Monday, January 07, 2013

Professional Blogging Habits

Habits of Professional Bloggers

 If you want to build a professional blog, you need to be a professional blogger. Blogging is publishing. The only difference between you and a magazine publisher is that a magazine has a print deadline which they have to stick to daily, weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly, whereas you can publish each article as soon as it is finished.

The problem with being able to do things when you want to is that they end up never getting done, which is why so many bloggers fail to get their blogs off the ground.

Blogging requires discipline, persistence, determination and discipline..... ok, I might have already mentioned that one already!

There is only one difference between you and the biggest professional bloggers out there in the ether making tens of thousands of dollars, pounds, Euro's per month.... their commitment to their blog.

If you want to be a professional blogger, then you need professional blogging habits.

Without a deadline, nothing will get done.

Can you imagine what a magazine office would be like if they didn't have a deadline to meet.... their publication would never hit the presses..... there would always be something else that needs to be finished before the could hit the go button, but......... because they have a deadline to meet, their magazine always hits the newstands on time.

You need to treat your blog posts in the same way. It is really easy to say you will finish your post tomorrow, the next day, maybe the day after that...... BUT......

ONLY if you create a blogging schedule and then stick to it will your blog succeed.

It doesn't matter too much if it's weekly, once a fortnight, or whatever, develop a plan and stick to it.

If you want to go play with the big boys and have big boys toys then you should get into big boys professional blogging habits.

Is it a coincidence that the top 100 earning blogs on the planet all post content daily?

NO..... in case you wondered........ they post daily because posting daily is what puts you in the big league. It is what will develop a six or seven figure income for you if you stick to it and keep on keeping on.

Most bloggers start off with great intentions and then fall by the wayside when life gets in the way.

Take me for example. Today, I made a post on my main site over coffee this morning at 6.30. Since then I have been attending to various business issues, have created two tutorial videos for a game I am developing, and now at nine pm, I am finishing the day with a post to this blog.

Yes, according to my girlfriend I work to long, but I don't, because it's not work..... I lovr what I do and it rewards me very well. The main reason it does that however is that I treat it with the respect it deserves and stick to my schedule of thing i need to do in order to get where i want to be.

The moral of this post.... if there is one, is to come up with a schedule of what you are going to do and when you are going to do it.

Once you have that schedule, stick to it...... and you will reap the rewards.

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