How to Be a Better Blogger & Go from Blogging Zero to Blogging Hero

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Do you want to be a better blogger?

You can!

Actually, you are in luck!

Famed blogger Ryan Biddulph is here to tell us how we can blog better.

This guide is based on years of his experience.

Ryan has shared these tips on television and in his many ebooks. Ryan, take it away. Explain how to be a better blogger.

You can be a better blogger with these 10 #BloggingTips

How to Be a Better Blogger

10 Tips to Go from Blogging Zero to Blogging Hero

By Ryan Biddulph

 

Are you sick of running into the same blogging obstacles again and again?

 

Get ready to become a better blogger!

 

I know how tough it feels to get your blogging momentum going when nothing seems to be working.

 

Today I want to help you hopscotch obstacles so you can leave your struggles behind for good.

 

Benefits of Reading this Post

 

Drive more traffic.

 

Earn more profits.

 

Grow your email list.

 

Make friends with big dawg bloggers.

 

Have fun.

 

Spread love.

 

Live your dreams.

 

Feel the confidence of being a better blogger.

 

Yep….I can share that benefits list with confidence because by following these tips diligently I molded a pretty neat life for myself, traveling the world for the past 6 years as a pro blogger.

 

Let’s leave your blogging troubles behind so you can become a hyper-successful, happy blogger by following these 10 tips.

1: Follow only the Best Bloggers

 

Follow only the best bloggers to become the best.

 

Or learn from the pros to go from blogging zero to blogging hero.

 

You will generally get bad blogging advice from struggling bloggers. Otherwise, they’d be successful! You will get good, proven blogging advice from experienced, seasoned, professional, full-time bloggers.

 

Follow guys like Darren Rowse and Zac Johnson. Read their latest blog posts. Buy their courses. Follow them on social media.

 

Pros know. So go follow pros.

 

The best bloggers offer you mindset and practical blogging tips to blast through your biggest obstacles because they are experts at hopping through the minefield of blogging blocks that hamstring most bloggers. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be so darn successful.

 

2: Drill Down Your Reason Why (F It)

 

Fun. Freedom.

 

Follow these 2 “F” words to find your way to blogging success.

 

If you feel so darn frustrated with blogging that you want to throw in the towel you are likely in survival mode. Blogging to make enough money to put food on the table. Blogging to pay for a roof over your head.

 

If your vision consists of trying to pay bills you probably won’t inspire many people who have grander visions.

 

Detach some from the dreaded blogging “F” word – finances – to blog predominantly for fun, and to free yourself.

 

Pick a blogging topic you feel passionate about. Choose content creation channels that feel fun and freeing to work.

 

I love blogging. I love traveling. So I created Blogging From Paradise in 2014 to pursue these joys of mine.

 

I love hamming it up for the camera. I love writing. So I chose to have fun creating videos, blog posts and eBooks for your pleasure and entertainment.

 

Don’t worry; the money-making ideas, powerful bloggers who can expand your reach and the inspired, prospering actions will flow your way 50 times more quickly when you exit survival mode and create a fun, freeing vision for your blog.

 

3: Invest Money in Your Blog

 

Flopping around like a drunk fish on the pavement with your free Blogger blog?

 

Does your free, cheap-looking WordPress theme make you feel like a visit to your blog screams “amateur hour”?

 

Does your terrible hosting company ensure that your blog stays up at least 50% of the day?

 

Nut up. Pay up.

 

Some of your worst blogging pains sprout out of being cheap. Free blogging platforms. Cheap-looking, unprofessional, free themes. Unless you get 100% clear on cheaping out – and virtually no bloggers ever maintain this level of clarity – you will struggle horribly and never transition from zero to hero by cheaping out.

 

Minimum Investments

 

No need to break da bank but pay for:

 

  • Premium hosting (meaning, $10 to $15 a month or more)
  • A premium theme (either bespoke or from a template)

 

Those are the 2 bare minimum, super basic investments that all blogging heroes NEED to make.

 

Think of your blog as a business.

 

Right now, my wife Kelli and I are house sitting for 10 days on the Upper West Side of NYC. Celebrity row. Where penthouses sell for $50 million dollars. Some of the most in-demand, expensive real estate on earth.

 

Imagine trying to open a posh restaurant in this part of town but refusing to spend a single cent on renting a storefront? You’d be laughed out of town.

 

If you don’t spend a single cent – or $3 a month – on a domain and hosting, you will be laughed out of the blogosphere.

 

Pay up. Step up in blogging circles.

 

If you are scared to switch web hosts read this helpful article from my friend Jerry Low to ease your worries:

 

How to Switch from One Web Host to Another (Step-by-Step Guide)

 

4: Use the Art of Storytelling

 

His deadly fangs smiled at me, daring me to make the grave error of taking one step closer to this primitive, primordial warrior from another era.

 

An 8-inch long Scolopendra centipede barreled into the kitchen of the house where we lived in Thailand. I tossed the dog to the side like a hot potato. Centipede venom can be fatal if small dogs or kids are stung and a few folks I talked to said the ‘pede pain of a sting was excruciating, as they felt intense pain for days after being stung and they did not fully recover for up to 3 months.

 

Living in the tropics for the past 6 years, I both feared the centipede but also found myself fascinated by such a specimen. An apex predator of the insect world, up to a foot long, lightning fast, savagely aggressive and pretty much the baddest ass creature I have ever seen in person.

 

After 30 minutes of hunting him down, I finally batted him outside of the window, baseball-bat-style, and we never saw him again.

 

It may sound weird, but the ‘pede taught me a successful blogging lesson……

 

What sounds more enthralling? That centipede lead-in? Or a lead in of “I learned a successful blogging lesson today….”?

 

Practice the art of storytelling. Become an observer. Relate your experience to your blogging niche.

 

Rocking bloggers tell stories that move you.

 

Move folks. Tell stories.

 

Oh yeah; if you wanted proof of my centipede hunting in Thailand (and the fact that I was actually laughing and light through the experience) here’s the video:

 

[Read: How to Make People Spend More Time on Your Blog with Stories]

4: GPBC

 

Guest post.

 

Blog comment.

 

Use this 1-2 punch to go from blogga non grata to big dawg blogger.

 

After a recent guest posting and blog commenting blitz, I added 100 plus subscribers to my email list stupid quickly.

 

You may be starving for exposure but have no idea how to get more readers.

 

Here’s how: by understanding that most if not all of your new readers reside in other blogger’s communities.

 

Guest posting and blog commenting:

 

  • Increases your exposure quickly
  • Helps you build strong friendships with successful bloggers
  • Helps you drive a high volume of targeted traffic to your blog for free
  • Boosts your blogging profits indirectly

 

I regularly land new eBook customers, course customers, and clients via both guest posting and blog commenting.

 

5: Open Income Streams…..Now!

 

I often hear from struggling bloggers who have yet to open income streams.

 

This is like expecting to withdraw money from an ATM without a debit card.

 

Every blogger should be in the process of opening one income stream now. Not tomorrow. Not this weekend. Right now. Because even if you don’t plan to be a professional blogger you may as well make some money while doing what you love to do.

 

Unless you are a Blogging Buddha, enlightened and shunning a worldly life, you will be needing money as a means of exchange to cover the basics of food and shelter.

 

So open one income stream today.

 

Let’s face it; if you clicked the link to read this post you want to be a blogging hero on some level. Every successful blogger I know of has at least one established income stream. You want to make money blogging. You deserve to make money blogging.

 

Today, consider opening one of these income streams:

 

  • Blog coaching
  • Freelance writing
  • Writing and self-publishing eBooks
  • Self-publishing audio books
  • Creating online courses
  • Engaging in affiliate marketing
  • Accepting sponsored posts
  • Accepting paid links

[Read: How to Make Big Money Blogging: 15 Tips]

 

6: Double Down on Personal Development

 

As within, so without.

 

Blogging failure is an inside job. Successful blogging is an inside job too.

 

Feeling the pain and frustration of failing with your blog is a call to think, to act and to BE a successful blogger. Being a successful blogger requires you to face, embrace and release fear-based limiting beliefs.

 

Spending more time on personal development roots out blogging limiting beliefs so you can feel and release these energies, allowing you to proceed from an inspired space.

 

Spend 20 to 30 minutes:

 

  • Meditating
  • Visualizing
  • Praying
  • Exercising

 

after waking.

 

This sets the tone for your day.

 

Successful people in all walks of life tend to subscribe to this “power half hour” routine to mentally prepare themselves for the day.

 

You can’t be a hero if your being screams “zero”.

 

You can’t be a champ if your being screams “chump”.

 

Engage in self-help daily to start being a blogging hero and champ, even if appearances suggest you are still struggling.

 

7: Dive into Your Fears

 

I felt terrified to write my first guest post many years ago.

 

I struggled horribly by cowering to this intense fear of guest posting.

 

Since then I have written and published hundreds of guest posts.

 

If you feel like a blogging zero you are surrendering to your fears versus diving into these lower energies.

 

Take a deep breath. Relax your mind. Then take the plunge, diving headfirst into your fears.

 

As a guy who dives into his fears regularly, I assure you that fears are wimps. Fears wuss out when you head in their direction.

 

Embrace a few uncomfortable moments. Kill your blogging fears.

 

All your blogging dreams lay on the other side of fear. So dive in.

 

8: Generously Promote Other Bloggers

 

Stop being a blogging lone wolf. Solo acts struggle horribly online.

 

Rocking bloggers understand that blogging is a relationships game.

 

Example

 

Tweet 30 fellow bloggers on Twitter today.

 

10 to 15 bloggers may tweet you in return. Friendships form. 10 to 15 Twitter followings become exposed to your blog.

 

Multiply these new Twitter folks by Facebook friends, G Plus Circle Members and new members of various social networks, bookmarking sites, forums and other websites where your new blogging buddies promote you.

 

Promote yourself by promoting other bloggers aggressively.

 

Tap into the power of networking to grow your blog traffic and income exponentially.

 

9: Integrate Multimedia into Your Blog

 

Right now, you are reading words on a screen. Images pop up in your mind’s eye as you read these words.

 

Imagine if you could see me on video? Or imagine if you could hear my voice via a podcast?

 

I use Facebook Live videos extensively to add a human touch to my blog. I also run a podcast to remind you that yes, I am a human being. Not words on a screen.

 

Struggling bloggers usually have a helluva time getting readers to trust them because they rarely use multimedia to prove their humanity.

 

Successful bloggers generally use some form of multimedia to show that they are living, breathing, compassionate human beings, and not words on a screen.

 

Ileane Smith embodies this concept beautifully. She runs a dynamite YouTube channel and has carved out quite the video blogging niche for herself.

 

Follow her to see how you can better use multimedia to build a successful blog.

 

10: ABL

 

Always Be Learning.

 

Learn daily. Study blogging.

 

Hyper-successful bloggers feast on helpful blogging advice.

 

Whether you hire a coach like Janice or consume free content greedily gobble up blogging knowledge.

 

Learn. Implement.

 

The blogging landscape changes daily. Be nimble. Flow with change. Voraciously learn more about blogging to stay ahead of the game.

 

Your Turn

 

What tips can you add to this list?

 

Or are you really struggling with your blog?

 

How are you working towards becoming a better blogger?

Author Bio: Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chows Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.

Host Blogger’s Comments:

We appreciate Ryan coming here to offer his 10 tips on how you can be a better blogger.

Readers, please share so other bloggers learn Ryan’s tips for being a better blogger.

Which tip is the best? Did Ryan mention any blogging challenges you are struggling to overcome? What would you advise someone to do if he or she wants to be a better blogger?

I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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    • Julie Syl Kalungi

      Aaahhh Bliss, I love Love Love Your Style of Writing Ryan and The Pure Nuggets you drop allover the show as you go. ABL that’s Spot on….OMG That Centipede was Ginormous. You wouldn’t have caught me sleeping in that house after that, I kid you not! :/

      I can tell you Janice that I first learnt the GOLDEN RULE OF BLOGGING from Ryan’s Book. I read the book like 3 times on a trip on the continent. And It got ingrained in me. Its based on a simple Law of Reciprocity. Give, Give willingly, Give of your skills, knowledge, pour it into your content in a Story like style then go Visit a ton load of other bloggers in your niche and areas of interest. 80/20 rule works you will get it all back…Overflowing…Oh well something like that! 🙂

      So thanks Janice for having Ryan Come pour into us again! 🙂

      Julie Syl

  1. Jaxx The Bearded Hiker

    Nice tips. Got me motivated to set more daily goals that will eventually get me from point A to point B.
    Thanks!

  2. Cori Ramos

    Hey Ryan,

    Great to see you here sharing your wisdom. Love all your tips – especially ABL – there is always something new to learn and if we want to keep up with the latest blogging trends we have to get our learn on. 🙂

    I need to integrate multimedia. I’m working on a blog post for Monday and I’m thinking of adding a short video – you know, to get my feet wet. 🙂

    Thanks for the tips! Happy Friday.

    Cori

  3. John Doe

    I’ve loved your last two post within the last month on this site. You’re a great writer and full of great Blogging Tips. I feel when you write everything has a purpose, from the outline at the beginning of your post to let us know what we’re going to be reading to the large spaces in between each one of your ideas.

  4. P V Ariel

    Hi Ryan,
    Good to see you on Janice’s place with a wonderful and informative post.
    I could very well relate to some of the tips, but some are really a new knowledge to me.
    Thanks Ryan for sharing this insightful post.
    Keep sharing
    Best
    ~Phil

  5. Tanmay

    hi janice
    you article really help me a i always read them and find then very informative thank you for helping me and keep it up for the good work

  6. Matthew

    Hi Ryan and Janice,

    I’m inclined to agree with pretty much all that you’ve suggested Ryan – particularly with #3 “Invest money in your blog”. This is a relatively new mindset change for me. I am finding that some paid for tools and services make things so much easier, thus saving time and therefore money as well. Cheap is good initially as you get over the various learning curves, but it eventually becomes a battle (which in turn affects your #6 Mindset). There is no point spending megabucks on expensive and unnecessary bells and whistles, but loosening the purse strings a little will open some more doors in terms of time saving or features that will make you think “how on earth did I survive without that before ?”

    #10 “Always be learning” also resonates. There is so much to know, so much to learn, so much to keep on top of that it is almost impossible to keep up with. However, actually committing to learning about a new idea and actually implementing that into your blogging strategy will allow you to leap forward now, or reap the benefits later.

    Thanks,

    Matthew
    (Melbourne, Australia)

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Exactly Matthew. Whether paying for a domain and hosting or some product, or service, it is an abundant act that feels good and cuts your learning and success curve at once. Great points!

      Ryan

  7. Ankit Solanki

    liked 2 F words specially ,
    Fun. Freedom.

    Yes, you writes amazing and you explain the way every one can understand.
    Thanks for your article would be loving to make a career as a blogger.

  8. Teresa

    Your post was both informative and fun to read! Thank you so much for reaching out to help others in their blogging journey. Thank you Janice for sharing this at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

  9. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    Thanks Ryan for another fun and motivational guest post. You make the hard work seem worthwhile. Probably most of us could do with an attitude change to FF.

    I love how generous you are to promote other bloggers, even the not so prominent ones, who really can’t return much to you. You are humble enough to share and encourage all.

    All the best, you need to put Australia on your travel list 🙂

  10. Clearissa Coward

    This is absolutely the best! Thank you so much for all of the tips. I agree, sometimes our fear is what holds us back. Thank you for another great push. Thanks for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I have shared on social media.

  11. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    Thanks Janice for the sound advice and for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty I’ll be sharing on social media. Hope to see you at the next link up.

  12. Lori Hill-Smith

    Great advice! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  13. Elise Cohen Ho

    I love that you listed the must have tools. They are so inexpensive and hugely important to.

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks for writing Elise. I agree Ryan did a great job with his article.
      Janice

  14. Grammy Dee

    Thanks Janice for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  15. Nazrul Islam

    Hi,
    your article is really very informative thanks for sharing
    keep it up for the hard work.

  16. Pospi Otuson

    I had to rush down here seeing a link via twitter and also Ryan’s photo attached to the featured image.

    He always delivers and indeed I saw more than I expected.

    I liked it when you said follow the best bloggers and probably the big bloggers, also investing on your blog will definitely move you to the hero level.

    I’m on my way to that level

    Great post Ryan and Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Pospi,
      I am glad you were inspired by Ryan’s post. I don’t invest in my blog much other than to pay my tech helper. I like his tips about following the biggest and the best as well.
      Janice

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