Elements of a Distinctive Blogger

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    • Don’t go on building your own blogsite if you have difficulty expressing your thought in words. Your posts will be your signature, it will make or break your career as a blogger.
    • Blogging requires intelligence. No, of course not the above average I.Q. many highly regard. By intelligence I mean the deepness of understanding, the level of acumen one applies in dealing with people, situation and contingencies of life.
    • It takes time and effort to gain the trust and respect of people. But any kind of respect is fragile, and you have to have that will to keep persevering if you want to continue being respected.

    Summary

    Being effective at what you do must be the first area of concern. Every blogger needs to develop the most important aspects about themselves. One needs to have the right attitude to triumph; attitudes that will give you the edge in facing the challenges inherent in the pursuit of success.

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by Walter

Walter from LionSlinger.com goes over what it takes to be a blogger who stands out from the crowd. Want to write for us too?

In this discourse, I want to impress the subtle aspects of blogging many taken has for granted. Apparently, I have observed that many come ill prepared as they go on their goal of problogging. Monetizing is their immediate concern, and this is their first mistake! They have completely forgotten the crucial elements that will lead them to that end.

Being effective at what you do must be the first area of concern. Every blogger needs to develop the most important aspects about themselves. One needs to have the right attitude to triumph; attitudes that will give you the edge in facing the challenges inherent in the pursuit of success.

Once you have fine-tuned your character to the call of blogging you must resolve to cultivate the following elements to seal your effectiveness.

Passion for Writing

A blog is a form of communication and one must be comfortable with its medium — writing. Don’t go on building your own blogsite if you have difficulty expressing your thought in words. Your posts will be your signature, it will make or break your career as a blogger. It would be wise to develop this skill first — patience is crucial on this one. Many bloggers don’t stay long because of this handicap. Don’t be one of them. Although the alternative of hiring a writer is tempting, there are subtleties only you can express.

In my experience, to be comfortable with writing, you must incorporate it in your daily habit. It may be hard at first but don’t be discouraged. Your mind will cope up and the day will come when you can do it effortlessly. Read good books to develop your understanding of semantics; then practice to write diligently until your thoughts are one with words.

Intellectual capacity

I don’t mean to deprecate on this aspect. Blogging requires intelligence. No, of course not the above average I.Q. many highly regard. By intelligence I mean the deepness of understanding, the level of acumen one applies in dealing with people, situation and contingencies of life.

Intelligence plays an important role on tapping your inner reserves of creativity; by its lack you won’t be able to effectively implement your goal. Prioritize on developing this necessity, it’s very important that you do this. It will greatly alleviate your overall performance in life.

An excellent way to develop your intelligence is by espousing the company of good books — yes, books again! It’s your single most available source of wisdom that will provide you with the necessary insights about the realities of life. Experience, though the greatest teacher, is not as convenient compared to the ready source of timeless knowledge abound in a great book.

Respect and Trust

It takes time and effort to gain the trust and respect of people. But any kind of respect is fragile, and you have to have that will to keep persevering if you want to continue being respected.

Unfortunately, some bloggers are employing detrimental ruses to take advantage of other people. This kind of character may succeed for a while, but will eventually be the victim of their own selfish acts.

Blogging is about connecting with people; of being sensible to their needs, desires and aspirations. To gain respect and trust, you must affect your genuine concern. Don’t make the common mistake of pushing your brand to your reader’s throat. Instead, think of how you will address their needs. Extend your hand. And perhaps in gratitude, they may reciprocate by considering what you are offering.

Wisdom of the blindfolded archer

What do you think will happen if a blindfolded archer fires his arrow? Of course he will miss the mark; his inability to see the target displaces his aim. In blogging, as well as in any other pursuit, one must see his target clearly. The metaphor of the blindfold represents the challenges of everyday life — failure, discouragement, bogeyman, criticisms, fear, anxiety, bills, frigid wife, unfaithful husband; if you allow these on your mind you’ll never hit the mark no matter how much you aim.

Life will unfold the way it has to. Don’t waste your time brooding — heaven and earth will not concede to you. Clear you mind of anything that will mire you further in despair, see straight ahead and lock on your target. Live each day with the effort of going one step closer to the bullseye.

Embodying thy uniqueness

This is a very neglected virtue among many. We always seek conformity: afraid to express our true self. Everybody seeks to be someone, not realizing that they can be somebody in their own way. Many bloggers aspire to be the likes of top bloggers in the blogosphere — unaware that these prominent bloggers rose by embracing and trusting their own uniqueness.

Ubiquitous is the criterion that a good blog possesses uniqueness. However, many failed on this account simply because they are stifling their own distinctiveness. Remember, your uniqueness is your asset; find an appropriate use for it. Don’t be wobbled by criticisms as long as you’re not doing anything wrong.

To anchor this principle I want to ask you what would happen if Einstein had allowed himself to be swayed by the mockery of his time? Certainly, this world as we know it could never be the same. His uniqueness embodied in all of his works had made him the greatest scientist of all time.

Oftentimes as we go on through our daily activities in life, we never give any thoughts about engaging our self to things that will bring advancement to our life. We always settle in the status quo and prefer laziness over the prospect of developing our self. Many bloggers are trying to be what they are not. But it only takes a distinctive blogger to rise among the top. Be one of them.

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Internethow Blog January 5, 2010 at 4:27 am

“Don’t go on building your own blogsite if you have difficulty expressing your thought in words.” I Don’t Agree With This At All. If you have difficulty to express your thoughts in words, blogging is one of the best way to improve that. Learning from your mistakes and not scared to make mistakes. These two will help you to learn and improve your writting skills.
.-= Internethow Blog´s last blog ..The thin line between success and failure =-.

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King Sidharth January 5, 2010 at 6:53 am

I totally agree with you man, not only blogging improves your writing but gives you confidence too. Also if you don’t like wiring go and make videos, do podcasts all are somehow part of blogging.
.-= King Sidharth´s last blog ..Chanting for Beginners =-.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

Before I build my blog, I took time on knowing how to express my thoughts. But I admit that blogging has further improved such capacity. I have advised such because I have read many blogs and oftentimes I can’t get the picture of what they are saying, after a short while, they give up blogging. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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USA Magazines January 5, 2010 at 6:07 am

Now a day social networking site and blogs doing well , not only people love to use it but also for its propaganda of advertisement .

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Keith January 5, 2010 at 6:48 am

What does “deprecate” mean? BRB I gotta go check out dictionary.com for the definition on that one….ok I found some synonyms for it: condemn, denounce, disparage. Now that I know what it means I can go back and read the rest of the article.

See where I am going with this, yes a blogger needs to be intelligent, but he/she also needs to write so that someone with less education can still read it, if your blog is full of words like “deprecate” then I promise you will lose readers.

“Ubiquitous is the criterion that a good blog possesses uniqueness” …… huh? What does that mean?

I am not uneducated, but I only have a 2yr degree in business, and if I can’t read what you are writing, then a lot of others will have the same problem… use a thesaurus next time and make the article readable for everyday people, we are not trying to write a bill in the US Congress are we?
.-= Keith´s last blog ..Secret to SEO: Expert Opinion =-.

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King Sidharth January 5, 2010 at 7:04 am

True, this posts starts with a bang of “nausea creating abrupter linguistics” Blah!
.-= King Sidharth´s last blog ..Chanting for Beginners =-.

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Helmi Asyraf @ Huzzer Magazine January 5, 2010 at 7:55 am

Yah I agree with you too. Rather using ‘big’ words in our blog posts, for me it is wayyyyyy better if we use simple and straight forward words so that it can cater readers from different group of audiences.

Unfortunately, your article has keep forcing me to wonder what on earth is the meaning of some words in your article.

Personally, I believe the best way to gain respect and trust from our readers is by respecting and trusting them. One of the ways is by way of writing our blog posts. We should not use it to show off our skill in writing and language but as the simple and user friendly tool for our readers to use.

Cheers!

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

Yes I get the message. But I’m just being myself when I write. The word “deprecate” I thought is a common word because I always come upon with such word when I read books and compositions. One thing I’ve learned about the English language is that each words has nuances, though it may have synonyms, they have subtle differences. I have chosen such word because it feels appropriate. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Internethow Blog January 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Yeah sometimes, it is better to choose simple words, because, you have to keep in mind that, not everyones first language is English and I am sure not everyone like to check dictionary.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Thanks so much for your good advice. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

Yes I get the message. But I’m just being myself when I write. The word “deprecate” I thought is a common word because I always come upon with such word when I read books and compositions. One thing I’ve learned about the English language is that each words has nuances, though it may have synonyms, they have subtle differences. I have chosen such word because it feels appropriate. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Eric C January 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Keith, if you need to look up “deprecate” in the dictionary, you need to read more and improve your vocabulary. How have you never heard the word “self-deprecating”? Seriously?
.-= Eric C´s last blog ..Big Announcements, Future Posts and On Violence in 2010 =-.

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traditional painter January 6, 2010 at 4:14 am

Good points but it was hard to read, I would have preferred a podcast where presumably you would come across more naturally?

I enjoy reading a blog by a Canadian guy whose first language is not English, but because he admits that right from the outset, I am happy to make allowances for all his grammatical mistakes and misplaced words, and actually admire even more the effort he puts in to his work.

As others have pointed out, it sounds like you write with a thesaurus, and it is pitched with an air of pseudo intellectualism, which somehow undermines the integrity of what you wrote. Sorry, but you lost me, and this whole idea of blogging about blogging is getting a bit old now.
.-= traditional painter´s last blog ..Sample terms and conditions =-.

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Walter January 6, 2010 at 7:14 am

It is a fact of life that we all have our differences. It is an errors to assume that my works will fit everyone’s expectation. What I have in mind I want to share, irrespective of my imperfection. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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King Sidharth January 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Assume errors? subtle differences? irrespective of my imperfection?
Nice going dude. These words are good for books.. not for blogs. Un learn and relearn. Or shall I comment reconsider your understanding of language used in weblogs for it is not at all similar to that used in books.

Easy words: Language for blogs is different from bookish language, so un learn and re learn.

Cheers Mate / Expressing gratitude and wishing all the best,
.-= King Sidharth´s last blog ..Meditation Rocks gets facelift and Thesis =-.

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Nezine January 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm

That’s another advantage of blogging. You learn new words even if you have to run to get a dictionary.

a href=”http://www.blogpost.ezine4success.com/”>Do you want to keep your blog alive and thriving?

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Nezine January 5, 2010 at 6:49 am

It’s true that you should not blog with money in mind. If one does this then his whole idea blogging loses its value. We must keep content in mind; what do we have to offer the readers; how can we help the community; what will interest the visitors.

At the same time, we must write from the heart. Although hiring someone to do the writing seems easier, it is not really you, its not from you. It makes a difference. Flowery writing does not help either. We have to be simple; talk to the readers rather than give a lecture. It is a where readers can read at ease and not be bombarded with lot of hard words and complex sentences.

Blog is the place where you are free to express yourself. At first it is difficult but it gets easier and easier.

Do you want to keep your blog alive and thriving?

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:57 am

Yes I agree, we should write from the heart. All of my compositions comes from my heart and my writing style is unique within me. Perhaps I can have audience, perhaps not. But expressing myself, in my own language is a dream come true. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Nezine January 5, 2010 at 10:12 am

True and it is nice to express ourselves in a language that is easy for us but in a blog, it should be understood by all or at least most so that the message you are giving can be received.

Yes, I know you are writing from your heart!

Do you want to keep your blog alive and thriving?

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Point well taken. I will remember this when I’m making a composition. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Dinesh January 5, 2010 at 10:24 am

Those who blog just for money get nothing in the end.
.-= Dinesh´s last blog ..Apple To Acquire Mobile Ad Network Quattro Wireless =-.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Definitely! Money is a reward for our good work. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Chris Peterson January 6, 2010 at 6:25 am

Yap, I’m agree with you but you should know your audience what they are expecting from you and market value for your blog before writing.

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Chris Peterson January 5, 2010 at 6:53 am

Passion of writing can makes to blog stand out from crowd. If we have in niche writing skill and creativity, I mean you should write such a hot heading that nobody before read and it should be customer need. If we will have this type of writing skills then we cans easily create blog different.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 10:00 am

I agree with your Cris. Our passion for writing can make a difference, with this comes our uniqueness. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Karen January 5, 2010 at 7:32 am

I can relate to this article, Walter.

Although you can get pretty esoteric (ooh, another big word to look up!) somtimes, the core of your blogging is great. It’s your voice and your style of writing. Obviously, you are successful in blogging and attain to higher standards than some.

Yes, writing for the masses is great. But you shouldn’t have to “dumb down” your posts either if it’s not who you are. You are unique. You speak differently than others. Nothing wrong with that, in fact it’s encouraged so that you stand out. Looking up a word in the dictionary every once in a while is just as valid for learning something new. Isn’t that one reason for blogging? So we can learn from others?

Karen
.-= Karen´s last blog ..Just For Today Challenge, Day 5: 10 Reasons Why I Love You =-.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 10:05 am

Hey thanks a lot Karen. I don’t mean to burden my readers with “big” words. It is just my style, and I’m just being myself. Great authors and writers alike use words that are alien to many, but I believe that it is part of their uniqueness to express themselves through such words. So am I, and that the lesson I have learned from those great writers. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Karen January 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Yes, that’s my point exactly, Walter. You are just being yourself.

That’s how you think, and write and it comes out in your style of blogging. Obviously, your writing style is appreciated because you have a popular blog with many readers and commenters. You are connecting with your readers.

It’s just like someone who swears a lot in their posts. They may be doing it for the shock value or to be controversial, but most of the time they are just being themselves. Take them or leave them. You may not like that style, but there are plenty of people who do. Some people may use short sentences, bad grammer, bad spelling, etc to get their point across. They will have readers because their content and its value rises above such things.

There’s absolutely no “burden’ or explanation necessary for being who you are (and having a extensive vocabulary) :-)

Just my $0.02.

Karen

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iWoodpecker January 5, 2010 at 7:37 am

Walter,

Don’t get me wrong, but successful blogger doesn’t have to be a distinctive one, because you can write very… VERY wise posts, but people will not read them. There are several reasons:

1. You don’t know SEO, search engines don’t see you, or they show results of your blog in the wrong place;

2. You don’t get, what you could, because you don’t know how (I mean the money), but you still write very good… ;

3. Finally, you have readers, but they are as smart, as you. You don’t get money, because your readers don’t click your affiliate links – they are poor( or don’t want to spend money on the Internet), they don’t like it.

So.. my point is that you do not have to be THIS distinctive. Just differ from others and do something new.
.-= iWoodpecker´s last blog ..Getting Website Traffic in 2010 =-.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Thank you for your pointers here. Perhaps I should include your pointers as part of my definition of a distinctive blogger. From my own definition, being distinctive means being different from others. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Helmi Asyraf @ Huzzer Magazine January 5, 2010 at 8:11 am

Hi Walter,

I agree with you on how most of people who jump into blogging should not primarily focus on making money. Instead, they should focus first in providing good value to their readers and finding ways how can they convert one time visitors to their blog’s ‘hardcore’ fans.

On the issue of practice to write diligently until your thoughts are one with words, I agree with that but it should comes with the the thoughts and words should be at the same wavelength and way of thoughts of our readers.

If it is not, our readers can easily get bored in reading our blog posts as it is hard to find them in the situation that we are trying to say and want then to be in.

What do you think?

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 10:45 am

Great writer’s have this capacity of engaging the thoughts of their readers, they are able to use to exact words into get their readers wavelength. With practice and with understanding, we are able to master this skill. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Neil @ College Grants January 5, 2010 at 10:15 am

Great Post! So true. Blogging basics have to be iterated often. Respect and Trust is most important thing. Respecting your readers is very important and building trust is another important aspect to convert readers to potential customers. Thanks for sharing this post with us. This one is going straight to my bookmarks, i will come back for a re-read.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Thank you Neil. Respecting readers means acknowledging their views and giving time to interact with them. After all, the blogging community is a great place to meet new friends. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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James | Cogroll.com January 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

Another thing that can set a blogger apart is his/her opinions. Controversy is a proven method of getting new readers. Any visitor who agrees with your opinion is going to feel more connected to you than the average visitor.
.-= James | Cogroll.com´s last blog ..5 Niches to Make Money Selling Your Designs on Theme Forest =-.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

This is true James. Controversy does work, I have seen many blogs who have this style of blogging, and they have been successful. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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King Sidharth January 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Nice point man. I’ve been seeing that a lot lately. Thanks for adding value to the post. :D
.-= King Sidharth´s last blog ..Meditation Rocks gets facelift and Thesis =-.

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Jim@Top List January 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I agree that a passion for writing is simply essential. This is why people burn out quickly and blogs are left unattended. It is not a pursuit for the feint of heart or those seeking immediate riches.
.-= Jim@Top List´s last blog ..Top Rated Netbook =-.

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Walter January 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I would have not gone this far had I not have the passion for writing; it has kept me going despite the discouragements I encounter. It is very important to love your work. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Inside the Webb January 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Another amazing article on Blogussion! You guys rock the blogging world, keep up the sweet content
.-= Inside the Webb´s last blog ..Inside the Webb is back with a New Design =-.

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Walter January 6, 2010 at 1:12 am

Hey, thanks a lot for appreciating. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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JR January 6, 2010 at 1:36 am

It’s funny that I am reading this now, as I just left a blog I stumbled upon in searches that is obviously using those awful broken English PLR articles for their posts, it was so horrible and really illustrates what not to do with a blog! Thanks for the comprehensive post!
.-= JR´s last blog ..Crucial Making Money Online, Internet Marketing and Affiliate Marketing Lessons Learned in 2009 =-.

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Walter January 6, 2010 at 7:20 am

Engaging our readers is important. Despite the fact that we cannot engage them all, at least we did our best by way of our finished work. That’s an important factor to remember. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Kok Siong Chen January 6, 2010 at 5:07 am

I think the passion of writing is the most important element that a blogger should have. As a new blogger, i just feel difficult to write out something unique for my readers. However, i will try my best to write more. Thanks for sharing!
.-= Kok Siong Chen´s last blog ..Prader-Willi Syndrome – Genetic Disorder That Cause Obesity =-.

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Walter January 6, 2010 at 7:22 am

Up till now I have difficulty in writing my next post. But practice makes perfect. Just write and write and write; one day it will become effortless. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Tinh@eblogtip.com January 6, 2010 at 5:53 am

#1 & #3 are important factor that can make a blogger distinctive, if you do not have passion, how can you write and maintain your blog? #3, if you do not respect your readers, they will not trust you and you write articles for yourself.

It is an amazing post and I love this blog too!
.-= Tinh@eblogtip.com´s last blog ..SWF Quicker 4.7 for FREE Download Worth $90 =-.

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Walter January 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Thanks Tinh for appreciating my post. I hope to write more. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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chandan January 6, 2010 at 7:34 am

Well how you write such a nice information on your blog. Some bloggers just blogging, but they might not analyze their work, We should always analyze our work, to see if it is going effective or not. Sometime I frustrate when my traffic gone decrease, but I try to improve my negative point for which my blog traffic decrease.
.-= chandan´s last blog ..How to get anchor text link without asking =-.

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Walter January 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Good point Chandan, analysis of our work is extremely important. We should know whether things are working out or not. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Static | ahnternet January 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

This article definitely has some very true points, but also quite controversial points. But then, when you talk about this aspect of blogging, I guess you can’t have everyone agreeing on the same thing. Walter, the point I probably agree with you most on this is the fact that trust is really hard to gain. I personally believe subscriber counts are not a good indicator of trust as there are all sorts of tricks to get that number up. In fact, I don’t think there really is a way to measure trust, as it can come by and go away pretty rapidly. Oh the numerous people that I met and decided to not go with because of multiple factors… It’s really true how such concepts in life carry over in blogging!
.-= Static | ahnternet´s last blog ..BloggersBB Launch Contest Giving Away $1000+ Prizes! =-.

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Walter January 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I respect your say on this and I’m glad you agree on some points. Although it’s impossible for everyone to agree with my ideas, I believe I have made a contribution to my readers. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Nathaniel January 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Great article, for me passion hits home. Passion is crucial in any blogger’s success and is the only way to stick with it through thick and thin. Keep up the great work.

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Walter January 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Passion, passion, passion. The most powerful of them all. With it you can achieve anything. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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Reza@Blogging Guide January 8, 2010 at 4:59 am

Well, if you said that blogging requires intelligence, then what about me? I got 131 in the my last IQ test.
.-= Reza@Blogging Guide´s last blog ..This is blog is now Do Follow =-.

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Walter January 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm

When people hear of intelligence, they always associate it with high IQ. I don’t want to measure intelligence by IQ alone because that would be unfair to ordinary people. Actually, there’s no argument that people with high IQ does better, but I don’t want to emphasize this fact. We all have intelligence; unfortunately, few believe they have. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..Words are never enough =-.

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timethief January 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I have never visited your blog before but came here via kikolani’s fetching Friday post, and am I ever glad I did. Your post contains excellent observations, food for thought and advice.

Unless we are prepared to delver the goods in our posts, passionate about our subject matter , we are truly well grounded in the subject matter we will never be “successful”. Blogging is competitive and as blogging becomes more and more a means of making an income online for a growing number of people, all bloggers are under increasing pressure to create a charismatic online presence. If we lose our sense of balance, and cross the “to thine own self be true” line online, in order to secure friends, readers and/or customers by projecting a phony “nice” personality we will sacrifice authenticity. Consequently, for bloggers it’s equally important that we manage our online presence in a manner that’s respectful of others, while still remaining true to our passion and to ourselves.

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Walter January 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Thanks for your kind words, I appreciate it a lot. As my experience in blogging increases, so is the lessons I learned. There are many mistakes blogger tend to fall for and many times I find my self on such a path. But then it dawned on me that blogging reflects our character, even if we try hard to conceal it. What I offer to my readers are my genuine thoughts which may give benefit for the understanding of things. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..The essence of giving =-.

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scheng1 January 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

I like the point about intellectual capacity very much. I never think of it in this way.
.-= scheng1´s last blog ..Renewable Alternative Energy Sources: Solar energy =-.

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Walter January 12, 2010 at 3:22 am

Hey thanks. Glad to have shared you something of benefit. :-)
.-= Walter´s last blog ..The essence of giving =-.

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Krish January 21, 2010 at 7:18 am

This was a good info.I came across this blog recently & started following it from then.I wish i came across this post when i started blogging so that i could have my blog better today than its now…

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Marc Winitz January 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Interesting post and some good advice. But I must disagree with your comment on the “Wisdom of the Blindfolded Archer”. In Japanese archery the archer virtually always hits his target blindfolded. Yet he doesn’t look at the target. Why is that? Precisely because he has evolved himself to not be concerned with the issues you cite in the paragraph. They are merely a distraction. We are likely saying the same thing – get clarity. In an age of too much media (Twitter, Blog readers, etc…) of information overload it is hard to have that kind of clarity. Ignore some of things (both your points and mine) and you will get the clarity. And it will make for a better writing experience.

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Multi Blogging October 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Interesting post and I think Blogger is the place to share our experiences with others..

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