Blogging is neat.
Imagine building a house. Relate to blogging. Home builders spend time, energy and work laying a foundation for a house, brick by brick, cinder block by cinder block. Great time, attention to detail and care goes into building a rock solid foundation for a home. Sans a strong foundation, the house collapses. People die or get hurt if folks live in a collapsing home. Or if folks did not move in yet, home builders need to begin the job of laying a rock solid foundation all over again. Everybody loses.
But patiently laying a granite-like foundation one moment at a time helps folks enjoy the home in a safe, stable setting. Everything depends on the foundation. Lay it right, and all else tends to go smoothly during the home building process.
Blogging is like building a home. Lay a strong foundation today, blog post by blog post, guest post by guest post, comment by comment, and you position yourself to experience great blogging success down the road. Rush the process and your blog collapses and fails. Why? You did a poor job building your blogging foundation. Rush link building. Get crappy links. Or get zero links from authority blogs. Rush anything blogging-wise, and you do a terrible job laying the foundation for a pro blogging career. Collapse. Fail. Most bloggers know what I mean. Most bloggers experience this process.
But laying a rock solid, granite-like foundation by generously creating, connecting and trusting for years of your life guarantees blogging success down the road. Blogging lessons you learn and apply yield successful results. Not right now. Not even 2 days from now. But 2 years down the road, after you did the right thing for a sustained period of time, traffic and money flow to you generously. Brick by brick, block by block, post by post, comment by comment, friendship by friendship, the work you do now simply guarantees your professional blogging career in the future. Never greedily or desperately obsess over the future. Never take short cuts. Build your foundation on generosity, patience and persistence. Trust yourself. Trust the blogging process. Guaranteed, things turn the split second you commit 100% to blogging the right way because being generous and patient accelerates your blogging success.
Thousands of lost bloggers blindly, cold pitch influential bloggers today via email, wasting 8-12 hours trying to GET something out of an influential blogger. Said fools build their blogging house on a foundation of sand, or more appropriately, quick sand. Everything collapses. Guaranteed failure.
However, a small, select group of bloggers generously creates content and builds meaningful connections by helping a high volume of bloggers today, GIVING of their time and talent. Imagine this crowd building a rock solid foundation for their blogging home. Guaranteed success.
What foundation do you build right now? Quick sand? Or granite? You choose. Your energy highly influences all the choices you make and strategies you follow with your blog. Observe your dominant emotion. Do you blog mainly from rank fear? Expect to build a quicksand blogging foundation. Do you blog from generous love? Expect to build a rock solid foundation. Success or failure finds you based on the foundation you choose to build for your blog. Everything is your decision. Everything is up to you. I figured it would be easier – albeit a bit scary at times – to see a few days, weeks, months and years down the road while making blogging decisions, versus trying to squeeze as much money and traffic through my blog, at day’s end. Smart way to build a strong foundation for my blogging house.
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