Patience among bloggers seems to be hard to find. By the number of posts we see asking how to get a blog to Page One on Google in 30 seconds or less, it seems that most people who are blogging think that it should bring instant recognition and readership.
As Master Po would say to young Caine, "patience grasshopper." Finding the instant solution to bringing an audience to your blog is not the way to build readership or credibility. As you look around, especially outside of AR, you see blogs that have evolved over time to become the heavy hitters in the industry. The ones recognized in all of the top lists have been here for awhile and many were the ground breakers while everyone else was still working on positioning their websites.
Spending time studying some of the techniques that these successful bloggers use has given me an interesting perspective on the instant gratification that so many seem to be looking for. None of the successful bloggers that I read seem to be interested in keyword stuffing, they certainly don't post 10 times in a day and they aren't posting just for the sake of posting. They post meaningful information about their area, the industry or the market. They manage to stir up just enough controversy to keep it interesting and they bring you back again with a headline that captures your attention.
So for me following the advice of Master Po and being patient is my goal. I've tasted success with my blogging and now remind myself that good things come to those who take time to learn from the masters.