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There are tones of articles on the Internet about various ways to blog and make more money. But only a few really talk about ways to make the whole blogging journey interesting.

Blogging can be boring. Particularly when you’re first starting out.

Those who’ve been into it for a long time will attest to this fact. But blogging don’t have to be that way. You can make every single day of your blogging life as interesting and enjoyable as you want.

Make your daily blogging activities entertaining by following the tips in this article. Your blogging journey will never be the same again by the time you get to the bottom of this blog post.

Exercise your body regular

Blogging and ExercisingAs a blogger, you need every part or organ of your being to be in good shape, and function properly in order to stay on top of your blogging game. Thankfully, you don’t need surgery to achieve this. An effective way to keep your body in good form is through regular exercise.

Exercise will help boost your creativity and increase your productivity. The good news is that you don’t need any professional design workout plan to achieve your fitness goal. Simple and brisk exercises like walking, jogging or running can help keep you fit and healthy. 30-60 minutes of exercise 3 times per week would do you a lot of good.

To make exercising less daunting, allow an interval of one day for resting. For example, if you work out on Sunday, take a rest the next day – Monday. Exercise on Tuesday, and rest on Wednesday and in that order. This strategy will motivate you to stick to your workout plan for a long period of time.

To gain the maximum benefit of your chosen workouts, integrate stretching in your exercise. This will help strengthen your muscles, and facilitate the circulation of blood in your entire body. In a nutshell, it would help you enjoy the effect of your exercise. And remember to drink plenty of water regularly.

Take regular short breaks

Blogging can be a boring activity if you allow it to. Instead of allowing your blogging tasks to control you, strive to have absolute control over your blogging business. Take regular breaks and stay away from the computer once in a while. It will allow your brain to freshen up.

I don’t buy into the idea of taking 5-10 minutes short breaks. To me, this is not enough to revitalize the brain. 15-30 minutes of short breaks is ideal for staying away from the computer. And by the time you return, you’d have developed lots of new concepts or ideas that you’d not have been able to come up with if you’d stayed in front of your PC. Too much sitting in front of the computer can tire your eyes and brain easily thereby affecting your sanity.

Get enough sleep

Like exercising, blogging or writing drains your mental energy. One way to replenish the energy is by getting enough sleep. 7-8 hours of sleep is sufficient for keeping yourself active. Go to bed early so that you can wake up early to tackle your blogging tasks. Lack of adequate sleep can affect your thinking. This can easily affect the quality of your output. From now on, endeavor to get plenty of sleep and you’d be amazed at the result.

Create a checklist of your blogging tasks on a piece of paper

Creating a Blogging ChecklistWaking up with lots of things to do in a day can be overwhelming. To get more things done without feeling inundated, create a checklist of your daily blogging activities on a piece of paper with the easiest tasks on top. Place it on your desk and strike out the completed tasks according to the order in the list.

The idea of striking out the first task, second, third and so on will encourage you to keep going until you get to the bottom of the checklist. This strategy has helped me manage my time and daily tasks effectively. Give it a try and you’d be surprised about how much things you can get done in a day.

Establish a good work space

Your work space or desk can have a significant effect on your concentration and focus. A cluttered desk or office may take away your concentration from you every once in a while. And by the time you realize, the day is over and you’re unable to get anything substantial done.

After a day’s work, clear up your desk or office before you leave. Doing it in the morning before you start working will drain some of your active energy that you could expend on important task at that time of the day. So set things up when your work is over before leaving the scene.

Have fun blogging

Tap into the enthusiasm of blogging by entertaining yourself regularly. After a hard day’s work, entertain yourself in the way that suits you most. You may watch your favorite movie, TV channel, read a book or magazine, or listen to your favorite music. Knowing that you got lots of things done will help keep your mind at rest for the next day, and make your entertainment much more enjoyable.

Blogging can be a profitable business and a life-sucking activity at the same time. Devising a strategy that will allow you to enjoy your blogging tasks will help make your blogging journey an interesting one. You will wake up every day feeling motivated to hang in there, and get lots of things done.

Over to you ……..

How have you motivated yourself to keep blogging even when you felt like giving up? Please share your experience in the comment box below.

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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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How to Leave Your Blogging Struggles Behind

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Exit your comfort zone on a daily basis.

Leave blogging struggles behind.

I love blogging. Blogging feels fun, freeing and quite easy to me. But sometimes, on this journey, my feelings change a bit. Sometimes, blogging feels uncomfortable and I nudge into resistance. Fear rears its head. Mental blocks arise. Sometimes I fear running out of time or perhaps I fear wasting my time. In these moments, I have 2 choices: remain in my fear-filled comfort zone or leave my comfort zone.

I left most of my blogging struggles behind because I choose to leave my comfort zone on a regular basis. Traffic, profits, and all manner of sweet blogging success greet bloggers who feel their fears, leave their comfort zones and do the blogging task, anyway.

What Is Blogging Struggle?

Blogging struggle is doing things or not doing things based on fear. Fear drives you. You blog from a fear-based, scared energy. You avoid traffic and profit and success boosting activities because you fear the opportunities. Example; you struggle horribly to make money and drive blog traffic. I advise to begin generous, relaxed, enjoyable guest posting, to help you increase traffic and profits and success. The split second you THINK about guest posting, you feel a range of emotions, from excitement, to happiness, then, from terror, to anxiety, to a general fear of wasting your time.

If 2 people visit your blog daily and you see zero blogging profits now, and you say “no” to guest posting because of some fears, you will likely struggle horribly, because you avoided guest posting to stay in your comfort zone of fear.

Traffic and profits sit on the other side of fear, outside of your comfort zone. No way around that one. We all pay a fear tuition doing freeing, success-promoting, uncomfortable things. I remember when Zac invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Fear invaded my mind. Would he reject my posts? How about if he hated my posts? What if I wasted my time? Would I be able to follow all the rules? Would he criticize me? Of course Zac is the nicest, kindest, friendliest iconic blogger on earth. He REALLY is, guys. He is an exceptional human being. But fear is irrational, distorting the truths of love, harmony and abundance.

I had to feel all those scary, intense fears, and keep blogging anyway, to write and publish my first few guest posts here. 800 plus guest posts later, I am still going strong. Why? I left my comfort zone those first few times and instantly began leaving blogging struggles behind.

Exit your comfort zone every single day. Do something that scares you. Do something that tests your limits. Publish a 4 paragraph long comment on a top blog, even if you fear:

  • nobody is listening
  • nobody is reading comments
  • nobody will click through to your blog
  • you are wasting your time
  • the comment won’t get published

This happened to me recently. I spent 15 minutes writing a 9 paragraph comment on Pro Blogger. But Disqus suffered some connection problems and prevented me from publishing the comment. I feared I wasted 15 minutes. But after feeling and releasing the emotion, I let it go, moved on, and devoted 10 minutes to writing and publishing the comment later in the day, when Disqus was working.

Struggles happen if you choose to blog mainly from fear.

Success happens when you nudge into these fears, toward your blogging fun, taking inspired but uncomfortable action on a daily basis.

Go for it!

Exit your comfort zone.

Leave your blogging struggles behind…for good.

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Focus on Things More to Leverage Your Blog Quickly

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Heresy!

What is the relationships guy talking about?

Blogging is a people business, right?

Blogging is one part people and one part things. Seriously. I learned this recently because if you depend 100% on people to build your blogging success you cannot possibly scale to massive levels. But if you do focus on things more, like email lists, and blogging platforms, you become less dependent on people, and also, your leveraging potential goes through the roof.

Email List Example

Let’s look at the famous email list. It is a thing. After you publish a blog post, you write a few words, include a link to your latest post, and after clicking a button, email the post to 10, 100, or 10,000 people….or more people. In a split second, you reach 10,000 human beings. Using a thing helps you leverage your presence like mad. Awesome.

But imagine if you only reached 10,000 people by mentioning people in your recent post, and tagging them on social media. Humanly impossible, of course. Let’s say you depend on even, 50 people, to promote your blog post, by mentioning them and tagging them. Linking to and tagging 50 bloggers takes a lotta time. Minimum, even for a 700 word post, it takes 90 minutes to 2 hours – or longer – to go the tagging and mentioning route. Do you see the problem of depending 100% on people and friendships to build blog? You run out of time. Meanwhile, sending your post to 50 email subscribers takes 3 minutes to send the email and literally, a split second to actually publish the email, at the click of a button.

Using Things Effectively Leverages Your Presence

Using email lists, blogging platforms for guest posting and certain tools leverages your presence fast because eventually, you run out of time trying to leverage your presence solely based on grabbing the attention of fellow bloggers. Plus you are at the mercy of humans, and building a fear-based attachment to fellow humans leads to misery because humans change, humans get too busy to promote you, and humans unfriend other humans.

I am for making blogging a people and things business. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the prior 2 months. Befriend people and enjoy the process, but if you want to leverage massively and sprint up the exposure ladder, tap into the convenience of technology by using things to reach more people fast.

At the end of the day, it is about helping more people freely. Use things – aka technology aka inanimate objects – to help people more freely and to help more people, too.

Exit Human-Obsessed and Things-Resistant Blogging Circles

I used to be part of blogging circles 100% reliant – virtually – on human beings, and heavily resistant to things. But none of these bloggers leveraged to big time, super successful levels. These bloggers railed against bots and joked of not using or being a blogging cyborg. All seemed funny. But on agreeing and following their advice I soon learned how incredibly difficult it becomes to grow a successful blog being 100% attached to and dependent on human beings to build the blog. Humans change. Things do not. Plus you cannot leverage humans like you leverage things.

While all these folks complained about emails and automating, they played so small that reaching next level success proved to be 100% impossible. But, I observed how using things like systems and tools will help you reach huge, targeted groups of people in minutes or even seconds. See the email example above.

Instead of complaining about or resisting tech, why not use things to make life easier, to leverage your presence quickly and to reach a huge, targeted group of human beings so you succeed and so people get what they want?

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Long Term Blogging Success: Co-Creation Not Manipulation

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Every blogger who succeeds over the long haul did so through co-creation.

Two blogger met. Two people make friends. Both friends help each other out, for a co-creation, and see greater success due to the co-creation.

I have seen this happen so much in my blogging life over the past 10 years. I befriended Zac many years ago. He invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Years later, all the co-creating I did through 800 plus guest posts helped:

  • increase my blog traffic
  • increase my blogging profits
  • increase my DA
  • increase my brand exposure

Think about it guys; all top bloggers make friends with other bloggers, both parties help each other, and we all win. You win, I win, and our fellow bloggers win.

No Manipulation

You will never create long-term blogging success by trying to manipulate people through fear, smoke, mirrors and other silly tactics, because doing so is like building your blogging business on a house of cards. Even the smallest breeze of resistance knocks down the cards, and your blogging business with it. Bad idea.

What do I mean by manipulation? Imagine you write a blog post filled with bold promises of how to make 6 figures a year, telling bloggers you know the way. You share no specific strategies for making 6 figures. Nope. But you do make big, hyped up claims, filling the 1000 word post with some hefty, silly promises. What are you trying to do? Manipulate humans into following your blog, buying your stuff and giving you money. Your intent is to use fear, greed and desperation to GET money from people. Using fear manipulates people into doing what they do not want to do, for a temporary income boost, for you. But again, imagine a house of cards. A barely detectable breeze knocks down the house, and a seemingly tiny detail knocks down and destroys your blogging business.

When I was a new blogger a LONG time ago, one blogger who claimed to be a 6 figure earner admitted he was lying. He disappeared instantly. His blogging business died because he lied about making 6 figures, because he wanted to manipulate people into giving him money.

Co-Creating Benefits All over the Long Haul

If you guest post on other blogs, you and fellow bloggers create helpful content that promotes lasting success. Imagine building a house on a rock solid foundation, on a granite mountain. Wow! That is a serious foundation. Nothing moves that home. Even a decent earthquake barely makes the house shake. This is what it’s like to co-create content with fellow bloggers.

You both create something together – through a shared post and shared domain name – that is good, and leads to something good and beneficial. Fear and manipulation? No involvement in this process. Love and abundance and service, this is it, and this is why you become successful in building a rock solid foundation, and, in becoming a pro blogger.

How Can You Co-Create?

A few ideas:

  • guest post on your blog
  • guest post on other blogs
  • create joint videos
  • create joint podcasts
  • create joint business ventures

Ultimately, you can co-create with fellow bloggers in countless ways. Being creative is your only requirement.

Think of how the co-creating benefits all of humanity. Think of all the people you can help through your co-creation. Put people ahead of your immediate needs and also, bring other bloggers on board to see the greatest impact over the long haul.

Be generous, help people, make friends and gain exposure. Build a viable, long term, meaningful blogging business. Observe manipulative, flash in the pan bloggers come and go. I have seen thousands of these types die a quick death, like moths flying too close to the flame-temptation of quick, easy riches.

Co-create to out last virtually everybody else in your blogging niche.

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