There are those people who plan out what their blog is going to be like before they actually set it up; in their mind’s eye:
- They had an idea of the type of theme that they wanted to use.
- They knew the topic (or the topics) that they were going to publish on their blog.
- They knew the day (or the days) that they were going to publish blog posts on their blog.
One should not be too surprised about those things that I just mentioned, because there are people who are well-skilled in the area of meticulous planning.
On the other hand, there are those people who ventured into blogging without any sort of plan; they are the ones who:
- Created a blog without knowing anything about blogging.
- Had no idea of what type (or types) of blog posts that they were going to publish on their blog.
- Certainly did not know what day (or days) they were going to publish content on their blog.
Everyone is aware of the type of people who do things spontaneously (They simply venture into a project without any sort of preparation).
The funny thing is that despite a blogger planning out (or not planning out) his or her direction for their blog, things do not always go as planned (This can result in the blogger being displeased in the way their blog turned out).
Not Getting The Results That You Want Can Be A Complete Turnoff
People blog for various reasons; such as:
- Gaining a large number of subscribers to their blog.
- Acquiring a large number of Likes on their blog posts.
- Receiving lots of incoming views to their blog.
- To become popular in the blogosphere.
- To pass on what they have learned to others.
- Engaging with their fellow bloggers.
Unfortunately, people do not always get their desired results; which leads to them being dissatisfied with the way their blog turned out.
Ironically, some things take longer to achieve; an example of this is waiting approximately six months (or even a much longer period) for your blog to gain traction in the blogosphere.
As a matter of fact, a former WordPress blogger told me that he had to wait two years for his blog to gain momentum.
There are bloggers who abandoned their blog in the period of two weeks because they thought that they were wasting their time and their energy on blogging.
It is a sad fact, that there are bloggers that expect instantaneous results; they publish their first blog post with the hopes of their blog receiving:
- Hundreds of incoming views.
- A large number of Likes.
- More followers than they could ever dream of.
Hey, if you are not a movie star, a popular fashion model, a sports personality, a musician, a rapper or a singer, your blog will have to grow slowly like the rest of the other blogs here on WordPress (Hmm. So much for instant gratification).
Now, how do you expect to be satisfied with your blog if you give up in a short space of time?
Chances are that you would have been pleased about the way that your blog turned out if you had stuck with it for a much longer period.
You Usually Get Back What You Put Out
Many years ago, a woman complained that no one on WordPress was interacting with her blog; as a result of that, she abandoned her WordPress blog and moved to Blogger.
Now, a person is truly badly off if no one chooses to interact with their blog.
Personal experience has taught me, that if you interact with your fellow bloggers, they will most likely, interact with you.
The truth is that blogging actually involves more than writing a blog post and publishing it on your blog. You are part of a blogging community; therefore, you need to interact with the members of your blogging community.
People who regularly interact with the members of their blogging community, usually enjoy blogging (And, as a result of their positivity, they end up creating the type of content that they and their viewers enjoy).
There is a high probability that you would like the way that your blog turned out if you are having fun with your blog and you enjoy interacting with the members of your blogging community.
Besides, blogging would be extremely boring if you did not interact with any of your fellow bloggers.
Perfectionism Can Work Against You
The perfectionist will not publish a blog post if they view it as being imperfect (This usually results in many blog posts of theirs being discarded or many of their blog posts spending an eternity in the drafts section of their blog).
I will admit that it is always a good idea to proofread your blog posts before you publish them.
However, the truth is that perfection is a myth; it does not exist!
The so-called perfect blog post is a concept that was dreamed up by an overly cautious blogger ― someone who had a strict English teacher in their schooldays.
Unfortunately, the perfectionist is going to be seldom satisfied with their blog, due to the fact, that in their mind’s eye, their content often falls short of their level of perfection.
Being In Love With Blogging Produces Magical Results
When one is in love with blogging, they approach the blogging process in a highly passionate manner. They are eager to:
- Learn all they can about blogging.
- Teach others what they have learned about blogging.
- Encourage others to start a blog of their own.
- Encourage disillusioned bloggers to keep on blogging.
- Support their fellow bloggers.
Bloggers that are in love with blogging can be looked upon as the angels of the blogosphere because they are always exuding lots of positive energy.
There is a high chance of the person that is in love with blogging being satisfied with the way in which their blog turned out.
Blogging About The Things That You Genuinely Like Will Bring You Lots Of Joy
There are people who will choose a niche because it is popular (Unfortunately, a percentage of people do not like their chosen niche).
I will admit, that one’s blog can receive lots of incoming views if it is based on a popular niche.
However, delving deeply into a niche that you have no interest in, is going to feel like the worst case of psychological torture.
Dear friend, there is really no need for you to punish yourself like that.
You can gain a sense of freedom by choosing a niche that you are in harmony with (If you are a personal blogger, you can benefit a lot by simply going nicheless).
In the end, you are not going to be happy with your blog if it is based on a niche that you hate.
Because your blog will make you feel like you sold your soul in exchange for popularity.
Blogging about the things that you like will bring you a sense of happiness, and as an additional perk, it will attract readers who have the same interest as you.
For the record, I am satisfied with the way in which my blog turned out (It is not a proverbial ghost town and I am very grateful for that).
I also enjoy interacting with my fellow bloggers (And, for me, that makes blogging worthwhile).
If you are not satisfied with how things turned out for your blog, you can always make the type of changes that would bring you a deep sense of satisfaction; which can be achieved by:
- Having realistic expectations for your blog.
- Not blogging for the wrong reasons.
- Being fully aware that you are part of a blogging community.
- Falling in love with blogging.
- Blogging about the things that bring you a sense of joy.
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And, most importantly, thank you for reading!