The 3 Truths About Becoming a Successful Blogger in 2023

The harsh realities of becoming a successful blogger aren’t what you think.

A Grain of Salt | ElbyJames


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I’ve read every post on Medium about how to become a successful blogger so you don’t have to. There’s a lot of conflicting opinions on how to be successful at blogging.

After a year of researching and reading, these are my conclusions:

  1. People (except immediate family) don’t care about you,

2. People don’t care about your content,

3. People don’t care about your brand.

A little harsh but the truth hurts. So, how do you become successful at blogging?

Quit concentrating on writing and do something else, that’s how.

Became great at sports. Become a celebrity. Become a politician. Become a musician. Become a criminal. Become controversial. Become great at anything other than writing. Become famous, or at least infamous.

Then, pen a memoir, write a blog, or be columnist for a major newspaper and you will be successful. Success begets success.

Those who do find success at blogging on their talent alone, are anomalies.

Everyone from Michelle Obama and Bruce Springsteen to Tina Fey and Derek Jeter have been at the top of the New York Times best seller list. Do you think they could accomplish this if they weren’t a celebrity?

What about Megyn Kelly or Trevor Noah? Nope.

Amy Schumer or Carrie Fisher? Nope.

Donald Trump? Nope.

They needed their celebrity status to crack even a meagre book deal.

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A Grain of Salt | ElbyJames

ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer