The greatest Jedi Master of all time Yoda is, thus a kick-ass blogger Yoda would be.
Worry you not, the whole post in Yodish is not. But the Jedi Master Guide to Blogging, it still is.
Read this, and learn to blog like Yoda, you will.
What If A Blogger, Yoda Was?
Well first, looking at the millions of blogs in the blogosphere, Yoda would say:
Begun, the Clone War has.
Second, Yoda would start a personal development blog where people could learn how to get rid their fears and get in tune with the Force, live in harmony with everything around us and that kind of Jedi talk.
Third, -- .. OK, I don't know if Yoda would even blog or would Yoda just showcase the Jedi Council how to do tweet by using the Force, but for this posts sake, let's just assume Yoda would blog...
and here's how I think Yoda would make any blog a success...
1 Create Content, You Must First
Size matters not, ... Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?
By writing great content Yoda would gain an audience who wouldn't judge the blog by it's size. Soon, Yoda's blog would be huge, well, because it would be Yoda's blog, right? Yoda's blog could not be judged by it's size, but what it's made of instead.
Yoda's blog would appear small and humble at start, but that wouldn't be the case for long. Yoda would run the blog as it was huge, thinking no less of the blog. The blog would be filled with great, valuable content from the start.
And this is how you should look at your blog and the blogs you read too, what's in it. That's how all blogs start before they grow an audience and start gaining attraction via social proof, creating great content...
Being a true Jedi Master and mentor, Yoda would look for in helping the readers who visit the blog. Yoda would create valuable content and help the readers.
- Yoda's posts would appeal to the needs and desires of people.
- Yoda would create how-to posts and lists, as those kind of posts are easily digested and highly valued among the readers.
- Yoda would take a specific challenges and problems people have and provide the answers to those with great content.
2 Fear You Must Not
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda would not have fear. Yoda would not think the blog can't make it or that he can't make it work. By facing the fears and banishing them, Yoda would succeed and go on to create the best blog possible and make it a successful one.
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
If you're afraid that you are not good enough, you have to do something about that. You have to recognize the fears you have and face them, banish them.
Our biggest fears are what prevent us the most on making progress and succeeding in anything.
[Luke:] What's in there? [Yoda:] Only what you take with you.
If you find yourself thinking negative thoughts about something before you even start, think why your having those thoughts -- what I am afraid on this? This is how Yoda coaches Luke on his journey to become a Jedi knight.
Look your fear into the eye and make it go away.
3 Impossible, Nothing Is
[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.
Yoda would make a killing with the blog. Yoda would know that he can create a blog that will be a success. He would not have fear of failure, because Yoda would know that he can achieve anything and everything.
Like facing your fears, you have to believe in what your doing. If you believe you will have 100 hundred subscribers more this month, you will. If you believe to make money from your blog you will.
If you think you can't, you won't.
4 Do or Do Not... There Is No Try
Nothing Yoda believes he can do, would happen unless Yoda would take action. And action he would take. Yoda would not think that he'll try this and that. Yoda would do it.
And that's how you can build your own successful blog, business or anything you want, taking action towards the goals you believe in and want to happen.
First you know and believe you can do it (because you know you can do anything if you just do it), then you would make it happen.
Thinking you can't? There must be something you're afraid to do then. Banish it.
Like in life, in blogging, there is not try, only doing.
- Do not try to start a blog, START it.
- Do not think if you should try to write about something, WRITE it.
- Do not try to promote your blog, PROMOTE it.
- Do not try to make money from blogging, MAKE it.
You have the direction, you believe it, you know you can do it -- now start the journey by taking the first step and make it happen.
5 Use The Force
For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.
Yoda would not Jedi mind trick the blog into success, that wouldn't be the right thing to do.
In Star Wars, the Force is the mystical power that makes the Jedis as powerful as they are. On Internet, using the Force is sensing everything around you and making it work for you. This energy Yoda would harness into power.
The Force is everywhere, in the other blogs, other bloggers, social networking sites, search engines and so on. Use them and make them work for you. No Jedi mind tricks, but making the most of what's around.
Remember, the Force is dangerous if used the wrong way, so don't get tempted by the dark side. The Force is to be used for good and that's what Yoda would teach you to do. Trust your feelings.
Much To Learn, You Still Have
Know that you don't know much. Accept that and you will do good. Every day you learn something and you can apply that into what you do.
Believe in yourself, fear not, take action and make things happen for yourself. That's what Yoda would do if Yoda was a blogger...
May the Force be with you.