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1 Powerful Accelerant to Being a Prolific Blogger

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I just filmed a video in Thailand.

Sleepy village outside of Chiang Mai.

The topic of the video clues you in as to why I am a kinda prolific blogger.

Over my career I have written well over 10,000 blog posts between guesties and posts on my blog. I have written over 500 guest posts on Blogging Tips alone.

How?

The video explains. Click the link. Listen to it. For its entirety. Seriously, do it:

How to Be Prolific

I bet you 1 in 50 of you watched the 11 minutes of video.

Which is exactly why 1 in 50 or 1 in 100 or even 1 in 1,000 bloggers are truly prolific.

The video is simply the peaceful, serene sounds of the Thai village were I am living for 7 weeks. Exotic bird calls. Lizards calling in the distance. Serenity. Peace.

But you – like the old me – probably weren’t detached and present enough to sit, to relax, and to enjoy the perfection of nature, with its serenading bird calls, and peaceful, calming, healing vibe.

Why?

You are heavily attached to:

  • stuff you need to do
  • stuff you have to do
  • your busy schedule
  • people, stuff, whatever
  • making money
  • making money
  • making money
  • proving your worth by becoming successful

During the 11 minute video – plus tack on 10 more minutes – I meditated. I watched the idea for this blog post arise and fade away. I watch my email inbox checking impulse arise then fade. Ditto for an idea to publish a newsletter but copy and paste the entire blog post to email since something still blocks ID addresses for some folks and my blog is not rendering properly for some people.

But I observed, felt the feelings associated with the thoughts, and detached. I let go. No attaching to anything during meditation sessions.

This is one of my prolific secrets; detachment.

Detachment

I never wrote 1 of my 500 plus guest posts here with any expectation of what I’d get out of the guest post. I wrote for the fun of writing and helping people. No expectation. No attachment.

Most bloggers heavily attach to outcomes, doing zero meditation, blogging mainly from fear and scarcity. They carefully meter out their energy, holding back their time and talents, writing content once in a blue moon, because they are heavily attached to outcomes, trying to squeeze, manipulate, hack or extract as much:

as possible out of one guest post or post.

Meanwhile, during the week of manipulation madness, where said blogger only published 1 helpful post, I published 14 to 28 helpful guest posts, plus 1 post or more on Blogging From Paradise.

I do not publish a guest post and try to GET anything out of it because I am not attached to any outcome from the guest post. I don’t fear my creations won’t yield anything, or won’t yield enough. I write the next guest post.

Detaching from outcomes – largely – makes you:

  • super prolific
  • super generous
  • super helpful
  • super happy
  • super fearless in many areas of life
  • super willing to do freeing, fun but sometimes highly uncomfortable things

When you worry not about what you’re getting from any blog post or guest post you write the next blog post or guest post. Then another. Then another. This is how to become prolific.

How to Detach Largely from Blogging Outcomes

  • meditate daily; start with 5 minutes
  • release expectations and trade ’em in for appreciation as Tony Robbins says; instead of trying to squeeze getting through your blogging campaign, feel grateful for the opportunity to serve folks
  • stop following any blogger obsessed with money, goals and other outcomes; these folks heavily attach to outcomes from fear energy (they fear they are not enough and keep trying to stack chedda and homes and cars to prove their worth to selves, and to you) and will lead you down this dicey path….trade up for heart-centered bloggers who help you live your dreams through the concepts of generosity and service

I am no Blogging Budda. I am not like the monks I see here in Thailand going on alms at 5 AM every morning, receiving their food for the day. Still living a worldly life here and still kinda attached to things.

But I am kinda detached from blogging outcomes which helps me be prolific.

Follow these tips guys.

Become a prolific blogger.

And if you have’t already, let go the world, the work day, or your endless to do list, and listen to the beauty of bird calls and village life beside a forest in Thailand.

Click the link up top. Watch the video.

Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up to that for 2 months?

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Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He's a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. Ryan can help you become a full time blogger with his course.

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4 Passive Blog Promotion Methods Nobody Thinks of

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Most bloggers brainstorm ways to promote blog posts after publishing blog posts.

This is active blog promotion.

Nobody thinks of passive blog promotion methods.

Doing a smash up job before promoting posts actively leads to passive promotion.

How?

If you get clear and create a smart post, organic promotion takes off.

Before I even touch a social sharing button on Blogging From Paradise, any one of my blog posts get 5, 10 or 20 retweets organically, based on the blog post quality and nothing else.

Do a good job pre-promotion to reap the benefits of passive, organic blog promotion.

Plus you need to leverage to become a highly successful, professional blogger who enjoys an offline life, too.

1: Cover Only One Blog Topic

Covering only one blog topic makes you an expert.

People promote experts freely.

Readers join big dawg blogger lists and follow big dawg blogger feeds. Said readers freely promote top bloggers based on their expert status alone.

Being an expert requires you to blog on one topic. Build your authority in one niche. Be a known commodity. Enjoy organic, passive promotion through your expert status.

2: Write Inspired Blog Posts

People freely promote inspired blog posts.

My blog posts tend to get shared freely and easily because I uplift, inspire and influence my readers to succeed via all posts.

Creating something inspired, energizing and valuable every time you publish a post.

Allow the post to gain passive, organic promotional momentum.

Many of my posts generate organic promotion through:

  • other blog features and mentions
  • other blogger’s promoting said posts to their email lists
  • other blogger’s social media streams

Take your time.

Write and publish something memorable every time out.

Boost passive promotion momentum.

3: Make it Easy to Share Blog Posts

Make it easy to share blog posts.

Increase passive promotion.

This was from my trip to Turkey.

Observe my social share buttons. Readers finish reading and easily hit a retweet or Facebook Share button.

Post social share buttons in easy to see, easy to access spots. Make sure buttons feature themselves equally prominent on mobile devices.

Make it easy to share blog posts quickly to boost organic promotion.

4: Invest in a Clean Theme

Clean, clear, professional-looking blog themes encourage easier passive, organic blog post promotion because no distractions pull readers from promoting posts on such themes.

Observe my theme. Do you feel confused after reading a blog post? On laptop, Chromebook or mobile, my theme appears clear, clean, sleek and professional.

Clean themes focus readers on reading content, sharing content and buying premium offerings.

Invest money in a clear, professional-looking theme.

See increased blogging success along with increased passive blog post promotion.

Think Like a Success

Abe Lincoln said if he had 6 hours to cut down a tree he would spend 4 hours sharpening the axe.

Your blog post is like the axe. Spending more time and energy writing and publishing a fabulous post increases organic, passive promotion quickly. Toss in increased business profits to see why it pays to do an excellent job sticking to your niche, writing a valuable posts, making social share buttons easy to find and investing money in a clean theme.

The more you follow these 4 tips, the more your blog post promotes itself.

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How Long Should a Weekly Blog Post Be?

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All blog posts should span a length sufficient enough to fulfill the title promise.

Give no thought to publishing frequency as you ponder blog post length.

Why?

If you publish the weekly post with the fear-energy of “This better be long enough or it will not be valuable because I am not publishing again until next week”, the fear-energy manifests as a crappy, bloated, heavy post.

Most bloggers write posts from an energy of fear, scarcity and lack. Many bloggers believe they are not good enough.

Said negative energies goad bloggers to:

  • write bloated posts
  • write boring posts
  • write posts with filler

because these bloggers believe blog post quality quality depends on a specific word count more than anything else.

Not true.

Blog post value depends on:

  • fulfilling the title promise
  • covering the title promise in clear, thorough, concise fashion
  • adding enough knowledge to answer the core post question and nothing more

Never ponder blog post frequency before picking a blog post word length.

Why?

Thinking frequency creates scarcity-based, “not enough”, mental cross currents that add a poverty conscious, lack conscious, scarcity energy to your writing.

Guaranteed; if you feel like your post length will not be enough because you post weekly, you try too hard to overcome the “not enough” energy and make the post way too long, filling it with wordy sentences, bloated paragraphs and an overall boring experience.

The Ultimate Blogging Curse

Have you ever written a dazzling, 2000 word, in-depth, clear, crisp, concise post, and nobody shows up to read it?

You cling to the ultimate blogging curse; your predominant fear energy of “not good enough or not long enough” overrides your writing brilliance.

You cannot outsmart your predominant energy. If you fear, fear mirrors back to you through your blogging results.

This is from my 2 month trip to Oman.

Imagine publishing one brilliant, genius, clear, concise blog post weekly. If you fear 800 words is not enough, the fear mirrors back to you as no readers, no profits, and blogging failure.

Visualize yourself publishing one 800 word post weekly from a whole, complete, calm, confident, happy energy. 800 words is enough to you. 800 words inspires your readers, you believe, in your mind.

The 800 word, weekly post generates a ton of traffic based on your:

  • clarity
  • confidence
  • belief system
  • detachment

First, strengthen your mental muscle. Be positive. Visualize your blogging success. Count blogging wins.

Proceed to write a weekly blog post from this success conscious, positive vibe, to find your ideal word count.

One General Ground Rule

Most bloggers and readers accept 600 words as the minimum count for a blog post.

Break the minimum rule if your intuition tells you to break it. But if not, start at 600 words as the ideal benchmark and go from there.

The Best Advice

Choose a blog post title inspiring your readers to succeed.

Create an outline.

Think 600 words minimum, but, just write.

Just write.

Allow words to flow.

Give no thought to blog post frequency as you write; projecting into the future takes you out of the moment, out of your flow, and you leave your power behind.

Focus your attention and energy on having fun helping your readers succeed. Allow the words to flow.

I never read a success-promoting post that felt good to read and said to myself, “But I wished the post were 2,000 words long because now I have to wait for next week to read another post.”

We live in abundance.

If someone wants more content that someone can:

Success is your birthright.

You were born rich.

Feel whole and complete if you publish a 600 word post weekly.

Feel whole and complete if you publish a 2000 word post weekly.

Feeling whole and complete attracts to you readers who enjoy your 600, 1000, and 2000 word posts.

The only thing that matters is writing clear, concise, crisp posts that deliver on the title promise, from a calm, confident, abundant, detached, success-conscious energy.

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1 Surprising Aspect of Successful Blogging that Woke Me Up

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You guys know by now; I am all about blogging mindset tips.

One such tip woke me up.

I saw the outright surprising influence following said tip had on:

Years ago I struggled to see blogging success. Today I succeed with greater and greater ease.

I know you succeed now. But if you desire increasing success, take this successful blogging tip to heart.

This next level tip makes you experience dizzying blogging success.

Give No Attention and Energy to Negativity and Give 100% Attention and Energy to Positive Ideas, People and Interactions

During a morning walk with my wife today, I noted how some folks email me asking how I am enjoying traveling the world. Traveling is in my blood. Traveling is my soul speaking out loud. I let people know how I deeply enjoy my travels. Anybody with eyes for seeing knows this, and never asks the question. This would be like asking Picasso if he enjoyed painting.

I tend to get a really odd response – that is not so odd really – from a handful of folks; said people respond with an emotional reaction, describing how they dislike travel and how they love their hometown. Who cares? Why would you email someone to tell them how much you love your way of life and how much you dislike another person’s life?

This is a negative, lower energy reaction suggesting an unclear person who wants to live your life but fears making bold moves to live it. Either way, I completely ignore the lower energies and lower energy interactions and voila! I became more and more successful with greater ease. Why? Where your attention and energy goes, grows.

Some people tell me to stop thanking them individually. I ignore their negativity, because if you cannot express gratitude or make a connection based on someone thanking you, you vibe lower on the energetic scale.

I never give attention and energy to someone who is trashing other bloggers because this is a negative weakness manifest, and I don’t do negativity, or weakness.

Friends Change and Some Friendships Evolve into Different Relationships

I deeply love my friends but as I get clearer and see greater success, I give zero attention and energy to negativity from any one of my friends. Success consciousness thing.

 

I also released many former friends who I vibed with when I was failing, and more negative, and who I no longer vibed with when I became more positive and successful. Friends change. Some friends visit for a while and you need release them.

Other friends remain friends but your bond changes and evolves into something different. Friends attempting to pull me into negative bashing or judging or trashing quickly see I give no energy to such negativity anymore. Sure we are still friends, but the bond evolves from a different dynamic now.

Why Ignoring Negative Situations Makes You Successful

Where your attention and energy goes, grows.

Give your attention only to positive people, positive interactions and success, and your positive ideas, positive friend network and success expands. Easy peasy.

Energetic momentum builds. Move higher in blogging circles. Paying customers arrive. Paying clients pop up in your experience.

Your blanket, conscious choice to give your attention and energy only to positive people, situations and circumstances accelerated your success.

The key is to completely commit to never giving your attention and energy to negative interactions.

The unclear, admiring people who asked you already if you love travel, only to react with the idea that they love their life, or the thanking rejectors, or bashers, never get one split second of your energy, going forward.

Prosper by giving your energy only to positive vibes.

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