Do you want to know the secret to becoming a successful blogger? In this post I will outline the three things that successful bloggers do. Follow these steps, and you can become a successful blogger. But, here’s the kicker – if you don’t do just one, you have failed. In order to become a successful blogger, you have to do all three things. That is why I call it the Blog Success Wheel.
What is a successful blogger?
Success means different things to each and every blogger. Do you want to make a full time income from blogging? Or, you don’t care so much about money but you want to build up a large readership? Perhaps you don’t care about either of these things, you just want to carve our your own piece of the web to hang out on. It doesn’t matter what your definition of success is, you just have to know what it is. Otherwise, you are swimming in the sea but you wont know if you are headed in the right direction, or even if you are close to your destination.
The Blog Success Wheel works, no matter what your goals are. Let me go into detail as to what the Blog Success Wheel is all about.
The Blog Success Wheel
The key to the blog success wheel is that it is a wheel. If you don’t do one of the things on the wheel, well, it can no longer turn. It stops turning, and your blog dies.
If you want to be successful at blogging, you have to do all three things on the blog success wheel. Those three things are –
Consistency, Action, Persistence.
The Blog Success Wheel is the first step in any successful blogging journey. You really just have to keep at it (persistence) on a regular basis (consistency) and you have to make sure you are doing something (action).
You don’t have to start with hundreds of blog posts to launch a successful blog. There will always be someone out there that has more blog posts than you. There will always be someone who can post more often then you. It doesn’t matter. What it takes to have a successful blog isn’t to go gung ho at the start and then sit back to reap the rewards.
What all successful bloggers do is to slowly, over a period of time, post by post, build up their blog over time. If you do a little bit at a time, suddenly you will have hundreds of posts and hundreds of visitors leaving hundreds of comments – or more. It, of course, wont actually be “suddenly”, but when you are there it will feel like it, to you and everyone else.
Stop worrying that there are people out there that are so far a head of you. The key is to consistently build up your blog. You have to choose the frequency of your consistency. But know, post by post, comment by comment, you are taking small steps that add up to something awesome over time.
The other way that people let themselves down is that they never take action. They are constantly learning, observing, making plans, but never acting on those plans.
What these actions are depends on what your blogging goals are. Do you want to build a large community, or as Seth Godin calls it, a tribe? Well, then you need to take action and start doing things that attract a tribe to you. Want to make money? Then you need to come up with how you are going to moneytize your blog, implement it, and then start building your sales funnel.
What ever your goals are, don’t just sit there dreaming about the future. Take action and make something happen.
Don’t give up. This journey doesn’t happen over night. In fact, over night successes are usually the result of lots of persistence over a period of time. So keep at it. Don’t stop. Don’t give up. If you stop, you’ll never make it.
What makes so many bloggers give up before they hit the big time?
One thing may be that they don’t blog consistently or they don’t take action – so they don’t see the magic results that they thought were going to happen. So they give up. But not you. I know you are determined.
The only thing that is going to stop you is your fears. What fears do you have that stop you from continuing? Do you have a fear of giving up? Fear of failing? What is stopping you from working at this? Fear is what has held me back in the past. I wasn’t sure that I could do this, that I could make it.
I have been listening to a lot of highly successful people lately and I find it inspiring to hear that they too fear. It makes complete sense. After all, the future is unknown, and as humans we fear the unknown. So, if you are scared, something good is probably about to happen. Find something to help you through it, and just do it!
To Sum Up…
Just do it, do it regularly, and don’t give up.
Complete these three simple steps, and you are already ahead of millions of other blogs out there.
Let me know in the comments what is holding you back from success in your blogging. Is it fear, or something else?