Welcome to another guest post by Claire Hastings, an Australian based aesthetic addict. This is a different topic to her usual posts and I think you’ll love it.
In order to successfully manage your career, you’ll need to find a supportive environment. That includes your peers and collaborators who are motivated to work with you. Hardly any project can be done without the joint efforts of people who strive for the same goals.
Similarly, succeeding in the blogosphere requires a lot of networking. Regardless of whether you are new to the blogosphere or you are an experienced blogger, you’ll always need to make new connections. If you wonder why, you’ll find an answer in the African proverb – ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’.
Be serious and professional
If your perception of blogging hasn’t changed since the day you blogged for the first time, then you are either headed in a wrong direction, or you’re stuck in your comfort zone.
People usually start blogging because they want to have fun and attract followers. Alternatively, bloggers feel the need to share their ideas and thoughts with as many people as possible. However, having a blog nowadays means that you have a golden chance to entirely transform your career path. The blogosphere is big enough to let anyone in but you’ll have to be seriously motivated to succeed.
Once you accept that blogging means work, you’ll attract colleagues who are as serious and professional as you are.
Regularly interact with other bloggers
Sometimes you’ll be contacted by other bloggers, and sometimes you’ll need to be the first one to send an email. While the first step is always the hardest, you’ll be fine as long as you are being honest and concise about your ideas and plans. Strengthening the bonds between you and your collaborators will lead you to many business-related victories.
However, you will also be able to create memorable moments with them. Many bloggers who share common interests become close friends. If you get an invitation to someone’s birthday party, think about personalized and unique gifts because bloggers are usually creative individuals. Similarly, if you get invited to a joint trip, make sure to do as much as you can to contribute to the organization.
Prove that you are here to stay
If you want to leave a legacy in the blogosphere, you’ll have to be ready to spend a lot of time brainstorming, writing, and then rewriting your stories. There will be days when you’ll hate yourself for doing it. But more often than not, you’ll enjoy sharing your thoughts with others.
However, they won’t stay loyal to you if you have far too many off days or if you are inactive for a longer period of time. In a word, you’ll have to compete with yourself (and with other bloggers) all the time.
Similarly, if you’ve been under the radar for too long, you’ll have to reconsider the tactics that you’ve used so far. To sum up, you’ll have to work harder and write consistently to stay relevant.
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