggers sharing different ways to improve upon your blogs, build readership, earn money and overall success in the blogosphere. With all of this information at our fingertips, it still amazes me how many bloggers seem content on disrupting the natural flow of their blogs, throwing them in a downward spiral to rest in their final place at the bottom of the blog bone yard. If you are one that suffers from these masochistic tendencies, you should flourish from this article. On the other hand should you feel no need to re-invent the wheel, as the circular shape seems to work well for most of us, use this list as a learning tool for things to avoid as you embark on an expedition through virtual space.
Here Are Your 12 Important Steps Towards a Fantastic Flop!
- Don’t write new content! Please, whatever you do don’t add content to your blog on a regular basis. Nobody likes to come to your blog and find new articles every time they get there. Why try so hard?
- Don’t respond to comments! Just because they left a comment on your post, doesn’t mean you know them. Why respond to some yahoo you’ve never met before, its just beneath you.
- Why write something original? If you have followed step 1, this step is a given. People don’t want to hear fresh, original ideas that they can use to learn and grow. The real secret to blogging is repeating everything thousands of other bloggers are talking about, word for word. Even better just copy it right from their page and you might get 10 bonus points for superior lack of originality.
- Who needs promotion? Whats the point in promoting yourself, that is so overrated. What do you care if somebody finds your blog, didn’t want them there anyway. Submitting your blog to social networks and directories might require a little work and lets face it, if you wanted to work you would not be blogging. Besides that you loved your job at the Burger Shack and they gave you free french fries. What more could you ask for?
- Don’t get involved! Some blogger found the one useful piece of information you wrote by accident and included it in a stupid network of some sort. Now all of these losers are talking about you, and want to know your thoughts. Give me a break, if you wanted to share your thoughts you would go to a psychiatrist. My advice, just ignore them and go back to surfing the web.
- Why care what other people are writing? So what if one of the other bloggers wrote a good article. Were not here for them. They didn’t leave any encouraging comments on your site. Don’t remember them shooting you a nice email to say good job. So why do that for them. Even better, write an article trashing them about their writing skills and send it to all the bookmarking services. That is sure to get your deserved attention.
- Be yourself when writing emails! Dude, is always a good alternative to Sir or even their actual name. Always start your emails out with “What’s up dude” and you are sure to impress even the most modest readers.
- Include as many curse words on your pages as you can! The readers will flock to your blog, because they have never heard these words before. This makes a bold statement, especially when seeking advertisers and guest writers. Who could ask for anything more, this has all the goodness of blogging with the atmosphere of your local bar. Come to think of it, Lets all blog drunk!
- Be an authority! Just because you have been blogging part-time for a whole week, doesn’t mean you know less than other bloggers, of course not. So what if they have spent years writing blogs, they still don’t know as much as you do, what idiots!
- Make sure to include the iPhone! Who cares if nothing even remotely exciting has happened with it since the initial release date. You are not a true blogger until you write at least one iPhone article a week. See step 3 to keep your writing as unoriginal as possible.
- Write in slang! Do I even have to explain this one? Even better include step 8 on curse words for an award winning combination. These two steps are sure to show off your creative talents and Ivy League education.
- Bring it all together! Incorporate anything you can think of to make your blog suck a little bit more! After all, you are a go getter so let no good thing go unmodified and everyone is sure to be impressed.
Congratulations! If you have already incorporated these twelve steps into your business plan you are well on your way to a better life. For all of you other people not using these crucial tips, I give you my best regards and hope that someday you will come to your senses and realize what you could have had!
How to Develop Super Human Confidence in Your Blog
Baby steps, my Young Blogging Padawans.
New bloggers, baby step your way to being super human confident in your blog. Being wracked by doubt, with a little wild excitement mixed in, you cannot gain unreal confidence in your blog today. But slowly and steadily gaining clarity gives you the foundation upon which to become a highly successful blogger who feels bold, knowing your blog rocks.
I am about super human confident in my blog. I am developing the same level of confidence in my eBooks and courses, too. Why? Believing in my blog and premium offerings helps me to help more people and I also make more money too, which is neat, considering I live a worldly life.
Follow these tips.
1: Feel and Release Fears-Doubts Aligned with Your Blog
Before you become confident, you need to purge any lack of confidence. I know this feels bad but tis a necessary step to become super duper confident in your blog and in your premium offerings, too. Sit with doubts, those nasty traitors. Be with your fears about self, your writing ability and your blog presentation. Feel these unpleasant energies. Clear the energies. Proceed from a clearer, more confident, space. Confidence is borne of clearing a lack of confidence. Do messy energy work to become uber confident in your blog and in your blogging abilities.
2: Surround Yourself with Loving Bloggers
Loving, caring, compassionate bloggers see brilliance in you when you cannot seem to see it in yourself. Although all confidence issues flow inside-out, you need a network of supportive people around you who believe in you, versus being around haters or negative nellies. Never, ever, ever surround yourself with poverty conscious, failure conscious bloggers. Are you running a cyber charity? Are you a therapist? No! Negative people stuck in fear and failure throw negative cross currents into your being, shaking your already fragile confidence in your blog.
Hang with folks who believe in you and who believe in your blog. Pros share where and how you can improve but they always believe in someone who follows their dreams, and will instill that faith in you, and in your blog, too.
3: Write Your Butt Off and Publish Content Like the Dickens
Writing and publishing content is like breathing to me. I do not lose confidence in my ability to breathe because this is an automatic, auto-pilot, process. I just breathe without thinking about it. Ditto for writing and blogging. I wrote and blogged for 20,000 to 30,000 hours so now it is an automatic, easy process I have super human confidence in. I do not even think about it because I do it routinely, automatically, on a type of auto-pilot borne of making writing and blogging a habit.
If someone criticizes my blog, it is like someone criticizing my breathing; sounds weird, or funny, but it stirs me not, because I have equal confidence in each.
4: Do Energy Work
I do not play around; 3-4 hours of energy work daily allowed me to face, feel and release blog doubts, to become the clear, confident blogger I am today. Consider meditating, or doing yin yoga, or doing Kriya yoga, and power walking. Or do it all. I spend 3-4 hours doing each – collectively – daily, to expand my awareness so I can feel and clear doubts and so I can blog mainly from an abundant, generous, relaxed, detached vibe.
Be confident guys. Believe in your blog. Follow these 4 tips to succeed and to become super human confident in your blog.
Should You Search for New Blogging Niche Ideas?
Ask yourself that question and you will get an answer that best suits you.
I went with the blogging tips niche for people who want to circle the globe. But I did not go for this niche to be new, edgy or different. I had lived that life for many years. This made sense for me. I was being genuine, honest and as authentic as one can be. Perfect match. But if I chose a new niche from an energy solely of financial gain, being popular or some other fear-based driver, I would have fallen flat on my blogging face.
Why would you ask someone for new niche ideas? What is the energy or intent there? Do you want the fast track to success? Or are you in a creative space, wishing to do something different? I see searching for new blogging niches as being a waste of time considering the endless, established niches we already have at our disposal. Why waste time and energy searching for some niche if you have all the niches you need right before your cyber eyes? Toss in the fact that you need to research the niche inside-out if you have no prior knowledge and you invest a significant amount of time just to get the blog off of the ground. Makes no sense to me.
What do you love talking about? What is your biggest passion? Start there. Select that niche. You already have an ample supply of information in your noggin and the confidence to discuss the niche in clear, cogent fashion. Who cares if the niche is new or old? The blogging tips niche – my main niche – has been around for a few decades. Who cares? There is nothing new under the sun blogging-wise but thousands of new bloggers join our ranks daily. I also find that I seem to be converting people to blogging the more I persist in creating and connecting, keeping at this gig, being present, helping spread awareness about a pretty cool blogging niche, and, about a pretty cool way to help people and to free yourself.
Go with What You Know
When it comes to picking a blogging niche, go with what you know. Pick a niche inside of your blogging and knowledge wheelhouse because being armed with knowledge, experience, and a pulsating passion for discussing the niche makes you stand out from the blogging crowd in a major league way. I created this blogging course in under a day. Imagine that? 6 hours of recordings and oodles of blogging knowledge, packaged into a course that I created in under 24 hours. Imagine how much I needed to know about blogging and how confident and clear I had to be in myself, to ship in 24 hours? I go with what I know; sure doesn’t hurt me.
But when you pick a new blogging niche you have no knowledge of, it takes you 2 months to create and ship the course. Not good. There is the quick, and the dead, in the blogging world. We need be patient, persistent and generous to succeed online but in the same regard, adding years to your learning curve by deviating from what you know is a foolish blogging idea. Why? Go with what you know to prosper mightily over the long haul and to hit the ground running.
But Is It Worth the Time?
One of my favorite check up blogging activities involves asking if some blogging action is worth the time. Someone may ask me to do something to benefit them. Sometimes, I do it. But often, it is not worth the time I would put into the action. Why? My time is precious. All time is precious. Thinking how a specific action leverages your presence in a specific amount of time gives you clarity in making a decision.
Someone may ask me to guest post on a blog completely out of my niche. Is it worth the time? Almost always, nope. But even if I do it once I likely never do it again because I only have so much time daily to work with, and I cannot spend 1 second trying to connect with an audience who has zero interest in what I have to offer. Just my gig. I have too much to do daily, to do anything otherwise. The secret for any new blogger is to learn this time posture tip and to put it into action before your schedule gets filled with clients and speaking to customers and creating and connecting. New bloggers believe they possess all the time in the world but this ain’t true. New bloggers need be as ruthless with their time or else other people will trample all over their time.
Imagine if someone asks you to self-publish an eBook on an unknown platform because the person enjoys reading eBooks on the platform. Would it be worth the 3 hours it took to write and proofread and ship the eBook to put it on a platform for one person? Nope. Waste of time. But you would be surprised at how many new bloggers or struggling bloggers make this foolish decision, choosing to waste their time for one person with weird, exotic tastes. What WOULD be worth your time? Write the eBook, self-publish on Amazon and gain access to an audience of hundreds of millions of people. This is smart use of your time because 3 hours of work gives you access to millions of people. Do you see why I promote my Amazon eBooks all day long?
Speaking of, buy my eBook:
because this read melds perfectly with the topic of this blog post. We need turn down or release certain online partnerships that do not resonate with our blog, brand, schedule and overall energy. I released a few of these over the years because I was not resonant with the gig. Accepting out of a sense of guilt, or, loss of opportunity-money, would have completely wasted my time. I would have needed to own that one, big time, because if you say “yes” to an opportunity you do not vibe with, you waste time every split second you engage with the business partner, or, in the business opportunity itself.
Check your value filter. What do you most value? Before you do anything with your blog, ensure this activity aligns with your values. I value writing to help people, I value promoting my eBooks and I value promoting my course, too. Which is why you see me guest posting here and on a gazillion other blogs while publishing 5 or more posts to Blogging From Paradise these days. I spend time on what I value to help more folks, to succeed and to have fun enjoying the ride.
Do the same before you decide to engage in any blogging activity.
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