I recorded a video today on Facebook.
After sharing the video to 8 Groups I noted something funny; 13 views.
2 hours after my videos go live I see anywhere from 50 to 100 views sometimes after sharing to blogging themed Facebook Groups.
Why only 13 views as of 2 hours ago?
I have a sneaking suspicion; subject matter turns off many bloggers.
Watch the video here to see for yourself.
Blogging Is a Long Journey
Blogging is fun. Blogging is freeing. Sometimes blogging feels uncomfortable; you face deep blogging fears.
Blogging can help you live your dream life.
Blogging is also a long journey.
I betcha views dropped because most bloggers do not want to hear blogging is a long journey. Most bloggers want to see a full time income through blogging after blogging for 3-6 months. Not gonna happen in virtually every case guys.
Bloggers like me who have practiced every single day for years outshine you. Why do you think I am a natural on video? I created 4,000 videos. Creating 4,000 videos takes years; not 3-6 months.
Why do I land high profile blogging gigs like my guest posting deal on Blogging Tips? I spent many years practicing my writing to become a skilled blogger and to make my blog a trusted resource. I also spent years connecting with top bloggers, helping top pros without asking for anything in return, to solidify our bond.
Guest posting invites flowed to me. Such new opportunities can be found through job boards and blog writing forums. My guest posts and posts on Blogging From Paradise help me outshine even the most gifted, brilliant new blogger because I have year’s worth of practice in both creating and connecting and they have zero practice creating and connecting. Plus they have no content online, no connections and no blogging friend network.
How Blogging Works
The 1 way to become a successful blogger is to take a long term approach to rocking out your blog. Setting a 3-5 year time frame fosters patience, persistence and calm detachment, all key qualities to building your blog on a rock solid foundation.
Plus it takes years of creating and connecting to become skilled enough and trusted enough to serve, to help and to impress blogging influencers so you move into their circles.
I often send this podcast to bloggers who want to befriend me for a mutually beneficial partnership:
Alonzo Pichardo and I explained how to befriend or connect with seasoned pro bloggers in your niche. This takes time, patience and understand that blogging is a skill you work at for years, until you become skilled and connected enough to impress and befriend online influencers.
Anybody can become an influencer. I was a security guard in a shipping terminal 10 years ago who had no idea what a blog was so I had no clue how to blog. But few bloggers become influencers because most bloggers are impatient, lack persistence and panic when they allow their impatience to pull them away from learning how to blog and from creating helpful content and from building meaningful connections.
If you want to become a successful blogger I suggest you toss all time frames out of the window. Focus exclusively on learning how to blog the right way. Create helpful content. Build strong connections with top bloggers by regularly helping these pros out, commenting on their blogs and promoting them on social media.
Buy eBooks written by top bloggers. I befriended and promoted quite a few bloggers who purchased my eBook and alerted me via email. Friendship established, and as my blogging buddies know; being generous with me inspires me to be generous with you.
You cannot be a successful blogger in a hurry because the nature of our craft is patient, persistent generosity.
Take your time.
Savor your blogging journey.
It’s gonna be a long one.