Thinking of becoming a men’s personal development blogger? See if you have anything in common with the top personality characteristics described below. I’ve been reading these blogs for years now, and there are several key personality traits that I’ve noticed are common to many of them.
Here they are:
1.) They Were Successful In Another Field Before They Were Successful Online.
All of the biggest men’s self improvement bloggers were wildly successful in their careers before they took the plunge and went ”all in” on their brand. Victor Pride was a massively successful real estate guy, Mike Cernovich was a lawyer, Chris Deoudes was a personal trainer, Roosh was a successful IT guy.
Seeing a trend here? They were all great at what they did already. What this means is they already possessed a winner’s drive and mindset.
2.) More Often Than Not, They’re At Or Over The Age Of 30.
Its hard to lead other men, on the subject of leading a successful life, when you yourself do not have enough life experience. There are a few young leaders out there who have successful blogs at an age younger than 30, but they are the exception, certainly not the rule. If I had started this blog when I was 25 it would have been drastically different than what you see here.
The older you get, the more interesting and knowledgeable you become about life. Blogging is most definitely not the only way to make money online, and its not the fastest, or the easiest. There are many other ways to make money online. If you’re only 22 or 23, or you’re honestly any age under 28, I would try my hand in through another route first. The most successful blog artists are those who have completely mastered a certain area of their life: wealth building (money), health (body), or female relationships (game or sex commonly).
Its hard to master one of these areas by age 23, simply because you haven’t had enough time to master them.
3.) They Have A Thirst For Knowledge And Enjoy Reading.
Men’s lifestyle bloggers usually have an unquenchable thirst for consuming books and articles. The more you know, the more interesting you become, because books give you different perspectives on life. There is so much to gained from reading, I could go on for days about it. Check out my article Goal: Read 52 Books In 1 Year (The Only Personal Development Book Guide For Men You’ll Ever Need).
Also, check out my Approved Resources section, for a list of my All-Time Top 12 books (you’ll have to scroll down the page a little to find the list).
4.) They Grew Up Naturally More Introverted, And Aren’t Afraid To Spend Time Alone.
For whatever reason, this seems to be the case with many of them, and it rings true for me too. I work much better alone, I hate working in teams of more than a few people. More people = more confusion and more complication. Writing, in and of itself, is usually something that requires complete seclusion. Many people don’t like to be secluded, they don’t like to be alone. There’s nothing wrong with this, in fact, human beings are naturally wired to be around other people.
Enjoyment with being alone, is a characteristic much more common in men than it is in women. I think nowadays, for whatever reason, women have a harder time being alone than they used to.
If you like to work alone, or at the very least you don’t mind it, then blogging may be the path for you. I tend to even believe you have to actually enjoy being alone. I only go out and surround myself with a social circle about once a week. I’ve found this to be ideal for me. If I’m around people, a group or just a few friends, for more than a few days I will actually get anxiety. I’m not saying you have to be an extreme case like me, but I really believe there’s something to this.
Entrepreneurship in 2018 is a lonely lifestyle. If you’re a very social person, you’ll have to be careful about what type of business you start, before you get in too deep and realize later that you messed up. Be acutely aware, beforehand, of how much social interaction you’ll be involved with day in and day out.
5.) People Naturally Liked Them (Before They Were Bloggers).
Do people actually like you? It sounds harsh, but you need to be honest with yourself here. Your brand and your blog, WILL NOT be successful if you’re not a naturally likable person. Look at all the top blog artists, they’re all very likable and funny guys (most of them are funny). The key here is being likable, not funny. If you’re likable, usually you’ll just naturally be funny.
I believe deep down, most guys already know if they’re the type of person I’m describing here. You already know if you fit this description, lets be honest. Since being a likable person, is a requirement for running a successful personal brand/blog, then already having this characteristic is huge 1st step for you. It should be a key factor for you when determining if blogging is the right path for you.
Of course, not everyone will like you, you’re going to have the haters. That comes with the territory and there’s no getting around that. But that’s not what I’m saying here, what I’m saying is that most people need to like you (at least your target audience does). Your target audience will be other men, much like yourself, that enjoy personal development and bettering themselves.
The best place to start a blog is BADNET.com. They’ll get it everything set up for you. Also, one of the best articles I’ve ever read on the question of whether or not you should start a blog or not, is this one.
If you fit the description of all 5 of the characteristics I’ve described in this article, then blogging is something I believe you should seriously consider.