For most bloggers, blogging is not just a source of income; it’s a passionate way of life.
Many bloggers go on to lead successful lives, both as movers and shakers in their respective industries.
If you’re a blogger, you probably already know how fulfilling it is. But if you’re not a blogger yet, you may be interested in starting sooner than later.
But just know that every blogger goes through various phases in their journey.
Here are the four phases that I went through…
Different Phases Of My Blogging Life
1. Starting Phase
I came to know about blogging 10 months ago when my friend told me that I could make money online just by writing articles.
I took his words seriously and started writing. I didn’t know what to write or even how to write articles. I was new to the BlogSpot blogging platform and had to learn how to use the BlogSpot interface. But I still made a blog, and I started writing articles.
I was unaware of the power of Twitter and Facebook and other social media websites. I didn’t know about commenting. I knew nothing about marketing.
The most memorable moments were when someone would drop a comment on my blog. I used to feel so accomplished when I received comments.
And that’s how my blogging journey started.
2. Part-Time Blogging
I kept on blogging, getting better with every article.
I attended WordCamp India 2009, an important event for any WordPress user. There, I met one of the founders of WordPress, Mr. Matt Mullenweg.
I came to know about the power of WordPress and blogging, and immediately after the event, I started blogging on WordPress.
But I faced a huge problem. I had a day job. It was very hard for me to be a blogger when I still had to go to another job every day.
3. Full-Time Blogging
After some time, I had various projects and freelancing offers on my plate.
I started earning money from my blogging job.
I started consulting with my friends about my work, and in the month of October, I resigned from my day job and became a full-time blogger.
It makes me happy because now I am earning a good amount of money with freelancing work, and I have enough time to take care of my blog.
4. Professional Blogging
Full-time blogging is not the same as professional blogging.
Professional blogging implies lots of responsibilities and lots of discipline.
To be a professional blogger, you need to maintain a constant work schedule and workflow to make sure your audience is continually supplied with great information. You should work and think like a professional.
There are many bloggers out there who are considered “professional bloggers”. Harsh Agrawal is a perfect example. He’s worked hard for many years, and has built up one of the most impactful blogs in the world.
The Four Stages Of Blogging
Starting from nothing, it takes a long time to become a professional blogger. But it’s not an impossible goal. Many people have done it, and many people are still doing it.
You just need drive, discipline, and perseverance. Things will get challenging. But you need to be able to make hard decisions and overcome the obstacles.
And with persistence, you can become a full-time, professional blogger.
Which of these four stages are you currently in? What’s stopping you from moving forward? Let me know in the comments below.
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