You took the time…

I think one of the most important aspects of blogging is “you took the time.” I can’t count how many instances where I have visited a blog and seen something cool enough to warrant a “I can’t believe they took the time to do that! So cool!” It is noticeable in life and in blog when you take the time to do something with care or come up with new ways of doing old things. So many ideas are washed down the drain because the blogger thought it wasn’t worth the time or that no one would care to notice.

I take the time to visit as many blogs as I can. I want people to see that and say to themselves “wow… he took the time.” It is really that simple and that connection is so easily missed with networking. The grinders, the doers, the ones out actively networking and meeting new bloggers each day are the ones growing their platform.

I get it.

It is very easy to get stuck or to get into a place where you no longer put in the effort you once did. Time gets taken away or you have other things to do.

The problem with blogging is that it is very much a momentum driven activity and endeavor. The moment you stop pushing your blog is the moment it stops caring to move and becomes stagnant regardless how large your subscriber list is. Taking the time to keep it moving is what it is all about.

-OM

@smokendust

33 thoughts on “You took the time…

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  2. I’ve had so many blogs in the past. I have two right now, and once again – one has fallen to the wayside. I really love my new blog and hope that I don’t loose the momentum to keep moving on with it. I just wish that I could share it on social media without feeling like I’m being judged. So it’s sits here quietly on WordPress hoping for a day when it could reach many other people fighting Lyme disease, Bipolar disorder and SIBO.

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  3. So: if people follow one’s blog, but don’t interact with the blogger in any way, then one can safely say that their blog generates traffic. Only the followers know why they don’t “take the time” to let the blogger know that the posts are liked or appreciated.

    When one uses every trick in the book to gain followers, but still generates crickets, then it isn’t the fault of blog or the blogger – especially when the only interaction received is a “like” of a comment left on someone else’s blog.

    People and their motives are funny – that’s one of life’s guarantees!
    😉

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  4. I agree! I make sure I take the time to visit and like and or comment. I know I want my posts read, it matters to me, and I assume it matters to others who blog. Im inspired by bloggers young and old, but firmly believe it is a two way street. If you take the time to blog, than go read other peoples blog. If you keep it interactive its much more motivating to keep posting.

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  5. Interesting that you describe blogs and blogging as “momentum driven”. I haven’t heard that before and think that it’s an apt description. On the other-hand, I think there’s a time to just leave things alone and not tinker too much if you have a good formula,,,,but of course things get stagnant too.

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  6. I have just had time out because of health and getting it straight in my head. I’m not truly back yet and miss the brain that was clear enough to write easily regularly. But I will get there and hope followers take the time to understand. X

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  7. Exactly what I needed to read today. How true it is, my blog is slowed to a snails pace in terms of posting, it’s becoming stagnant. Do you ever go through periods of putting yourself off posting or writing? I’m in that weird place right now. This has helped me to think again and get my groove back on 🙂 Ain’t no one like a stagnant ass!

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  8. Thank you for taking the time to share this truth about blogging. 🙂
    I need to get momentum going. I don’t blog everyday, waiting for “monumental” inspiration and when I blog something interactive/looking for responses…I get very little back. Those interactions are what I look forward to the most.

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