Interesting question posed on the WordPress Daily Prompt last weekend: “What would it take for you to consider yourself a successful blogger? Is that something you strive for?”
I guess, until you answer the second part of the question, there’s no point in answering the first. So. When you decided to blog, did you have a goal? An objective? A desired outcome? Do you want your blog to provide you with some income at some point?
Here’s what I wanted; and still want, for that matter. And, also, what I’m not expecting:
Right off the top I never, not even for a moment, thought of my blog as a way to earn money. At least not directly, through ads. If, on the other hand, a client, or even a prospective client, was to read my blog and like my writing enough to give me an assignment, I’d be delighted. If my blog opens a door to my writing articles for either on-or-offline publications, it would be amazing.
That would certainly result in a gold star.
It’s not the only reason I began blogging, though. Continue reading