Blogging for beginners becomes easier and easier if you do one thing.
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Focus on wins.
Every positive blogging step is a win.
Buying your domain and hosting is a win. Publishing your first blog post is a win. Buying my blogging audio course is a win because you accelerate your success by learning from a pro.
If you focus on wins and feel successful your success expands. Where your attention and energy goes, grows.
Blogging for Beginners
I feel even more successful than I did earlier today; and I felt super successful earlier today.
I Googled “pro blogging tips” and saw two of my articles on page 1:
Feels good. I see the win. I step into the win. I feel more successful.
I Googled “digital nomad mistakes” and saw two of my articles on page 1:
10 Lessons in Failure from 10 Digital Nomads (I was featured in article)
I feel good. 2 more wins. 2 more successes. As I devote my energy to success I keep seeing success. Like a success runaway freight train.
But you need to keep focusing on success to see more success.
Newbie bloggers accelerate their success moment ridiculously quickly if they keep building on all the wins during early days.
Focus on these wins. Feel good. Feeling good aligns you with greater success.
Beginner Blogger Wins
- investing in your domain and hosting
- writing your first blog post
- publishing your first blog post
- publishing your first comment on a blog
- receiving your first blog comment
- sending your first tweet containing a blog post
- investing in a premium theme
- Sharing your first blog post on Facebook
- getting mentioned on a blog for the first time
Every single step toward greater success is a win. Every single step toward greater success is success. Focus on how good these wins feel. Feel even more successful. Act from a success-filled energy. See greater success. Cut your learning curve by years as you hit the ground running.
Why This Is a Surefire Way to Succeed
You focus on new blogger wins, feel like a winner and emit a success conscious vibe.
Here is a win from my trip to Doha, Qatar.
Feeling successful inspires you to create helpful content and to link to top bloggers through your content.
You share your dream and proven tips to help your readers. Guaranteed; you will catch a successful blogger’s eye, doing this from an abundant vibe. I regularly notice success-seeking, posturing, new bloggers. I may retweet said bloggers or Share their latest post on Facebook. You see more traffic and profits per my promotion. More traffic. More profits. More success.
Your success focus put it all into motion. Your chosen energy put it all into success. Your peaceful, calm, detached, relaxed vibe inspired me to promote you and your inspired work.
This is the surefire approach to blogging success because life follows your energy. Life follows your focus. Focus on success as a newbie and you become successful more quickly than most newbie bloggers.
Most new bloggers struggle by focusing on their struggles. Most new bloggers fail because they focus on their failures.
Focus on your dreams; not your dread. Focus on your success; not your struggle. If you face an obstacle just solve it. Or go to the pros who teach you how to solve it. Case closed. Obstacle solved. Feel super successful, and accelerate your success.
Be Cool and Calm
I am feeling cool and calm now. At 12:01 PM on Monday, in Thailand, I listen to traditional Thai music during the Thai New Year celebration called Songkran.
I feel like I could go to sleep. Not because I am exhausted, but because being here feels peaceful and serene.
New bloggers; take this same cool, calm, chill, success vibe with you today, going forward. You will see success and align with top bloggers more quickly by maintaining a detached, serene vibe.
Keep Mining Your Wins
You can never lose anything as a new or pro blogger. Win after win unfolds. Everything is a win, gain or success. Focus on mining wins and you have more wins to mine because where your attention and energy goes, grows.
Check out my win-success; from one of my trips to Costa Rica.
See wins. See goodness. See growth.
Give your attention and energy solely to your wins. Each win acts like a building block of success.
See your latest blog post as a win.
See the first blog visitor as winning. Ditto for the second blog visitor.
I still do this now with each comment and Like on Facebook and I write for a million member readership via Positively Positive. See success and see it all as a win and your wins expand in spectacular fashion.
Before I was living in places like Fiji and Bali for 4 and 6 months and before I drove 44,000 monthly visitors to my blog I saw each:
- blog comment
- dollar in blogging profit
as a win.
That’s a lot of wins. That is a lot of feeling good. That is a lot of feeling successful.
The more successful I feel, the more successful I become.
Where your attention and energy goes, grows.
Following Winning Bloggers
Follow winning bloggers like David Boozer. He is a top internet marketing coach.
David shares inspiring videos from his paradise in the Pacific Northwest. He helps you see wins, to see your success, so you too can see greater and greater success.
You can succeed and will succeed. You are successful right now.
Count all of your wins.
Since everything leads you toward greater success all you are doing as a beginner blogger is succeeding.
How to Leave Your Blogging Struggles Behind
Exit your comfort zone on a daily basis.
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Leave blogging struggles behind.
I love blogging. Blogging feels fun, freeing and quite easy to me. But sometimes, on this journey, my feelings change a bit. Sometimes, blogging feels uncomfortable and I nudge into resistance. Fear rears its head. Mental blocks arise. Sometimes I fear running out of time or perhaps I fear wasting my time. In these moments, I have 2 choices: remain in my fear-filled comfort zone or leave my comfort zone.
I left most of my blogging struggles behind because I choose to leave my comfort zone on a regular basis. Traffic, profits, and all manner of sweet blogging success greet bloggers who feel their fears, leave their comfort zones and do the blogging task, anyway.
What Is Blogging Struggle?
Blogging struggle is doing things or not doing things based on fear. Fear drives you. You blog from a fear-based, scared energy. You avoid traffic and profit and success boosting activities because you fear the opportunities. Example; you struggle horribly to make money and drive blog traffic. I advise to begin generous, relaxed, enjoyable guest posting, to help you increase traffic and profits and success. The split second you THINK about guest posting, you feel a range of emotions, from excitement, to happiness, then, from terror, to anxiety, to a general fear of wasting your time.
If 2 people visit your blog daily and you see zero blogging profits now, and you say “no” to guest posting because of some fears, you will likely struggle horribly, because you avoided guest posting to stay in your comfort zone of fear.
Traffic and profits sit on the other side of fear, outside of your comfort zone. No way around that one. We all pay a fear tuition doing freeing, success-promoting, uncomfortable things. I remember when Zac invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Fear invaded my mind. Would he reject my posts? How about if he hated my posts? What if I wasted my time? Would I be able to follow all the rules? Would he criticize me? Of course Zac is the nicest, kindest, friendliest iconic blogger on earth. He REALLY is, guys. He is an exceptional human being. But fear is irrational, distorting the truths of love, harmony and abundance.
I had to feel all those scary, intense fears, and keep blogging anyway, to write and publish my first few guest posts here. 800 plus guest posts later, I am still going strong. Why? I left my comfort zone those first few times and instantly began leaving blogging struggles behind.
Exit your comfort zone every single day. Do something that scares you. Do something that tests your limits. Publish a 4 paragraph long comment on a top blog, even if you fear:
- nobody is listening
- nobody is reading comments
- nobody will click through to your blog
- you are wasting your time
- the comment won’t get published
This happened to me recently. I spent 15 minutes writing a 9 paragraph comment on Pro Blogger. But Disqus suffered some connection problems and prevented me from publishing the comment. I feared I wasted 15 minutes. But after feeling and releasing the emotion, I let it go, moved on, and devoted 10 minutes to writing and publishing the comment later in the day, when Disqus was working.
Struggles happen if you choose to blog mainly from fear.
Success happens when you nudge into these fears, toward your blogging fun, taking inspired but uncomfortable action on a daily basis.
Go for it!
Exit your comfort zone.
Leave your blogging struggles behind…for good.
Focus on Things More to Leverage Your Blog Quickly
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What is the relationships guy talking about?
Blogging is a people business, right?
Blogging is one part people and one part things. Seriously. I learned this recently because if you depend 100% on people to build your blogging success you cannot possibly scale to massive levels. But if you do focus on things more, like email lists, and blogging platforms, you become less dependent on people, and also, your leveraging potential goes through the roof.
Email List Example
Let’s look at the famous email list. It is a thing. After you publish a blog post, you write a few words, include a link to your latest post, and after clicking a button, email the post to 10, 100, or 10,000 people….or more people. In a split second, you reach 10,000 human beings. Using a thing helps you leverage your presence like mad. Awesome.
But imagine if you only reached 10,000 people by mentioning people in your recent post, and tagging them on social media. Humanly impossible, of course. Let’s say you depend on even, 50 people, to promote your blog post, by mentioning them and tagging them. Linking to and tagging 50 bloggers takes a lotta time. Minimum, even for a 700 word post, it takes 90 minutes to 2 hours – or longer – to go the tagging and mentioning route. Do you see the problem of depending 100% on people and friendships to build blog? You run out of time. Meanwhile, sending your post to 50 email subscribers takes 3 minutes to send the email and literally, a split second to actually publish the email, at the click of a button.
Using Things Effectively Leverages Your Presence
Using email lists, blogging platforms for guest posting and certain tools leverages your presence fast because eventually, you run out of time trying to leverage your presence solely based on grabbing the attention of fellow bloggers. Plus you are at the mercy of humans, and building a fear-based attachment to fellow humans leads to misery because humans change, humans get too busy to promote you, and humans unfriend other humans.
I am for making blogging a people and things business. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the prior 2 months. Befriend people and enjoy the process, but if you want to leverage massively and sprint up the exposure ladder, tap into the convenience of technology by using things to reach more people fast.
At the end of the day, it is about helping more people freely. Use things – aka technology aka inanimate objects – to help people more freely and to help more people, too.
Exit Human-Obsessed and Things-Resistant Blogging Circles
I used to be part of blogging circles 100% reliant – virtually – on human beings, and heavily resistant to things. But none of these bloggers leveraged to big time, super successful levels. These bloggers railed against bots and joked of not using or being a blogging cyborg. All seemed funny. But on agreeing and following their advice I soon learned how incredibly difficult it becomes to grow a successful blog being 100% attached to and dependent on human beings to build the blog. Humans change. Things do not. Plus you cannot leverage humans like you leverage things.
While all these folks complained about emails and automating, they played so small that reaching next level success proved to be 100% impossible. But, I observed how using things like systems and tools will help you reach huge, targeted groups of people in minutes or even seconds. See the email example above.
Instead of complaining about or resisting tech, why not use things to make life easier, to leverage your presence quickly and to reach a huge, targeted group of human beings so you succeed and so people get what they want?
Long Term Blogging Success: Co-Creation Not Manipulation
Every blogger who succeeds over the long haul did so through co-creation.
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Two blogger met. Two people make friends. Both friends help each other out, for a co-creation, and see greater success due to the co-creation.
I have seen this happen so much in my blogging life over the past 10 years. I befriended Zac many years ago. He invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Years later, all the co-creating I did through 800 plus guest posts helped:
- increase my blog traffic
- increase my blogging profits
- increase my DA
- increase my brand exposure
Think about it guys; all top bloggers make friends with other bloggers, both parties help each other, and we all win. You win, I win, and our fellow bloggers win.
You will never create long-term blogging success by trying to manipulate people through fear, smoke, mirrors and other silly tactics, because doing so is like building your blogging business on a house of cards. Even the smallest breeze of resistance knocks down the cards, and your blogging business with it. Bad idea.
What do I mean by manipulation? Imagine you write a blog post filled with bold promises of how to make 6 figures a year, telling bloggers you know the way. You share no specific strategies for making 6 figures. Nope. But you do make big, hyped up claims, filling the 1000 word post with some hefty, silly promises. What are you trying to do? Manipulate humans into following your blog, buying your stuff and giving you money. Your intent is to use fear, greed and desperation to GET money from people. Using fear manipulates people into doing what they do not want to do, for a temporary income boost, for you. But again, imagine a house of cards. A barely detectable breeze knocks down the house, and a seemingly tiny detail knocks down and destroys your blogging business.
When I was a new blogger a LONG time ago, one blogger who claimed to be a 6 figure earner admitted he was lying. He disappeared instantly. His blogging business died because he lied about making 6 figures, because he wanted to manipulate people into giving him money.
Co-Creating Benefits All over the Long Haul
If you guest post on other blogs, you and fellow bloggers create helpful content that promotes lasting success. Imagine building a house on a rock solid foundation, on a granite mountain. Wow! That is a serious foundation. Nothing moves that home. Even a decent earthquake barely makes the house shake. This is what it’s like to co-create content with fellow bloggers.
You both create something together – through a shared post and shared domain name – that is good, and leads to something good and beneficial. Fear and manipulation? No involvement in this process. Love and abundance and service, this is it, and this is why you become successful in building a rock solid foundation, and, in becoming a pro blogger.
How Can You Co-Create?
A few ideas:
- guest post on your blog
- guest post on other blogs
- create joint videos
- create joint podcasts
- create joint business ventures
Ultimately, you can co-create with fellow bloggers in countless ways. Being creative is your only requirement.
Think of how the co-creating benefits all of humanity. Think of all the people you can help through your co-creation. Put people ahead of your immediate needs and also, bring other bloggers on board to see the greatest impact over the long haul.
Be generous, help people, make friends and gain exposure. Build a viable, long term, meaningful blogging business. Observe manipulative, flash in the pan bloggers come and go. I have seen thousands of these types die a quick death, like moths flying too close to the flame-temptation of quick, easy riches.
Co-create to out last virtually everybody else in your blogging niche.
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