By Sheila Beal
With great enthusiasm, I started blogging about Hawaii vacation planning three months ago. I’ve been plugging and posting away and know that I’ve definitely been bitten by the blogging bug. From my experience with blogging, I now truly understand the definition of a labor of love. I’ve learned that in the early days of a blog, the effort outweighs the rewards.
As I have been traveling up the steep learning curve, I’ve been searching for advice on how to make a blog successful. Recently, Problogger posted an excellent guest post from Tim Hamm on 10 techniques he used to grow his blog from 0 to 12,000 RSS subscribers in seven months. Point number five really resonated with me. It says “Don’t give into negativity.” I think it is human nature to feel a bit frustrated and unmotivated when your blog isn’t an instant success, but you can’t let it get the best of you.