In the last two articles, I told you how to avoid the traps set by some of the so-called professional bloggers. I also exposed some of the most common lies told to a person new to blogging. In this article, I will share some of the secrets of successful bloggers. I will also share what all they do differently and what areas you may need to work on.
To be successful as a blogger, you need to have strong communication skills.
Because blogging is all about communication. Why else would you need to blog, if not for the purpose of sharing information?
Work on communicating effectively if you feel you are not strong in this area.
Easy going attitude
Most successful people are very humble and friendly. No matter how vicious a ready may be, it is important to remain friendly at all times. You need to remain calm and positive because many readers are reading what you write in the comment box and not only the one who attacked you.
To be successful, you need to have a distinct personality that helps you stand out in the crowd. I am not asking you to go and paint your back red to get noticed. I am asking you to develop a distinct voice. As Seth Godin says, become remarkable! No one likes seeing or meeting a run-of-the-mill blogger. No one likes “me-toos”.
If you are too tough to bend then you will break in the next storm. You need to be as flexible as the grass and not as stiff as a Banyan tree. Have you ever seen grass become uprooted, even in the ugliest storm but a banyan tree is easily rooted out by the storm because it is too stiff to withstand the winds of change.
Do not be slow. On the Internet, one day is equivalent to one month if not one year. Be quick and nimble.
Technology is changing every day, and with it the life of a blogger is also changing. You need to be a quick learner to become successful as a blogger. You need to upgrade yourself every day and make sure that you are moving forward every day.