It has being a while. Please I do hope I might be pardon for not writing for sometime now. I was engaged in some engagements and that engagement of course is one engagement which ought to be engaged. Hahaha! I know I’ve not made any sense with that statement of mine but I believe this is one post you can’t afford to ignore midway because it’s a post with some of the finest bloggers I know in this blogosphere coming on board.
So instead, the best advice I can offer you is for you to tighten your seat belt or better grab a cup of coffee or grab a pen and paper and be taking notes as the question, what is success in blogging is being answered.
Talking of the finest bloggers I threw the question to; stand well and watch those lovely answers which came on board.
Prof. Mi Muba was the first person I threw the question to and please those who don’t know him, it’s either you are the only stranger in Bethlehem or just arrived . Hahaha!
Look at Prof. Mi and what he had to say! He is the brain behind Be a Money Blogger.
Success is a relative term. A huge success for one may be a starting point for another. That is why it is not so easy to say definitely who is successful and who is not. But there is a general criterion of success which says you are successful if you are moving towards your destination in a speed that you are sure of reaching there within deadline.
In blogging, success has diverse meaning. Just talk to a few successful bloggers and their achievements will be quite different from each other. A few of them will proudly share their income reports with you, a few others analytics of their blog and a few intellectual soul wills simply declare they are so happy to blog regularly and getting huge pleasure from it. Readers’ engagement, fame, authority and huge number of friends are also a few benchmarks of success in blogging according to many bloggers.
But being a serious blogger with the goal to become a damn pro blogger you must develop the habit of measuring your success in quantified term. How many kilograms happiness you have right now. Did you ever hear this question? Or how many liters satisfaction you achieve with blogging? Surely you will burst into laughter after hearing such silly questions.
So get ready to start examining your success in quantified terms from now. You need to keep reviewing it with regular interval of a month, two month or maximum one quarter.
- How many posts you published?
- How many average numbers of comments you received on your each post?
- How many likes, +1, favors and reshares you received at Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
- How many friends or followers you got at Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
- How many unique visitors increased at your blog?
- How many unique visitors converted into loyal visitors?
- How much rise you achieved in your PPC income?
- How much rise you achieve in your affiliate income?
- How many your own products and services you sold in a given period?
- And above all how much rise you received in your total blog income?
You can easily review your level of success in quantified terms if from the day one you make an excel sheet and put each question in its first column and add four more columns to record the numbers of four subsequent weeks if you want to review after every month. So the number of weekly columns depends upon the length of your review period like monthly, bio monthly or quarterly.
I am not adamant to say that qualitative achievements are not part of the success. But you can’t record:
- How much satisfaction you derived from blogging in a given period of time?
- How much pleasure you obtained?
- How much fame you achieved?
- How much love you got?
You can simply feel these achievements and share them with others with the help of powerfully appropriate words. But you can’t review these achievements as a tabulated data.
So your success in blogging has two components. One is quantitative which you can review exactly and also share it with others to inspire them how successful you are. The other component is qualitative which you can enjoy more and equally tell your followers and friends by skillfully describing the level of your qualitative success.
What does Madam Harleena had to say as well? She is one individual I deem as the Mother of Blogging. She is the brain behind Aha-now.
The basic reason of blogging is to put our personal point of view across to people. It’s still a personal diary as it meant to be, but in the present era, a blog is a personal point of view diary that we want everybody to read.
Blogging is successful if more people visit and read your blog and exchange or share their views – the more your point of view perpetuates and gets recognized, the better. Thus, the basic criteria of successful blogging is more targeted blog traffic, as well as user interaction and engagement.
The engagement can be in the form of visitors spending more time reading your blog post, commenting on them, and sharing your posts with others through social bookmarking and social media sites, or other means. If your blog engagement contains all these aspects of engagement, you’re definitely progressing towards success in blogging.
The advanced criteria of success in blogging is the accomplishment of the desired result. It could differ from blogger to blogger, as it can be anything like – achieving higher rank, being more popular, helping more people, contributing to the society and the world, earning lots of money, selling greater number of products or services etc.
Overall, success in blogging is subjective. It depends on your objective of blogging.
This same question was also thrown to the name Atish Ranjan. He is the main man behind Tech Tricks World and I always love his honesty. This is what he had to say;
Success in blogging can be different for different people. Few believe that earning huge amount of money from blogging is success, few consider success if their alexa rank becomes very good. Different bloggers has different measures to define success in blogging.
If you ask me, I would say success in blogging is when I wouldn’t need to do a day job for paying my bills. This is the biggest success I am still waiting for but there are so many other things which I consider as success such as:
- When I get more valuable comments on my blog post from some good bloggers and readers.
- When I notice multiple bloggers are sharing my blog posts on their social profiles because they are worth sharing.
- When I notice someone mentioned my name on his/her blog.
- When my readers appreciate my blog posts.
- You have asked me to put my views for this post. Right? It is also a kind of success for me because you might have thought that I would give something valuable to your readers.
In short, for me success in blogging is anything which gives me happiness and whatever I have mentioned above are the things which make me very happy.
And obviously as I said in the beginning that the greatest success for me in blogging will be when I won’t need to do a day job which means earning a lot of money.
One more thing I considered as success which is RESPECT. When someone respects you in blogosphere, this is a kind of great success. I think I am much successful in this area as I have got so many good fellow bloggers and friends like you who respect me a lot and this is one of great success to me.
I hope I am done with what I wanted to say!
“Success is everything which makes you happy”
Another main man who shared his opinion on this was Kulwant Nagi with Blogging Cage. He loves blogging more than any individual I’ve known.
Blogging is a journey, not a destination. So in blogging you cannot define the point of success. You will have to excel yourself everyday to become a better blogger.
Blogging is a combination of your marketing skills, writing style, dedication and commitment, which will become stronger only and only if you are in the learning mode.
So it’s a continuous process.For me success in blogging is, when your students/readers start making money.
There is no need to blog if you are not helping people to change their lives.
Success in blogging is all about seeing the change in society with your efforts.
My turn? what I have to say is a big thank you to all these great bloggers who made this post a reality. Thanks once more and I do you wish you all; all the best.
It’s now your turn, what is success to you in this blogging world? What do you make of this post as well? Your thoughts by way of comments are really welcome.