You may ask yourself, how do you blog? How do you keep it going month after month, year after year?
Well I can tell you that I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and there were some times where I would just puke onto the internet. Those days are long since over and now I’m in the business of providing value. Things to help bloggers blog. That’s why I wanted to write this post on 3 feelings you can use to help you blog. It’s a short list, but I think it highlights some of the best feelings you can have when your blogging.
1. Knowing That Your Going To Make Money
For me this is a big one. The feeling that your going to make money off your blog motivates you to write. Being in business for yourself is something to be proud of and us as professional bloggers can say we are. We are our own bosses. We make our own schedules. One of the many beauties of blogging is that we are working from home. So we are more available to lead our children instead of someone else leading them. When every word you write is so valuable that it pays you money, you will put the work in to put bread on the table and beer in the fridge. Knowing your going to make money will put your work ethic into overdrive and you’ll become driven. If driven people are the ones who succeed, then be succeed. When your your own boss, you’ve got to have the discipline to work on your business everyday. You’ve got to be working 24/7 in everything you do. You may ask who wants to work those hours, but when your talking about creative work that is fulfilling I think if your reading this, you and I both are willing to do the work. Plus it’s fun work. It doesn’t even really feel like work. So if your blogging with the feeling that it’s going to lead to money, you’ll be motivated to treat your blog like a business, which in turn will lead you to the money.
2. Knowing Your Going To Build Relationships
I always have read that the money is “in the list”. That’s why I am a Convertkit affiliate. Because I believe in the service, and want to help other people with their blogging businesses. I’m working on building a list of 1,000 people, because at 1,000 people I’m going to write and sell an ebook for my list. Over 1,000 people the price for Convertkit goes up, so I figured I may as well be making something off my list at that point. The point though is not to make money off the list, as much as you love the money. The point is to build a relationship with your list where you are the one serving up valuable information. You are a trusted resource they come to when they have questions about your topic. Even when your list is small, it’s still an achievement to be able to send emails to them. Heck, at first your list could come from people you just know out there in the world. It doesn’t even have to be from the internet. Get a few people on your list and their word of mouth might attract a few more people to your list. Then you’d be growing in the real world and I can tell you from personal experience that when your growing it feels really really good. On top of all that your building relationships with more people, via your list, and your maintaining that relationship by emailing them on a regular basis. By the time you have 1,000 subscribers and are ready to sell an ebook, you’ll be well tempered with a clear mission and message. Building your relationships with the people on your list is so rewarding in more ways than money can pay you. It’s so worth it.
3. Knowing That Your Doing Good In The World
When you have a mission in life, a purpose, and it’s for the greater good, there again, is a real sense of fulfillment. Doing good is the paramount reason you should have a blog, or in other words to be valuable to other people. To help them change their lives for the better. What more a reward could you want? Other than doing it so well you reach the mountaintop of making a million dollars a year. At that point you’d have your own podcast. I guess I don’t have too much to say about doing good in the world other than it’s a high aspiration. But really I have to write something on doing good in the ways of blogging because this post would just not be completed if I didn’t, so here: Blogging is one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally. There I said it. My message. I really believe this could help the world. I really believe the world would be a better place if everyone had a blog. And there are A LOT of people without blogs. I’m sure you could argue my view. You could say that blogging does nothing for somebody, but that argument is oh so shot down in my mind that it doesn’t even stop me for more than a second. Blogging is a personal development gold mine and people really can grow because of it, I know I have. I have the sneaking suspicion that other people grow as a result of their own blogs. I’m going to Dad 2.0 in 2019 to see if I’m right. I’m going to spread my mission and my message and do good in the world. The world always could use another good guy. Another hero. As far as I’m concerned. So I’m spreading my message to do good in the world, and I know that if you came up with your own message it would be as unique as a snowflake. And people would remember you by the way you flew. Know that your doing good in the world, and blog.
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