Blogging Away With Growing Success

Writing a blog’s an up and down thing. One day I love it, then the next day I wonder why I bother at all. Especially when my dear husband sends me cruel little jokes about bloggers like that one, where bloggers are compared unfavorably to monks. I hardly found it funny at all, so I think I’ve been spending too much time writing and not doing enough living.

The Difference Between a Blog and a Website

Since bloggers are the butt of jokes these days I’m not calling In the Hot Spot a blog anymore. From now on, if you ask me, it’s officially a website. Well, what’s the difference anyway? I won’t get started on that now, but what I’m aiming for here is a dynamic website, with easy to find and useful information that’s topical and updated often. Hopefully the archiving will improve when I relocate it to my own domain name and revamp the site. Soon soon!

Hare and Tortoise Fable Rings True

Hare and Tortoise Fable Rings True

Good News For Hard Working Bloggers

The good news is that my blog statistics show a definite upward trend, and the number of people who’ve subscribed to my email updates is growing slowly, but surely, too. But it’s going to be a long journey to achieve my goal. I suppose it’s now that I need to remember that it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. All I can really do is keep writing away, enjoying it and finding more funny, inspirational and/or weird stories that keep us all on track in hot pursuit of out dreams.

Shortcut To Success

That was a naughty trick because there are no shortcuts to success. I think we all know this in our hearts although it’s fun to imagine that there may be a quick route to achieve our dreams. In the end, it all comes down to this. If you want to succeed at something you need to:

    • work hard
    • stay motivated
    • keep focused
    • persevere.

You’ll get there in the end.

My Goal for This Blog

If you haven’t read my article, how to break the blogging rules, you can find out about my goals for this blog and what I write about there. To sum my goals up I’m ambitiously trying to get a monthly visitor count of about 30,000 people.

Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading and for sticking around, please add your comments below and don’t forget to subscribe by email now (if you haven’t already) so you don’t miss out.

Good luck with all your plans!

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  1. Laura Cococcia July 6, 2009 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Just found you by way of Zen Habits. Fantastic – you have a new follower in me!

  2. Nicolas De Corte July 7, 2009 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Hey, I have to say that I did like the monks joke… Probably the big difference is that monks just copy content and that bloggers create new content.
    You made a great comparison there with the sprint and the marathon. I also think that the secret of becomming a well known blogger. You can’t expect that people start following you for just a couple of posts. And even though you have those days when you’re wondering why you’re spending all that time, you just have to be persistent. Actually, as I think about it…it’s kinda like the monks :-)

  3. Kim July 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Poco a poco… that’s my mantra!

  4. CoralM July 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Your ‘website’ is great! ‘Blog’ sounds a bit amateur, I think. It all takes a lot of time and perseverance but you’re succeeding and entertaining people along the way. That makes it worth it.

  5. Teresa July 9, 2009 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I think you are amazing! Your website is a pleasure to read and I was disappointed when the opening of your book ended…judging by my reaction of longing to read more I think it’s a great way to start a book. I believe you have truly hit the nail on the head with that book honey. That’s the kind of stuff I want to know and I guess I am not alone…Miss ya xxx

  6. Danny Vella July 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Hey, Keep on trying and you will get there :)

    It seems as you’re already less than a 30’th of the way from your target so it shouldn’t be long before you reach it and up your targets ;)

    Good Luck

  7. Annabel Candy July 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks Danny. Not sure if that was inspiring or not! Yes, sarcastically speaking, I ONLY need another 940 visitors per day (up from the existing daily average of 60) and I’ll have reached my goal. Thanks so much for the message of luck – I need it and hope you’ll join me for the journey:)

  8. Teresa July 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Well, I tried! I sat and wrote what could have been the funniest, wittiest, most insightful piece of written word looking into the life of another since Anne Frank’s Diary! Shame it is now lost in cyber-space… (I hope no-one finds it now as it has a lot to live up to!) I took it as a kick in the teeth, like it is not meant to be, that computers are actually sent by the devil to make me feel incapable of achieving anything! Damn Beelzebub and his little toys (he can take back mosquitoes as well!) Well, seeing as this is now a war against good and evil I shall have to write it again! And, I shall write it 10 times better….In your face Lucifer!

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