Success is not a universal thing, you define what success is for yourself. Some may define success of a blog by numbers, some may define it by the quality of its content, some may define it by a blog’s engagement with readers and so on. Success according to one might not be success for another. Despite these differences in the definitions of success, here are a few common things that may help you reach success, whatever it may mean to you.
Be driven by passion: Blog because you love to blog, not for fame, name or money. To find out your passion, ask yourself this one question – ‘What would you like to do for the rest of your life if you had unlimited money, you were famous and had everything you wanted in life?‘ The answer to that question is simply something that you have the fire of passion for. Everything else will come in eventually.
Work hard and enjoy it: You have to work hard, and there is no way around it. But you know what makes it easy to work hard? Enjoying the process. Have fun writing, have fun taking photographs, have fun researching on topics, whatever you may be doing, have fun! Hell, yea!
Be better than yesterday: No matter where you are at present with your skills in writing, photography or anything, make it a point to improve one small thing every day. Be open to learning, keep 10 minutes of your day to learn about something new to make your blog better. These small improvements will add up and create magic someday.
Believe in your ideas and focus: Have a unique idea, but afraid to work on it because no one else has done something similar before? Kill that fear. You are you, you are unique. If YOU don’t believe and work on your ideas, who else will? And why be afraid, it may become THE next big thing and if not, what are you losing anyway? Focus your efforts on your ideas, its worth it.
Go on, Anyway: Its okay to make mistakes, its okay to fail but what’s not okay is to give up. Give up, never. You have to persist through CRAP – infamously elaborated as Criticism, Rejection, A**holes, Pressure and push yourself. Everyday.
These are my thoughts about being successful not only in blogging, but actually anything that you may want to do. Create, Inspire and be happy is my small little mantra of life 🙂
What are your thoughts about success? Have a lovely week ahead!