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1 Huge Blogging Mistake and How to correct it

Following a top earning blogger can confuse the heck out of you.

You may see spectacular results.

Then you see an alleged talisman of wisdom: it took so and so 7 years to make that kind of money.

Then you think that spending 7 years online blogging – doing anything you want, blogging-wise – is the answer to seeing big blogging money and to becoming a successful blogger.

Not true.

I often read blog posts published by the big dawgs of the blogging world.

Some of these bloggers explain how it took 5 years to earn steady money through blogging. The big dawg blogger’s followers nod in agreement.

Unfortunately, the phrasing of this advice leads to one huge, catastrophic mistake made by most struggling, failing bloggers.

1 Huge Blogging Mistake and How to correct it

What’s the mistake?

Most bloggers believe that spending a long time online doing any old blogging stuff will bring them success similar to the success seen by blogging big dawgs.

This is why 81% of bloggers never make more than $100 during their blogging careers.

This is also why millions of bloggers spend years online trying to succeed, running into struggle after struggle.

Spending years online does not guarantee your success.

Doing helpful things and backing those helpful actions with a loving, generous, largely detached energy, and maintaining that high, loving energy persistently, brings you success over the long haul.

7 and 8 Figure Earners

Earlier this year I saw Zac Johnson, John Chow, John Rampton and Syed Balkhi speak in NYC.

Syed is an 8 figure blogger. The rest are 7 figure bloggers.

Each of these bloggers explained how for 8 months to a year, they published 1, 2 or 3 posts to their blog, daily, without making a dime through their blog.

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Can you see why they have made millions of dollars over their careers? They blogged generously, with a strong level of detachment, for the first 8-12 months of their blogging careers, laying the foundation for a million dollar venture.

Meaning, 95% of bloggers or more would have panicked after publishing 1-3 posts daily and not seeing a cent in blogging income after the first week, or definitely, after the first month.

They quit doing what would lay the foundation for a stunningly successful venture because they fear it is not working, because they fear losing money, and because they fear wasting their time. All fear. All lower energies. All failure-inducing drivers.

Most bloggers make the huge mistake of believing that the volume of their actions leads to success. Not true.

Your energy, and, the energy you inject into creating helpful content, and the energy you inject into building friendships, by helping other bloggers, leads to successful blogging.

John Chow does not make $40,000 on some days because he has blogged for 10 years.

He earns $40K on some days because he raised his vibe, doing things from a place of abundance and detachment, nor worrying about getting, not sweating outcomes, and his energy, plus his inspired, intelligent, patient actions, yielded him successful results from a year in, to 2 years in, so that now, many years later, he earns millions annually through his patient, persistent actions backed by patient, generous, detached energies.

Meanwhile, most bloggers blog from an energy of desperation, panic, greediness, and rank fear, so they struggle online whether they blog for 5 minutes, or 15 years. The time frame doesn’t matter because you can’t fool or outfox your energy.

The Practical Tips

Blog mainly for fun, with love. Worry not about outcomes. Make your energy mainly about helping folks. Stop trying so darn hard to get money or traffic out of every interaction.

Gobble up opportunities to help people, through guest posting, blog commenting, through promoting other bloggers and via answering questions on niche specific forums. Free givers detach from outcomes and do quite a bit of getting (traffic, money, comments, interviews, etc) down the road.

After I asked my Facebook friends who wanted a guest post, Vishwajeet asked for another topic that one of my buddies already claimed. But because I love helping people I will write this guest post and send it to him. I didn’t have to do so but I love writing, I love helping friends and I love helping their readers with my experiences. So I write, and help, and patiently raise my energy.

This is the type of attitude you want to take to cultivate an abundant, loving, success-producing energy because helping people freely across different platforms is the easiest way to appear to be all over the place. This is also the way to make a bunch of good blogging buddies, a surefire marker of greater blogger success.

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Creating the Mindset of a Successful Blogger

Your Turn

Have you fallen prey to this blogging mistake?

About the Author

Ryan BiddulphRyan 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.


  1. LOL, when I read the headline I thought Ryan might be the writer and then I read and didn’t realize to the end – it was! Interesting how they stayed detached and not worried about their results.
    It’s true, you have to stay focused and on it; too many give up! I see it on my broken links weekly – old bloggers that gave up and their sites are no longer up. Sad 🙁

  2. Hi Ryan,

    Great tips and I’ve been following your advice of coming from a place of just really wanting to help. It’s a lot easier when you’re blogging to truly help people.

    If you’re worried about making money right as soon as you hit publish, you’re in for a long journey. Like you, I am trying to be everywhere and just blog because I love it.

    I’ve started guest posting and learning other platforms because I know that I need to put myself out there. I always pick up some great tips from you.

    Thanks for taking the time to share.

    Have a great day 🙂


  3. Hey Ryan!

    Loved this post a lot man!

    You are so right! .. when you switch that energy of blogging solely for profits to blogging to really and truly help people – that is when your success comes! ..

    Zig Ziglar said it too!! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this awesome post!!


  4. Can also everyone create a dedicated landing page for subscribers that you can direct people to through other channel such as social media, other pages on your website, PPC, or email. thanks for the post.

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