It depends on who you ask. Or it depends on who you choose to look at as the epitome of a successful blogger.
Does blogging accomplish anything?
It’s something we all want to know.
The short and easy answer is “Yes”….depending on how much effort you want to put into blogging. How much effort is enough though? And what exactly are you trying to accomplish?
The truth is, successful blogging will always depend on what you’re trying to accomplish. Want people to hear your political views? Well, you might have a lot of competition, but that shouldn’t be too hard.
Want to connect with other people that love making sushi? So long as you Tag your posts properly, that should be easy enough.
What about promoting an online jewelry business? Things just got a bit more difficult.
What about trying to promote your latest novel? I can testify that this is also very hard.
Accomplishing some things with blogging is easy, whereas accomplishing other things is hard…what’s the common thread that unites all successful blogging?
Believe it or not, I believe that successful blogging involves one key factor:
Being a good follower/engaging your audience.
As ironic as it might seem, I notice that people who are most successful in the blogging world are also those people that actively engage their audience. This involves Liking and Commenting on OTHER peoples’ posts, as well as responding to comments and blogging about things that people can relate to.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of following blogs I’m not interested in. I’m not saying you should follow someone’s blog JUST BECAUSE they followed yours. All I’m saying is becoming a successful blogger means having something to offer to your followers, and this can involve being an active follower towards them.
A Challenge for You
If you’re the kind of person who asks, “Does blogging accomplish anything?” then this challenge is for you.
Think of the ways that you can be a more active follower. Think of the ways that you can engage your audience more. Think of the ways that you can write something that means something to your FOLLOWERS, not just yourself.
And go put those thoughts into action.
Blogging is only fun and meaningful when you help make it meaningful for others. Go be a part of the community and stop waiting for the community to serve you.
If put all of this into action, yes, blogging will accomplish something. Maybe even anything.
I consider myself to be a master of logic.
If you like the way I write, you should check out my fantasy novel here. It’s called Elithius. It’s pretty awesome. Why waste your time doing other things when you could be reading my book?
See, a master of logic.
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