Why Blogs Fail. My Unique Perspective

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Ask anyone who blogs for a living why they do it the answer may be ” Why Not?” I often get asked why I blog and why blogs fail and what can they do so their blog is successful. My answer is usually not what they want to hear but it’s the truth.

Blogs fail because of the writer and nobody else. Sure they may have picked an unpopular niche or maybe they just don’t know how to write engaging content, but it’s usually the writers fault.

My answer to why blogs fail is because nobody finds any usefulness out of them. Take this blog website for instance. I have written tons of blogs and have included a lot of tips for newbie bloggers but had I written just one blog, my site would of failed. And there are I’m sure many of my blogs that just don’t really drive a lot of traffic to them. But, collectively they have made this blog site successful.

I tell people to go slow when blogging, have a plan and keep trying when one thing doesn’t work. It’s all trial and error.

Don’t Quit When You Feel Like Quitting!

This is probably the toughest thing to do. Quit when you just had enough of the whole blogging experience. It’s a surefire way to watching your blog fail.

I have had times when I figured why am I blogging and does anyone find my content useful? I would like to think some have found the content helpful but I never know until someone leaves me a comment telling me how it helped them

But, still it’s a lot of work. And sometimes I feel like quitting. But, I don’t and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking at your blog and asking yourself why blogs fail, stop asking that question. Seriously, because if you question why or what or how you will find a way to procrastinate and never write your blog.

USE A KEYWORD TOOL!

I always use a keyword tool when researching topics for my blog posts. It’s the best way to go and really helps when you’re looking for ideas on what the heck to write about. A keyword tool is probably one of the best investments you can make if you’re a serious blogger and I highly recommend it. Take a look at the keyword tool I use here. This helps me with all aspects of researching content ideas and keywords.

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DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!

Probably one of the more common reasons of why blogs fail is because bloggers get too caught up in perfection. There is no perfect blog! It just doesn’t exist! So, when you’re getting all caught up in worrying about whether or not your blog is good enough just stop and keep writing the best you can. Over time your skills at blogging will increase and you will find what works best.

Probably the worst thing I see newbie bloggers do is to get too excited and come out of the gates with both guns blazing. While this may seem like the best way to go it is anything but. I say this because it will take time for your blog to mature and like I said above to perfect your style of writing. And not everyone will agree with you but that’s ok. As long as you are putting forth the effort eventually you will find success.

One more thing, if you are a newbie and looking at hiring a writer so you can free up your time I have to say be very careful in who you choose to write your content. And if you do and that person leaves for some reason and you hire another blogger, the style of writing will change. Personally I write each and every blog myself which lessons the chance of me asking why blogs fail. If you enjoy writing it will show in your work time and time again.

A Good Hosting Service Is Gold

If you’re using a hosting service that works for you that’s great and I will say that almost anyone of them will do the trick to host your website. But, be careful with flashy options from providers who may try and hook you with a cheap trial and then change the price drastically once your first month is up. Also be careful of signing up for a hosting service that offers a monthly charge and you find out that you have to pay all those first year months up front. This is another trick some companies use to get you to sign up for a yearly service when all you were looking for is a monthly rate to try the hosting out. If you’re looking for affordable hosting at great rates and exceptional service check out my recommendations for these services on this page.

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I’ll be honest here. If you want to earn as a blogger you’re going to have to have patience and lots of it. It’s not for everyone either. I have met many bloggers who have gotten frustrated and quit blogging because they haven’t seen quick results. We all get frustrated and blogging is one of those things that is ongoing. You don’t just write a few blogs and quit. It has to become part of your life like clockwork. That doesn’t mean you have to blog on your website everyday. It just means you have to be consistent. If it becomes too much, give yourself a time out and come back when you feel ready. I strive to write a blog every few days which works out fine.

And finally, choose your platform wisely if you’re going to go the route of learning how to blog and market your website.  If you’re looking for a good one I would suggest checking out this one here.

To Your blogging Success!

Dave

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Why Blogs Fail. My Unique Perspective”

  1. I think so many people think there’s some kind of magic trick to succeeding in blogging and the bottom line is it’s just a matter of doing all the small things you listed and staying consistent.

  2. Hi David,

    Having quit a few blogs myself and just starting up a new one, this article had perfect timing for me. It made me stop and think about why I stopped the previous times, allowing me to learn from the past so I don’t make the same mistakes. I loved this: “if you question why or what or how you will find a way to procrastinate and never write your blog”

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    Ryan

    1. So glad this struck a chord with you Ryan. Its not a race. As long as you don’t give up you will be successful. It really is just little steps that will get you there. I wish you all the healthy, happiness and prosperity 2017 can bring you and appreciate the comment!

  3. I like how you tell people to keep trying. It is my belief that too many people quit before they learn the true art behind blogging. Be yourself and have fun. I enjoyed the reading. Well done

    1. Thanks for the comment Wendy. I guess its like anything you try. If you quit you will never know if you’re on the right path. To get on that right path ask questions of people who can help,then its just a matter of consistency. Best to you!

  4. Hello there,

    Very good explanation.
    Many people tend to quit one step before the success without even realizing it.
    I think that the key to any kind of success is the passion. Once this ingredient is in place, everything else flows naturally.
    Thanks for the great article.

  5. Your post came at good time. I just hit the ‘weary’ phase of my business, where I’m working, but questioning why and wondering if I’m doing the right thing. Your article reinforced that I need to be persistent and patient. Will do! Thanks for a well written and inspiring article. How many posts a week would you say is a good number?

    1. Hi Linda, thanks for the comment. I hit that point a few times in the last year and couple months but kept plugging away, learning what I could but not going full bore. I didn’t want to quit but didn’t want to burn out. If you make it past the first six months blogging and haven’t burned out you are definitely in the top ten percent of those who start. So, I suggest to go slow at your own pace and write around 3 minimum posts a week. More is obviously better but I aim for at least 3 a week. It’s also important to comment on sites as that helps to increase your ranks in the search engines. But, yea definitely don’t quit just take a break even if it’s for a week or two and then see where you are. it’s hard to see this as not a race but it really isn’t. I wish you the best of success!

  6. Dave, thanks for the tips here. I have just gotten into the blog world, like 3 weeks ago so this is a new world for me. I do find it exciting, but also find myself probably trying to perfect everything at once. I agree, I need to just write and take things as they come for now and it will evolve over time. Thank you for the encouragement. I am definitely in this for the long haul and expect nothing as far as earnings for awhile.

  7. I loved the simplicity you chose to say something so important.
    I’m a newbie myself and reading this got me really motivated.
    Persistence is the key. Stick to what you do while keep improving!
    Also, think about what you are giving to the world rather than how much you are earning, when you begin the blogging at least.
    Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the comment. Simplicity and consistency is key. We all mess up at first. If I look at my old blogs I think wow that’s horrible. As long as we learn as we progress we are fine. Best to you and thanks again!

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