11 Things Successful Bloggers do differently

I have been blogging for a couple of years now and at first I was just doing it for the fun. I enjoy typing and writing and I didn’t even know what exactly I wanted to write about. As I networked I paid attention to what bloggers were consistently growing and what bloggers weren’t. I paid attention to the habits and things successful bloggers did and I implemented a lot of those habits and watch my blog grow noticably. I have watched it grow increasingly ever since and picked up on the things that were not working for me.

If you’re new to blogging this post is for you. If you aren’t new to blogging but are struggling with your growth… this post is also for you. I do not blog about blogging but there are key commonalities I have noticed successful bloggers do and I wanted to share them with you guys!

Things Successful Bloggers Do Differently

  1. They commit to their goals. They know what they want from their blog whether it is to make some side income or be able to do it full-time and they stick to it until that goal is reached. There isn’t a such thing as giving up. It can be discouraging when you don’t grow as fast as you want to, but like anything else everyone’s path to success is different and they make sure they held on until their success was reached. I am not a full-time blogger yet myself. I have not made enough income from my blog to quit my 9-5… but I can guarantee you that I will not be giving up until I am a full-time blogger, youtuber, and entrepreneur working from home.    
  2. They never stop learning. I feel like this is the key to success no matter what you are wanting for yourself. You have to continue to grow and get better at your craft. Times change and since we are doing this online thing, things are changing even faster. Social media algorithms change. The best sources for traffic change. The best methods and platforms to host change. Rules for legalities change. Don’t stop learning. You may think you know enough… but you can ALWAYS learn more.
  3. They use Pinterest. I was LATE on the Pinterest train. If I am being honest, I thought I got perfectly suitable traffic from just Twitter alone and that didn’t include Facebook and Instagram. However, when I did decide to use Pinterest and took EllDuclos’ Pinterest E-course I saw my pageviews skyrocket and I was amazed! Now I understand why so many bloggers say to use it because it works! Now, I include Pinterest management in my services offered (all because of my willingness to learn more). I notice ALMOST every successful blogger I have come across uses Pinterest.                                                                                             
  4. They have an email list. I was late on the email list train as well. However, in order to really engage with your blogging audience it is important to have somewhere exclusively for them where you can do that engaging. Having an email list helped me increase retention my blog as well as affiliate sales. It also shows you that people are continuously interested in you and what you have to offer.
  5. They self-care. One major thing I learned is to not let trying to grow your blog run your entire life. I work hard on my blog, but if I have to choose between taking care of myself an writing a blog post… myself wins hands down. The truth is, you can’t do your best work on your blog if you’re not at your best in general. A lot of bloggers do their planning ahead and bulk writing so they aren’t stressed and can take breaks when needed.                                                             
  6. They build a brand. They get themselves officiated and branded which basically just means they have a recognizable logo, mission, and morale for themselves and something that represents their blog because to be a blogger professionally is to basically be an influencer/entrepreneur. You may need help with this part (Lord knows I did), but it is definitely worth doing so that brands know that you’re for real.
  7. They are engaging with their audience. Reply to comments. Answer Dm’s. Have conversations with the people that follow you and your blog. That matters and makes a big difference. I notice when people reply to my comments and it makes me reappear on their page and look around a little bit while I am there.                                                                                       
  8. They pre-write and schedule content! Getting behind on doing exactly this is why blog posts were so inconsistent for awhile. I was struggling with motivation and tried to focus on my YouTube Channel and next thing I knew I had no content scheduled and got ridiculously behind. When I schedule blog posts, I pre-write and prepare up to a month of posts and make sure that throughout the month before it is time for me to bulk write I am spending time outlining future posts and planning. I schedule my tweets up to a month in advance where I can and it keeps me from worrying about these things. Scheduling makes your life easier and keeps you consistent which is what both your audience and brands love.
  9. They reach out to brands themselves. A lot of successful bloggers have told me that before they started getting tons of brands attention, they were reaching out to the brands. They were sending emails and DM’s letting companies know they exist, they love their product, and they’d be a good choice for a sponsored post or affiliate program. You have to market yourself if being a successful blogger is what you want and show these companies initiative and drive that you love THEIR company and are interested.                                          
  10. They learn about SEO. I won’t lie to you. I love writing. I love the writing process and I love the sound of my fingers clicking away at a keyboard… but I HATE SEO. That is next on my list to outsource, I kid you not. However, it is important for getting yourself on google’s algorithms and getting the right people looking at your blog. It puts you high on google’s search and while it is tedious… it is worth it. I noticed a lot of bloggers talking about it and so I did my research and started implementing it and it did make a huge difference.
  11. They know their blog will be successful. Your thoughts are powerful. I am learning this more and more. One of the things I noticed in bloggers is that from the very beginning they were convinced that whatever they needed to do to make their blog a success would get done. They moved with that knowledge and acted accordingly and it made an astounding difference. Once I started implementing manifestation and pushing positive thoughts, I noticed a difference too. In both my traffic and my motivation! Just visualize what you want from your blog, decide that’s how it is going to be, and then walk in those footsteps as if it already is. I believe this is something that works for everything too as are a lot of these other tips. It isn’t necessarily easy, but it DEFINITELY makes a difference.                                                                                                                          

 

So, these are the habits I noticed in successful bloggers. These are the habits I decided to imitate and try out for myself. These are the habits that I saw make a huge difference in the way that my blog grew and even in my period of absence and lack on consistency on this blog I STILL noticed growth and I believe these things had a lot to do with that.

What are some things you notice that successful bloggers do? Do you think you were missing any of these habits and will start trying them out? Let me know in the comments below!

30 Comments

  1. Mariam on 08/20/2019 at 9:50 am

    I love all of these! Especially utilizing Pinterest and starting a mailing list from the beginning. These are two things that a lot of bloggers tend to not focus on but they make a huge difference!

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/20/2019 at 10:18 am

      They really do and with both I was so late on the train but I am so glad I hopped on!

  2. Stacie on 08/20/2019 at 4:18 pm

    I think every blogger new and experienced needs to read this. We can all benefit from tweaking out what we do.

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/21/2019 at 1:18 pm

      I completely agree! I would hope it helps as many as possible!

  3. Blairvillanueva on 08/20/2019 at 4:51 pm

    I agree with all your points, the only thing I don’t do are no. 3 and 4. I never add email list, but will learn Pinterest.

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/21/2019 at 1:18 pm

      Well hopefully Pinterest works out for you!

  4. Kelly Martin on 08/20/2019 at 6:17 pm

    Great article for new bloggers. I’m just working on my email list now and learning lots about SEO.

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/21/2019 at 1:19 pm

      SEO sucks, but it is important!

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra on 08/21/2019 at 1:08 am

    I have to do that – writing bulk content. I know my only issue with this would be the time for me to sit down and just write. I will take a look again at my schedule and make time for writing!

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/21/2019 at 1:21 pm

      I had to make time for it as well. It was hard but my blog is a priority for me so if I had to sacrifice an hour of sleep or something I would!

  6. BeccaLois Blogs on 08/21/2019 at 8:05 am

    Great tips! There just seems so much to learn when you’re starting out….I definitely need to get myself started properly on Pinterest, that’s a tip that I’ve seen absolutely everywhere! Becca x

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/21/2019 at 1:21 pm

      Yeah I saw it everywhere too before actually getting involved myself!

  7. Martina Roy on 08/21/2019 at 8:42 am

    This is very really unique helpful information. keep it up. Thank you so much!

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/21/2019 at 1:22 pm

      I am so glad you found it helpful! Thanks for reading!

  8. Monidipa Dutta on 08/21/2019 at 11:54 am

    This post is really very motivating for me. Yes, bloggers learn every day. And moreover building a brand is very necessary.

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/22/2019 at 8:54 am

      I 100% agree!

  9. Heather on 08/21/2019 at 9:38 pm

    While I don’t personally do all of these things, I do a number of them! And should be doing some others.

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/22/2019 at 8:55 am

      It honestly took me a long time before doing most of these things so I understand lol

  10. Heather Barber McMechan on 08/21/2019 at 11:23 pm

    Self-care is so important. I cannot stress that enough, more so when you work for yourself.

    • cherishingflo101 on 08/22/2019 at 8:55 am

      EXACTLY. Self care is the best care and without it, your work suffers anyhow!

  11. Jenn Flynn-Shon on 08/22/2019 at 12:16 pm

    Continuing education – yes! I try to take a course or webinar at least once a quarter. Learning tricks and tips from the people doing it well / successfully is the key to being a successful blogger.
    Also, scheduling content is my favorite. My husband and I just got back from a 2 week vaca and our blog/channel never skipped a beat.

  12. Jackie Espada on 08/22/2019 at 12:50 pm

    This is such a great post! I think it’s so important to analyze what works and what doesn’t work. I’ve recently started to focus on Pinterest and it has done wonders for my blog! I hope to implement some more and to just schedule a bunch of posts out because I feel so behind. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Bethany on 08/22/2019 at 1:35 pm

    This is so helpful to have all these tips all in one place in a blog post. I’m new to blogging so I definitely need to start thinking more about SEO and writing my content ahead of time or even scheduling posts. Thanks for the advice!

  14. Emily Ryan on 08/22/2019 at 3:46 pm

    This is all such good advice, but especially setting up mail and pinterest, they are getting there with my traffic even though I was also late to the game! Thank you for sharing these 😊

  15. Annaleid on 08/22/2019 at 5:10 pm

    So so so true! Its hard work but Its so rewarding too 🙂 Thanks for sharing and some of these ones sounded familiar to me 🙂

    xoxo Annaleid
    http://www.actuallyanna.com

  16. Nicole on 08/22/2019 at 7:26 pm

    You’re so right about so many different things here! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been researching how to blog posts for about a year now and there is a common thread in most of them. But, I really think the way you approach how to be successful is such a simple way, you reminded me why I knew I could do it too!

  17. Surekha Busa on 08/23/2019 at 4:18 pm

    Oh yah.. I have observed about these too. Such a great list, your blog is great..!

  18. Sara | mshealthesteem.com on 08/23/2019 at 6:18 pm

    All of this goodness is awesome! I love so much that you brought up self-care too. Blogging is a lot of work, creating a balance and prioritizing self-care too is so important. Thank you!

  19. Loise Machira on 09/03/2019 at 9:38 am

    Thank you for sharing this!!

  20. Anjlina on 09/09/2019 at 6:05 am

    All the things are very interesting or helpful too.

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