Recently I realized there are two factors that powerfully determine if your blog will be a success. While you think what they might be, let me tell you about a crazy experiment …
I just posted an article over at another blog that I write for about a crazy experiment I am trying with one of my websites. Already a friend has told me I have made this site go from merely “unattractive” to “downright ugly” :) But I am sticking with the new feature for now because the numbers seem to be suggesting it is working.
Now, I am not saying that you should plaster huge, ugly red arrows all over your blog!
But it does lead us to the first of the big influences on your success …
Your willingness to try and your ability fail and get back up. You have to try different things, test, tweak, and, yes, make yourself look silly once in a while.
Just do it.
The second is taking action, and keeping on taking action. Put in the hours. Stick with it.
In most any field, the people that you look up to as achieving what you want for yourself were just there before you, maybe only one step or two ahead. They have stuck with it for longer and tried more stuff.
What we do is pretty public, and the internet does have a long memory, but do not use that as an excuse to not do stuff. I have probably been blogging over ten years. “Probably” because it is difficult to know exactly what constitutes a blog before the term was invented. This means I made my biggest mistakes years ago, but I still make them, all the time.
So in conclusion …
Blogging recipe for success
- Try things
- Keep going
What do you think? What am I missing? Please share in the comments …