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Are you a blogger? If so, then do you actually have what it takes to be a successful blogger? To be a blogger one must posses the ultimate necessities that I have outlined in this blog post to succeed in the blogging world. Blogging is not for everyone and the necessities that I have covered in this blog post are the things that set successful, driven and happy bloggers apart from those bloggers who typically fall flat upon their bottoms in blogging disdain. Let’s begin to explore the must-have qualities of a blogger who is looking for success (traffic, interaction, a high blogger morale, and an income from blogging) with his or her blog.
- Thick Skin – To be a blogger, you must have extremely thick skin because you are publishing your ideas to the Internet where there will definitely be millions of people who won’t like what you have to say. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is. Some people will even take their dislike for your content or you even further by leaving negative and hurtful comments on all of your blog posts, videos, etc. The people who engage in persistent, negative behavior in the form of comments, emails, etc. are known as trolls. Basically, as a blogger (and especially one who’s uber-popular) you have to be apathetic about others’ distaste for your blogging and entrepreneurial efforts. As the saying goes, haters are gonna hate.
- Patience – Although blogging is an Internet thing and things on the Internet happen extremely quickly, it still takes time to grow your blog’s readership. Nothing happens fast when you are building a Web site or a blog that will be a long-term Internet endeavor for you. Patience is of the essence when building all things that are great.
- Purpose – Us bloggers have to have a purpose for writing content each day because it is really easy for us to get off track. You have to give yourself a reason for writing each day. My primary reason for publishing to my blog each day is that I just love writing in general. I’ve always liked to write, even as a young kid. The second reason I write is to give others good content to read and I’m sometimes write to entertain others. Thirdly, I blog to meet new people online and engage in conversations with them. All those things are the reasons I make it my duty to write a post every day.
- Persistence - Readers absolutely love it when they stumble upon a blogger who is persistent with how often he or she posts. No one likes to stumble upon a good blog, subscribe to that blog, then feel like the author of the blog has abandoned them because he or she hasn’t posted in ages. Persistence is an absolute commodity in the blogosphere.
- Passion – If you’re a blogger, then having a passion for your blog is a huge must-have. If there is no passion for what you do as a blogger, then you will be very vulnerable to quitting blogging altogether when things don’t go well for you in your journey as a blogger. Whether it’s not getting the traffic you desire to have, having technical difficulties, not yet being in a position to be compensated for your blogging efforts, etc. Your purpose and passion for blogging must be the two things that will help your blogging career soar, even though there may be times where you may start to feel like blogging is not worth your energy and time.
- Be Sociable – Lastly, a blogger who wants to get their content read and get people subscribing to their blog has to be social. Insular blogging will not get any blogger who wants to blog for success very far in the blogosphere. Blogging is not about publishing a lot of good content to your blog and expecting people to automatically come to your blog and subscribe to it. Sadly, I did insular blogging awhile ago and it was no fun experience at all. My path of insular blogging lead me to getting hardly any traffic and a low blog-esteem (yes, I did just create a word), so I just quit blogging because I was hardly getting any results from my blogging efforts. Later, I realized that I had to interact with other bloggers if I were ever going to get anywhere in my blogging career. I started using reddit (an amazing social bookmarking Web site) a lot to promote my posts (and that is still where most of my traffic comes from), commenting on others’ blogs, Blog Engage, Blog Interact, and Blog Catalog to be the sociable blogger that I needed to be to generate success for my blog. After getting myself out there a bit, I started getting Facebook likes, getting added to circles on Google Plus, and I started receiving blog comments. I’ll admit that I still have a very small hand of readers, but there is not a day where I do not see growth in my blog and that is huge for me. Being sociable is a blogger’s must.
A blogger who has the six traits above will definitely succeed in their blogging career. Most important, building a successful blog with lots of feed subscriptions, Facebook likes, Google Plus followers, Twitter followers, etc. just naturally takes time for most of us, so don’t try to rush it because you will eventually get there. If you have thick skin and the actions of others don’t stress you, are patient with achieving blogging success, have a purpose to fuel your blogging, are persistent in your frequency of posting, passionate about blogging, and you’re sociable in the blogosphere, then you won’t have a difficult time getting the blog you’ve always dreamed about. Remember, time is a virtue.