Blogging is a Marathon NOT a Sprint

bloggingMost people believe that when they begin blogging that they will have overnight success. They get into the mindset of, “if I do this, the immediate result will be this.” Unfortunately this is not the reality of a blogger.

Blogging really is more of a marathon. It is discovering what your ultimate game plan is with your blog and making sure you are doing what needs to be done to make it happen.

Some bloggers make the mistake of only blogging once a week or even once a month. This is not the definition of a blog. A blog is something that gets updated daily. It is a commitment to yourself and most importantly your readers.

Remember that ultimately your blog is about your readers. They are coming to your blog because you give them insight. You share information with them. You educate them in some way. They see you as a valued resource and trust your opinion.

Don’t break that trust with your readers by not being there for the long term. I have made this mistake and that is why I am sharing it with you. Your readers are the reason you blog to begin with. Meet them where they are at and be willing to be transparent and a bit vulnerable with them.

We are all on this journey called life and the best you can do is to continue to add value to it. Be a shinning light so that others can find their way out of the darkness.

My recipe for blogging is simple. Be honest, truthful, and helpful. Provide value and education. Share information that people would pay for.

If you are willing to give, you will find success with blogging. Believe in your talents and passion. Use blogging as a tool to build your brand and business. Update daily. People are looking for you and your voice.

Blogging is a marathon… it is not a sprint. Enjoy the journey and build relationships.

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Katrina
Katrina

Chef Katrina is a former Disney Chef. Retired from the corporate kitchen she now runs an online digital marketing training company called Marketing Ingredients. She is a mentor for Digital Marketeers. In her downtime she ballroom dances and spends time with her dog!

    2 replies to "Blogging is a Marathon NOT a Sprint"

    • Aman Singh

      Blogging is a Marathon NOT a Sprint. this is 100% true. I am blogging from may 2020, now in October 2020 after 5 months. My article begin to rank fast. Through my blogging journey, I have seen that You will be suggested by your near ones or even by the internet about blogging. They will show you pictures of expensive cars, impressive house, or working from the beach. 
      They will show you as an expert of blogging. Every single one of them is a scam, and you will waste your time and money paying for any courses or training that you buy from those guys.
      As a student, I realized, Best way to grab the attention of recruiter:- If you are actively looking for a job. right now, most of the recruiter ask portfolio and if you include blogs in your portfolio. It will add value.
      Blogging improved my writing skills as well as my communication skills. Which will help me to communicate in better way.

    • Mary Anne Hahn

      So true, Katrina–and although I have always been a sprinter in the past, I have found that the Ultimate Blog Challenge has helped my develop and stick with a daily writing regimen. As I move my blog to it’s new home after this challenge is through, I will be forever grateful for the lessons I’ve earned and the other bloggers I’ve “met” over the past four weeks.

      Much success to you

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