Remember why you blog. Tie the reason to something fun and freeing.
Recalling why you blog helps nudge you through fear, goads you through pain and pulls you through boredom. Believe it or not, being bored cripples many blogging campaigns. Fear stops people short.
Pain scares people into NOT doing that again with their blogging strategy. But boredom makes you stop blogging because you lost passion, fire, the key element to seeing the blogging journey through.
Find inspiration all around you. Look to blogs, nature, heck, anywhere. But that spark goads you to look within. Looking within reminds you why you began blogging in the first place.
I blog to circle the globe, to free myself and to intend to free my readers. I teach people how to become successful pro bloggers. But dwelling on my core reason why you know that scanning travel images a few moments ago motivated me to write this post.
I felt a little blogging boost after suffering through a blogging doldrum; ok, most bloggers do not qualify 2 hours of not blogging as a doldrum, but I do.
Anyway, I feel boosted, refreshed and recharged to slay the remainder of my blogging day because I focused on the freeing feeling of circling the globe, living in Fiji, Bali, Costa Rica and Thailand.
Plus I look forward to trips in the Pacific Northwest, including Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, as my wife and I eye this region for our next trip.
Feeling free, I write this post because the moment you rediscover your driver, you spring into blogging action.
How about You?
What is your blogging driver? What gives you a blogging boost? I love circling the globe. It makes me feel alive. What makes you feel free as a bird? Perhaps you feel free working from home with your family around. Maybe you feel free circling the globe as I do. Or you want to blog part-time.
Loving your job means you keep it and work it, but blogging gives you fun, freeing, part-time income and a channel through which you express your passion.
We all have different reasons for blogging but need to revisit ’em sometimes because life away from blogging and online obstacles seem to pull us from fun, free drivers.
Feel your boost. Like a breath of fresh blogging air, eh? Good. Now dive into generous blogging action. Comment genuinely on blogs from your niche. Do you feel confused about how to blog comment correctly? Buy my eBook.
I set you straight. Be all about that generosity guys! Be nice, helpful and trusting. But find that reason why and tie it to something fun, freeing and fulfilling. Human beings act according to their motivators. We hold intents based on how we feel. Ultimately, you choose how to feel, which determines how we act.
Set aside a little bit of quiet time. Re-familiarize yourself with your fun, freeing reason why you chose to begin blogging. Or maybe you need to find a different reason because you chased money and/or popularity.
Nobody lasts choosing money drivers because money never arrives fast during newbie blogging days. No skills. No money. No new blogger has skills because you practice so little, being new to blogging and new to all the stuff you need to learn and practice to become successful.
Ferret out less pure money and popularity drivers. Replace with fun, freeing intents. Honor these motivators to see through blogging ups, downs and all in between, in order to get your much-needed blogging boost.
Nobody feels awesome blogging for 100% of your journey. We need a boost from time to time. Yes, even me. Listen to your driver. Observe if you swayed from freedom toward numbers, either money or traffic is driven.
Make your shift back to something purer and more self-sustaining: freedom!