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Traffic Does Not Equal Success

This past week has been a difficult one and it’s barely been a full two months (Week #7 as a Full Time Blogger)! It’s been tough to finish my daily goals of posts and I battled feelings of apathy every single day save one. We even missed one of the highlights of my week, the Weekly Live Broadcasts due to technical issues!

And as a result, the traffic for the past week, as compared to the previous week, was down an astonishing 37%, and this was after a down week from the week prior as well. Depressing? Sure, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not being successful at what I’m trying to do.

And that’s a key thing to remember – if you believe that traffic is the ultimate and final authority of what it means to be a success in blogging then I’d submit to you that you have an extremely limited perspective in what it means to be successful as a blogger.

A few other key things that I was reminded of this past week:

Rubber, Road, Journey On!

  • This is where the “rubber meets the road.” I’m coming into my 2 months of blogging and this is where the initial “buzz” dies down and I realize that the honeymoon is over.
  • My workflow is not settled and this is causing massive hemorrhaging as it relates to my productivity. I mus commit to locking the time boundaries down to maximize writing.
  • I was reminded that things don’t work out they way that I anticipate. In fact, let me be clear that they almost never do. I’m not sure why (or how) I convince myself that this time will be any different!
  • Blogging full time is hard work. Period. Don’t be fooled, it’s tough and it’s a real “job” in every sense of the word.

But I still love what I do despite having a tough week and my spirits are high!

How was your week this past week? What did you learn? What are you going to change?