Every blogging shortcut you attempt leads to long term headaches. Shortcuts do not exist. Maybe ego convinces you a short, quick route to success can be found but every attempt leads to long headaches. For example, imagine believing publishing short, value-less comments on 1000 blogs daily boosts your online profits. Your ego deduces this sweet short cut gives you massive exposure which boosts your blogging profits quickly and easily. But shortcuts never exist. You just set yourself up to experience long headaches. Why? Bloggers label your hasty comments as “spam”. Going forward, every single comment you publish – even legit comments 2-3 paragraphs long – lands in spam, meaning barely anyone ever sees your comments again. Talk about a long, hard, painful headache to experience. Nobody sees your comments. How can you network? How can you make friends? Plus, even if bloggers see your spam comments in their backoffice, bloggers avoid you like the plague, being turned off by your spammy, relationship-killing, reputation-destroying ways.
Let’s fast forward to another shortcut leading to a headache. Imagine trying this common blogging shortcut; email 500 bloggers daily asking for sponsored post placement at the best price possible. Bloggers respond with their best price of $100 to $1000 or more. You, ignoring their best price, being in a rush to place sponsored posts at the cheapest price possible, respond with a $10 counter offer. Bloggers do not respond, label your email as spam – ignoring a blogger’s best price and begging for a ridiculously, absurdly low price is spam because it demonstrates a lack of respect – and every single future email you send falls into spam folders. What a headache. Imagine trying to build a thriving, sustainable, growing blogging business from the spam folder? Imagine trying to build something special from the trash folder? Not in a million years can you build a thriving business if all your emails go to spam because most bloggers delete spam emails without looking. 99.99% of the time, emails in spam wind up in spam because those emailers abuse email, spamming people from a lower energy. Growing an expanding, meaningful business from spam folders is impossible because virtually everybody ignores your email.
Take the generous, longer, patient, persistent way and never, ever, ever try to take shortcuts. Shortcuts lead to guaranteed failure and long headaches but taking the longer, sound approach leads to blogging peace of mind, and long term, ever-increasing, blogging success. Expect to face far fewer blogging obstacles too; few bloggers note this benefit of taking the generous, patient, persistent approach to sound blogging. Being generous, patient, persistent and trusting allows you to face far fewer blogging obstacles over the long haul because you avoid vibing from the fear, greed and desperation consistent with shortcut obsessed bloggers. For example, fools slam into the obstacle of finding email after email wind up in spam, even after changing their email handle 10 times. Why do these bloggers face this same obstacle again and again? Every time they create a new email handle, their obsession with taking short cuts and spamming people leads to the same problem again and again.
Relax. Generously create content and build connections. Tell your story. Be calm. Trust. Be patient and persistent. Success will find you.