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Many people start blogging by assuming that if they follow the methods of successful bloggers, they will also become successful. Unfortunately, it is not that easy. You also need some personal attributes if your blog is to become popular inside your niche.
Here are the questions you should be asking yourself:
Are you a confident person?
A confident person is not shy to approach and communicate with other people. They believe in themselves strongly. Although they can look around for role models, they also believe they can achieve those same results.
Do you let things bother you?
If someone tells you that your blog sucks, what would your reaction be? Would you get annoyed and discouraged, or would you rather grow a tick skin and try to understand what could have caused such criticism?
Can you finish what you started?
There are many abandoned blogs over the Internet. These are blogs mainly started by people who can’t handle the hard work. So, can you finish what you have started? If your objective is to create 100 blog posts in 2 months, would you be satisfied with 80 blog posts?
Do you give up easily?
If you can’t solve a problem, would you just sit down and feel sorry for yourself? Or would you try different methods until you find the solution?
How disciplined are you?
Can you finish a collection of tasks in a certain period of time? Or when you get bored, you would leave them for the next day? Are you organized? Are you able to follow through a plan?
Finally, do you really want to blog?
Blogging is a very demanding process. Many people jump into it and fail miserably. If you are only blogging because you saw or heard that someone is making money with it, then the failure is imminent.
Ali Papila is blogging regularly at InternetHow Blog about topics related to blogging, self improvement, and SEO. You can get free updates of his blog by subscribing to his RSS feed.