But it’s also an ungrateful job. If you are like most people, your experience will look similar to this one:
- You write your first article spending hours tweaking the design and setting up everything — and nothing happens…
- You write your second article — and nothing happens…
- You grind your way to write a third, fourth, and fifth article. In total, you’ve spent 20 hours — but still nothing happens. Not even negative feedback.
- You share your posts on Facebook. 50 people see your shared article, 2 people click on the link. Otherwise, nothing happens. Your Google Analytics:
“Blogging is dead”, you proclaim after giving it a try for one or two months.
Well, not quite. Watch the video to learn more about the most important skill you have not proven, yet:
What you need is a whole new level of persistence.
You need to iterate dozens of time, you need to do keyword research and commit fully to your blogging adventure. You need to start learning search engine optimization (SEO), consuming tips and tricks about blogging, watch YouTube videos from successful bloggers, you need to get crazy about blogging and stay in the game for at least a year until your article start ranking for certain keywords.
If you’ve reached this level of commitment, you will create a successful blog for sure. Nothing can stop you now.
While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com that has taught exponential skills to millions of coders worldwide. He’s the author of the best-selling programming books Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), The Art of Clean Code (NoStarch 2022), and The Book of Dash (NoStarch 2022). Chris also coauthored the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books. He’s a computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.