No one wants to be honest with themselves because it hurts, it stings, they know that they need to change, to get better, but change hurts. Honesty is indeed a lonely word. It can be brutal, ungrateful, ugly, and almost guaranteed that you won’t like it.
In fact, you’ve most likely been holding off for while now, that your blog and your online marketing kind of sucks. Your ultimate intent is to make money but you’re not, so you convince yourself you do it for the passion. To make a point. False. All you become is frustrated.
You know how hard you’ve been struggling to write consistently, to get targeted traffic and an audience to your site, they’re not arriving. You’ve tried everything, but nothing’s working. The reason being that you’re just ignoring the hardcore truth on what you need to do.
So it’s not because you’ve haven’t found the proper traffic strategy, or your chosen niche is saturated, or because the sacred god that is Google has an agenda against you, and thus you’re cursed and will swim in anonymity forever.
It’s because you’re ignoring what you know needs to be done. If you want others to start reading, listening to you, then begin by listening and believing in yourself first.
How About Doing Things Differently
Don’t blame everyone and everything else, but instead call yourself out. No one is in a position to help you, so you need to help yourself. If you’re generating massive amounts of traffic and money, then congratulations, you’re one of the brilliant ones. If that’s the case, then stop reading right now.
For everyone else, the majority, the 99% percent, you’re still here. You need do things differently, take action, and be consistent, this for the sake of survival. Doing so will prove that you truly believe in yourself. Think and swim.
Realize that everyone has been lying to you, including yourself and your mentors. Do they really want you to become successful, do they really care. No. Realize that you’re the only one who cares about your ultimate welfare.
There are those who’ll teach you traffic strategies, or dish out writing tips by the dozen. They give you motivational pep talks and make you believe that maybe, just maybe, you can actually become the next blogging superstar. But really? There’s something that you’re missing.
Are Authority Bloggers Smarter Than You
Not in terms of IQ, but they’re dynamic. When was the last time that you talked to someone and then thought, “Holy crap, that person’s amazing!” They’re not smarter than you, they’re just more captivating.
These are the successful authority bloggers who has that effect on you. You stumble away from a conversation with a completely new perspective, you learned something new that you didn’t even realize.
You might say, that’s such good common sense, so articulate, but that’s just one piece of the puzzle in a larger set of characteristics.
How Bloggers Become Authority
• They’re absolute experts in their field of topic. And if they don’t know something, they’ll learn it right away, be the first to know, then take action
• They’re able to take extremely complex methods or ideas, compress them into a simple language that you can read, so everyone could understand
• Most of what they say and write is truly original, never plagiarized. What they offer is a different viewpoint, a different opinion and perspective on the same subject
• Even if you don’t have any interest in the topic, you still find yourself drawn, captivated to them which makes you interested, it becoming crystal clear
• You find yourself thinking what they wrote, it can linger in your mind for days, sometimes even weeks after you’ve read it
They publish superior content, they build better relationships with the precise audience, they use the exact traffic strategies. You’ve stumbled upon a phenom who deserves all the praise they get. They are truly original and unique.
Building A Better Blog
But it’s not what you publish, it’s more about who you are. If you’re honest about yourself, then it becomes relatively easy. You’ll then write and publish an idea, opinion, that’s useful, blow their minds. Other authorities will then begin to follow you because you’re hip and humble.
But if you don’t listen, or take appropriate action, then it becomes nearly impossible. You hear what everyone is telling you, and you know you can do it, but you don’t bother to do anything, then you fail, guaranteed.
It’s not about genetics, your age, or how dumb, smart, or pretty you are. It’s not about any inborn talent, it’s not about fate knocking you down. It’s about you deciding what you want to do, who you want to be, and then becoming that person.
Just Focus On Becoming Better
Most who go to school are average, most aren’t “bright” kids. The teachers sure don’t think so. Most kids goof off and skip class. They fail exams. They struggle through high school with mediocre grades barely graduating.
But then sometime in their lives, hopefully sooner than later, they get fed up with themselves and decide to change their lives. There’s no one pivotal moment. They just stop caring about what everyone else thinks about them, and then begin thinking about who they want to be.
It’s None Of Those Things
So it has nothing to do with SEO, or effective social media networking, or how keyword relevant your subheadings are, it’s about you. The person that you are right now. Is it your poor habits and your bad attitude that’s sucking the will out of you.
If you’re wanting to change, surround yourself with better more positive people, bury yourself in books that will teach you something new, and cut out all the pointless distractions. Make changes in yourself and then you’ll begin seeing results.
It will happen because you find yourself worthy. Then slowly you’ll transform yourself into someone that’s worthy to listen to and be read about. So be honest with that person who you are, then become that person. Don’t just be another boring blogger, it’s up to you.