Being a blogger is hard, very hard. You are pretty much putting yourself out to be applauded, laughed at, trolled, admired, and all. It can be a little too much, and I can completely understand why many choose to abandon their blogs and dreams of becoming a pro blogger. I have been blogging for some years now, and I know I had to pick up a few traits I felt I needed to keep me going. God knows I would have abandoned this blog ages ago, if I didn’t have these traits.
The way it is now, I can never dream of abandoning Fashion and Style Police, it is like my first child. And you never abandon your kids, no matter what.
Here are some of the traits that have helped me so far in my blogging career –
I would have stopped blogging ages ago if I didn’t have the passion for it. I enjoy writing. Having my own creative online space is the best thing ever! I have a strong passion for fashion and beauty, and I enjoy writing about lifestyle stuff every now and again. Without my passion, I would have given up a long time, and you won’t be reading this post.
I am a very strong willed, determined person. I know what I want and how to get it. I also make sure nothing gets in the way of what I really want; I usually find a way around it. This trait has kept me going. I won’t be where I am today if I was not a determined person. I am a fighter, and it affects everything I do.
I have grown a thick skin over the years, and that has helped me greatly. Blogging is not for the faint hearted, I can tell you that for a fact, as everyone has an opinion about what you do and how you should do it, even though they may not really have a clue. A thick skin protects me from trolls, negative people, unsupportive people in my real life and the drama that comes with blogging in general. Having a thick skin has helped me in all aspects of life. I would be so fragile without one.
I am usually an impatient person, but as I have grown older and wiser, I have found myself being a bit more patient. And I believe that has helped my blogging career as well. Being patient means you can keep your head down, work on your blog, decline the collaborations that don’t work and embrace the ones that do work.
Standing out is one of the best things you could do for yourself as a blogger. Being unique means you have a blog name that stands out in the blogosphere, you blog about things you really enjoy writing about and produce unique content as often as you can. Being unique is one trait I believe Bloggers can never have too much of.
What personality traits have helped you in your career, business or hobby?