Bloggers Need To Be Self Starters

October 1, 2007 – 8:57 am

Many ads for jobs you see will say the company is looking for a “self starter” for the position. Of course they are. What’s better than an employee who doesn’t have to be told what to do. Someone who jumps right into their work day without being cajoled, and who assigns themselves more tasks when they’re already completed their assignments for the day. Self starters are always in demand.

Bloggers have to be self starters because of the nature of the business

With no one looking over your shoulder, it’s up to you to do the job. Better yet, you even have to manage your blogging efforts, because without your own efforts, you can forget about getting anything done. You have to set your own goals, write your own posts, and promote your business. This will often be done without any encouraging words from others. In fact, you might have no one at all to give you a pat on the back.

So this means you have to know why you’re blogging. If you have financial objectives, it’s very easy to determine if you’re meeting them. If you’re goal is as simple as “making more money this month than the last”, then you have the proper motivation to take your trade seriously, and to do the requisite work to make you a leader in your field.

Be your own boss and be a tough one

Since you’ve chosen to be your own boss, it’s up to you to crack the whip on yourself to do the work. No one else will come and tell you what to do. That’s because NO ONE cares whether you succeed or fail. Blogs go dead all the time on the internet, with faded dreams and exhausted potential. If you can’t keep yourself motivated, you’ll join the ranks of those phantom bloggers.

Are you a self starter?

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  1. 2 Responses to “Bloggers Need To Be Self Starters”

  2. So true, so true. I think bloggers first don’t try hard enough or lack the kind of motivation that is needed and then they blame either circumstances or blogging itself. Like any other profession, blogging needs continuous quality, and continuous promotion, and for a long time you need to work unrewarded. Too bad; it happens in every business.

    By Amrit Hallan - HowToPlaza on Oct 1, 2007

  3. It sure does. All business takes hard work, and usually a lot more capital than is required of blogging.

    By Darren on Oct 2, 2007

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