I sit down to write this guest post.
No schedules. I only write to help. You can get started quickly by adding timelines. Noisy things affect the quality of work. No or inferior work only grabs a few eyeballs. Are you blogging only for yourself or for yourself and readers? I think the latter option works best. Or you can publish a cyber diary. Readers buy, hire, and promote.
However, a generous, relaxed atmosphere is paramount to properly blogging.
I don't choose to blog with timelines or deadlines. At least for the most part. Add timelines. Be rigid. Do you see how this strategy restricts your creativity, affects the quality of work and recruits senseless blogging campaigns?
I was scanning Quora questions minutes ago. Someone wanted to know how to reach thousands of visitors in months. Imagine that the blogger has set the time-based goal. Instead of being energetic the blogger, he has to be:
Timelines dominate your mind. Numbers dominate your mind. 5000 visitors. 4 months. Or something similar. You focus on numbers and blogging:
- lack of perseverance
- do not trust
because nobody with clear timeframes really enters the spirit of being a present, generous, relaxed and trusting blogger. Numbers or results pollute your mind. Do not get me wrong. Set any goal. Set any time frame. I just share my experience from 10 years blogging. I also share my observations of failed bloggers over 10 years of blogging. Sharing my observations shows how schedules restrict you. Pressure builds up. There is noise. Realistic goals usually leave the stage on the left. Plus … who cares?
Do numbers keep you awake at night? Or do you keep trips to Fiji awake at night? Do you feel alive through traffic metrics? Or do you feel alive when you work at home to see your children grow up? People long for experiences about numbers. When you focus on releasing experiences, the numbers – traffic and profit – can manifest. But only if you put aside time frames to focus on the process, not the results.
Relax. I spend hours a day doing yoga. I just finished another mini session a few moments ago. I do yoga to be calm, confident, clear and distant about the blogging process. Maintaining this vibe intention helps me see the journey through. Be persistent, patient, generous and trusting. Chill out. Remove timelines like me to make goals purer, more worthy, and more enjoyable.
I have intentions. No goals. Goals tarnish the mind because you reach for something you don't have. When you discover what you don't have, devote your attention and energy to what you don't have. Fear arises. Never blog out of a heavy energy of fear. How you feel is how you live. But the face, feeling and letting go of fear removes heavy attachments and conditions. Time-based drivers dissolve.
I stabilize my energy by doing nothing or having to achieve a goal in a set period of time. Why go on with a time-based agenda when you slow down, calm down and blog properly? Like every blogger, I want to save time, but devote little attention and energy to restrictive ideas like time. Why should you add constraints, tension and stress to the blogging process?
Good things take a lot of time and generous service. Be with the process. Let go of the time frame. I publish a decent part of the content, not because I try to achieve goals in a timely manner, but because I focus on helping people. Another intention. On the one hand, it is about relaxed service, on the other hand, it is about doing as much as possible some time ago to satisfy my desire for goals. No thanks.
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Ryan Biddulph inspires with his blog and eBooks at Blogging From Paradise.
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