Being a Professional Blogger Requires Thousands of Blogging Hours

Can a title be any more real? Or descriptive?

Let’s get right down to it. Blogging demands real effort. Blogging demands a long term effort.

Being a professional blogger requires thousands of blogging hours. Of course, blogging hours means writing and publishing blog posts, networking generously and opening multiple streams of income. Imagine learning blogging too. Learn, practice writing, create content and build connections generously. Open multiple streams of income.

Be generous, patient and persistent. Trust in yourself. Trust in the process. Succeed. But imagine spending 2,000 or 3,000 hours blogging, sitting in front of your laptop, doing the right things with a generous, relaxed energy, over the next 3-5 years of your life.

Few bloggers feel comfortable even thinking about those numbers. Fewer bloggers put in the time and effort. Of course, this is why few bloggers go pro. At times, it seems like nobody I come across wants to put in the thousands of work hours to become a pro.

Work that long generously, and you position yourself to go pro. Or work about 40 or 100 or 400 hours, over months or years, and do not go pro. Your choice. Your deal. 100% of the time, the decision is yours. Either you work or do not put in the work. This gig is no joke though when you decide to go pro. Or, when you decide to position yourself as a professional blogger.

Lay the foundation by putting in thousands of hours of work, especially well before you see consistent blogging income. Work before your pay day. Work for the joy of work. Every full time blogger needs to love blogging to develop the generosity, patience and persistence to see the blogging journey through.

No one works that much before getting paid routinely unless you genuinely love blogging. Of course, no one fakes that passion. No one fakes a love of blogging or a love of their preferred blogging niche. But what of the advice to fake it until you make it? Never believe that advice. People sense you faking it. Even your subconscious mind senses you faking it. Never take that route.

No one tricks their predominant vibration. No one outfoxes their dominant feeling. Feeling like a faker sends off a faker or poser vibe that repels people. Folks want to follow genuine bloggers. People want to follow the Real McCoy. No one wants to follow inauthentic, faking, posing bloggers.

Patiently, persistently and generously put in work to succeed. Be realistic. Blogging requires thousands of blogging hours to lay the foundation for a professional career. Nobody gets around putting in thousands of hours. No blogger gains access to a time machine. Even if you used a time machine, you never succeed because you skip over the 1,000 to 3,000 to 5,000 hours or more of blogging work required to succeed.

Being a professional blogger is not an easy, comfortable journey. Who loves facing deep fears? Who enjoys working daily for 5 years in a row? Even I question my sanity as a dude who loves blogging. I worked daily for the past 5 years. Of course, some days challenged me. I left my comfort zone routinely.

Nudge into fear. Face terrors. Feel scared. Do what you need to do to succeed. Full time traffic and full time profits flow to you well outside of your comfort zone. No one gets around this basic truth. No one coasts to blogging success. Blogging feels incredibly tough in moments but throughout the journey, make freedom your ultimate goal. Freedom drives you to do the scary, uncomfortable things – like working thousands of hours – that lead to your ultimate blogging success.


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Written by Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author, and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon and can help you build a successful blog at


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  1. I absolutely agree with the level of work and dedication required. A lot of people on the outside think it’s quite easy, more of a hobby that anyone can do, but professionally blogging is a full time gig that takes a lot of time and energy. I also agree with your point on not faking it. “No one wants to follow inauthentic, faking, posing bloggers” – That’s true, and it’s often quite obvious from the outset when you check out a blog whether it’s genuine and authentic or not.

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