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Do You Love Your Blog?

October 14, 2007

be passionate about your blog

If your answer is no, then maybe you shouldn’t even be blogging at all.

There’s one statement I can tell you right now that is one hundred percent true. Your blog won’t be successful and reach its full potential if you are missing one key factor – passion. So ask yourself right now, Do I love my blog? Is it usually pretty easy for you to come up with post ideas on a regular basis? Do you love tweaking your design and theme and getting that perfect look? Are you excited whenever a more popular blog links to you, or you get noticed by the social media websites? If one or more of those answers are no, you might not love your blog like you should.

Ask yourself another question: Why am I blogging? For most people, it’s solely the money. However, if there is no passion behind your blog then you’ll never earn any decent money anyway. Many people find blogging to be a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby (or even for some, a full time job), but if you don’t then maybe you need to reevaluate your priorities.

If you don’t love your blog and you dread logging on regularly and struggle with trying to think of what to write, then that is going to shine through to your readers. Someone who is excited about blogging and loves their site will always send good vibes through their posts and make their visitors want to read what they have to say. Otherwise, you won’t experience success.

To have a good blog you must be passionate about your blog’s topic. If you picked a niche for its money-making opportunities, but in all honesty you don’t know much about it or dislike it, how far can you expect to get? Surely not past the vital six month barrier!

My words of advice: Blog about what you know and love with passion, or don’t blog at all. If you’re trying to choose a niche for your blog, pick one that you could write about every day for months, and still be full of knowledge and joy for the topic. If you don’t like what you’re writing, your readers obviously won’t either.

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13 Responses to “Do You Love Your Blog?”

  1. Etienne Teo on October 14th, 2007 10:06 am

    blog on what you love and the topics would love you back. You will be able to write more smoothly with topic you are good at.

  2. Ruchir on October 14th, 2007 2:08 pm

    Yeah I agree. Blogging is all about passion. According to me, for you to succeed in anything in life, leave alone blogging, you have to have your heart and soul behind it; otherwise it’s just a waste of time…

  3. Tay on October 14th, 2007 3:58 pm

    @Etienne Teo – Yes, I agree with you, that’s true as well. If you don’t like your topic, it’ll be so much more harder to write about it and the words won’t just flow out.

    @Ruchir – Definitely. Anything you do needs passion, like you said, or it won’t be worth the while. Thanks for commenting. :)

  4. Vic Grace on October 14th, 2007 4:48 pm

    Yes Yes and Yes and I don’t do it for money, I am not convinced that blogs are a money maker anyway.

  5. --Deb on October 14th, 2007 8:24 pm

    Exactly, amen! Life is too precious to waste time doing something you don’t love to do.

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  8. Brown Baron on October 15th, 2007 4:33 pm

    I love this post! Nicely said. :)

  9. Tay on October 16th, 2007 1:22 am

    Thanks to all of the above. :)

    And Deb, you are exactly right!!

  10. mert on October 19th, 2007 2:36 am

    If you don’t blog on what you love or what you are interested of learning, it will just be burden and nothing else.

  11. draven on October 23rd, 2007 1:57 pm

    yeah. i love my blogs.

    blogging to me comes deep within, just like composers of songs.

  12. Tay on October 23rd, 2007 6:57 pm

    @Mert – That is so true, thanks for sharing your great words of advice. :D

    @Draven – I’m glad that you love your blogs – a lot of people don’t, and just blog for various, meaningless reasons. I like that last line of what you said: “Blogging to me comes deep within (just like composers of songs).” That’s inspiring. :)

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