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Each time you stop by to read blog posts on that “A” bloggers blog, there is always one or many takeaways from it.
Great advice, practical valuable information to turn around the fortune of any blog to a profitable height.
This information always comes freely. You’re never charged a penny to access them. After all, they’re just blog posts. Isn’t it?
But have you for once asked yourself these questions;
- Why do you read blog posts?
- What is in it for me?
- The last post I read, what do I make out of it?
- Am I just consuming information?
I mean, do you really put the lesson learned into action?
Daily Small Actions, Makes Big Success.
So you set out to find popular blogs in your industry. Pitch the bloggers for a guest article, you’re lucky to get a positive response. Then you write your post, submit, and luckily, it gets published.
But what happened next?
It turned out not as expected. The traffic from your guest post wasn’t encouraging. So you never attempt for another guest post. You do it once and expect the result to be that great.
It doesn’t work like that.
You read that post on how to make your Twitter updates go viral, and there you go again tweeting all day.
Good, that’s it.
Doing something once won’t yield the expected result. Only if you committed to regular planning, implementations and consistency would give what you want.
The truth is most of us don’t need another piece of information to get right our success. What we need is to utilized to fullest the once we’ve already learned.
You don’t need another blog post, all you need is to start working daily and taking actionable steps towards achieving your goals.
The problem with most people is, they don’t really think through what they’ve learned or read so far. They just scan through the words and pages and move on to the next post.
That’s a pretty bad way to learn.
I once read a post by Darren Rowse, he said to get his first eBook ready. He had to devote 15minutes every morning to writing for the course of the book. He didn’t sit down at a go and wrote the whole pages, no. It took small daily actions to complete the book over time.
Good Intention is not enough.
Of course, you read the post with the intention of finding a lasting solution to your present obstacle. But the truth is, you never implement the tactics and strategies mentioned in it more than once.
Have you stay on course and focus on a laid out plan for at least a month? To see if it really works according to its author?
Countless times you tune into a popular blog and read all about how they got there.
Your intention was right, you know exactly what you want. You know why you had wanted to read the piece of information; To replicate his success, right?
You even bought his most popular eBook where he laid it out bare open how he made his first $100,000 online. But what happens after you finish reading all this stuff?
You tried some of his tricks and tactics for a day or two and when it seems things not working like you were told, you trash everything you’ve labor hard to read.
Consistency is key to every success in life. Your good intention set out to digest every single information will not be enough to make things happen.
You need to do more than just having good intentions. You need to work practically on what you’ve read. You need to start taking regular consistent actions that lead towards success.
Make a Plan, Stick to it
There is nothing like any plan.
You need to map out a definite strategy plan that works along with your goals.
Your plan must not be too rigid for you to execute. And it shouldn’t just be anybody’s plan. Evaluate yourself, analyze the situation at hand before making your plan.
Don’t just read a blog post. There should be the reason why you must read it if you have a plan already going for you.
Part of which may be…
If your goal is to post 5 articles a week, then map out a plan on how to make it happen. If you don’t have a laid-out plan before the week start, you definitely not going to meet your targets.
It is not enough to have that gear push up inside you and say oh! Am going to have 50 blog post at the end of the month without the tactics and strategies in place to make it a reality.
If you read a blog post that teaches how to write an article people want to read and you know deep down you that occasionally do people really read your post.
Don’t just read the post along and nodding your head in acceptance with the author’s point. Consider bookmarking the page. Print it out if that’s what it will take to have the post by your side always.
Devote 20 to 15 minutes of your time each day to practice what the author teaches in the post. Give yourself time to work on it for at least 2 to 3 weeks to measure progress.
Only an attitude like this will move you from one achievement to another.
Big Things Comes In Small Package.
Why do you care so much about blog posts?
Something freely available everywhere on the internet. Isn’t it?
Yes, that’s the irony of it.
There are smart blogs on marketing. Self-improvement. Bogging. Social media marketing. Content marketing etc.
If you read these blogs regularly and put their advice into action, you’re definitely equipping yourself with some of the best resource material any consultancy firm could have charged $200 an hour for.
The fact that this information is mere blog post doesn’t take away the quality of the writer or his expertise.
We are lucky to be born in this age. Information is the cheapest commodity on the face of the earth today.
Take advantage of it, next time you read a blog post that deals with one major problem you’re facing, don’t just read on, take note of what you read and put the lesson learned into practice.