Fear manifest as greed kills blogging careers.
Smart, intelligent bloggers following powerful, successful strategies generously sometimes quit doing what works for what does not work. What didn’t break needs no fixing. How do your metrics look now? Good? Keep doing that stuff with generosity, persistence and patience.
Congratulate yourself; success is imminent. Nothing broke. As a matter of fact, everything looks perfect. But never allow fear-greed to cloud your mind. Bloggers fear the need to be further along but everything unfolds at the perfect time. However, letting fear-greed call the shots leads to fixing something that needs not fixing.
Bloggers pick arbitrary numbers like earning 6 figures per year or making $10K per month. Guess what? Figures are meaningless. Numbers are worthless. Numbers are not sentient. Numbers yield zero value. Who ever died regretting the loss of number accumulation? No one. But you’d be shocked – or maybe not 😉 – to discover how many bloggers try to break what never broke because interpreting meaningless numbers through the prism of fear causes you to do what you did not want to do. Numbers are like that.
Fear is like that. Greed is definitely like that. Solution? Fall in love with the blogging process. Enjoy helping people. Follow proven blogging strategies from pros. Keep doing what works. Ground yourself in generosity, patience and persistence.
Never overhaul your successful blogging campaign because success seems not to accelerate enough for you. Bloggers creating and connecting generously for months or years sometimes bail and spam people. Bailing indicates bloggers believed the creating-connecting strategy broke, aka, did not work.
Quitting on what seemed not to work – but did work just fine – these bloggers do what DEFINITELY does not work 100% of the time. Spamming never works because spamming offers no value. Offering no value ensures you receive no value. But offering value through creating and connecting eventually yields value as traffic and profits. Give value. Receive value. What you did simply works perfectly but results flow in slow and steady if you blog the right way.
But you need to blog the right way for a while before desired results arrive. Patience, Young Grasshopper. See the journey through. What works, works. See the process through.
Do not panic and bail because you did not get rich over night, over months or over one year. Do not assume your strategy fails. YOU fail. Strategies work brilliantly over the long haul. Plus, you likely do not fail one bit but your greed manifest as impatience colors your blogging campaign as a failure.
Some bloggers do an outstanding job following success-promoting fundamentals for months. But fear goads them to bail on blogging the right way to blog the wrong way. Failure follows. Some hop back on the right blogging bandwagon. But you know what happens next; impatience breeds a strategy change and fail ensues.
Never get lost in this vicious cycle of doing the right blogging thing then doing the wrong blogging thing because you try to fix a flawless blogging strategy. Creating and connecting generously serves as a flawless, perfect blogging strategy. Add patience to the recipe. Toss in a dash of persistence. Throw in a pinch of generosity. Trust in yourself. Trust in the blogging process. Success will find you.
Never try to fix what never broke in the first place. See the journey through. Be patient. Good things require time and generous service to manifest your dreams through blogging.
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