Minus 40 minutes of deep yin yoga, I worked from 10 AM.
5 hours and 20 minutes of blogging work.
Not just any old work though. Generous work.
- read a handful of blogs from a #blogging Twitter search and commented on these blogs
- published 1 video post on my blog
- wrote and published 1 post on my blog
- broadcast 1 Facebook Live video
- recorded and uploaded 1 video to my Facebook profile
- recorded and uploaded 1 video to my Facebook Page
Toss in responding to email and social media chats and you have 5 hours of me paying my blogging tuition.
Tuition ain’t just paid in money guys. Paying your tuition requires you to:
- put in the time to learn blogging
- put in the time to study blogging
- put in the time to practice blogging
- put in the time to create helpful content
- put in the time to build genuine friendships with other bloggers by helping them without asking for anything in return
But paying your blogging tuition is not about actions alone. You want to blog from a generous, patient, persistent energy 5-7 day weekly for years, to pay tuition fully.
How many bloggers genuinely pay their blogging tuition? Few. Peep top bloggers online. Top bloggers paid their tuition. Peep up and coming bloggers. Up and coming bloggers are paying their tuition.
New bloggers have not paid their blogging tuition. How could they? New bloggers are new to blogging. Zero experience. Zero dues paid. But even if new bloggers put in time to blog it does not necessarily mean new bloggers are paying their blogging tuition. If you do fear-based things from a fear-based energy – spamming or scamming or believing $10,000 a week will flow your way after 3 weeks of work – you are not paying your blogging tuition. Nope. You are just wasting your time.
Professional Blogging Is Sometimes an Uncomfortable Skill to Develop
Set aside 5 minutes to watch this video:
That is me, Ryan Biddulph, the Blogging From Paradise Guy, spitting the blogging 411 for 5 minutes.
Being able to calmly, casually and energetically share helpful advice as I do required me to practice to the tune of creating 4,000 plus videos during my blogging career. Plus I had to spend years learning how to blog properly to put the advice successfully into action so I could share the advice with you.
People tell me I am a natural on video or on my blog. I advise folks that they’d be naturals too if they recorded 4,000 videos and wrote millions of words.
I paid my blogging tuition. I continue to pay my blogging tuition, Most of the time I have fun paying my blogging tuition. Sometimes, paying my blogging tuition feels uncomfortable. But I keep paying because I know to get freely, you better keep giving freely.
Doctors Lawyers and Bloggers
Doctor spend years of their lives learning and practicing medicine before getting their own practice. Millions may flow to doctors after said doctor gives 10 years of life to developing their skills.
Lawyers spend years of their lives learning and practicing law before joining a firm. Running their own firm – or partnering – takes even longer. Again, millions to flow lawyers after devoting a decade of their lives to developing their skills.
Professional bloggers spend years of their lives learning and practicing blogging before becoming professional bloggers. We are not doing brain surgery or practicing complex corporate law but the skills we develop require *years* time, patience and persistence to become highly successful. Like medicine and law, bloggers make millions after giving 7-10 years of their lives to blogging, in most cases.
Pay your blogging tuition guys.
Put in the time doing smart stuff with generous energy.
Give freely and you will receive freely over the long haul.