How to Win a Gold Medal in Blogging

August 15, 2016
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At seven years old Michael Phelps lowered himself into a swimming pool for the first time.

His hair stayed dry.

Back then young Michael would keep his head above water and just float around because he was afraid to put his face underwater.

He did this for months.

With all that floating on his back it’s not surprising that Michael’s first swimming technique was the back stroke.

A skill he learned on his own, without coaching.

(Sounds pretty ordinary, doesn’t it? Many children start their swimming experiences in similar ways.)

Now at this point was Phelps an obvious Olympic swimmer?

The question is absurd, I know.

Most of the time we don’t start out as champions.

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Michael Phelps, right, and Garrett Weber-Gale, both of the U.S., react after winning the men’s 4X 100-meter freestyle relay swimming event on day three of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.

My introduction to swimming came earlier.

My mother took me to swimming lessons when I was 3 years old. Four years earlier than Phelp’s age when he started.

Alas, my earlier start didn’t lead me to Olympic stardom. In fact, I never swam competitively.

Embarrassing Story:  When I was 7, my mother made me wear a goofy floatation device at summer day camp. (I guess she wasn’t convinced the swim lessons had paid off.)

None of the other kids had to wear a floatie. Just me.

The camp counselors were instructed to make sure I wore it during pool time….this caused my interest in swimming to tread water for a few years until I shocked myself by earning The Mile Swim badge at Boy Scout camp. I was 13.

Ever swim for a mile straight without stopping? It is harder than it sounds.

Since then I’ve been completely comfortable and confident around water.

I’ve just never come close to being a great swimmer. Because that’s something I don’t desire.

I’ll bet the mile swim was much easier for Michael Phelps when he was 13. In fact, he was competing in his first Olympics at age 15 (in 2000.)

Yet Phelps won ZERO medals in his first Olympics.

Okay, so what does this have to do with blogging? Why am I comparing my swimming experiences to Michael Phelps?

Because if you want to win a gold medal in blogging, you need to get rid of two things:

1. Your preconceived notions about what it takes to get there. 

2. Your expectations on when you will reach success and how. 

Your story doesn’t have to emulate my story or anybody else’s story.

To win a gold medal in blogging, you need two things…like an Olympic athlete, the first thing you need is desire.

Desire will carry you through the current situations in your life that appear to be holding you back.

Remember, how your situation looks today doesn’t mean anything or predict your final result.

When Michael Phelps left the 2000 Olympics with ZERO medals, did anyone think he would go on to win 28 medals?

Or when seven-year old Michael was floating around in the pool afraid to swim with his head underwater, did anyone think he would be in the Olympics 8 years later?

This is why I compared my early swimming experience to Phelps. And why it’s inspiring to see how successful people got started.

It’s not how we start. It’s how we finish.

Our early experiences don’t define us.

You don’t have to be “gifted” in blogging at a young age or be a professional writer or a web developer to succeed.

Your story will not be a linear progression like most Hollywood scripts. There will be highs and lows, unexpected challenges and unforeseen obstacles along the road to success.

I’m quite average when it comes to swimming. On the other hand, I have reached a level of success as a blogger.

My role today as a blogging coach is to teach people who have a desire to blog to get in the pool for the first time.

Then I teach them how to float.

Then tread water.

Then dog paddle.

Then do the backstroke….I help bloggers become their best at what they do online.

And YOU just might be the next Michael Phelps Heather Armstrong I have the privilege of coaching.

Nobody will know unless you dive in.

If you want to progress at a faster pace, do what Phelps did:

He found a teacher.

Or maybe the teacher found him.

When the Student is Ready, The Teacher Appears

The first time Bob Bowman saw 10-year-old Michael Phelps, he was playing games with his friends behind the pool.

Bowman could see right away that Phelps was competitive. He hated to lose at anything.

It was at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club where Coach Bowman began working with young Phelps.

Eventually the two of them transitioned to the U.S. Olympic team where Bowman continued to work with Phelps and other swimmers over the years. He has also coached at several university swimming programs.

Bowman saw the potential and devoted himself to Michael’s success. His coaching has been a huge factor in the Phelps legacy.

Where would Phelps be today without Coach Bowman?

 

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Bob Bowman, longtime swim coach to Michael Phelps.

Finding a coach is the second thing you need to win a gold medal in blogging.

Without a coach, you won’t grow. Or the growth will be extremely slow.

If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry… I can be your coach.

Blogging is something I will help you learn without us ever having to meet in person.

The internet provides many golden opportunities to learn new things.

Here at Build Your Own Blog I take new bloggers from dog paddling to breast stroke champion.

If you’re willing and have the desire to succeed, I’d love to help you get where you want to go.

I found a blogging coach on Build Your Own Blog!

Show Me Your Gold Medals

Some of you might be thinking, “Okay Matt. What about you? Have you ever won a gold medal in blogging?”

First of all that’s a subjective question. There are no medals handed out for blogging. There is no global committee that judges bloggers on events like the 500 word blog post sprint or the keyword hammer toss.

What if my answer is no? So I’ve never won a gold medal in blogging. Does that change the message here?

Here’s something to think about: Michael Phelps trainer (Bob Bowman) never won a gold medal in the Olympics.

True story. Bowman is a fantastic swimming coach even though he has never actually won an Olympic gold medal.

You see, sometimes the student outperforms the teacher.

Pretty exciting, isn’t it?

I have no doubt I’ll see blogging students from here go on to achieve way more than I ever did.

Like Bowman had the privilege to coach Phelps, I get to watch you grow into a blogging gold medalist (whatever niche you compete in.)

Will You Win Gold?

Tell me in the comments if you have a desire to win a gold medal in blogging. Whatever your “gold medal” looks like, I’d love to hear you describe your definition of success.

Then together we can begin one of the most pleasurable experiences in life…

Passionately pursue your dream.

 

I’m going to win a gold medal in blogging one day!

 

Photo Credit: Michael Phelps by Marco Pakoeningrat  CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo Credit: DSC_3966 by Nicole CC BY-SA 2.0

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Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Connect with him on Google+ and Twitter

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  1. Andrea Torti    •   3 years

    Great points!

    Many people are afraid of exploring new paths because they are afraid of failing – realising all of us are beginners in some field can help us overcome this fear.

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Andrea,

      That is so true. Thank God Michael Phelps didn’t let fear keep him from reaching his dreams.
      Beginners don’t need to know everything. You learn as you take action. You get better as you DO SOMETHING.

      I’m glad this inspired you and keep me posted on your progress.

      Matthew

  2. David Boozer    •   3 years

    awesome! it is true too, when you are ready to be a true student of anything, a coach or mentor will be there, because you are finally in that mindset to be taught…

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      You got that right David. We all have mentors around us. We just don’t see them until we DESIRE to see them.
      The good book says to have “a multitude of counselors” around you, so it can be more than one. 😉

      Glad you liked this, David.

      Matthew

  3. P.V. Ariel    •   3 years

    Hi Matt,

    What a wonderful Title! 🙂

    Yes your half work is done with that!

    Indeed a well written piece, well connected with the latest or talk or event of the town , Great win of Phelps in the Olympics. 28 Gold medals! Amazing indeed!

    I could pick a great lesson from this amazing post. Even Phelps, his mother or even the coach or anyone else never thought of this latest achievement tgem. But Phelps could make it. Yes the desire to achieve or win lead him through. This is a best example to follow in any event or whatever. The word DESIRE is the key word here. You very well connected this with blogging too! I appreciate your methodology!

    Yes, don’t give up, desire it to win. Yes let us all take that Decision or Desire to win.

    Well written post Matt. You nailed the point rightly!

    Keep sharing

    Have a great week ahead.
    ~Phil

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Phil,

      I’m glad you enjoyed this one so much! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

      Sports analogies are great, IMO. So many of us can relate. There is something about the physical struggle that we can translate into a teachable moment.

      This year’s Olympics brings to mind the dedication, hard work and DESIRE that these athletes demonstrate just to be a part of the Games. Even if they don’t win a medal, they have shown amazing DESIRE and awesome consistentcy of training to qualify.

      Bloggers can apply this mindset and reach amazing heights! I mention Heather Armstrong in this article. She started out as a mommy blogger who likes to tell stories. She didn’t know at first how far her journey would go. Millions of dollars in income. Fame. Ted X Speaker. Granted, there has been a price to get there, but that’s for another post. 🙂

      I am noticing your consistency Mr. Ariel and I’m excited about where you’re going….keep that desire and I’ll see you at the top, my friend.

      I hope you too have an awesome week,

      Matthew

      1. Philip Verghese Ariel    •   3 years

        Hi Matt,
        Thank you so much for the quick response to my feedback!
        That is really amazing!

        Hey, I noticed the link to Heather Armstrong, but sad, that is
        broken, in fact, I forgot to tell you about it in my comment.
        Pl. fix it so that others can read her story too!.

        “Also you connected this with your personal experiences too, that is really amazing to know! Wonderful, if there was a right mentor for your swimming lessons, there would have been yet another Phelps in the name of Matthew Kaboomis Loomis LOL 🙂

        No worries! here there is another Phelps in the name of Matt who is harvesting GOLD in Blogging!! LOL

        Keep it up my friend

        Keep going

        All good wishes again. 🙂

        Thanks

        ~Phil
        @PVAriel

        1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

          Hey buddy,

          The link is working on my end. Just visit Dooce.com and you’ll see Heather’s blog.

          Ha ha gotta say swimming was never my forte. Never even dreamed of swimming for the Olympics. I had some friends who were on swim teams from a young age up through high school. That just never appealed to me. My point of comparison was to show how technically my introduction to swimming looked more promising than Phelps did at first. I also showed how I did overcome some initial obstacles (parental fear, mindset) to accomplish more than expected. I didn’t allow myself to fear swimming and avoid the water for the rest of my life. Some people end up doing that because of a childhood experience.

          Meanwhile, Phelps didn’t look like an Olympian for several years after he started swimming. The coach relationship he had with Bowman was instrumental in getting him to new heights, and although not mentioned in the article, Phelp’s parents also deserve credit for helping him get to the Olympics.

          Thanks for the kind words, Phil. You keep going too, my friend!

          Matthew

  4. Denise krohn    •   3 years

    Loved tbe way you explained about starting with a little at a time. Even when your a beginner or not great at it at first. Gives me more confidence to launch and go forward. I guess there isnt a bad way to start after all. Just be yourself your saying and keep at it and win our own gold medal. .

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Denise,
      Yes, a little at a time is good. There’s plenty to learn about blogging, no need to try to learn everything before you start. You learn best by starting first then taking in “a little at a time.”

      One of my favorite quotes (not even sure who said this) goes like this: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

      Don’t worry about “starting right.” Just start, be yourself like you say, and keep at it. That’s how Phellps started on his journey to gold medals. You can too.

      Keep me posted Denise,

      Matthew

  5. Alex    •   3 years

    Very good and inspirational article, Matt. Love it. The student outperforms the coach. How cool is that. Precisely our goal for our kids. Also my goal in coaching and teaching married couples

    I think for many parents the goal to have their kids outperform them can be daunting and intimidating. Unfortunately, the “sport” of marriage and family is one that is often done without a coach, without a manual and without desire. Often, it’s done by chance expecting to get somewhere. In my experience, also a swimmer at heart since the age of 5 or 6 (cant remember exactly), it takes desire, direction, discipline and focus to win the medals in life.

    I like the fact that you’re not afraid to have your students outperform your blogging career. It’s your passion, and your vision. Much like Michael Phelps, you too are inspiring, educational and determined to get your goal and help me get mine. Thanks so much.

    By the way, here’s an article I just wrote, also regarding Michael Phelps 🙂 if you care to read it: http://www.therebrandedlife.com/rb-marriage-blog/michael-phelps.

    thanks again, Matt for a great post!

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hey Alex,

      I wanted to read your article but the link doesn’t seem to work.

      I’m happy to hear you love this post. Sounds like you are a marital and family therapist?

      Yes, I want to see new bloggers who start here and elsewhere to do amazing things and surpass me by a hundred miles. That would make me happy. I’m a dad too and also I feel affection for newbie bloggers like a father does toward his children. I want to see my biological kids and my BYOB kids surpass me and accomplish great things. 🙂

      Good to hear from you, Alex!

      Matthew

      1. Alex    •   3 years

        Hey Matt,
        I’m sorry, not sure what happened with that link. Here’s the correct link to my post: http://www.therebrandedlife.com/rb-marriage-blog/michael-phelps

        I think the period at the end messed it up ?

        Anyway, no I’m not a family therapist. I’m a pastor who has done a lot of massage counseling and some marriage coaching. As a homeschool dad, one of our greatest passions is the family. But not a therapist… Lol. Close I guess.

        Hope you enjoy the post.

        Alex

  6. Daniel Foxx    •   3 years

    Your article is well worth the time to read. You mention desire as a first step. I wrote to you some time ago to thank you for what you do to help us along. I still appreciate that.

    I’ve had a blog for about a year and a half, but have been inactive for the last 5 or 6 months. I broke my hip and femur in February and the road back has been harder than I thought going in. I’ve rehabbed every other broken bone and knee replacements pretty well and certainly more quickly. Any way my message is that I’m home–in a wheel chair still–but able to use my computer and to get started blogging again.

    Even though I blogged about once a week when I was active, I think I’m still trying to identify a niche. And I still have a pretty small mailing list. So these are my two immediate problems and areas to master, or as you say, go for the gold medal. Sometimes I think a silver or bronze medal would be great. So thanks for the inspiration.

    I post my blog on my website at http://www.daniel-foxx.com. I’d be happy to hear from anyone of Matt’s disciples. Just a hello, word of encouragement, or gentle criticism would be appreciated.

    Dan Foxx

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Daniel,

      I hope you continue to heal and have a speedy recovery. Wow, you are overcoming a big challenge there. My hats off to you for your tenacity.

      If you keep at this you will find your niche. Sometimes we have to try a niche or two before we find the right one. Have you seen any of the Summer Games? I’ve noticed that the athletes who win silver or bronze medals are still happy and excited about it. So if you hit the bronze or silver with your blog, enjoy your accomplishment and come back stronger.

      I think your blog looks decent. I favor WordPress over Wix, honestly. 🙂 I think you’ve done what you can with that platform. You’ve got some good content, your audience would like to see more, I’m sure. 🙂

      You’re definitely off to a good start and I hope you will keep going, Professor!

      Drop by again,

      Matthew

  7. Anna Yates    •   3 years

    Set up my blog a couple of months ago using your handy guide, now trying to learn SEO and figure out how to gain followers and grab that gold medal 😉

    Amazing that you mentioned Heather Armstrong – I’ve been a fan for years, in fact she was my inspiration in many ways. Did you actually coach her? Or were you mentioning her as an uber successful blogger in general? Like Dan above I’d love comments/feedback on my blog at http://youshouldwritesomething.com.

    Thanks for all your help Matt!

    Anna

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Anna,

      Love your spirit! Glad the setup guide helped you get going!
      I’ve got several posts about SEO. Be sure to browse the archives to learn more.

      No, I did not coach Heather. I was using her as a general example. She started blogging before I did, actually. I think she’s definitely an inspiring example of what people can achieve through a blog.

      Your blog is looking good. There’s room to grow. Keep going and check out some of my posts and pages on website design and SEO.

      Proud of you Anna! Let’s keep in touch.

      Cheers,

      Matt

  8. Annamarie    •   3 years

    Fantastic Blog, thank you, came at the right time for me as a reminder, that this needs to be improved.

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hello Annamarie!

      Always good to hear from my favorite kiwi. 🙂
      You can do this! I hope you’ll go ahead and give this a start soon, especially now that my affiliat offer has gotten even better lately. 😉 Now is a great time to start, Annamarie!

      I’m here if you need anything.

      Cheers,

      Matthew

  9. Lisa Sicard    •   3 years

    Hi Matthew, inspiring stories! I’ve been at it for 5+ years now and need to be reinspired as many of my readers have long since left the blogging scene and it’s almost like starting over again but just a little wiser.
    Success is doing what you love and not worrying about the pay 🙂

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Lisa,

      Great! I have experienced bloggers like you in mind too when I create a post like this.
      Sometimes we have to reinvent ourselves. Not just in blogging. All sorts of careers and in life.

      Keep me posted on how your fresh start is going.

      Press Forward,

      Matthew

  10. Brent Jones    •   3 years

    I’ve heard before that the true sign of a mentor is that he or she is willing to develop the student beyond his or her own capabilities.

    Also, it’s been a while since I’ve heard someone say that it’s not how we start buts how we finish — both nuggets of wisdom are very true.

    I didn’t know much of the Michael Phelps story — how interesting! It’s amazing how many of the world’s fastest swimmers have never got in a pool with the intention to perform or compete. Same goes for runners, writers, bloggers… most of us never realize what we’re truly capable of because we never take a shot at going for gold.

    Excellent post, Matt.

    Brent

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Brent,

      I enjoyed researching Michael Phelps and coach Bowman. I didn’t know much before writing this either. This makes me appreciate his accomplishments so much more now.

      How true–“most of us never realize what we’re truly capable of because we never take a shot at going for gold.” I never discourage someone who shoots for gold, even if it appears to be a long shot, because even if they don’t reach gold, they will still be a heck of a lot further along than if they never tried.

      Thanks buddy for the kind words. Always good to hear from one mentor to another. (Brent Jones helps freelancers improve their business craft. Check out his blog if interested.)

      Matthew

  11. Anika Madison    •   3 years

    Great inspirational article. I wounderstand definitely like to become a gold medal blogger.

    I have been blogging for a few months now and my subscribers are steadily growing. I am ready to take it to the next level.

    Thank you for the offer. I look forward to seeing more info on it.

    Anika

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Anika,

      Glad you liked this. 🙂 So you want to take your blog to a new level, eh?

      Stick around and keep me posted. And don’t hesitate to email me a question or ask in the comments.

      Cheers to your success,

      Matthew

      1. Anika Madison    •   3 years

        Hey Matt,

        Thank you. I will, looking forward to seeing more on this.

        wounderstand? Major typo. LOL

        Have a great weekend,

        Anika

  12. Adenle    •   3 years

    I wanna win matt, but i don’t think i have what it takes

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Adenle,

      What’s going on? Why are you so down on yourself? You can email me if you prefer, but if we can help others reading this, I’m game if you are.

      Matthew

  13. Patti Smith    •   3 years

    Hi Matt! This was a great article and gave me more insight as to what I want and this is my DESIRE ! Your illustration encouraged me to be myself and at the same time strive to write better and better. YOU have been a great coach and I’m very blessed! ~Patti. Thank you! !!

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Patti,

      Awe, thank you. I’m honored to be your coach.

      That’s so cool how this post provided more insights for you. I can tell you did get this!
      Yep, be yourself (that’s huge) and keep going and you’ll get “better and better.”

      Keep me posted!

      Matthew

  14. Eric Jouis    •   3 years

    Hello Matt.

    I’m a winner, I know my abilities and potential,

    I’m far away from a gold medal, I Try to find a job…no job this is very difficult because nothing is working except my blog but the money is not there

    Your post is very good for me in this time of adversity, thank you for this post, is helping me going further.

    Maybe a need a coach

    Éric

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Eric,

      We’ve been corresponding for quite awhile now. I agree you are a winner because you never quit.
      It’s just a matter of time, my friend.

      Matthew

      1. Eric Jouis    •   3 years

        Thanks matt, you are a great teacher…

  15. Ryan Biddulph    •   3 years

    Hi Matthew,

    Sensational analogy. I’d no clue Phelps took the journey we did.

    I mean, 28 freaking medals. Most gold. Insane. And the humble beginnings, and not winning a medal in his first Olympics, it’s just nuts.

    I recall reading he trained *every* day for 5 years in a row. Every day. Between this level of training and Bob Bowman’s coaching he became the most decorated Olympic athlete ever.

    Most athletes celebrate winning 1 medal. A bronze, even. This guy made medal winning routine and it’s due to his commitment to winning, and his commitment to being coached, that helped make it happen.

    I’m living the life I live through blogging because I’ve been open to learning, being taught, receiving feedback and pretty much following the advice of coaches who’ve had stunning success.

    Awesome post Matthew.

    Ryan

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Ryan,

      Digging into Phelps beginnings was fun and enlightening. Even after we know better, I think we still tend to automatically assume people like Michael Phelps are born special.
      Once again, here’s another story that blows this assumption out of the water.

      You are another example of this…a security guard who only used the internet for sports news and emails became a blogging champion through persistence, consistency, amazing work ethic and being teachable.

      What’s exciting is you still have many more “Olympic Games” ahead of you, Mr. Biddulph. Can’t wait to see where you go from here!

      Matthew

  16. Rebekah Lee Mays    •   3 years

    Hi Matt,

    “It’s not how we start. It’s how we finish.” A very quotable line! 😉

    For me, blogging success looks like developing a strong platform for a novel I’m writing. I’ve heard so much about how hard it is to get exposure in a market saturated with both pro-published books and tiny, self-published ones. But then again I’ve heard lots of success stories, some from people who just get lucky, and some from people who did the work and had the vision to make their novels become a reality through good, clever audience building. (I would be fine with either of these options!)

    For me, blogging is a way to continue refining the craft of writing, and it’s also a way to connect with people who might one day be interested in buying my books! And if I encounter interesting people while doing it, which I already have, it’s a win-win-win.

    Thanks for the encouragement to go for the gold!

    Take care and happy coaching,
    Rebekah

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Rebekah,

      Good to hear how much you enjoyed this! Authors get lots of benefits from a blog, and honing your writing craft is one of them. And that is so true about meeting interesting people online. Definitely a win-win. Like we met through this blog. 🙂

      Cheers to your success,

      Matthew

  17. Ravi Chahar    •   3 years

    Hey Matthew,

    Winning a gold in blogging isn’t less than the Olympics. Michael Phelps has the story which can inspire anyone.

    While writing the blog posts, there is always a concern and the dream in the eyes to reach on the tops with the glory.

    This is an inspiring post. I am glad to read it.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    ~Ravi

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Ravi,

      I like that–winning a gold medal in blogging isn’t less than the Olympics. 🙂 If it is your life, like swimming is Michael Phelp’s life, then you are right.

      Glad you enjoyed this, Ravi!

      Matthew

  18. Susan    •   3 years

    Hi, Matt,

    What a great post! As always, it’s so full of encouragement for those of us who are trying our best to get a following. You have been so helpful to me during this past year as I’ve launched my blog.

    I have a fairly good following on Instagram, but I’m still struggling to grow my email list. My definition of success would be to begin to receive comments on my blog, in addition to increasing my following. My goal is to help parents, teachers and kids find that perfect book or series for the children in their lives or for themselves. However, I’m not sure those are the people who read blogs. I’m finding, at least from Instagram, it’s the parents of preschoolers who seem to be looking for new books to try. Maybe I need to try a different approach…

    Thanks again, Matt, for all of your help along the way. I always look forward to your posts!

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Susan,

      This comment is fabulous because it’s like watching an athlete in training…as you keep “working out” online you get more skillful and perform better…in your case, you haven’t quite found your best “sport” just yet but you’re getting close!

      Your passion for books is obvious and like a news aggregator, you are a book aggregator. I like how you’re testing out social media in the process. Keep going and you’ll find the perfect niche!

      Keep me posted,

      Matthew

  19. Wendy    •   3 years

    That’s a very inspiring post Matthew and as others have said, a great analogy.. I think for me I may need to consider the ‘self hosting’ as I set up initially with WordPress but as a bit of a ‘techno beginner’ in the blogging world, I wonder whether I’ll end up losing most of my current followers in the transition.. Decisions decisions!! Thanks for all your posts which are SO helpful.. Have a great day.. Wendy x

    1. Matthew Loomis    •   3 years Author

      Hi Wendy,

      Did you know you can migrate your wordpress dot com blog to a self hosted wordpress dot org?

      If you want to use Bluehost, my setup guide is here to help!

      Keep me posted,

      Matthew

  20. Mwamba    •   2 years

    There’s always that fear of failure lingering in the mind and many times we allow it to overcome our desire to succeed. Thanks for the great content Matt, am not giving up just yet.

  21. Itender Rawat    •   2 years

    Thanks for your efforts this post motivates me towards my goals. I really admire your work and i hope in future i will return for more info. like this one.