I saw a post somewhere the other day which was about 5 signs you’re going to be successful in life. As always I clicked on it (you know, because you have to, let’s be honest) and while reading I figured that it would be fun to write a post about the same thing, only blogging related. As I’ve been blogging full time for more than a year now and observed many things left and right I decided to write my take on 5 signs you know you’re going to be a successful blogger, so, here we go!

1. You’re a passionate person: Obviously when you start out as a blogger you need to be passionate about blogging, not just a little bit, but more of a I want to do this 24-7 type of passionate. If you know you’re feeling this way you will be successful, because everything you do with passion usually turns out to be a success.

2. You have a lot of perseverance: Blogging takes time, growing your blog takes time, becoming a pro takes time. I could sugarcoat it but that’s just the reality. I was just talking with Sarah this week about how we dislike our first ever blog pictures and how bad they were, but because of our attitude and perseverance we became better and stronger at what we do. If you have the power to keep pushing, go for it!

3. You have the luxury of time: As I mentioned in the previous point, blogging takes time! A lot of time! Honestly, I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to grow my blog as fast as it did if I would have been in a 40 hours job. When I started blogging I was finishing university and had plenty of time to kill, mostly at home, and mostly behind my laptop. I’m not saying it’s impossible if you have a very busy life to become successful at blogging but you need to give yourself time and you have to allow yourself to take the time without feeling guilty about it.

4. You have a positive attitude: Good things happen when you spread positivity and a big reason to start a blog in the first place is often because you want to share your positivity about either fashion, your lifestyle, photography, writing or what you feel passionate about. As every self employed person you will have to deal with some

5. You have something to prove to yourself: Most people try to compete with each other but the best thing in life you should do, and what most successful business people do, is prove themselves they can do it. Who cares what anybody thinks or what everyone around you does? The only person you need to feel motivated towards to succeed is you and you only. If you haven’t already, implement this in your life!

  • This is such a great post I really enjoyed reading it. I don’t know where blogging will fit into my life in the future but I do have a very determined mindset and I love pouring all my free time into it. I think that a lot of other bloggers also play the comparison game and I think it is a lot healthier to think about it in terms of #5. Prove it and do it for yourself not others.


  • Macy

    Great article, thank you for posting <3 xoxo

  • Dressed With Soul

    Oh, I think you are right and now wonder you are a successful blogger <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • I love this post, it motivates me even more as I read all of these points, I feel like I am already pouring my life into my blog but I love that each and every day it gets better and I find how to make it better and grow ! Good things take time haha, patience is a virtue !


  • This post just motivates me even more! Thanks for all of this!

    xx, Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

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  • Michaela Scalisi

    Thanks for sharing! This is super true <3

    xx Michaela
    (by the way, are you still looking for an intern to join you? I am really interested, but considering that only the beginning from next year, and is it 6 months?) Hope to hear from you soon. πŸ˜€

    • Queen of Jet Lags

      Hi, yes I’m talking with some girls but I will also need interns for the next year so feel free to send your resume to info@queenofjetlags.com πŸ™‚

  • Ilah Ekamper

    Such a good blog post! That picture is absolutely beautiful by the way!


  • Great tips. Seems to me that these tips would also apply to being successful at any job you might have.

  • well according to your guide im going to be great blogger haha πŸ™‚ wouldnt be bad tho


  • I think all those things are great for a blogger. But to be honest most of the times that is not enough. You need to have a big blogger who plugs you, so people can see your blog and then discover how great it is. But now a days there are so many blogs that little blogs are hard to discover and grow.

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    • Queen of Jet Lags

      Thanks for your comment but I still think it’s you who needs to make the difference. I never got plugged by a big blogger and I have two really good blogger friends who also grew their blogs by them self. Even if a big blogger would plug you, you still need to be relevant and have great pictures so that their followers want to follow you back, don’t you agree? xx

  • I love reading and writing tips to do with life attitude so I know I have to read this post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I do believe they are very relevant to one’s success!


  • Gemma Carey

    I feel I have all of these things and yes my followers are growing, but very very slowly and I’m not making any money πŸ™ it’s so annoying. It would be the absolute dream to blog full time.

  • Ik ben het helemaal met je eens. Bij mij gaat de groei trager omdat ik nog een full time job heb. Ik zou zoveel dingen aan mijn blog willen verbeteren maar heb gewoon echt een tijd gebrek! Maar ik ga zeker niet opgeven!

    x Karen


  • I love these tips, I definitely agree that having time is key. Working full time makes it nearly impossible to work on my blog during the week, but it’s such a great way to unwind on the weekend πŸ™‚

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  • I agree with all of these! Blogging takes so much time. It’s more than just snapping a photo and writing some words. Some posts take research or lots of different photos and editing. Not to mention all the work to get your blog name out there. Love your blog tips posts!
    xx, Pia


  • Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Lynda

  • I love this post, especially the last one! I have recently taken my blog full time and find it hard to sometimes focus on myself and what everyone else is doing! Definitely going to be thinking about your advice here!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  • Millie

    This is a really sweet post and it’s so encouraging! xx


  • I really like this post and if i read this i think great things will happen to me. I hope this are the 5 things that will make you successful in blogging!

    I’m really passionated about blogging, it indeed takes lots and lots of time, but i do it with all my love and passion for this. I have a chronic disease, so i have lots of time. Not always the energy haha, but i’m glad i have the time to do this. I’m having a positive attitude and since this year i’m doing tip 5. I’m not trying to prove to others anymore how good i am, but just to myself! I doesn’t care anymore what people thinks of me!

    Great post!

    Renate | MissRenate.com | Bloglovin’ | Facebook

  • Oh yes, I never imagined it would be so time consuming.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • I love the last tip – feeling inspired and wanting to prove myself (to myself!) xx

  • Time is definitely the keyword! πŸ™‚

  • Great tips, thanks for sharing!


  • great tips πŸ˜‰

  • The Fashion Panda

    These are great positive tips ! Thanks for sharing !


  • This so is great, thank you. It’s given me the confirmation I need to hear from someone else sometimes, xx


  • Vera Sawicki

    Thank you for these wonderful tops!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Totally agree about the time! Working a full-time job would really slow things down, but I guess we should always persevere if we like what we do! πŸ™‚

    x, Jing

  • Amanda Wessung

    Great tips πŸ™‚ I really like those blogging related posts πŸ™‚ I love to learn and become better at my blog as well πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    Best regards AMANDA //


  • Stephanie Smolders

    This is so true in every aspect of life! You have to invest time to get a ‘reward’. The fact that a lot of people are competing with each other is something I dislike a lot. I hope someday I can change this a little. Use my name for good! You’re doing the same. Amazing! Love StΓ©phanie from http://stephaniesmolders.com

  • Stephanie Smolders

    Oh I see now we have the same lay-out. We are siamese lay-out sisters πŸ˜‰ Anyway, How do you get it that the text in the begining doesn’t start as the start of a chapter in a book? Wauw, difficult to explain. Hope you get it πŸ™‚ Love, StΓ©phanie

  • Nice and really motivational! πŸ™‚ I think time and passion are keys to success.