Sheep. Blogging sheep, following each other. Or blog lemmings. They follow each other across the cliff until they die violently.
Someone copied and pasted a template email a few moments ago. I appreciate the friendly blogger who uses my name. But I don't agree with the red, literal nature of the email. Someone said someone enjoyed reading my blog post. Link inserted. Cool. Someone believed that a blog post from them would be a great addition to my blog post. For laypersons, this is the most idiotic thing you can do, because if 100,000 other bloggers use the same template and email address and approach, it also means that a professional blogger with 10 years of experience like me will have seen thousands of them has emailed online over my decade.
Blogging sheeple; What do you think happens when someone who has seen a lame approach 2000 times sees the same approach 2001 times? Spam junk this email. Or answer with your tariffs. However, senseless email templates do not create a strong, business-building, emotional bond. The personal touch that I teach in my network eBook is missing.
The problem with copying most other bloggers is that most bloggers use failed strategies, so your approach will fail and be pretty stupid if you follow failed bloggers. Think about it; If you know that a good 80% of bloggers struggle, fail and never become professionals, then why should you follow your blogging strategy? Why Follow Failure? Does that smell of intelligence?
I feel sorry for failing bloggers. I just write such posts and offer my blogging course to get fighting bloggers out on the streets. But making the same mistake over and over again after offering correction to you about my free and premium content is pretty stupid. I know that a certain percentage of blogging shepherds who send the same email are lame: "Let me get a free, high DA backlink for your blog," read this post now. I also know that a certain percentage of you will receive the same lame, failed submission email after warning you about this error and sharing the solution: build friendships by being generous about organically high DA- Get links.
But of course, some of you who are aware of the error and the solution, do the unintelligent thing keep making the same mistake over and over again by chilling professional bloggers late into the night with this stupid template. Guys; Only you can have your stupid mistakes. I had to have my stupid mistakes to speed up my blogging success. I had to stop being a blogging shepherd. I also had to build my brand out of a personalized, generous, real energy. I did wise things after possessing my stupid mistakes.
Instead of being dull or hard, I tell you about your stupid mistakes and am compassionate. If I did NOT take care of you, I would lie to you. I would tell you to be a blogging shepherd because following the herd promotes your success.
I'd be lying if I said that emailing lame templates is the best way to get professional bloggers to put your links on their high DA blogs. But I'm worried about you. I am telling you the truth. I tell people who make stupid mistakes that they should stop making stupid mistakes so that people can have fun and make blogging successful.
But everything is up to you.
Check out the blogging mirror. Own stupid mistakes. Feel the ego sting. Move in a more profitable, more successful blogging direction to make your dreams come true through your online business.
About the author
Ryan Biddulph inspires with his blog, courses and eBooks at Blogging From Paradise.
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