25 Traits Of A Successful Blogger


There are a lot of blogs created everyday. That does not come as a surprise as blogging can be really profitable for a lot of individuals and a great way for businesses to build their online presence. Blogging is also fun and a great way to share your opinions, tell your story. A perfect tool for self expression! It’s sad though that most bloggers tend to quit when things get tough or competitive. For beginners, when no traffic comes to their sites or when ideas run out, the first option they choose is to just give up. If you want to be a successful blogger and reap the benefits of your efforts, I believe that there are certain character traits that you need to posses and hone such as these 25 traits of a successful blogger.

25. Willingness To Learn

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There is always something new to learn. Everything changes especially with technology. Striving to make improvements will help ensure that your blog is worth subscribing to and your articles worth sharing. Find ways to improve the content on your site and remain relevant to your readers. No matter what level you are there is always room to discover new skills that will help you become a better blogger.

24. Persistence

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Persistence in blogging means you should continue to provide quality content no matter how you are feeling. Maybe you are having a bad day, experiencing the dreaded writer’s block. Everyone experiences this but what sets successful bloggers from the rest is how they can figure out creative ways to get off the rut.

23. Time Manager

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Another important trait every blogger has to master is time management. More often than not, you will be working on a deadline. Where your day will seem like you have your editors or clients needing your articles yesterday. One thing that has helped me in the past is to become aware of how I use my time. Find what activities eat up your time in the day. Learn to prioritize and develop organizational skills. Remember time is money, don’t waste it.

22. Eloquence

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Eloquence is an important trait not just for speakers but also for writers to possess. Using straightforward, easy-to-understand language will help your audience interpret your ideas and concepts easily. The more they can relate to you, the bigger the chances that they will engage and become loyal readers of your blog.

21. Imaginative

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Creating content on a regular basis can often lead bloggers to experience problems coming up with topics and ideas to write. One trait that bloggers can count on when experiencing writer’s block is imagination.

20. Accurate

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Accuracy is important when you share a lot of data and information on your blog. You don’t want to mislead your audience or get sued because you did not give credit where credit is due.

19. Proactive

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There are a lot of blogs out there and many more being created everyday. It is a stiff competition getting new visitors to your site. A proactive blogger will not wait for any opportunity to come to them, they find the opportunity to reach out and people not just to visit their site, but become advocates and evangelists. Proactive bloggers will have a better chance of growing their blogs.

18. Analytical

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Bloggers who are successful know that the ability to analyze their metrics is key to writing meaningful blog post easily. Articles that will not only be relevant to their audience but posts that also get loads of traffic.

17. Consistent

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Successful bloggers know that writing and publishing well written articles on a regular basis is good for their SEO ranking and traffic. If you are writing one blog post a month work up to writing at least once a week.

16. Thought Provoking

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Bloggers should be able to provide content that will make their readers think. Move them to action. It’s a skill that is important for writers to learn.

15. Original

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This is an important trait for bloggers. Never plagiarize or steal content from other bloggers. Write original content always. The best way to help you achieve this is to write topics that you love and know a lot about. Being original and writing with your own voice will also set your blog apart from the rest.

14. Accessible

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Being accessible as a blogger is important. You want readers and fans of your blog to be able to reach you through comments on your blog, via email and most especially through social media platforms. Conversation will allow you to grow and build relationships. Creating relationships with fellow bloggers and your audience is key if you want longevity and success.

13. Authority

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Gaining authority is huge if you want your readers to trust you and the content you write. Building credibility and thought leadership can be achieved through writing and curating relevant content for your niche. Those who work hard at it will definitely achieve success even in a competitive market.

12. Voracious Reader

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Good writers are also voracious readers. Reading different types of books will allow you to learn from other writers in terms of style and tone. Inspiration that you get from the books you read can help you get rid of writer’s block.

11. Curious

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Successful bloggers are always curious. Checking facts and details related to their articles before they publish. They will find interesting twists to stories on the topic they are writing about.

10. Detail Oriented

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Detail is important when it comes to blogging. Successful bloggers must make sure that he or she is giving accurate facts and attributing sources of their information and images where it is appropriate.

9. Observant

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Being observant will help any blogger to understand their audience’s behavior and thus write articles that will resonate with them. Active listening will help bloggers see the trends and react accordingly.

8. Relatable

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When your audience can relate to the topics you write, the more loyal they will become. Write in your own voice. Have a point of view.

7. Authentic

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Credibility is something that bloggers need to establish. Bloggers need to be able to show their readers their real self. As a blogger myself, I push myself to share my experience in my own voice. I value my audience’s trust.

6. Story Teller

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A great way to present a topic is by using stories. Most successful bloggers are great story tellers. People love reading stories. Communicating through stories can turn an idea into something relatable and meaningful.

5. Social

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Writing articles is just the beginning of a bloggers workflow. Getting people to visit your site is part of the job. Thanks to social media, bloggers can easily now share their well written posts efficiently. Successful bloggers must learn to be social too. Not just sharing their own posts but also engaging and building relationships with other bloggers and with their readers.

4. Collaborative

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As I mentioned in trait number 5, successful bloggers need to also build relationship with other bloggers. Bloggers can’t work solo. There are so many benefits working collaboratively with other bloggers. You will have the opportunity to build a larger audience. You will also learn from more seasoned writers.

3. Can Take Creative Criticism

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No matter how great your content may be, you will always have people criticizing your work. One lesson that I learned early on was to allow people to share their opinion. If the comment or opinion was a creative criticism and I find it honest, I will act upon it.

2. Disciplined

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Blogging is fun but is a lot of work. You need to be consistent in writing fresh articles. Being disciplined is key to success. Set time to write, do your research and stick with it. Building relationships with your audience means you need to be consistent, not just with writing but also engaging with them on a regular basis through comment replies.

1. Creative

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Successful bloggers will always find ways to express their thought and feelings and put them into words that are meaningful to their readers. Thanks to technology, bloggers can share information through different media. Photographs, video and audio podcast to complement their text based posts.

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