Since my blog is a fairly new addition to the myriad of existing and already established blogs, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and the very process of blogging. Although classes and books are helpful, I believe the only way to learn is by doing it (rather than talking about it), as well as by trial and error, and from experience of those who are successful in the field.
I have no problem taking care of the doing part and learning from success of others, but first I would like to get a better understanding of what success looks like in personal blogging. At this point, the concept in my head is somewhat fuzzy.
So, I would appreciate if dear fellow bloggers could share some of their knowledge and answer some questions:
What does success look like in personal blogging?
What are the most important indicators of a successful blog?
- Is it traffic?
- Search engine rankings?
- Number of comments? Quality of comments?
- Number of Likes?
- Ability to profit?
- All of the above?
It sounds like a lot, but in fact all I want to know is when I land on a blog’s home page, what is the most important indicator that would tell me that the blog “has made it”? Or, is it even fair to ask such a question? Do you think there is a common denominator of success, or maybe there isn’t?
I will greatly appreciate your thoughts and comments. I understand that blogging is becoming more competitive, everyone has his or her own priorities, there are no formulas and recipes for success, and you would certainly want something from me in return. I could offer to follow your blog, read your posts and provide my comments, but you likely already have more followers and comments than you can handle. Yet I think it’s still a win-win, because if you reply to my post or press the Like button, I get an opportunity to learn from your blog and join your community, and you get an opportunity to demonstrate your magnanimity, the spirit of sharing, and sense of community. On top of that you’ll have my sincere gratitude and appreciation.
As a side note, I realize that some bloggers do it full-time, some – as a hobby. So, here is my last question: Where is the line you must cross to call yourself a pro?
I look forward to hearing from you!
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