Yesterday, we talked about some lies told by a small group of people who do not want you to be the part of blogging community, just because they are insecure. They do not want a person much smarter than they are should know their secret. Let us begin from where we left yesterday.
Lie 4: Successful bloggers cares much about his health lie
You will be told to believe that sleep at least 8-10 hours a day; jog for at least 1 hour a day; finish each meal in 20-30 minutes, and have 6 small meals. You will see, in total they want you to invest more than half of your day in these things. If you add to this our daily chore, this investment goes up to 70-80% of your day.
Can you see the picture now?
They do not want you to blog. It’s part of their strategy to keep you away from blogging. For a moment, let’s put blogging aside to think more clearly on this issue. Let’s say, you are working in a big blue-chip corporation that is facing threat to its bottom line from competitors. What will your boss ask you to do? Work extra hours and get the company back on its feet or will he ask you to go to bed at 8 and stay there asleep for 8-10 hours?
It is simple logic that when you have pressing things at hand, you tend to devote more time to it then to sleeping. Have you seen any inventors, scientists, mathematicians, actors, singers, painters or any creative person following 8-10 hour daily sleeping routine?
I know sleeping is good for health, and 8-hours a day sleep keeps you fresh in the morning and you should do it, only if any serious work is not your priority.
Life is all about tradeoffs. If you want success as blogger, you will have to cut time you waste (yes, I feel we waste) on sleeping, eating, jogging etc. I am not preaching this. I myself follow this. It’s only once in a month that I sleep for more than 4 hours. I am not superstar or even star of blogging, but I like keeping my work this way. What do you want: 8-hour a day sleep for the rest of your life or successful and rewarding blogging career? Choice is yours!
In the two article series, I have just touched upon major lies told to bloggers. In the next article, I will talk about traits of successful blogger. Any suggestions?