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4 Insidious Blogging Limiting Beliefs to Destroy Today

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.

Ryan

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

You do.

I promise.

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.

How?

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.

Then research.

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.

Your Turn

What limiting beliefs can you add to this list?

 

About Author

RyanRyan 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.

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2 comments

  1. Hey Ryan,

    I love your writing style and I can definitely tell that you’ve honed and practiced it. I agree with you about making excuses as a blogger.

    Here it is 4:00 am Saturday morning and I am commenting on this blog and others. I have plans to take the rest of the day off after I visit some blogs, show some love and write my 1,000 words for the day.

    Since I made plans for the rest of the day, I know that I can’t neglect my business tasks. After all, the only way that my life of freedom will become a reality is to do the necessary work.

    I don’t mind getting up early and doing what needs to be done. Like you, I don’t make excuses, I am in it to win it just like you.

    Thanks for sharing these blogging limiting beliefs with us have a great day 🙂

    Susan

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