BLOGGiNG BLiSS: Would you love to experience it?

Blogging should be a thing of joy.

Rather, many uninformed people and newbie bloggers think it to be boring – or an activity that is way out their league. Also, many bloggers find themselves struggling to experience the blogging bliss.

To experience the blogging bliss, here are 3 reliable tips for you.

At a glance:

  1. Stop envying other bloggers.
  2. Set your own blogging goals.
  3. Enjoy your blogging journey.

1). Stop envying other bloggers. The reason is because you don’t know their own reason for starting up their own blog(s). If you’ve got to do your own thing, then do it. Stop waiting for permission to start your own thing. There is never a perfect time to start up a blog – but there’s a better time to raise capital for a corporate blog network.

2). Set your own blogging goals. The reason is because every successful blogger out there has his or her own goals set for a particular period of the year. You can set your own goals. Your own goals for your blog should be:

  • Short enough to be clearly written down on a handkerchief;
  • Reliable to point that anyone can read it and see the same thing you see in your mind;
  • Time-dependent so that you will identify resource bins (that may come in the form of fake friends) and remove them from your life;
  • Challenging enough to spur you into bold action;
  • Achievable within the time you set;
  • Positive enough to get you excited about the outcome of your focused efforts;
  • Flexible enough to accommodate the set-backs and frustrations that may happen in reality;
  • Okay enough to allow your daily activities to fall within the acceptable level of stress limits that your body can healthily accept.

3). Enjoy your blogging journey. It’s because blogging is fun – irrespective of your own point of view. Imagine the thrills of worrying about deadlines, thinking of your audience, worrying about what people will say in the comment section. All these making blogging an exciting, romantic adventure. I’ll even say that it’s a good profession that makes your heart race with excitement. And of course, not everyday will feel good. But that’s natural. It’s your responsibility to be happy with what you do and where you do it. If it ain’t fun, don’t waste your life. You will never be younger than you currently are today. Enjoy the moment.

Every Blogger is a CEO

As a blogger, Blogging Bliss is when you begin to accept the extent of your interests and your ability to coordinate and manage resources to transform your blog in to an audience magnet.

If you do this right, you’ll be glad you write a blog. You’ll also be happy about the work you do. It doesn’t have to be as big as any CNN blog or TechCrunch.

What matters is that you love what you do.

Sampling

In line with the message in this post, I’ll list out a sample from the millions of blogs that are lovin’ their thing.

It takes acceptance and endurance to reach the point of blogging bliss. I encourage you to write your blog in the style that makes you smile.

~ PBW

P.S. – If you’ve got a thing or two to say about this post, please feel free to express your feelings in the comments. It’s also okay to include a link to a blog (or two) that makes you proud of bloggers and the blogosphere as a whole.

It doesn’t matter the topic of the blog, just feel free to include them into your comments.

STOP STOPPING. GO SUCCEED IN YOUR CORE EXPERTISE!

Being an expert requires action. You have to be committed to the improvement of your craft. Things change over time. Innovations improve over time.

We all get curious of different stuff. This curiosity will continue to lead us as a human race to take numerous decisions that will favour the advancement of the human race.

It’s easy to think of coming up with different reasons for the quality of work you do. But the truth still remains: if you want to succeed, you have to be committed to your personal and professional development.

As the government are doing their own part to develop the economy [at their own pace 🙂 oinks!!!!], you are solely responsible to develop your own individual economy. Your expertise is your responsibility to think of, to care for, and to nourish. You don’t have to depend on other people for ALL your ideas. Go out and search for information. But don’t stop there coz it’s very possible to fall into a state of analysis paralysis.

Success needs dreams – a continuous use of the power of the mind – and a commitment to take action. It doesn’t matter if your action is huge or small. You just have to take that action.

To take action in the right direction, you will have to set goals, control your use of technology, and learn to solve problems in your field.

SET GOALS

The quality of your life will depend on the quality of your priorities.

What are your priorities? If you’re not sure of it or you’ve never taken some time out to think about your life, well, I’ll tell you.

There are three kinds of priorities.
1. Priorities marked High
2. Priorities marked Medium
3. Priorities marked Low

You are responsible for determining the level of your priorities. A careful analysis of your personal and professional activities will tell you about your priorities.

The activities you value most are the priorities that are marked high. The ones you mark as medium are the ones that can be postponed until a future date. The priorities you mark as low can be those activities that you can always cross off your list for a better alternative that can happen impromptu.

To restructure your activities to succeed in your core expertise, you have to set goals.

Goals are your door to more opportunities for personal and professional advancement. You have to have plans – and those plans have to be consistent with the principle of abundant life.

You goals should move you forward. They should move you to be more, do more and have more.

To make your goals work for you, make it SMART.

SMART means your goals have to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented and Timely.

CONTROL YOUR USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Technology can be useful in a lot of ways. On the other hand, technology can be harmful to your productivity.

A look into the life of successful professional people will let you in on one secret: they control their use of technology and not the reverse. They understand that tech can fail too. I suggest you start writing your to-do-lists on a piece of paper and ‘pocket’ that phablet for the next two hours.

In fact, your control of technology can add more control to your time. You’ll know when to stop using a particular piece of tech and leave that building for a drink with the people you care about.

Let technology be the tool that can help you do your work faster and better.

LEARN TO SOLVE PROBLEMS IN YOUR FIELD

Every field of expertise exists to solve problems.

If there are no problems in your intended profession, there will be nothing for you to do. That also means that there will be nothing for you to earn.

This is because your ability to grow in a FULFILLING career is tied to your ability to solve problems in your profession. And your ability to solve problems in your profession will determine the quality of professional people you meet.

FINALLY…

All skills are learnable. You can learn whatever topic that you’re interested in – if only you’re determined enough. Nothing on earth can stop you except you.

Of course, that’s why there are professional schools everywhere.

Choose your area of interest. Learn your craft. And become better at what you do.
STOP STOPPING. GO SUCCEED IN YOUR CORE EXPERTISE!

But before that…

IT’S NOW OVER TO YOU…

What’s your experience on having goals to achieve? Do you find it easy to set goals? Or do you just go about your career with the ‘whatever-comes’ mindset? Let’s talk about’em in the comments.

Don’t Be Afraid of Challenges

Challenges have made people winners.

Challenges can make you win too.

Depending on how you look at it, a challenge is like a gate. You have to pass through it to see your dream come true.

Hear Josh Hinds on challenges.

“Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams.” ~ Josh Hinds

Here are three reasons you should use challenges to get the “unfair” advantage.

1. Challenges help you discover the “more” about you

When you’re faced with a challenge, you’ll panic. Not to worry, that’s the first thing many people do when they’re confronted with an inexperienced territory.

It doesn’t make you weird. You’re totally in the normal gauge.

Your work is not to remain there. As a winner, you should decide to see your challenge as a learning experience. Keep an open mind for surprises.

2. Raw fear distorts your reality

Your mind sees what you think and what you believe.

Another way to rephrase this is that your mind sees what you perceive to be the truth.

Sometimes, what you see may be wrong. As much as it is natural for you to panic at the first instance, don’t let the “I don’t know what to do” make you paranoid.

Most times, your heart will be speaking the absolute truth about the situation. And the shocking part is that it may go contrary to what your eyes [mind] see.

3. Challenges tell you how you’re out of alignment

Goal-setting is good. But just crafting them out without action is an open invitation for failure. I learnt this hard lesson.

To prevent stagnation, learn to track what you did that went right. And also track the things you did that were not so good. This allows you to grow personally and professionally.

Each time you overcome a challenge, you’ll know what you should not do. And when to ask for help from other more experienced people.

Back to you…

How do you deal with challenges? Do you also panic when you’re in unfamiliar territory?

Let’s talk in the comments.

DON’T HANG THAT TOWEL! There’s still hope…

You’ve nurtured your dream for years and now you want to give up? Don’t.

Don’t think of it.

There are so many people who won because they tried one more time.

Try one more time. It may be your last shot but it may be THE decisive move.

Trust me, don’t hang your towel yet.

Based on what I’ve experienced over and over again in my private life – the nay sayers are always proved wrong at the end of the dark tunnel. You too will be an exceptional success story.

~ PBW

PAY DAY BLOGGERS: Look forward to blogging that your ass off

The world of blogging is filled with a lot of unique people. There are those who blog for freedom of expression. There are also those who blog to earn. Then there’s the group that blog to do both – freedom of expression and getting their efforts rewarded come pay day.

We see many of’em blog for different reasons. Some blog to make their unique voices heard (hahahhahh! This is the founding reason of modern day blogging). Other bloggers do it to let go off the day’s stress; while the rest do it to improve their writing talents (of course that’s what I’m using this blog for).

Whether your using Typepad, WordPress, or Blogger to vent off your steam, it is important for you to be yourself.

Being yourself doesn’t mean you won’t offend anyone

You don’t need everybody’s approval to be happy. You also don’t need everybody’s approval to discover yourself. For you to blog well, you need to have something to say.

This also means you need to have a life. Blogging needs you to come to the realization that you ARE and always WILL BE a work-in-progress.

How? You may ask me…

The answer is simple: ”All bloggers are learners.”

It doesn’t matter whether it’s your past experiences or your current living condition or your imaginations of the future you want to live in. Blogging requires you to improve your skill to the point where you can churn yourself – past, present and future. And then weave it into a chewable node that your audience can pick two or more valuables that benefit them in some particular ways.

This positions you to kick ass

Say your mind. Keep learning. Keep dreaming. Keep discovering. Keep connecting the dots.

Then one day will come when you will have to smile as you look back and see…

    You committed to your craft.
    You stood your ground
    You paid your dues
    You sacrificed

…and all paid off.

~ Prosper B. Wealth