How to Develop the Pro Blogger Mindset

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Hi there.

We all hear about the need to have the proper mindset when running any kind of business, online or offline, blogging included. Depending on the business, there are different ways to get that mindset.

Here’s a guest post from my friend, world-traveling blogger and owner of Blogging From Paradise, Ryan Biddulph with his mindset tips which have helped him to be successful.

Take it away, Ryan.

How to Develop the Pro Blogger Mindset

How to Develop the Pro Blogger Mindset

I asked.

Chris answered.

Chris asked.

I answered.

I asked my buddies if anybody wanted a guest post. Chris took me up on my offer.

He pitched this blog post idea. I ran with it.

Before you become a pro blogger you need to develop the pro blogger mindset.

As within, so without.

Follow these tips to be, think, feel and act like a blogging big dawg. Even before you see pro blogger results.

1: Follow Your Fun

Follow your fun.

This is the fundamental, core element of developing the pro blogging mindset.

If you follow your fun, the work is the reward. You will practice blogging. Because blogging feels fun. As you practice persistently you will *be* a pro blogger. Well before you see pro blogger results.

Pros dedicate themselves to their craft, putting in the hours daily to build a full time, established, professional blogging business.

This gig got so much easier for me when I chose to play all day versus working for a living.

2: Double Down on Energy Work

If you want to develop the mindset of a pro blogger spend 30 minutes – or more – diving into an energy management routine on waking.

I meditate for 20 minutes, stretch for 10 minutes, take a 30 second icy cold shower, do a bit of exercise and often do 60 to 90 minutes of exercise during the evening.

Pros in many niches follow a morning ritual because if you manage your energy on waking you will think, act and BE a pro blogger.

My morning sessions help me purge fear so I can blog from a space of love. This is how I summon the energy to do what I do online.

3: Surround Yourself with Established Pro Bloggers

Pros know.

So…..when you surround yourself with pros, you go with the pro flow. Meaning you learn from these people through osmosis and take on the quality of professional, established bloggers, thinking and acting like these dynamos.

4: Pay Money for Premium Courses and Services

Pay up to play up.

Consulting clients, course customers, eBook customers and coaching clients let me know how they felt like more serious, focused, clear bloggers after investing money in premium courses and services.

Pros pay for training and cut their learning curve by years.

Something neat happens when you spend money on blogging knowledge versus getting it for free; you value it more! Seriously, if you read one of my blog posts you may see immense value in the post but if you buy one of my courses you will dive into the teachings again and again, getting maximum value for your dollars invested.

Freebies are freebies. Helpful, but in most cases, consumed once and forgotten. Premium courses and services are savored like a fine wine, enjoyed, studied and used extensively for the benefit of the blogger.

You kinda appreciate a free education and may show up to class consistently but when you are paying tuition, you get your ass in the desk, pay attention, take notes and study.

5: Pay Money for a Domain, Hosting and Premium Theme

The act of paying for your domain and hosting moves you from timid amateur to budding pro blogger at the click of a mouse. Here’s why: pros own their online real estate.

Buying my domain and hosting made me feel like a pro. I had little traffic as a newbie blogger 10 years ago. I generated zero profits. Yet when I saw my domain name and blog and knew that I owned this cyber real estate I felt a bit more like a professional.

Purchase a premium theme. Invest in your brand. Stand out from the crowd.

Do as pro bloggers do. Invest in your blog to own your online real estate and buy a premium theme to be dressed to the nine’s. This is like buying a nice suit for a wedding versus walking into the hall like a boxcar hobo with a spaghetti sauced smeared wifebeater T-shirt and Daisy Duke shorts (on a guy). Ya gotta pay money and dress for the event to be taken seriously at a wedding or as a blogger.

6: Write 1000 Words Daily Just for Practice

Write 1000 words daily. In a Word document. Just for practice.

Following this simple ritual for years helped me gain confidence and clarity as a professional blogger. Gaining confidence and clarity helped me develop a pro blogging mindset. I knew I was a skilled writer because I practiced writing in the cyber shadows for years. I felt like a pro blogger.

If you can really write you will be, think, feel and act like a pro blogger.

Your Turn

What tips can you add to this list?

Thanks for guest posting on my blog and for these great tips on developing the pro blogger mindset, Ryan.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this.

Have a good one……Chris

Author Bio

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.


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  1. Hi, very nice article keep it up with the good work…Thanks

  2. Hey Ryan!

    So great tips you’ve just shared on Chris’ Blog.
    Am a big fan of surrounding with pros, it’s been a success all through!
    Buying their premium courses too helps alot as you’d be learning the exact strategy they use themselve.

    Have a nice day Ryan!
    Prosper Noah recently posted…2 Guaranteed ways to Make Money from Google Adsense without a WebsiteMy Profile

  3. I agree with all of these tips, Ryan and Chris, but really love the one about establishing a morning routine.

    I use positive affirmations to get in the right mindset. I learned about then in my second year of blogging.

    They have helped me to achieve more than I ever thought was possible!

    To get started with them, see https://wordingwell.com/positive-affirmations/

    You will also be amazed when you see results!!!
    Lorraine Reguly recently posted…3 Ways to Change Your Mindset and Become More SuccessfulMy Profile

  4. Hey Ryan,

    It’s really nice to see you on Chris’s blog. As usual, you have written a great piece of content, thanks!

    Blogging like a pro is amazing, only the dedicated individuals can do it. Your “Double energy idea is awesome”, will follow it.

    Writing daily is a good practice and yes, spending money on premium products will let us blog like a professional and enhance the skills as well.

    I will execute your tips for sure, thanks!
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  5. Thats awesome tips Chris just loved the way you have defined the pro blogger mindset thing .. i have took some notes on it and will use to become better blogger .. 🙂

  6. Thanks for the tips! They really helped me. How can I contact you if I have more questions?

  7. Awesome post for new blogger, thanks 4 sharing….

  8. Thanks for your sincere and generous site

  9. Your tips are very good for a new blogger like myself, although I have already been practicing some of those mentioned before now, but still I appreciate all of them. Thanks for the time and effort.

  10. Great…!! that’s great advice, I read and also saw your every post, nice artical very usefull your post Thank you so much for sharing this and the information provide.

  11. Great tips. Especially for those who are starting out and understand that it is difficult to easily reach your target audience. It is a work of patience, will power of much, much more work. Thanks for excelent article and sharing it.

  12. Awesome tip nice sharing keep posting like this 🙂

  13. Hello, Chris!

    You and Ryan have very motivating articles.
    At the moment I’m 22 years old and I try to develop and learn everything new. This my desire made me move from Ukraine to another country and start doing what I want, and not what my relatives wanted from me.

    At the moment I work as the freelancer: writer and re-writer, writing reviews for several web-projects. As the hobby, I’m fond of drawing and cosplay. And I like my work insanely, which allows me to do it “for myself” and not write for the sake of money. I’m just glad that I’m in another country, in a beautiful city, every day I can communicate with amazing people. Therefore, I really liked your paragraph about how you should love what you are doing.

    I also agree to pay for courses and daily search for new knowledge for personal development as a specialist. It means a lot.

    I do not earn huge sums, but compared to what I had in Ukraine, this money is really huge.

    And now I’m dreaming about the rise to a new level – just to travel, not to be tied to one place and more and more to learn about the world, get with new people. I also want to start my own blog.

    In general, I wanted to say that you are great fellows, I will continue to follow your publications.
    Sincerely, Alex.

    1. Hi Alexandr,

      Welcome and thanks for coming to my place on the web.

      I’m glad you enjoyed Ryan’s guest post. He knows his stuff.

      When it comes to blogging and being able to do it from anywhere, Ryan is definitely someone to follow.

      He loves to travel. He loves to write. When he puts those two passions together, you can feel it in his work.

      Being passionate about what you write about is indeed key to having fun while succeeding. There are bloggers out there who are in it for the money and when it doesn’t come quickly, they fade away. Once you start blogging to help others and not yourself, you will reap the rewards.

      Good luck on your journey and hope to hear from you again.

      Have a good one……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…2 Blogging Tips To Help You Get AheadMy Profile

  14. Hi Ryan and Chris,

    It all starts with our mindset! When we develop the proper mindset especially when it comes to blogging, there is no stopping us from becoming a pro-blogger.

    We have to be able to enjoy what we are doing…yes, that means having fun with it. If not, it becomes a chore and we would eventually leave the blogosphere.

    I do believe it is most important to pay to play. From our domain name, to taking courses from other pro-bloggers that can take your hand and lead the way. After all, time is money and it would take so much time out of your business to learn the things one needs to become a pro-blogger.

    -Donna
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    1. Hi Donna,

      Welcome back.

      Indeed, proper mindset it key.

      You are correct in saying we need to have fun. I, honestly, have had thoughts of blogging as being another job. Thus, I have had the thoughts of, “Back to the ol’ grind” here and there. I guess it comes from working for the “man” for all those years. Old habits are hard to break. Lol.

      I’m working on it but still have a long way to go. I need to follow Ryan’s advice and start meditating. I’ve tried, but I end up falling asleep. Just kidding. Seriously, I’ve been away from blogging, helping a friend on her project. I’m back now and I’m hoping to get on track.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Have a good one……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…2 Blogging Tips To Help You Get AheadMy Profile

  15. Yes I was thinking to start my blogging site, but whenever I try to proceed I was fearing from lot of things related to such.

    1. Hi Rosanna,

      If you really want to start a blog. Go for it. Don’t let fear keep you from doing it.

      Think about something you are passionate about and could talk about all day.

      Get yourself a domain name and hosting and start writing about that passion.

      If you have any questions along the way, you can always contact me through this site.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Have a good one……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…How to Write Killer Blog PostsMy Profile

  16. Thank you for your great tips, i am new in blogging world and your tips will help me a lot.

  17. Yeah, You said absolutely right!

    Writing 1000 words daily, actually helped me a lot in my blogging journey, now my creative juices start to flow quickly!
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  18. Hey Chris, Thank for your tips! Good ideas will help you break through in your field.

  19. Nice blog! thanks for sharing, I like it and it’s very useful for me.

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