Bloggers wonder why blogging does not treat them well. Why? Bloggers do not treat blogging well. Or, bloggers treat blogging like a hobby. How can you turn blogging into a serious business if you treat blogging like a hobby? An overwhelming majority of bloggers give blogging a few hours of attention and energy here and there. Blogging mirrors back your lack of commitment perfectly, reflecting struggles back to you. How can you retire to a life of travel through blogging if you give blogging a lifeless, weak effort? Blogging gives you what you give blogging. Treat blogging like a serious business. Blogging treats you seriously. Give blogging a maximum, generous effort. Blogging becomes generous with you. Blogging gives you whatever you give blogging. See blogging like a mirror; your career path changes the moment you treat blogging differently, observing the reflective nature of the medium.
Blogging gives you what you give blogging. For example, at 11:09 PM on a Friday night I am up writing this blog post. Said post is about my 9th post of the day between blog posts and guest posts. I watched my niece today for about 9 hours. My birthday arrives in an hour, at midnight. I just write. I just blog. Blogging has been good to me because I have been good to blogging. The formula seems quite simple; treat blogging like a serious business and blogging develops into a serious business for you. But if you treat blogging like a passing hobby, blogging will be a passing, fleeting hobby, a failing venture you eventually quit. Giving blogging 3 hours of work this week is not treating blogging like a serious, legitimate business. How do you expect blogging to be good to you if you give virtually no time and effort to blogging? Blogging gives you what you give blogging.
Unfortunately, most bloggers give a few hours to blogging every week, if that. Nobody ever gets skilled, confident and clear in any venture they devote 2 hours a week to because nobody is that good, and because where your attention and energy goes, grows. Giving a little bit of positive energy to blogging allows blogging to grow at the tiniest, slowest pace. Even if you intend to do great things, since where your energy goes, grows, your blog grows at a super slow pace, devoting 2 hours to blogging weekly. Change that hour commitment to 40 hours weekly – ensuring you offer loving, relaxed, generous service to blogging – and your growth will accelerate slowly and steadily because where your energy goes, grows. Everything hinges on your high energy, full commitment to blogging. Few treat blogging like a serious, full time business. Few succeed in turning blogging into a full time, serious business.
I love blogging for its spot on, dead on, honest nature. Blogging plays no favorites. Blogging does not discriminate. Blogging simply gives you what you give blogging, reflecting back to you an energy commitment that you put into blogging. Blogging never lies. Blogging plays no favorites. Blogging gives you what you give blogging.