In Blogging: Patience Will Get You Farther Than Quitting

 I have a theory. I think a lot of bloggers give up because they expect to publish their first blog post, get thousands of hits and become internet famous over night. I think some bloggers believe their style is the best, the most unique, and that they slay so they’ll be an overnight sensation. I think some bloggers just know their words will inspire and light fire under people’s asses. They think they will be asked to speak at colleges and events and have this glamorous life in one month.

Unfortunately, that isn’t how blogging works. That isn’t how marketing works and that isn’t how public relations work.

Of course, there are exceptions. There are bloggers who blow up in months and Youtubers who post their first video and get tons of subscribers in a matter of weeks but, that isn’t the reality for most of us. We are the rule and not the exception.

I don’t think bloggers understand that they have to find their audience. That’s the reason people always tell you to blog because you love it first and for income second.

If you don’t know a thing about marketing or have a PR strategy no one is going to read your blog at first. You’ll be doing it as an hobby or as a way to get your thoughts out of your head. Not for popularity.

Eventually you’ll find your audience. You’ll network on social media, you’ll attend events, and you’ll work with brands. It won’t happen overnight or in a month and it might not happen in a year but it will happen.

Something else to think about is that you may never become a very popular blogger and this may never be your only job. Even if that’s the case you’re still giving something to the world that no one else can give and someone is reading your blog even if everyone isn’t.

What are your thoughts on this subject? Do you have patience?

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