10 Habits Successful Bloggers Practice Daily

10 habits of successful bloggers

Today’s post is more of a motivational piece! I am sharing with you 10 habits that successful bloggers practice daily! If you have a dream to become a successful blogger it’s important to keep these 10 habits in mind!


10 habits bloggers should practice daily.


Habit #1: They always believe in their abilities

When it comes to pursuing any dream in life, you can’t do so unless you believe in yourself! Our minds are so powerful. A positive mindset can be the one thing that PUSHES you forward.

Believe me, there will be plenty of times when you start to question if your journey is going to be worth it, or if it’s ever going to pay off. BUT shake those thoughts and remember why you started your blog in the first place! 

Blogging helped me to find my confidence and positive mindset. I talk about how I use my positive mindset to accomplish my goals. Maybe this post will resonate with you too!

YOU CAN DO IT!  

Habit #2: They learn from their setbacks 

I can promise you that you WILL have setbacks throughout your blogging journey and it’s actually a GOOD thing! Here’s why…. When you have a setback it’s a way to LEARN.

Let’s say one day you are getting a ton of blog traffic, but then the next day that blog traffic isn’t as high. Don’t let this stress you out!! Instead, ask yourself what you might have done differently the day before and how that could have an impact on your blog traffic. 

You should also keep in mind that blog traffic fluctuates all the time! There will be days when your traffic is lower than others. It’s okay! Don’t get upset.

Whenever you have a setback, learn from it! Don’t think of it as a negative issue.

Habit #3: They don’t ever give up 

This is a HUGE habit to practice everyday. No matter how tough it may get, or no matter how down you may feel, don’t EVER give up!

You can only fail if you give up, if you want to be successful…DO NOT GIVE UP!

Giving up can also lead to regrets, could ofs, should ofs, and would ofs.

Habit #4: They make time for their content 

Listen, I know that you don’t have all the time in the world. I GET IT. BUT, it’s time to cut back the excuses and make time for your blog! EVEN BEFORE my blog was my full time job, I treated it like it was already.

What I mean by this is, would you take weeks away from your job? NO. Probably not. So why would I take weeks away from my blog if I am trying to turn it into my career? Think of your blog as your business and show up to work CONSISTENTLY, everyday! It’s okay to take breaks, but staying consistent can make a HUGE difference!

If you are someone who struggles with getting organized and time management, then check this post out! I also share tips on how to be a consistent blogger here!

Habit #5: They practice patience

If you don’t have patience YOU WILL GIVE UP TOO SOON. Having patience is KEY when it comes to blogging success. You have to remember, success doesn’t happen over night, and if it does…then it’s probably not real.

Especially when it comes to growing your following, audience, and all that jazz. The numbers don’t pop out of thin air! You have to put in work, time, and dedication to get that growth! So have some patience and appreciate the process! If you rush the process you will end up disappointed.

& if you are feeling like you don’t know which way to go when it comes to growing your social media engagement, then read this!

10 habits successful bloggers practice daily.

Habit #6: They use their own voice

 I hate to say it but there are WAY TOO MANY bloggers out there who copy rather than trying to stand out. USE YOUR OWN VOICE. Be different! Tell your own story!

If you want to stand out and make an impact as a blogger, you need to be your own voice! It’s easy to see all of these “successful” bloggers and you think you have to be JUST LIKE THEM in order to make it. But NO! wrong! You need to be JUST LIKE YOU! That will make the biggest impact and grow your audience the most! BE REAL. & BE YOU! 

Habit #7: They engage & connect with their audience

A great daily habit to keep in mind is connecting and engaging with your audience on a personal level, EVERYDAY! Don’t ignore your audience! You want to make them feel heard and recognized! There are so many ways to connect with your audience: 

  • Always respond to comments & return the favor on all platforms
  • Utilize Instagram stories to talk on a more personal level – Here’s some Insta story ideas. 
  • Create a FB group for you to connect with your audience on. I created BossGirlBloggers and it has helped me connect with my audience even more!
  • Message your audience back if they reach out to you
  • Connect through email marketing

Additional tips on how to create an engaged audience on your blog.

Habit #8: They try not to run on an empty tank

I am sure many of you can relate to the feelings of running on empty! No sleep can cause lack of motivation which then turns into an unproductive day! I always try to make sure I get my rest and take breaks when necessary.

Sometimes I don’t listen to myself and stay up far later than I should because that passion is fueling me! BUT, if I don’t take breaks and give myself rest it can cause burn out and lack of motivation. That’s not beneficial! 

Habit #9: They keep learning 

Even the most successful bloggers are learning something new everyday! The beauty of blogging is that things are always changing. Maybe you aren’t a huge fan of change, BUT are you a huge fan of learning? I love learning something new! It keeps me going and growing! Don’t be afraid to learn something new about blogging everyday, and put those strategies into practice!

Habit #10: They don’t just dream, they create plans

It’s so easy to dream of wanting to work from home as a blogger. BUT it takes some serious action to make it happen. If you have a dream of becoming a full time blogger, then I dare you to take action and turn that dream into a plan!

Blogging as a career won’t just fall into your lap. It takes work to pull it all together. Drop the excuses, cut out the distractions, make a plan and put that plan into action!

It CAN be your full time job if you believe in your abilities and take the initiative to learn. Don’t wait until later, do it NOW and learn along the way!

If you are wanting to take your blog up a notch and turn it into your full time job, these strategies might help!


I hope this post gave you that push you needed to really get motivated and continue your journey to full time blogging! I know you can do it! This is YOUR year!!!!!!

 

Until Next Time,

ELL

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  1. January 17, 2019 / 10:13 am

    ”do it now, and learn along the way” I love this! Such a motivating post. I love how you acted as if it was your full-time job even before it was. It’s a great approach when trying to achieve your goals

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you so much!! It really does help (:

  2. January 17, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    This is just what I needed to read. THANK YOU <3

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you (:

  3. January 17, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Love these tips. Exactly what I need to hear at the moment (especially number 8).
    I’m practising habit 9 at the moment. I love learning new things and posts like this are my favourite!
    Thanks

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:31 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed the tips! Thank you so much!!

  4. January 18, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    This list was motivating! I often tend to not try different things because I fear it will not work, and I doubt my writing a lot, I don’t make much time to plan my content out either – I think this is down to me not taking it seriously! But if I treat the blog as a full-time job it may give me the kick up the butt I really need!

    Jess xx || littlepinkduckblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:30 am

      Aw yes exactly!!! I used to be the same way but once I really focused hard on it, things came together! You got this!!! 🙌🏻

  5. January 18, 2019 / 9:43 pm

    These are great tips! I was starting to get overwhelmed lately and have been slacking this week, this is definitely what I needed! Thanks for another treat post 😄

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:30 am

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you so much Abbey!

  6. January 18, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    Great article! Making time for content is key!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:29 am

      Thank you so much Christi!!

  7. January 18, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    So true! It’s definitely a long journey/process, but it will pay off if you remain dedicated.

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:29 am

      Exactly!!! You got this!

  8. Pamela
    January 18, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    I feel so motivated to work on my blog now! 😁

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:29 am

      Yay! So glad to hear that (:

  9. January 18, 2019 / 10:52 pm

    All these are great tips! Especially number 2! I think the ups and downs can be discouraging for new bloggers but stay the course and you will see the return!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:28 am

      Yes exactly!! Thank you so much!!

  10. January 18, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    Being consistent is so important as a blogger! It’s hard in the beginning when you first start off and have a very small audience but staying consistent is what allows you to create loyal fans. Pinning this post for future reference!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:28 am

      Yes! Couldn’t agree more! Thank you so much for reading and sharing (:

  11. January 19, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    Honestly, these are great and definitely what I’m going to inspire to keep up with in 2019. I’ve had my blog nearly 3 years and I’ve never wanted to make me more professional as how much I want to now.

    Thanks for sharing these Ell,

    Ashleigh x
    http://www.thestoryofashleighdavis.com

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 2:27 am

      Aw thank you so much! So glad you are going after what you want (: you got this!

  12. January 21, 2019 / 6:50 pm

    Thank you so much for writing this post, it really gave me an extra push and motivation to focus on my goals this year. I started my blog last year but did not dedicate time to it so now I have a backlog of content that I want to share, so I am focusing this year and doing it. It is harder when you do this as a side thing/hobby because I have a full time job that I do enjoy, but I want to continue to share my passion for traveling and exploring my city with others, to motivate and inspire others to do the same in their free time. Thank you for your encouragement and tips, I have saved them on my Pinterest (La Vida is Belle) for future motivation!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 9:32 pm

      So glad you found this post helpful! Pursuing a blog and keeping up with it can definitely be a lot of work but it’s so worth it! Don’t ever give up!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. January 23, 2019 / 4:51 am

    Great post. I promised myself to professionalize (if that’s a word) and grow my blog this year. It hasn’t been easy but this motivation is needed

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 9:32 pm

      So glad you found it motivating! So excited to see where 2019 takes you!

  14. January 24, 2019 / 2:45 am

    Never Give Up! That’s my #1 saying. I didn’t come this far ( a year and a half later) to just throw in the towel. Yea, I have good days though mainly not so good days. But the key is my Blog is growing as so am I. Thank you for this fantastic post. Such a great reference to read over again when doubting yourself 💜

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 9:31 pm

      Yes exactly!!! So glad you enjoyed it, thank you so much!!! (: Don’t ever give up!

  15. January 26, 2019 / 2:35 am

    Thanks for this! I am trying to treat my blog more like a job instead of a hobby. I’ve been doing it for 2 months now and I’ve made so much progress. I’m really motivated to keep going but some days it does seem like why am I spending so much time on this when I’m making pennies right now… So this was a good push for me to encourage me to maintain my motivation!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 27, 2019 / 11:13 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you so much! This will be your year 🙌🏻

  16. January 30, 2019 / 10:03 am

    Thank you for posting this, no 6 “Use their own voice” is something I really try to focus on and it’s nice to see someone else agree 🙂 Also, no 10, challenge accepted hahah

    • ellduclos
      Author
      January 31, 2019 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel!!! (: You got this!!!!

  17. February 15, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    Very inspiring!! Loved it!!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      February 16, 2019 / 4:48 am

      Thank you so much (:

  18. February 16, 2019 / 9:05 pm

    Just what I needed!! Thank you !!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      February 17, 2019 / 10:44 pm

      So glad to hear that! Thank you (:

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