Are you a passionate blogger?
Did you ever wonder, as you work hard to become a blogging success?
You might think it’s strange to question your passion if we’re talking about blogging successfully.
I can tell you this, though.
I’ve never seen a successful blogger who was not also a passionate blogger.
So, while you might think that whether or not you’re passionate has little to do with the results you can achieve blogging, I would disagree.
I’ve found it has just about everything to do with the results you can achieve.
The casual blogger
When I mention “casual blogger,” I’m not talking about the “hobby blogger” who blogs for fun.
But rather, the blogger who just kind of takes things easy, but still expects to somehow get good results.
I’ve seen many bloggers like this, and it seems to me that they’re very casual about blogging because they don’t really think they can be effective.
So they kind of soft-pedal their business and don’t really dare to make a serious commitment.
It’s okay if you approach blogging this way.
Nothing wrong with it.
But it certainly lacks passion.
And since passion is what really makes for success, the casual blogger pretty much sabotages any chance of succeeding right from the start.
The passion blogger
Another type of blogger is the “passion blogger.”
If you are a passion blogger, you are blogging about something that you are deeply concerned about or interested in.
And you don’t really care about monetizing the blog or building a business with it.
You’re just looking to get people on board with whatever it is you’re sharing.
Maybe you’re an exercise enthusiast and you just want to let people know about the routines that work for you.
Or you might be really interested in politics and just want to offer you’re own perspective on it.
If you’re a “passion blogger” you are, by definition, passionate about what you are blogging about.
So you would differ from a “casual blogger” in that regard.
But like the “casual blogger,” you’d not be interested in making money with your blog, only in shaping opinion or furthering a cause.
The passionate blogger
The passionate blogger is someone who is passionate about building a blog into a successful enterprise.
Read how to Turn Your Blogging Passion Into A Money-Making Business on Entrepreneur blog.
Now, passion bloggers are passionate about their message, but not typically about blogging itself.
Certainly not blogging as a business, or a profitable enterprise.
So even though there are some overlaps between the passion blogger and the passionate blogger, there is really a lot more difference than similarity.
Energy and enthusiasm
Would you consider yourself a casual blogger?
How about a passion blogger?
Or are you more of a passionate blogger?
If you are passionate, then you undoubtedly have endless expectations and hope for good results.
By good results I mean that you expect to get from blogging as much as you put into it.
And you expect your blog to become a business you can monetize and develop.
So you wake up every day with the energy and enthusiasm that drives you to make the most of your blog.
You don’t procrastinate.
Facebook conversations and tweets can wait.
You are purposeful, knowing what you need to do, and ready to get it done.
And your top priority is to attain specific results.
That is the driving force behind everything you do.
Building a blogging business
Your energy and enthusiasm will extend way beyond creating content for your blog, if you’re a passionate blogger.
The “passion bloggers” or “casual bloggers” are not terribly interested in the business aspects of blogging.
They want to write blog posts and create good content.
But that’s typically the entire end-goal of their efforts.
As a passionate blogger, though, you have just as much energy and enthusiasm for developing your blog, as you do for developing its content.
So you get excited about things other bloggers might find tedious and annoying.
You revel in the task of marketing the content you’ve created.
Always looking for new outlets to promote through, you delve into things like social media marketing, guest posting, cross promoting with other bloggers and even paid advertising.
Many bloggers shy away from aspects of blogging that are too challenging.
So they may ignore things like SEO and building an email list.
They may never update their older blog posts, or spend time promoting other bloggers who they consider to be their competition.
But these, and all the other challenges that bloggers face, are just as exciting as creating content if you are a passionate blogger.
Read about the Major Challenges of Blogging on Blogging Your Passion blog.
You want to keep your blog posts updated to maximize the UX (User Experience) of your readers.
And you delve into the finer aspects of SEO.
That’s because you get excited by the prospect of ranking your blog high on the search engines, so you can drive more traffic to it.
If you’re a passionate blogger, you accept all these kinds of challenges.
And that’s because your priority will always be to improve yourself as a professional blogger.
So even though things take time and effort, you’ll treat them like opportunities.
You gladly accept all these challenges when you understand that blogging is so much more than just writing blog posts.
Passionate bloggers make a firm commitment to improving themselves and their business.
I’m sure if you love blogging, sticking to that commitment just comes naturally.
That’s partly because you have found that blogging is interesting.
You’re always learning new things about how to run your blog, as well as your specific niche topics.
That keeps your interest level high.
Part of your passion is also social, since networking with other bloggers is essential.
Establishing those connections, and always making new friends makes blogging fun, too.
Every time you make a new connection, create new content or overcome a challenge along the way, you get a sense of joy.
When you are a passionate blogger, you experience blogging as more than a profitable or professional undertaking.
You also discover that it is a joyful one.
Because you find blogging interesting, fun and joyful you can happily keep your commitment to the steady improvement of all aspects of it.
As you continue improving your blog and your blogging skills, you want to do even more.
When you’re a passionate blogger, your commitment to blogging is the driving force behind everything you do.
And the more you commit, the more you do.
The more you do, the more you accomplish.
You find yourself building an unstoppable momentum toward reaching your goals.
Everything you do is with purpose, energy and enthusiasm.
This is when you know that you are a passionate blogger.
Passion is one of the most critical factors in helping a blogger keep driving forward, no matter how difficult things may get.
If you think you can rely on hard work and clever strategy alone, think again.
I’ve seen this too many times with students and clients: when things get tough and the load gets heavy, there’s only one type of blogger that has what it takes to push through.
That’s the passionate blogger, with a deep and true passion for blogging.
You might think that’s just some kind of motivational talk, but it’s real.
And believe me, only your passion will see you through the hard work, and rugged challenges.
Now, I’d like to hear from you.
Leave me a comment below.
Tell me if you think you have what it takes to be a successful blogger.
Or, do you worry that things might get too tough for you?
I can tell you with certainty that the greatest advantage you can possess is to have a real sense of why you want to succeed.
Do you have this kind of sincere commitment?
Are you confident that you are a passionate blogger?
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