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3 Questions to Answer If You Are Considering a Blog

Jul 11th 2010 at 2:10 PM

I am a firm believer in using blogs and you will hear a lot of people tell you that you need a blog but is a blog for you? It probably is something you should have (really no probably you should) but not all will benefit. Not because you should no have a blog but because of you. Here are 3 questions to ask before deciding if you should create a blog.

1. Are you looking for immediate results or are you patient enough to grow gradually?

Blogging takes a bit to gather traction. If you think the idea is to set up a blog and add some content and generate leads and sales I have a surprise for you. It takes time and consistent effort to create a worthwhile blog. So if immediate results are your goal and you have no patience blogging is not for you.

2. Can you maintain consistency?

The more often you post the better but consistency is more important. Yes posting every day or even more than once a day will be better. Posting 3 times a day for a week though and then once every three to six months will not.

You need to post regularly whether it is daily or weekly but you need to be consistent. If you can not do this then maybe a blog is not for you.

3. Will you spend the time to track your results and tweak what you are doing?

Successful blogs require you to track what is working. Everything you do will not work every time. If you do not or are not willing to keep track of what works the odds will be against your success.

Now if you can answer yes to these 3 questions you are well on your way to being a successful blogger. Now just go do it. You will be happy you did.

Mike Paetzold is an avid blogger and can help you set up your blog and answer your blogging questions at his blog - WordPress Made Easy.

Please to comment
Apr 30th 2011 at 10:37 PM by ianb1970
Great Article Mike, thanks for sharing,
Sep 26th 2010 at 11:36 PM by bgtrix
Whatever you do you have to focus one one thing only at a time
Jul 23rd 2010 at 8:01 PM by haroon132
If you want to run your blog successfully then Patience is the key you need to generate pagerank and backlinks so google will rank you higher and you can apply for Adsense.

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