You’ve probably thought about it and eventually said NO to yourself. You are scared because you think you probably would screw it all up. You ask yourself; “I have done so much to build this blog, I have invested a lot and worked through thick and thin to see this blog to this stage. What if I just ruin everything with only a few words?” Yes, that is what you probably think; that an ‘About’ page on a blog means just a ‘few words’. But I have to tell you this, it doesn’t. It goes way beyond just the few words you have to say about you or what you want people to think. Neither is it about what the blog’s mission is or even what you’ve set out to do with the blog; it’s more than meets the eyes.
A Personal Testimony
An About page is one of the most critical and delicate features of a blog; it is usually the first page (second to the Homepage) that most visiting readers go to when they enter a blog. I for one didn’t think this phenomenon meant anything serious until I stumbled upon one emotionally inspired About page. Instantly, like an enchantment, I knew what I had to do. I immediately logged into my blog’s account and wasted no time in updating the About page. After this, I actually thought it was over (done and dusted); but it was far from it. I still kept having that feeling that I had not done enough to satiate the initial feeling I got when I read that blog’s About page.
I decided to listen to my conscience (trust me, that’s a lot coming from me). So, I did and got to learn that not only was I meant to derive useful counsel from that page, but that I was also meant to disseminate the message across throughout the blogging sphere. I immediately got to work. I thought of doing so on my blog, but I smartly thought it would be better to guest post it on another blog so that I would canvass more readers than I could possibly get on my blog. So, here goes…
Firstly, I must confess that one major reason a lot of bloggers get scared about including an about page on their blog is because they believe the page has to necessarily be About Them. This shouldn’t be; I know you have a lot of secrets, I am not asking you to let them out and trust me… no one wants to know. All you have to do is tell your readers only a few things About You; like when you started blogging and why you created the blog. Then use the rest of the page to talk exclusively and elaborately About The Blog. There are a lot of things to talk about a blog; which have to come from you and you alone. The only thing I can tell you is Be Creative!
This is the one that captivates the readers the most. My blog’s About page is title; About The Blog (In A Nut-Shell). That, obviously, is very creative; but yours doesn’t necessarily have to be like that. You can create your own style (straight from your heart). Trust me… the human brain is capable of streaming millions of ideas in seconds (if only you would just let it).
Tips (and don’t get too comfortable with them): I would use, as an instance, this particular blog I visited a while ago for research. On the home page; my eyes just wandered to this link titled; Who Are These Guys? At first, I thought it was all about some guys who did something wrong which the blog was writing a story on. But when I clicked it, I was stunned. Besides that About page that I earlier said changed my whole conception about the phenomenon of About Pages, I had never seen an About page so expertly crafted and created. But you know the irony? I wouldn’t have known or witnessed this awesome creativity if I hadn’t initially been enchanted by the title.
So, yours doesn’t have to be Who Are These Guys; you could make it Who Are We? (if you are a team), if not, you could make it Who Am I? some real smart readers will probably know you are talking about yourself or your blog; but will still visit the page out of sheer curiosity. That curiosity is what would turn to TRAFFIC and eventually PROFIT for you. This is because getting people to learn more about you and the blog makes them more comfortable and also gives them more reason to visit the blog again and even more regularly; I don’t think I ought to tell you what that means…
The Smart Blogger
He won’t click the back, homepage or ‘X’ button just to eagerly get out of this post. What he would do is immediately log into his blog’s account and do everything as told in this post. And after that, he would tell fellow bloggers either by word of mouth or through a post on his blog or another host blog. The smart blogger wouldn’t turn a blind eye at everything he has learned in this post; a smart blogger would be hungry for the satisfaction he would get from being a part of a growing blogging world and of course; the profit he would get… hahaha!!!
Are you that Smart Blogger? Only One Click would tell!
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How to Ride out Traffic Swings
Traffic swings occur for every single blogger who ever blogged.
Literally, nobody is immune from seeing traffic stats swing high, low, back, medium and all over, in between. How do you ride out these swings? Blog for the love of blogging and see traffic as an extra, a bonus, or some add on to your blogging campaign. Make the blogging work, the reward. See all else as extra, or a bonus, and you become totally chill in response to inevitable traffic swings. Way too many bloggers become obsessed with traffic stats. Even more make the foolish mistake of obsessing over traffic stats on a daily basis. Guys; this is nuts. How can you focus on daily traffic swings when you know all good, lasting things take time, energy and a willingness to have a vision? Relax. Slow down. Calm down. Trust in yourself. Trust in the blogging process. Good things take time and generous service.
Imagine if Jeff Bezos panicked over day to day traffic and sales numbers on founding Amazon over 2 decades ago? Imagine how doing so would have crippled his campaign? Everybody experiences swings – usually, wild swings – as a newbie entrepreneur and blogger because no growth is perfectly linear. Over time, with generous effort and a blanket trusting in the blogging process, you traffic increases month over month. But day to day analysis is a silly way to assess how you are doing. How in the heck can you honestly make a blanket assessment of your blog over a 24 hour period? It’s only 24 hours! We measure success in thousands and tens of thousands of hours…..not 24 hours. Come back down to earth. Get your head out of the clouds. Nothing of meaning, of lasting value, unfolds in 24 hours. Please be gentle with yourself and be even more gentle with your silly mind because the mind wants fast results but your heart knows; successful blogging is a long term gig.
Check Stats Infrequently
Do you have an absolute blast checking stats? If so, check stats monthly. Allow momentum to gain by generously helping people daily, over a monthly period. Observe your traffic stats to iron out any kinks and to not be swayed by the day to day fluctuations leveling most bloggers, creating a roller coaster wave of emotions in mind. I barely check metrics because if I love what I do, trust in the process and trust myself, the more generous service I put into blogging, the more blogging generously serves me. Simple equation here. Why in the heck would I assess my success based on 24 hour increments? Blogging success hinges on thousands of hours of generous service, not 24 hour blogs of work, right?
Pump your breaks guys. Get uber busy helping your readers by creating as much quality content as humanly possible. Be generous. Focus heavily on giving, not getting, to allow your daily stat checking obsession to dissolve just a wee bit. Blogging become uncomfortable here and there but does get easier and easier the more often you give freely of your time and talents. The challenge is not to panic when you resist checking stats for a few weeks as most folks go bonkers mad, ready to explode, once they try to detach from frequent stat checking.
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But I do know this; if you ask this question you think like employees. Bad mindset for a blogger. Employees think putting in set amounts of work or reaching some specific goal results in receiving income. 100% of the time, this is NOT true as a professional or amateur blogger. Nobody has any idea how your traffic behaves. Is it targeted, or general? How did you attract your readers? Drilling deeper, it is impossible to surmise that a specific amount of traffic leads to some set amount of income.
Traffic and blogging income are only related in that, if you drive titanic amounts of targeted traffic to your blog, you will make some coin. But other than driving monstrous amounts of traffic – and any blogger asking this question is 10,000 to 20,000 hours away from this type of traffic – you need to understand that making money blogging is about generously helping people, building bonds, creating value, trusting in the process and developing your money mindset diligently, vibing abundance.
Do you want to make money blogging? Stop looking at traffic stats. Nobody pays you like an employer if you register 100 visitors daily to your blog. Stop thinking like an employee. Begin thinking like an entrepreneur. Help people generously. Make friends. Trust in the blogging process. Trust yourself. Think abundantly. Keep helping people. Develop your money mindset. Open multiple streams of income. Money will flow your way if you focus less on traffic stats and things, and more on generously helping human beings. Help people generously, patiently and persistently. Make money. This is the secret to successful blogging. But most bloggers fall lost in a world of stats and employee-level thinking, falsely believing generating a specific number of daily blog visitors results in some blogging employer paying them a set salary, a paycheck, for a goal achieved.
Do not fall prey to this common blogging mindset error in error. Money flows to you based on your generous service and based on your trust in the blogging process. Money can and will arrive but only after you relax, detach, help folks and give little or no thought to money, traffic and other blogging outcomes. The less you think about making money through your blog, the more you help people. The more you help people, the more money you eventually make. Successful blogging and making money is simply about helping tons of people for free to increase your blogging skills and exposure. Open multiple streams of income through which to prosper. Eventually, money flows to you.
Do not get distracted by ideas consistent with the blog post title question. Do not get caught up in blogging money and traffic outcomes. Stop looking for your blogging pay day and get busy helping people freely to learn the secret of effective blog monetizing. Money finds generous servants and money sprints away from bloggers routinely obsessed with making money. Sure you want to promote yourself at every turn. Goodness knows, I am always promoting my 100 plus eBooks and 2 blogging courses in all I do. Plus I promote my audio books and paperbacks, too. But my intent is mostly about helping as many bloggers as possible through guest posting, posting to my blog and via podcasting and broadcasting live. Prospering grows easier the more I help folks freely.
How to Develop Super Human Confidence in Your Blog
Baby steps, my Young Blogging Padawans.
New bloggers, baby step your way to being super human confident in your blog. Being wracked by doubt, with a little wild excitement mixed in, you cannot gain unreal confidence in your blog today. But slowly and steadily gaining clarity gives you the foundation upon which to become a highly successful blogger who feels bold, knowing your blog rocks.
I am about super human confident in my blog. I am developing the same level of confidence in my eBooks and courses, too. Why? Believing in my blog and premium offerings helps me to help more people and I also make more money too, which is neat, considering I live a worldly life.
Follow these tips.
1: Feel and Release Fears-Doubts Aligned with Your Blog
Before you become confident, you need to purge any lack of confidence. I know this feels bad but tis a necessary step to become super duper confident in your blog and in your premium offerings, too. Sit with doubts, those nasty traitors. Be with your fears about self, your writing ability and your blog presentation. Feel these unpleasant energies. Clear the energies. Proceed from a clearer, more confident, space. Confidence is borne of clearing a lack of confidence. Do messy energy work to become uber confident in your blog and in your blogging abilities.
2: Surround Yourself with Loving Bloggers
Loving, caring, compassionate bloggers see brilliance in you when you cannot seem to see it in yourself. Although all confidence issues flow inside-out, you need a network of supportive people around you who believe in you, versus being around haters or negative nellies. Never, ever, ever surround yourself with poverty conscious, failure conscious bloggers. Are you running a cyber charity? Are you a therapist? No! Negative people stuck in fear and failure throw negative cross currents into your being, shaking your already fragile confidence in your blog.
Hang with folks who believe in you and who believe in your blog. Pros share where and how you can improve but they always believe in someone who follows their dreams, and will instill that faith in you, and in your blog, too.
3: Write Your Butt Off and Publish Content Like the Dickens
Writing and publishing content is like breathing to me. I do not lose confidence in my ability to breathe because this is an automatic, auto-pilot, process. I just breathe without thinking about it. Ditto for writing and blogging. I wrote and blogged for 20,000 to 30,000 hours so now it is an automatic, easy process I have super human confidence in. I do not even think about it because I do it routinely, automatically, on a type of auto-pilot borne of making writing and blogging a habit.
If someone criticizes my blog, it is like someone criticizing my breathing; sounds weird, or funny, but it stirs me not, because I have equal confidence in each.
4: Do Energy Work
I do not play around; 3-4 hours of energy work daily allowed me to face, feel and release blog doubts, to become the clear, confident blogger I am today. Consider meditating, or doing yin yoga, or doing Kriya yoga, and power walking. Or do it all. I spend 3-4 hours doing each – collectively – daily, to expand my awareness so I can feel and clear doubts and so I can blog mainly from an abundant, generous, relaxed, detached vibe.
Be confident guys. Believe in your blog. Follow these 4 tips to succeed and to become super human confident in your blog.
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