5 Necessary Traits of Successful Bloggers

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If you want to be a successful blogger, here are five qualities I believe you must possess:

1. Successful Bloggers are Marathoners, Not Sprinters

Anyone can be a successful blogger, but unless you’re already a celebrity, there’s no such thing as overnight blogging success. It takes hard work, sweat and more hard work. It may be a few months before you ever see a penny from your hours of labor invested into your blog.

2. Successful Bloggers Have Incredible Passion

If you don’t think you could write three posts per week for the next two years on your chosen blog topic, you need to choose a different topic or a different work-at-home idea.

3. Successful Bloggers are Self-Starters

It’s great to learn from others, but if you want to be spoon-fed, you won’t succeed. Roll up your sleeves, start digging and researching: read books on blogging, read articles on blogging, read blogs on blogging, watch bloggers who are successfully blogging and do your own experimentation.

4. Successful Bloggers Are Creative

In a market that is already saturated, fresh and unique voices and approaches are those that will stand head and shoulders above the rest. How are you going to be different from all the other bloggers in your niche?

5. Successful Bloggers Are Consistent

Readers come back when they can count on you having regularly-updated content. It’s much better to post three times per week every week, than to post thirty times one week every few months.


  • Shawnee says:

    Love the info, thank you for posting!!!
    I’ve been a stay at home, disabled single mom for the past 5 years. Now that my daughter is going to be in school soon, I’m trying to find work online to help offset my social security, which isn’t much. I’ve struggled greatly these past 5 years and still am going thru difficult times. My goal is to move my daughter and I to Phoenix, Arizona so I can feel a little better and be away from these frigid Chicago winters. After reading your blogs and information posts, I’m positive I will be able to make the $4,000. needed to move us! Thank you again, you always seem to motivate me! 🙂

    • Kolleen says:

      Hi Shawnee, I am in the same boat as you, although I do have the support of my husband, but due to my disabilities, I also need to move south to help feel better. I live in buffalo, ny and like chicago, it gets very cold here….I am praying that the Lord will open the door for me to blog about my disabilities and how I try everyday to be an overcomer and walk in His strength!! I pray you have succeeded in your endeavor. ..Kolleen. …

  • Siobhain (shavon) Weston says:

    I was praying just this week about earning income from home and got your emails. I am excited to be starting blogging journey. My best, Siobhain (shavon) Weston

  • Pamela Mills says:

    I am Sincerely! intereste in LEARNING TO BLOG. I m looking for someone to train me from start to finish. I M e. Ited about the whole process and beginning training.

  • Diana says:

    Thank you so much for the information you are constantly putting in your website. It’s been my passion to write since I was little and couldn’t even write! I had family members write my thoughts for me haha! I am grateful for people like you who inspire me and help me find my path in this world. God bless you!

  • Bob Patton says:


    I am a retired teacher, My wife is in poor health and I must spend a lot of time at the house, I am looking for some info on a possible shot at this blogger concept.

    I am a bit of an idiot when it comes to this “High-tech” world. I would appreciate any words of wisdom you might send my way!!!

  • Valerie says:

    But how do you have income? My husband has a successful blog (approx 3,000 subscribers) but we do not see income. He is diligent about his posts and posts daily! I just don’t get it.

  • Thank you so much for this list! This post is short and to the point and perfect for printing out and sticking next to my computer to help remind me of the important blogging traits needed to move my blog to the next level. Because of that I will be referring back to these points as part of my daily affirmations.

    • Jordan says:

      Yay! We’re so happy you find it so useful. Best wishes on your blogging endeavors! -Jordan, MSM Team

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