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Defining Success in Blogging

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Out of every 100 bloggers, only about 10% of them have  crystal-clear goals. This explains why we have only a few successful bloggers  in the blogo-o-sphere. Depending on their goals, their definition of successful blogging might vary. For some, it might be money. For some, it might be to gain fame. For even some, it might be to serve as the ‘light of knowledge’. And, for other’s it might just penning out their life instead of scribbling their private moments in a diary. Every individual has a different perspective about living. So, does their goals in blogging. But, can we actually define a generic metric for success in blogging?

So, it’s evident to attain success in blogging, one should have some well-defined goals. Think whether you have set the right goals.

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Are you still reading this post? Thanks :-) . In this post, I won’t be discussing the secret ingredients of successful blogging. Instead, I am trying how to define success in blogging. Is your earnings the only way to determine whether you are successful or not? I would rather answer it as a big ‘NO’.  There are many other factors that determine whether you are a loser in blogging or not? According to me, the following metrics need to be considered to define success in blogging.

  1. Page rank of your blog
  2. Average number of visitors per day for your blog (For the time-being I don’t think metrics like bounce rate, pages per visit are too important)
  3. Number of total comments including the genuine ones as well as the spam ones in the block-queue
  4. Total number of backlinks for your site
  5. Number of guest bloggers in your blog
  6. Average income per month
  7. Alexa Rank
  8. Number of sponsored reviews
  9. Number of Subscribers(including RSS, feedburner and twitter)

So, first you need to define goals. And after some time, analyze whether you have set the right goals. Sometime you might need to change the goals. There is nothing wrong with it. Believe in yourself and blog sincerely. Be close to your heart when you blog. Success will gradually come to you. Success definition depends on one’s goals.

If you have suggestions to measure success in blogging with some other metrics, let me know them by a comment.

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8 Responses to “Defining Success in Blogging”

  1. October 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    it really a great article thanks for sharing such a informative article…..!!!!

  2. October 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    You are right Jakes. Having clear goal is must have thing for blogging.

    And the things you mentioned are very necessary to judge the quality of any blog.

    • October 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

      Thanks for dropping in and keep dropping here, at my blog

  3. Ileane
    October 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Hi Jakes, very thought provoking post and I agree strongly that bloggers need to set goals. Most people are “afraid” to commit to a goal because they think they will be locked in. But they forget that they can change the goal whenever they want. The point is to get something to focus on and as time goes by you can refine it.

    Btw – I shared this on my Facebook page but for some reason FB is buggy and it won’t let me tag you at the moment….


    • October 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

      First of all let me express my gratitude for visiting my blog.
      Being a guy who experienced the UPs and DOWNs in blogging(basically due to inconsistence), I thought I had to write something on the metrics that define success in blogging. So this idea was in my mind for quite sometime. But, I have to confess that I didn’t ended in writing it in the expected manner. I had a plan to make a tool(or app) that calculates one’s success percentage by making use of data like PR rank, alexa rank, backlinks and all. So that idea is still in underground. Will notify you when I realize that.

      Thanks for the share in twitter and facebook.

  4. Jacob
    October 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Good one

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