Bloggers aspiring to reach the status of a pro-blogger believe they know what to do in an attempt to make such a glorified status become a reality. Some believe it lies on great content delivery, others think tweaking SEO is the key while another camp believes it’s a mixture of high quality contents and SEO. Whichever the case, they all work once you commit to the task.
Once that status is attained, what makes a blogger see a sudden fall? Let examine these 4 deadly sins of a blogger and see if you commit any of them. If you do, I guess it wouldn’t be a bad idea if you can be a little flexible and make adjustments immediately to maximize you potentials.
All greedy bloggers see only one sign and that’s the dollar sign. Your great and highly rated articles begin to see a steady drop because you have received a lot of offers that can’t be rejected. The low quality and spammy sponsored posts becomes the norm.
One great thing about blogging is that, it’s easy to know an author who is only interested in ripping your wallet and it is also easy to know a genuine and sincere author. Not to say sponsored articles are bad, in fact, I love sponsored articles because they give you a different kind of feeling as you hit that keyboard. But there have to be a balance to ensure your personality doesn’t change.
Typing that rejection mail can be very scary, but you got to learn how to send one if you wish to stay in business. Not all expensive meal is worth the stomach. You know what I mean. 🙂
Gula is the synonym of glutton. A glutton is someone who consumes food in excess and also withholds same from his peers. A gula can as well mean excessive use of anything. As a blogger who has tasted success, it becomes tempting to break rules. I am not against breaking rules provided it leads to success but one has to be careful to guarantee long-term success.
A gula blogger tend to overuse his blog contents, writes the same article over and over, no longer cares about his readers because he thinks any junk he puts out there would be appreciated.
Then something happens, interaction begins to drop and traffic hits a slower momentum. What do you do? Try something new! It’s that easy.
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If you see a fellow blogger talking about his monthly earnings in multiple thousands of dollars while you are still ruthlessly trying to break a $100 threshold, you might become envious of his mode of operation. I wouldn’t lie to you, that you don’t have to check on your competitors, it is necessary to keep an open eye on your competitors and try to grow your blog, but you don’t have to get obsessed with their success story to the point that you begin to mimic everything they do.
You are your own blog, you are what you think. You can’t be bigger than your mind; it is what your mind gravitates to that produces the reality.
You are yourself, everyone else is already taken. Don’t sacrifice it to be like someone else, because there is someone out there who just loves what you are doing. You only need one more step to hit your milestone.
This is the most dreaded sins of a blogger. Pride can lead you to doom before your imagination even becomes a reality.
As a blogger, no matter your status, always take criticism in stride and respect your commenters. There is no guarantee that you won’t have trolls in your comment section, but you don’t have to initiate any confrontation.
Readers are leaders; don’t sit in isolation thinking you have arrived. Always visit other blogs to learn new things and most importantly, drop an intelligent comment to make the blogging cycle continue effortlessly.
Over To You
Thanks for reading this far, I really love to hear what sins you have been committing in this blogosphere. For me, it was pride, but these days I know better. I spend a good couple of hours daily, connecting with other bloggers and that has really increased my knowledge about blogging. So what’s your sin? 😀