November 2017 marks two years since the inception of my Blog. To commemorate, I’m taking my laptop out for dinner and drinks later.
Two years may be a drop in the bucket for some, but for me, it’s a significant achievement, one I humbly acknowledge. While my posting frequency has grown sporadic as of late (including the occasional—and dreaded—re-blog), I’m still at it, still posting when I (think) I have something of value to share, and still engaging with my Bleeps (BLogging pEEPS—a term I just made up).
So—after 24 months and 119 posts, what pearls can I share?
That depends on how you define success. If monetary gain, fame and a 1000-hits-a-day are your sole motivators, you should probably look elsewhere.
But, if your goals hinge on surviving an exponentially growing cyber arena where 90% of new blogs extinguish within 3 months; I’ll share with you two things I’ve learned along the way:
If you’re not writing for yourself, it won’t work.
If you want a following—engage. You get back what you put in.
And there you have it.
The recipe for mediocre blogging success.
Off you go now—create.
I have a dinner date.
Until next time,