The Ryan Biddulph Guide to Blogging Consistently

Per Saurabh’s request, I am writing this post.

I promise you; I am not an ego-maniac. I don’t usually speak about myself in the 3rd person.

I am no big deal.

All I do is look at a glowing screen and tap little squares with my fingers all day long.

I am a pretty consistent blogging son of a gun though. So much so that folks want to know how I write 2-5 guest posts daily, how I have written and self-published 126 eBooks and how I comment on blogs with cyborg-like efficiency.

Let me share my guide to blogging consistently with you.

1: Blog Mainly for Fun

Blog mainly for fun.

This is the secret to my blogging consistency.

Here’s why: I always make room for what feels fun to me. Meaning I will always make room for blogging. Meaning I will never ever lack blogging consistency.

I used to lack blogging consistency during ‘dem lean years. Because blogging felt like work to me. Drudge work. Pain in the butt. Hard work. Slaving, straining and striving. All that garbage.

I was more like a blogging pack mule during those tough days. Working like a beast just to make end’s meet.

I finally decided to change my tune. I blogged mainly to have fun. Naturally, I blogged consistently because it’s easy to keep blogging when blogging feels like fun, not work.

2: Dive into Your Blogging Fears

Following this tip was a difference maker for me.

I  blogged mainly for fun. For years. But I didn’t become a dyed in the wool, cyborg-like blogging machine until I dove into my blogging fears regularly.

I set an intent: write and/or publish 2-5 guest posts daily. In addition to writing 2 posts weekly on Blogging From Paradise and following my prolific blog reading and commenting schedule, I feared maybe I bit off more than I could chew (queue the “Biddulph” jokes).

But even though I feared taking on too much work/fun I dove in and began writing like a freaking machine. Because you can never be a super consistent blogger unless you regularly dive into your biggest blogging fears.

Doing so helps you develop both a fearlessness and willingness to jump into even deeper, stronger fears, which helps you keep blogging despite facing seemingly big obstacles along the way.

3: Create on the Clock

Work 50 minutes. Break for 10 minutes.

I work in chunks to get the job done.

Schedule your blogging tasks. Work tends to fill the space you allot for the work. Meaning that if you set aside 1-3 hours today to write your next post you will usually be on the money.

Just remember to take those short breaks hourly. Break frequently, or you will break mentally and physically.

4: Take Great Care of Your Body

I take care of my meat suit.

As I am writing these words I am prepping for 1 hour of exercise. Light jogging and walking tonight. I also do 100 sit ups on waking, I meditate, I jump into an icy cold shower and train with weights daily.

Taking care of my body gives me boundless energy so I can be brutally persistent in sticking to my blogging schedule.

You can follow every other tip on this list but if you aren’t healthy and energetic wow will it be tough to be a persistent, consistent blogger.

5: Write 1000 Words Daily for Practice

Writing thousands of words daily for practice helps me blog consistently.

I developed my writing skills. Writing is a breeze for me.

If writing is a breeze, blogging is a breeze. If blogging is a breeze then I will blog consistently.

Open a Word document. Write 1000 words every day. Trash the document. Either cover your niche or write about your day. Just write!

Your Turn

How do you develop blogging consistency?

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14 thoughts on “The Ryan Biddulph Guide to Blogging Consistently”

  1. Hey Saurabh, Wow Yet another surprise! I just left Donna’s blog where Ryan was also a guest blogger there. He certainly practices what he preaches huh! Gotta Love Ryan! I do like the idea of writing 1000 words daily, even if I trash it afterwards. AWESOME AWESOME! I did used to think that blogging was work but the more I do the more I Love It!

    Thanks for the wonderful guide Ryan!

    You Rock!
    Chery :))

  2. Hi Saurabh and Ryan!

    As always you’re give out some great advice here! 🙂

    I’m about to face my fears head on – I’m doing my first Facebook Live! I’m not going to lie – I’m nervous as h*ll but I know I’ll never get over this fear if I don’t do it. You’ve been a great help in getting me to work up the nerve to do it. And seeing Lisa’s video on her post today motivated me even more. 🙂

    I take a break every hour or hour and a half. I get up and walk around and do some exercises. I keep a 5lb dumbbell on my desk and workout my arms in between reading blog posts. 🙂

    I’m getting better at taking care of my body. Seeing my mom ill and my uncle’s sudden passing a couple months ago scared me straight.

    And you’re right about practicing to write 1,000 words a day. Ever since I started doing that, it’s been easier for me to put a 1,000 words or more blog post.

    Thanks for always giving us great tips Ryan! You rock my friend!

    Have a great rest of the week guys!

    Cori

  3. Hi Saurabh, Ryan

    Great to see Ryan on your blog. He has given some really great tips. I do write daily but not 1000 words. So need to build on that.

    thanks for sharing!

  4. Some great tips here, thanks for sharing!

    I block time out for blogging as its just one of my many activities I need to squeeze into my day – if I’m not feeling inspired, I’ll read some prompts and blast out a few ideas that I can come back to. Or I’ll go through my file of ideas to be developed and start researching the one that jumps out at me the most.

    But I think your note about blogging for fun is a good one. My best posts come when I’m inspired, these are also the quickest ones to produce too.

  5. Hi Saurabh,

    Third person or not, Saurabh can write!

    Great tips about being a consistent blogger and writer. (They’re not one and the same 😉

    I have a challenge with routine breaks. I tend to get moving and lose all track of time. Working on that,
    Thanks,
    Edward

  6. Hi Ryan,
    Great tips shared here.
    I like the one: Take Great Care of Your Body
    Yes, our health is our wealth! Need to take care of it. Enough sleep, exercise then rest. I do not write daily, the tip number 5: Write 1000 Words Daily for Practice is indeed a great alert to me.
    Thanks Saurabh for bringing Ryan to your page.
    Thanks Ryan for this amazing share.
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

  7. Hi Ryan and Saurabh,

    What a great post!

    Goodness – all that writing. I am in awe.

    Actually I would love to do that, but my offline businesses keep me busy for long hours too.

    I keep consistent by always having a series of part-written blog posts that I just finish off when I need to. I start them as the inspiration strikes me and then polish when I publish!

    Not sure if I could handle work for 50 minutes then break for 10. I take a while to build up to a peak and stopping would disrupt the flow. But it obviously works for you, Ryan.

    Thanks for an inspirational post.

    Joy Healey Blogging After Dark

  8. Tip #1 is absolutely awesome. One way I stay consistent is by having a list of ideas. These come to me at different times and I turn to them if I feel “stuck.”

  9. Great post!These tips are really helpful … I do have fears about blogging.I never really considered diving into them to overcome them and create a better online presence.. 🙂 Take care of your body,yes- absolutely. Write daily – good idea. Implement, implement, implement….meaningful share.

  10. Hi Saurabh and Ryan,
    Just finished reading the article on Donna’s site from Ryan.
    I get it, writing is fun and if you find something fun to do it never is work.
    I follow the 50 mins break for 10 Setting aside 1 – 3 hrs to write my next post

    Meat suit !!!
    Take care of your body Exercise. I do my outside job is physical.

    Write 1000 words every day. Word doc Cover your niche or write about your day.
    Then trash it. ( great advice, I will try that ) Great article. Loved it!

  11. Hi Ryan and Saurabh,

    It is awesome to read this post and it is sure cool that you blog for fun. Writing consistently and keeping your body health does help to make blogging consistent

    Thanks for sharing. Take care

  12. Hi Ryan, In my Point of View Mental and Physical Health is very Important to stay Consistent in Blogging because I myself facing health Issue because I can’t get Enough time to Do some Exercise and Other stuff.
    Regards
    ~Nikhil

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