Why You Need to Be an Impatient Blogger?

A lot of bloggers tell you that you need to be patient, right?

Well, I have done it too. I portrayed impatience as a “bad” thing to have.

Now, I am correcting that mistake.

You don’t need to be patient.

Be patient, if you want.

Read article about Patience that inspires me to write this article 😀

There is another side to patience that most bloggers tend to forget about. And in this blog post, we will take a look on that:

Lot of bloggers will tell you that patience is a virtue. And it is, I agree with that. To an extent, patience does play a very important role in our success. But, there is one thing we forget:

When talking about an issue, shouldn’t we look at both sides?

When was the last time someone wrote a post about the pros of being impatient (I really don’t know, since I haven’t read any posts yet. If you have, feel free to share them in the comments 😀 ).

Well, in this blog post, I have just decided to do that; I will give you a list of Pros – that I think – of being Impatient.

Why You Need to Be Impatient?

Impatience is something that is dissolved in the nature of humans. Yes, we can control patience, by teaching yourself to do so. But, have you considered the advantages of being impatient?

Impatience motivates you to act…

Yup, you heard me right: Impatience motivates you to act and strive for more (Well, that also depends upon the situation). Let me give you a simple example:

Imagine that you are blogger and you started working on a new project. You planned to put a lot of effort and time into the project so that you can get great results out of it. But, you don’t get the results that you expected. What will you do?

If you are a blogger who just started out, you are most likely to quit blogging. But, if you are a blogger who knows that blogging needs consistent efforts, you will keep on trying.

In this example, Impatience strengthens your motivation to keep trying. Why? Because you want to see those results. You want to get the most out of what you are doing.

And after you achieve the goals, the same old impatience will motivate you to do more and get even more results.

I will give you a better example, in case if you don’t agree with what I said. But, before that, let’s take a look at the definition of Impatience:

restlessness: a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay.

Highlight the part that says irritation with anything that causes delay. Let me ask you: What would you do if you were waiting for your taxi cab – that you reserved earlier – at the airport and you came to know that your taxi cab will be an hour or two late due to an accident?

Would you wait for that taxi? Well, a very few of us would.

Others would just take a taxi from the airport and go where they want to go (there is a high chance of this happening if you have an important meeting/function to attend or if you are just tired).

How does that fit into blogging?

Like I said earlier, it motivates you to take action. In blogging, motivation plays a very important role. You need to have motivation to start blogging, stay with blogging and try harder to achieve the same goals that you expected to achieve with minimum efforts (realize this: nothing in this world is easy).

Be Impatient. You don’t necessarily need to be patient. Realize that most folks in this world are like you; they are impatient. Only a few folks were patient enough to achieve great things.

But, you don’t need patience. Impatience is enough. If you have the determination to take action 😀

Impatience will help you to strengthen your motivation to perform the action (and as I said before, it will even motivate you to go beyond what you were expecting to do).

So, Be Impatient.

Be a Blogger.

Just Blog 😉

P.S.S.T: Let me know of your awesome thoughts on my thinking 😀 Thanks a lot!

Do You Hate to Be Patient? I Know I Do!

That was about 2 week(s) of real blogging for me. I haven’t worked this much at any time period with my other blogs.

Do you Hate Patience?

I (re) started with a new blog, new twitter account and pretty much everything new.

I wrote about 12 posts (for my blog and for others), commented at about 10-12 blogs and networked via Twitter.

Here is what I got for you:

Alexa Rank of 1,570,770

170 Visits

517 Pageviews

Well, I don’t really care about the things listed above. Here is what I really care about:

27 comments (mine included)

A real good bounce rate of 47% (staying consistent!)

Average time: 5 minutes per visit

Average of 3 pages per visit.

About 60 real twitter followers who give a damn about my blog 😀

And I have got 4 subscribers so far (1 is mine 😀 )!

These are the things I am trying to work on 😀 I think these results are really good.

Well, that’s for the first two weeks of real blogging – for this site. What did you achieve for your first two weeks? Do you remembers?

Patience: Do You Hate To Be Patient?

I really do hate to be patient. But, I am trying my best to hold on to it and keep my blogging wagon to go on. I am really happy with what I have achieved so far. Not a lot, I know. But, I don’t regret switching to a new blog. I got these things by working hard and by doing it in the right way (you will know more about this when you read my guest post at Mavis’s Attraction Online Marketing Blog 😀 ).

I am really happy with what I have now. And you should be too. I will also be trying to achieve more. Here is my goal for the next two weeks: Get More Subscribers and Decrease my bounce rate (a lot more!).

I hope that I can do that through guest blogging, networking and commenting.

Let’s all do it. What do you want to achieve in next two weeks? Try hard to achieve it. Once you get started with two week goals, you can easily start a monthly goal set and try to achieve it week by week. And Get More out of Less.

Let me ask you one question: Do you know why I wrote this post?

Well, I wanted to signify the importance of patience. But, when it comes to reality, I have written a lot about goal setting and my own experience and less on the actual topic it self.

I don’t like that. Do you?

Don’t you think that is cheating? Telling your readers that you are going to talk about something and you talk about something else.

You have to be honest, right (Well, now I am talking about honesty! See the irony!).

Let’s get to the real meat:

Patience: Do You Hate to Be Patient?

All of us do, to an extent. But, we should try our best and be patient with our goals. We will reach our goals, if we try harder and keep doing it consistently (I can tell you from my experience from blogging experience, you really need to be consistent!).

Well, that’s that.

I am no longer interested in continuing to write this post. Because, I think I am just going to off topic for you guys (First I started with my experience, then to patience, then to hard work, then to honesty, then back to patience and then to consistency). I am really sorry guys, but these things do really relate back to each other.

And you just need to be Patient with me!

Thanks for reading guys! Let me know of your comments 😀

Motivation: Do You Blog Regularly?

Motivation is one subject that I like to blog about again and again. Why? Because I motivated to write about blogging and motivation.

All human actions have a motivation; whether it is to watch TV, buy food, blog about blogging or even cleaning your room. Motivation is the basis of all actions. As I understand it, you will perform better (in an action), if you have a stronger motivation to do so. This blog article will take a look at steps that you can take to get a stronger motivation to blog regularly.

Blogging regularly plays an important role in determining your success with blogging. You need to post articles, market them and network with fellow bloggers consistently. That’s how all popular bloggers became popular.

Back, when I was blogging with other blogs, consistency was a real pain for me. Especially because I had a lot of work for high school. But, now as I am in college, I am more freed up (in terms of time). I did have a lot of interesting experiences. For instance: I didn’t blog at all for an entire summer. But, guess what. I got the most traffic during that summer (the reason was that I had done a lot of work before the summer; If I had blogged and kept up with it during that summer, I would have gotten a lot more subscribers. But, unfortunately, I didn’t).

Towards the end of times with other blogs, my problem was lack of motivation (it was getting harder and harder to get back with blogging since I hadn’t blogged much for many months). The trend followed when I started this blog. But, I was able to get back on track, during last week. I didn’t a lot of work on reading, commenting, writing and submitting guest posts (I am still waiting for them to be published!). Anyways, let’s get back to the post.

Before we get into the subject matter, let’s take a look at few things that you should do (you should have done) first.

Step 1: Identify Your Primary Motivator

Why do you blog? Money? Fun? Popularity?

Well, you only have a limited number of options for primary motivator. Once you identify the primary motivator, move onto the second step.

Step 2: Form Your Own Motivator – Secondary Motivator

Money, Fun and Popularity are all strong motivators. But, as time passes on, these motivators start to loose their strength. So, you also need to form your own motivator – as the secondary motivator. Perhaps you want to be a better writer? Or a better networker? Figure out a secondary motivator for your blogging career. It will turn out to be useful.

Motivation to Blog Regularly

Try to make your motivators as the same as your long time goals. For example: If you secondary motivator is to be a better writer, then make it as your blog (focus on achieving your goal).

Take Challenges & Do the Unusual

What is your writing style? How do you write? Do you plan? Or do you write like me (no planning)? If you write with planning, then try writing without any planning. If you don’t plan, then try writing with planning.

How many posts do you write per week? 1-2? 3-5? Or more? Well, if you usually write 1-2 articles per week, then try to write more articles for this week (Take a challenge). And try to achieve your goal. It will help you to increase your motivation and confidence with blogging.

Or if you write 3-5 articles, then try writing lesser articles. Do a lot more marketing, networking and commenting (do something that is related to blogging).

Or you could do something bigger. Take your challenges to a new level. Let your readers and friends know about the challenge. Encourage and ask them to join the challenge. At the end of the challenge, you can write a post about your difficulties and your experience taking the challenge (this would greatly help your readers 😀 ).

Write in different styles. Try blogging beyond your usual routine.

Try something different. Because that’s what makes life interesting. Same thing applies to blogging. When you do things differently in different ways (Experimentation), you will be able to keep blogging interesting (and this blog regularly).

The Key

So, do you blog regularly? What things do you do to keep your motivation strong to blog regularly? How does your blogging schedule work? Do you keep n amount of hours everyday for blogging?

Let me know of your valuable comments about blogging regularly! Thanks for listening!