The simplest way to achieve long term blogging success is to be honest, truthful, to work generously, to put in time, and to love what you do. This simple way sometimes gets highly uncomfortable or outright scary. Facing fear, feeling fear and releasing fear never feels good but doing so helps you keep doing simple things persistently, over many thousands of hours. Doing simple things over many thousands of hours allows you to become a professional blogger. Being honest and truthful over this sustained period of time lets you develop a strong, rock-solid, trusted reputation. Success finds trusted bloggers. But lying to yourself or your followers, or, doing dishonest things in terms of money, leads to problems near term and long term.
I looked up someone who owned some sweet rides, often viewed on YouTube. He seems like a good, generous dude. But unless a purely bizarre chain of events has transpired, he likely did a dishonest thing routinely, to earn some of his massive wealth. We all make mistakes. No judgments here. I harbor no ill will toward the man. But if he was being dishonest and not too truthful for a bit, he will slam into some legal issues and will lose his good name, too. Sure he can recover his reputation but you know this takes time, forgiveness and a willingness to admit mistakes, all of which takes years of work and devout, genuine intents, in all you do. My main point is this: if you be honest and truthful with self and readers, not only will become wildly successful, but you also sleep well at night. Nothing beats establishing genuine peace of mind in all you do blogging-wise, and life-wise.
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Buy it if you want a serious lesson in blogging release. Anyway, I honestly, genuinely and truthfully explained why my most successful blogging move was deleting an old blog, brand and way of online living. I only know the honest way. Being straight with my readers ensures you know where I am coming from. Some less than honest, fear-filled, scared folks cannot handle the truth. Others handle the truth just fine. Those who handle the truth just fine simply live from energies of love, honesty, truth and flat out straight-ness, being authentic in all they do. Not being honest with self and others leads to problems, struggles and mental chaos. Legal problems, personal problems, or domestic problems ensue. The individual above will likely slam into stressful, terrible legal problems because he did not act in honest, genuine fashion. No matter how much money he has as far as his net worth, and no matter how many cars he owns, and no matter how awesome the rides are, he has to face these forms of stress, heartache and mental chaos, because he allowed dishonesty to motivate and fuel a few actions.
I watched a Warren Buffet documentary on HBO recently. He noted how you can build a reputation over 20 years and lose your reputation in 5 minutes. Living by this mantra, he experienced virtually no legal issues and maintains a cheery, relaxed, peaceful, happy, self-deprecating vibe. His massive wealth does not delude him because he is at peace telling the truth, living in genuine fashion and serving human beings. Tell the truth. Be honest. Be brutally to the point. Never allow fear to motivate you to lie or to be dishonest. Imagine if I wrote an eBook claiming to help you be a billionaire. I would be lying; I am not a billionaire (currently), so cannot help you be a billionaire. But if I wrote an eBook sharing secrets from 31 billionaires, I would be telling the truth because all advice offered about being a billionaire flows from 31 billionaires who achieved this fear.
Tell the truth!