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Why Deviate from the Blogging Basics?

Blogging is not as hard as you think blogging is and no, blogging is never complex.

Blogging only appears to be hard and complex if you deviate from the basics.

Why would you deviate from the basics? Maybe you have no clue what the blogging basics are. Perhaps you know the basics but fear following the fundamentals means way too long of a blogging journey. You need success now! No time to wait! But straying from the basics results in failure. Every time.

Blogging is actually quite simple. Stick to the basics. Follow simple rules. Succeed. This is not rocket science. This is not complex either. But most bloggers make the error of trying too hard and making things complex. The split second you deviate from the basics, into the complex, you are in trouble because complex strategies make no sense and make things so much harder. Complex is difficult. Stick to the basics. Follow the fundamentals.

Never deviate from the blogging basics. Create and connect generously for days, weeks and years. Create and connect for decades, if need be. But you need to keep things simple for a sustained period of time for anything significant to happen. Overnight success does not happen. I have not seen anyone succeed overnight and I have been doing this blogging bit for 15,000 hours. If I have not seen it, you sure ain’t gonna see it.

So just keep it simple, follow the basics and if you do not deviate from these fundamentals, you will succeed. Observe any fears pulling you away from blogging fundamentals. Even though the basics do not feel sexy, or appealing. Here I am writing my likely 10,000th plus blog post or guest post – combined – for bloggers and myself, at 2:00 PM in the afternoon in New York. Does that sound sexy or appealing or eye-popping? Heck no. This gig is just about keeping it simple, basic and powerful for many years, for thousands upon thousands of hours.

Simply observe how top bloggers keep it simple for many years. I saw a blogger speak at a live event. He noted simply creating blog posts for 15 years. He said he would keep doing it even if he did not make a cent online. He has made millions of dollars over 15 years online and here he is saying he would have blogged for 15 years even if he did not make a penny. Plus, all he did was create content and build bonds with powerful bloggers. How simple! How basic!

Following these blogging basics allowed him to make many millions of dollars online. Observe other top bloggers. Again and again, these icons followed the basics for thousands of hours, year in and year out. Nothing complex. Simple, good old fashioned blogging, sticking to the fundamentals, works best and is genuinely the only way to build lasting success online.

Never trust bloggers who promise quick riches, shortcuts and BS hacks. These liars cannot be trusted because the only way to create lasting success is to stick to the basics. Create. Connect. Prosper.

Bloggers who promise the world have no genuine professional blogging experience. Why? Any genuine, true, honest pro never promises you the world because generous service, not empty promises, build a professional blogging career. Following the blogging basics of generously creating and genuinely connecting allows you to go pro if you create and connect for 1000’s of hours.

Any time I feel even the tiniest temptation to sway or stray from the basics I remind myself of how all billion dollar business empires are built on rock solid fundamentals. Remember the same idea to keep things simple, basic and persistent with your blogging campaign.

Be committed guys. Life will tempt you to make things difficult or complex. Resist all urges to take shortcuts or to take the easy route. Stick to the fundamentals. Even if you want something sexier and prettier, you better ground yourself in the basics. Success is doing simple things generously for years of your life. Spend thousands of hours creating, connecting and monetizing freely to position yourself to succeed. Never deviate from the basics. You – and your blog – will be good money.


Do you need a reminder to stick to the basics? Life gets difficult sometimes. If you know anything about slamming into resistance, your ego may goad you to deviate from the proven basics to do something complex, foolish, and guaranteed to fail. I wrote an eBook to help you follow the fundamentals, especially when ego tempts you to step away from the success-promoting basics. Buy it here:

10 Stupid Simple Fundamentals of Blogging

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