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Create A Great Blog By Writing With True Passion

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When I hear people complain about the daily grind of writing their blogs, I just have to ask them one question: “Why are you still writing it then?” While it is true that a great many writers suffer from “writer’s block”, there are plenty of bloggers who never wrote anything else before in their lives. These people are just blogging because they heard it brings thousands of visitors to everybody’s site no matter what the site has to offer. Nothing could be further from the truth.

To be on top of your profession as a blog writer, you need to have a great love of whatever you are writing about. If you have nothing to offer of value to your web visitors, then you must hire a writing professional to refresh your blog on a daily or weekly basis. If you continue to write your blog without enjoying it, your site visitors will hear the frustration in your blogs, and that will turn them away from your site forever. If you are on the fence about what kind of satisfaction comes from writing a successful blog, let me count the ways and give you a clear understanding of the rewards you should be reaping every day from your blog writing.

BUILD A NETWORK OF CONTACTS
This is one of the main reasons most people have started writing their own blogs. When people hear about the blog on your site, they probably heard about how well written and informative your weekly blog was. A lot of bloggers get e-mail on a daily basis from millionaires and prominent businessmen that want to learn more about what your blog is describing in further detail. Word of mouth about your blog is usually the best way to get a book deal from a publisher who is looking for a writer that can handle the topic that your blog is describing.

You would be amazed at the amount of phone calls that can be generated by a blog that entices the many visitors of your site. Covering controversial conflicts in your blog might bring you the wrong kind of contacts into your world, too. Racist rants will perk up the attention of KKK members, for instance.

So always be sure to be ready to fend off e-mails from bigots and other hate-mongers if you write with a positive slant towards racist views. Quality content will always be king as far as blogging goes, so make your positive writings appeal to the upper-crust of the world, and you will build important contacts with people who can give you that great break you’ve always been longing for in the entertainment business.

THE FAME GAME
There are plenty of popular blog sites out there that have made a few of their writers somewhat famous. The more well-known you are to people on the internet, the more profit margin there will be for you when your ads start getting a few more hundred hits per day. What usually comes from fame? Attention! And the greatest attention a blogger can expect would be from a publishing giant like Random House or Putnam Publishing. If you have a little bit of buzz going around the net, you can name your own price as far as an advance is concerned. It also helps increase your speaker fees if you make the rounds at colleges and smaller school meetings on a quarterly basis.

ENHANCES YOUR LIFESTYLE
A really well written blog can generate more passive income than any other creative writing skill I know. You might be saying, “How is that a passive income if I have to write it everyday?” Good question. Have you considered that there is always going to be a necessary action to take to generate a decent income? No matter what scheme you have contrived to get that much-needed passive income going, there are always at least 3 to 4 steps you need to take. But when it comes to blogging, you just have to write a great blog, and then you convert it into an article and sell it to article submission sites that pay you a cent each time someone clicks on your article area.

That may not sound like much, but then you can also send your blog that you converted into an article to 10 or 15 other sites that pay 2 cents per click. Top it off by selling that same article to a magazine like Rolling Stone or Readers Digest for $600 or $700, and you’re looking at a passive income GOLDMINE! This frees up your valuable time to do the things you really love to do in life. You can go hiking, go to a movie, see a concert or whatever it is you truly want to do instead of working the daily grind.

GIVES YOU A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
Any time you can write a nice 800-1000 word blog that really brings excellent information to a new business owner or a much-needed smile to somebody who just lost a relative, it will give you a great deal of pride when that person e-mails you telling you what that article/blog meant to them. You cannot put a price on something like that, let me tell you. I wrote an article on “The Battle of the Bulge” for Memorial Day, and I received accolades from war veterans about the sense of pride in America that my article instilled in them. No amount of money in the world can give you the feeling that a message like that will give you.

TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED
A lot of people would say that this is a negative aspect of blogging. Not so. Blogging every day instills a real need to manage all of your time more effectively, thereby making you organize every other aspect of your business as well. Many of us always need a good kick in the butt to get motivated in life, and setting a perfect timetable for writing your blog is the catalyst that will make your overall business run more efficiently. It also allows you to prioritize in life regarding issues you never gave a second thought to. When you write about something you desire to know more about, it makes you search out more articles to read about that particular subject, allowing you to grow as an individual. What other daily task lets you do that?

My name is Foxy, and my job is to sniff out the good guest bloggers from the ones who aren't. This post was written by a contributing author to Blogging Tips. If you would like to learn more about becoming a writer (not one-time guest blogging) for BloggingTips.com, please contact us.

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Are You an Organized Blogger?

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How do you organize your blogging day? Do you work off of a to-do list? What do you do to be organized?

As I promote my eBook:

How to Organize Your Blogging Day for Maximum Efficiency

I ponder blogging problems arising from being disorganized. Mental clutter leads to blogging clutter. I prefer to clear my mind with meditating and Kriya yoga, in addition to yin yoga. Thoughts and feelings seem to flow smoothly after my mental science sessions. Of course, making a simple, blanket decision to be organized allows your day to progress gracefully. Consider working off of a to-do list to begin organizing effectively.

Create a To-Do List

Creating a to-do list adds order to your mind. Orderly, focused-thinking bloggers proceed in organized fashion. I memorized my blogging routine. No need for a to-do lit. But I stick to my basic strategy of publishing blog posts and guest posts in alternating fashion daily. I publish a blog post. I publish a guest post. Works wonders for me. I stick to these basic tasks, tossing in networking generously to expand my blogging reach. Simple. Powerful. Effective. Organized. Work from this list to avoid mental chaos. Human beings experience some 40,000 plus thoughts daily. Do you think an unenlightened being like yourself can hold a core list of blogging tasks in mind amid those 40,000 thoughts, along with the adjacent feelings? Fat chance. But working from a list makes blogging quite easy. See concrete items to do before your eyes. Hold these ideas in mind. Execute. Be organized.

Maintain an Orderly Home Office

Clean up your home office. Maintain a clear space. Physical clutter often creates mental clutter manifest as disorganization. But cleaning and clearing things up helps you feel better about work. Feeling better about work lends an organized air about what you do. See a clear environment. Instantly, your thoughts and feelings proceed in organized fashion. I always clean up my home office before beginning my work day. Ditto for clearing the office space. I never tolerate messiness. Papers need to go. Clothes need to be folded and stowed away in drawers. I blog with my Chromebook and phone by my side. Nothing else distracts me. Can you see why I wrote and self-published 126 eBooks? I do not play around when it comes to being organized about my blogging day.

Study Organized Bloggers

Most pro bloggers blog on the ball from an organization perspective. Pay attention to these pros. Study their ways closely. Most established pros follow morning rituals to prepare themselves for busy work days. I do 20 minutes of Kriya yoga and meditate for 30 minutes to clear my mind for a productive blogging work day. Virtually all pros follow rituals enhancing their peace of mind and organizational skills. Of course, feeling good plays a chief role in succeeding and in organizing your blogging day for maximum efficiency. Do what you can on waking to max out good feeling vibes. Nudge into your work day from a relaxed, peaceful, organized energy. Observe established pros. Closely study how they plan their blogging day. Do you notice how busy pros tend to do only a few things but spend 8-12 hours doing these few things generously, patiently and persistently? Being organized often involves trimming fat in the form of old, worn out, inefficient blogging activities. See how pros trim fat by letting go blogging strategies as they gain greater clarity. Follow their lead to get better organized with your blogging campaign.

As within, so without. Heed this ancient wisdom to be a better organized blogger. Organizing your thoughts and feelings leads to organized blogging actions.

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Every Blogger Walks a Different Path

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Neil Patel walks a different path than I. I walk a different blogging path than you. Just like no two snowflakes are alike, no two bloggers walk the same exact path. We take different routes. Different journeys require different strategies, detours, tactics and strategies. Neil walked an SEO-rich path. I do not. I chose a prolific, SEO-free path. No one mimics a fellow blogger perfectly because no two humans have the same experience. We succeed by differentiating. Never believe you need to walk the same path as some blogging pro to succeed. Of course, doing so proves fruitless because no two bloggers walk the same blogging journey. Never try to do the impossible. Stop believing you need to do the same things top bloggers do to succeed like top bloggers. I broke many traditional blogging rules to circle the globe as a pro blogger. Of course I created a blogging course, eBooks and audio books. Content? Check. Connections? Check. I honored fundamentals to succeed but never tried mimicking the same journey as any top blogger.

Walk your blogging path. Take your blogging journey. Your blogging path separates you from the herd. My travel stories and blogging lessons make me different from any blogger. Ditto for you. We all have different experiences to call upon for becoming a successful blogger. Respect your uniqueness. Find your blogging flow. I do not enjoy doing SEO to drive Google traffic. Why would I force a blogging journey trough some strategy I disliked working?  I should just work a job if I did something for money versus working for passion. Of course, I never took a path like Neil Patel because I do not enjoy SEO-optimizing posts. I succeeded through another strategy. Never believe you need to walk the same path as pros to become successful as pros. New bloggers swing and miss daily by believing success is writing 4,000 word, SEO-optimized posts dominating competitive keywords on Google. Are you nuts? Neil Patel dominates competitive keywords on Google after 10,000 plus hours of practice-work-creating-connecting. You have 5 or 10 hours or maybe 100 hours of practice-work-creating-connecting. Relax. Slow down. Calm down. You have another 10,000 hours of blogging work to do before being skilled, creative and connected enough to dominate page 1 of Google for 1 – let alone 20 – competitive keywords.

But you may dislike SEO all together. Take a different blogging path. Find tactics resonant with you. Perhaps building bonds with bloggers and creating helpful content feels fun to you. Take that route. But know your path differs from any blogging path because we each fly solo and learn different lessons for specific parts of our blogging journey. No two bloggers walk in the same blogging shoes. No two bloggers walk the same blogging path. Two bloggers may walk similar blogging journeys. Bloggers sometimes walk similar blogging paths. But nobody walks identical paths because bloggers have different experiences to learn from during our blogging journey.

Respect your path. Honor your progression. Accept how you blog in the perfect place, at the perfect time, now. Do not resist your blogging path. Everything brought you here to this point now. Accepting your present state of blogging growth reduces resistance to future growth. Surrender serves as a powerful concept. Be completely at peace with your blogging growth now. Hug your progress. Walk your blogging path. Of course, note wins. Celebrate success. Avoid comparing yourself to bloggers. Bloggers experience different situations to benefit from different circumstances. We all have different lessons to learn on our respective blogging journeys. Honor this truth. Cultivate peace of mind. Position yourself to succeed. Walk your one-of-a-kind blogging path to experience your greatest success.

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Hobbies Change for Habits to Change

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Over a decade ago, I woke up, watched TV, grabbed breakfast, hit the gym for bodybuilding and returned home to watch a DVD movie. At 2:30 PM I prepared for work. I drove to my security guard job. By 10:30 PM on most nights I drove home. Evening movie. Sleep. Rinse, wash and repeat the following day. I worked a security guard job. My hobbies consisted of lifting weights and watching TV. But my hobbies and habits changed the moment I became a blogger. Morning breakfast vanished. I stopped going to the time-consuming gym. Watching movies every day? Fat chance. My bodybuilding workout and movie hobbies had to change for me to begin the habits of meditating, doing yoga and expanding my awareness daily. Hobbies change before habits change.

New bloggers often struggle because newbies cling to old, worn out, failing hobbies like:

  • watching TV for hours nightly
  • mindlessly cruising the internet for hours nightly
  • mindlessly gossiping on the phone or with family for hours nightly

These low-energy hobbies need to change pronto for you to develop fun, freeing, higher energy habits like meditating, doing yoga, blogging generously and engaging in some form of exercise. Picture those 4 hours you waste on watching TV each evening. How do you find time to engage in different habits? Change your hobbies. Out goes TV, or, TV just consumes 45 minutes per evening. Enter 20 minutes of meditating. Release some hobbies. Fill the time with different, empowering, freeing, sometimes uncomfortable habits. Imagine watching the idiot box for 3 hours nightly. 3 hours pass. Nothing profitable, productive or empowered happens watching the television. But for you to be a pro blogger you need to spend those 3 hours meditating for perhaps 10 minutes and blogging for the remaining 2 hours and 50 minutes. Change your hobbies to create space for changing habits. Changing habits accelerates, colors and influences hobby changes too. My hobbies went from watching TV to circling the globe on meditating more deeply, doing more yoga and spending more time in serious introspection. Life became more uncomfortable but far more fun and freeing as my hobbies and habits changed. I preferred to wander around Ubud, Bali versus watching an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. My hobbies changed for the better. I respect how we all travel different paths but if your hobbies and habits never changed, you are either enlightened, and never needed to change your meditating and yoga habits, or you have been making fear-driven, comfortable, confining choices wasting your life.

I have yet to see a genuinely happy, peaceful, powerful, prospering person who watches more than 2-3 hours of TV every single night. People call TV the idiot box because television makes you an idiot. Mindless, bland, non-stimulating TV watching does nothing for your growth, happiness, fulfillment, peace of mind and overall abundance. Empowered bloggers cannot spend 5 seconds on idle, mindless, dingbat-style activities. Stop spending hours watching TV each evening. Start spending hours blogging and working on your abundance mindset. Buy a blogging eBook. Surround yourself with pro bloggers. Learn from these pros. Mimic their ways. Gain inspiration from their example. Fill time not with garbage but with goal-achieving, fun, freeing and sometimes scary blogging actions. First, the hobbies change. Gone goes watching TV, gossiping and wasting time on low energy actions. Habits change with the hobby vacuum being void. Begin meditating. Start doing yoga. Awareness-expanding activities unearth fears, nudge you toward love, amplify your generosity and accelerate your blogging success.

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