What is blogging success to you?

The word every blogger fears, success. What is success to you? Is one bloggers 'success' considered success to others? Everybody has different goals and aspirations so are we all really striving for the same thing. In some ways, yes, in other ways no. I'm sure we all have very different goals we would like to achieve, some may be very personal and others a little more generic in the blogging community. 

When I first started this blog I didn't think for one minute how many people would read it, how many followers I'd get or how many friends I would make from it. Naturally as the months went by and I started to develop a good relationship between other bloggers I thought okay I've done it, I've done what I set out to achieve. Now I've hit the 6 month mark my goals have got a little more ambitious, I've started to step out of my comfort zone in order to meet other bloggers, such as attending blogging events. Now this is something I can happily say I have already succeeded at and hope to carry on. 

Look back to when you started your blog, was you worrying about how many followers you had? Probably not. If you're anything like me you was worrying about what content you could create and if people would actually read it, let alone like it. With blogging comes along lots and lots of talking, especially on twitter. Twitter chats are where I have learnt the most. I have read for myself what success means to other bloggers, I loved the honesty in each reply.

To answer my own question, blogging success to me means interacting with your readers, receiving comments on my blog posts, a genuine interest from others. You can have the followers, you can have the views but to me what are those figures worth if you aren't speaking and giving back to other fantastic blogs. Knowing your blogs worth is something that ultimately only you can decide. By putting in work, comes good things and with hard work means success.

Don't worry about what others are doing, you started this blog for yourself. Your goals and ambitions are personal, there are so many bloggers today in the world that we're all at very different stages of our blogging journey. If you've just hit 100 views on a post, celebrate that could be a huge figure for you, if you hit 1000, celebrate! It does not matter if you have 10, 50, 100's or 1000's of views per post, if you get just one comment saying "this really helped me" or "I loved this!" Then there we have it, you have succeeded as a blogger in my eyes.

What does blogging success mean to you?

4 comments:

  1. For me having comments and regular readers is very important for me as I blog for a hobby. I like the stats as I see ways I can improve, write things that appeal to more readers. But the stats can be a reason to get upset too, so is important to keep an open mind about them.

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    1. Yeah I think comments are the best thing, I love receiving them :) stats are also good too, especially when you see you've hit a new goal!

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  2. I was super excited when I first started and got my first 10 followers! I love writing my blog and do it for me. The fact others like to read it makes me happy. I don't really do stats or advertise as it's a hobby which I love.

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    1. It's so lovely knowing people are reading your blog, isn't it? :) x

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