What is a Successful Blog?
A successful blog means different things to different bloggers. There was a time when my traffic was very good, but now my traffic has dropped below that very good mark. Does this mean that my blog is not successful? Nope!
My blog is still successful even with a decrease in traffic, comments and Alexa ranking. However, there is still one thing that I make priority. My number one priority is writing articles that are helpful, beneficial and valuable to anyone who lands on this blog.
I accepted guest posts on this blog to sometimes fill the void of not posting every day, but the quantity of articles is not an indicator of success. It is the quality of those articles that are indicators of success. These days, I do not accept guest posts to fill voids, I accept them only if they provide value to the reader and of course, if I have networked with the blogger.
Even with the decreases in major indicators that tell you how well your blog is doing, you must not forget your purpose. Keep the reason why you created your blog in the forefront and you will have a successful blog. Successful blogs, keep on pushing even through the down times.
Posting Every Day Is Not Necessary for Success
Posting every day is good if you can do it, but it is not necessary. If you write most of the content on your blog, you will find it challenging to publish every day.
You could probably post every day, but will those articles be valuable to the reader? Probably not. I am guilty of publishing articles because I wanted to post every day, but I cannot not say that those articles were the most valuable.
The most popular posts that I have ever written and published on this blog were times when I let go. It was those times when I reached deep into my inner writing soul and poured out myself into the article (gave my all). Readers can tell when you write from the heart and also when you are writing fluff.
Focus on writing the best articles that you can that provide the most value to your readers. If you publish one article a week, make that article jump off the page to anyone who reads your post. Do not be afraid of letting your reader see the real you shine through in your articles.
Writing Every Day Has Benefits
Write every day even if you do not publish every day. You do not have to complete the article in one setting. Work on polishing the article and getting it the way you want it. Once your are satisfied with the article, you can schedule it for live view.
There are many benefits that writing daily offers:
- One of those benefits is that it helps you improve your writing skills.
- A second benefit is that you have articles that you can schedule for publishing.
- A third benefit for writing every day is that you have a selection of articles that you can use as guest posts.
- A fourth benefit is that it helps writer’s block.
A blogger is only as successful as he or she thinks. Do not let the number of comments you get, the amount of traffic you have, and your ranking hinder your passion for blogging.
Success does not happen overnight. There are some who are overnight successes, but most people have to put in hard work, time, patience, consistency, and perseverance. Anything worth having is worth your time, especially when you love what you do.
The love for what you do is what will keep you going. Keep that passion flame burning and see where it takes you.
Until next time….
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