Are you one of those bloggers who wakes up in the middle of the night just to check page views? Or one who hyperventilates that blog is not doing well as per expectations set by your goal plan?

You might be or not be as controlling about your blog but you are definitely engaged with the idea in an ongoing manner. Most people begin to make wrong decisions in blogging because they do not feel the kick each day. Their idea of appreciation, applause and perhaps popularity is not satiated on an every day scale.

And that’s where things start to go down.

Like all things in life, blogging has its own pace. Which if experienced in right doses can do wonders on its own.

Every day is not Christmas.

1 Page views

Check them on a weekly level. Run through your blog’s numbers like a CEO sees a company’s progress. Are quarterly results in line with expectations? Do not micromanage and pull down these numbers to a weekly check.

2 Not all posts will do as well

A lot of bloggers will tell you that posts closest to their hearts are the ones which never found many readers. And it is very much possible that they are correct. So don’t judge a post’s effectiveness by numbers alone. Also your first and foremost intent is blog’s success and not post’s success. You can re-purpose content of great posts to work more content.

3 Appreciation will be there but not each day

Bloggers are by virtue a mutual admiration club. They send a lot of love to their peers but sometimes this very thing becomes an addition. We need it each day, all the time. STOP. Appreciation is not the drive here, your blog is. Your ideas and goal plans are. Use appreciation as motivation to string along not exist for its very purpose.

4 Viral posts do not include loyalty

One thing we desperately want to share is that viral does not mean success. It is like a spike in your journey and often unsustainable. Do not target viral posts since they almost always push you away from your intended blogging goals. Not to forget lack of viral posts disappoint many also leading to wrong decisions and choices

5 Content is permanent

We keep sharing this thing with brands also. Numbers, ranks are dynamic- they change with time and are never permanent. But content is permanent, it stays till the end of time. So work on content and take your highs from creating kick ass content on your blog.

So there is it is ! Every day is not Christmas in Blogging but every year is best year of blogging 🙂

Around the challenge we have built up a rather interesting festival as well called the Blogchatter Writing Festival– celebrating the blogger to author journey.

Did we say author?

Oh wait. Have you not seen last year’s post challenge Blogchatter Ebook carnival? Championed by Chitra Divakaruni we received twenty six ebooks during the month of May all self-published by our community members.

This time we have eight popular authors who are coming along as part of our mentor program for festival, taking up special twitter chats and facebook live sessions to further your publishing dream. Read more here: Blogchatter Writing Festival

As part of Festival we will once again be opening our portals for your self-published ebooks (in case you choose to convert your April blogging challenge into one). You can ping us here or anywhere you find us for queries, etc.

This month we will also be taking up the #AtoZChallenge with you. Celebrating better blogging across platforms through our theme:

Blogging Ethics

Add your post below in the linky and take a deep dive into the sea of blogs that gets connected with us ! You can also add your link to our Blogchatter Reading List– Discover more blogs and get discovered !