Imagine publishing 500 spam comments today spanning 500 blogs. Publish a one sentence comment. Try taking this shortcut. See how far the approach gets you. Not too far at all. Spamming is a shortcut leading to quick failure. All 500 spam comments go to spam folders.
No one reads spam comments because bloggers empty spam folders without scanning comments. No readers read spam comments because spam comments go to spam folders for review. Congratulations! All 500 spam comments designed as a short cut approach led to quick failure.
Spend enough 10 to 12 hour blogging days taking shortcuts and soon enough, each day of quick failure leads to quitting. I walked this path a decade ago. I took short cuts to quick failure on a daily basis.
I did wake up. I understood how blogging the right way involves being generous, patient and persistent. I embraced how no blogging short cuts exist because all fears driving you to take short cuts blow up in your face. I read a few pitch emails today. Strangers trying to take short cuts – being too afraid to network genuinely, patiently and persistently – quickly failed to impress me.
One blogger wanted me to lower my rates. Even after wishing her the best, she did not read my prior email. Bloggers insistent on taking short cuts seem too frenzied to bother reading emails. I have compassion for short cut takers but see this crowd fail repeatedly because overnight success does not exist.
Build your blog on a rock solid foundation of being generous, patient and persistent. Trust in yourself. Trust in the blogging process. Observe happy, successful bloggers. Every one shares how success requires years of generous, patient effort. Fall in love with the blogging process to release urges to take blogging short cuts.
I recall a well-known blogger share how he would be blogging for free 15 years into his blogging career because he blogs mainly for fun. He never took short cuts. Do you know how much money he made through his blog? Millions of dollars. More importantly, he lives a life of fun, freedom and inspiration because he blogged the right way for 15 years. All lasting success requires a lasting effort.
Every talent that now yields success for me required my generous effort over 10 years online. I write this helpful post in 15 minutes now because I spent 15,000 hours practicing my blogging skills. I did try to take short cuts early on but learned my lesson quickly. Blogging teaches you lessons about self more than anything. Impatient bloggers try to take shortcuts because strong fears create the urge.
Either you feel and release the fear to blog generously or bury the fear to take shortcuts into blogging oblivion. Pay close attention to the featured image. I snapped this picture in Phuket, Thailand. I circle the globe through blogging by being generous, patient, persistent and trusting. No shortcuts. I did not try to get rich quickly. I did take my time because good things take time and generous service.
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Building an honest online business requires you to be patient, persistent and generous. No honest online entrepreneur takes shortcuts because taking shortcuts cheats you and your followers of value, benefits and success. Imagine if I spent the past 15 minutes spamming 10 bloggers with one line comments versus writing this helpful post?
Trying to take that shortcut cheapens my brand, dissolves my credibility and cheats you of an opportunity to receive helpful blogging advice.
Blog the right way. Be generous, patient and persistent to succeed online.
Saving your time by blogging the right way reduces urges to take damaging shortcuts.
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About the Author
Ryan Biddulph inspires with his blog and eBooks at Blogging From Paradise.