We live it.
We breathe it.
We write blogs about blogging. Ahem!
We write blogs about not blogging.
We blog the how-to and the why.
We blog the if and the then.
We blog the funny, the ironic and the sarcastic.
We blog the sad, the tragic, and the devastating.
We blog the journeys, the pathways, and the epiphanies.
We blog for money, attention, and fame.
We blog to connect and know we’re not alone.
We rant, vent, posit, and postulate.
We ponder, wonder, and extoll.
We link, sync, and hotspot … so we’re always able to blog.
We announce when we’re unplugging and going off-the-grid
Because we want it known we’ll be back … to blog.
We have blog parties, blog hops, and blog meet-n-greets
So, we can meet more people to blog to.
On those rare occasions when we have conversations with real people not behind a blog we ask, “Do you blog?” and offer up our blog address.
Experts/consultants are adamant that you’re not a serious *Insert your profession of choice here* if you don’t have a blog.
We put hours into planning ‘the right’ blog posts with attention-getting headlines and appealing graphics … because we take blogging seriously.
And after we blog …
We become the man behind-the-curtain checking Likes, views, and comments.
Search engine referrals are up and links are being clicked.
Blogging is a success!
But… is blogging its own reward?
What is the payoff?
New subscribers to the mailing list?
Increase in page views/daily blog visitors?
New friendships and collaborations?
What is blogging to you and how do you know if/when you’re successful at it?
2 thoughts on “What is Successful Blogging? #MondayBlog”
“Blog” is short for “web log” which makes me laugh, because if I kept an online journal or record of my life, people would either laugh or run screaming. I do know some bloggers who do just this, though, and it works for them. It would be disastrous for me.
To me, an author, it’s another tool to share my writing journey. (Just as chef’s share recipes, painters share art, etc.) What is a successful blog, then? I guess one that helps me achieve my objective (lets me share my work).
This post made me think. A lot. Interesting, Felicia. Thanks.
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