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You made a great point. I think developing a success mindset is crucial if one wants to grow. Moreover, I think most new bloggers (or they ones who have been blogging for a while) don’t realize that it takes time to build a blog – like every other business. People look at A-list bloggers and think of them as overnight successes – which we all know is not true.
Tip: Some people use online services like Evernote to organize their notes. Me? I’m a pen-and-paper gal. But I do make good use of Pinterest – not only to promote other people’s great content – but also to keep track of other people’s blog posts that start my wheels turning. Pinterest’s new private boards are an awesome way to file away great articles that will be an inspiration for your writing when you need it.
The point is – blogging is like playing with Legos. It takes time, effort, consistency, and a long-term investment of your resources to build anything meaningful. Each of the tips above and every step you take towards growing your blogging business is a building block or stepping stone to the next level. It isn’t complicated nor does it require an advanced degree. It is simply a matter of doing hundreds or thousands of things right over time. And if you ever feel beat down, do what I do and read famous motivational quotes to remind you that the path to success is challenging but worth it.
Note what they do. Note what they do repeatedly. Figure out how they’re doing it. Consider why they’re doing it. Sometimes that might mean you have to reverse engineer something, sometimes you might have to google it, sometimes you might just ask straight out. Be curious and observant. Take off your casual observer hat and put on your detective hat.