I scanned Quora a few moments ago.
I came across another classic.
A new blogger asked “What forums can I join for pasting my link to get my blog out there?”
No such forums exist. Why? No forums yield traffic by just posting links to “get your blog out there.” If blogging were this easy, we’d all be billionaires.
Let’s dive into 4 blogging mistakes to avoid and correct right now, to accelerate your blogging success.
1: Posting Links to a Forum without Adding Value
New bloggers – and struggling bloggers – believe simply joining a forum and setting up a bio with your blog link inspires people to click your link and to drive traffic to your blog.
Nope. Nobody cares about you on forums until you care about them. How do you care about people? Answer their questions generously, thoughtfully and compassionately.
Generous bloggers who spend time answering questions accurately gain the trust of fellow forum members who click your link to visit your blog.
Forums mirror back to you your long term commitment to answering questions in genuine, generous fashion.
Add value. Become valuable. Drive traffic and profits through forums.
2: Being Attached to Your Email List
Most bloggers struggle to succeed because most bloggers put all of their faith, clarity, heart and soul into building an email list.
If their list does not grow, they wrongly believe business and traffic will not grow.
None of these limiting beliefs are true because email is just 1 out of a billion plus ways to connect with readers.
I suggest you build a list but never get attached to a list as the source of your blogging success.
All success flows from your mind, to laptop, to an infinite number of online channels.
People read my blog posts through Twitter, Facebook, email, LinkedIn, Quora, Warrior Forum, and carrier pigeon, sometimes.
I never attach to one channel – especially email – because doing so blinds me to the countless channels for accessing and developing, to become successful online.
Never attach to your list from an energy of fear. Keep creating through your blog but build traffic through social media and forums to be less and less attached to your email list.
Besides; all blogging success begins and ends in mind. Success, money, traffic and all that good stuff flows from you through the internet, as your predominant thoughts, feelings and actions. Be generous. Be grateful. Feel rich. Succeed.
3: Impatience Manifest as Rushing Panicking and Failing
Bloggers often complain about blogging or guest posting and not seeing any real results in 1-3 months.
Relax, Young Blogging Padawan! Be patient. Stop being so impatient. What genuinely successful venture comes together in 1-3 months? None.
Did Jeff Bezos panic after Amazon did not take off and develop into a billion dollar company in 1-3 months? Nope.
Good things take time, generous service, patience, persistence and a deep trust in self and in the process.
Be patient. More importantly, observe your impatience without acting on the fear.
Allow panicked feelings to arise and pass but NEVER act from a panicked energy because you will do silly, failing, stuff.
Failing bloggers usually act impatiently, bailing on successful strategies and quitting or doing failing stuff like spamming or cold pitching bloggers for link exchanges.
Be with your fears, release the fears and generously create, connect and monetize through multiple streams of income.
Blogging success finds you but takes its sweet time in doing so. Why? Success weeds out impatient bloggers who lack persistence to make room for generous, patient, trusting bloggers, who see the journey through.
4: Winging It
Crazily enough, new bloggers with obviously zero blogging experience ask if they should wing it. HUH? Would you try to wing it to become a doctor? Would you wing it to become a lawyer? Nope.
Never wing it to be a professional blogger because you have many skills to learn from pros.
Invest money in eBooks or in a good blogging course from an established, pro blogger. Do you want to know how successful bloggers blog? Buy my eBook:
Learn from the best to do what works. Do what works to position yourself to succeed.
Correct blogging mistakes pronto guys, and you can change your course overnight.
Becoming successful takes time and generous service but things change fast if you see yourself and your blogging campaign in the light of truth.
Own mistakes. Correct mistakes. Be well on your way to becoming a pro blogger.
Ryan K. Biddulph
Ryan Biddulph inspires with his blog, courses and 100 plus eBooks at Blogging From Paradise.