Without the correct mindset you are simply not capable of writing a massively popular blog post. It just won’t happen – ever.
Yes you need some skill as a writer, but mindset is more important. Without that “spark” in your writing that, your article will be just another page in a library full of books.
Here we look at the mindset required to write an epic blog post that brings you floods of traffic…
You have to WANT it
In order to write a popular blog post that attracts thousands of readers, you have to deep down really want this. You may think you want this, but do you really? Is something holding you back?
Many people harbour a fear of success. They fear how it will change their lives. They fear the criticism that it attracts. Do you secretly fear lots of people reading your content? Do you fear it getting criticised? A surprising amount of people do, which is why I believe they subconsciously hold back and write something that is not capable of attracting a huge audience.
You’ve got to really want it. When you really want it, then you have a chance of it happening.
How to change your mindset
To be a successful blogger you must think like a successful blogger. You must think like a person who has thousands of people reading every blog post. Imagine when you are about to start writing your post that you are writing for thousands of people. Will it be worthy of thousands of people reading it?
It better had be! Instead of just writing an article, take this further. Imagine writing a speech that you are going to say in front of thousands of people. Write your article with this in mind, and it can only help. Take your time and don’t stop writing, improving and re drafting until you would be happy saying this to a conference of 10,000 people. This will help ensure that your article is worthy of being read by thousands of people.
Read your article out loud, imagining reading it in front of thousands of people. Any bits that you don’t feel confident reading out – change. As well as improving the content of your writing, this should also help it flow a lot more. This is important for keeping people reading your article to the end.
You must write about something that people actually want to read about. Don’t shy away writing another article about why guest blogging is good publicity. That’s not going to grab peoples’ attention.
If you’re not sure, do a bit of research in forums in your niche and find out what common questions/problems keep cropping up that people struggle to find answers for. Once you have identified a topic, you should make it your mission to write the best piece on the internet. Do a Google search and take a look at your competition. You need to write something that is better than what you find. Hopefully then your article becomes THE authority on the subject.
If there is some “conventional wisdom” that you disagree with, then great. Write an article about why you think this way. You will likely attract both praise and criticism. This is great as it will cause a stir as people debate about what you’re saying. This can attract a lot of attention to your article.
Take your time
Have the attitude of quality over quantity. It’s better if you spend 5 times longer writing a great post, than quickly produce an average or even good one. There is a lot of average and good content on the internet – many life times worth of reading. If you want to stand out then you have to take the time to write something great. Get out the mindset of getting it done quickly. You need to take your time and write something brilliant.
If necessary spend weeks crafting the best post you can. It will be worth it. Do loads of valuable research, make sure your writing flows and explains everything clearly. Go that extra mile to make it great and worthy of being read by thousands of people.
Believe you’re a successful blogger
Make yourself believe that you are already a successful blogger. If necessary imagine you are your favourite blogger. Imagine their mindset when writing a blog post. Imagine the processes they go through to ensure they write great content. Imagine that your blog gets thousands of visitors per day and write something worthy of that audience.
Now that you have written a great post, you should be confident of spreading the word. Don’t just go on Facebook and Twitter and anonymously post one link – that won’t get you anywhere.
Because your post is so great, tell people this. Shout it from the roof tops. Tell people why this post will help them. Start discussions about the post as this will attract you far more attention. Google Plus communities are great for this.
(Check out my post about how to get far more traffic from any social network)
You can’t be shy. You have to really want people to read, compliment, discuss and criticise your writing. It has to be out there and exposed. Accept this and then you can act in a way that helps grab peoples’ attention. If you’re shy about people reading your content then this is likely to effect how you promote it.
The most important thing is to aim to write something for thousands of people, and have faith in yourself to achieve this. Make your post worthy of gaining thousands of readers attention, then go all out to make it happen. Don’t publish until you are truly proud of what you’ve created. To avoid getting excited, never publish straight after a draft. You can get caught up with the excitement of wanting to publish it to see if people like it. Leave it a couple of hours and read it again when you’ve calmed down. Are you sure this is a great post that deserves to be read by thousands?
Once you are sure you have a great post, then you can have the confidence to really shout about it from the roof tops, safe in the knowledge that you have a great blog post to share.
Hypnotherapy is a great tool to quickly reprogram your mind. Check out my session at the following link, called Successful Thinking.
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