Never…EVER…Shy Away From Your WordPress Audience

Why I love WordPress…is…because…a lot of the people I follow…and…the people who like my work…are…all…so real.

We connect…in…a very human way.

If you’ve ever clicked like on my post…then…I’ve checked your blog out…head to toe at some point.

If you’ve ever seen me pop up in your notifications…I’m…offering my utmost respect…and…well wishes…for doing what you do.

It inspired me…genuinely…otherwise…I’d have just moved on.

Most people reading this will know how much I enjoy making positive connections on here.

One thing I do hate though…with a passion…is…when…I’ll check an amazing blog out…then…6 months later…they’re…gone.

Deleted…closed down…left behind…given up.

All those words…that…heart…soul…just…thrown away.

So sad.

My message today is simple.

Never…ever…shy away…from your audience.

We all have one somewhere out there in the world.

It may seem like you’re not getting anywhere…but…if you find the ability to connect with the right souls…then…the game rapidly changes.

To truly connect…is…to be yourself…in my opinion.

I can still speak about this topic as a professional…although…this blog only has 400 followers.

That’s because I have the advantage…which…in turn…gives me…the complete disadvantage.

Makes no sense right!?

Well…99% of my audience…isn’t actually on WordPress…and…I don’t do social media…at all.

Only decided to even launch an actual website around a year and a half ago.

This…and…that…are…my only connection to the online world.

I’m not on here to follow rules…follow…conventions…or…to be…Mr popular.

These posts of mine are…simply…entities…I’ve used in front of a plethora of different people…in the flesh…over the last 10 years.

I’ve seen them resonate…singularly…and…in amalgamation…with big groups.

Found a way of turning what I do/what I’ve done in my life…into a blog…to see if people round the world vibed with it all too.

Seems they do.

I’ll never shy away from my audience…no matter the stage I’m at.

There will always be those that will snipe behind your back…that…will…ridicule and put down your efforts…in…anything.

It’s…always going to be part and parcel…of any endeavour.

Worth it though…as…once that true audience is found…in my experience…they’ll…charge right into battle with you.

I have a group of around 15-20 people I work with on a Wednesday night for example.

All different ages…sexes…colours and creeds.

Most of them…have turned up…every single week…through thick and thin…without fail…for like…5 years straight.

Even a couple days before Christmas!

The only reason I keep doing it…is…because they keep coming…and…making it such an amazing night.

When people have your back…they…have your back.

I get a really decent amount of traffic on this site from people searching my name on google…or…clicking through from my website.

I get about…believe me.

As said above…the vast majority who are interacting…don’t have an account on here.

I Only have 400 followers…averaging around 25/30 likes a post.

Many in this modern day…would…say…my…blog…is…a complete failure.

I’m absolutely delighted with it though…to be honest!

Over the moon…buzzing…my tits off.

Already got far more than I ever wanted out of it…and…have had the pleasure of interacting with some truly amazing people along the way.

I write to be heard…yet…it’s not about me becoming WordPress famous…at all.

What I hope people take from me personally is…that…it’s easy to sit down behind a computer screen…and…just…talk it…play…the online game.

I’ve wanted to show…that…I actually walk it…live it…throughout my day to day life.

The words you are reading…are actually me…in real time.

It’s not…and…never will be…an act…for…followers or likes.

My audience…is…my audience…no matter if it’s 4 people…400 people…or…40,000 people.

That’s how I’ve found those subscribers in the first place.

Again…it may not sound a lot…but…considering…I started from zero…and:

  1. I’m often talking about some real shit.
  2. I’m not a blogger…and…I’ve never dedicated more than 5% of my time to it.
  3. I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing
  4. Every single follower has come direct from WordPress alone

I think it’s going alright.

To be still here and have people engage…is…more than good enough for me.

I feel honoured.

If you even get one person take the time to appreciate your mind…then…you’re living…connecting…and…earning more than money could ever provide.

No matter my subscription number…I can hand on heart say…posts like the ones highlighted shortly below…genuinely…put me in the true1% of “Bloggers”out there. (I’m definitely not shy😂)

You are who you surround yourself with…so…if you’re somebody reading my stuff…supporting it…following it…then…so are you…too…otherwise…you couldn’t roll with the things I was saying.

Many will see what I just said about myself as arrogant…which…is deeply saddening to me.

To call that arrogance is the acceptance towards being a carbon copy of everybody else…of…the…voiceless masses.

To think that as arrogance…is…a willingness towards fitting the system…the routine….run of the mill…everyday…normal…regurgitated consensus.

Total refusal…of unique individualism.

Avoidance…of…heart…soul…vibrancy…and…purity.

I’m the only me…you’re…the only…you…in the entire world!

Why would be like anybody else?

So…for the true 1% of bloggers out there…who are actually doing them…connecting with people…putting their true selves…true thoughts…beliefs…and actions…on the line…to be judged and critiqued.

No matter your following…I salute you…I…thank you…for keeping me inspired too.

We’re all in it together…and…the only way to emancipate more voices…is…to connect in respect and prosperity together.

That’s not just the online world…it’s…the same in the communities we all see out of our own front windows.

If you are somebody on here…this Monday…who feels they need a smile…a pick me up…lift…or giggle…then…check out the posts from last month…underneath the clip below.

Hand on heart…they’ll offer a little motivation…positivity…or galvanisation for the day.

As a soft tissue specialist…movement analysts…and elite performance coach…I run my own neuromuscular rehabilitation clinic…“Fixing”…“Broken people.”

I also work in numerous different capacities…with a vast demographic of the general public…all the way up to the highest levels of elite sport…movement and performance.

Gave up a week of work to volunteer my services…to 30/40 young lads…helping to win a cup at the biggest youth tournament in the world.

I believe it’s our job as adults to give back to the youth.

Before I leave you with the posts…I’d like to show you something visual…that backs this message up to the nth degree.

This short clip…is me messing about before the cup semi final.

The lads in the stands didn’t know I could “Ball” this way…and…considering Curtis…who was whipping them passes at me…is so good.

They thought I wouldn’t be able to hang.

Not played football for a long time…but…couldn’t…shy away…from my audience now…could I😛

Have the best day ever my friends ✌️❤️

Blog Posts

NOT MANY POSTS…ARE…GOING TO MAKE YOU SMILE…LIKE THIS WILL TODAY!

DON’T EVER LOSE YOUR VOICE…MAKE…SURE…YOU…NEVER…SHY AWAY…FROM YOUR MOMENTS!

EVERYBODY IS GETTING IN ON THE ACT TOGETHER…LETS…KEEP THESE SMILES GOING ROUND…DON’T STOP!

YOU DIDN’T REALISE I HAD THIS IN MY LOCKER…DID YOU!?

What A Day To Be Alive

Disturb The Paradigm

Yesterday Is Irrelevant…Tomorrow Not Guaranteed.

LEE CLEAVER (Clinic Website)

THE PIONEER OF MOVEMENT

Soft Tissue Specialist – Movement Analyst – Elite Performance Coach

12 thoughts on “Never…EVER…Shy Away From Your WordPress Audience

  1. I agree – I love my WordPress family! I was so sad to read another bloggers “Goodbye” post the other day. In her post she mentioned things have changed – I’m not really sure how she meant, but she tagged two other bloggers that I didn’t have the heart to tell her have left a couple of years ago as well. I hate to see some awesome bloggers go. And happy to connect with the ones that are still here supporting each other. WP bloggers rock!!!! 🙂 Hope you are having an awesome day, Lee!!!!

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    1. Ah no. Yeah…totally…I see them dropping like flies!

      No way…so all 3 had gone?

      It is a hard graft…I do get why people quit…just wish they wouldn’t.

      WP bloggers most definitely rock.

      The more I continue…the more love I receive.

      It’s not about that for me as you know…but it’s still really nice.

      Even if everybody hated me…I’d still be at it 😂😛

      Thank you very much! My day has been an amazing one to be alive.

      11.15 pm in Manchester but I have so much work to write up.

      Notes about bones and joints lol.

      Will be using WordPress to have a break in between.

      Loving life!

      Hope you are having the best evening ever our Robyn ✌️❤️

      WOOOOO!!!!

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    2. Ah no. Yeah…totally…I see them dropping like flies!

      No way…so all 3 had gone?

      It is a hard graft…I do get why people quit…just wish they wouldn’t.

      WP bloggers most definitely rock.

      The more I continue…the more love I receive.

      It’s not about that for me as you know…but it’s still really nice.

      Even if everybody hated me…I’d still be at it 😂😛

      Thank you very much! My day has been an amazing one to be alive.

      11.15 pm in Manchester but I have so much work to write up.

      Notes about bones and joints lol.

      Will be using WordPress to have a break in between.

      Loving life!

      Hope you are having the best evening ever our Robyn ✌️❤️

      WOOOOO!!!!

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  2. Hi Lee!
    I am so glad that you are here and that you continue to be. I completely agree… It is sad when our blog friends disappear especially after all the effort that gets put into writing.
    I also feel sad when people apologize for being away. I know that I do it pretty often myself. A hiatus is different from a disappearance. I think that one of the things I love about blogging is the fact that even if you spend time away (days, weeks, months, years) you can still come back and pick up right where you left off. No need to apologize or feel shame because life happens.
    I so appreciate that you are here and you continue to share you wisdom and inspire us. I guess it is passion that brings us here and some of the best things in life are free.

    ❤ Alana

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    1. Aww thank you as always Alana.

      I’m glad you are here too!

      Lost talent is truly a cruel mistress.

      I never looked at the break side of things.

      Totally agree!

      Yeah it is a lot more human in that sense. Some people will look forward to reading your words no matter how long it’s been.

      Which is an amazing thing!

      I do kind of get the vibe though that WordPress moves very quickly?

      Take too long off and your hard work can be undone?

      What do you think?

      Well I really appreciate that you think it’s wisdom I’m talking…and…that has made my night 😂

      You already know what I think of you…and how much I love keeping up with you.

      It’s most defo passion!

      Couldn’t agree more about the best things in life ✌️❤️

      Hope you’ve had an absolutely amazing day.

      The best day ever!

      👊✊

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      1. Yes, you are right in that sense. WordPress does move quickly. I do think that the lessons I learn in the blogging process are cumulative and a practice. The more you do it the more your skills grow.

        I admire people who keep on creating content. Often times it is HARD to know what to write about. Just like you, I don’t know what I am doing either.

        I have read and seen countless times that in the branding/blogging world it is recommended to figure out your niche and stick with that. I see the benefits to it for sure (it is good that you have your professional website for your fitness/ clients.) It is more focused on a targeted audience. In this wordpress community I love being candid and talking about whateva comes to mind. just as much as I enjoy looking back on the memories.

        Hope you are having a great week!

        ❤ Alana

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      2. The week is going fantastic. Was volunteering with the lads again tonight.

        An hour and a half they had to play…as it was in a cup…and went to injury time @ a 2-2 draw.

        We lost on penalties!

        Lots of injuries and cramping so I had to be on the pitch lots lol.

        Lots of sprinting for me tonight back forth and round a huge pitch!

        Loving life though!

        How’s you today?

        Well considering you don’t know what you’re doing either…you’re doing amazing lol.

        I agree.

        You know…I believe…those that have to find their niche…are doing 1dimensional posts.

        No disrespect to them.

        I agree with being candid.

        Keep em guessing,

        If you know how to speak as a human being…that is your niche!

        Keep doing you!

        Will be checking your new posts out when I get in bed

        ❤️Lee

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      3. It is amazing that you are working with those lads! What an honor to be a part of their lives through this magical time of growth. They will look back on these times so fondly.

        It sounds like you got a workout too with all the running back and forth!

        I used to coach swim team and I loved all the energy. It blows my mind that many of the young kids that I coached have graduated from university and some are even getting married. Time flies!

        My day is going well thanks for asking! I am relieved that September is here. August is usually challenging for me and this August was no exception, but I had to breakdown before the breakthrough.

        Sweet dreams!

        ❤ Alana

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