I walked downstairs to buy from fruits and sweet treats here in Brooklyn about 30 minutes ago.
After purchasing sweet treats at the grocery store for my wife and I, I headed over to the local corner store for fruits….and veggies. Waiting at checkout, I asked the woman behind me if she wished to check out before me. She politely declined. But she seemed to follow me after we both bought our stuff. Down the block….up the stairs….to the same house. Turns out, she lives on the 2nd floor. We house sit on the 3rd floor.
After chatting for a few moments, she explained how she just returned from Bali. Neat. Kelli and I have been to Bali 5 times. We talked all about the Island of the Gods. She noted how cool my life and blog sounded. Perhaps I aligned with another reader. My neighbor also noted how she has 2 cats. Since she travels often, she may need our house sitting services. Why did this kind person pop up in my experience today? For a fun chat, and perhaps both parties benefit blogging-wise and for house sitting, too.
Everyone comes into your blogging life for some reason, too. The cheapie who demands you offer $5 sponsored posts? These fear-filled people teach you how to build posture. Release cheapies. Never barter or bargain with someone dripping with a poverty conscious. Give your attention and energy to wealth, not poverty.
The happy, fast paying client gives you confidence, clarity and clues into your ideal client. Seemingly annoying spammers teach you patience. Or maybe, teach you to close your comments immediately. Or perhaps these folks inspire you to write a helpful blog commenting eBook, on how to comment the right way. Be present for the lessons. Be open to opportunities. Learn how to spot patterns. 2 days ago, I felt an intuitive nudge to check my Blogging From Paradise backlinks. Turns out, I built nearly 54,000 links. Many seemed to flow through simple comments. Immediately, I learned how guest posting and genuine blog commenting in tandem builds my links best. Plus, commenting on blogs feels fun and easy. Pronto, I began genuine blog commenting on Twitter for a little bit daily.
I thought about all bloggers I met through commenting. Blogging buddies I befriended via genuine comments moved into my experience to demonstrate the power of commenting. Lesson learned. I am officially back in the game. But seeing about 99.99% spam comments on my blog taught me to close my comments. The few genuine commentors moved into my life because these folks taught me to have posture. Even though they begged for me to open comments, none commented more than once weekly or monthly. Sorry guys; spending significant time and energy trashing spam – along with the heavy load spammers put on my server – ain’t worth leaving comments open, for 1-3 legit comments daily, from different bloggers, or for 1-4 comments monthly, from the same blogger.
Lessons learned from folks who popped up in my blogging experience. Good deal.
Be an observer. Watch how people come into your blogging experience and pay close attention to the lessons these people teach you. Not everyone becomes a reader, customer or client but everybody nudges you along the path to greater blogging success….if you stick around and learn powerful lessons taught.