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Dreaming of Blogging Success

dreaming of blogging success

There are lots of people who are dreaming of blogging success.

Am I right?

In this article, I’m going to show you how dreaming about your blogging success is actually the first step to creating it.

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Why you blog

There are lots of reasons that people blog to begin with.

Some people are just passionate about something.

So they create a blog to get other people involved in their passion.

Other people might be bloggers already.

Maybe they’ve been blogging for a while, but they just haven’t had the kind of success yet, that they are looking for.

And then there are people who just want to blog because they want some kind of financial freedom.

They realize that by leveraging the power of the internet, blogging can be one of the fastest and easiest ways to achieve that freedom.

These are all common reasons for blogging, and they’re all valid.

Do you see yourself in one of those groups?

Why do you blog?

Or why would you like to?

My Story as a blogger

I first got involved in the internet to help my private clients find financial freedom.

Running a thriving intuitive consulting practice, I just kept hearing from people that they were scared of their financial future.

Even if they had a good job today, it could be gone tomorrow.

So I looked into online opportunities for them.

I soon decided that blogging is one of the best ways to establish that kind of security.

So I started blogging as a way to teach others how to do it.

And I set my mind to being a successful blogger.

You can, too.

Maybe you could create your own blogging success affirmation like I did here…

Coaching bloggers

When I started teaching and coaching bloggers, students would ask me how they can become successful in blogging.

The thing is, that it’s more than just setting up a blog.

I could help you do that pretty easily.

But it’s also learning how to make your blog successful.

The best way I can tell you to become a successful blogger is to start with a dream.

Dreaming of blogging success

Yes, you need to dream about your success as a blogger.

But you can’t be content with just a vague dream about unrealistic things.

Do you dream of being a blogger superstar in your field, or getting a new house on a tropical island, or having a new sports car in your driveway?

Those are not the kinds of dreams I’m talking about, here.

I’m talking about real dreams.

Are you dreaming of blogging success?

I’m going to show you the first step in achieving it.

Your blogging dream

The first step is to actually have a blogging dream.

That is, a dream of what “being a blogging success” means to you.

Nobody can define what a blogging success is except you.

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There’s no standard for what blogging success is.

It really just depends on what you want for your life.

And it depends on what interests you have, and what your passion is.

If your blog is helping you to live your passion, then you have achieved a certain level of blogging success.

So the first thing you have to do is to define for yourself just what blogging success means to you.

Then you have to get very clear in your mind how blogging can change your life.

What will blogging success mean to you?

What things in your life will actually change?

My blogging dream

When I first thought of blogging, I asked myself “Who will my blogging impact?

“How it impact their lives?”

I was dreaming of blogging success in terms of helping my clients.

They were the people I wanted to impact.

And I wanted to do that by showing them that there was another alternative to just working a boring or dead-end job.

They could take control of their own lives and financial security.

So, for me, my blogging dream was to be able to help my private clients in my intuitive consulting practice.

In time, that dream expanded to include people who I met online, most bloggers, who needed to learn how to improve their blogging business.

Develop your dream

So you see, you start building blogging success by developing a dream.

Your dream.

Make it totally specific to you, your situation, your goals, and your abilities.

I wrote recently about taking some time off from blogging in order to reflect on your life as a blogger.

In that article, I mentioned how it is so important to take a vacation.

Not just to take time off from blogging, but to use that time for some reflection about what you’re doing and where you want to go with it.

Dreaming of blogging success is a perfect way to do that.


See yourself as the successful blogger that you dream of.

What kinds of things would you be doing?

What kind of message would you bring to the world through your blog?

What kind of help, enlightenment, inspiration, education or entertainment would you be giving people?

Break your dream down into tiny parts

How would your dreaming make you be a successful blogger?

I am talking about breaking down your dream into a vision.

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Reflect on the things you would be doing on a daily basis.

Envision the kinds of activities you would be undertaking.

See what kind of audience you are attracting.

Who are those people?

What are their dreams?

And what are their problems?

How does your blog help them turn their dreams into reality, or solve their problems?

Idle dreaming

So what I’m talking about here is to create something that goes beyond just an idle dream about being a successful blogger.

I’m talking about constructing a very concrete, detailed dream of it.

A dream that you can actually have.

A conversation you can have with yourself.

Reprogramming your subconscious reality

Once you get a real clear view of yourself being a successful blogger… then you are actually beginning to train your subconscious to accept that reality.

You are beginning to show your subconscious the path to success.

And when you’re able to inform your subconscious in that way, then it will start to work with you on fulfilling that dream.

So the first step to being a successful blogger I would suggest to you, is to get very clear on what being a successful blogger even means to you.

Top Tier Coaching

Now, it’s time for you to voice your opinion on this topic.

Are you dreaming of blogging success?

Really dreaming in a constructive, deliberate manner?

Or are you just hoping something good will happen if you keep working hard?

Maybe you have developed your own little process for achieving your goals.

I would love to hear how you are dreaming of blogging success.


PS: Be sure to share this article on your favorite social sites, too.

Thanks for spreading the word 🙂

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.


25 Responses to Dreaming of Blogging Success

  1. Lu Ram November 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    Hi Donna! Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on the subject. This article just hit the nail right on the dot. I just started blogging and by reading other peoples blog I have been learning a lot, have been getting inspired, gaining some new ideas and now you have showed me the thought process and mentality of becoming, not just a blogger but a Successful blogger! Great article will be back to read more of you work and learn from your know how. Thanks again!

  2. Amar Kumar October 12, 2019 at 2:00 am #

    Hello Donna,

    Blogging becoming more and more prolific, there is no doubt that its becoming a profession to be taken very seriously.

    It creates endless opportunities for its owner, whether it be in the form of friendship, financial gain or self-growth, blogging certainly puts your personality out there to the world and gets you noticed in a very unique way.

    Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy experience with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar Kumar

  3. Jeangam Kahmei
    September 5, 2019 at 3:05 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I never get bored reading your articles. It is always unique, interesting and motivational.

    I am a newbie in blogging. All the points you mentioned here are quite relevant to me.

    The way you started blogging is inspiring, in order to help your friends who need help. I feel so lucky to know many successful blogger.

    It’s true that dreaming is good but to work on our dream is the first step to success. How often do you write content in a week?

    Appreciate your honesty and efforts.
    Jeangam Kahmei

  4. Nirodha Abayalath
    September 3, 2019 at 6:01 am #

    Hey Donna,

    This is great. I wanna hear this kind of inspiring stories every day because blogging is not that easy for me. I have a lot to learn. Sometimes, I wanna give up on blogging. So, thank you very much for sharing these.

    As you have mentioned, I have defined my success as little different than the most other bloggers. When I started my blog, I just wanna improve my writing skills and share my experience in social media marketing with the beginners. I didn’t even think about earning money from my blog.

    So, after a few years, I feel like I’m a successful blogger even if I don’t earn any money from my blog – nobody reads my blog ??

    Again, thank you very much for sharing this.

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    • Donna Merrill
      September 6, 2019 at 8:22 am #

      Hi Nirodha

      If you are “sharing your experience” then you are doing the right thing.

      But blogging success requires that you are sharing it with someone.

      If nobody’s getting your message, then your message is lost.

      You should never quit if you are doing what your heart tells you, but you must find more effective ways to get your message to others.

      I suggest you start looking for a new crowd to interact with, and start marketing your blog more aggressively and consistently.

      Good luck, my friend 🙂

      Let me know how it goes.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..Do you believe you will become a blogging successMy Profile

  5. Jacob August 27, 2019 at 6:25 am #

    Great Post like always, Donna

    Define your dream, feel as if it already happened, But most important, “TAKE ACTION”

    Even better is to have somebody who supports and guides these actions.

    The dream will become a reality ?

    • Donna Merrill
      September 3, 2019 at 11:15 pm #

      HI Jacob

      You make a good point, here.

      Having somebody who supports you is so important.

      I always work very closely with my husband, David.

      He not only supports my efforts, but he helps me along each step of the way.

      It’s great when you can have someone appreciate (and even understand) what you are doing, and “why.”

      It help you keep taking the action that brings your dreams to life… so much more than just idle dreams.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..The only bloggers Achiever GuideMy Profile

  6. Santanu Debnath
    August 25, 2019 at 11:06 am #

    That’s a wonderful read. Dreaming is not enough to get them, as actions play the key role. Many of us always dream to go high but never take enough action to follow that path. I believe networking is the key to get success in your life as you will be able to build a team of like-minded people who will always motivate you to hustle more, take actions & stick to your goal. Thanks a lot for sharing such an awesome topic.

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    • Donna Merrill
      September 3, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

      Hi Santanu

      As you say, dreaming is not enough to achieve your Big Dream.

      It takes action, for sure.

      But it all starts with a very clear vision of the dream.

      Then make sure it’s not just an idle dream, but one build on action and achievement.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..Ready for a blogging break?My Profile

  7. Vishwajeet Kumar
    August 25, 2019 at 12:06 am #

    Hello Donna,

    You have to dream about your goals and start working on it. Taking actions is always better to stay idle. Blogging has really changed my life. It helps me to connect with fellow bloggers and increase my networking. You can help others through blogging that help you to build your authority. There is nothing wrong in dreaming until you start working on it to achieve it. Thanks for sharing this motivational post.

    Vishwajeet Kumar
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  8. Gaurav Kumar
    August 21, 2019 at 7:56 am #

    Hi Donna,

    The success in blogging is itself a dream for majority of newbie bloggers and the big reason behind is the lack of learning.

    Most of the times people start blogging for money but they forget the basic rule of running a business and that is analyze the market, plan the strategy, collect the tools and launch the business with something to remember.

    It is always good to see my fellow bloggers achieving success in blogging business.

    When it come to my blogging dream, it was never about the money. Sound strange! I know.

    It was always about becoming a celebrity.

    I started as the 90% of newbie bloggers with no idea what to do, but where others were quitting the blogging in doom days, I learn the art to survive and rise again and again.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Donna Merrill
      August 27, 2019 at 8:08 pm #

      Hi Kumar

      Great story!

      It goes to show that if your dream is deep-seated, it will sustain you in both good and bad times.

      And blogging certainly has both.

      That’s why you must start with a dream, make it your purpose and your passion… and then follow the business basics as you’ve outline them.

      Thanks for such insights.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..What daily blogging schedule can make me moneyMy Profile

  9. Moss Clement
    August 20, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

    Hi DONNA,

    The title of your post is an inspiration altogether. It makes one want to do more to achieve his dreams. And as you stated above, we all have different reasons for jumping into blogging. For example, I love helping people with their problems. And I have a passion for writing. Combining these two led me to blog. However, I dream of becoming a superstar blogger. Your insights are fantastic.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    • Donna Merrill
      August 27, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

      Hi Moss

      Dreaming is always an inspiration, isn’t it?

      It gives us a sense that we can actually live the life we want to.

      And, or course… we can… if we will only allow ourselves to dream, and then take the actions necessary to follow those dreams.

      As for your superstar blogger status, maybe you’re already there insofar as you are already helping people in your audience.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..How to give your blog a fresh new startMy Profile

  10. James McAllister August 20, 2019 at 6:18 am #

    Hi Donna!

    The first steps to achieving anything great in life are knowing what it is actually you’re looking for, defining the steps necessary to acquire it and truly believing that attaining or achieving such things are possible.

    A lot of people suffer in one or more of these areas… I’ve noticed it’s the same when it comes to thinking about building a dream life, developing a successful blog and so on.
    Of course, if you can’t set specific targets or have defined criteria for what you’re working towards, how do you know if you’re really making progress? What if your efforts are actually leading you towards the wrong thing?

    For example, I knew for a long time that I would require money to fund my dream lifestyle, so I wanted to become ‘rich’, with a huge income and an excess of money in the bank. It wasn’t until later on that what I actually wanted was to not have to worry about money, to be financially free. But what if my entire income source was dependent on a third-party platform? Or one large competitor could wipe me out just by entering my market? Or my industry was particularly prone to lawsuits? Maybe I could make good money for a while, but I’d still be constantly worried about losing it. Defining the specifics allowed me to make choices that better align with my long-term goals and values.

    It’s the same with blogging. It’s not enough to say you want ‘a lot of traffic’. This is a goal that will not help you. Specific targets on important metrics will show you what changes you need to make, and what actions you need to take to get there.

    As you point out, it’s not always about numbers either. There are intangible benefits of blogging, business and so on that are just as valuable. Things like impacting lives, making friends / connections, etc. When you know that this is valuable to you, you can adjust your actions to help lead you to all of your goals simultaneously.

    The problem is, so many people are wandering around in the dark, unsure of what they should be doing or if it’s actually helping them move towards the life that they want – hoping everything will be falling into place, but not working as effectively as they could be.
    Quite often, I wonder to an extent if I’m the same way.

    Thanks Donna!

    – James McAllister
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    • Donna Merrill
      August 27, 2019 at 8:47 am #

      Hi James,

      I’m sure we’re all on the “wandering around in the dark” path to some extent.

      When we’re dreaming, though, that’s okay.

      In fact, it’s better to dream without trying to figure out HOW we’ll get there.

      That’s a limiting thought that really is counterproductive to dreaming.

      Most great things that people accomplish seem impossible when dreaming them.

      Beyond that, though, you’re right about this… at some point you will have to put together ACTIONS like the ones I outline in the bloggers Achiever Guide.

      I suggest you just don’t worry about that at this point… while you are forming your dreams for success.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..How to start a blog for financial securityMy Profile

  11. Aadarsh Roy
    August 19, 2019 at 2:23 am #

    Hey Donna mam,

    Great post with great information. I really like the way you explained the post. I totally agree with you that it is really important down the goals and the dreams. Dreaming for a success is important but taking actions are also important. we can’t be able to do anything without taking any suitable actions. The right action at the right time will definitely helps to achieve the goal and transform the dream into reality.

    Really motivational post and thanks for sharing.

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    • Donna Merrill
      August 20, 2019 at 8:20 am #

      Hi Aadarsh,

      Without a dream, then action is useless.

      Too many bloggers keep themselves busy, busy, busy.

      But they’re not productive because their constant “action taking” is not framed by their Big Dream.

      So, yes, Action is critical (and my next article on this topic, haha).

      But you can’t take meaningful action without a real clear vision of your dream.

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  12. Ryan K Biddulph
    August 15, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

    Yes Donna. This is the beginning point. The starting point. Dream big dreams, to be open to ideas and to exit survival mode. Most bloggers try to survive, and never get past survival mode. You need that vision to get excited and to step outside of your comfort zone every day. Secret to my life and fun and freedom.

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    • Donna Merrill
      August 20, 2019 at 8:17 am #

      Hi Ryan,

      I love that… “exit survival mode.”


      Many bloggers focus on surviving rather than going for the Big Dreams.

      And guess, what… they don’t achieve their dreams because they get stuck in that survival mode.

      Don’t settle for mediocrity… dream your Big Dream.

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  13. Lisa Sicard
    August 15, 2019 at 6:35 am #

    HI Donna, oh yes, you do need a vision before you can turn your dream into a reality!
    I started to blog to help others and then it sort of snowballed from there. I’d like to do more training in the future via my blog. I need to write down exaclty where I want to go and how I will ge there. Thank you for your tips!
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    • Donna Merrill
      August 18, 2019 at 8:17 am #

      Hi Lisa,

      It’s important to write down your dreams and your goals.

      You don’t have to necessarily list them out, but even a little story or a page in your diary or journal “describing” your dream.

      I find it more effective to just go with your intuitive feelings about it rather than try to analyze it.

      Dreaming is not the”how to” phase of your growth, it’s the “this is my passion” phase.

      Donna Merrill recently posted..Affiliate Marketing for beginner bloggersMy Profile

  14. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    August 14, 2019 at 7:23 am #

    Great Post like always, Donna

    Define your dream, feel as if it already happened, But most important, “TAKE ACTION”

    Even better is to have somebody who supports and guides these actions.

    The dream will become a reality 🙂

    Thank you

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