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8 Traits to Blog Successfully
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Great bloggers don’t do anything astonishing, they just do it differently. They have made their blogs popular and successful by providing a place where their readers know they will get quality, unique and consistent content.

But writing interesting and highly valuable posts is not enough to become successful. There are many other things to be done for achieving this goal. Website optimization work, usability improvements, keyword research, comment on other blogs, communicating with people in social networks and all forms of traffic generating marketing have to be done on a regular basis.

Who are successful bloggers? Are they extremely talented people who have managed to become skilled experts in certain field of business or just hard workers who are ready to spend a lot of time in front of a computer? I would say a blogger like Darren Rowse does both. He has turned his blog into a successful business, and part of the reason for this is his unbelievable work ethic.

Many of you work full time at a normal job and blog at night and on weekends. No doubts you often feel the pressures of trying to find time to blog in order to keep your dream of one day quitting your job and becoming a full time blogger.

A question many new bloggers ask is it really possible for a new kid on the block to create a blog that can make a huge impact?

Be aware that building a successful blog will never be instant. Any blog consumes a lot of time and effort to become popular and successful . If you’re not blogging on a subject that you have a passion for, you will never turn your blog into a great one, and more than likely you will burn out sooner or later and would have wasted all the time and effort.

When you have a passion and you share your knowledge and experience it is possible to become a successful blogger.  People will read your blog because they like your style and personality, maybe they are able to relate to and learn from your experiences … or simply because they share the same interests as you.

Getting constant streams of visitors is a problem that most website owners regularly face. Adding a variety of online marketing strategies can help to attract visitors and therefore this is a very important part of blogging.

If you want to be a successful blogger, you need to have the right mindset.

Here are eight traits you need to Blog Successfully:

1.)    Passion about your niche and blog is very important, as passion is never-ending. As long as you are passionate about the topic you choose to blog about, you will never run out of things to write about! Once you start discussing the topics you really love, you can definitely go on and on non-stop. If you do not feel the spark and excitement in the topic you have chosen, it is most probably an indication that you are not passionate enough about it. With passion, creativity will flow indefinitely and you will have endless opinions and topics for discussion.

2.)    Commitment shown by blogging on a regular basis and performing all the other necessary tasks even when you don’t see results. The commitment that it takes to write consistent content is huge.  Having the commitment to produce regular content is key.

3.)    Motivation is another important trait you need to have and it provides you with the energy and enthusiasm to blog. Blogging will unleash that motivational power within you. You have this incredible potential trapped inside of you just begging to be let out so let blogging ignite that flame to make it happen

4.)    Honesty is an important trait so there is never a question of your motives and your readers always know what they’re getting. You have to earn the trust of your readers through your posts, opinions, and engagement. Trust is important so never manipulate or hoodwink your readers.

5.)    Networker as you have to be an active participant in the blogosphere. You have to form relationships with other through engagement in social networks, actively participating on other blogs through comments and potentially guest blogging. You have to forge friendships with other bloggers. You cannot exist in a vacuum, you need to build a network for you to grow as a blogger.

6.)    Provide Value through well-written, unique posts. It’s essential that you update your blog with new posts on a regular basis, After all in the world of blogging, content is king. Your posts are the only thing that will make your blog stand out for the millions of others out there and they have to provide value to your readers and keep them coming back.

7.)    Humanity is a crucial trait for a blogger to demonstrate. Share your dreams and your unique way of seeing the world, be authentic. Bring the real you to your writing, let your reader get to know you.

8.)    Determination is essential if you want to succeed at blogging. To improve your blog, increase ranking, attract comments, build traffic takes time, and with it often comes a lot of frustration. If you don’t show determination you will end up quitting when the hurdles come.

What other traits are required to be a successful blogger? Share your views in the comments below.

 

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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.
14 Comments
  1. baldychaz September 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wise words sir, and you definitely lead by example.

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Charles thank you, your comments have always encouraged me

  2. Chris Jennings Penders September 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

    If you’re not blogging on a subject that you have a passion for, you will never turn your blog into a great one, and more than likely you will burn out sooner or later and would have wasted all the time and effort.

    I know this first hand, Larry as I started and stopped two other blogs within the first year of their inceptions. I FINALLY discovered my passion, my love when I started blogging about my faith, my positive attitude and Law of Attraction.

    We’ll see where this leads from here. All I can say is that I’m in love w/writing again; and that’s a beautiful thing.

    Chris

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      I admire you so much here Chris. When we all take those tentative steps into the blogosphere we really don’t know what we are doing. I meet so many who blog, but don’t bring their passions to it. They need to learn from you, don’t be afraid to change, be willing to accept you chose the wrong niche, and be brave to start again. Thank you so much for showing people how you came to find your passions.

  3. Jim brandano September 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Larry..some great tips here I really loved the humanity tip!!! I would have followed your new blog but Networked blogs only allow so many and I have reached my quota, have you thought about adding a google friend gadget?

    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/09/collaboration-with-tameka-mullins.html

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      Jim, i’ve never really got into google friend. But don’t worry every time i post i’ll make sure i shout out to you in our f/b group. I wouldn’t like to be in your shoes, just a few blogs you have to follow in Network blogs lol

  4. lewys davies September 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I couldent agree more with this post i have a passion with what i do and it gives me that motivation to succeed

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Lewys your passion shines through on your blog. I reckon i’ll meet you at the top.

  5. Mary Hudak-Colllins September 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Larry, another wonderful post full of truth. I think that passion has to be first and foremost. If you are not passionate about what you write, then you cannot expect anyone else to get interested in reading. Passion shows through in your words, thoughts, everything. If it’s absent, it will just be blablabla 🙂

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Mary, i’m sure that if i start writing blablabla you will be the first knocking on my messenger and telling me so. Passion and honesty have to be what you put into your blog. I thank you for being there for me and supporting me on my journey. its is an honour to know you, deven if you do put temptation in front of me with some of your wonderful recipes.

  6. Tameka Mullins (Tamstarz) September 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Larry, truer words have never been written. Blogging is a personal and sometimes spiritual activity that you must do with passion and honesty. You hit all of the points here and then some. Nice to see I’m on the right track! Nice piece!

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Tameka you are certainly on the right track. Thnk you so much for your kind encouraging words.

  7. Alpana Jaiswal September 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I truly believe that u are a genuine blogger..and God knows which category I fall into.ing something ..but thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us.

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Alpana i am a genuine blogger and someone who you know wants to make the difference by helping others. You are a talented writer and blogger.

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