First of all I want to thank Quillnparchment for the opportunity and the idea of the topic of this post. I think the topic is very interesting and important and I am very glad that I was given the opportunity to share my thoughts around this topic on Quillnparchment’s blog.
Blogging.. Why do we blog actually? I think there are many answers to that question because the motivation behind can differ according to interests and so on. Motivation brings topics to the blog which is driving our willingness to write. There are so many good blogs out there where you can see people really passionate about what they are doing which I truly love. The motivation and idea behind this post came from Quillnparchment who asked me to write about things such as the driving force behind blogging.
Blogging for a cause. Do you have to blog for a cause or is it enough to write just for writing. A huge motivation factor behind blogging among many people are money and likes. If the reason behind your blog is one of these things I doubt very strongly that you will succeed. I am sorry if I am disappointing some of the readers by claiming this but I think it is the harsh reality. Your blog has to encourage people in some way which you will never be able to do if the only motivation behind your blog is your own desire for money or likes.
I want you to ask yourself the same question that I am asking myself from time to time which is would you have still been blogging if there did not exist a blog business where you could make money? What if you could never earn a single dollar on your blogging activity? Would your passion for sharing and will to encourage others be as strong?
This leads me to the last topic in this post which is whether you should focus on quality or quantity. Well, this question depends on the answers you gave yourself on the questions I asked above. If your main driving force for blogging is that you are blogging for a cause then the obvious answer is that you focus on quality since your interest makes you spend time on your posts. Regarding the answers to the questions regarding whether you would blog if it did not exist a blogging business the answers are somewhat more mixed. You can have a burning desire for sharing and motivating and encouraging others and still have a goal of making your blog paying your bills. However, I think that if you leave out motivating and encouraging others in the sentence above which leaves you with goal of making your blog paying your bills I think you never will succeed. Then your blog will be without any meaning.
In a world where more and more of the things around us is becoming fake and true feelings are being hidden I think that people hunger for reading about things where your true passion is shining through everything that I do on your blog. I would therefor encourage people to write for a cause and spend time on the posts by bringing quality posts to the world instead of focusing on quantity in hopes for as many readers as possible. If your posts are good enough the readers will come anyway..