Successful Blogging: Do You Need Certain Qualities?

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Being focused and driven will bring you successful blogging.I read recently Blogging is an energy game.
When you remove the emotional charge of NEEDING to do any 1 blogging task, and when you relax, and chill, you can do all the creating and connecting necessary to build a successful blog.
It won’t feel like work when you’re being it right. Or, doing it right….

I beg to differ with the quote.

I agree it is possible to achieve stress-free blogging.

However, I don’t believe relaxation will take away the stress and bring you successful blogging.

I believe the mindset of NEEDING to do your blogging tasks will bring you a successful blog.

This post will explain four reasons looking at blogging as a necessity will result in you being a successful blogger.

4 Reasons Staying Regimented Will Bring You a Successful Blogging Experience

  • Writing every day will get you into a blogging routine.
  • Staying disciplined and focused will enable you to get the blogging and the related tasks accomplished. The mindset is similar to people who have successful exercise routines. They see the task as a requirement, not a choice.
  • Having an editorial calendar will give you that focus. When I see an article coming up on the calendar I’m not finished with, I get into gear! I perform well under pressure and get busy.
  • Being focused and regimented brings me success at my blog. That, in turn, brings me joy as a blogger. Then, I relax.

Readers, please share, so other bloggers can see the merit of each approach.

Now it’s your turn, what to do you think? Which trait do you feel will bring you successful blogging? Are you taking the relaxed or the driven approach to blogging? How is it working for your blog growth?

I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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  1. Mabel Kwong | at 3:14 am

    Agree with these tips. Having a blogging routine does help as it encourages us to show up and do what we have set out to do – and bring us one step closer to the blog we want to build. Over the last year I told myself to cut down from four posts a month to one – four posts for me was too time consuming. The change in routine made me feel less stressed about trying to put out a blog post I was satisfied with each week, and I felt I had more time to focus on creating and writing the way I want. Sometimes less is more 🙂

  2. Alyson Herzig The Shitastrophy | at 8:18 am

    My blog had the most views and was most successful when I put in the most time and energy, daily. Now I have had to reprioritize my life, and although I still have fans and am happy with my numbers I have had to recalibrate my way of thinking what success is. Now it is pride in a post, happiness in changing someone’s perspective, or making someone laugh. The chase for numbers was exhausting, and although I ran the race hard for years I’ve decided to hunker down because this is a marathon, not a sprint.

    • Janice Wald | at 10:50 pm

      Hi Alyson,
      I feel like I’m the former you. I agree the chase for numbers is exhausting, and I work outside the home as a teacher with papers to grade.
      However, I still get joy chasing the numbers. Blogging is definitely a marathon, and every day brings a new drive to get my page views up.
      It’s nice finding like-minded bloggers even if it’s the you of yesterday.
      Janice
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      • Bill Kasman | at 4:19 am

        I think the same way as Alyson in that the definition of success will be different for different people. It will also depend on how driven you are. I prefer to coast along at my own speed and I measure success in how satisfied I am with what I do.

        • Janice Wald | at 12:18 pm

          Hi Bill,
          I don’t know why I am so driven. At first I thought it was to get money to give my kids for graduate school. Now I think it may be the numbers. Whatever it is, I’m happy, and it sounds like you are too. That’s what counts. Thank you for commenting on this post. Where did you find it? It’s rather an old post now. Happy new year.
          Janice

  3. Tricia | at 1:59 pm

    I definitely need the driven approach! I need to feel like my blog is successful to want to continue doing it. Now, success may mean different things on different days–thoughtful comments, affiliate revenue, a good place to vent, etc. I fear that if I were too relaxed about it, I would eventually not see the need to even do it anymore.

    I will say that sometimes my best posts come out of being relaxed because I come up with unique topics when I least expect it!
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  4. Olivia MOrris | at 4:52 pm

    I think I need to be hungry! Hungry for activity, hungry for engagement and hungry for sales on my blogs. I am an affiliate marketer so those visits and engagement will hopefully result in some clicks and a bit of money in my pocket. I also think that being hungry makes for better posts. You need to do good work to be rewarded with a visit and a click, it’s not just a given.

    • Janice Wald | at 6:08 pm

      Hi Olivia,
      Thank you for writing me. I agree with you. I believe “hungry” is a synonym for “driven,” the word I used. I have a post coming out on September 7 about the results of my being “hungry” or driven– I tend to chase the page views. Check back September 7. You may find the article interesting.
      I agree bloggers get rewarded with a visit. A good post or a good CTA will make a reader want to comment. Thanks for your insights.
      Janice
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  5. Melinda Mitchell | at 5:08 pm

    Hi BBFFJ, my first thought was “Yeah! You need time management skills!” Turns out, that’s one thing you wrote! So, that’s good, right? That I predicted what you’d write just from the headline?
    LOVE that graphic, as you knew I would! Thanks!
    I always look forward to your articles, because they are always well written, and full of helpful advice.
    And I usually learn something new every time.
    But, I just can’t make myself do a blogging calendar. Too much like work! lol
    Your BBFFM
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  6. Ryan Biddulph | at 10:28 am

    Hi Janice,

    The quote up top looks strangely familiar to me…..;)

    I hear you on this one.

    Being desperate gets us nowhere because force negates. Meaning, if you chase blogging success it will flee from you.

    On the flip side though, you can’t sit there in a passive state and expect to manifest blogging success without doing any work.

    Work from a relaxed but focused space and you can run a successful blog.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan
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    • Sylvia Kalungi | at 4:18 am

      I agree with Ryan.

      NEED creates Resistance. Resistance negates your desires and you feel The STRESS of doing with no apparent results thus even creating more resistance to the Success you crave!

      I prefer to think that I blog because I LOVE it, It has become part of my Persona…

      I also LOVE blogging because it has allowed me to Learn – Research, Invest – in more learning, and Teach blogging …So others can also get to their desired results sooner. As Zig Ziglar said,w e help others to find their northstar we get ours too…in my own words lol!

      Qualities of a successful blogger: Focus, Vision, Commitment, Action taker, Giver, Persistence…I Cold go on lol!
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  7. Leanne | at 7:00 pm

    There is definitely a degree of commitment and sometimes a little bit of stress when you consistently blog. Knowing you have a certain number of posts you’re committed to each week keeps you on your toes. I find I write in bursts – I may do one, two or three posts in a day and then not write anything for a few days – that’s the joy of being able to schedule when they come out! Although I will say that when blogging ceases to be fun and fulfilling and becomes a chore I will pull the plug and find another interest.
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  8. Tanya | at 12:34 am

    I think having a passion for blogging and writing about something you love is a key to successful blogging too. When you write about something you are passionate about it comes through in your post and hopefully engages the reader to be excited about it too. Alap, writing about whst you love is more joyful and less work so you want to write instead of feeling compelled to write. Stopping by from SITS Blogging and hope you will join us for 2 link parties on my blog now.
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    • Janice Wald | at 5:58 pm

      Hi Carol,
      Nice to meet you. Thank you for commenting on my article. I don’t normally respond to blogging quotes, but I had fun “debating” the unnamed blogger and having readers write in to see who they agreed with.
      Since I have CommentLuv on my site, I see you have an article about Vlogging. I have had two articles on the benefits of videos for bloggers, but never an article about Vlogging. If you’d like to guest post about Vlogging for my readers, you’d be welcome.
      Janice
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  9. Debbie Dey | at 7:05 am

    Janice, I, too, have a full-time day job, and I do my freelance writing at night. Time is truly my enemy. While I want and need to post regular original content on my blog, most if my time is spent writing for clients. I feel I must write posts to attract new clients but can’t if I want to keep my current clients happy. It’s a catch 22. Any advice? I’ve already tried less sleep. Lol

    • Janice Wald | at 7:29 am

      Hi Debbie,
      Thanks for writing me. I know you know I am in the same situation since you just acknowledged that.
      Like you, I have a full-time job, I freelance for clients and must maintain my blog in order to maintain my blogging success. I also have a husband with chronic health issues, and I must do more around the home than I used to.
      “Time is my enemy”– intense statement.
      Advice? I try to stay very regimented. I try to blog during my free time at work. For example, I answer comments on my lunch break. That is my advice. Find a schedule that allows you to fit in blogging tasks and stick to it.
      Janice

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