I'm not quite certain their are pre-requisites to being a successful blogger. Your success varies greatly by your goals. Some bloggers use their blog as an online journal, not even caring how many followers they have. On the other end of the spectrum, there are others who blog for a living, and do well at it!
In general though, I know, these are the 5 reasons I will never be able to make a living at being a blogger.
1.) I am inconsistent. My life does not allow me the opportunity to post consistently. I post when I can, about what I want. Readers want new content. Quality content. And on a regular basis.
2.) I do not like myself enough. I hate having my picture taken. I am not saying all bloggers are vain. Their self portraits and what I wore outfits are adorable. I'd love to have that kind of confidence to plaster myself all over my blog. But I don't. Therefore, you will see very few photos of me on here. And you will never get a VLOG from me. Never!
3.) I make some amazing food. Many dishes of which, I'd love to share on the blog, however, I never remember to take photos of the step by step process and then just give up altogether. I once read, a good post should ALWAYS have pictures. So because of my lack of picture taking, my poor readers miss out on some super yummy recipes!
4.) I am not trendy. My fashion sense is, hmmmmm, lacking? I definitely cannot do skinny jeans, and I don't keep up with what is in style. I don't have cable tv or satelite so I cannot blog about reality tv shows or breaking news. I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey, and do not intend to. Yeah, I'm just kind of boring like that.
5.) At least for the time being will not pay to advertise on other blogs or sites. In my very early rookie days of blogging, all of 4 or 5 months ago. I paid $40 for a 3 month ad on a blog that was recommended to me. I got virtually nothing from it. No sales, no views, it was awful and so disappointing. I love doing ad swaps though (hint hint: still have some room in July!!) For now, I am not going to invest my hard earned money into advertising. And I won't pay for a blog design just yet either.
So there you go. This is exactly why I am a horrible blogger. Oh damn it, there is no photo for this post. So I leave you with this....
P.S. Bonus Reason... I do not have InstaGram...