Success does not come overnight, there is no shortcut unfortunately. When I first started blogging I had the goal of collaborating with some stationery brands, for me working with brands I saw leading to a successful blog. A couple of years later and I am now being invited to events and working with some well known brands.
I still have a long way to go, I see so many talented bloggers online who blog full time and they motivate me to push harder and work harder.
There are some habits that if implemented can help you feel and become more successful. I am sharing 6 habits that successful bloggers practise. If you wanting to develop and grow your blog, these habits are a great place to start and a great mindset to have to strive for success.
#1 They are consistent
They are posting regularly on their blog and social media platforms. Sharing quality content over quantity. Being consistent then allows the audience to see the bloggers content on their feed frequently and can follow the blog posts.
#2 They believe in themselves
To be successful they must believe that they can achieve whatever they put their minds too. They must have that belief and that confidence in their content to be successful on their blogging journey. Without that thought process they are not going to be motivated to chase their goals. Brands want to work with bloggers who have a passion for their blog and it is important that is shown in a bloggers writing and attitude.
#3 They never give up!
No matter what happens or what obstacles they believe are in their way, they push forward. All successful bloggers and people in life will have be turned down for a job proposal or an opportunity, but it is about being in that mindset of trying until they make it. I haven’t always had yes to answers to blogging opportunities I have reached out for, but I keep going and gather experience.
#4 They practise patience
Having a successful blog does not come overnight and full time bloggers sometimes have worked for years on their business. It can be challenging but be patient is something a lot of bloggers have learned. It can be difficult if bloggers see others online being successful. However, all bloggers started from scratch. There is no quick fix for becoming successful as a blogger.
#5 They listen and engage with their audience
Bloggers are successful because of the audience they build. Bloggers need a following and have people reading their content, but they can only do that if they are listening and engaging with that audience. Replying to comments, returning comments and putting content out there that is helpful/they have asked for. People reading their blog helps for it to become effective, so engagement is key! Who wants to support a blogger who ignores their audience, I wouldn’t!
#6 They treat their blog like a business
Treating a blog like a business is a great start for any blogger. Successful bloggers always keep in their mind that every time they tweet or communicate to someone on social media or a brand, that they are representing their brand/business. Over course they show their personalities through their social media, but there is always a degree of professionalism.
Blogging has definitely taught me so much and continues to do so. My passion is writing and it has made me work harder to reach my goals.
There are so many varying degrees of successful and success means different things to different people. You have to identify what being successful will look like and mean to you and strive for that!
What does being successful mean to you? What is your number 1 tip for building a successful blog? I’d love to hear in the comments.