I have spoken many times about the challenges and hard work involved in creating a successful online community. In the early days you will work to create content and attract traffic, and on many occasions you will probably think about giving up.
This is why it is so important that you only start a community based on a subject area you are passionate about.
Passion is a motivator
Because creating a community from the ground up is such hard work, you may suffer from time to time from a lack of motivation.
You will be putting in hours of hard work to make your community a success, but be lucky to see an extra registered member each week, or a few extra daily visitors. For anyone, this can result in a loss of motivation.
If you are passionate about your community’s subject matter though, you will find that this passion can drive you forward.
Start a routine to maintain passion
Draw up a routine and stick to it – make x number of new posts on your forum or blog each day. Give yourself realistic but challenging targets each week or month to help keep you motivated.
Establishing this blog was easy. Keeping it going by creating new content virtually on a daily basis, is certainly not.
My passion for online communities has kept me motivated enough to continue maintaining and building this blog.
What is your passion? Is it helping you to meet and achieve your goals? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.