I love my blogging days, these days.
I fill my days with giving, which feels super fun.
Way back in the day, I filled my blogging days with trying to get traffic and profits. As you might imagine, those days did not turn out too well. If you give freely you:
- have fun
- make friends
- enjoy the blogging process
- become creative
- become prolific
- see great success
- detach from outcomes
- fall in love with the blogging process
Every blogging struggle transpires because you fear to give. Every blogging failure occurs because you hold back and you always hold back because you focus mostly on getting and little on giving. Today, most bloggers will look at their metrics and make a firm, definite decision to hold back. Some appear to see little success, give up, and quit, believing their giving is not worth the effort. Other bloggers will see stunning success but for some odd reason, will still decide to hold back, even with prolific ideas knocking on their mind’s door, begging to get in.
A select few bloggers who blog to have fun and give will rise to the top as the cream of the blogging crop. You know who these bloggers are. These are the dynamos or future dynamos who keep giving freely to increase their exposure, to expand their reach and to show off their immense talents, but 99% of the time – compared to 1% of self-service – these people blog to give, to help fellow bloggers and to have fun during the process.
Blogging to give does miraculous things for your exposure. One day, nobody knows who you are. 10 days and 50 guest posts later, a lot of people know who you are. Even though you cannot rush the process you see increasing success simply because your daily goal was to have fun helping people across a wide range of platforms. Be that person and you are golden. You will most definitely succeed by being generous.
All blogging problems and struggles arise when you:
- turn down opportunities to guest post
- turn down opportunities to comment genuinely on blogs
- complain about writer’s block, then, refuse to write a blog post
- focus heavily on trying to squeeze as much as possible through people and every interaction you have online
Most bloggers struggle because most bloggers blog mainly to drive traffic and increase profits. But all traffic stats and profits stats rise in response to you being:
- trusting in the blogging process
Sometimes this journey feels uncomfortable. Nobody is immune from giving freely and believing in their generosity until their stinginess, greed and fears arise. Let’s say you blogged 3 times daily for one year to see $600 in profits. Almost every human being quits. But I listened to a 7 figure earning explain this was his story. He published 3 helpful posts daily and saw about $600 USD in profits after 1 year of following this strategy. Did he panic? Nope. He generously continued giving, creating and connecting. Now he makes millions of dollars a year. If I am not mistaken, he may receive over 1,000 emails daily too.
Why does one see stunning success like this? They blogged mainly to give for a sustained period. They vibed at a generous, genuine energy for months, then years, before the money flowed in, in torrents.
Blog to give, mainly.
The getting becomes quite easy if you blog to give with a generous spirit over a prolonged period of time.
Generous bloggers become top bloggers in their niche.
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.