When it comes to blogging, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “Can you still stand out in this crowded blogging world and get readers?”
Short answer: yes.
Long answer: let me explain.
It really doesn’t matter what platform you’re talking about, it doesn’t matter how things have changed in the last couple of years.
However, you have to be willing to:
- Commit MORE time, energy, and resources than others before you.
- You have to take a more professional approach, as the side-effect of a lot of competition is people becoming ultra-competitive about being the best.
- Be consistent for at least one year.
However, even if you do all the above, success is far from guaranteed.
See, gaining readers is not just about writing great content. It’s not about following a set of rules.
You see, great blogging is a lot closer to an art than it is a craft. People often compliment their favorite bloggers by saying that they’re “talented.”
Of course, talent is a matter of investing time, energy, and even money into developing the skills required to succeed. Simple, but not easy.
Also, one of the side-effects of this over-crowded blogging world is that nowadays there are so many tools at your disposal, so many guides and tutorials, so much raw data to analyse.
If you want to build an online following, the amount of resources you have at your fingertips is endless.
So, if you’re thinking about taking your blogging to a new level this year, here are a few simple questions to ask yourself.
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