1000 Blog Posts – 5 Lessons Learnt

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Let me be honest here – When I first start this blog in 2008, I never thought it would someday reach a 1000 blog posts. I am still trying to figure out what happened :) and how the heck did the blog reach 1000 blog posts.

I have to thank all of you for being a super community and visiting this blog daily.

A big thank you to all the contributors for their valuable blog posts, the blog would have never reach 1000 post with them.

1000 Blog Post

But it’s not about the 1000 posts – it’s about the journey, it’s about the thrill and it’s about the adventure.

Hang in there, no matter what
– If you hang on long enough, you’ll learn to swing. I did not know Jack when I started this blog. It took me a few weeks to understand wordpress.

After two month of blogging me and my wife were the only loyal visitors to the blog. I hung on, writing post after post without worrying too much about the traffic on the blog. It took a good six months and about 100 odd posts to see the audience start trickle on this blog.

Things happen, if you make it happen
– I’ve blogged at odd hours – 2 am, 4.30 am…I’ve stared at the wordpress dashboard night after night without writing a single line. I’ve had no big blog idea for weeks together. I’ve written the most senseless posts so many times on this blog. I’ve published posts with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes so often here. I can go on here…but the very valuable lesson I learnt was you need to make it happen – no one else will.

If you change the way you look at things, the way you look at things change
– In my mind I visualized my blog as a super blog with huge traffic – even when I had 7 visitors a day. I dreamt of my servers crashing due to heavy traffic on my blog. Even today when I publish a post, I visualize it going viral.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started
– I booked this domain three month before I started the blog, after booking the domain I was confused..Did I actually want to blog ? To be honest I had no confidence in my ability to write and build an audience. Valuable lesson learnt: Don’t procrastinate, get started.

The Secret to Success
– There is only one secret to success – its HARD WORK.

Thank you all for helping us reach a 1000 posts.

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Article by ZK

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  • Rew June 7, 2013, 5:44 pm

    I had a similar thing happen. I’m not up to 1000 blog posts by any means, but when I first started I thought that the only way I would ever get any visits would be by promoting my blog to my list and though social media. I completely wrote off SEO. I figured with all the big talk and millions of people online I wouldn’t even get indexed. Boy was I wrong. I took a look at what my site was getting shown for and found it actually ranked #1 for some key words, not good ones, but it was something. I’ve actually taken SEO into account and work on it quite a bit now. Its amazing the things you learn just by doing something.

    • ZK June 9, 2013, 2:16 am

      Rew, my advise ..keep hanging, it will work :)..thanks for the comment

  • Gugulethu June 7, 2013, 10:17 pm

    I have to agree that you have to make it happen because no one else will make it happen for you. Visualization is also powerful and it’s easy to do things when you first visualize them. But the main thing is to take massive action and be persistent and keep providing value.

    Congrats for reaching 1000 posts.

    • ZK June 9, 2013, 2:16 am

      Thanks for the comment Gugulethu:) happy it helped

  • Ahsan June 8, 2013, 11:00 am

    Congrats to your 1000 blog posts. You have patience & discipline to get success in blogging.

    Happy Blogging :)

    • ZK June 9, 2013, 2:19 am

      Thanks Ahsan :)…if I can do it you can too..

  • KC Clark June 8, 2013, 3:51 pm

    Hard work and perseverance will almost always lead to success. Congratulations, and good luck with your next 1,000!

    • ZK June 9, 2013, 2:17 am

      Thanks Clark for your wishes :)

  • Tony Nguyen June 9, 2013, 10:57 am

    Love your blog and your written work, thanks for sharing with us your valuable knowledge. Congratulation on your 1000th blogs.

    • ZK June 10, 2013, 2:18 pm

      Thanks for being a regular reader on the blog …

  • Sunday June 10, 2013, 1:38 pm

    Hi ZK,

    Congratulation for reaching the milestone of 1000 blog post! Its never an easy fit especially when visitors have to get value from each of those posts. Your blog delivers quality content and there could be nothing more that followers truly demand more than this.

    One takeaway for me in this post is the first and second lessons highlighted:
    1 – Hang in there, no matter what
    2 – Things happen, if you make it happen
    These are real timely advice I would never forget.
    Thanks for sharing this piece!

    This comment was left in the IM social site – kingged.com where this post was shared and “kingged”.
    Sunday – kingged.com contributor
    http://www.kingged.com/1000-blog-posts-5-lessons-learnt/

  • ZK June 10, 2013, 2:16 pm

    Thanks for the comment and share…

    • Sunday June 10, 2013, 2:54 pm

      You are most welcome :)

  • Trisha Agarwal June 11, 2013, 6:52 am

    When you start a new career from scratch with a steep learning curve, everything takes longer than you think.

  • Riza June 12, 2013, 12:10 am

    Very valuable lessons shared, I must say. :)

    It can really be disheartening and frustrating to not see anything going, on what you’ve worked hard for. It seems futile at the beginning. But that feeling stems from wrong motives and wrong objectives.

    Having the right objective from the start will fuel you to keep on going no matter what.

    I’ve “Kingged” this article on the IM social networking site, Kingged.com.
    Inspiring post! Thanks! :)

    http://www.kingged.com/1000-blog-posts-5-lessons-learnt/

  • Rick Miles June 18, 2013, 11:21 am

    A good point about changing the ways that you approach and look at aspects of your business and methodologies every so often – very healthy and useful.

  • Kellie A June 18, 2013, 12:02 pm

    Congrats on the 1000 post milestone, ZK! They make this business sound easy and doable in just your spare time, but we know differently! Your hard work and many hours dedicated certainly show. Good luck to continued success!

    Kellie

  • kool June 20, 2013, 5:30 am

    It is great progress and tons of tips and expertise you got from these 1000 blog posts. I always like to visit your blog because you always share something new and interesting which help us to increase our knowledge and experience.

  • merlin June 23, 2013, 4:29 am

    No doubt secret of success is hardworking, and these 1000 posts is the result of your hardworking, keep it ups

  • nadeem June 25, 2013, 8:21 am

    a great relief for me after reading this blog.
    you have mentioned the truth and patience is must.
    thanks for sharing.