I'm no expert in happiness. In fact, I've battled depression most of my life, being in a state of glee is not my natural state. So in a sense, I might be an expert in finding happiness, in my own personal way.
When it comes to blogging, it's easy to get lost in the abyss of things that need to get done, readership that needs to be built, comment counts that need to increase, and the list goes on. It can often seem like it's never enough to merely blog, in the race to get to the top, or even to get noticed. So that's what I'm here to do, to help you stop that talk right now.
The key to being happy with your blog is not really related to the level of success you achieve.
Sometimes it can be, which is great, but too often bloggers “make it” only to complain about being too busy, too tired and overwhelmed. So then, does success seem to be worth it? Who knows. Ultimately the ones who seem the happiest with their blogs are the ones who see themselves doing meaningful work, making progress, and having a sense of purpose.
A sense of purpose with your blog can exist with external success or without it.
A sense of purpose with your blog can exist with external success or without it. From day one, you can have purpose with your blog, and as long as you stick to your sense of purpose (however that “purpose” evolves over time) you will be content with the work you do. Find meaning in your work, you will want to take care of it, grow, become better and no matter what happens on the outside, you'll find happiness when you're working on it.
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