For how long have you been blogging now?
2 days… 2 months or 2 years?
I won’t take the time you’ve been blogging into consideration. But one thing that I would like to ask you is what have you achieved?
Did you earn some money in the process?
Are you popular enough to call yourself a Blogging Superstar?
Or have you at least learned some new stuff and double your knowledge?
If you have achieved any of these above feats then I think you are worth to be called a blogger!
But have you ever wondered who took blogging to the next level?
Who turned blogging from a post random shit diary to a successful online business.
This post will highlight some of the biggest people that blogging has given birth to.
Sorry, I meant the post will highlight some of the most successful people who gave birth to Blogging!
Here come’s the list.
Instead of going with the traditional top to bottom, I am going to come from the bottom to top.
Just to make sure, you don’t close the windows until you read the post.
7. Daniel Scocco – The Daily Blogger
An idea like publishing Blogging Tips daily . Has it ever come to you ? Even though if you have the idea , when are you going to implement it .
Oops , you are too late from Daniel Scocco from Dailyblogtips did it before any one else could .
He used to travel places and then settled for a desk job . But was it what he wanted to do ?
Nope . He started online entrepreneurship .
And look at where he is now . Helping thousands of people online to Blog , the right way .
By the way , Daniel also sports an awesome body . (That is what I can see in his About Page picture )
6. Jon Morrow – The Headline Hacker
Did you ever want to quite Blogging ?
I am sure there was some point of time where you were so frustrated with not getting any traffic and comments that you wanted to Shut Your Blog down .
But you didn’t just because you read some inspirational story that gives you the Moral – Hard Work Pays off .
Let me introduce Jon Morrow who is the Associate Editor of Copyblogger Media Inc .
If you need inspiration then read his story – here .
Even after all of those disabilities , he is one of the most influential blogger out there .
By the way , have you download his e-book yet , if not then download it now – here .
5. John Chow – The Dot Com Lifestyle liver
John Chow . John Chow . John Chow.
For his famous Blogging Course that will take you from 0 to Cloud 9 .
John has been living the Dot Com lifestyle since the beginning of the Blogging Era .
The number of places that John Chow has been featured in cannot be counted by me .
So instead of relying on my sources , go check out his – About – Page .
4. Zac Johnson – The Super Affiliate
3. Darren Rowse – The Pro Blogger
So now comes the turn of the first ever Professional Blogger , Darren Rowse .
He started Blogging 10 years ago . (Now that’s quite a lot of time in online context )
During a time when there was almost nothing called a Blog , Darren took his chances and hit the Publish button for the first time .
Little did he know about the fortune that he had in this field .
He has authored quite a number of Best Selling E-Books as well as an awesome photographer .
To know more about Darren , see his About Page .
2. Brian Clark – The Copy Blogger (I’d rather say Copywriter + Blogger )
1. Matt Mullenweg – The Automattic man
We have reached the end of the list .
And look who is standing tall over others .
It is none other than Matt Mullenweg the founder of WordPress.
One fact that has to be noted is that if Matt did not develop WordPress then most of the above people would not be where they are today .
By developing WordPress , Matt reinvented the word , Blog .
Thank him for all he has done for us.
Read more about him – here .
So , How do I thank them ?
Okay , so you know whom to thank to . But do you know , How to thank them ?
If you don’t then let me tell you.
Shoot an e-mail to them . In that e-mail tell them How they have helped you in your Blogging Career and how much you want to thank them .
If you would like to return the great favor they have done for you then you could buy one of their awesome products to make them feel happier .
One thing that I cannot guaranty is a reply from them .
You’ve read the whole post, right ? Now go Thank these guys right away .
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.
Be a successful blogger by being mentally and physically fit.
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.
Why Does It Take Time to Be a Successful Blogger?
Successful bloggers implore you: it takes time to succeed.
I advise following your fun, helping people generously, trusting the process and seeing the blogging journey through. I mention in my eBook how time saving tips make your journey easier. But in the same regard, this journey takes time. Impatient bloggers weed themselves out. Generous, patient, persistent bloggers succeed. Sometimes, successful bloggers realize not the time element and how it works, and never explain in detail why it takes time to succeed. Why do you need to be patient? Why does it take time to succeed? I uncovered 3 reasons why it takes time to be a successful blogger.
1: It Takes Time to Practice a Skill So You Become Really Good At It
Today, I can write 10 to 20 blog posts daily if I so desired. I could easily create 20 videos daily.
10 years ago, I could write 1 blog post weekly and feared doing videos, to where, I never recorded videos as a newbie blogger.
Generous practice plus time made me prolific. Nobody gains skills in 1 day. Humans gain skills practicing 1 craft daily for months, then years. I love basketball. A handful of NBA players disclose how terrible they played after picking up a ball for the first time, 5 or 10 years, prior. Patient, persistent practice and time polished their skills to the point they became successful enough to go pro. Blogging is no different. Successful bloggers practice daily for years before being skilled enough to become a pro.
2: It Takes Time to Gain Big Exposure
Gaining big exposure for success takes time. Every creative act expands your presence a little bit more but those little bits add up over time. New bloggers blind themselves to this concept, believing 1 day and 1 blog post gives them successful exposure enough to make money and gain clout. Nope. Time reveals persistently generous bloggers because getting massive exposure requires months to years of generous, patient, persistent service.
No human can begin blogging at 8 AM as a new blogger and land a Forbes appearance by 12 noon. Nobody knows you. You have no exposure. Humans require time to create and connect in enough spots to gain success promoting exposure. Relax. You are on the way. But allow for time and generosity to leverage your presence. Time is required to be seen in many places.
3: It Takes Time to Uncover and Feel and Release Fears
Do you want to know why I wrote this post? I uncovered this reason a few moments ago. I noticed one income stream yield lesser amounts over the 2 days prior and felt a tiny but palpable surge of fear. Aha! I got you. Feeling fear, I released it and proceeded. I blogged for 10 years. I still feel tiny fears if an income stream yields less money, day to day, based on my expectations. But I needed to face this fear to make more money. New bloggers generally have deep fears concerning money, success and freedom. It takes time to feel and release fears concerning making more than $1 a day until you vibe at the $100, $1000 or $10,000 monthly – or more – level of blogging income.
Time unearths fears for feeling and releasing, to reach the next level of blogging success.
Time is a great blogging ally.
All you need flows to you over time.
Generously create, connect, follow your fun and nudge into fears.
Success is yours.
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