I do not want to discourage you from learning and applying SEO principles to build your blog on targeted, search engine traffic but in the same breath, I warn you against relying solely on Google traffic. Guess what happens during the next Google update? Even if you have largely followed the fundamentals, Google updates tend to shake out every blogger a little bit because their algorithms change to get pure and clear, which weeds out folks who do not blog from a pure, totally clean, totally detached and trusting energy.
You do not need SEO to become a successful blogger. All you need to do is learn blogging from top blogging tips pros, generously create helpful content, build connections with top bloggers by helping them and asking for nothing, opening multiple streams of income and trusting in yourself and in the blogging process. This is a simple journey which does become highly uncomfortable at times because you need to face your fears to become successful. Few bloggers face their fears so few bloggers succeed.
You do not need to do SEO to become successful because creating content and building friendships occurs completely independent of SEO. I only SEO optimized a few posts on my blog. Although I have ranked for highly competitive keywords in the past, most people who visit my blog do so through the content I create and through my friend network. I built my blogger friend network by being generous and persistent. Ditto for my content store. I am prolific because I help people generously and care little about what I am getting through each piece of content. Few bloggers can say this which is why few bloggers succeed online.
Nobody needs SEO because if you create helpful content and befriend a ton of bloggers by being generous, the content itself and your blogging buddy network will promote you and endorse you to a steadily larger, targeted and loyal blogging audience. If you monetize through multiple streams of income, this large and loyal audience buys your stuff or hires you, promoting your success by boosting your blog traffic and by increasing your blogging income. I did not need to do one bit of SEO to create content or to make friends. Nobody needs to focus on that to succeed. All you need to do is solve pressing problems suffered by your audience through each piece of content and to keep befriending top bloggers in your niche. Do these two things and of course add multiple streams of income to your blogging campaign and you will definitely succeed overtime.
Sure you can SEO optimize your posts and blog if it feels fun to you. Most bloggers who try to drive search traffic struggle horribly because doing so feels bad or heavy or taxing to them. This crowd believes you can only succeed by driving Google traffic but like every limiting belief this is a complete and utter lie. Do not listen to your own lies. Create helpful content generously and build meaningful connections with top bloggers. Monetize your blog through multiple streams of income. Gradually and steadily, your blogging success will expand as you make your way toward your dream life through blogging.
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