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  • orlando palmer

    Great blog. The longest journey begins with a single step. I too just started my blog and though it will take awhile to gave popularity i will put in the work. Thanks for your advice. Check out orlandopalmerwriter.com

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Look forward to hearing more about your blogging journey

  • Joe White

    Some interesting stuff in hear Jeff. So true about just getting started! Got any further ideas on producing ‘contagious content’? It’s the holy grail of successful blogging and so hard to achieve!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Yes Joe you are right about that and thanks for the question
      This article should help you with creating contagious content
      http://ow.ly/lRnGC

  • Mark Trout

    Jeff, thanks for the information. I found myself also waiting for the “perfect” moment. Then about a month ago, I just jumped in head first. It’s definitely been a learning experience. But so far I’m loving it!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Go Mark!

  • dtstanley

    Hey Jeff! Love the thoughts. Do you offer review copies? I teach a personal branding class where we dig into blogging and social media for building one’s personal brand.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks dtstanley. Not to sure what you mean by “offer review copies”?

      • dtstanley

        Hi Jeff, Sorry about that. it means a complimentary copy of the book to review to see if I might want to use it as a required or recommended text in the classes I teach. Thanks! Don

  • Kurt Frankenberg

    Jeff, GREAT post regarding getting off one’s tukus and getting the greatness out there.

    To quote another great writer (Hemingway), “The first draft of everything is sh!t.”

    Not meaning to offend anyone, but seeking perfection and ‘the paralysis of analysis’ that accompanies this fruitless endeavor has stopped me and many a writer…

    Once I stopped trying to be perfect and instead… being prolific… I got off top dead center.

    Ask a lot of folks better than Jeff or me and they will likely say the same thing: The secret to great content is to produce some crappy content and edit it, rework it, or throw it away and start over. But by all means, START.

    Thanks again Jeff. Spoke to my heart. Now I’m going to go and try doing a better job of points #3, #6, #7, and #8 above. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Keep Stepping,

    Kurt

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Kurt for dropping in and taking the time to share your insights and “heart”

      • Kurt Frankenberg

        Not at all! Thank YOU for what you’re doing in this space. Hats off.

        • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

          Thanks for your kind compliment Kurt and glad to add value and be of service

  • PeterJ42

    Didn’t Dilbert cover this perfectly yesterday… http://www.dilbert.com/2013-06-09/?

    • igor Griffiths

      Great cartoon and sums up perfectly the battle between the action taker and the perfectionist.

  • igor Griffiths

    I am a recovering perfectionist who all too often awaits the design of a perfect path. However from time to time the inner action taker’s frustration boils over and I actually make a step forward despite the next steps being unclear.

    Whatever you plan will become redundant after you take the first step, for you will be looking at your world from a different perspective and location. Never plan too far in advance, just focus on the next best step.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Igor for that tip about plans changing once you have started, Especially relevant in a fast changing web world.

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  • http://www.3hatscommunications.com/blog/ Davina K. Brewer

    Though I’m not running ‘blog biz’ much of this still applies, and gets me when I think about guest blogging. I know it’s necessary, know it’ll grow my blog, my career, my business – but the fear of writing something ‘bad,’ having to answer to that and being stuck b/c I don’t know everything; or worse, not having to answer at all b/c what I wrote was crap, not worth the bother. Not to mention letting down the host blog. IDK it trips me up – part of me would want to write for my blog, other part of me over thinks it, trying to write ‘better’ for the guest post.

    Oh and ITA – starting is one thing, keeping it going is the real trick. FWIW.

    • http://www.tvsinternetmarketing.com/ Carmen Rane Hudson

      Even if nobody answers the host still gets content that day that they didn’t have to write themselves. I think that it’s important to just gather up some momentum. Ok, so your first guest posts might generate a “meh” reaction, but if you’re already on to your next thing you might not even notice. By the time you’ve put out a whole bunch of guest posts I think you’ll find that your web presence has grown and more people are paying attention to you. You’ll also grow more confident as more and more bloggers accept those posts. You might even get some invitations to post! So in guesting as in blogging, the answer is to just “keep on trucking.”

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