I recall my new blogger days well.
Over 10 years ago, I bought my domain and hosting in a wild frenzy. I published my first blog post. I was off! Wild-eyed excitement overtook my being. I began publishing posts on various topics. Networking? Who cares? I sprinted forward without any blogging plan. I was too EXCITED to plan. My excitement carried me forward, goading me to blitz the RSS feed. I published posts frequently. I also recall working almost 38 hours straight once.
But nothing happened. I mean it. I drew 3 visitors daily to my blog. No profits. Heck; I barely opened cash flow streams. I had no plan. I had no targeted reader. I had no niche.
I proved once again; starting from a calm energy beats starting from an excited energy every time with your blogging campaign.
Calm, confident bloggers take the necessary steps to succeed. Excited bloggers skip virtually all the necessary steps to succeed, guaranteeing their failure.
Feeling a twinge of excitement as a new blogger seems OK but let go the CHARGE and replace with calm. Or else you will make the common newbie blogger mistake I fell prey to. Crazy, wild-eyed excited bloggers charge forward from energies of desperation, greed, chaos and disorder. How do you plan to build a rock solid plan and granite-like foundation for your blogging campaign if you feel desperate, greedy, chaotic and disorderly?
Even worse? Excited new bloggers fall into severe delusion. I met more than one deluded new blogger – my old self included – who believed they deserved major media coverage 3 blog posts and 1 month into their blogging career because they had such a special story.
Guess what? Millions of human beings have special stories. Technically, we all do, when we blog in our voice. But developing skills, building your blogging buddy network and taking your story to the masses requires 1000’s of blogging hours of generous service, detachment from outcomes and a deep level of trust in self and knowing in the blogging process.
Excited new bloggers expect success after 10 to 20 or 100 hours of blogging, not after 5,000 to 10,000 hours of blogging.
Everyone can feel a twinge of enthusiasm, eagerness and sheer joy as a new blogger but reigning these feelings in with calm, patience and grounded gratitude is the only way to blog for the 5,000 to 10,000 hours or more necessary to become a master blogger. Excitement peters out, as does enthusiasm and eagerness, if you do not dial down your excitement into a calm, relaxed, happy, stable energy. In truth, the more relaxed you become, the more awesome things you do.
Not only that; the more relaxed you become the more easily success finds you over the long haul. Being calm, confident and posturing energizes you to do the creating and connecting necessary over years to build a firm foundation for a professional blogging campaign. Blogging from an excited energy guarantees you burn out and quit over the months. Forget about blogging for years; you won’t reach that point if you flame out due to wild-eyed excitement.
Relax. Slow down. Calm down. Take your time. Be happy to blog. Have fun helping people. Professional bloggers maintain a stable, confident, calm vibe to maintain posture, to be detached and to blog from the power of love and abundance, versus blogging from the weakness of fear and scarcity.
Trade your excitement for peace, happiness and a posturing, confident attitude that if you blog generously and patiently, everything slowly and steadily flows to you.
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