Requirement: Passion in Blogging

So one of the things I have noticed more and more as I continue to work as a full time blogger is the need for passion about subjects. Everyone that does well in the blogoshpere does so because they really enjoy talking, writing or otherwise being part of a certain niche.

People that are able to articulate their excitement, and passion create a field around them, and people are drawn into it. I can say this about Darren Rowse, John Chow, Lorelle VanFossen and many other successful bloggers. They have something special about them that draws us in, and while we might not always agree with what they say, or some of us resent their success, it is their passion that sets them apart.

So many people ask me how I am able to write on another blog, and how I am able to cover so many niches, and my response is simply that I enjoy it, and if you do something that you know you will still enjoy for years to come, then you will be a success at it.

This article is because of my recent launch of AltSciFi. I really love science fiction, and I know I have a different view on that subject than many others, but I am very passionate about it, and like I have said to others, even if no new science fiction content was created, I could write on that blog for the rest of my life, covering all that I have seen, thought about and enjoyed over the last twenty-five years of my life.

If you want to be a success, don’t start a spam blog, don’t start a crazy mesothelioma lawyer blog in hopes of getting crazy high priced clicks, but instead launch a blog that you will enjoy, and could see yourself writing on for years to come.

2 thoughts on “Requirement: Passion in Blogging

  1. Alex

    Point well made. Passion is requirement and the only way to accomplish it is by writing about something you love.

    I found this to be the hardest concept to get across to some people. Blogging doesn’t have to be on topic “make money online” to actually earn – but sharing something you love and can talk about with passion.

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