Blogging Insights — Success

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from Jeremy Schoemaker, a web entrepreneur.

I think I am about 5 for 500 when it comes to successful ideas versus flops.

I’m not sure if this quote has much to do with writing or blogging. I suppose when you’re talking about money-making schemes, if 495 out of 500 ideas end up hitting being flops, that might be okay if 5 out of 500 are hugely successful. But if I thought only 1% of my ideas for blog posts were successful, I’d find some other way to spend my time.

To me, successful ideas, when it comes to blogging, are those ideas that result in posts that I’m proud of, that readers seem to enjoy, and which engage readers enough for them to like and/or comment on them. Using that criteria as a guideline, I would hope that my idea success rate is better than 1%.

20 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Success

  1. Sadje October 31, 2022 / 9:30 am

    I think you’ve a pretty good success rate Fandango

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong October 31, 2022 / 9:38 am

    Me too! That seems a rather minimal response. Or maybe whoever wrote this has a different measure of success.

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  3. Marleen October 31, 2022 / 11:43 am

    Boy, he sure took a lot of tries at making money via the internet. I wonder what he means by entrepreneur, exactly. Scammers probably get a lot of ignoring but some big hits.

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  4. Nope, Not Pam October 31, 2022 / 12:22 pm

    I have no idea how you would apply that quote to a blog. I mean if one person interacts on a post, then isn’t it successful?

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  5. bushboy October 31, 2022 / 1:01 pm

    I would be content to be a 1%er too 🙂

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  6. donmatthewspoetry October 31, 2022 / 8:24 pm

    I know what you’re getting at regards readers, but what comes first for me is what you said ‘posts that I’m proud of’.
    OK it would be nice if others enjoyed them too, but if not, I created what I see on the screen. It makes me feel good. I think you said you began TT&O as a means of self-expression. So it is with FCS………

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  7. Carol anne November 1, 2022 / 3:35 pm

    I think your success rate is definitely way better than 1 percent!

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  8. drtanya@saltedcaramel November 1, 2022 / 9:27 pm

    A seasoned blogger like you would definitely have a success rate of much more than 1%.
    This quote is for people like me who don’t write that often or that we’ll.

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    • Fandango November 1, 2022 / 10:08 pm

      Don’t sell yourself short. Your posts are all very good and your Blogging Insights and 5 Things prompts are very successful!


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