B-2, I-25, G53, O-68. BINGO!
It’s been a long time since I played Bingo.
For those who have never played the game, the object is to get five numbers in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line. Sometimes you may play “four corners”, or a game when you must cover all of the numbers on your card.
It’s a typical game. Some follow the rules. Some will cheat. It eventually ends. There’s always a winner.
I’ve been thinking ( I do a lot of that), what makes a blog/blogger a winner? A success?
Are you a success if you’re rated as an “A-list” “big name” blogger?
Or if you amass 100,000 pages views a day?
Are you a success if you’re a “six figure blogger”?
Or if you can show 15000 +/- RSS feed readers?
Does hitting the front page of Digg make you a winner?
What if you have so many comments in a day, you can’t answer them all?
Do “numbers” measure success in blogging?
Can you only call yourself a success if you hold the title of “problogger” (a professional blogger who blogs for a living)?
Can success be measured in other ways?
To me, blogging has been a new ending journey. It’s a work in progress. Each day I grow as a person, and learn something new.
Lesson Nine Blogging has been a succession of many “successes” for me. From the time I signed up for my first domain name, “going live”, publishing my first post, receiving my first comment, making my first penny, and dozens of milestones in between, I’ve yelled out “BINGO” many times.
How do you define success in blogging?
Can it be defined? Or is it a “carrot” that dangles in front of us, always enticing us to want more?
Do you yell out “BINGO” when you hit small milestones, or do you feel unsuccessful because “your card’s not filled’?
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