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Shift Your Focus Away From Blog Posts and Proceed With Your Projects For a Change!

This is a guest post by Timo Kiander.

When you started blogging, it used to be fun and exciting: You were writing posts, connecting with other bloggers and finding new and exciting blogs to comment on.

Even today if blogging is still fun, there is one doubt that has crossed your mind many times: You don’t have time to do anything else except to just write blog posts.

Although you love writing posts, you have also realized that you’ll need to do something else in order to grow your blog.

This “something else” could be the Amazon Kindle book that you’d like to write, the new e-mail newsletter that you have been thinking of creating for your list or a new lead magnet and a landing page, that would increase the conversions and the number of subscribers.

Let’s face it: Your hands are tied and until you make some drastic changes to your blogging routines, things are going to be the same.

However, if you are just willing to stick around for a moment, I’ll have some good news for you!

Did the workload come to you as a surprise?

When you started your blogging, you were excited. Heck, I even remember the time when I started writing blog posts and it sure was fun.

However, what you have probably realized by now is that blogging takes a lot of time and effort in order to do it properly. In fact, you could even consider writing a blog post as a “mini-project” itself, as it has many steps until a post is transformed from an idea to a published piece of content.

Especially if you keep publishing posts many times per week, you will be writing a lot for your own blog. It’s no wonder that you might feel stressed, since you just don’t have time to do anything else except to focus on your blog posts.

At the same time, the number of exciting projects is increasing all the time and you have lots of great ideas for growing your blog.

The question is, how do you find time to do that if your focus is on the blog posts?

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6 Ways Personal Development Can Make You a Better Blogger

This is a guest post by Timo Kiander.

Many people live their lives without understanding, that there is a giant potential inside them. In fact, if they would realize this, they would achieve so much more in their lives.

This is where the personal development comes into play. Once you get involved with different self-improvement topics, your mind starts to change and you’ll start seeing everything differently (the people, the world, the events).

Personal Development for Bloggers

What I love about personal development is that it can be applied to many areas in one’s life. When you improve yourself first, you can have better results in whatever you do.

1. Build Confidence

Having a strong self-confidence is essential for any successful blogger. If you don’t own this trait, you are building invisible obstacles of your path to success.

To build your confidence, you need to take action and go outside your comfort zone – constantly. I know, this may not be very easy to accept for some people, but this is the only way to do it.

However, it is relieving to know, that you don’t have to make a huge leaps at once, when you are testing the boundaries of your comfort zone.

For example, if you want to start guest posting, but are afraid to give it a shot, start by submitting your posts to smaller blogs first. As your blog posts get accepted, move on to the bigger blogs. Finally, you have enough confidence to submit your guest post to big blogs too.

Once you have stretched your comfort zone a bit, you will feel more confident to take even bigger steps outside the zone. Finally, you realize that you have a rock-solid confidence and you are not limiting yourself from success.