Let’s talk about blogging success. Sometimes blogging success can seem unattainable, especially when you’ve just started out. There always seems so much to do. How do you grow your page views, get more comments, more backlinks? Improve your blog to be slicker and more professional? Your todo list grows by the day, as does your overwhelm.
Of the successful bloggers I know, all of them have 3 things in common. None of these things I’m going to mention are directly related to growing traffic or social media followers. Nor are they about writing the best blog posts or developing awesome speaking skills when broadcasting.
They are traits that they have nurtured and which allow them to be brave, take risks. Traits which have a knock on influence to their networks and blogs. Traits lead to blogging success.
They pick a direction
Successful bloggers have a niche. They assess their options and choose a direction and then they get on with it. They don’t spend months procrastinating; writing about things which might go viral or at least bring in a load of traffic. Or trying to cover all bases and appeal to everyone. They make a decision and then they put all their focus into making it happen. If it works it works, if it doesn’t they reassess and move on to the next idea. They are not scared of failing. Failing is just learning and we can only succeed by learning.
Successful bloggers don’t wait for someone else to tell them which of their ideas might fly. They listen to their audience and come up with new ideas themselves, because they thrive on experimenting and trying new things. There is no perfectionism or procrastination here. They are getting stuff done.
They launch before it’s perfect
Successful bloggers don’t wait for things to be perfect. They don’t set launch deadlines a year in advance; they put deadlines in place that are realistic, but that put pressure on themselves. Then they go for it and make it happen. They take action. Simple.
What’s something you’ve been thinking about that you can accomplish in the next 30 days? Have you been waiting to really launch a new feature on your blog, make an investment in a course, start an online community? All of these things take focus and courage and lots of work, but it’s part of the deal if you want your blog to grow. What are you going to do in the next 30 days?
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