How Blogging Daddies(Darren Rowse included!) Got Blogging Advice From Their Adorable Toddlers
Toddlers have some of the most profound and innocent raw insights sometimes. They’ve even inspired their blogging daddies and taught them a thing or two about blogging.
They are way smarter and more perceptive than we often give them credit. Indeed, kids say the darnedest things!
“Daddy, make sure you tell the world something important”
I already see Problogger DNA in Xavier. Be sure to watch out for his blog in the future 😉
Very true and ever more important.
You can do all the keyword research in the world and create a good keywords savy blog posts. What value is it to your reader?
Don’t write a blog post just because you want to one-up your competitors
Don’t keep flooding the blogosphere with gibberish blog content aimed directly at making some quick cash with no real value to the people
Aim to provide something useful to your blog readers. While this may be obvious to most people, there are many bloggers out there just looking for a quick way to make a buck.
Whether it be blogging or any other profession for that matter,
Go tell the world something important and provide value, profit will always follow even though you didn’t intend to do so
“Catch the moon Daddy!”
Yesterday, I watched him look up at the sky and point at the moon. He turned to me with a big grin and said “Catch the moon Daddy!” Then he jumped up with his arms outstretched and tried to pluck it out of the sky.
Failure doesn’t enter his mind, because he doesn’t even know what failure is. He decides he wants to do something and he just starts trying. He tries over and over again. He might take a little break and try again later. He might stop and try from a different angle. He might get hurt trying and cry and need some comfort, but he never stops trying.
source: Guest post on We Blog Better by Paul Cunningham at Blogging Teacher
I wish I could work it out like a child. With fear out of the way, trying new things will be a very different experience!
Sometimes, the fear of failure prevents you from taking action. True, with any business, career or relationship there is an element of risk. There IS risk of failure. If you let that fear hold you back, definitely there is failure!
What’s currently stopping you from taking your blog to the next level?
Think about how you can muster up the courage to maybe, just maybe move ahead. It might not be so scary after all!
“Daddy, Can You Please Off Your Computer?”
Apart from writing on our own blog, reading other blog posts, marketing and networking are some heavy chores that take up a big chunk of your time. Indeed, blogging takes a lot out of you and in the process it also takes you away from your family life. Most bloggers struggle to maintain a continuous perfect balance. At the same time blogging can be ever so rewarding; personally and professionally.
Is it always the case of blogging OR family?
I’ve heard two sides of the story. Some bloggers are of the opinion,
You are not doing this for all for yourself, but also for your family. Sometimes, you have to look at the big picture.
While others say,
Your children will be young only once. So take advantage of it while you can.
I guess I will never know until I have kids! But either way, I can imagine it can be a tough choice.
Whatever your circumstance is it’s important that you know when things are going out of balance, and make the necessary adjustments. You’ve got to get your priorities straight!
As with every blog post I write, I have an action item for you to work on, today.
- Revisit the next blog post you are about to publish in your blog.
What important message have you planned to tell the world with your next blog post?
If you can answer that, it’s worthy to be published.
I hope I managed to give an important message to the world with this blog post
What do you think? If you have your own experience with your toddlers, please do share.