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?

Cristian Mihai

Became Internet famous by the age of 23. Never recovered. I write short author bios all over the web. I’m an acquired taste. Don’t like me? Acquire some taste.

34 thoughts on “If The Journey Isn’t Difficult, The Destination Won’t Be Rewarding1 min read

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

    1. 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.

  4. 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. 🙂

    1. 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.

  5. 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.”

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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