Truthfully speaking, blogging is not for everyone.
However, blogging is ideal for people who want to have a personal blog of their own and those who want to blog at a professional level.
You are probably thinking, “Since blogging is ideal for people who want to venture into the area of personal and professional blogging, why is it that it is not suited for everyone?”
Dear friend, blogging is not suited for everyone because it involves a lot of hard work and not everyone is truly willing to do all of the hard work that blogging requires!
Anyone who says to you, “There is no hard work involved in blogging,” is a hardcore liar.
So, without further ado, let us find out the true nature of this hard work ― the type of work that makes a lot of bloggers think twice about blogging.
You Will Need To Be Highly Creative
Being highly creative helps a lot when it comes to blogging; for example:
- Bloggers who are into arts and crafts will need to produce new arts and crafts posts on a regular basis.
- Bloggers who are into photography will have to publish photography-related blog posts regularly.
- Bloggers who are into cooking and baking will need to publish new recipes on their blogs on a regular basis.
- Bloggers who are into writing will have to publish articles on their blogs regularly.
Unfortunately, some people’s creativity tends to come at a complete standstill (That is a bad thing because it makes those people feel bad for being unable to come up with new ideas for their blog).
For the record, constant brainstorming can help a blogger to come up with new ideas for their blog posts.
Also, burnout happens to be one of the main reasons for a blogger’s lost creativity.
I highly suggest that you blog in moderation and that you go on a hiatus whenever you need to replenish your creative energies.
Being highly creative is one of the prerequisites for great blogging.
You Will Need To Interact With Your Fellow Bloggers
I love interacting with my fellow bloggers (Where I am concerned, it is the easiest part of blogging).
However, interacting with your fellow bloggers requires being skilled in the area of time management.
In addition to publishing your own blog posts, you will need to find the time to:
- Read the blog posts that your fellow bloggers published on their blogs.
- Leave valuable comments in the comments section of your fellow bloggers’ blogs.
- Press the Like button underneath the blogs that you genuinely enjoyed from your fellow bloggers.
One should always remember, that they are part of a blogging community and what goes around, certainly comes around.
Those things that I mentioned are probably easy for you.
And, believe it or not, there are bloggers who find it rather difficult to find the time to interact with other bloggers.
You Will Need To Be The Type Of Person Who Does Not Give Up Easily
One should not venture into blogging if they are the type of person that gives up easily.
Because their desired blogging results will not show up overnight.
All successful bloggers (whether they be personal or professional bloggers) are aware of the following facts:
- It takes a while to build an audience.
- It is foolish to expect to become a self-made millionaire in a short space of time (This applies to those people who have monetized their blogs).
- It takes a while for one’s blog to receive their first comment.
- It takes a while for one’s blog to acquire a large quantity of likes.
It is a sad fact, that there are people who give up blogging when they do not see the desired results.
Some people have abandoned their blogs in the short timeframe of three weeks (It is a pity that they did not stay long enough to witness people from all over the world interacting with their blog via their blog’s comments section).
Please promise me that you would be one of those bloggers who would not give up on their blog easily.
The truth is that I am very eager for you to do well in the area of blogging.
You Will Need To Have A Very High Level Of Discipline
It is no big secret, that a lot of successful bloggers possess a very high level of discipline; they are the ones who:
- Make it a priority of theirs to find the time to write.
- Always proofread their blog posts before pressing the publish button.
- Publish blog posts in a consistent manner.
- Learn everything that they can about blogging.
Sadly, there are a large number of bloggers in the blogosphere that lack self-discipline; they will never do well in the area of blogging.
Do you have a very high level of discipline?
I truly hope that you do because your blog is going to suffer greatly if you do not have a high level of discipline.
You Will Need To Have A Bit Of Technical Knowledge
Having a bit of technical knowledge is mandatory.
Dear friend, something as simple as reducing the file size of your photos before uploading them to your blog will help to prevent you from running out of valuable storage space.
And, having an understanding of the way in which search engine optimization works, can help the blog of a professional blogger to perform better in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages.
So, never shy away from learning the technical aspects of blogging (It will come in handy).
Blogging is right for those people who:
- Are highly creative.
- Are willing to interact with their fellow bloggers.
- Are not in the habit of giving up easily.
- Have a very high level of discipline.
- Are willing to acquire a bit of technical knowledge in the area of blogging.
Do you possess any of the qualities that were mentioned above?
If you have said, “Yes,” blogging is certainly for you, my friend.
If you have none of the qualities that were mentioned above, you can develop them or you can forget about getting yourself involved in blogging.