My definition of success with blogging:
High following, lots of views/likes/visitors, eventually some profit.
What I mean by write with passion:
You have two choices.
Either blog about a passion of yours and aspire to help others and change their lives or blog to declutter your mind/life.
Now I’ll be frank. I think both can earn you a following and earn you money but you will have a higher chance of success with the first option (at least in the beginning).
Completely your choice. However, if you do want a place to be your true self without judgement, by all means spill your mind away (it’s just not the choice I made).
The choice I made requires finding your passion and being sure about it.
Because only with passion will you write brilliantly and love every second. Once again, you do not have to have an English Literature degree to write brilliantly!
You will have an audience that loves you and looks forward to your writing because your passion will be visible through your writing. Your creativity that only comes from constant practice outside of writing, will be noticed.
Your brilliant, weird, wacky ideas from your consistency outside of WordPress, will have your readers thinking ‘there is truth behind this’.
But that means you must be honest and most importantly with yourself. A blogger who writes about bodybuilding and fitness will never have a solid loyal following, if he’s never in the gym and not fit. Nor will a site about baking with a blogger who pulls recipes off the web. It will never happen.
Find what you love and love to write about it.
Blogging made simple 🙂