I can honestly say that if it weren’t for the relationships, I would have quit blogging a long time ago.
Writing at all hours, the sharing on social media, and looking for new ways to make content fresh, it’s all worth the effort because of the relationships that have blossomed around the blog.
It doesn’t really matter how long you have been blogging. Your main goal, after writing your thoughts and ideas, should be building lasting relationships with your readers. Without them your blog is just taking up space.
Point of view makes all the difference between success and failure.
Those who are most successful, at some point in their journey, have looked defeat, failure, challenges and insurmountable odds in the face and been able to see past them.
It’s not about ignoring what’s in front of you. It’s about seeing that thing, acknowledging that it exists, and looking beyond it’s current form. It’s about dreaming. It’s about looking for new ways of doing things. It’s about hope.
If you are looking for an audience you need to first stop and ask yourself, “What do I have to say?”
Anyone can start a blog and write about everything under the sun. Some of us have actually tried that, but it didn’t work out in the long run. A successful blogger figures out what she or he has to say and then builds a blog around a handful of topics based on that voice.
Readers will hear that voice and return time after time because they know they can count on your site to bring them consistent content. Here is your task, pay attention to your content and make sure it is coherent and systematic.
Spontaneity is a wonderful quality to have. But not for your blog.
Everyone loves the idea of throwing caution and planning to the wind and letting themselves go, captive only to the currents or the breeze or the next train.
That’s a lovely dream and a fun way to live, for about 6 months. Eventually you wake up one morning and say to yourself, “Self, why am I here and where am I going?”
Your very intuitive self will usually have one of two answers.