What Does Blogging Success Look Like To You?

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We all strive for success when it comes to blogging. Whether that's to inspire, create, develop and improve, we all have our own goals when it comes to blogging and want to make it the best it can possibly be, right? Everyone will have a different opinion on how they will define success and what it includes. But what does it look like to you? How do you know when you or another blogger is successful? Do we use these people to push us to grow our blogs? Do we view some more successful than others depending on what we deem as successful? What does blogging success look like to you?

Blogging success can be measured in a number of ways and at least one area will contribute to our overall definition on what we see as a success. This could be from the amount of views, the number of people following, the readership, how many awards someone has won or been nominated for with regards to their blog, any income that blogging provides them with, the amount of shares they get on each post, the collaborations they do with either brands or others in their field and the number of comments they receive. 

Most of us strive for more. Most of us always want to reach a destination that we envision working hard towards and once we get there, we know that we've hit that end goal and have finally been able to reach that much desired success. But why does it always have to be more? Why do we always see success as a long term goal? Why can't it be something we've already hit without releasing?

Of course, I understand that pushing yourself more is a great way to stay motivated and keep your passion for something burning bright. Once you've achieved something and celebrated the success, you're already then thinking of your next goal and how you can work towards it. I see blogging this way sometimes. I see the end goal insight, with small goals in between and ways of working towards it already planned out in my mind of how I am going to get there.

But what exactly are these goals and why do I see them as a point of success?

What I always try to stick by when I am wondering where my blog is heading, is that blogging success to me isn't defined by the stats I get on each post, the following I have on social media, any collaborations I am lucky enough to be apart of or that I basically blog for free. Yes all of these things are great and I am so appreciative of hitting some of these milestones, like when you log on and see your latest post received the most views you've ever had or that a brand has got in touch with you to work on a post. All of these things are massive perks to the hobby that I absolutely love, but when I think about success and my blog, there are other things that out weigh these areas a lot more!

For me, blogging success is being consistent with my posting and keeping to my schedule, producing quality content that I am happy with and couldn't be prouder of, it's receiving comments or messages saying that people liked my post or blog, it's about building a community of readers who keep coming back, whether that's because they enjoy my posts or because they found a place of support.

If I can achieve anything remotely close to that, then I feel I have achieved blogging success.

What does blogging success look like to you?

Lauren x

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28 comments

  1. Such a helpful post!
    Mia x | my-world-vibes.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely post! This is so real and everyone should read it! <3

    Amelia | Amelia Grace

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  3. It's so different to everyone isn't it?! Some think having 100,000 followers would mean 'success' but if none of those 100k comment or read your posts, I'm not sure that is success?! For me it would be to know my posts are being read rather than just focusing on numbers xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It really is!! Yeah I totally agree with you :)xx

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  4. I love your idea of blogging success and I think I need to get my mind of stats and think like this more often. I even find myself looking at numbers of comments per post rather than simply the quality of the comments and lovely things people have said which I know is awful. It's hard to remind myself sometimes that success isn't just those numbers and I loved this post Lauren!
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com x

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    1. Aw I'm glad you like my idea and also this post!! I think we can all relate to feeling like that and it's hard not to become obsessed with the numbers, especially when we're feeling down about our blogs. But you're so right, the quality of the comments is so much more important!!xx

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  5. I 100% agree with you! Although it's great to see your views increase more and more over time and to have brands get in touch with you, my favourite part is reading positive comments on my posts! After all, what's the point of views if you're not actually interacting with anybody or being part of a community?!

    |Georgia Megan|

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    1. I'm glad you agree :) that is so true, interaction is key!xx

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  6. I couldn't agree more, the feeling I get when I've created a really great post, I get so excited to put it live and see what people think!:)

    http://www.thebutter.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Aw me too! It's such a good feeling xx

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  7. Aw Lauren this is such a lovely and well written post! I completely love what you say about this topic, receiving lovely feedback on a new post really is so satisfying. Reading through my comments is one of my favourite things about blogging! :) I love your blog and I will always continue to read it, much love xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Hannah!! That is honestly so kind. It really is a great thing to receive lovely comments just like yours:)xx

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  8. I couldn't agree with you more, it's so great to create a schedule, follow it and produce posts that make you proud of them. Also when I see positive comments on my posts about how my readers enjoy my blog I feel successful that I wrote something they liked to read =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

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  9. You've raised some interesting points here. At times it does feel like a numbers game but I do like your perspective. I just recently came across a blog where there were many, many comments but looking closer at the comments, it was stuff like "great post, thanks for sharing" and that's not what I want on my blog. I would rather have a genuine comment as opposed to something that has been copied and pasted. Ha!

    Fashionicide
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    1. Thank you so much! Oh god, I hate comments like that and much prefer it when people take the time out to leave a genuine response xx

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  10. I loved reading this because I related too it so much. Reading through the comments on my blog posts is something that always brightens my mood! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  11. Wonderful post! I love reading and replying to comments on my blog - it's my highlight of the day. x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

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    1. Thank you so much! Me too it's so fun:)xx

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  12. When people come back to my blog for more, that is success for me.
    It is not the amount of followers, or awards, or money. Success is having people that really care about your content and what you can share with them.

    I like your blog girl!
    Have a nice day,
    Johanna ♥

    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more!! Thank you Johanna:)xx

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  13. Great read, I think we all get caught up in focusing on followers/traffic count but blogging success to me is having content that readers care about XX

    The Fashion Road

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yes I feel the exact same xx

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  14. Very interesting post!

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  15. Loved reading this!
    Amy x
    amyrosexoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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