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Artists are being born, not made. No matter where you studied arts, if you are not a born artist, you will never shine. On the other hand, born artists only need a single opportunity and boom! – They are up there. Skills can be learned from school and experience, but talent is the blood that runs within the veins. In terms of blogging, you can also ask yourself the same question. But before you do that, here are some useful questions to jot down that might help you. While there are many of them in my mind, I only choose I think the most applicable ones.
How passionate are you?
Blogging needs passion, and inspiration is not enough to have passion. Passion is a unique feeling one can feel in spite of all the challenges one is facing. It is hard for a blogger to be inspired in blogging if his topic is not popular, like marriage and parenting. But if he is passionate about it, he can increase his visitors maybe slowly, but surely. He does not run out of a good topic to discuss and confidence in him is very obvious. Readers can notice his sincerity in his first two sentences. A born blogger can make his readers alive.
How do you handle frustration?
Low traffic means low earnings and it really frustrates a blogger after working hard to get positive results. You have bought a lot of ebooks as reference, joined forums and social bookmarking sites and submitted your blog to directories but still, the result is devastating. Do you feel like quitting or just rest for awhile and then here you go on with a new strategy? Are you afraid that your next post will not be noticed, just like your previous one? Blogging needs a lot of perseverance and patience. A born blogger is like a brave soldier, the deeper the wound the stronger he is.
How sociable are you?
Are you blogging because you just want to say something, or because you want to share something? The two differs a lot as the latter is more of socializing. Do you bother to leave comments on other blogs even if it is a no-follow or even care to reply to comments on your blog? Can you easily draw a crowd of bloggers and make yourself comfortable at once? Are you at ease when you share personal experiences to your readers? A born blogger can create a network from his blog.
Do you have an X-factor?
No two bloggers are the same. Although some of us have the same niche, you must have something that your competitors do not have. You may have the best-looking blog theme in the world, but it is useless if you cannot carry it. Creativity is what your readers like and just like show business, one has to have an X-factor. Your content might be king but if your visitors can only read words and without feelings, your blog will look dry. A born blogger does not need magic, as he himself is the magic.
If you cannot answer any or all of them positively, you do not have to worry because you can still blog. However, do not expect positive results from your blog.
On the other hand, if your answers are positive but not seem to get positive results yet, do not also worry. You are not alone but one thing is for sure, you are on the right way.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 12:48 AM Posted by Angel
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