These are my thoughts on the matter. What is a successful blogger and why am I a blogging success?
My idea of a successful blogger is someone who is “well-known” in their niche. They also make money blogging. I know a lot of people say that they are not in it for the money but be truthful, it’s nice to make money. To pay off those outstanding bills, or to save up for Christmas or that holiday you have been dreaming of for a while. Or to be there, able to watch your children grow up. Supplementing the family income – a mumtrepeneur if you wish for a lot of mummy bloggers.
Everyone can be successful in their own right. I know that there are lots of blogs with thousands of page views each month. There are also those little blogs that have a great engagement from their readers and a good support system, just not the views. To me both those types of blogs are successful. Just in different ways.
So onto me. Am I a blogging success?
I’m very critical of myself. So I actually wouldn’t call myself a blogging success just yet. I don’t think my blog is “well-known” enough. I don’t have lots of brands knocking at the door with opportunities. The few emails I do get are for companies wanting everything for nothing! I don’t have a huge amount of page views a month. I don’t believe I’m that good a writer. English wasn’t my strong point at school, I was the science geek.
But I do feel I’m on the right path to be a blogging success and my wonderful tribe members are helping me become a better blogger.
I love to learn, and that is what blogging is to me a learning journey. Over the past couple of months I have overhauled my blog and went self hosted with a gorgeous new theme. I feel very proud of my blog.
I will call myself a successful blogger when I can earn enough to drop to part-time in my day job so I can be there for my baby girl. Until then I see myself on a learning journey to be that successful blogger. I’m prepared to put in lots of hard work to become that blogging success and knowing myself I will achieve it…. one day!
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