5 Ways To Tell If Blogging Is Right For You

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Bloggers are an interesting breed, especially those of us who blog full time. We essentially spend the majority of our day interacting with all kinds of people over the internet. Much of our work consists of sitting in front of a computer, reading other blogs and websites, and writing and publishing our own posts for our audiences to read.

In a way, there are those of us who are meant to be bloggers and those of us who aren’t, just like there are those of us who are meant to become teachers, or soldiers, or dog trainers, and some who aren’t. If you’re interested in becoming a blogger, then you should consider trying to figure out whether or not blogging is right for you. Of course, it can’t hurt to give it a shot regardless, but at least you’ll have an idea as to what sorts of personal qualities make people good bloggers.

Are you opinionated and passionate about a subject?

One thing I’ve found that is most important to me when I blog is that I am passionate about whatever I’m blogging on, and that I am opinionated. Both of these traits have really kept me focused when it comes to me blogging. They have given me the confidence in my blogging, because I know that my passion and my opinions encourage others to take interest in what I blog about, which spurs great discussion among readers.

Do you feel comfortable sharing your writing with others?

You should also have confidence in your writing skills because your writing will be read by many readers, so you have to be willing to share that writing with others. It will certainly help if you think you’re a good writer, but that’s not a prerequisite by any means. What you should really strive for is being comfortable with putting your opinions out there and starting a discussions.

Are you organized and a hard worker?

On its surface, blogging seems really simple: you just publish blog posts. But, in fact, blogging requires that you handle a bunch of other responsibilities if you want to really be successful and make money off of your blog. For example, bloggers also need to track down guest posts, contact advertisers, manage their accounts, and use social media, among other things.

Do you consider yourself to be a people person?

Part of blogging means that you have to interact with others: readers, commenters, fellow bloggers. When you start a blog, whether you like it or not, you join a community of like-minded bloggers, many of whom will reach out to you in order to make the community stronger. If you’re not a people person, this may be difficult to keep up meaningful relationships with others in the community.

Can you handle pressure and obstacles in your way?

Finally, something bloggers need to keep in mind is that blogging has its fair share of obstacles and mounting pressures. Bloggers need to be able to deal with drawbacks in their blogging. For example, some bloggers get incredibly frustrated when their traffic numbers don’t increase as quickly as they would like. If you can handle pressure and deal with minor setbacks, then you’ll be able to respond to them by coming up with a new plan to improve your blog.

Do you have any other points to share, add it in comment section.

18 thoughts on “5 Ways To Tell If Blogging Is Right For You

  1. Blogging is not a game that can be played online easily . Newbie blogger should read this post

  2. One thing for sure ,you should not expect too much from your blog

    1. Yes Torry, some new bloggers expect quick money from blogging.

  3. This is David. Hello to all. As I am new to the internet and blogging in particular,I have a lot to sort out and to learn. Thankfully, bloggers are some of the classiest and most informative people anywhere. I need all of the information I can get and this post helps a whole lot. Thank You for posting this. I am determined to hang in there because I believe in the process.

    1. Thanks for the comment David and wish you success in blogging.

  4. Yes, certainly agree, there are people who consider themselves bloggers, when in reality are actually spammers, with the intention of simply advertising. The reader should always come first, and even though it might not seem like it, being a blogger requires a lot of dedication. If you are to ever have a fangroup, you certainly want them to stick with you and keep informed.

    1. Bloggers need hard work and meditation to get into the blogosphere.Thanks for your valuable comment.

  5. Based on the 5 things you mentioned, I can conclude that blogging is ALMOST right for me. 🙂 I am not a people person but I think I can still run a personal blog. Anyway, shouldn’t time be a factor also? Other people who have great blogs weren’t able to maintain them because they’re too busy with their jobs.

    1. Yes, Calli time is also an important factor. Bloggers should invest their much time in blogging.

  6. I must confess that in as much as i love blogging as a 19 year old blogger, I’m just beginning.

    Thanks for the article.
    Blogging is definitely right for me.


    1. Glad to have a 19 year blogger in our blog. Welcome to our blog. Wish you success in blogging life.

      1. Thanks a lot. 🙂

  7. I agree. Also, I find that no matter how tired I may become, I rest and then I cannot wait to get back to writing. That is a sure way I know that blogging is definitely for me.

  8. Hi Pamelia,

    Agree with your list of qualities which a blogger needs to have or inculcate. The very first point about being opinionated and passionate, this is the root which causes you to go out there and express. It is of no use if you pick, copy and paste in your blogs. You must have your own opinion and be able to passionately express it. If I may just add a point, you need to have patience and resilience. There will be times when you won’t get what you expect or deserve, but you need to keep pursuing it passionately.

    Kevin Rudd

  9. People do think that blogging is easy. That is not the case. After setting up websites for years, WP is fairly easy, but I have set up blogs for people who could never figure out how to work it, much less take the time to research and write.

  10. Yes, I agree with you and all points are very important and we can consider it for making new blogs. Thanks for sharing this good information.

  11. Yes, blogging is not easy money like most new bloggers believe it to be. Hard work is what is required to make it to the top and the questions in the post should help you know if you have got what it takes.

  12. Yes, if you know how to write your posts well and attract visitors it’s possible to make a great monthly income. You need to have passion in your work and never give up.In the beginning stage it’s very difficult because you don’t have alot of knowledge about seo, writing etc but after gaining experience and reading alot of blog posts full of information you will see that it’s great to start a blog about a subject you love.

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