Since being a good blogger requires an investment of time and patience it stands to reason there will be many lessons to be learned along the way! The fact is to have a successful blog you'll need to learn how to stay motivated even when your efforts are NOT producing the results you want! Over time readers will discover your site and provided what you offer is good quality these people will then become loyal followers! Along the way there will be some valuable lessons' to be learned that will make you more successful with both your blog and of course life itself!

Here are 5 things you will learn on your journey to developing a successful blog!

How to Write

Although I have no way of proving this I'll bet most bloggers when starting out likely needed to polish their writing skills! Bloggers write and that is what they need to do if they intend to attract visitors to their site therefore this skill is needed! Now this is NOT to say one must be an excellent writer from the get-go but rather that the more proficient one becomes at writing the easier their blogging becomes! Remember, this is an acquired skill that takes nothing more than time and patience to develop provided you are willing!

Accountability

Building a successful blog, as already mentioned, is not an overnight event but is the culmination of your consistent effort and focus! Blogging involves not only developing content but research, marketing and platform maintenance as well! Although none of these 'routine' duties are difficult they do require your attention to detail and their completion on a regular basis! As the site administrator, you're accountable for seeing these duties are continuously and successfully completed! Your biggest challenge here may simply be to stay motivated being motivation is one of the biggest assets any blogger can have!

Thick Skin

Comments left either on your site or found elsewhere online will NOT always be flattering, sorry! It's very important to remember 'everybody' has an opinion and not to take comments personally! Always view any comments left as a form of feedback and not a way to be flattered or insulted and in doing so you'll learn to appreciate them all the more! On the other hand however there's no harm in using some of the more positive feedback you get as a way to help you stay motivated!

Resourcefulness

Since blogging can place many 'demands' on your time with all the reading, writing, marketing and other 'mundane' activities, it pays to be resourceful! Whether it's how you find and develop new content or how you leverage your efforts to 'siphon' off some of the traffic found on social media sites, it helps to think creatively! In fact your own creative intelligence is simply another resource you have at your disposal! Learn to make the best use of the resources you already have but don't forget to continue exploring new strategies and opportunities that will help you work more productively and efficiently!

Perseverance

How many times have you heard developing a successful blog takes time and patience! An awful lot I hope because it's true! If you're willing to invest of yourself without 'immediate' reward understanding you're building something and not just flipping a switch, you already have the mindset needed to succeed! There will be bumps along the way and that I will promise, but here again if you learn from your mistakes, not only are you growing a blog, but yourself as well!

A good blogger must first and foremost possess the time and patience it takes to develop a successful blog, there I said it! This of course requires the site administrator to stay motivated since results don't come quickly when blogging! The point is that in the process of building up a loyal reader following there are many lessons to be learn such as the 5 reviewed here today! Achieving the distinction of having yourself a successful blog is reward enough for the time you invested but these lessons are also of tremendous benefit as well! What skill or,lessons has your blogging experience taught you? Feel free to share them with all of us by leaving your comments below!

Author's Bio: 

TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.
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