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Blogging in itself is a wide wide Universe. There are galaxies of blogs out there. Small, bright, well known, yet to be found, big, really BIG blogs and so on.
When thinking of starting a blog, we foresee a lot of competition because of that myriad of blogs.
Take any obscure niche targeting a very narrow audience, and you are sure to find umpteen blogs already catering the exact ground breaking service you thought was THE brilliant idea.
So, what is the take? Better… not to blog? Or be a philanthropist without any serious aspirations?
You could do that, but that is not what I thought would inspire you. So, here is an approach to be a great blogger without fuss, without pain (Don’t read “without work” though…).
THERE IS NO COMPETITION OUT THERE… YOU ARE THE MONOPOLY – is the mindset every blogger needs to have to enjoy blogging, which in turn makes his/her blog the best.
There are many benefits in having this attitude while blogging and here are the few benefits:
1. No Fear
You know what fear is capable of. Fear of not being successful, fear of losing the reader base, and fear of making your readers unhappy… drives any blogger crazy. You forget to enjoy blogging.
Then blogging becomes an ordeal with constant paranoia of missing your reader base. When you don’t enjoy something, the quality of your work goes down. It is as simple as that.
2. No Pretending
Also, you should never fear to be honest. You need not to pretend. You could say whatever you feel like to your readers, because at the end, your blog is, what you ARE, and not what you are SUPPOSED to be.
You wouldn’t be forced to act as the market conventionally does. You would take your own call. You would say what you really feel like saying.
3. No Numbers
Numbers drive us (at least me) crazy.
Total number of unique visitors, number of clicks, CPM, number of Feed Subscribers, number of direct visits… throw all these numbers in the dustbin.
I know, they help you to know where you really are, but to say the truth, they don’t matter until you want to review your blog. Reviewing your blog every day is not that intelligent. You could do it once in a few months or so.
When you think there is no competition out there, you won’t bother about these numbers. I doubt Google, if run by a single person, would be monitoring the number of searches every day.
Think as if your blog was Google and forget about the numbers.
And to state a truth, which you might already know, there is no competition as such. Many blogs could be in the blogosphere together. So, no worries. Create a blog in your own style and run it in your own rules and enjoy blogging.
Share your thoughts on having this mindset when blogging. What is your take? Drop your thoughts and experiences.
Ganesh is the author of iPENthisBLOG, where he shares blogging and productivity tips. He also carries out designing projects. Subscribe to iPENthisBLOG and to know what he is presently chirping about, follow him @ksganesh
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