UBC Day 26 - What makes a successful blog?
My blog can often be silly, sad or sappy
Some folks might even think it’s crappy,
But I don’t care, I’m having fun
For me, I’ve only just begun,
Words flow freely from my mind
Freeing me from the daily grind,
This is my time when I like to playI can be serious the rest of the day.
What makes a good blog? I was reading this article this morning about boosting blog traffic
The post made me realize that I don’t do any of this. Does that mean I’m a failure? I guess it would depend on the definition of what a successful blog is.
I have a small readership. I often blog about silly things and write silly poetry just for fun. I post cute photos of my pets and pretty photos of Nature.
I write about things that touch me. I write about life's lessons that I've learned the hard way and how I'm still learning and evolving each day.
I don’t always have useful content. I don’t have an email list. I don’t use keywords that Google can find. And I don’t make a cent either.
If I worried about all the ways I "Should" be doing my blog according to all the experts, I probably wouldn't blog at all.
The main thing is I enjoy expressing myself creatively. I enjoy sharing quotes that I love along with my photographs.
I enjoy connecting with the few readers that I do have and see my blog as an online diary.
I’m not out to get 10,000 subscribers and get a great Alexa rating. Who the heck is Alexa and why do I care so much what she thinks?
I’m having fun with my blog even if no one but me reads it. And it's way cheaper than therapy. That’s good enough for me.
What do you think defines whether a blog is successful or not?