Being a successful blogger.
This is something that most bloggers aspire to, or have at least aspired to at some point. Although it’s not a dream for me anymore, it certainly has been at some point. I guess after almost 6 years of blogging, my idea of a successful blogger has changed.
While it used to be the image of someone with millions of followers, being recognised in the street, getting paid a stupid amount of money to promote some lipstick, it’s not like that for me anymore.
I just wanted to share with you what my idea of a successful blogger is.
Age of the blog.
I think how long you have been blogging for is an indicator of how successful you are. Some people quit after months or even weeks. If you’re been sticking with blogging with consistent content for a year or more, I think that’s pretty impressive.
Being an authority.
No matter how small or big your niche or community is, being an authority figure in your community makes you a success in my book. If you become known as someone with lots of knowledge about a subject and are the go-to person – ding ding. You are successful.
I feel like I was an authority within blogging at one point. This was supported by being nominated for blog awards and getting lots of people email me or contact me on social media for help and advise. I also often had people refer others to me. Though I still do get some of these things happening, it’s been a lot less since I’ve not been as present within the community.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I think how much money your blog makes is a measure of its success. I know the ‘moral’ thing would be to say ‘it doesn’t matter how much you make, it’s how much heart and soul you put into it’. For me, as soon as I realised you could make money blogging, it was a goal for me and something I see as a success.
Hitting a goal.
Your goal for starting a blog might be different than making money or becoming the next Zoella, but whatever that goal is, if you hit it, you’re a success in my book!