We’ve all been there. You’ve started a blog, you’re posting amazing content, but the traffic just isn’t coming. There are tons of tips and tricks out there to help you get more blog traffic, but what most people won’t tell you is the secret to blogging success lies outside of the internet. It even lies outside of your PC, and starts long before you even sit down to write.
Your blogging success isn’t determined by your audience, your blog traffic, or by your stats. The key to blogging success is inextricably tied to your own perception of your blog’s success.
One of the biggest reasons that most blogs fail is because the blogger themselves never truly believed that it would succeed.
Get more blog traffic by believing it will come
It might sound like a wishy washy way to approach your blog’s success, but believing in yourself is one of the best things you can do for your blog.
There are lots of reasons and excuses we can tell ourselves to justify why our blog isn’t getting more traffic, or growing as fast as we want it to.
- The market is saturated
- Someone else is doing it better
- We don’t have enough time
- We don’t have enough followers
- Blogging is hard
But those excuses are just that – excuses. And they are prime examples of not believing enough in ourselves, all of which will definitely shove you on the fast track to little or no growth at all.
How is believing in myself going to help me get more blog traffic?!
Your mindset isn’t a tangible thing you can track when it comes to getting more traffic and growing your blog, but it is one of the most important factors.
You can give yourself all the excuses in the world, and it’ll probably relieve you of some of the responsibility when your blog doesn’t get the traction you want it to. But the simple fact is this; if you want to enjoy the huge success of your blog, you need to be accountable when it’s not going the way you want it to.
It probably sounds a bit harsh, and I’m not here to rain on anyone’s parade. Quite the opposite, in fact! I want to show you how you can enjoy all the blog success you deserve by changing just one thing.
Believe you will succeed, and you will.
But aren’t there lots of other things I need to do too?
The simple answer is yes, of course there are. You only need to immerse yourself in the blogging world for a few days to realise that there is a lot involved in blogging. But these are all things you can learn, even learn as you go. But no matter how much you learn, the one thing that will hold back your success from day one is your mindset.
It will take time to build a social following, to fill your blog with fantastic, relevant content for your audience. It will take time to get more blog traffic. The one thing you can do right now to secure your success is to truly believe it will come.
Start every day knowing that it will take time, but it will come. Remind yourself every morning when you wake that you are already a successful blogger, simply because you’re showing up. Believe in your content, and others will be more likely to.
Believe that you’re successful, and others will too.
It can’t be that simple!
As I’ve said, and I’m sure you already know, there are lots of factors involved in building a successful blog. I can hand on my heart say right now that I’ve seen fabulous blogs (and bloggers) come and go over the years, and the biggest reason they’ve disappeared from the blogosphere isn’t because their blogs or content wasn’t good enough. It was simply because they gave up, never really believing that they were good enough. They didn’t believe they were successful enough, or that they ever would be. So they gave up.
That lack of belief, whether you realise it or not, comes across to your audience. Not believing in your blog or yourself manifests itself in so many unspoken ways.
You’re less likely to promote yourself or your content as much, or in the way you should be. You’re more likely to be apologetic for your blog or content. You don’t believe you deserve opportunities yet. You don’t really believe that you’ll ever be ‘big’ enough to deserve the opportunities that are out there waiting for you. You become jealous of other’s success rather than cheerleading it. You’re less likely to seek out opportunities, or even act as your own cheerleader. You unwittingly hold yourself back.
But I’m really not big enough…
Yes you are. There, I said it.
You are a person, just the same as everyone else. You have all the tools you need to succeed, just like everyone else does. You have your mind, and your mind is really all you need.
So get your mind on side and make sure you tell yourself these things every day;
- I am good enough
- I am smashing it
- I am successful