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Blogging Motivation: You Impact More Folks than You Realize

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I just spent 5 minutes watching my high school Spanish teacher win The Price Is Right. Amazing how blogging motivation pops up in the most interesting places.

Sitting here in a peaceful, sleepy village in Northern Thailand, I may have awoken my neighbors. Why? I literally laughed out loud observing Bruce Zehnle celebrate with the same enthusiasm at 74 that he displayed 30 years prior, when I sat in his One Room Schoolhouse.

He won numerous awards for his teaching skills, being one of the top teachers in New Jersey, if not the entire United States. He had a seismic impact on his students because he made learning fun.

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I think he knows the impact he had on his students but not the extent; here I am some 30 years after sitting in his freshman Spanish class for the first time, rooting for him and laughing out loud, thinking of all the important lessons he taught me.

This is from my 3 month trip to New Zealand.

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Forget about Spanish itself; I was never particularly talented in picking up language, yet after 20 years of barely speaking a word of Spanish, I seamlessly spoke it with ease living outside of a tourist area in Cusco, Peru, high amid the Andes. Everything came back to me because he did such a brilliant job making it fun to learn and retain Spanish.

Sister Josephine was my 6th grade social studies teacher. She was a sharp cookie, being one of the first women to graduate from Colombia. As I travel around SE Asia I vividly remember all of the former names of these lands. Thailand was Siam. Cambodia was Kampuchea. Myanmar was Burma. China was Cathay. Hopping over to Sri Lanka, I recall it being Ceylon.

Sister Josephine had a different teaching style but was so impacting on me that I recall a whole slew of folks and quotes some 33 years after the fact, after sitting in her classroom in 1986.

Bloggers: You Make a Difference

Bloggers; you are impacting more folks than you could ever know. You are also impacting folks who will remember these lessons for decades.

If you are a highly successful blogger who is enjoying your blogging journey, you impact people more than you know.

If you are a new blogger who seeks success and knows you are becoming more successful by the day, you impact people more than you know.

For every person who emails me or Messages me I know 20 to 50 lurkers love what I have to offer.

I vividly recall writing my first post on Positively Positive. People emailed to thank me for sharing my inspiration. For every emailer I know 10 or 50 or 100 or more folks felt impacted but never reached out due to shyness or other factors.

Count Wins You Have Not Seen with Your Eyes Yet

You love that one, right?

Count wins you have seen in mind, but not with your eyes.

If no one appears to email you encouragement or appreciation know this: seeing rabid fans in your mind’s eye helps create the rabid fan base. Do you want more loyal readers? Do you want to make an impact? Visualize your success and act from a calm, relaxed, chill energy, knowing your success is on the way.

This is from my 2 month trip to Oman.

As within, so without.

See success in your mind. Feel success to be real. Focus on successful bloggers. Learn from positive influences. Folks will follow your blog. Plus more folks you had no idea followed your blog become profoundly impacted by your blog.

Top Bloggers

Even as you generate a full time income and live your dreams you need dig deeper sometimes to find greater meaning in your work. You wish to know; you make a difference.

Top bloggers impact an incredible number of readers who never reach out to said top bloggers. Know this. Accept this truth. Feel even more successful. Relish your impact. Celebrate your reach. Watch your success expand.

I often count all my blogging wins than multiply by 10 because every metric or stat indicates massive increase in the present and future. For every eBook sale I make, I know 10 more are lining up and people are on the cusp of buying right now.

Think increase, expansion and feeling whole and complete to boost your blogging income, to see greater success and to know you are making a huge impact.

Count Wins

A few minutes ago I received this email:

“I thought I should gamble my chance and tell you how you have been such an inspiration to me! Hopefully you chose to open this email from the sea of email you receive everyday.

Your travel blog is nothing short of amazing! It helped me muster up the courage and quit my 9-5 job, and take up a travel writing job.

I just came back from my second Bali trip, and my itinerary was heavily inspired by your blog.

Can’t thank you enough for that! “

I love emails like this because I see more wins. More folks served. More folks inspired. This journey is simply giving your attention and energy to success. Nothing more, nothing less. See folks you inspire. See yourself as a brilliant source of motivation. Observe how quickly you succeed.

This is from 1 of my many trips to Bali.

Blogging motivation grows with each win you count.  Count income and traffic wins. Count a win for reading this post. You get to step inside my mind. My life is a movie. Win. Big time win for you.

I see this guest post as a win for me. Why? I help you. I increase my traffic and profits. I help more folks. I inspire more people and motivate more folks. What a sweet win. I will take it.

Taking more wins helps me experience more wins because where your attention and energy goes, grows.

See your impacts. See future impacts.

You are helping more bloggers than you realize.

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Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He's a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. Ryan can help you become a full time blogger with his course.

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Blogging Is Not What You Are Doing But What You Are Being

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Phew!

Think this one through.

Blogging is what you are being. Not doing.

Blogging is not mindlessly doing stuff. Oh shoot. You realized something, didn’t you? Blogging is not building an email list. Email lists do not give you success. Nope. Clear, confident, detached bloggers who have fun building email lists and who trust in the blogging process grow big, responsive, profitable lists….over time. What does this mean?

“Over time” means you do not panic, flip out or bail on blogging, if you calmly build a list and have fun doing it, for a long time, and see the appearances of little or no growth. This is BEING a successful blogger; having fun, trusting, being patient, taking the simple, easy route, even if it feels uncomfortable after blogging and list building for a bit and seeing the illusion of scant results.

Most Bloggers Fail Because They Screw It Up

Most bloggers buy into a lie; doing specific things makes you successful. Nope. If this were the case, everybody who builds a list would be billionaires. Because they built a list, lists breed success, right? Nope. Even if you follow steps robotic-like, your energy, your emotions, your feelings, all make up your BEING. The 6 and 7 and 8 figure earners who happily take this journey are being the 6, 7 and 8 figure earners energetically, calm and confident, after having fun creating content and connecting, and seeing $4 in blogging profits after 6 months of being the person. Every other blogger panics after 1 day, 1 week or 1 month, stop being the millionaire success, do dumb stuff, begin being a broke person, and see struggle and failure until they decide to be the successful blogger again.

The Core Elements of Being a Success

Blog mainly:

  • for fun
  • taking the easy but uncomfortable path; do what feels natural to you, even when you slam into fear of wasting your time, fear of being criticized, fear of mental blocks, etc
  • with a complete trust in yourself
  • with a complete trust in the blogging process
  • with a complete trust in sound, proven advice from successful bloggers

Very few bloggers be these energies persistently. Very few bloggers happily earn a pretty penny over time. Few bloggers be success. Most bloggers try to do their way to success but since they act without giving any thought to their intent, their driver, their energy, almost all of these bloggers are being broke, poor, struggling and failing.

Blogging is not robotic. If blogging was robotic, every blogger who did specific things in a certain way would succeed. But this is not true. Blogging is energy. Top bloggers use all types of different approaches to reach the top. This indicates blogging is primarily energy, your energy coloring your actions and results.

Imagine if you feel like a failure. I advise you to write a guest post for me. You tell me you are lazy, have no ideas, cannot do it, need to take a few months off, etc. I offer you an opportunity to promote your success but since you are BEING a failure and feeling like a failure you are blind to the DOINGs (generous guest posting) of a successful blogger. See what I mean? Plus, if you seize the guest posting opportunity while feeling like a complete failure, either the post quality stinks or you write a masterpiece by the odd chance, that nobody reads. Nobody read it because you are feeling/being a failure, so, you see failure results.

100% of the time, blogging is energy. Being a success means blogging your fun, doing what feels easy and natural to you, trusting in self and the process, and feeling uncomfortable along the way.

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Why Does Blogging Seem Hard?

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Aha!

The question of blogging questions.

Why does blogging seem hard?

Blogging in and of itself is not hard. Blogging is a concept. A blog is an inanimate object. It is neutral. It is not hard, tough or easy.

Human beings label their feelings with emotions. THIS is why blogging seems hard.

Why?

Doing the neutral activity of blogging feels scary, meaning you unearth and either resist or feel fears. Feeling the fears feels highly unpleasant. Especially if said fears feel deep, strong, and terrifying, depressing or anger-inducing.

But if you resist these deep fears, and refuse to feel them, and blog mainly from a dominant vibe of fear, you fully experience the feeling of blogging being super hard. Blogging is actually neutral but you refuse to feel deep fears that blogging has unearthed. You resisting fear leads to prolonged blogging failure, aka, not seeing much money and traffic, aka, blogging being really hard.

Real World Example

A few moments ago, I scanned one of my daily blogging income streams. I made a little less than I had been making for 1 of a billion reasons. 1 such reason may have been the internet crashing here last night. We experienced a few big, powerful thunderstorms.

Anyway, I noted the dollar amount being lower and felt fear arise in my body. Rather than resist the fear, I felt the anxiety, and my mind hurriedly racing ahead to next month’s paycheck, and then, after breathing deeply for a few moments and fully embracing the fear, I released it. I did not resist it. I felt it. The fear disappeared. I then blog from an abundant, relaxed, detached, generous energy, which helps me become more and more successful.

But the old me – and most bloggers – see a lesser dollar amount for daily earnings, feel an intense fear arise, panic, bury the fear versus feeling it, and run around like mad men and mad women with that DEEP FEAR DRIVING THEM, desperate and greedy, resisting the fear, being driven by fear, and of course, they do stupid stuff with a dominant fear energy guaranteeing their blogging failure. Then, these humans who refuse to face, embrace and feel fears, proclaim blogging to be hard. This is a lie. Blogging is neutral. But you refuse to face, embrace and release your fears, so blogging *feels* hard.

Solution

Feel fears when fears arise. Cry it out. Shout it out. Feel depressed or deflated.  Do not resist fear. Then, after feeling fears, you will feel good, detached, relaxed and trusting. Feeling these dominant abundant energies, you will create, connect, trust, persist and blog from a relaxed, chill energy. Blogging from this calm, trusting, generous energy makes blogging easier and easier and easier. Money flows in easy. Traffic flows in easy.

Blogging went from hard to easy because you faced fears, felt fears, and progressively blogged from an abundant, generous, calm, detached vibe.

Tip for Feeling Fear

Engage in some energy management ritual that expands your awareness. I do deep yin yoga and power walk daily. Prayer and/or meditation may help. Breathing deeply helps. Do anything that expands your awareness so you can observe and feel fear versus resisting this destructive energy.

Some humans bury fear with busy-ness and jobs they hate. Other people turn to drugs or alcohol to bury fears. All of these folks are unhappy and depressed because you cannot feel good, abundant, relaxed and successful with oodles of fear buried deep inside of you.

Be with your fears. Be gentle with yourself. The blogger who feels and releases fear soon learns blogging gets easier and easier.

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Do You Need to Respond to ALL Comments?

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No.

One mistake holds back many bloggers who fail to scale. These folks obsess over responding to every single comment, every email, every message. Why? Pride. Obsession. Attachment to people. Fear of missing out on an opportunity. Fear of missing out on friendships.

Unfortunately, if you spend 14 hours daily responding to every single social request and chat and email and blog comment and message – even if it feels fun – you lose opportunities to scale through blog posts, guest posts, podcasts and doing interviews.

Please; if responding to virtually everything feels fun, do it. But 99% of bloggers BS themselves on this because they respond to EVERYONE from an energy of fear, pain, lack, resistance, force and hustle. Bad idea guys. Force negates. But, power attracts. Meaning if you are willing to use power, and love, and fun, to inject into your work, you quickly see: the cornerstone of massive scaling and persistent growth and freeing blogging success is writing, publishing and placing blog posts and guest posts.

Example

Today, how do I have most fun growing my business, reaching more people, helping more people, and leveraging my blogging presence? Do I achieve these feats by spending 3 hours responding individually to every retweet, Like, blog comment, and so on, and so on? Nope. I spend those 3 hours effectively and efficiently by writing and publishing 3-6 blog posts and guest posts. Blog posts and guest posts scale. Blog posts and guest posts help me reach hundreds to thousands of targeted folks through each blog post and guest post.

Blog posts and guest posts never seem to be written by people who complain about having no time to blog post, and, guest post. Meanwhile, a hefty chunk of these humans spend 1, 2 or 3 hours responding to every Like on Facebook, from a strained, forced energy, fearing they miss out on traffic and bonds, not having fun doing it. But the wise move would be spending 10 minutes responding to comments on Facebook and maybe a few Likes, then, devoting 2-3 hours to writing and publishing blog posts and guest posts.

Think Scale Not Small Time

WAY too many bloggers play small, giving most of their attention and energy to building 1 to 1 bonds. Making friends is important but meeting new friends is even more important.

One lesson I learned from millionaire bloggers: scaling through blog posts and guest posts is the quickest way to reach more people, make more money and increase your blog traffic. Building 1 to 1 bonds by engaging commentors plays a role in succeeding online, but the top bloggers on earth are not running around, spending endless hours responding to Likes on Facebook.

Titans scale.

Titans also build one to one bonds through engagement, but if you are not getting 1000 page views a day, something is wrong in the scaling department. Namely, you are playing it small, not thinking about scaling. Scale. Guest post. Post to your blog. Make this the focus of your day. Then, feel free to engage folks 1 to 1 in a limited time frame.

You need to let go responding to every single person all day long to genuinely scale, to reach an increasing number of folks and to do what matters most to your business.

People will buy your stuff without you engaging them. Guaranteed. Folks will find your blog, love your content and buy your course or eBooks. This is a simple, organic process that you muck up every time you believe you need to respond to and engage every single person who reaches out via all online channels.

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