2 Blogging Tips To Bring Success And Keep You Going

by Karan Singhal · 11 comments

This is a guest post by Karan Singhal who provides SEO services at Trafficke.

Blogging isn’t very rewarding at first. If you’re like most bloggers, you’re at the point where you’re not sure if you’ll ever reach a full time income with your blog. For most beginner bloggers, it takes a long time to earn a cent from your content.

Carl Ocab, a well-known, successful kidblogger, says it took him 6 months to make his first $50 with blogging. Again, blogging is not rewarding at first. You often get nothing but a comment or two for hours spent writing useful content. Therefore, you probably need a lot of motivation to keep going.

Hold On!

Stop and think. Do you think some of the largest blogs today became so successful by giving up? Mashable, one example of a high-profile blog today, is nearly 6 years old. That means it took 6 years of hard work to get the blog where it is today.

I’m not saying that you should devote that much time to developing and promoting your blog. But are you sure you’re spending enough time working on your blog? No blog, unless it has some excellent connections, becomes successful without time and effort. But how do you effectively use your effort and turn it into success?

2 Blogging Tips To Bring Success and Keep You Going

blogging tips to be a successful blogger

The best motivation for any type of blogger is cold-hard success. I have put together 2 tips to bring success to your blog and keep you writing:

1. Be Active

Get up, get up, get up, be an active writer and blogger, get up, get up, get up! Time isn’t enough to bring success with a blog. You need to turn your time into real effort with your writing. This means being active on the internet and building a strong personal brand as an expert.

One way to do this is have discussions with other bloggers using blog commenting. This also puts out your name as a blogger and all it requires is a minute. Right now, I’m on a tight schedule to write 2 articles a day, one for my own blog, and one as a guest post on another one.

So far, I’ve been meeting my writing and blogging goals. But you probably don’t care about me. No blogger becomes successful without actively writing quality content. So in a nutshell, to become a successful blogger, you have to focus and be active online. To put it in numerical form, I think you should stay online a solid 2 hours each day, even if you have other things to do. Just remember that to be successful working from home as a blogger, you’ll need to be an active one.

2. Don’t Waste Time and Don’t Get Distracted Easily

Time is a valuable thing. It’s easy to waste time and get distracted while blogging – the world wide web is right in front of you, why work?

Because without using your time effectively, you will get nowhere and you’ll never become a successful blogger. Period. Besides, if you feel that your writing is hard work, you might want to rethink working at home.

A great way to use your time effectively is using techniques that work with little time used. Guest posting is my favorite way to do this. With guest posting, you get control of the large audience that another blogger has secured after simply writing a single article for them.

If you’re wasting a lot of time on the internet while you should be working, consider moving to a computer where you’re not very comfortable doing anything except writing. Or, for example, if you usually choose to waste time playing online flash games, you may want to uninstall flash on your computer to eliminate these distractions once and for all.

Take to heart the fact that wasting time and getting distracted easily will only get you closer to failing as a blogger.

In conclusion, becoming successful as a blogger is tough. But using these tips, you may just do it.

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About Karan Singhal

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Rick June 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm

My biggest issue with getting anything done online is fighting distractions, both online and offline. When I am sitting down at my computer to get something done I now make it a habit to close my email, rss feed reader, chat applications, etc to reduce the distractions. But I still find myself slightly swaying especially when researching online. A constant fight I would like to believe I am winning.

Karan Singhal June 3, 2010 at 1:04 am

Same with me. But not for the obvious reasons. Because I’m 12 years old, I have a lot of other stuff to do, not even counting school.
.-= Karan Singhal´s last blog ..What Most Search Engine Optimization Companies Don’t Want You To Know =-.

Mike Roosa June 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Being active I can handle, being easily distracted not so much. I have a really hard time focusing and often just spend hours doing nothing but surfing the internet. Being active by blog commenting really works.
.-= Mike Roosa´s last blog ..Monthly Review – May 2010 =-.

Karan Singhal June 3, 2010 at 1:05 am

Personally, I love blog commenting. And not just because of the backlinks. I don’t even care if a blog uses nofollow or not. I just love making conversation with other commenters and bloggers.
.-= Karan Singhal´s last blog ..What Most Search Engine Optimization Companies Don’t Want You To Know =-.

Ryan June 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

Hi Karan,

I enjoyed your post and am impressed by your writing style buddy 🙂 Well done!

Both tips are excellent. You can only become successful if you decide to act on your plan.

To avoid wasting time I like to disconnect from the internet when writing blogs posts. No distractions from espn.com for me 😉

Great post here Karan, thanks for sharing with us. Keep up the excellent work!

.-= Ryan´s last blog ..What’s The Best Way To Start Your Day Afraid, Angry And Anxious? =-.

Suneel June 4, 2010 at 11:50 am

Getting distracted had always been a problem for me. PC, Laptop, Netbook and even PSP have got wi-fi enabled there by killing my productive time. I am trying to overcome the distractions by maintaining a time line for posting and being online.
.-= Suneel´s last blog ..Web designers Can Pick From Various Color Combinations =-.

Colleen June 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I like tip #2, but have the hardest time with it. Distraction is my #1 nemesis to blogging. I have blog entries half written from months ago!
.-= Colleen@Kennewick Real Estate´s last blog ..West Pasco Washington Homes For Sale =-.

akira07 June 7, 2010 at 11:45 am

Same with you, distraction is the first thing which make my blogging time decreased, especially because game. Before blogging, sometime i’m thinking “Ok i will do it, but before it, i want to play just for 10 minutes. Ok, just for 10 MINUTES”. But after playing game, even 20 minutes is feel like 10 minutes.

Should delete game which installed on my system, even it’s quite sad for me 🙁

ravi June 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

my biggest enemy is distraction, i forget what i decided to write.But now I am trying to get away from distraction by making a to-do list

Rhino September 14, 2010 at 12:51 am

Keep that content fresh and original, you need slick and trendy topics like… “the super iPhone app thats does everything” and keep up to date with current trends or niche tightly in to lets say… chocolate teapots

Jay October 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

It’s a full timwe job and you gotta treat it like one or you will miss out on that full time income. Get out there and be the blogger you always wanted to be.

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