I am a huge comic book movie fan.
Bane of the DC comics universe is among my favorite characters.
He teaches you 3 successful blogging lessons through 3 quotes.
1: “Now Is Not the Time for Fear.”
Bane starts off the movie’s first scene with his classic line.
He and his team of mercenaries fake their own deaths inside of a blown up plane about to crash to the earth, being held airborne by another plane.
A scientist screams like a small child at his impending death. Bane reminds him now is not the time for fear.
Bane teaches you now is no time for fear. Panicking serves you no purpose if you look at numbers on a screen, feel fear, then flip out.
Fear is an illusion. Fear is not there. Love and harmony and fun are real.
I find it weird how bloggers panic and freak out after looking at numbers on a screen like traffic or profits stats. Makes no sense to me. Why panic over numbers? You are a grown human being with infinite potential. Trust the process. Know you will succeed, because you will. Now is not the time for fear.
2: “What a Lovely Voice.”
Even a few moments before Bane accelerates what could possibly be the end of Gotham as we know it, he pauses for a moment. A young boy with a melodic voice sang the National Anthem.
Bane takes a moment to note how the kid has a lovely voice, expressing gratitude among some pretty dire straits.
Guys; even if nothing APPEARS to be going smoothly with your blog, train yourself to see the good in all situations. You are blogging, learning and growing. You are laying the foundation for something special. You will succeed. But you need to see the good amid the appearances of struggle or failure, or you will get caught up in struggle and failure, like most bloggers.
Celebrate your seemingly small wins because each little win grows into something amazing over the long haul.
3: “It Doesn’t Matter Who We Are. All That Matters Is Our Plan.”
After someone asked Bane who he is, the League of Shadows outcast speaks the truest quote of life.
Bane has a terrible plan to rid Gotham of its decadent, opulent ways.
But you can choose a high energy, loving, uplifting plan to benefit readers which leads to you living your dream.
You genuinely do not matter in that the plan, the intent, the service, is all that truly matters. You are an unlimited being so you need not put much focus on yourself. Sure you may share your stories but the end goal is to serve your readers.
Successful bloggers largely make their blog about their plan, their dominant intent. Said intent has little to do with the blogger themselves; these happy pros focus almost exclusively on serving their audience.
Minus a few breaks for yoga, exercise and a short nap, I have blogged for the past 12 hours on this Friday. Why am I writing this guest post when I could be watching Netflix or hanging out with friends offline, on a Friday night? My intent/plan nudges me to keep serving you. Not for me, but for you.
Of course I am not 100% altruistic. What blogger is 100% selfless? But I genuinely devote most of my energy to my plan – helping you – and give little thought to myself, who I am, or my needs.
Embracing this concept and acting on it makes you incredibly powerful and stunningly successful over the long term because most bloggers are stuck in survival mode, focusing on themselves and how they define themselves, and doing most things from a vane, self-serving, energy, blogging-wise. You shine bright serving folks among most bloggers who mainly try to serve themselves.
It doesn’t matter who you are. All that matters is your blogging plan.