Ryan Hanley

author, speaker, marketing geek

Why You Will Never be Successful Blogging

No Bullshit Guide to a Successful Blog

You will never be successful blogging because you care about…



…and strategies.

You will never be successful blogging because you haven’t prepared yourself…

…for success

…for the traffic plateau

…for burnout

…for the monotony

…for writer’s block.

You will never be successful blogging because you aren’t…

…asking questions that encourage comments

…making it easy for readers to share on social media

…prioritizing email subscriptions.

You will never be successful blogging because…

…you believe “going viral” will make you a success

…that blogging success happens in days or months rather than years or a lifetime

…you haven’t educated yourself in the mental game of blogging.

The mental game of blogging is what separates winners from losers | Click to Tweet

Prepare Yourself to be Successful Blogging

I know what you’re saying right now:

“Ryan, you talk about tips, tricks and strategies all the time, what’s this nonsense about?”

You’re right… I do talk about tips, tricks and strategies all the time.  I even started creating video tutorials and posting them on YouTube.  See one of my favorite tutorials below:

Tips, tricks and strategies are important…

…but like all things worth doing there is a mental side to the blogging game.

No Bullshit Guide to a Successful Blog

Those bloggers mentally prepared for the work it takes, no matter what their story, no matter what their niche, no matter what their ultimate goal…

…those are the bloggers that will find what they seek.

Being awesome helps… But it’s often not enough.

I created the No Bullshit Guide to a Successful Blog for one reason… To mentally prepare for the battle of becoming a successful blogger.

The No Bullshit Guide is FREE.

The No Bullshit Guide to a Successful Blog is free because all the tips and tricks and strategies that I talk about mean nothing if aren’t prepared mentally for the Content Warfare you will face as a blogger.

Successful Blogging is about Eyeballs

Content is King… sure.

But great content that no one sees is the Court Jester… Click to Tweet

Interesting to watch for a moment but deep down kinda sad and pathetic.

Tips, tricks and strategies will help get eyeballs on your content.

But things will happen… Things you don’t understand… Strategies that should have work won’t… These tricks won’t get traction…

That is when your mental game kicks in and if you’ve prepared yourself properly successful blogging  is just tweak away…

I want you to achieve the success you desire.

That is why the No Bullshit Guide is Free.

It will help you to prepare yourself by learning the stories of my personal journey (failures and success) building this blog and the blog of my small business.

No fluff… No hype… No hyperbole… No bullshit.

I wish you the best in journey to building a successful blog.

Thank you and Good luck,

I am Ryan Hanley and this is Content Warfare.

About Ryan Hanley

I help make sales easy through content marketing. My work as a marketing strategist, keynote speaker, and Amazon bestseller author will help your business establish authority, attract an audience and grow revenue. Hire me to speak at your next event or grab a copy of my new book, Content Warfare.

  • http://www.stevebaines.biz Steve Baines

    Ryan – LOVE IT! Thanks for cutting to the chase – no bullshit for sure! It is a mental game, and a tough one at that. Thanks for the BOOST! and thanks for the free guide buddy!!

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      Thanks Steve… I’d glad it spoke to you buddy… It’s all about the mental game.

      Be good dude!

  • http://pdflirt.com/ DJ Maak

    Hey Ryan,

    You’re absolutely right. Everyone always talks about the tips and tricks of blogging. Very few ever talk about the mental strategy and the mental toughness you need to have when things don’t go your way. You have to be able to push through that. Successful bloggers make it look easy, but there’s no doubt that have gone through their fair share of trials and tribulations when things didn’t go exactly as planned.

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      DJ, Thanks for stopping by. You’re right that things go wrong all the time but keeping everything in perspective and making sure it gets fixed is very important.

      Ryan H.

  • http://careerist.in/site/home.aspx Puneet

    Thanks for giving free ebook Ryan. What you have said is true. We should be mentally prepared for the blogging battle. No tips and tricks work if you are not mentally prepared. Its my first visit to your site and I am pretty much impressed with you.

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      Thanks Puneet! I’m glad you stopped by.

  • http://readmeloud.com Sandip Bhagat

    Well . Your article is really awesome. I liked your content very much.

  • http://smeh-beautytips.blogspot.co.uk Syeda Mehwish

    Hi Ryan,
    I am new to blogging world and I have to learn alot things to become a successful blogger. I follow your strategies and find your all posts very informative for me. Thanks for the book.

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      No doubt Syeda… Good luck!!

  • http://www.creditdonkey.com Reese

    You completely got me. I hope the ebook is as good as what I have just read here because I just signed up my personal email. I am so excited to read it. Thanks for this!

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley


      I’d love to hear your thoughts when you’re done.


  • http://www.sanjaykhemlani.com/ sanjay

    What can I say, the no-bullshit approach made me sign up! lol. Will read your ebook from cover to cover, hopefully I will be successful in blogging. Thanks!

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley


      When you get done with it let me know what you think…

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://www.internetentrepreneurconnection.com Hector Avellaneda

    Hey Ryan I was this guy when I first started, man! I thought that writing that one post or creating that one video that went viral was going to solve all my problems. I had the lottery mentality at times and I was not prepared with for the process. When I finally accepted that this entrepreneur thing is a process of transforming over time and is not an overnight deal, that’s when I really started to produce.

    Congrats on the book. Nice title! :)

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley


      Perfect comments buddy… When we start we all have “Going Viral” on the brain… I’ve never had a Viral article but over time my traffic has grown and engagement has grown and to certainly some level of success…

      Only the dedicated succeed in this game.


  • http://www.eyern.com Eyern

    I hope your ebook is as good as how good you hyped it up lol. I usually don’t sign up for things but your post was very convincing. Thanks.

  • Chris Nadeau

    Awesome stuff Ryan!

    I want to be a Content Warrior!! :-) So make it 9001.

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      Thanks buddy… You already are!

      Appreciate you stopping by.

  • http://www.guideplease.com Mairaj Pirzada

    Hey Ryan,

    Maybe It’s my first comment on your Awesome blog. Will grab the Guide soon, hope that’ll be making me more Successful (probably)..
    Well, Best of Luck for Blogging Journey, waiting to learn from your failures. But, will read it later, have to work now.

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      Thanks for stopping by Mairaj… Appreciate the comment.

  • http://acquiringman.com Jason Anthony

    I’m liking the no bullshit approach to this post!

    Talk about a call to action – valuable lesson(s) to be learned here, Mr. Hanely. Definitely gotta check out the free guide!

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      Thanks dude… Would love your thoughts on the Guide when you’re done.

  • http://www.blognetworking101.com Jeevan Jacob John

    Agree to all extent 😉

    Blogging is a form of communication, but unlike other types of communication, blogging has lots more to it.

    Successful blogging is about having passion towards creating simply awesome content, delivering it in an awesome way and marketing it to your blogging followers with whom you have a great relationship.

    I have subscribed to the list (going to read the book soon). I will let you what I think of it (I have to say this to be committed to the reading :D).

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley


      I very much look forward to your thoughts on the book… You’re opinions are always honest and straight-forward…

      Thanks so much buddy!


  • http://thesoulofashark.com Alexander Huynh

    Truth! You DA MAN!

  • http://conveyancinginmelbourne.com/ Becca

    Great post Ryan! You have to engage your readers/visitors for maximum exposure but the simplest trick is to provide valuable and quality thing, you need to be more honest and professional to build friendly relationship with your readers for successful blogging.

    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley


      I could not have said it better…

      Thanks for your comments!

      Ryan H.

  • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

    If you happen to get rich quick… That’s great. But you can’t expect it. If you expect you’re setting yourself up for failure.

    Thanks buddy.

  • http://ryzeonline.com Jason “J-Ryze” Fonceca

    I love it, man. This is what Ryze’s is all about. Mind, body, and spirit aligned and focused. Something way beyond tips + tricks.

    No B.S.

    I love it man :)

  • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

    No doubt buddy! Let me know what you think!

  • http://harmsinsurancegroupblog.wordpress.com Nicole


    I’m already signed up for the newsletter, so I wasn’t able to get the new book. Do you have a way for us old-timers to also get the book?


    • http://www.ryanhanley.com Ryan Hanley

      There was a link in today’s email… did you get the email?

      If not I can send it to you directly…

    • http://harmsinsurancegroupblog.wordpress.com Nicole

      Ah. That’s what I get for reading ahead. I clicked through your link on FB before I got the email news with the link.


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