5 Keys To Long Term Blogging Success

A s you know, without trust nothing else matters.  I’m sure you know what it’s like when a client trusts you.  Have you had the experience...

As you know, without trust nothing else matters.  I’m sure you know what it’s like when a client trusts you.  Have you had the experience of working overtime to earn someone’s trust and enjoyed the benefits building trust can bring?  It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?  One the other hand, you may have had the experience of not creating trust quickly enough with certain prospects.  It’s not a good feeling to be trustworthy, but unable to create that belief in the eyes of the prospect.  With trust, establishing relationships with the right clients seems almost effortless.  Without trust, it’s an uphill battle.  A battle, moreover, that can’t be won with experience, knowledge or even credentials.  Remember, without trust nothing else matters.

The following 5 Principles have been developed to crystallize the actions that build and maintain trust with your clients.  If you are reading one of these ideas and think “I know that” let that thought trigger the more profitable thought, “Am I doing that?”  You always achieve greater levels of success doing what you know, not just knowing it.

Let’s look at them and how they can help you open hidden doors to your very own blog emporium.

1.) It all starts with the content.
If your content sucks, so will your blog and that’s the end of that. Not many of us are actually gifted enough to publish one killer content post after each other. And we don’t have to either. It is far more important to talk with your heart and write about subjects that are interesting enough to your readers.
You also don’t need to be the expert on your topic, as long as you research your bits, you will be creating a perfectly fine blog post.
While many grapple with the disease of writers block, you don’t really need to. You can create your very own brainstorming list of blog posts in very little time by focusing around a topic, idea, tutorial or series.

2.) Keep planting those seeds.
It is relatively easy to just give up but a lot harder to keep writing. Especially when we run out of ideas it takes considerable effort to keep those posts coming. Remember though, every single bit you do for your blog counts.
Whether you build links, write posts or interact with your community, it all counts. This also includes networking with others who are like minded and operate in the same industry.
These people can be a tremendous source of inspiration that will keep you going for years on end.

3.) Stay focused
Keeping your focus razor sharp is essential for your long term blogging success. In today’s world it is so easy to get sidetracked with yet another idea or project and before you know it, your blog is dead. I suppose you need to think about the longevity of your blog before you fall head over heels if it’s not really what you want to do.
One way that helps with focus is to plan your posts. With the WordPress timestamp feature it is so easy to write a whole batch of posts upfront and publish them for later.

A huge problem for many bloggers is their day job. When they come home at night they are generally exhausted and the last thing they want to do is to blog. This is understandable, especially if you don’t blog for business but merely for fun.

Just remember that a fun blog could quickly turn into a money spitting cash machine with the right content and readers. Just look at the ICanHasCheezBurger blog. What started out as a joke and hobby quickly became a massive income stream.
If you struggle with focus, you might be better of by posting all your weeks entries on the one day and get it over with. That way you can still enjoy private time with your family during the week after a hard days work at the office.

4.) Build your network
I quickly mentioned this in point number three, but deemed it worth its own number since networking is so important. Without a network nothing ever happens in live. We would be lonely and miserable. From an early childhood we form groups and network with like minded people throughout our lives.
Networks help us to belong and form new friendships. The same applies for bloggers. If you network within your industry your blog has a lot more chances at long term success (survival).
You can network by:
  • using forums
  • comment on other blogs
  • social media
  • interest groups
Networking has allowed me to make many online friendships and it is those that keep my blog alive.

5.) Don’t fail
Failing is synonym to giving up, so if you want your blog to survive for the long term, you mustn’t give up. I know, it sounds easier than it is. With a bit of effort and resolve while keeping your focus you too can find long term blogging success.

This was my first post for this blog! I'm sorry if I made any mistake, please let me know what do you think by commenting below box.

Happy Blogging

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