The Key To Blogging Success? Patience.
By: Karina De Jesus

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I want to talk about patience. Not because I have it – au contraire – for as long as I can remember, that is a word that had sounded more like a curse word than a virtue. I mean, I want what I want and I want it now! Don’t you agree?

Sometimes it is very hard to be patient in blogging. The numbers in our statistics are not growing as quickly as we would want and our emails might not be jam packed with messages from brands wanting to work with us, so, naturally, there are days of frustration and impatience.

But who says we have to give in to everything that comes natural to us? What separates us from other living creatures is that we can actually acquire knowledge and act upon a decision rather than a feeling. That might cause a better outcome.

Bill Gates has said that “patience is a key element to success.”

That is something I’ve read over and over when studying successful people. Even in our own ball game, haven’t you heard so many times that most successful bloggers didn’t get there over night?

So what really is patience? Here’s Wikipedia definition:

Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.”

As we can see, without patience, our actions can be very negative. Loosing patience and giving in to frustration causes us to lose focus. We waste time whining and complaining when things are not going our way.

Patience, however, gives a sense of calmness, calmness projects confidence, confidence leads to smiles and smiles often result in successful relationships that can lead us to good things happening.

So what should we do next time impatience creeps up on us?

 

Direct your focus and energy on activities that will produce results even if they cannot be seen right away – keep consistent on your social media, keep creating quality content, maybe make a new connection in the industry. This will give you a sense of accomplishment, and when you know that you have done your best, it is easier to be patient because you know that the results will come. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but they will. Like Napoleon Hill said: “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

Have you ever thought about the importance of patience in your blogging life or career? Does it come easy to you to be patient?

 

By Karina De Jesus, Beach and Dress

Comments

  1. Avatar of Rhythm and Ruffle

    Wonderful article for the community! Patience is an invaluable virtue for fashion bloggers. I always remind myself of its reward both personally and professionally.

    http://rhythmandruffle.com <3

  2. Brieanna says:

    Patience is a lacking virtue in society. We all want something NOW! I think with everything we do hard work and persistence, and of course patience is what ultimately pays off.

  3. Avatar of beka
    beka nicole says:

    really amazing article, I actually can agree with this. I’ve noticed that when I Whine and COMPLAIN! I never get the results, but when I’m calm and assured that it’s in God’s hands then I get great results. Thanks so much for this :)
    http://www.thatseamslovely.com

  4. Donna says:

    I’ve found that if you lack in patience, life will often put you in situations where you can practice having some. I was the first in my family to want a college degree, and there was no money coming from anyone but myself. It took me 12 years to get it, which made it much sweeter when I finally did. In 2006 I hurt my back and had to get used to new ways of doing almost everything. When I get impatient and do more than I should in one day, I have more pain the next day. And for the past 4 years I’ve been living a life that I’d never thought I could tolerate. It’s been very hard, but it’s about to change. I know how much I’ll appreciate everything after not having them for so long.
    And of course I’d love it if my blog became an overnight success, but I’m not holding my breath. When it happens, it will be all the more wonderful.
    Donna
    http://www.prettysparklythings.blogspot.com

  5. Avatar of Chaucee from Streets and Stripes

    Patience naturally comes hard to me. It’s something I’ve always had to work at. I’ve been blogging for 5 years now and still love it. Yeah, I wish my blog was bringing in the bank but I’m okay with where I’m at now and love it despite it’s lack of income.

  6. Wonderful article !! I will be more patience or try to be :)

  7. Avatar of Lydia
    Lydia says:

    I think everyone feels this way now and then! Must persevere and not give up; let your passion for your blog drive you instead of wanting popularity or collaborations with brands! Once you start loving your blog just for what it is, others will too!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

  8. Avatar of Filipa
    Filipa says:

    It’s really hard to be patient. Just like you said, whenever I want something, I want it in that precise moment. But, unfortunately things don’t work that way.
    I think patience is the key to successful blogging.
    I remember when I first started blogging, I wanted so many things. And with time I got them. I just had to learn to be patient and to do the best I can to make my blog look lovely.
    I still want many things and I know if I work hard to get them, my persistence will pay off in the end.

    Great article!
    xx
    http://ohmyfilipa.blogspot.com

  9. venke says:

    This is so true! Can very much relate to this!
    Good things come to those who’ll wait ;)

    hippyinhighheels.blogspot.com

  10. Carla says:

    Very true! Impatience brings lots of stress and bad thoughts. Persistence, positive thinking and believe on your work: three things that will keep you going on :)

  11. Michaela says:

    This is exactly what I needed to wake up to on IfB! Last night I had a terrible case of impatience and lack of inspiration in my blog. Having this be the first thing I read seems like a bit of a sign….
    Thank you!
    Xxx
    Fashion415.com

  12. Avatar of Ana Zvi
    Ana Zvi says:

    Well I have no patience left :)
    So here’s my gift idea for Valentine’s Day for him:

    http://www.exquisiteclothes.net/special-valentines-day-gift-for-men-if-hes-a-smoker/

  13. Galina says:

    Thanks for article! I really lack patience sometimes!
    BTW visit my FB fan page… here you can find lots of interesting and useful facts and quotes related to fashion. Maybe you can also find there some inspiration for ur blogs ;)
    http://www.facebook.com/fashionimmersion

  14. cecil says:

    Ah I so needed to read this right now. After trying to set up my new website and google analytics everything is so confusing and frustrating! Thank you for reminding me that in the end it will be worth it. Great post

  15. Avatar of tiffany
    tiffany says:

    this article should be an introduction as soon as you enter the ifb community, I have been blogging for four days now and the anticipation is eating me alive, lol.

    ritusTBT.blogspot.com

  16. Desiray says:

    This article is totally me. It’s definitely true that patience is needed. Whether it be blogging or your relationship….. I NEED PATIENCE lol but yes great quotes and all!!!!

  17. Avatar of Jessica Nichole

    I love this, I am usually horrible at patience and I just started a new blog so I have to just calm down and continue doing what I love no matter what!

    aclotheslook.com

  18. Avatar of Liglin L
    Liglin says:

    Nice article, patience is just what I need.

    http://www.freckledfeline.blogspot.com

  19. Peet says:

    Amen to that.:) I’m a VERY impatient person so reading this was a balm form my impatient soul.

  20. Shira says:

    Patience is DEFINITELY a struggle for me:) Not gonna lie!
    sequinsandpolkadots.blogspot.com

  21. Avatar of Jules
    Jules says:

    Love this post. It’s true in blogging and everything else in life that doesn’t always come easy for some. Thanks for writing this; it’s motivating and inspiring!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    http://www.caninesandcouture.com

  22. Olufunmi says:

    so right, patience is the key!

    YCFOnline.com

  23. Avatar of lidia Alvarez

    it is sooo difficult to stay patient, especially when you see the great success that many bloggers have now. But I must remind myself that my success will come when it is my time.

    Thanks for the reminder! In meantime, check out my website! http://www.fashionfocused.net! <3

  24. Avatar of lidia Alvarez

    it is sooo difficult to stay patient, especially when you see the great success that many bloggers have now. But I must remind myself that my success will come when it is my time.

    Thanks for the reminder! In meantime, check out my website! http://www.fashionfocused.net! <3

  25. Jacqueline says:

    Great article and reminder! Patience is a virtue and often in our world we want to see results immediately. Rather need to be patient and do diligence!

  26. Avatar of ModaVracha
    ModaVracha says:

    just what i needed….great reminder

  27. Avatar of chealsey
    chealsey says:

    well said! I love this
    “patience comes to those who wait”
    http://everydaybeginings.blogspot.com/

  28. Avatar of chealsey
    chealsey says:

    well said! I love this
    “good things comes to those who wait”
    http://everydaybeginings.blogspot.com/

  29. Avatar of Rebecca
    Rebecca says:

    Brilliant article! As I am quite new to blogging I didn’t account for how difficult it is developing page views! Patience is the key obviously!!!

    thatfunnybunnystyle.com

  30. Xiomara says:

    Wow! This was the perfect read for what was going on in my head. I also study successful individuals and personal development and Napoleon Hill is definitely one of my faves. Thanks for writing this!

    pumpsandlipstick.com

  31. Avatar of cocochic
    cocochic says:

    Patience is definitely NOT my strong point, which is why I get so crazy on those off days. I’m working on it though!

    http://www.cocochicblog.co.uk

  32. Avatar of Mary
    Mary says:

    Thanks for article

  33. Patience is probably the hardest virtue to muster when creating a blog and hoping it for its success. But the important thing is that I’m consistent in my actions and patient in waiting for desirable results. Thanks for this wonderful and inspirational post. :)

  34. pradipta says:

    awsome so true article. m inspired. very gud. thankyou so much. :)

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