If you want to be a successful blogger, here are five qualities I believe you must possess:
1. Successful Bloggers are Marathoners, Not Sprinters
Anyone can be a successful blogger, but unless you’re already a celebrity, there’s no such thing as overnight blogging success. It takes hard work, sweat and more hard work. It may be a few months before you ever see a penny from your hours of labor invested into your blog.
2. Successful Bloggers Have Incredible Passion
If you don’t think you could write three posts per week for the next two years on your chosen blog topic, you need to choose a different topic or a different work-at-home idea. Successful blogging requires having intense passion for your subject!
3. Successful Bloggers are Self-Starters
It’s great to learn from others, but if you want to be spoon-fed, you won’t succeed. Roll up your sleeves, start digging and researching: read books on blogging, read articles on blogging, read blogs on blogging, watch bloggers who are successfully blogging, and do your own experimentation.
4. Successful Bloggers are Creative
In a market that is already saturated, fresh and unique voices and approaches are those that will stand head and shoulders above the rest. How are you going to be different from all the other bloggers in your niche?
5. Successful Bloggers are Consistent
Readers come back when they can count on you having regularly-updated content. It’s much better to post once per week every week, than to post five one week every few months.
What do YOU think are necessary traits of successful bloggers? I’d love to hear!