With deadlines looming, two jobs on the table, book edits, sales double hitters, and a new sales rep to train, I hit the wall. It isn’t so much writer’s block as a time constraint that won’t let me keep up with blogging on my primary accounts. And… I do love to blog.
But even I, the pro-active blogger, have to bring in a pitch hitter now and then!
I love it when that someone drives hard, fast, traffic, and brings in sales above and beyond my wildest dreams.
This guest blogger rocks!
Ryan Biddulph offers sound strategic advice for getting the blogs done, written, and plugged out the door! I love it when he’s guest posting on my site.
And now… For some expert advice intent on blowing up the net!
Every blogger faces droughts at some time during their blogging careers.
If your blog traffic or profits seem to be drying up follow these tips to gradually open the floodgates.
1: Focus Heavily on Your Passion
Drifting from your passion often leads to blogging droughts.
Focus on your passion to get back on course.
Why are you blogging? Even if you crave financial gain the real driver sits within your heart. Successful bloggers weather storms and persist through droughts – can you tell I am a meteorologist by school? – by revisiting their passion.
Concentrating on the reason why you blog renews your energy to help you through dry periods.
Increasing blog traffic and profits find folks who blog mainly from a fun-loving, passionate, kind space. Even if you’re struggling now your energy will influence you to persistently move into inspired, generous actions which promote your blogging success.
2: Count Your Wins
Count all blogging wins.
Change your perspective.
Move your focus from scarcity to abundance.
You bought a domain and hosting – I hope – so that’s a win. Earning a penny through blogging is a win because 1 penny beats no money.
Count each blog visitor as a win. Every comment on your blog is a victory.
Add up these numbers to see you aren’t in a drought; you’re sitting in the middle of a monsoon downpour of blessings.
What about blog traffic and profits?
Blog traffic and blogging profits flow freely to the generous blogger who helps people and who feels abundant. Counting all of your blogging wins moves you into a higher vibration which allows in greater success.
3: Follow Top Bloggers from Your Niche
Top bloggers from your niche:
- Teach you proven strategies to build a successful build
- Demonstrate that virtually all bloggers suffer through droughts early during their online careers
I felt as if I was trudging through the Sahara Desert as a newbie blogger. Traffic was scarce. Profits evaded my grasp. Crickets were my most frequent blog commenters.
Eventually the monsoons opened up after I followed top bloggers in the blogging tips niche. Pros like Zac Johnson and Darren Rowse taught me how to become a rocking blogger. Each dude also underscored the power of persistence as both Zac and Darren struggled for a bit before gradually leaving their blogging droughts behind for good.
4: Create and Connect
If your blog traffic and profits have dried up you probably aren’t giving freely enough. Giving freely for a period of weeks and months steadily opens the floodgates of getting; aka, receiving blog traffic, profits, comments and social shares.
Create helpful blog posts designed to address the specific needs of your readers. Guest post on blogs related to your niche. Broadcast live videos on Facebook. Start a podcast. Give through as many channels as possible to succeed.
Connect with top bloggers in your niche.
Comment on their blogs in authentic fashion, creating a 3-4 paragraph, personalized comment.
Share their posts on Twitter and Facebook. Mention top bloggers on your blog.
Allow prospering friendships to form because pro bloggers can end your drought quicker than a summer thunderstorm as they promote you to their huge, loyal tribes.
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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. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.