The Painful Road to Success in Blogging

You want to be a successful blogger of course. But your meaning of success must be very flexible when it comes to blogging these days. An overnight success is hardly ever happening anymore in the blogosphere, and that is a fact you need to face.

We are hardly filled in between the gaps of how success happened to most of the people who made real success in blogging. More often we hear only the good bits and mixed along with the marketing gimmicks on how you can be rich like them.

Blogging is more than creating content. Just because you write does not mean readers will show up. Unless you are a celebrity with an established name. Nonetheless, even celebrities and big bloggers need to keep up with the competition.

Blogging is a tough choice, and wanting to earn from it is a gamble. Now that the entire world wide web is saturated with blogs, it is even harder to penetrate a readership who might give you a few minutes to see what you have to offer. But that shouldn’t discourage you, especially if writing is engraved in your being and find joy in weaving words.

Don’t give up easily

Most people do, especially those who truly possess the skills to create compelling content. Why? Because of the bitter truth, no one comes and read it. After about 50 blog posts and you think you have written your heart out and even formatted the post at its best, and still no one comes, it’s often a call to give up.

Related to this article:   Apply These 7 Techniques to Improve Website Content

Not if you ask those who made recognizable success. Try reading this article.


Your initial window to gain traction from search engine traffic is probably after 6 months of blogging. To gain real and loyal visitors it will be years. Now if that is somewhat frightening you and think you don’t have time and guts for it, you can give up. The only secret sauce to blogging success is time and patience.

Create timeless content

At the beginning of your blog, it is better if you create timeless content. Meaning content that can be used as a resource by another person and always relevant. Doing so, you create a substantial volume of content that will still generate traffic in the months and years to come. If you remain topical and blog about things that will no longer be valued in the coming weeks or months, chances are, you will just be wasting your time.


Don’t even think of monetizing your blog at the moment

Trying to monetize your blog at its infancy is equal to making yourself feel even more terrible than you already do. It will only add to the stress. Consider monetizing after years of practice, probably by then you have a good amount of traffic that you can convert to sales for either your own product or affiliate products.

It is different for a business blog however. Business blogs must include sales and lead generation efforts at the beginning.


Blog religiously

While you need to allow time to ripen your blog before it gains traction from search marketing and promotion, it is not a reason to slack. You need to religiously blog. Not because it is an additional page for your blog, but because you need to show up. You need to learn new things and post every day, if not at least post thrice weekly. This will help you learn more and as you do, blogging becomes part of your routine and becomes easier.

Related to this article:   Will Social Media Eventually Be More Important Than SEO?


See success as a process

Instead of seeing success as a spot you arrive at, see it as a process. There are really no shortcuts in blogging success, even with the help of the known marketing influencers, if you are not making content, there is no success for you.

Success is the collective process that you invest in your blog. Once you start gaining readership, your view about blogging will change. Just keep blogging.

If you think you need help with your blog or content creation, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
Join over 3.000 visitors who are receiving our newsletter and learn how to optimize your blog for search engines, find free traffic, and monetize your website.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
Pat Bagano on EmailPat Bagano on FacebookPat Bagano on GooglePat Bagano on InstagramPat Bagano on Pinterest
Pat Bagano
Startup junkie and a geek in denial. WordPress, Joomla and Drupal fan. Always trying things in an unconventional way. Helping bloggers globally to reach their goals.

5 replies

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] is a great solution to many digital marketing dilemmas of small business owners. Nonetheless, blogging is among the long-term investments that does not drive immediate […]

  2. […] relevant and valuable for them. The initial steps to finding your place in the world wide web is a painful road. Success is relative to each individual, might be best to always keep your goals in check and see […]

  3. […] Blogging is a slow painful process that can break you if you are not tough enough. The results of each content you publish doesn’t really drive in result early on. It will take time, that is why you need to keep on creating content. […]

  4. […] success in traffic takes time. I bet you are also tired of hearing that. But that is the truth. Before you gain a little traffic […]

  5. […] You must have seen quite a lot of articles saying you should stop writing a blog post and start focusing on other aspects of digital marketing to ensure your blog’s success. […]

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *