Any tips for blogging motivation?

Abhishek  Dharmik
Abhishek Dharmik
from Jabalpur
1 month ago

I have seen many blogger simply shutting down there blog because they lose their motivation for blogging. They lose motivation either they won't able to make money out of their blog or they unable to rank their websites... 

I want to know how to keep yourself motivated even your blog is not ranking or you are not able to rank your blog.

Note - Not want to know tips and tricks which can help in good ranking...

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The Sorcerer
The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
1 month ago

Most bloggers who start with a commercial motivation will fail. Even with 2 lakh page views, you get peanuts from Adsense. Unlike hobbyists or writers who use blogs simply to display their work- 'commercially motivated bloggers' have 1 goal in mind- make money. Main motivation should be- what am I good at and is it something I can keep making fresh content to gain more audience who will trust in what I say. Because bigger audience base that trusts you= money....eventually. Motivation should be an interest which you want to be in. The ultimate goal is to gain credibility. Credibility gains regular readers. Regular readers who trust you share your content more than random visitors. That gains more regular readers with same interests. AskVG is a perfect example. I remember seeing that website around since the late 90s. He used to post in tech forums. Back then, techtree was an active tech media in india. He never used to have his website links in his signature or his profile. But he always helped and gained credibility enough that people wanted to know more for him. Once you establish yourself, you get contacted by people who want to advertise in your website through some means. Most want sponsored content. Others want ad space. Add affiliate system wherever possible in the middle without compromising credibility with sponsored content, its then you have a good plan. If you see financially successful bloggers, most of them don't start to earn money for a long time through any means. Rather its to show what they are good at and how to keep making content around it. The rest of the financially successful bloggers start blogs as an extension of their careers- photographers, videographers, advertisers, chef, engineers, doctors, chartered accountants, etc. Many well known blogs dont even have a business model despite having a good site. A website called SMXHOAXSLAYER is covered by many types of media since they debunk most of the propaganda. They do good research, but most of the information is available when you right click on original images and do a google search. But if you see the website, despite a good mainstream coverage and reader base, it is hard to commercialize it because of the type of content. It takes time. But once you gain an audience you will automatically come up with a plan. Coming up with a plan on day 1 is a recipe for failure in most cases. 

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
1 month ago

Fairly exhaustive answer... gives all the essentials connected to blogging. :)

Arvind Passey
Arvind Passey
from Delhi
1 month ago

Blogging isn't only about writing... there are elements like photography, illustrations, caricatures, drawings, and paintings too that one can keep sharing. However, the main reason why blogging thrives is good and wholesome writing. So those who find writing boring and a chore do tend to driftaway away from blogging and into whatever else that fascinates their abilities. Money, power, gifts, fame, name, prizes, and other such things are transcient and come and go at different times. 

Srinivasan
Srinivasan
from Chennai
1 month ago

I think people whom you have mentioned, should have started their blogs in the first place for earning money and rankings.

I don't think passionate bloggers who love to showcase their skills never faced such a situation. I started my blog 6 years back. My writing skills were far below average when I started it. I don't post articles as frequent as others. I never knew earning through blogging even existed when I started and I don't have plans for that anytime soon in the future. My posts are scattered across various topics (photography, drawings, social causes and personal) and I know that blogs that are focused on a single topic have excelled mostly and I simply I don't care about it.

But I follow few of the leading bloggers here in IB who excel by writing quality posts. The effort they spend on each post, reflects in their content and hence they are rewarded for that equally (Money, Fame, Ranks, etc...) They have earned it over a period of time and not just a day.

What motivates me to write articles ?

  • Because I love learning new things and write posts from what I have learnt.
  • Because people appreciate you for the content that you create. It makes me feel good.
  • I can interact with people of same interest and learn more from their way of doing it.
  • Sometimes competing in small contests and winning gives me motivation.

Tips and Tricks to improve rank and earn money? I will join and learn it with you from someone who has more knowledge on that. Smile

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
1 month ago

Totally agree with what you say, buddy. :)

Ms arora
Ms arora
from Ludhiana
1 month ago

You can find lots of tips and tricks on Google but what important as  your reason behind writing your blog. If one thing doesn't come out well, trying something else. Choose various topics and see their performances.

Enjoy writing as well as reading. The life is full of inspiration.  Look around and write whatever comes in your mind. Write till your feels happy...

Abhishek Dharmik
from Jabalpur
1 month ago

Yeah! But what about sticking to a particular niche and focusing on it...

Deepansh Khurana
Deepansh Khurana
from Dehradun
1 month ago

I've been a blogger for more than half of my life now. The current blog I write on turned six years old this December. While I have always appreciated the idea of blogging without any ulterior motive, I understand the validity of wanting to earn money from your blog. I don't make anything from my blog because my idea is to create content, as much as I can and as honestly as I can. 

While I blogged at The Polymath regularly enough, something changed this year, and that is where I think you'll find your answer. Back in August, something happened which forced me to write every day for thirty-one days. I skipped most of September, but then I felt the urge to continue writing regularly. Regularly here, translated to every day. At first, it was difficult and most days felt like drudgery. However, as I kept on it and figured out a schedule (Monday to Thursday), I haven't skipped even one blogging day.

I've been writing four days a week consistently since October 2017. The motivation comes from loving the idea of blogging and why you blog. The only motivation you can ever find when it comes to any creative medium is falling in love with the process. Don't look at your end goal. It may be money or fame or networking or happiness, even. However, don't look at it. Look at the process. Look at how you feel when you're typing words on the blank screen and how you feel when you finally click that Publish button.

If you love that, you won't lose motivation. If you are motivated, you'll write regularly. If you post frequently, you'll eventually achieve your end-goal. That is how I see it.

Abhishek Dharmik
from Jabalpur
1 month ago

Thanks, for giving your views on this topic. Loved reading your views.... 


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