Many of the folks here in the US are celebrating Independence Day this long weekend. Fun, sun, beach, BBQ’s, fireworks, friends, family … My question is; How many people are truly celebrating INDEPENDENCE? FREEDOM? LIBERATION? or simply just a few days away from their boss, their job, the daily grind? And I am sure you are wondering what this has to do with being an MLM Blogger, right? Read on!
A Really Skinned Down Independence Day Refresher
In June 1776, the leaders of the American Revolution sat down to draw up the Declaration of independence. Those were rough times. The 13 original colonies were fighting for their freedom from England and her taxation without representation policies. Two of the most well known signers of the Declaration of Independence were Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. They presented the final draft of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It was on that day, the 13 colonies declared their independence from England and spoke a new nation into existence.
Was it easy for the new nation to maintain her freedom? Hardly. There ensued 8 years of of war, bloodshed, death, intense hardship; culminating in the British formally abandoning any claim to the US by signing the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During those long hard 8 years, the citizens of the 13 colonies stuck together, unified by certain truths
“that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”
These folks were prepared to give everything they possessed, including their lives, and many of them did that, so that they, their families and their country could be FREE and INDEPENDENT, to have a say and control over how their lives were going to be lived. By their very acts, generations of Americans have been able to live freely and independently. This lifestyle has gone on to inspire and ignite the possibility of freedom and autonomy for people in every corner of the world. Freedom is not free. It comes with a price and we should all cherish and be grateful for what we have. America is VERY a special country. And I love and honor her and all of the people that live here!
Let’s Take A Walk Together Down Main Street USA July 4, 2010
Lots of Main Streets all over the US are all gussied up for the 4th. Red, white and blue EVERYWHERE. If you take the time to look behind the banners and streamers, you will see lots of Mom and Pop shops boarded up and closed for business. Take the time to listen to the side conversations that people are having in between the music. You will hear words of FEAR and DESPERATION. You can see the stress that working 80, 90, 100+ hours a week is having on lots of folks, good folks. People are ANGRY and with good reason. The AMERICAN DREAM that our forefathers spoke into being all those many years ago is vaporizing right before everyone’s eyes.
“People don’t wake up and consciously decide to live little, weak, angry lives. They don’t decide to live a life of work-to-pay bills and be sad. THAT takes YEARS of trial and error!”
Your MLM Blog Is Your Internet Water-Cooler On The Freedom Trail
Have you ever worked anywhere that has a water-cooler? I have. Water-coolers are the working world’s social equivalent of a mini cocktail party. People go to the water-cooler to hang out and chit chat enjoying a quick ten minute respite from the phones, the boss, the inbox … whatever. They catch up with their peers and get all the juicy news. It usually is a lower stress point in the day. What happens when people start ratcheting up the stress level at the water cooler? Most folks will just turn around and walk right back to whatever stress filled situation they left to catch a break from for a couple of minutes.
Is your MLM Blog a fun water-cooler to be hanging out around? Or, is it one of those really high pressure places that just makes people want to go back to their own misery and not even consider the possible FREEDOM you could offer them if only they could relax enough to read what you have to say? What if you could create an environment with your blog that was so much fun and served people so well that even those frightened, angry and confused people calmed down and truly engaged with you while reading your information. What if you were able to HELP people see something outside of their current reality and they started dreaming again?
There is always a price for FREEDOM. YOUR freedom and mine depends on how many other people we serve well while they choose to travel along with us on the Freedom Trail. We really do have to go the extra mile. We really do have to OVER-DELIVER on the “How can I best serve you today” part. People remember those kind of things. When we make life better for them, we get “credit” deposited in our Freedom Fighter Account. We also get a whole lot of know, like and trust points from those people. And the more of those that we have, the easier it becomes for those people to naturally follow and partner with us in whichever direction we go.
Take a look at what happened to England when she did not treat the Colonists as anything other than a revenue source. England did not listen, she did not respect and she did not serve the Colonists. She only demanded from them. And they resisted her mightily. The Colonists were prepared to DIE for the right to be FREE from England’s unfair treatment. England REPELLED the source of a significant portion of her income, while America was attracting more and more FREEDOM FIGHTERS. America opened her arms wide and said to the world,
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
And they came … they are still coming !!
That’s how our MLM blogs should make people feel; safe, protected, comfortable and valued. Alexa rankings are great. SEO is important. Keywords are very important as well. But, the most critical thing about your mlm blog is HOW you make other people feel when they read what you write and how well they are served by the information you give them !!
Hope that you have received some AWESOME value from this post !!
I wish you and yours a FANTASTIC 4th of July ~ INDEPENDENCE ROCKS
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About The Author –
Rose Mis is the author of “Dead Blogs Don’t Lie ~ 7 Secrets To A Wildly Popular High Traffic Blog”. She is also the Executive Chef (aka Chief Cook and Bottle Washer 😉 ) of the Attraction Marketing Training Kitchen. You are invited to stop by the Kitchen anytime you have any questions about blogging and marketing YOU with your blog !