The motivations of a blogger

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Written By Brian Krogsgard

6 thoughts on “The motivations of a blogger”

  1. You’re dead-on with the tortoise & the hare analogy – especially that first post’s letdown that is called “the second post.”

    Every single time I’ve had a big ramp up in traffic on my sites over the past 7 years, it’s because I’ve blogged regularly, even more often than daily. We know the traffic is because of content flow, but we’re all hares by nature.

    Keep up the original posts, Brian – you’ve got good stuff to say.

  2. Hey Brian,

    I’ve thought this every time I’ve come to this site and read a post, but I’ve never left it here in the comments, so I’ll say it now: I really appreciate what you do here with Post Status.

    Writing for and maintaining a good blog takes lots of time and energy and I’m really glad you find this worthwhile enough to continue. It’s unbelievably easy for a reader (like me) to take all of that for granted. It’s not as though the words just end up on the screen here.

    So, in short: thank you. You add value to the WordPress ecosystem, and almost daily add WordPress knowledge to my thick skull. You’re doing a great job and I really appreciate it.

  3. To the newbie blogger: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.

    Don’t measure the success or better yet the *fulfillment* factor of your content by tweets, shares and comments. Just stay as consistent and true to your message as you can.

    More often than not, the posts I make that I expect to be big hits, fizzle out and the off-the-cuff blurbs blow up.

    All that matters in the achievements of this world is practice, practice, practice

  4. If anything else, blogging teaches you how incredibly scarce attention is. Getting someone to click on a post and to actually read it is a huge challenge and it never gets that much easier.

    With experience you learn how to write well on the web ie look at how the guys above me never pass 4 lines per paragraph to keep attention.

    However, it only gets easier when people get to know you and trust you, thus they are willing to slow down and read a post on your blog.

    That would be my advice to newbies -> quality content isn’t about SEO, it’s about attention.

  5. Thank you for sharing this article, people who wants to be a blogger should read this post. They will definitely be motivated. I love reading this post. It is great!

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