“It’s no secret that the blogging world is becoming increasingly saturated day by day. According to WordPress, as of 2014 tens of thousands of new blogs are being created every day. Of course with an increase in the number of bloggers, there’s an increase in competition and a lot of bloggers get caught up in the numbers. I think that a problem a lot of bloggers have is that they compare themselves to other “bigger” bloggers, especially those that have turned their blogs into very lucrative careers. But is that really the definition of a “successful” blog? No, it isn’t.
I’m sure a lot of bloggers would agree with me on this point and yet we still drive ourselves mad comparing ourselves to other people and their seemingly “perfect” blogging careers when the truth of the matter is just that people turn to blogging for very different reasons and consequently may have very different priorities in life – and that’s ok.
I’m a full time student in my final year of university and I have a job lined up for when I graduate. I have no intention of becoming a full time blogger any time soon but I also have no intention of giving up blogging. Just because I will never be a full time blogger does not mean I cannot be successful. I think it is so important for bloggers to realise that it’s ok if you have other things going on in your life be it another job, parenting or personal issues. If you find you can’t dedicate as much of your time to blogging as your blogging idol, you shouldn’t feel guilty. And you definitely shouldn’t feel like your little piece of the internet isn’t successful too.
I believe that my blog continues to be a success so long as I continue to produce content that I am proud of. It doesn’t matter if it takes me a day, a week or even three weeks to get content up. Sometimes life just gets in the way. And if it so happens that someone out there also reads, appreciates and takes something from my post, well I’d call that a roaring success.”
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