How to Tell if Blogging is Right for You
Many people donít realize the amount of work that goes into a blog. In addition to the vast number of behind the scenes tasks there is the day to day communication requirement. You have to blog or at least understand what a good blog post looks and sounds like. Before you jump into the blogosphere, consider whether blogging is really right for you. If it isnít, relax. There are many other profitable business models to consider.
#1 Do You Enjoy Writing? It may sound simplistic but if you donít like to write then blogging is probably not right for you. Sure, you can create video posts and you may do well. However the majority of successful blog posts are still print based and that requires a willingness and a desire to write.
#2 Are You Willing to Learn? There is an abundance to learn about your niche, about your readers and audience, and about blogging in general. Itís incredibly helpful if youíre not just willing to learn but actually excited to learn. Itís also useful to realize that learning is an ongoing process. You never run out of things to learn about blogging and about your niche because the world and the internet are ever evolving and changing.
#3 Do You Have Attention to Detail? In addition to being detail oriented with the information you present on your blog and the manner in which you present it, itís also important to be capable of analyzing the data. Your blog analytics will provide you with an abundance of information on how to grow and improve your blog. However, if you are uninterested in paying attention to that data and using it to make changes, then either find a partner or contractor who is skilled in this area or consider another business model.
#4 Are You Self Motivated? Can you get up in the morning, make a list of the things you need to do and then actually work your way through that list? Can you set personal goals, strategize, and then take action to achieve them? Bloggers must be self-motivated because thereís no one sitting over you telling you that itís time o blog.
#5 Are You A Risk Taker? Thereís a significant amount of risk involved when you begin a blog. You have goals and expectations and there are decent odds that youíll succeed. There are also decent odds that you wonít.
Are you capable of failing and making mistakes and preserving? If blogging is important to you and you are willing to put in the work and effort then the passion is there and you can make it happen. Blogging can be an extraordinarily rewarding career but itís not for everyone. Put some thought into your niche and your strengths and determine the right path for you.