Success, needs hard work

This week Dr. Tanya has asked our thoughts about this quote from Ester Lauder;


“ I never dreamed of success. I worked for it.”

Estée Lauder


Nothing comes without a price. The price of success is hard work and sometimes luck also plays a role in it.

To be successful in blogging, you need to put in hard work. When I started blogging in September 2018, I just knew one blogger, Tanya on WordPress. Gradually I found like-minded bloggers to follow. But a blogger doesn’t just follows you if you follow them. You have to have read-worthy content for them to come and read your blog.

In a bit more than three years, I have more than five thousand followers. I’m sure that there are many of these which are fake sites but there and many genuine ones too. I don’t automatically follow people who click follow on my site. If a blogger interacts with me on my blog consistently, I go and check their blog and if what they write interests me, I follow them too.

I have, over three years built a relationship with my readers. Getting to know their names, reading what they share about their lives and being consistent in my interaction with them. In return, they also read my posts, comment on my content and are helpful and supportive.

To me, the real success of my blog has been to build a community where we are like family. We exchange views about different situations in our world with each other, we share our joys and sorrows and whatever exciting thing is happening in our lives.

Written for Blogging Insights-NF # 34, hosted by Tanya



95 thoughts on “Success, needs hard work

  1. Couldn’t agree more! What’s the point of having a blog if you aren’t going to interact with your readers. It brings us closer, even though we may be thousands of miles apart from each other, a truly wonderful thing! 🙂 ❤

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  2. I read the blogs I follow but don’t always comment. I do “like” the post so they know I have visited. As for my blog, sometimes I post, and sometimes I don’t. Not sure why that is.

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  3. Congratulations on those high stats, Sadje…I don’t expect to match those, it’s not my goal. My hope is that I bless at least a handful of folks I meet on the blogs–that’s success to me 🙂 ❤

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  4. Your blogging life and journey is a great inspiration to me. I’m really amazed at how within a short span of time, you’ve gained such a backing. Now I understand that it’s been hard work and consistency. Many thanks for the tip. Indeed, success needs hard work

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  5. Yes indeed. I will remember that. Sometimes us little editors for news departments are don’t have the luxury of being able to chat. When I retire from the made house I shall chat. Have a great day 😁😁😁

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  6. Working for success is indeed more successful than just dreaming for it. As I’ve learned the hard work can seem personally easy if it’s doing something you truly love and have an individual skill for. I’ve gone through several jobs in the past few decades that taught me a lot about putting in a fair amount of effort to learn something knew. Same with chores and hobbies at home. The best benefit from specifically hard work can therefore always be the learning experience. Thank you, Sadje and Estee, for reminding us all that the price for the most dignified success can be worth it.

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