7 Musts To Being A Successful Blogger

by Onibalusi · 73 comments

This is a guest post by Onibalusi Bamidele sharing with us tips to be a successful blogger. Do grab his free report – Ultimate Traffic Formula.

One of the greatest things about successful bloggers is that they live by principles. They all have rules guiding their actions right from when they started blogging till now and that is why they remain successful.

Everything in life is guided by principles and the same applies to blogging. When trying to be a successful blogger, there are some musts that should be your guideline, you should observe them as much as you can and you will see greater results in a little period of time.

This post will be talking about 7 “musts” when trying to be a successful blogger.

1. Take Action

This cannot be overemphasized and if there is one thing I have come to discover about successful bloggers, it is that they always take action. Successful bloggers always make effective use of information and that is one major key to their success.

Taking action is very important to your success when blogging because you will only get results from what you do, not from what you read or what you say. Taking action is the first most important step to blogging success.

2. Research

One thing about successful bloggers is their reputation and they are ready to guide it with their life. Successful bloggers know that people take them for what they say and that people are ready to act based on what they read from them, successful bloggers also have a lot of enemies and they know that any single mistake should not be allowed and that is why they research anything they do effectively.

It is always important to research effectively when trying to be a successful blogger and not just do or write something on your blog because others are doing the same.

3. Persistency

I so much love children for this, and that is one reason why they always have anything they want.

It is very important to be persistent when trying to be a successful blogger because this has a long role to play in your success. The most important success you will achieve when blogging will not come your way easily, they will take your time and hard work and you must be ready to keep trying in order to get things done. One great trait of successful bloggers is they live by the powerful motto “Never Give Up!”. This is the key to success.

4. Patience

One great thing successful bloggers have is patience because if they were not patient they will not be where they are today.

You are blogging along with many bloggers and the competition looks huge, there is a lot to face here and there but the patient dog eats the fattest bone.

When trying to be a successful blogger, it is very important to be patient because most important things come in a long span of time and they don’t just come around so you have to play the time game and when you are done, everything will be like yesterday.

5. Professionalism

This is one thing successful bloggers excel at, you will be amazed at how simple and professional their blogs are.

Many new bloggers just go ahead to use any theme for their blogs, they also load their blogs with irritating and unnecessary ads which eventually ends up cluttering their blogs and brings about a worse user experience.

Being professional is a great ingredient of success because the more professional you are, the more people will associate with you.

6. Network

One thing about successful bloggers is that they have a league, they are connected to each other and they are always ready to help themselves. The power of two or more is more than that of one.

When trying to achieve success as a blogger it is very important to network with as many bloggers as possible because this makes it easier for you to achieve results quickly.

Another great benefit of networking is that it helps you expand your brand because fellow bloggers will most likely tell their readers about you if you have a good relationship with them.

7. Back-Up

Another great thing to consider when trying being a successful blogger is the importance of having a backup. You will notice most of the prominent bloggers of today have various backups, which includes (but is not limited to) their mailing list and RSS feed.

Your backup might be your feed subscription or your mailing list, this is as important as any aspect of your blog and it is very important not to take it with negligence.

Towards The End…

Being a successful blogger is not as difficult as many think, it only needs you to do the right thing and one of the best way to know what is right is by learning from those who are there. The above are 7 musts to being a successful blogger.

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Christina August 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Good point, it’s not hard to be a successful blogger if you know and exercise the practice of being one.

Onibalusi August 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Exactly Christina,

You’re absolutely right!

Jeffrey August 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm


Absolutely agree with the 7 steps. May I add that esy navigation is a must. I’ve seen worst. Not too many images will help your blog as well. You want your reader to enjoy sreading your blog post and not get distracted by the multiple images.

Backup is something I think is totally neglected by a lot of bloggers including me. Thanks a lot for this excellence post.

Onibalusi August 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Exactly Jeffrey,

Having an easy navigation is one of the most important things because if you have a great design then people will be more attracted to your blog!

Jeffrey August 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm


Dedication,persistence and taking baby steps on a daily basis is the key to successful blogging. No amount of money can replace the joy when you see your blog is as successful as this.

Thanks for this great post.

Onibalusi August 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Sure Jeffrey,

Dedication is really very important cos it will make you to go the extra mile to make sure you get results for your blog.

Anthony Lloyd August 23, 2010 at 2:41 am

Where is love? You got to love to write. If you don’t love writing, you wont make it as a blogger. Writing is what you do the most as a blogger. And you must love it. Must.

Onibalusi August 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Exactly Anthony,

Loving to write is really very important!

Justin Germino August 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Couldn’t agree more with Persistence and Patience as others have said, too many times people expect results to quickly and grow frustrated and I was guilty of this early on. Blogging has to be a passion or you likely will give up before you reach a success level you are comfortable with.

irfan August 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I agree with artikel above

One of my strength that same with article above is I always take action based on the information I hava got.

cam September 14, 2010 at 12:47 am

Your right about having a back up. There are many ways you can lose that kind of info. The other thing I would have mentioned would be don’t give up, because it is hard and it takes time.

Usama September 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Success can’t come in one day. I mean watch Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook didn’t get fame the day it started. Patience and lot of hard work is required.
Thanks for the tips.

Malik July 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Great article! Perfectly spot on. I do believe hard work and patience are the most important things.

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