[Blogging For Beginners] What Is Blogging Success?

Yellow success key with clipping pathSuccess: This is one word which we all live for.

A blogger writes in hope of becoming a successful blogger.

A dancer hopes to be a successful dancer.

A musician composes in hopes of becoming a star musician.

But have you ever asked yourself, “What Is Success?”

There are many definitions from great personalities like:

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten. -Jon Bon Jovi

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. -George S. Patton

These all are good and inspiring definitions.


Still, what is success? And since we are talking about blogging here, what is Blogging Success?

My definition is:

Success is making a living doing what you love and still being with your loved ones.

What is your definition?

  1. How do you define blogging success?
  2. What is most important factor/ingredient needed to be a successful blogger?

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About Ishan Sharma

Hi, I am a young Blogger from India. I am very passionate about blogging and also co-founder of Blogging With Success. I write about general blogging tips and WordPress. You can read other posts by me here.If you need help, feel free to contact anytime!


  1. In my concept , learn from our blogging experience and not to follow others. working hard to reach our goals.

  2. I think that before you even start a blog, you need to clearly define your goals and your objectives. Then you need to define how you’re going to measure and meet those goals and objectives. As you work your way there (day in and day out) you get closer and closer to what success means to you.

  3. For me the secret ingredient is Dedication & Consistency. Even if your passionate blogger about your topic, if you can’t find the time to consistently write at least two to three articles every week, your blog will never see the light of day.

  4. according to me success means making your each and every dream true.

  5. In my eyes – each blogger defines their own success by meeting their own objectives for blogging. One might look at a blogger who makes a lot of money from blogging as successful…but that same blogger might not find herself successful “yet” because her own objectives is to grow her community for some reason larger than generating money.

    That was wordy, but that was my answer. In summary, each blogger defines his own success. They become successful when they meet their goals and objectives…not the expectations created for them by the blogosphere.

    This was thought provoking Ishan – thanks!

    • Hi JK,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree with you, Success is unique to a person and defined by himself.
      Thanks for commenting.

  6. Ishan, Nice post. all the definitions are true.

  7. Blogging success in my opinion is, able to stick around long enough to achieve your desired result (traffic wise, community wise, money wise). If you’re happy with $10 a month, and you achieved it, I consider your blog is successful.

    The point is being happy with your blog. Even if you’re not making any money, but feels awesome sharing your thoughts, your blog succeeded in sharing your thoughts and making you happy :)

    • Hi Vincent,
      Thanks for weighing in. Well, happiness is success! We all want to be happy and that’s the main reason we all blog and work hard on it!
      Thanks for commenting.

  8. For me success is money. That might sound shallow to some but at least I am honest. :)

  9. Your definition is very correct, everybody wants to earn for his family and when you are earning by doing what you really like makes is very true.

  10. Ishan, I’m with Rinatis – to be with your loved ones while doing what you love.

    Stephen King once said, when asked what makes a successful writer, “If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.”

    Sometimes we can put such high emphasis on what success will look like (If I just get 10,000 Twitter followers, If I can just get 2,000 Feedburner subscribers, If I can just get 100 Comments…) that when we get there, we’re often disappointed with the results. This happens with book authors and movie stars and everything else.

    I think your simple definition of success is just as simple as it needs to be. Find happiness in what you do, and do it. Remember the important people in your life. Thank you for your thoughts, sir.

    • Hi Bryan,
      That quote from Stephen King is great. Well, we all seem to set some goals unconsciously and get disappointed when we are unable to achieve them. It happens and with time, one learns to avoid this.
      Glad that you like the post. Thanks for commenting.

  11. Rinatis Dinoro says:

    Ishan, your definition includes family and that makes it pretty nice!


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