I have seen ‘em all.
Blogging excuses, that is.
I even clung to some of these blogging limiting beliefs early in my career.
If you hold on to limiting beliefs you limit yourself and your blogging growth.
I slammed into endless struggles, colliding into obstacle after obstacle like a punch drunk stoner trying to find his way out of a rubber room wearing a paperbag over his head.
But I soon discovered that my false, illusory limiting beliefs, not me, were the root of my blogging nightmares.
I rooted these suckers out like a honey badger digging for grubs, followed proven strategies and turned my blogging life around.
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Now I travel full-time through my full-time, pro blogging career. I went from broke, unhappy, laid off security guard to Amazon best-selling author by facing, embracing and release these limiting beliefs so I could blog from an energized, successful energy.
If you are fed up with your blogging struggles own these nasty, erroneous ideas.
Clear out these silly little memes to be happier, healthier, wealthier and to grow a rocking blog.
1: I Don’t Have Time to Blog
Like every human being you have 24 hours today. Then tomorrow.
You may work a full time job. Or maybe you work a ton of overtime.
But you still have 5 minutes today, or 2 hours today, to write, to network and to create a more free, fun and enjoyable dream life through blogging.
If bloggers tell me they don’t have time to blog I tell them they don’t have time *not* to blog.
Ya gotta want this guys.
It is not easy sometimes but if your love of being free and having fun can gradually become stronger than your fear of committing to something fun and freeing you will devote time every day to building a successful blog.
2: I Have Writer’s Block
8 years ago I couldn’t write 300 words before I’d quit in frustration, seemingly paralyzed by writer’s block.
Today I can write-up to 20,000 words in a single day. If I am really cooking.
I realized that writer’s block is a mental block, a fear-based limiting belief and an illusion, all wrapped up in one.
I dissolved this limiting belief by writing 1000 words daily for practice.
Some bloggers tell me they don’t know what to write about, or have no ideas.
Write! In a Word document, for practice, everyday.
Find pressing problems in your blogging niche. Read top blogs from your niche. Visit forums. Pinpoint problems. Create solutions through your blog posts.
The diligent writer and researcher never suffers from writer’s block.
I have written and self-published 126 eBooks by writing and researching daily for years.
3: I Have No Connections
I had zero connections at the start of my blogging journey.
But I quickly added connections by promoting other bloggers, by featuring them on my blog and by commenting on their blogs.
Many hustling but misguided bloggers send me an email asking me to feature them on Lifehack, or the Huffington Post or on Forbes, or on any top blog where I have been featured. Some ask me to connect them with influential, famous contributors.
They are going about it the wrong way, acting from a place of fear, hurry and having no connections.
Help people. Assist people. Interview people for your blog. Feature bloggers. Comment on blogger’s blogs. By connecting with bloggers you get connected.
If you’re not “connected” stop making excuses.
Start making friends!
4: I’m Not a Good Writer
Nor was I, 8 years ago.
But I wrote 1000 words daily for practice – sometimes more – to become a skilled writer.
Many struggling bloggers cling to this limiting belief. Like a baby holding onto its pacifier. But it serves you not. It cripples your blog.
Even if English is your second language you can become a skilled, confident, clear writer by opening a Word document daily, writing 1000 words and trashing the document after you are done. No better way to blow this limiting belief to shreds.
What limiting beliefs can you add to this list?
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, 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 with the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.