As usual, I had to wake up very early in the mornings before my sister does so that I can quietly sneak my sim card into her phone to check my emails and Facebook messages. Someone might be wondering I’m involved in this mischievous act and the answer will be simple, I’m now phoneless. My phone’s screen went blank when it fell!Hahaha!
There was one interesting message I saw which broke my heart. It was from a great friend by name Ashutosh who always sends me a good morning message even before I wake up. Hey Ashutosh, thanks a lot!
This was what ensued between me and Ashutosh on Facebook!
hey bro u nt well????
me quite worriedEmmanuel Cudjoewhy?
u nt making post consecutivelyEmmanuel Cudjoe
I will write today!
u fyn rytt???
Hey bro, I’m more than fine! So this is one post dedicated to what can make and unmake you as a blogger as the title has already being stipulated above. I’m more than enthuse writing this post. How is everything if I may enquire to ask? Anyway, without wasting much time, let’s look at what can make and unmake you as a blogger. I intend making this post as short as possible since my time at the internet café is already low. I ought to watch my local area soccer team play as well.
Of course, first on my list is Facebook. Facebook is like a double-edged sword. Whiles the other side is facing the enemy, the other sharp side is facing you as well. Many bloggers including myself see Facebook as a great opportunity for bog promotion and that is of course true. That wonderful social platform can bring those traffic you’re yawning for. Not just traffic, but great networks as well.
If so, how can Facebook unmake you? Amid all those beautiful opportunities Facebook offers, it’s also a place where not tread carefully, can doom you for failure as a blogger. It has a lot of detraction. Do you write posts while still logged on Facebook? If so, please sincerely tell me, where you able to complete that particular post? And what was the quality of it? I arrest my case here.
Let me move on to my ext point!
Yes, I mean statistics! It’s a beautiful thing having great traffic pumping into your blog. That’s of course wonderful. There is obviously no qualms about it! Every blogger loves traffic. But have you ever thought of how stats can unmake you as a blogger?
Many people are surprise when I tell them I can’t really tell how many visitors visit my blog on a daily bases. Not that I don’t have a Google Analytics on my blog. I have it installed on my blog but the truth of the matter is that I hardly check it.
Mind you, I’m not in any way telling you not to check your blog’s stats but what’s the use of checking and thinking of your blog’s stats everyday as a newbie. Doing that often will only make you depressed and doom you for failure just as Facebook!
So how was I able to combat this menace without having to worry about my stats? As a newbie blogger, I was writing with only one person in mind. He is still the reason I continue to blog. I would forever be grateful for to him. And it’s no other person other than the name Mr. Suresh Khanal of Bivori.com.
One thing new bloggers really find it difficult to understand is that blogging isn’t one day wonder job. It’s a process and everything ought to be learnt!
Here, I mean worrying about getting comments. Getting a lot of comment for a blog post doesn’t necessarily means you’re bound to be successful. Great blogs like dukeo rarely do get comments but hey, what Ste channels is more than quality. Ste is the founder of dukeo!
Worrying so much about comments on your blog is one great dis-service anyone can do to himself and his blog. Getting comment is good and not getting lot of comment is good as well. It’s simply carries one message across. It means the post is a well researched and has no room for any add up!
This post for instance is likely to get lots of comments since these are not the only things which can make and unmake you as a blogger. You see, there are more loopholes than you think!
I want your tick on this post now. What do you think in your own estimation can make and unmake you as a blogger? I’m heading towards the field now. I hope my favourite team wins! Hahaha! See you later!