Being agile helped me through more seeming blogging fires than you would believe.
The White Screen of Death. Hacked blogs. Blogs taken offline by hosts.
When the dooky hits the fan either you rigidly snap like a heavy, leaden oak tree or bend and sway in the breeze like a coconut tree in a hurricane.
During my world travels through the tropics I’ve seen coconut trees savaged by obscenely powerful gales in massive monsoons. Being flexible, and nimble, helps you weather the nastiest blogging storms with grace and ease.
1: Travel More
Travel more. Seriously. Who cares if you’re traveling to the next county, or next country, or next continent. You REALLY get to see how nimble and flexible you are by traveling on planes, trains, automobiles….or buses.
The deal: I learned more about being agile, open and willing to seize prospering opportunities through traveling than by any other tip on this list. Sitting in your comfy cozy office is all well. But you rarely get a chance to dive into opportunities that force you to think on your feet. No such problem when you hit the road.
Travel 20 minutes away. Or 20 hours away. You will become a nimble blogger master by traveling regularly, learning how to blog from a cab, a car, coach or heck…..anywhere!
2: Seize Alternate Opportunities
As the internet drops out here in Muscat at the airport I shift from Plan A to Plan B. Immediately. I wished to network a bit online. Sharing posts. Maybe commenting on a few posts. Ain’t gonna happen. So instead of complaining about an apparent opportunity lost I shifted in seconds to writing this guest post. An alternate opportunity.
3: Commit to Your Blog
Commit 100% to your blog. Be. All In.
This doesn’t mean working 18 hours a day. It means playing a bunch though, and regularly, with your blog. I am all in. So I write, I promote others, I create and connect in all types of environments, because…..it’s what we do!
4: Get Enough Rest
Rest up my kiddies. Well-rested bloggers think on their feet. Bloggers who think on their feet are prolific, connected, creative and know when to dive in and blog AND when to pull back. Because being nimble gives you no license to blog like an animal, putting in too much time, burning out. Being nimble helps you to be flexible on when you work, and when you do not work/play.
5: Study Nimble Bloggers
Study nimble bloggers with a fine toothed comb. Watch. Observe.
I regularly peep inspired travel bloggers who churn out and publish content despite being in inhospitable areas. For publishing or for accessing the internet, for that matter. Nimble bloggers impress you with empowering examples; these cats have the tips, tricks and techniques to publish content when life seems hellbent on ensuring you do NOT publish your next post.
6: Dive Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Dive outside of your comfort zone regularly. I am creating this post sitting in the airport. At Muscat, Oman. Your average, run of the mill airport, and location. I mean I guess it’s kinda exotic.
Just a layover but sitting down in a loud, bustling airport to write nudges me out of my comfort zone. I am accustomed to creating in quiet. Different ballgame here. But playing this diffie ballgame – outside of my comfort zone – makes me nimble, flexible and open to writing in any environment, under any conditions.
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