People do odd things when blogging mainly from an energy of fear.
Been there. Really. Long ago, a few of my blogging buddies tore me down. I actually surrounded myself with this vermin. A few of these morons actually followed me around like pathetic puppies, begging and pleading for my attention, trying to make fun of me, calling me a hypocrite, and doing things mentally ill people do. Guess what? I eventually blocked these losers and decided to surround myself with uplifting, generous, genuine people. All turned from that point going forward because you follow the path of your blogging buddies. Do you want to know where you are headed? Look at 5-10 of your closest blogging friends. Most nudge you in a similar direction because we see the world as we see ourselves. Seeing greatness in the world and self goads these folks to move you along in an awesome way.
Do your blogging buddies largely lift you up? Yes? Good! Hold on to these gems. Give love to where you are loved….or….keep going back to where you are loved. But if blogging buddies criticize you needlessly or flat out fill your mind with negative ideas, telling you what seems impossible, lose these turds. I recall a select few bloggers who loved what I did. Big fans. Then these folks turned south and began hating what I did. No problems. People can turn in a second and sour on my work. THAT was not the problem. But continuing to follow me, just to criticize me, suggested these individuals were about ready for a trip to the loony bin.
Why in the hell would you follow someone just to criticize their work needlessly? One moron actually picked apart an eBook of mine he professed to loving a while prior. Nut bag. Anyway, I lost this zero and surrounded myself with heroes, but only after I learned to kick cyber bums to the curb. One part of me has compassion for pained folks who try to project their pain onto me, doling out criticism. Another part of me has zero compassion for fools and knows since life is short, you need to move on, super duper quickly.
What if you were best friends with bloggers who turn south and get super negative? Trash ’em. Release them. Change is life. Life is change. Bid these folks, buh-bye! Adios! Saynonara! Life is short. Make bad relationships short, too. Let go the poor matches to make room for only good matches. Surround yourself only with uplifting, loving, supportive bloggers. Be generous. Be genuine. Guaranteed, these folks flock to you like bees to honey. Yippee! More folks with similar minds will flow your way through word of mouth marketing. Friends help friends, and, refer you to their like-minded friends. Awesome. All came together because you let go the non-matches to make room for the good matches.
Blogging gets easier if you surround yourself only with folks who pick you up. So……do that. No sense blogging any other way because you are a product of your environment. Nobody is that good, to completely supersede their environment or friend network. We need to draw on those around us in times of need, to better energize ourselves for this long, sometimes challenging, blogging journey.
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