After reading some really big income reports of big bloggers for so long, I know, one couldn’t stop himself from creating a blog and there’s nothing wrong. But why do they fail and give up so early?
Surveys and analytics say, over 20,000 blogs are being set up each day on average. Out of all these, we see only few still stick and the others fail at blogging. Why?
Giving up after failure is not different from giving up because you failed.
For people, blogging is all about writing, writing and publishing, which is actually not. A blogger is not just a content producer, he has to manage the marketing, SEO, link building, social media and the list continue for so long that people sometimes (or mostly) fail at managing all these tasks. What more can be the reason for a failure? Of course, they are many others too.
Reason #1 – Content
Content is the king of a blog and it will always be.
What actually is a blog? If you pitch the process, writing content can be seen on top.
People need a reason to read your blog and that’s where the quality content comes in.
If you want to be successful, then you must have some good readership for your blog and readers would never like to read something that is nothing but a time waster.
Write something that is unique, interesting and useful. Get inspiration from other blogs never meant to skim the existing articles. Because, people who search for something online gets around hundreds of results. So, you must have a reason why people should stick to your blog.
Combine your ideas with a writing style to produce epic content.
Develop a unique writing style and see how magically it connects with readers.
Reason #2 – Consistency
Consistency is the key. Prepare a publishing schedule and do maintain it. Stick to it all the time whether you post thrice a week or once in two weeks, produce the BEST quality content.
When someone who loves your blog comes back, I bet, he’ll hate to see the same old post trending on top. Even Google hates such blogs with no happening. This is why you fail at blogging, again.
The best suggestion is to maintain a frequency. Neither post so less nor too much of content on your blog. Because, it doesn’t make sense when you post too much content for your blog which hardly gets any readers.
I’ve seen a lot of people who think producing content is their only task, being the only backend of your blog. Suppose, if you take two hours on average to write an article and you write three such articles of a day, limit it down. Instead of writing three articles a day, write a SINGLE article which worth a hundred shares and a thousand reads. And, focus more on taking it to even more and more eyes.
Reason #3 – Passion
Unless and until you are passionate about blogging, I doubt if you can achieve something. Because, you need passion which is not just limited to blogging. Whatever you do, let the passion be present.
When you have a dedicated passion towards blogging, hours of work and restless nights also seem to be interesting. Otherwise, you might be the most boring person you can ever see yourself.
I know, some inspirational personalities or income reports(or maybe both, together) really make us start a blog. But we soon fail at blogging. You see, such inspiration is just temporary. Build a passion towards the work and soon, you can realize the change.
Reason #4 – SEO
With search algorithm changes in recent years, Search Engine Optimization has become the most important part of every site that needs exposure.
You can soon establish your mark on search engines, if you can properly implement the best SEO tactics. Google loves blogs that has a good authority and you can get this when you have good backlinks from other established sites. Guest blogging is one such technique, which will get you more exposure, build quality backlinks and does help with SEO too.
There are some quality resources which will teach you SEO. Start learning SEO and optimize your blog for search engines. Because, organic traffic is such thing which will stay long with you and sends you quality traffic.
Reason #5 – Money
Of course, people can make millions from blogging. But, that doesn’t mean, you can simply get them to your account. Beneath every blogger’s income report, there are restless nights, days of work and few failure milestones which they have overcome. You can never actually make money if you blog for money and you WILL fail at blogging.
Remember, even if you write about make-money-online tips and tricks, it is not so easy to do it in practicality. When you blog with passion, money follows your way. But when you blog with a greed for money, nothing except the biggest disasters meet you.
Reason #6 – Uniqueness
You fail because, you are just another blogger. There are thousands of blogs which write the same stereotype content on health tips. Start something unique with a cool new idea and present the content in a unique way.
Stand out with unique and creative posts and ideas. This can be the best possible way to go viral and get a huge readership.
Reason #7 – Patience
Blogging is not another way to get success overnight. It needs patience and years of work to build a brand for yourself. Only then – money, fame and offers pour in.
If you are expecting thousands of dollars in a few days, blogging isn’t your type. There are some other internet marketing methods, where you might be interested in.
If you stick to your blog for ages, you can be the next big daddy blogger and truly inspire a lot of other newbie bloggers.
These are the reasons why people fail at blogging? Do let me know, what difficulties did you face in taking your blog to the next levels.