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Blogging Insights — New Format # 28


“The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.”

(Ron Dawson)


When I first “built my blog” I had no clear idea of what it was going to be about. All I knew was that I wanted to write. I toyed with the idea of writing about books and wrote several reviews but hardly anyone read them. Then I wrote some posts about food, but without recipes — those did slightly better, as in they got more comments and views. Next I did a few posts on self – care / “personal development”. My blog in its first year was without a niche so I called it a “lifestyle blog”.

What made my blog really take off was when I took the advice of blogger Sadje and started participating in writing prompts. I gained more views comments and followers. I plucked up the courage to create a prompt of my own. Currently, I host two prompts every week, Blogging Insights on Monday and 5 Things on Tuesday.

At present, more than1500 people follow my blog and I have published more than 1400 posts. I don’t know if this allows my blog to be called “successful”. I still don’t know what I want to “accomplish” with my blog since it continues “niche- less”.

What are your views about today’s quote from Ron Dawson ? I would love to know. You can leave a reply in my comments section or write a post of your own — please remember to tag it #blogginginsights

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24 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — New Format # 28

  1. It’s still Sunday night here. May I still respond? LOL
    My blog started off with a self imposed year long commitment to find things to be grateful for. I never expected anyone, but the few friends who also blogged to read my posts. When my year was over, I started looking at more and more blogs and participated in prompts that spoke to me. I neither have a measurement tool, nor need one. I enjoy the community so much. I spend more time reading blogs than writing. I feel connected to the kind world of bloggers. It is a much safer and happier place than the big bad world outside my front doors.

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  2. Much like Sheree, I write for my enjoyment. I started because I was having a blast with a hobby and no one to talk to about it. Since then I probably have grown to take it too seriously but I want to present something of value. The quote is only relevant if your blog is going to put food on your table.

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  3. As l wrote once before Tanya – “My words don’t need to please everyone.” That isn’t my aim. “My words simply need to impress upon those that are reading today, right now. That is all that is important'”

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