Hitting the Blogging Wall: 4 Tips to Dissolve this Dreaded Foe
I am not a blogging cyborg.
I have a wide range of human experiences.
Sometimes I hit the dreaded blogging wall that plagues all of you bloggers at some time or another. Maybe you feel a lack of motivation. Or perhaps you feel frustrated about scant blog traffic or profits.
Like all perceived blocks, the blogging wall is an illusion that feeds on your deepest fears.
Following a few steps helps you dissolve the illusion so you can get busy helping people and succeeding with your blog.
By learning how to disintegrate the wall you can steadily increase your blog traffic and profits. Success will find you with greater ease and enjoyment. You will find that the more fun you have practicing your blogging skills that you will become clearer, more renowned and best of all, you will not burn out like the legions of struggling bloggers who quit when they hit the wall.
Let’s dissolve the wall by following these 4 tips.
1: Double Down on Energy Work
No lie; this is the most important tip of the post.
You cannot act boldly if you cower in your fears.
Doubling down on mindset work helps you face, feel and dissolve your fears. As the fears die, so does the blogging wall.
Admittedly, I ran into a bit of a blogging block a few months ago. I felt my giving energies waning just a wee bit. Instead of working harder or longer I realized that I had a little energy issue.
I had been running 10 miles every other day to increase my energy but had neglected my bodily flexibility for years. I knew yoga would make me flexible in addition to opening up energy blocks in my mind and body.
I began doing 20 minutes of yoga daily. After a few weeks, I did 40 to 60 minutes of yoga daily.
Toss in 20 minutes of meditation daily, a 30 second icy cold shower, meditating on a line from “A Course in Miracles” and getting ample sleep every night and I gradually moved through my blogging block.
Blog post ideas flowed to me as effortlessly as I breathed. Prospering opportunities knocked at my blogging door more frequently. Successful, heart-centered, established online entrepreneurs sought me out for mutually beneficial partnerships.
The blogging wall vanished into brilliant opportunities because I doubled down on energy work which helped me follow the following 3 tips.
2: Get Incredibly Busy Helping People for Free
Google Plus Communities.
The Warrior Forum.
If you feel like you hit a big-time blogging block, helping people for free across a wide range of platforms energizes you to dissolve the wall and to boldly step forward.
All blocks are figments of a fear-based, self-obsessed mind. Fear blurs the truth.
Helping other people moves your focus from fear to love, effectively destroying the block in those moments of service.
My Quora answered have registered over 150,000 views. That’s a whole lotta help. That’s also a good chunk of time spent focusing on love, not fear, and in those moments of generously helping people, I feel limitless.
Helping people generously is also the most direct way of laying a foundation for monetizing your blog. Help people for free. Gain loyal followers who gobble up your premium products and services.
3: Follow Only Top Bloggers in Your Niche
The top bloggers in your niche have faced the blogging wall many times. These pros know how to dissolve the block to promote your success. Follow their insights to skillfully melt the imagined wall that appears to be in front of you.
Do you notice how I have yet to use the words “around” “through” or “over” when discussing how to handle the blogging wall? Skilled, pro, established bloggers know; this journey is a long ride. If you fight or try to use force to get through a wall you tend to burn out regularly, adding years to your success curve.
Smart veteran bloggers teach you how to persistently create and connect to effectively dissolve the fear-based energies that appear to be blocking you from succeeding.
Learn from these pros only. Go to the top to get the best blogging lessons, especially when you are trying to figure out how to persist during tough times.
4: Blog with Love to Dissolve the Fear *And* Leave Your Comfort Zone Regularly
I spent all yesterday at a wedding.
This marks the first day in well over a year that I stepped back from my blogging duties completely.
I had plenty of writing to do today to get caught up in my online tasks.
I could have written one guest post and said to myself “I helped out the readers from this community,” and then, I could have patted myself on the back for generously giving of my knowledge – with love – for writing the post.
Instead, today I have written:
– 1 guest post for Blogging Tips
-1 blog post for Blogging From Paradise
-1 travel page for Blogging From Paradise
-1 guest post for the Huffington Post
-1 guest post to be placed on a blogging tips blog
I am tired.
I am run down from yesterday and oh yeah; I did a live, hour-long teleclass with my wife Kelli today and also recorded a 90 minute YouTube video with my friend Alonzo Pichardo.
Why write 6 posts when 1 post would do?
I persistently leave my comfort zone to dissolve any imagined blogging walls.
All mental blocks are illusions created in your comfort zone. If you leave your comfort zone, delving into your fears, the wall/block dissolves.
One Important Note
You cannot outwork the blogging wall because you cannot outwork your fears.
I tried putting in longer hours to beat the wall into submission during my lean days but I only wound up beating myself into submission because force negates.
Do things from a place of power. Work on your energy. Be generous. Persist. Dissolve the blogging wall.
How do you deal with hitting the blogging wall?
What tips can you add to this list?
Ryan Biddulph owns the website . He’s a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog with the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Cours