Rapping and Blogging? One Lesson from an Icon

I loved listening to rap as a young kid. Growing up in New Jersey, I was at the center of the rap universe. Hip hop began in New York City, about a half hour from my home town. One of the most famous and powerful rappers of all time is Jay Z, a rap icon and Brooklyn legend. Dude teaches you one powerful blogging lesson via one of his songs-raps…..

“On To the Next One”

Jay Z always kept it moving. He went from rap celebrity to billionaire entrepreneur by moving on to the next one, winning, succeeding and never getting attached to prior success, fame or any worldly trappings. He also never seemed to attach to business-entertainment relationships too, evolving as he moved higher in blogging circles. At one time, he dealt drugs in the projects, surrounded by fellow drug dealers. But he let go those people and that way of life, moving higher, making more money, inspiring people and moving to higher stations in life.

You and I learn from his song-rap and life example on a few levels. Never get caught up in success. Be hungry. Be humble. Move on to the next challenge. Move on to the next success. This we can see. But on a deeper level, I intend to embody Jay Z’s rap because I always move on to the next person, blog post, video, comment, guest post and self-promotion quickly, seamlessly and effortlessly, keeping me generous, detached, prolific, and expanding my success.

Example; I have worked for 3 hours, almost on the dot. In 3 hours, I published 3 posts on my blog and 3 guest posts. How? I move on to the next one. I did not get attached to my first video post at 11:30 AM. I filmed it, added an eBook link, published, and moved on to post #2. Video post. I moved on to post #3. Article. On to the next one. I wrote and placed one, two, now three, guest posts. Guess what? On to the next one. I do not desperately plow through my blogging day in a mad dash, but I do generously, calmly and clearly help people, then, move on. I offer 2 lines of blogging advice to folks who email or Message me. Then I move on to the next one. Then I write a guest post. Then, on to the next one. Then a broadcast live. On to the next one. And so on, and so on, 10-12 posts daily, for months. Abundance mindset. Generosity in action.

All traffic and profits and business flowing from adopting the “on to the next one” mindset is easy to see because the skills, exposure and credibility increase effects of the generosity cause, well, we all know powerful people say this mindset is the key to success. But putting this mindset into action feels uncomfortable and quite scary at first because you release attachments to clients, customers, blog posts, strangers, anyone and everything. Meanwhile, most people around you attach desperately to people, circumstances, customers, blog posts, videos and podcasts. Some may even warn you not to be so detached and care free, but that’s their fear. Ignore their fear.

Never get caught up and attached to one person, post, or video……

……On to the next one….


Do you have a difficult time trying to save blogging time? Do you maintain a busy blogging schedule? One only adopts the “on to the next one” mentality if you learn how to be ruthlessly efficient with your time. I wrote an eBook to help you reach that end, along with cultivating your blogging peace of mind, too. Buy it here:

10 Time Saving Tips for Busy Bloggers

Written by Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author, and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon and can help you build a successful blog at bloggingfromparadise.com

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