I recall being in Koh Lanta, Thailand, in 2014. I lived in a tropical paradise. All seemed well. On the outside. Largely, all was well. Things seemed to be moving along. But after checking one of my metrics for an eBook I promoted tirelessly, a nightmare appeared on the screen: I sold 4 eBooks in 4 months after an incredible effort to blitz the living stuffing out of the eBook. Granted, this was pre Blogging From Paradise Ryan. I seemed burdened by great fear and pain. My low sales made perfect sense. But this moment of blogging heartache was no end. I did not quit. Obviously. This was the beginning of staggering success. Why?
2 short months later, I trashed my old blog, brand and yes, the eBook itself, to created Blogging From Paradise. BFP took off slowly but steadily. I wrote and self-publish 100 plus eBooks under the Blogging From Paradise brand and sold the eBooks on Amazon. Do you see what I mean? Do you see why the blogging heartache of seeing massive effort yield 4 eBook sales led me not to end things, or to quit, but to begin anew, to begin fresh, to trash a lame eBook, blog and brand, and to create Blogging From Paradise? All the fear-pain you feel during blogging low points masked as intense heartache, frustration and anger help you see clearly, trash what needs trashing and move in a fresh, fun, freeing, profitable direction. All baggage I felt and let go during that intense moment in Koh Lanta allowed me to make a critical change not 2 months later, when I deleted my old blog and its 3400 blog posts to make room for Blogging From Paradise.
Never allow blogging heartache to define you because you are infinitely more than blogging heartache, pain and suffering. Never quit if you love blogging but feel like giving it. Perk up! Feel fear, feel pain, clear these negative energies, and open your eyes. Guaranteed, you see a new beginning more clearly, including beginning a more generous, wise, experienced, intelligent blogging campaign. For example, I sold the eBook on a now defunct, unknown platform, since I feared self-publishing on Amazon for many reasons. Do you see how scared people think? I feared the formatting process for Kindle and also feared giving up bigger commissions, being blind to massive Amazon exposure and greater sales potential on the platform. Lesson learned, minus 3 of my eBooks now, the rest sit on the cyber shelves of good old Amazon. Smart new beginning for me, in 2014, after I self-published my first 10 eBooks in a few months.
I never looked back.
100 plus eBooks later, my blogging heartache in 2014 evolved into a very different narrative here in 2020. I have sold more than 4 eBooks since then. Plus, success accelerated throughout my blogging campaign because I did not quit when times got tough, but felt my fear and learned from the experience, beginning wise, intelligently and abundantly, moving in a fresh blogging direction. See all blogging valleys at starting points for climbing toward blogging peaks. Every seeming heartache has success built in. Believe that. I do. I lived it. I know you will experience this too, if you have not already. Every tough spot that feels crippling opens your eyes to something fun, freeing, profitable and prospering, that benefits you and all of humanity with you. If you love blogging, do not quit after slamming into a rough spot. We all do as we navigate through earlier blogging days, often leaner blogging times. But this gig gets easier and easier if you feel fear, learn from struggles and move in the opposite direction.
About the Author
Ryan Biddulph inspires with his courses, blog and 100 plus eBooks at Blogging From Paradise.