So you think you are a good blogger. You have a few hundred readers and you are well on the way to getting a lot more. But unless you do at least a few of the following things you can’t consider yourself a true blogger…
10 – Content Spotting
A true blogger will spot content in the most unusual of places. Maybe in the food they are eating, or the things they can see. While a writer will often try to be alone with their thoughts.
9 – Never Know How To Introduce Themselves
Do you call yourself a blogger? Do you call yourself a content producer, SEO, graphic designer, web designer or a writer? And even if you think you might be a blogger, how much reading traffic do you need to consider yourself a blogger?!? And even if you call yourself a blogger, will they think it is just an excuse not to get a real job?!
8 – The Spy
True bloggers will have a handful of other bloggers that they will spy on and obsess about. Now and again a blogger will steal another blogger’s idea, but no credit will ever be given to the original blogger.
7 – Emotional Restraint
A good blogger doesn’t care about this and the really good ones don’t know what it means! When you have a bee in the bonnet about something you will let your blog do the talking and when it comes to something you are emotionally charged about, nothing will be off limits.
6 – Fear of Notoriety
So you have thousands of readers and you love each and every one of them. That is until someone recognises you in the street and you will instantly think they are a weirdo blog stalker.
5 – Obsessive Job Addiction
As a true blogger you will know you can’t set a certain time to sit down and blog. You have to do it whenever you can and when you are on a roll you have to work all hours of the day. Even while asleep you will be coming up with content ideas.
4 – Become a Statistician
It all starts with checking your blog post stats now and again, then soon moves on to working out the best times to post, what to post about and how people are reading it. Within a few weeks of becoming a true blogger you will find yourself seeking stats that are anything relating to your blog and you will obsess over them till the end of time.
3 – Disappointed With Brilliance
Only a true blogger will know of this disappointment when their best, most well-written post don’t get any more views than normal. And even when it does do well on views, you will believe you could have made it even better.
2 – Job Hashtagging
How many writers do you see using the hashtag #Writer or #Journalist? Practically none of them! But a true blogger would never tweet anything without including at least one blogging related hashtag.
1 – Seek Fellow Kinship
A writer doesn’t rush out and join loads of writer groups and networks on Facebook. But a true blogger will instantly seek out other blog networks and Facebook blogging pages and join all of them.