8 Reasons Why I Never Take My Blog For Granted

There are numerous people who take their blogs for granted (I am proud to admit, that I am not one of those people).

When one has been blogging for as long as I have (twelve years), they make it a priority of theirs to fill their blog with valuable content on a consistent basis.

Today, I am going to tell you the reasons why I do not take my blog for granted (Hopefully, it will inspire you to do the same).

1.) Updating My Blog With Fresh Content Is A Form Of Self-Discipline For Me

Dear friend, updating one’s blog in a consistent manner requires a lot of discipline (It has become second nature due to the fact, that I have drilled myself into publishing content consistently).

Also, it is a well-known fact, that habits are formed by doing certain actions on a regular basis.

Brian Tracy’s, 7 Steps to Developing a New Habit, is a must-read for those people who would like to know how to go about developing a habit.

So, it is possible for almost any blogger on the face of the Earth, to develop the habit of publishing content on their blog in a consistent manner.

2.) I Am In Love With Blogging

Yes, it is true about me being in love with blogging.

As a matter of fact, I cannot imagine myself neglecting my blog.

I am always creating draft-copies for my blog posts in my spare time.

Also, I would not waste my time doing something that I hate.

People who are in love with blogging seldom neglect their blogs.

Are you in love with blogging?

3.) I View Myself As An Exemplary Blogger

I believe in practicing what I preach.

Therefore, if I have stated to others the importance of publishing content on their blogs consistently, I need to do the same — it is imperative that I set an example.

If I am unable to set a positive example, I should leave blogging alone and get involved in politics because a lot of politicians have a high track record of saying things and doing things contrary to what they said (Unfortunately, only a small percentage of them can actually walk-the-talk).

Besides, exemplary bloggers are known to keep their word.

4.) My Followers Expect To See New Content From Me On A Regular Basis

For the record, I am grateful for the followers that I have and I intend on keeping them happy by adding new content to my blog in a consistent manner.

Also, it is nice to see that there are people who are deeply appreciative of the types of blog posts that I publish on Renard’s World.

I want all bloggers to know, that if they fail to keep their followers satisfied, they will unfollow their blog and go elsewhere (These days, there are lots of blogs competing for the attention of readers).

So, never take that blog of yours for granted; show interest in it by publishing high-quality blog posts on a regular basis (Your followers will appreciate that sort of thing).

Do your followers see new content from you on a regular basis?

5.) My Blog Is A Digital Space For My Self-Expression

Most personal bloggers on WordPress (and most of the personal bloggers that blog on other blogging platforms) will agree that their blog is a digital space for their self-expression.

In my case, my blog is the medium that I utilize for the following purposes:

  • To share my thoughts with my viewing audience.
  • To share what I have learned about blogging.
  • To share my genuine love for Linux.

Blogging is a wonderful way to express oneself via the internet.

It is hard for a person to neglect their blog when it is used as a medium for their self-expression.

6.) I Enjoy Responding To Comments

Those of you who have been following Renard’s World for quite some time would know that I enjoy responding to comments.

There are bloggers who wished that their blog could receive a large influx of comments (It is a known fact, that not all blogs are fortunate in the area of receiving comments).

It does not take a rocket scientist to let you know that people like it when you respond to their comments.

Also, comments open the proverbial doorway for:

  • Finding out what the reader thought about your blog post.
  • Creating friendships with other bloggers from around the world.
  • Acquiring a solution to a problem that you published in the form of a blog post.
  • Knowing the types of blog posts that your readers are interested in.

If a blogger neglects their blog, they will end up missing out on the various opportunities that were mentioned above.

Do you enjoy responding to comments?

7.) My Blog Lets Me Know What My Strengths And My Weaknesses Are

One may never think for one moment, that working on their blog post has the potential to highlight their strengths and their weaknesses.

In my case, I do well in the area of writing; it is one of my strengths.

However, proofreading was something that I needed to pay extra attention to; it was one of my weaknesses (I had to learn how to proofread the draft-copies of my blog posts in a highly effective manner).

The truth is that there is more to proofreading than meets the eye.

Kaelyn Barron’s article, How to Proofread: Tips for a Cleaner Draft, goes into full detail on how to proofread our work.

In regards to blogging, do you know what your strengths and your weaknesses are?

8.) I Have A Team Of Contributors

If you have been following Renard’s World for some time, you would have noticed the presence of guest posts; for example, you would have seen some wonderful work by:

I highlighted those three people because they are the ones who have contributed guest posts on a regular basis.

For the record, the team of contributors is a larger one and some of those people only wanted to highlight their work once or a few times (Which is something that I am absolutely fine with).

What does this have to do with me not neglecting my blog?

Oh, a lot!

Because my contributors can only add their guest posts for review in my WordPress Editor; they cannot publish any of their own guest posts.

If all of that appeared somewhat confusing to you, an article from the WordPress Support Team; the one that is entitled, Invite People to Your Site, goes into full detail on the list of user roles.

Anyway, I am a stickler for formatting.

And, whenever a guest post is done via the Classic Block or the WordPress Mobile App, I have to reformat it via the Gutenberg Editor (Which is commonly referred to as, “The Block Editor” by the kind folks at WordPress).

Ironically, things do not always go as planned when some of those guest posts are converted into Blocks and when formatting issues arise, I am left with no choice but to format the guest post from scratch.

So, my friend, it is impossible to neglect my blog and do all of those things at the same time.

Wrapping Up

Taking my blog for granted is not an option.

You also became aware of my reasons for not neglecting my blog.

If you happen to be one of the bloggers who never neglect their blog, I would like to know your reason (or reasons) for being fully committed to your blog via my blog’s comment section.

And, thank you for reading!

112 thoughts on “8 Reasons Why I Never Take My Blog For Granted

  1. Great points, Renard! I think we’ve been in the blogging game about the same length of time. I pay very close attention to my photoblog, and the many businesses and spam accounts that attempt to follow each day.

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  2. Good bits to take away. Although this is aimed at people looking to take blogging as a full-time job. For my me I just love being able to get viewpoints out there, get things off my chest, share insights.

    The only criticism is ‘self-discipline’. It’s important you shouldn’t view it as a chore. That word ‘self-discpline’ makes everything a chore. I get where you’re coming from, making something a habit rather than treating your brain like a stubborn bull. I’ll look into the book referenced.

    Thanks again.

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  3. I appreciate this post. I think it’s important to stay present on your blog. I am still finding my way in this area. I too love writing, sharing thoughts, and connecting with others. It brings lots of joy and provides a creative outlet. Thank you for this post your thoughts, and the resources within your post.

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  4. Thank you for the tips! The more I blog, the more it’s about self expression. It’s an outlet for frustration in this world we find ourselves in in 2020 and a means to educate, all under the wellness umbrella.

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    1. Let him spam, Shanessa. Just don’t react, don’t do nothing. Spammers are often attention seekers. Once he notices he spams into a void, shouting into empty rooms, he’ll lose interest and removes himself.

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  5. Glad to know you love blogging as much as I do! For me, my main reason has always been my love of movies. I can watch them without a blog to think about, but my blog has encouraged me to seek out so many great films I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. That’s why I don’t take it for granted.

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  6. “I have stated to others the importance of publishing content on their blogs consistently”

    Yes yes yes!

    Consistency is really the most important part of any blog. It’s not so bad not to blog for a day or two … once your blog is established. You readers know there will be new content soon. And an apology. 😉 But if you’re a once-a-week blogger it’s a must to stick to your schedule! In today’s fast-living, fast-forgetting online world you and your blog will be forgotten soon as well if you don’t deliver.

    I have a fairly well-established blog but no mistake, if I stop publishing there will be no-one crying a simple tear over my demise. I’ll be forgotten already after a few days. 😦

    Golden Protip: Get co-bloggers on board! People who can and will fill your blog with content while you’re on vacation far outside of wifi connections and can’t blog. Make it useful for them to use your blog, not just a task. 2 of my friends post weekly race results in my blog.They bring in additional readers, widen the blog’s field of interest and making it more valuable for the readers overall. I made both of them editors so they can run the blog completely self-sufficient, even if I get run over by a bus tomorrow.

    Win win win! 🙂

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    1. 🙂 The idea is a good one, Orca. However, I am a stickler for formatting; I like to have the final say on that one. I would lose my mind if I saw someone published a blog post on my blog that was not formatted properly.

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      1. Haha, it’s their names showing above the article, so I always have a good excuse. Far as I know we’re all responsible adults, I’m not a kindergarten teacher so I just trust they’re doing their individual best.
        And I’m not the most consistant formatter neither. 🙂
        Also we’re two Germans and one Brazilian, blogging in English, so perfection is something else anyways.

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  7. I really feel your passion for blogging, it inspires me. I neglected my blog initially but now I love having it there to turn to when I need to share something. I enjoy all your tips. Hope you are well 🙂

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  8. I consider you an excellent source to consult about blogging wisdom, procedure, manner, etc. I would never be able to write often on that subject. Sort of narrow in content. You have probably read me enough to know I go any direction. 😀

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  9. I am inlove with blogging, and I love connecting with people too (like you). And even if sometimes it gets hard, I still would miss writuming very much. I haven’t had an idea regarding what did the roles mean here on wordpress so I will definitely check that article. 😂😂 Thanks for this, Renard, it’s connecting with people like you that I really miss. I hope you’re doing okay! 😊🌻

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  10. Before blogging I took time whenever an interesting thought or phrase hit me, or if I noticed something that sparked my imagination to pen it down as I saw it… or alter that vision into some fantasy environment. And since I wasn’t successful enough to sell my own short stories or poems, I discovered that blogging was at least a way to share with others with possibly similar interests, who might at least read my works and share with me their own creations– be it poetry, personal subjects, photos, or artwork. I love the blog world.
    Art

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  11. An excellent post, Renard, and you are an excellent role model in the blogosphere. I feel not taking our blogs for granted is a matter of pride. Thank you for the mention, my friend.

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  12. I don’t get a lot of traffic, but I do enjoy writing and I enjoy being creative so I post daily. I think the last three 3 years after been my strongest but I did start blogging in 2006.
    I really enjoyed this post, it gave me a few great ideas.
    Anita Marie

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    1. 😮 Wow! You have been blogging two years earlier than I (You deserve a standing ovation, Anita Marie).

      I do hope that the ideas that were presented in this post enhance your blogging.

      Do enjoy the rest of your day!

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  13. I agree!! Blogging has definitely become my outlet to express myself and share my views. Being a new blogger, I struggle with blogging regularly. I have so many projects going on right now, I tend to neglect my blog. Your post put things in perspective for me. I will commit to blogging more often. Thanks for sharing❤️

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  14. I really enjoyed reading this post, Renard. The insights you share connect with me, as I am sure they do with the rest of those who love to blog. I agree that practicing what you preach is important when doling out advice. Great post!

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  15. Wow, your work is so amazing and professional. I really liked your points on blogging… Self discipline and doing things one likes is necessary. It is really rare to find a perfectly written blog like yours.🙂💕❤😇😁

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  16. Interesting post. I actually am returning to writing blogs again after stopping over 10 years ago… seriously missed it. I’m going to do better, and not abandon it again. As I am rediscovering myself I realized that this was one thing I missed the most. Your post helped motivate me thank you 😁

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  17. Thanx for the insights. I just started mine, I have no idea what I’m doing but there I go. Helpful points to start mine up. Although I’m just looking forward to making mine a hobby for my mental health and just thought releasing more than anything else.

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