When blogging, as a hobby, turns into your passion, it is better to understand that you must be able to keep going and doing it. As discussed in my previous posts, blogging is costly and time-consuming. Sometimes, your driving force may die down from many different reasons along the way.
As a blogger for more than 10 years now, I have no excuse to encounter such things. On the positive note of things, I am always looking for ways that every time I experience failure in what I love to do, I bear in mind that I must get up and try again (well, probably look for another technique and improvise ways to better myself with it).
Simple Ways On How To Achieve Success On Blogging
Here are some of the simple-to-remember ways on how I was able to achieve a little pinch of success on my blogging. It is fitting to share these with you because why not.
Set Realistic Goals And Expectations
Meet with your fellow bloggers to discuss your work plan. What specific skills and competencies do you need to acquire and demonstrate to be able to achieve success in blogging? What workshops and seminars are available that you can attend? Keep track of your progress and arrange to meet with your fellow bloggers regularly. Share your interests and ideas. Communicate your struggles early.
Maintain A “Can Do” Attitude
Show your eagerness to learn new things by welcoming new skill sets to learn. Understand that in blogging, even though we always say that grammar is secondary, engage in a wide range of activities to enhance your skills and efficiency. Do a research online on how to do self-study to achieve blogging success.
You can also learn photography or creative writing to level up your content and try to learn them with enthusiasm. Seek more opportunities to learn new things or improve current skills when appropriate.
Perform To The Best Of Your Ability
Be sure you understand your purpose why you are blogging in the first place. Set deadlines for your blog posts when to publish them online. You can always attain to cope up with your backlogs if you create a timeline for your blogging and put deadlines to your work. If you need assistance, ask. You can ask your blogger friends to check and recheck your work for your before hitting that “Publish” button. After publishing, you can ask for feedback and accept criticism positively.
Be Respectful And Supportive Of Your Fellow Bloggers
If you are that new person in the blogosphere, you can learn from every blogger you are acquainted, regardless of how long they have been blogging. Show them that you value their opinion and years of experience.
Your ability to work well with others is key to your success in blogging. Create a small group of bloggers with members you can meet on a regular basis to have some cup of coffee or group sharing. Make them a member of your team. It’s good that you also share what you have learned so far and always be open for ideas from them. Understand how your skills beneficial for them, and theirs for you.
Be Flexible To Reach Blogging Success
You may be near the end of a deadline when you are bound to write for another blog post. Be always aware that priorities change and in contrary, consistency is key. Your willingness and ability to switch gears easily are required for your success in blogging. Your fellow bloggers will help you if you are willing to ask help from them.
Identify A Mentor
A mentor, in blogging, may need to identify your own. Personally, I have different mentors on different skills set. This is often an author who I don’t personally know in person, a respected professional in the blogging field, or someone who would like to take a personal interest in your development as a blogger. I also have a small circle of friends who blog who I trust my mistakes and challenges. And I am open to their criticism and ideas.
With a mentor, you will be free to ask advice about your blogging decisions.
Document Your Success
Record assignments, meetups with friends, and achievements. Keep copies of evaluations and samples of your work, photos of your events and roundtable discussions. These things will encourage you to keep on going because you know you have a lot of friends to help you. You wouldn’t know that if you ran out of topics to write up, that random coffee break with another blogger can be an interesting blog post to publish.
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Blogging can be challenging. However, if you are going to plan on how to do it to be able to achieve success, it can be fun and fulfilling.
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