Surviving As A Blogger
The other night I was watching the tv show called “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”, I have been watching that show for over a year now and realized the other day just why I like it.
Mainly because it shows you just what the human mind and body will overcome when pushed.
But first I want to say that this post came to me after I was thinking about my next post. I had about 5 half thought thru ideas, but nothing was really finished. So later that night I was watching “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” for maybe the 100th time haha
But this time I watched it thru my bloggers eyes and saw the comparison to a bloggers journey.
What was the difference from watching that night and all the others? My mind was still stuck on what post to write… Bloggers Eyes In Full Effect!
I talked about this on Overcome Blogging Fears To Have Success In 2011
So stay open to post ideas no matter where you are or what you are doing, you will surprise yourself with how many post ideas will start to pop.
OK …back to my regularly scheduled post
4 Ways To Survive As A Blogger
They Learn As They Go
One thing all the survivors do is they learn and adapt as much as they can to last longer and give themselves the best chance for rescue.
This is exactly how every blogger should act on their blogging journey.
You learn a little and your blog grows, you learn something new and your blog grows again. It doesn’t matter if you learn or try something new and it doesn’t work, you just try something new again.
Remember most successful people will tell you they have learned more from their mistakes/failures then they did from they successes.
They Keep A Positive Attitude
It amazes me at how mentally strong many of the survivors are on that show, maybe even stronger then they thought they could be. Staying positive is probably the best thing they can do to stay strong and alive.
As a blogger it is easy to get down on yourself or your blog.
- Is my content good enough
- Is my design good enough
- I’m not getting comments so I must be doing things wrong
- I’m not getting tweets or shares, I must be doing things wrong
- I get no traffic, what am I doing wrong
- I’m not making money blah blah and 100 other things bloggers let get them down.
The reality is, most bloggers that are stressing are doing everything right, some things just take time.
All you can do is keep working your blog and learn as you go.
Now if your blog is a few years old and you are having these issues, then YES you are doing things wrong and it is time to re-evaluate what your doing… and Change It!
They Don’t Give Up
This goes with having a positive attitude and makes it easier to never give up. If they have to stay awake, then they do it, if they have to walk in a hot desert, then they do it, if they have to fight off wild animals, then they do it.
As a blogger, the only REAL way to fail is to quit.
Success means different things for different blogger. We all have different ways to measure success with our blogs…
- Some want money
- Some want a popular blog
- Some want compliments
- Some want to help people
If you continue to work your blog hard, you will succeed.. I Promise You That!
We all start at zero! – No blogger has reached success without some time and hard work.
They Can’t Do It Alone
Not one survivor on that show has survived or rescued themselves. No matter how hard they have tried, they all needed help to survive.
As a blogger you can succeed alone, but trying to blog as a lone wolf will be a longggg hardddd road.
Having blogging friendships will make your blogging journey easier and much more enjoyable.
Every day my blog benefits from my blogging friendships I have made over the past year, it can be…
- A Tweet
- A FB Share
- A Comment
- Brain Storming
- A Guest Post
- or Learning something new
Blogging with blogging friendships is the best thing you can do to reach the success you want with your blog in the shortest amount of time…Period!
That’s my comparison of blogging to the TV show “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”
Hopefully this post will motivate you as a blogger or help you see that new blog posts are everywhere if you know how to look for them or to make you a new viewer of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”