Blogging has become a big business and many people believe that they can buy themselves a Mac, post some posts and earn tons of money from their sofa. We live in a society where we share and blogging fits perfectly in this trend. I also like to share and read about other people sharing their lives and therefor I have found interest in blogging and I spend a lot of time on it.
In my way into the blog world I have changed my blog many times. I have changed everything from layout to the message on my blog in the hunt for more readers and followers. My main goal has been to find a message that would make my blog go viral. This has not only been positive in the sense that I have actually lost readers since the message has changed. I have gained new readers and I have managed to grow but not as I have wanted.
My blog is a lifestyle blog and I want to blog about things that attracts me and hopefully will inspire my readers from my everyday life – everything from tips to fun things happening in my life. I have been thinking lately about how to make my life exiting enough so that many people will read my blog. How to find the best tips so that people will find them useful and recommend my blog. I have figured out though that I was starting in the wrong end. Instead of me chasing different types of messages I think that my blog should adapt my life.
I want to share something that actually happened yesterday. I was sitting in the sofa a bit frustrated with my blog. I was thinking how can my blog go viral? I got so frustrated that I actually started to dislike my blog and even the whole concept of blogging. My boyfriend asked why I was upset and told him. Then he said to me that there is no perfect success formula of succeeding in this business. It takes a great amount portion of luck actually and some hard work off course.
He told me that instead of me sitting in the sofa I should rather go out and live life so that I will have great memories to share with my readers and hopefully meet someone that will be interested in collaborating with me and sponsor my blog. I will therefor start to bring with visit cards and share my blog with people and finally start to do what robertapimentel.com is all about namely a lifestyle blog. I will write about my life – the ups and downs – and interesting things that I think will inspire my readers and not worrying so much about the content. The content and the message of this blog will develop when I start to develop and stop thinking about how to go viral all the time.
In that way I think the probability of succeeding is higher, however, it might be that I will never succeed and only time will tell but then I will at least have some great moments to remember when I read my posts.