Try To Understand How Bloggers Feel About Blogging. . . this might help you

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It’s not about how you start or finish writing a post, and it’s definitely not about how long or short it is. It’s not about how many people read it, or even see it, and it’s absolutely not about how many “likes” or “follows” you have at the end of the day.

It’s about casting out a message in a bottle into the universe, and waiting for a response. It’s about communication and empathy and understanding. Knowing what you needed to hear, and letting someone know that they are not alone, saying “I know how you feel, I’ve felt the same thing”.

I can’t blog for the numbers anymore, and neither can you. Blogging is not a sport, but trying to get money from blogging is. To put it simply, don’t get caught up in the rat race.

(blogging for money is a sport = rat race, get it?)

Realizing people read your blog for you, and not your posts is a blessing, not a curse. And sometimes you need to break out of that box of “they only like to read *insert specific subject here* and now I can’t write about anything else or I’ll loose my audience”.

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Long story short, you blog for love, life, and yourself/friendships. I started my blog four years ago, and I can’t tell you how many bloggers I’ve seen fall through the cracks because they lacked the desire for one -or more- of those things.

Some were good people who’s lives got too busy, and others just wanted the recipe for instant fame and money. . . and well, it doesn’t work that way!

How do you feel about blogging, as a blogger?

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11 thoughts on “Try To Understand How Bloggers Feel About Blogging. . . this might help you

  1. I completely agree! I’ll be honest, at first, I was more interested in gaining views and followers but now that I’ve had several months to work on my blog, it’s more personal. It’s like my blog is a part of me and I want it to be a reflection of myself rather than a reflection of what others might expect or want. I also believe that the more you make your blog scream you and individuality, it’ll have greater engagement in the long-run because that’s what attracts permanent readers rather than those who stay temporarily for current trends because one thing both of these (temporary readers and current trends) have in common is that they gradually end.

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    1. I started blogging out of loneliness, and then I went though a phase of only trying to find a way to make money, it sucked!
      Thanks for your comment! πŸ˜€

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  2. πŸ™‚ Now, that is an interesting topic, Queenie.

    I blog with the intention of having fun and educating and entertaining people in the process. My blog is not monetized and I have no intention of blogging for money.

    However, I do not see anything wrong with a blogger wanting to make a livelihood out of blogging (Provided that they are the type of person who does not like money more than their fellow bloggers).

    Do enjoy the rest of your day!

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  3. I’ve been blogging on and off for a long time. Each time I stopped it was either because I ran out of things to say about my chosen niche or got discouraged that nobody seemed to be reading my blog.

    SEO also made my head hurt. My end goal for blogging was to create an income stream, but I was spending on hosting services and domain registration without seeing a return on investment. But I guess that’s where I failed. I saw blogging as a business. You wouldn’t continue to operate a business that’s losing money, right?

    Now I’ve given up on SEO and niches and have decided to write about whatever comes to mind. Only time will tell of I’m able to sustain it. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’ve also felt like giving up as well, and it’s never easy. I found I can only blog for myself and others, blogging for money and popularity has never worked for me, I always seem dissatisfied.

      Thanks for your comment! 🧑

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