How to Increase Blogging Persistence and Consistency

  December 31, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 4 minutes read

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Do you give up at the drop of a blogging hat?

 

Do you stray off blogging topic early and often?

 

Stick around.

 

Following these tips boosts your blogging persistence and consistency.

 

As a rule, most bloggers lack both habits of being persistent and consistent. But following a few simple steps cultivates each skill to pro blogger levels.

 

Persistent bloggers keep blogging no matter what. Pros see the journey through. Consistent bloggers stay on topic, publishing posts related to a single niche to build their credibility in that area.

 

Follow these tips to be a persistent and consistent blogger.

 

1: Know Why

 

Knowing why you blog and tying the reason to something fun and freeing goads you to keep blogging on a single topic.

 

I love fun. I love freedom. So, I blog persistently and consistently, to the best of my abilities. Bloggers who keep blogging do so from a sense of dogged persistence but seeking fun and freedom goads them to blog doggedly. Staying on topic also seems to be the by-product of blogging for fun and freedom.

 

Let go money drivers. Release popularity drivers. Money and traffic arrive after you create and connect for a long time. Bloggers create and connect for a long time only if they blog mainly for fun and freedom. Shift the driver. Develop persistence. Gain clarity. See the blogging journey through.

 

2: Surround Yourself with Inspiring Bloggers

 

Observing inspired bloggers up close and personally goads you to keep blogging on a singular topic for a long time.

 

Watching a top pro like Anil Agarwal succeed for years – persisting and specializing – inspires you to follow his lead. Ditto for pro blogger Sue-Ann Bubacz. She slays it now because she put in the time and work spanning years.

 

Follow pros. Befriend these leaders. Learn from consistent, persistent bloggers. Study their habits. Pay close attention to what drives these leaders. Note especially how top pros face all manner of obstacles like all bloggers. But seasoned veterans often face stronger resistance than most on their journey; this is why they became top pros!

 

3: Accept this Core Truth

 

Being a persistent blogger ain’t enough.

 

A decent chunk of bloggers blog persistently but never experience much worldly success. This is because being persistent only means you kept at blogging. Anybody can blog for a long time on multiple topics but doing so makes you deficient in the departments of credibility, specializing and expertise.

 

Blog consistently on one topic to become a specialist. The world makes room for specialists. Generalists do not command quite the same attention because jack of all trades types lose trust. Would you trust a lawyer who also delivered garbage and ran a pizza delivery business on the side? Although this sounds funny as an offline example of being an untrusted generalist, bloggers do this online quite a bit, running blogs covering 3, 5 or even 10 topics.

 

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Understanding how one needs to be persistent AND consistent in covering a single topic regularly gets you into the proper frame of mine. Specializing has its benefits.

 

Face fears in mind creating inconsistencies. Bloggers generally lack consistency for fearing the loss of blogging about whatever comes to mind. Let go the desire to blog about any topic you want to blog about. Hold this intent: blog about the one topic readers wish for you to blog about. Be consistent by solving one specific reader problem each time you publish posts. Stop making your blog all about you and your ego wants. Blog about what your readers want.

 

4: Beware Pushing Yourself Too Hard Too Fast

 

Newbie bloggers who push themselves too hard too fast burnout, fail and often quit, completely moving in the opposite direction of being persistent and consistent.

 

Be realistic. One needs to slowly and steadily prepare themselves for the long haul blogging journey. No one succeeds overnight. Being persistent and consistent are both skills that need to be patiently learned and honed.

 

Slow down, calm down and see the journey through one blogging baby step at a time.

 

Being persistent involves going slowly. Being consistent involves blogging intelligently from a relaxed mindset. Blogging slowly, peacefully and deliberately requires you to be chill. Slow down. Calm down. Relax. Stop pushing yourself. Force negates. Stop trying too hard. Trying too hard signals a serious red flag related to over-reaching.

 

Give yourself time to succeed. Release expectations for becoming a pro blogger. Allow yourself to enjoy focusing on the process of creating and connecting. Be persistent and consistent by organically falling in love with the blogging process so you stop pushing yourself and allow the process to be the reward.

 

Conclusion

 

Blogging is largely between the ears.

 

Follow these powerful tips to become a persistent and consistent blogger.

 

  1. Lisa Sicard says:
    at 12:58 pm

    Hi Ryan, I really think persistence is the key to continuing blogging. I’ve seen way too many quit before their first year is up. They give up. I find it sad because many did put in many hours. Of course, having inspiring bloggers like yourself around does help as we cannot work online alone for a long period of time. It takes TEAMWORK with others to succeed.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:56 pm

      Teamwork really helped me through rough blogging times Lisa. Most quit within their first year because they never realize how important building a team of blogging buddies around you is, by being generous, patient and persistent. Either they go full on solo or they do light outreach here and there. Meanwhile, blogger outreach dynamos like yourself live the concept and thrive over the long term. Thanks for sharing!