If The Journey Isn’t Difficult, The Destination Won’t Be Rewarding1 min read

The first day of the year. The date we use to mark some change in our lives, to set certain goals.

But have you punched those damn keys today? Have you commented on other blogs? Have you interacted with your readers?

Do you feel motivated, even though you want success, to do this even if you don’t feel like it?

Start your journey, and know that it is not meant to be easy. As the cliche goes, if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

The journey towards blogging success is difficult. Many quit half-way through.

So, tell me, have you written your thousand words today? What new things about blogging have you learned today?

Don’t tell me your plans and goals, tell me your habits.

The secret to success lies in the things you do each and every day.

So what did you do today to become a more successful blogger?

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  • Lorne Anderson

    January first is a holiday where I live – that means free time. So yes, I have punched the keys today, written two posts from scratch, finished two others and started three more.

  • pick1solution

    Great advice and there seems to be a little encouragement for we the lazy. Good Post.

  • patientandkindlove

    That’s the kick up the bum that I needed to do a bit more work!!!

  • maylynno

    i commented on other blogs. and i decided to work daily on my blog, for as much time as i can afford because i already have a job. but like anything else, consistency and discipline are keys.

  • Olavi

    Apart from my posts, I liked and commented on your post.

    Great article as usual.

    • Cristian Mihai

      Thank you!

      And I appreciate the support. Now go punch those damn keys!

  • Ben

    Well time to go to the old drawing board make sure you add the right equipment to do the job…

  • Deborah

    Yes. I’ve been punching the keys. Scheduling the posts. Reading new material, and commenting on my favorite blog sites. I have to say I miss this so much when life gets too busy. The schedule is in the process of being revamped, since the old one wasn’t working well any more. Thanks s much for your encouragement!

    • Cristian Mihai

      Hi Deborah,

      All we have to do is gain momentum. The more you act, the easier it is to act. The more you find time to blog, the easier it is to make time to blog. It’s as simple as that.

  • Dianne Lehmann

    I did comment on some blogs today, including yours just now. I didn’t work on a post, but I am working on a couple other projects. One does involve writing. Been a little under the weather so it’s not too hard to sit at the computer. But need to walk the dog soon. Life. 🙂

    • Cristian Mihai

      Hi Dianne,

      Life tends to get in the way. But, well, maybe we can spend that time thinking of what to write next, headlines, etc. Thinking about writing is good enough when life gets in the way.

  • glenmckenzie(justabitfurther)

    New Year’s Day here in Canada. After being up for nearly 21 hours due to work and an evening trip to a local ski resort and then after about 4.5 hours of sleep, I was up once again and wrote two posts both scheduled to go live tomorrow.

    Left comments here and there on other bloggers pages. So, all in all, a good start to 2010.

    Thanks so much, Cristian for sharing your wisdom and insight into this thing called “blogging.”

  • Kim Petitt

    I learned that I am constantly changing and so will my blog, and that’s okay.

  • JanBeek

    I read your blog to help me be a better blogger… And i am responding! And i’ve read an been inspired by several others that i follow. I punched the damn keys! Yes, Cristian, I am working at being a better blogger. Thanks for your encouragement.

  • lifewithveexo

    Great post! It was definitely encouraging for me because I have been the one to stop half way. But this year will be different. I’ve been working hard to get new content up this month!

  • Amy Marie

    Great post and great advice, not just for blogging, but life in general. Happy New Year!

    • Cristian Mihai

      Thank you, Amy. And Happy New Year to you too.

  • dharkanein

    Loved the the title of your post and the post itself is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  • thewellb3ing

    Your post hit on many things which are so true! That while it isn’t easy, taking bite size steps helps! Thanks 😊

  • S&G

    You’re writing is well 🙂 Punching them keys 😛

  • Women on Purpose For God

    Thank you for the hardcore truth. I am glad I wrote something today. Be blessed

    • Cristian Mihai

      A sense of purpose, being proud but not satisfied with where you’re at, and a sense that you are having an impact on other people’s lives.

  • Rasheedasblog

    Yes, I have punched the keys and published two posts, I am really heading for more right now because I just got data.

  • Seekandfind

    “Don’t tell me your plans and goals, tell me your habits” I really felt that! Now that’s what I call a quote!

  • ellieejay

    Habits… many people are jealous of what others have, yet won’t put in the work, change their habits, and change their lives to achieve something they never have before.

  • Embersofire

    Your blog posts are always motivation and wake up calls to me

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