Blogging used to be so easy to get into and competition far and few in between…this is of course if we were talking about blogging in 2005 up until 2008. Nowadays starting a blog and making money is more difficult than ever and blogging is more competitive and ever so popular with every passing days. For this reason alone, there is a high number of people starting blogs and new bloggers setting up blogs everyday. Some people think that a blog is a quick way to make money almost immediately. However, sooner or later, most of these people eventually quit blogging altogether once the reality of making money with a blog presents itself.
Do you think that you will be one of those people who will quit blogging in 2014? Do you think that one day you will quit your blog?
The following are a few surprising reasons why you will quit blogging today or in the near future.
1. You Simple Do Not Have The Time!
Most people are very busy on a day to day basis with their daily lives.
Let’s be honest, running a blog takes a lot of time! You will more than likely quit if you lack the time needed to maintain and update your blog since most of the time you sit down to start writing or posting content something of priority comes up and you simple find yourself running out of time to dedicate to your blog.
If you are wasting time on social media websites browsing through other people’s Instagram pictures, Facebook updates etc….then you are spending time being non productive and doing little to further your blog (harsh, but true).
2. Frequent Blogger’s Block:
Blogger’s block is when you fail to come up with any ideas on what to write or post for content. You tend to lack the ability to produce any content at all.
If you always have blogger’s block, then you will not post any content and readers will stop visiting your blog. Why? Because people love reading information/content that is up to date. It is really that simple.
3. You lack the ‘edge’
If you find that you are easily bored whenever you read other people’s blog, then you are either reading the wrong people’s content or you simply get bored too easily.
In order to stand out as unique, interesting and different in the already overcrowded blogosphere, then its very important to produce unique and high quality content with its own personality. If your website’s main focus is information on a certain topic, make sure you give out the right information
Remember, if reading is not your ‘thing’, then your interest in writing is bound to suffer and you can say goodbye to the blogosphere.
4. You do not proofread posts:
One of the fastest ways to tell if a blogger will stick to their blog for a long time is by taking a look at his/her articles.
If you find tons of mistakes, incorrect grammar, spelling etc. then it’s safe to say that they are not as committed to the journey.
If you care about providing quality content, then it is safe to assume that you will take the time needed to check for spelling and other errors before you click the ‘publish’ button.
5. You are not focused
The most common reason why many bloggers quit their blogs is due to the fact that they lack a clear plan and vision for their blog. Most bloggers typically do not have a clear grasp as to which niche/topic it is that they want to dedicate their blog to.
If you blog about anything under the sun, your blog is likely to fail. People are already distracted as it is so its important for them to come to one place dedicated to a focused topic/niche in order to get answers of the information they are looking for.
Blogging without focus is a lousy waste of energy and a quick way to set yourself up for inevitable failure.
The reason I wrote this post is not because I want you to quit your blog or feel as if you can never make any money blogging, but to make you aware of the types of behaviors and actions that can hinder your success.
In order to leave you motivated and not beat down, I found an inspirational quote that you can keep at the back of your mind in your journey to blogging success or success in life and in general.