Successful bloggers are just like a successful farmer and I guess you agreed with that saying! Previously, we likened blog with the making of ice-cream and there is no doubt about it that if you can make an ice-cream successful with the required ingredient, definitely you can blog successful without any limitation. Also the same thing applicable to entire successful bloggers, to become a successful blogger you need to see yourself as a farmer who plants and later harvest what they have planted and that is what make them a successful farmer.Blogger and farmer on this post will be likened to “cocoa and blogger”, just as “blogging and ice-cream” together, just as we did when we discussed literary meaning of a blog in the same cycle.
Becoming a successful cocoa farmer take a step-wise procedure, requires consistence, perseverance, endurance, a non-obsessed mind, and farm equipment/implements.
A successful cocoa farmer exhibits an attribute of being persevered which is a must even as for a blogger, perseverance is the master key, and under this procedure, it will take three good stages.
STAGE 1: Leather
1.1 Leather: This is in form of a small nylon polythene bag just like sachet of pure water where soil (sandy) will be packed into leather to the brim or half of the leader.
1.2 sandy Soil: This is the best type of soil for cocoa as it possesses more organic manure than other type of soil such as loamy and clay soil.
1.3 Nursing Space: This depend on the number of cocoa you intend nursing, are you planning for one thousand stands, two thousand stands or more. The numbers of intending nursing cocoa is directly proportional to the space (N ∞ S) and most often nursing take place during dry season (Harmmattan).
1.4 Irrigation: From the knowledge of agricultural science when I was in high school, irrigation is the artificial supply of water to the farm land either manually (watering by hand) or automatic (use of tractor) and most often, it happens during the harmattan where there is no more constant rainfall.
The stage one above is just a preparatory or pre-requisites stage after you might have decided to start a cocoa farm.
STAGE 2: This stage comprises of so many output but we’ll only deal with what concerns us as a blogger which are:
2.1 Clearing of the plantation site
2.1 Clearing of the plantation site: You can either clear the site before or during nursing depending on the nature of the forest but preferably, clear the site before time looks professional.
2.2 Transplanting: This involves the act of transferring the nursed cocoa seed (now plant) to the permanent site after the period of 4 – 5 month depending on the whether condition of the region.
2.3 Weeding: An unwanted plant that grows in a place that is not wanted. At this stage, maintenance begin and proper care must be taken in clearing the weeds hindering the growth of the planted crop (cocoa)
STAGE 3: This is the most critical stage and consciousness must fully be taken so that you will not labor lost.
3.1 Maintenance: At this juncture, probably after 2-3 years the next thing is proper maintenance ranging from spraying, cutting of parasite, removing the spoil pod caused by black pod and at this juncture you can be regarded as a cocoa farmer after a series of trials and difficulties during the period of almost 3 years or more.
All these are what are needed to own a cocoa farm, then let relate it to bloggers.
1.1 Leather: This is where your sub-conscious mind lies, while thinking about a successful blogger or reading about their achievement, definitely something interesting about what you read prompt you to start a blog, which is your sub-conscious mind that encompasses all the steps needed to set up a blog.
1.2 Sandy soil: This can be compared to the best blogging platform which you intend starting your blog with for great design, good theme, platform with SEO friendly themes, and probably some coding experience or the use of premium plugins as the case may be.
1.3 Nursing space: This just like your hosting company. The number of year you can afford to pay at a particular time depend solely on the number of years you are planning to hosting your blog with their company, so also is your domain name registration.
1.4 Irrigation: If you want to keep blogging after a period of time, there is a need to keep renewing your hosting service as well as your domain name.
STAGE 2: The three steps under this stage is which you really need to start blogging
2.1 Clearing of the plantation site: Editing your site to suit your need most especially when you make use of premium theme and plugins that you have total control over to make your blog design look mature and give your blog a new look in order to make it search engine friendly.
2.2 Transplanting: This has to do with launching your website with the entire requirement which has been keenly put in place most especially a reliable hosting company to hosting your website and domain.
2.3 Weeding: Consciousness must be taken at this stage in order to fighting against blog backlinks parasites which Google called algorithms such as panda, penguin 2.1, and the current hummingbird.
STAGE 3: This is the most critical stage as earlier said and this is where blogger have a lot to do and it’s a journey of no return when you get to this extreme.
3.1 Maintenance: Maintaining a blog is a life time assignment, unless you decide to quit and quitter never will you win again. Maintaining your blog take various aspect such as building quality traffic most especially from search engine, backlinks from a reputable sites for quality improvement in PageRank and Domain Authority. Publishing unique content always, exposure and building quality relationship in blog-o-sphere is bases of blogging success.
I vastly believe that you understand the message, all what am talking is not but “Perseverance” The only set of people that perseveres most are the farmers, they will have to wait for months, even years before they start reaping what they have sown and their attributes are peculiar to bloggers.
Hardly will a blogger started earning four digits US dollar constantly the very first twenty four month of his / her blogging career monthly but with endurance and perseverance, s/ he can earn more than.