Pushing Social Digest: Getting Ready for Your Blog’s Success

Two neighboring farmers worried about their crops.

The planting season started late hampered by unexpected and sometimes freakish weather.  Unexpected frost, hail storms, and the driest season in almost 10 years threatened to destroy their harvest.  Each farmer knew that all they needed was a week’s worth of harvest-saving rain.

One Sunday, the town preacher invited the congregation to bring their needs to the altar.  Both farmers made their way to the front, knelt and pleaded for rain.  Both rose to their feet, hugged their families close and headed home.

However one farmer decided to plant an extra field of late-season crops.  He worked the entire afternoon tilling the soil and planting the seeds.  His three boys helped him prepare the field late into the afternoon skipping their usual Sunday afternoon fishing.

All day, The other farmer watched in confusion.

Why was his neighbor planting a new field?  Didn’t he have enough problems?  Their current crops were in danger so why was he taking the risk?  Curiosity won out and he decided to pay his neighbor a visit.  Sitting together on the neighbor’s front porch, the farmer asked his friend, “Why in heck did you plant a new field today?”

His friend looked off into the distance and said “Well, we prayed for rain this morning.”

“Sure, we did – but what does that have to do with planting a new field?”

“Well” the farmer said as he coaxed his sore back and legs from his porch rocking chair,  “I believe that if you have faith then you better prepare for rain.”

How Are You Preparing For Success?

I’m reminded that wishing for success is different than planning for success.  If you want your blog to success you need to prepare for rain.  Do the little things that matter.

Tell me, what did you do this week to prepare for rain?  Please share, your story will inspire others.

P.S.  One thing that you need to do is to start building a relationship with your readers with email.  However, I’ve heard that setting up an email opt-in form is a pain in the butt.  Here’s how I can help.

{Thanks to  h.koppdelaney for the image}

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Stan Smith is the Managing Director of Pushing Social a content marketing consultancy for aggressive, results-focused organizations.

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