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Showing posts with label Motivation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Motivation. Show all posts

May 16, 2018

Why Some People Find Exercise Harder Than Others (Emily Balcetis)

Emily Balcetis
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Why do some people struggle more than others to keep off the pounds? Social psychologist Emily Balcetis shows research that addresses one of the many factors: Vision.

September 4, 2017

10 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Do Great Things

Ralph Smart, a vegan, a psychologist and the creator of Infinite Waters, shares with us: 10 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Do Great Things.

May 11, 2017

How To Get Motivated In Life!

Bridget Nielsen
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Bridget Nielsen — a spiritual and lifestyle vlogger, shares her tips on getting motivated.

April 16, 2017

How To Maintain Motivation With The Law Of Attraction (Or in General)

Aaron Doughty
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Aaron Doughty, a lifestyle vlogger who enjoys helping other people expand their consciousness, talks about maintaining motivation with the Law of Attraction.

January 10, 2017

Staying Motivated For 2017

Some bloggers went on a hiatus as early as September, 2016; they intended to get some well-needed rest for a month; but they ended up taking the rest of 2016 off.

November 18, 2016

10 Secrets To Get Motivated Everyday

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Ralph Smart, a vegan, a psychologist and the creator of Infinite Waters, shared with us, 10 Secrets To Get Motivated Everyday.

November 5, 2016

The Law Of Attraction: How To Get Motivated (Find Your Inspiration)

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In this episode of Stephanie Chats, Stephanie Elizabeth Thompson talks about the Law of Attraction and she also tells us how we can get motivated.

August 22, 2016

Procrastination Is A Blogger's Worst Enemy

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Whether we are managing a business-related blog, or a personal blog, we need to handle it in a professional manner.

May 21, 2016

Top 7 Mysteries Of Motivation

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We all can do a bit of motivation at times.

June 17, 2015

Five Things That Motivate Me To Blog

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As a blogger, it is imperative that we find that motivation to blog; because if we are devoid of motivation, there is the possibility of us slacking off, or us giving up on blogging.

There are times when we have that zeal to blog and there are those occasions when that zeal is simply not there (Thankfully, in my case, that zeal fluctuates at certain times of day, or night).

Unfortunately, a lot of the newcomers to blogging, have issues with getting themselves motivated to blog.

However, motivation can be one of those mind-games that you can do well at with a little practice.

Do you have problems with motivating yourself to blog?

Or, are you good at motivating yourself to blog?

If you have problems in the area of getting yourself motivated to blog, you may want to do some introspection with the intentions of finding out why you wanted to blog in the first place.

And, if you are good at motivating yourself to blog, by all means, hold on tenaciously to that motivation of yours and continue to do those things that muster that motivation.

Here are five things that fuels my motivation to blog:

1.) My Genuine Love For Blogging

If I did not have that genuine love for blogging, there was no way on God's green Earth that I was going to update my blog on a regular basis.

So, the love that I possess for blogging is, in itself one of the things that motivates me to blog.

If I did not possess that genuine love for blogging, the whole idea of blogging would have been a demotivating one (And, that dear friend, would have defeated the whole purpose of blogging).

2.) I Enjoy The Challenge Of Creating Content

For some bloggers, the very thought of creating content for their blog is, an intimidating one.

In my case, I welcome the challenge of creating content for my blog.

I can assure you, that the more you do it, is the easier it gets.

And, so far, I have not encountered any psychological drawbacks where creating content for my blog is concerned.

3.) My Viewers Expect To See Posts From Me

Knowing quite well, that my viewers are awaiting my articles, is one other aspect that fuels my motivation to blog.

If my readers are expecting to read posts from me, it would be unkind of me to deny them that pleasure of reading an article (or articles) from me.

Besides, I enjoy meeting their expectations.

4.) I Enjoy Liaising With Other Bloggers

The idea of liaising with my fellow bloggers is a very motivating one; it enables me to learn new things (And, to create friendships in the process too).

Liaising with our fellow bloggers should come naturally for most of us, since human beings are social by nature.

And, it is very rare, that a blogger avoids social interaction.

We enjoy reading other people's blogs and commenting on them and we also like it when they do the same for us.

5.) I Enjoy Watching My Blog Grow

Actually witnessing the growth of my blog, is highly motivating for me.

My blog, The Chronicles Of Renard, has grown a lot since it was first launched (And, I am very happy that has happened).

As bloggers, it is important that our blogs grow; because if they are not growing, it is a clear indicator that we not doing it correctly.

The Conclusion

I hope that you enjoyed reading about these five things that motivate me to blog.

Now, I would like to know of some of the things that motivates you to blog; you can share them with me via the comments section of my blog.

And, I would appreciate it a lot, if you showed this article of mine some love by sharing it on your favourite social media.

April 13, 2015

The Ups And The Downs Of Blogging Groups

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Since I am a highly inquisitive person, I am always observing things (And, I like to observe the way in which social media groups for bloggers operate).

Although the group administrator may have the best intentions for his or her group, it is really up to the members within the group to turn it into a fully functional unit (And, when the members in that group takes the group's activities for granted and not participate, the group gives off a stagnant vibration; one where there is no growth within the group and if the stagnation continues for too long, people start abandoning the group because of its lack of productivity).

By All Means, Participate

A blogging group will only grow and remain functional if the majority (or better yet, all) of its members participate.

If the opposite were to occur; a case where only a handful out of thousands of the blogging group's members were to participate, the blogging group would be under a severe strain.

So, wouldn't it be in the blogging group's best interest that a high percentage of its members participate?

Well, of course it is; the longevity of the blogging group depends on participation on a large magnitude; anything else is, destined to fail miserably.

Some Bloggers Think That Their Work Isn't Good Enough For Their Own Blogging Group

Now, one of the main reasons why you joined a blogging group on one of your favourite social media networks is, because you knew that you were capable of contributing posts that are of a high quality; the kind of articles that are highly beneficial to the group that you joined.

But, you read a few of the well-written posts from some of the blogging group's members and became intimidated; you thought to yourself, "There is no way that I can top that!"

Hey, snap out of that trance; it is not some damn competition where people are trying to outdo each other; it is a blogging group where bloggers support other bloggers by reading their posts, commenting on them and sharing those posts via their favourite social media; whether it be: StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etcetera.

There is nothing to be afraid of.

Just be yourself and contribute to the best of your ability; everyone in the group (yourself included) would benefit by making that brave step.

The truth is: not everyone would be an above average writer and just because you have encountered a few literary geniuses within the blogging group, it doesn't mean that you have nothing of value to contribute to the blogging group that you are a part of.

We are all blessed with certain gifts; therefore what every member of the blogging group has to offer can be looked upon as, priceless gems.

So, don't ever pull yourself down via the unproductive thought of your posts not being good enough for your blogging group.

Are we clear on that?

For God's/Goddess' sake, I hope we are clear in regards to the previous point made.  

I Don't Expect You To Be The Energizer Bunny

There are times, when you are going to be absent from your blogging group (And, that my friend is, okay; the group's administrator would understand, because he or she is, human too).

It is okay to be absent from your blogging group if:

• You are feeling sick.

• You are tired and you need to rest.

• You are on vacation.

• You have used up all the megabytes in your internet package.

• You are faced with computer-related troubles.

• You moved to a new geographical location and you are slowly settling into your new home.

• You are somewhere that doesn't have any sort of internet access (There are a few dead zones in even the most developed countries on the planet). 

• It is your day off.

Are The Members Of The Blogging Group Motivated?

For starters, motivation is an important factor in any blogging group.

If members of a blogging group are motivated, they are going to share their posts with the group on a regular basis.

And, if  members of the blogging group are not motivated, they will share nothing (And, that is one of the administrator's worst nightmares; having an unmotivated group that shares nothing).

The last thing that any administrator wants is, for their blogging group to become sluggish or dormant.

So, what can an administrator do to keep their blogging group active and interested in the group's activities?

This is simple; all the administrator needs to do is, to keep the members of his or her blogging group highly motivated.

And, how is this done?

It can be done by posting highly motivational articles and sharing them with the group (This can be done by the administrator, or anyone within the blogging group that is well-versed in the area of motivating others).

In most blogging groups, there are people who are highly motivated and their positive energy rubs off on the rest of the members of the blogging group, causing them to become motivated.

And, motivated members tend to share more than those who are not motivated.

So, if everyone in the blogging group becomes motivated, the blogging group would be akin to a virtual Heaven on Earth — a place where all of its members will want to participate.

Once the administrator for the blogging group liaises with all of his or her members on a regular basis, there is a high chance of the members remaining interested in the blogging group that they joined.

Does your blogging group keep you feeling motivated?

Or, does your blogging group have somewhat of a lifeless feeling to it?

I hope that your blogging group motivates you and the majority (or all) of its members, because without that motivation, you are not going to last long in the blogging group; others may choose to leave the blogging group too (And, the blogging group could end up going into obscurity, or disbanded altogether).  

There Are Times When It Is Right To Leave A Blogging Group

In reality, situations would present themselves; the kind that strongly indicates that it is time to distance yourself from the blogging group; they are as follows:

• You joined a blogging group on social media and you realized that the blogging group did not meet your expectations (Then, it is more than okay for you to leave that blogging group).

• You are not contributing anything to the blogging group; you are just making up numbers by being one of those bloggers who don't participate in the blogging group's activities and you have no real desire to communicate with your fellow members of your blogging group.

• You discovered that members of the blogging group are breaking all the rules and even though you reported the malefactors to the administrator, he or she does nothing about it.

• You simply feel that it is time for you to move on.

Don't Make The Decision To Leave A Blogging Group When You Are Angry

Making any decision while you are angry is, a bad idea; which is, why I highly recommend, that all decisions made, should be done when you are in a calm state of mind.

Besides, human beings tend to do regrettable things when they are angry (And, it is that sort of thing that I want you to avoid).

When you are in a calm state of mind, you can send the blogging group's administrator an email message, or a message to their Facebook message inbox, etcetera.

In most cases, the blogging group's administrator would try his or her best to sort out the issue (or issues) that you are experiencing.

The truth is: there are things that would sneak under the proverbial radar of the blogging group's administrator; although they know about most of what is going on in their group, they don't know everything that transpires within the group; which is why, it is your job, to let him or her know about the issues that you are experiencing.

Leaving A Blogging Group Is Not Always The Best Option

I would admit that not all blogging groups are equal; there are those that gives the appearance of being weak (the ones where members of the blogging group hardly participate or share any of their posts with their blogging group) and of course, there are the strong ones (Where its members are highly eager to communicate with each other and share their blog posts with the entire group). 

If the blogging group that you are in is, a strong one, then all is well.

However, if you are a member of a weak blogging group, a lot of work needs to be done in order to bring it to a higher standard (And, that takes time).

If all of the strong members of the blogging group (those people who are pulling their proverbial weight) decided to leave the blogging group that is weak, the group will no doubt suffer.

Here is a way in which you can view the members of a blogging group:

Everyone in a blogging group is, a team member (Some of them will be strong, while there are others who are weak).

I will use the analogy of sports to sink in my point.

No coach in his or her right frame of mind is going to allow their best players to walk away from their basketball team (He or she, would be a horrible coach, if they allowed something like that to happen).

From a logical point of view, the best option would be to raise the figurative bar, by seeing to it that the weak ones become strong; this can be done via specialized physical and mental training and addition practice.

My friend, a blogging group is not all that different from a sports team.

All of its members need to be in tiptop shape in order to rake in a high level of success.

The blogging group's administrator could organize some online training for those who are weak; this can be done via a webinar, a simple YouTube video, or an article that was specifically created with the pointers that are needed by those who are lagging behind.

I genuinely believe that there is a solution for every problem and what I have suggested could work for a weak blogging group.

Invite Strong Bloggers To Your Blogging Group

Now, before you invite those highly skilled bloggers to your group, it would be fair to let him or her know what the current situation is with your blogging group.

If it is a highly active blogging group, you can let him or her know that.

However, if it is one of those blogging groups that are in desperate need of help, you can let him or her know that you are looking for new and vibrant bloggers; the type of people who will motivate others and add some life back to an almost dead blogging group.

Failure to inform your new potential member of the true status of your blogging group (especially if it is a weak one), could result in the person feeling as though they were let down or deceived; they could end up thinking or saying aloud, "What kind of dump did this person bring me into?"    

So be honest and lay your proverbial cards on the table.

The last thing that you want is, negative publicity for your blogging group, or for yourself.

No one should have the cause to say that you tricked them into joining a really crappy blogging group.

Also, inviting strong bloggers to join your blogging group is a good idea.


Because strong bloggers add the additional strength needed to keep your blogging group at a high standard (And, people do take notice of a blogging group that carries about itself in a high standard; they are attracted to professionalism in the same manner that bees are attracted to nectar.

The Conclusion

Blogging groups operate differently; which is why, not every blogging group would be suitable for you (You would have to search until you find the right one, or have a well-trusted friend recommend one for you).

As you have learned, there are times when it is appropriate for you to leave a blogging group and I have also pinpointed the reason why you should be very patient with a weak blogging group.

The introduction of new blood (new bloggers who are experts at their niche, or new bloggers who are outrightly amazing) will add new life to any blogging group that was once withering away into nothingness.

And, of course, the administrator for the blogging group must never forget his or her role in the group.

If your blogging group is in a mess, it can be brought back into tiptop shape (So, don't give up on it just yet).

However, if everyone (including the administrator for the blogging group) tried their very best and the blogging group is still in shambles, then that might be a sign to all, that the days of that blogging group are over and that it is time for everyone to move on.  

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