I feel a little bit under the weather.
The past few days were a little rough. Stomach issues. Knowing this, I needed to let go certain activities to make room for what matters most. Why? I spent more time in bed, sleeping in, after being up in the middle of the night with some sickness.
Letting go certain activities like engaging more frequently on social media made room for the critical activities like guest posting and posting to my blog too.
What needs to go for you to succeed? Every blogger needs to prune their blogging day from time to time in order to grow.
Respond to a few people on social media. Stop by 2-3 times daily for 5-10 minutes per session. Respond to @replies and Retweets. Retweet other bloggers. Exit Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn after the 5-10 minutes expires. Nobody scales masterfully by clinging to old, worn out activities. No blogger succeeds by doing stuff long outgrown but comfortable blogging activities.
Do you benefit greater – and do I benefit greater – from creating and publishing 10 posts daily? Or do you and I benefit greater from me spending 1 hour responding to everybody who retweets me or engages me on Twitter? You and I know the answer.
Tony Robbins does not stay up until 2 AM each night just to respond to 400 people on Twitter. He leveraged his presence through business-building actions to help more folks. Now he signs up $1,000,000 a year clients. But he had to let go what he clung to in the past to become the dynamic coach he is today. Everyone needs to let go in order to grow. Everyone needs to be the blogger before becoming the blogger.
Being the blogger feels uncomfortable sometimes. Being the blogger involves making decisions based on faith, trust in self and trust in the blogging process. Letting go feels scary because letting go feels uncomfortable. Do it. The only way to become the blogger you want to become is to be the blogger for a sustained period of time right now.
Being the Blogger
Be the successful blogger before you become a successful blogger. Do as successful bloggers do to position yourself to succeed. Find your social media engagement tipping point; after receiving 30 or 40 engagements daily between Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, surrender responding to everyone.
Let it go. Do you want to be a pro blogger? Or do you want to be a pro social media responder? Devote those 45 minutes or more to writing and publishing a guest post daily as many pro bloggers do. Think leveraging. Trim the blogging fat.
Let go what holds you back to accelerate your blogging success. Release what you cling to to grow. Drive more traffic. Increase your profits. Take time to assess what needs to go in order for you to accelerate your blogging success.
Every blogging activity carries a potential shelf life. Be on the lookout for what needs to go in order to bump up your blogging growth. Years ago I spent all day publishing to my blog alone. But that strategy needed to go for me to grow. I stopped publishing solely to my blog, networked generously and gained invites to guest post on respected blogs in my niche. Why? I had to evolve in order to grow. I had to let go publishing solely to my blog to grow into a prolific guest poster. I could never do both simultaneously because being a successful bloggers requires letting go lower energies to make room for higher energies.
Avoid online business burnout. Accelerate your blogging success. Let go to grow.
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