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How To Be Optimistic About Blogging

How To Be Optimistic About Blogging

If your optimism has waned toward your blog, you have come to the right place.

And, why is that so?

Because I will do my best to help you regain your optimism about blogging.

So, read on closely my friend!

Start By Setting Realistic Goals For Yourself

Unfortunately, some bloggers have made unrealistic blogging goals; such as:

  • Wanting to blog every day when they know that a few days a week would be most appropriate for them.
  • Expecting their blogs to gain a huge number of followers in a very short timeframe.
  • Wanting people to like every blog post that they publish.
  • Expecting readers to comment on every blog post that they publish.

If you know that you lack the stamina to publish blog posts daily, blog less (But remain consistent where publishing blog posts on your blog is concerned).

Hey, it is crazy to fathom that you can acquire hundreds of followers overnight (Where followers are concerned, things do not work that way ― you build your followers slowly).

Truthfully, not everyone who visits your blog will like or comment on all of your blog posts (The choice of liking or commenting on your blog posts is solely up to the visitors of your blog).

I would also like to state for the record, that there are people who are silent interactors ― the type of people who simply read what you have posted and do not like or comment on your blog posts (It has nothing to do with them hating or liking your blog posts; that is just their way of doing things online).

So, in regards to blogging, it would be in your best interest to set realistic goals for yourself.

Remain Authentic

Remaining authentic will help you to remain optimistic about blogging because it involves:

  • Blogging about the things that you truly care about.
  • Choosing to follow the types of blogs from bloggers that you are sincerely interested in and not following the blogs of every single blogger that follows you.
  • Choosing contributors for your blog that are aligned with your principles (This is important if you are the type of blogger who features guest bloggers on your blog).

Dear friend, if you deviate from your authenticity, you will end up hating yourself and your blog; thus losing any sort of optimism that you may have towards it.

Treat Your Blog As If It Were An Extension Of Yourself

The truth is that your blog is an extension of yourself because your ideals are represented in each blog post that you publish.

Therefore, if you find yourself hating your blog, you might be unknowingly hating some aspect of yourself (You might have to go into deep contemplation in order to figure out what it is that you hate about yourself).

Everything (including blogging) has a psychological and spiritual connection with you the blogger.

Celebrate Small Wins

One of the best ways of remaining optimistic about blogging is to silently (or loudly) congratulate yourself whenever:

  • Your blog gains a new follower.
  • Your blog gets a like from a fellow blogger.
  • One of your fellow bloggers leaves a comment on any of your blog posts.
  • Your blog gets any incoming traffic.

That sort of thing may appear a bit trivial for some people.

However, if you make it a habit of yours to celebrate the small wins, you will remain optimistic about blogging.

The Bottom Line

Dear friend, it is possible for any blogger to remain optimistic about their blog if they:

  • Set realistic blogging goals.
  • Remain authentic.
  • Treat their blog as though it were an extension of themselves.
  • Make it a habit of theirs to celebrate the small wins.

If you remain optimistic about your blog, there is a high probability that you will want to watch it grow and not abandon it.

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48 thoughts on “How To Be Optimistic About Blogging

  1. Absolutely agree with staying authentic! The moment you post something you don’t stand by others will notice. It will be visible through your writing, whatever you are writing about. Also celebrating even the smallest of victories truly is amazing. I just shared today that I was on a 20 day streak with a friend and it just pushes me to do more and stay on track 😁

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  2. I loved the fact that you tied this in with our values and being true to ourselves. We need to be authentic and this should be reflected in our voice when we write

    Thank you Renard

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  3. Great post, Renard. Authenticity is so necessary, why bother otherwise!? I want to give a heads up to you and your huge readership that WordPress does censor views, comments and your follower list. It shocked me to see that today my near 1,200 followers list was completely deleted. My views tally was almost erased from about 47,000 views to just a handful. When bloggers write about controversial topics they will get silenced on WP.

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    1. 😟 Thank you, my friend.

      A part of me believes that WordPress censors controversial blog posts.

      However, in regards to followers, I find it hard to believe that WordPress will remove them.

      My guess is that since your posts were censored, they remained hidden and some people thought you stopped blogging and unfollowed you (It is common practice on WordPress to unfollow blogs that are abandoned).

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      1. I guess the WP censorship was a glitch? Now my views and followers are back to normal. I should’ve taken a screen shot as proof earlier but a few minutes after I posted about censorship the “glitch” was resolved! If it happens again I’ll screenshot it.

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  4. I do resonate with what you’ve talked about in setting unrealistic goals and it’s a good motivational blog post. Thanks for sharing with us and also for checking on my blog posts. I might get few likes or visitors atm yet I know you do check out or like my posts whenever you can. I truly appreciate for that support 😉

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  5. Very interesting post and I emphasize on authenticity, many people asked me to not write personal stuff and choose a niche if I want my blog to succeed and instead I called it my emotional fingerprint and if you check old posts, you will see more than 100 comments sometimes and genuine interactions. Now I have a new website and it’s true that the traffic is not the same but the authenticity is not compromised, I will also add that it’s important to also read for your readers and make the interaction mutual. Have a good day

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  6. I used to follow every single blogger who followed me because I felt bad for not returning their follow. Goes without seeing that not everybody’s work was my cup of tea. I’ve stopped doing that now and I only follow bloggers who I enjoy reading.

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  7. Blogging daily is not easy, thumbs up to all you that do it. Presently I am on a 16 day streak because of Fandango’s one word prompt I am following.
    Thanks for the encouragement

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  8. Excellent post, Renard! Being optimistic about our blogs shows, IMO! It shows we care about what we write and how it is presented. Celebrating small wins is a plus as it boosts our optimism and keeps us wanting to raise the bar.

    You are a wonderful motivator, Renard.

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  9. Great post Renard. I love the point of always celebrating the small wins such as getting a new follower, in my blog I have 80+ followers and I couldn’t be happier, there is still more to come , I want to reach 150+ followers before the year ends, I have more fashion & style blogs to edit, write and publish. Thank you for the encouraging post😊🙏

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  10. Authenticity is key and as you have said many times – you’ve got to focus on topics you are well versed in. But my own thoughts on being optimistic about blogging is focusing on the reason you started blogging in the first place. This is usually what keeps you going. Thanks for your thoughts.

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