It is possible you know, being too lazy to be a successful blogger.
It happens to many people, the reality of managing a blog is very overwhelming and can weigh negatively on the blog owner. This creates less interest in actually blogging online and fully running the site.
You can tell when you’re starting to get lazy.
Sometimes you won’t post as much, or you won’t research an article as hard as you normally do. In the end the side affects of being a lazy blogger is a slow or no growth blog. Being the owner of a large social network I’ve seen this type of blog decay happen very often.
When I first started the Blog Engage community I thought I could handle the site, it’s blog, forums and my personal blog without issue. The overwhelming amount of work made each site suffer in different area’s.
The end result was a lack of updating the personal blog and deciding to work with Blog Engage full time. Sometimes in life we have to give up one thing we love to help another thing we love in order to achieve success.
You Know You’re a Lazy Blogger When…
Reply to Comments
When you don’t reply to your blog comments, you may be a lazy blogger.
It’s rather funny to see people that don’t have time, to reply to the readers leaving comments on their blog. As you all know it’s important to engage with your blog readers to keep them returning and enjoying your blog. Blog commenting is a two-way street and it’s all about taking the conversation to the next level. A successful blogger values the interaction in the comment section just as much as he or she values the content in the actual blog post.
Research Your Articles
When you write a new post and you fail to do valid research you may be a lazy blogger.
If you’re writing a post about a specific topic it’s always good to research and try the product so you can fully understand what you’re even writing about. Take the time to develop some level of expertise on your topic so that you can speak from experience. When a blogger tries to cut corners, the quality of their articles begins to go downhill and readers pick up on that right away.
Engage in Social Media
If you login and submit your posts to a social network and don’t engage with other users in discussion and voting you may be a lazy blogger.
When I login to Blog Engage I make sure to engage with the community. I take my time to vote on other articles, engage in community conversation and try to build my online brand nice and strong with the community members. I notice that the most successful members of Blog Engage are those that take to time to engage and build relationships with the other bloggers.
Moderate your Comments
If you take two or three days to moderate your blog readers comments you may be a lazy blogger.
Don’t make your blog readers wait days for you to approve their comments. This is such an insult to anyone who is taking the time to read your articles and leave quality comments. Sure I can imagine at times this may happen during a holiday but it’s not something you can do weekly or on a regular basis.
Are you too lazy to be a successful blogger?
Let me know! Share some of the things you have done in that past that may qualify you temporarily as a lazy blogger.
I will admit I’m terrible at engaging with my blog readers. 2013 is my year to improve and if you have been on my blog I’ve been doing a way better job. But hey; at times I was a lazy guy and didn’t always reply to my blog readers comments. Share with me something you have done in the past that made you look like a lazy blogger.