But energy comes first.
Here’s why: how you feel dictates how you act. How you act dictates how you blog. How you blog dictates if you succeed or fail blogging-wise. How you feel dictates the blogging strategies you follow.
For example, I used to feel mainly bad in life. I was OK, overall, but did most stuff with fear energy backing my actions. Blogging was a chore. Everything seemed hard. I would look at my email inbox and see zero emails for the day. I then felt bad, like I wasted my time blogging. Clinging to that bad feeling energy, I skipped blogging for a few days. I followed NO strategy.
Then, still feeling bad, I dove back into blogging from a panicked, desperate, frenzied energy. You see this sometimes. Wild-eyed bloggers trying to force their way into millions of dollars when they secretly feel terrified to lose the $5 in their bank account. If you feel afraid, you engage in afraid blogging strategies like ad click threads and page view threads. People who are afraid struggle so much with blogging they actually believe an ad click thread is a good idea. Are you nutz? Manipulated ad clicks will get your account shut down immediately, for virtually any network.
This is why energy work first is key, to ensure you clear fears and blog from a generous, abundant, intelligent energy.
Take my current approach of writing and submitting 5-10 guest posts daily. I cleared some deep fears, feel really good, and feel guest posting is a fun, easy way to help people. I am in no hurry. I am not desperate. My energy is chill and detached. Naturally, because I feel good, I choose a sound blogging strategy for helping people and growing business: guest posting.
Strategies play a chief role blogging though. No blogger can meditate like Buddha or Jesus and instantly manifest success through their pure abundant, detached vibe. We need to follow simple, proven blogging strategies to help people.
Some blogging strategies:
- write and publish posts
- write and submit guest posts
- SEO optimize posts
- comment genuinely on blogs
- broadcast live on Facebook
- record and upload videos to Youtube
These are a few strategies to follow but guys, trust me; 100% of the time, energy work is most important because how you feel determines your results. Feel abundant, whole, complete, relaxed and detached, and using any blogging strategy works wonders because your energy dictates your results. But if you feel terrible, no matter what blogging strategy you follow, you will get terrible, failing results.
Have you noticed how some bloggers work so hard and struggle? But have you also noticed some bloggers make lots of money and drive traffic by having fun helping people and working 5 times less than hard working bloggers?
Hard working bloggers vibe fear, and see fear-filled failure. Prosperity conscious bloggers vibe love-abundance-calm, and see love-abundance-calm success.
Following practical blogging strategies plays a role because you need tools and techniques through which to express your energy and help people, but the blogger following techniques and tactics succeeds or fails based on the energy, not the strategy.
This is why I laugh at people who say you need an email list to succeed online. Really? The list does not make money. Your energy makes money. The list is just one of a billion tools you can use to make money blogging. It is not money, nor the source of money, but one of a billion channels through which you make money. Jeff Bezos and Mark Z are both online entrepreneurs worth $150 billion and $75 billion and neither had or has an email list. Both became among the wealthiest and most powerful people on earth through their energy and by following simple strategies for leveraging their service quickly and powerfully.
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.