This article is guest posted by Monika Mundell of The Writers Manifesto Blog
Whichever way we look at it, blogging has become a form of mass media for the generations of blog-aholics out there.
Every day millions of us bloggers write content in a frenzied way to get noticed amongst millions. It’s like being a fish out in the vast ocean stuck in the middle of a feeding frenzy.
Like the fish who wants to be noticed by its peers for being something different, we as bloggers are chasing the illusive dream of blogging fame and world domination. After all the painted picture of success lingers within the deepest recesses of our brain and drives us to keep churning out content like we are on autopilot, until – we wake up to the sound of our own breathing because we have been left behind.
All the fish are gone and we swim in water so crystal clear that we can see nobody else but our own reflection in the water. Too late we realize that we swam in the wrong direction because we didn’t have a plan.
Oh yes, as long as the ocean was full of fish around us we were happy to just tag along for the fun of it.
But hello….did it ever occur to you, that in order to get somewhere worthwhile you need a plan? It’s like packing your bags for your next vacation. Do you just lock up your house, board the next plane and fly toward your destination without packing your bags? I’m sure you don’t, unless of course you are one of the very rare travelers that can get around the world with nothing but a shirt on his back.
Most of us need some sort of planning when it comes to holidays and the same applies if we want to get somewhere with our blogs. We need a rough idea, a dream and a vision. This is the basic tool a blogger needs to have a chance at success. Besides, I have always been a strong advocate of passion. Without passion it is just too easy to give up when the going gets tough.
Just like in real life as a blogger we also experience hold ups and annoying little things that stop us in our tracks. The partial secret of success is to step over this. And by having a vision and a healthy amount of passion we can do this with relative ease.
Look at your bigger picture if the going gets tough and you will find that things will keep moving forward for you, instead of coming to a grinding halt.