Do You Have an Open Mind With Which to Successfully Blog?

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Do you have an open mind?

If you’re a blogger and you want to increase your traffic as well as your loyal blog readers, do you have an open mind to learning new things?

In reading comments on a blog post, I noticed that one comment announced that the person was afraid to try new things. She admitted she had finally gotten on Twitter but hadn’t yet gotten on Facebook.

Now this was someone who wanted her material to be read. What was she thinking ignoring a social media site – Facebook – that has over 400 million members?

Having an open mind to trying new things means that you have to be willing to start at square one. You can’t expect to be an expert the day that you first try a new Internet marketing strategy. You have to crawl before you walk and then run.

If fear of the unknown is hobbling your blogging activities, get Carol Dweck’s book “MINDSET: The New Psychology of Success.” She explains why having an open mind to failure actually leads to success.

After all, if you are consistently blogging, you do want people to read what you’ve written. Thus you should be willing to continually learn new strategies that can legitimately attract people to your blog.

© 2010 Miller Mosaic, LLC

Phyllis Zimbler Miller has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the social media marketing company Miller Mosaic Power Marketing. Get her FREE report “How to Monetize Your Site/Blog Without Ads” at

  2 comments for “Do You Have an Open Mind With Which to Successfully Blog?

  1. May 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Phyllis, I appreciate your comments and post. Sometimes it’s not so much about having an open mind, but an understanding as to how to use the tools to integrate them effectively with your overall business strategy. The idea of failing toward success is not a new one, but I do think the rapid pace of technology can be challenging for some – and time consuming. Personally, I can understand why some people would choose not to invest their business time in Facebook. Just because the numbers are there, it doesn’t mean it’s the right medium for all. It’s much like the difference between paying for the eyeballs in a daily paper ad (yes, they still exist) vs. finding a great niche publication that speaks to your target market.

  2. May 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Nanette —

    I absolutely agree with you that one has to be selective (both for time and money reasons) when deciding where to invest your social media capital. And the truth is that Facebook can be very frustrating thanks to the constant changes, etc.

    Yet there are ways to maximize one’s efforts for reaching one’s target market while minimizing the time spent. (I have my own systems — and Miller Mosaic adjusts these systems for our clients depending on the client’s individual skills and interests.)

    If anyone is looking for an easy way to get 13 other people to spread the word about your business, check out this blog post of mine —

    And, Nanette, thanks for leaving this comment — I very much appreciate it.

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