Blog Star: 5 Reasons Why People Think They Can Become One

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I haven’t always been what I’d call a “successful” blogger. In the beginning I had many obstacles to overcome – my lack of computer skills, my lack of marketing skills, and my general lack of knowledge of the Internet. There were many times a friend or relative would ask me why I just didn’t give up and go get a “real” job, but I couldn’t. I just knew someday I’d become a Blog Star.

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Nobody is born famous. Well, maybe if you’re Suri Cruise. But history is filled with stories of people who started out as nobodies and grew to become super stars in their fields and they all had seemingly insurmountable obstacles along the way. Of course, you can find just as many stories of people who gave up. If you’re questioning the possibility of making it in this business, here are five reasons why people believe they can become a blog star.

They’re Passionate About Something

Many successful bloggers start out because they’re passionate about something and they want to spread the word. They’re not in it for money, they just want to shout their message from the mountaintop. No matter how many obstacles appear in their path they’re not going to give up blogging because they know it’s the best way to reach people all over the world.

Thomas Edison was passionate about giving the world electricity. He didn’t care about money, he just wanted to share something and improve the quality of life. Over the years he had to overcome many obstacles but he believed that if he stuck with it he’d eventually be successful. And obviously he was or you wouldn’t be reading this article right now.

They See Other People Blogging

There are millions of blogs, on millions of topics, owned by bloggers of all different ages and backgrounds. I find some of these blogs truly inspiring. When I saw hugely succesful blogs like, created by a 14-year old girl named Tavi, it made me think, “Well, if she can do it, so can I!” Once you start really seeing all the diversity in the blogosphere it’s easy to believe that you can become a blog star, too.

They Believe In Themselves

I’ve never let my well-meaning friends and family sway my opinion of myself. They may have been able to make me question certain aspects of making money online, like the time I was writing 80-page ebooks for $50 but they never shook my core belief that I could do anything I set my mind to. I always knew I would be a Blog Star simply because I always believed in myself and my ability to set goals and make them a reality, which leads to my next reason:

They Believe The End Justifies The Means

Everyone understands the benefits of owning their own business but they also understand the challenges. You can’t just wake up one morning and say, “OK. Today I’m going to be a movie star.” It just doesn’t work that way. But people who believe they can become a blog Star understand also understand that the benefits of blogging far outweigh the challenges.

Achieving Super Star status takes a lot of time, hard work, and laser-sharp focus. While keeping that big goal in mind you have to learn how to break it down into smaller, more achievable goals. You have to be willing to learn new things each step along the way. You have to be willing to dig in and do all the hard work because nobody is going to hand you the title of Super Star – you have to earn it.

They Understand Blogging

I think one of the main reasons people believe they can become blogging super stars is because more people now understand what blogging is. An entire generation has grown up with blogs now so they understand how they work, how the Internet works and how you can use both to build a business. The questions used to be: Can people really make money with blogs? Now we know the answer is yes, they can. The only question that remains is: Can YOU become a blog star? And of course, the answer to that question is yes, too. If you believe you can do it, anything is possible.

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  1. Danielle Garofalo

    You hit the nail right on the head. Great post!

    1. Thank you Danielle!

  2. Annette

    Your point makes sense but not everyone wants to work so hard. It’s a lot like entering contests in the work that you have to put in, but you also need some kind of skill and ability to write. And of course ideas or an interesting agenda are another necessity.
    Then you have the one per cent rule where they say only 90%. provide content. That would lessen the competition.

    1. You’re right Annette, not everyone wants to work so hard. However, everyone wants to be successful. Sorry, but if you don’t work as hard as you can, someone else will, and they will win the race ;)

    2. Annette

      I made a mistake in the 1% rule. It’s 1% who provide content, 10% who comment and interact, and 89% who lurk and read and upload

  3. Michael

    Nice list. I would especially advise to think #1 through carefully(choose something you’re passionate about). Make sure that what is a passion now is something that you’ll be completely sick of after blogging about it and eating, sleeping and breathing it for the foreseeable future.

    I think the main reason people think they can be blogging rock stars is that they (I include myself) are egotistical enough to always think people actually want to know what we think about something, are doing, how many kids we have, etc… Unfortunately for our blog traffic, people don’t care about you or me, it’s what we can provide for them in the way of knowledge, information and entertainment. Figure out what benefit you can offer the reader, and if that’s wrapped in a persuasive blog post, even better.

    A lot of people(A LOT) don’t try to strategically build a community to reach rock-star status. They focus on themselves, not the benefits they can offer the viewer in exchange for his or her time, and should, to attract and build an audience. Usually this takes very, very good knowledge of the topic of the blog (which is why so many people choose to write about themselves). For that reason, the consideration of choosing something something we’re “passionate” about also needs to be an area that we are experts on, or can rapidly become so. It’ll make the journey to rock-star blogger much less frustrating and lonely.

    1. I couldn’t agree more Michael. People get this completely wrong… The first question is not: “how can I reach success?”. The real important first question is: “How can I help people?”

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