Have you ever taken a class on blogging?
If so was it worthwhile? Did you leave with even more energy and enthusiasm and did that continue well past a few weeks after the course?
I'm considering taking this e-class.
In the end though I doubt I'll sign on and commit to the class.
I don't even need to ask myself why.
I know why.
I don't have any clear goals for my blog. Never really have.
Initially it was a marketing strategy for my business, then became a way to share my love of fashion. But I've never ever said to myself, "Suzanne you simply must have 2500 page hits/day." Or "1000 Bloglovin' subscribers".
I'm happy to just pound away at it…having fun…doing whatever I like, whenever I like.
But there is a little voice in the back of my head asking me, "what the heck are ya doing girl?"
You're not making any cash here. You need to grow up…put on your responsible panties and start thinking about making some money instead of all this fun fluffy stuff.
I already put the effort in.
What is stopping me from becoming a "successful blogger"?
What is a successful blogger?
1. Someone that makes money from their blog.
2. Someone that has loads of Bloglovin' followers so they can make money from their blog.
3. Someone that has loads of page hits per day so they too can profit financially from their blog.
4. Someone that connects with other people honestly and openly creating lasting real relationships.
5. Someone that helps someone else by putting a smile on their face and brightening their day.
6. Someone that inspires another person.
Or maybe it should be all of the above?
My own selfish priority has always been to simply create a blog that I personally would like to visit.
That is not growing my blog though. In fact it's probably hurting it.
I hate promo type posts so I personally don't do them. (I've done one since I've had the blog where I got a free pair of glasses from Firmoo.)
I really can't stand those giveaways where 30 blogs are participating and you need to spend 40 minutes on a rafflecopter trying to win. Another thing I don't do.
Side bar advertising I don't mind, although I haven't done it. I wonder if it is worthwhile since I myself never click on any of those. Also I've heard that people make $5 per year or something ridiculous.
Since I personally like to focus on thrifting and consignment store shopping not so many advertisers will want to partner with me in the first place so I haven't been actively pursuing any of them.
Also I don't think that my style is suited to most advertisers. I want to look different. Not the same as all the other bloggers.
So as you can see…I have now talked myself out of ever making any money from my blog. Totally NOT where I thought this post was going…
How do you define a successful blogger?
Are you part of that?
Do you want to be?
Have you or are you planning to take any blogging classes?