So you’ve read all about starting a blog, decided to start one and are now publishing posts every week hoping and wishing that everything works out fine and that you will not regret your decision. We all hope for the best in our blogging endeavours but you also come to realise real quick that blogging does take a lot of work and planning. This can either be a good or bad thing for you depending on where you want to take your blog and how serious you are about it. So I came on here today to give you 5 reasons why your blog might fail and see if any of them apply to you.
As I said before,
There is a lot of planning and work involved when it comes to blogging and as much as I would want to sugar coat it and say we will all make it, I can’t because that would depend on whether or not you came into it for the right reasons or not. So without rumbling anymore, let me just get into it and start with the first reason.
1. MONEY ON THE BRAIN
If you’re on Pinterest or any social media platform you have probably seen statements like “How I made $5000 in one month blogging” or something that says that someone even made more than that. I am not saying they are lies, I’m just saying that it didn’t happen overnight and if it did, I would be happily sipping on a exotic cocktail on a beach somewhere enjoying some of the money a year of blogging has given me and waiting for my next pay to arrive. But sadly, I AM NOT, so if you started your blog all because you thought you would be making thousands within months then I am sorry to tell you this but just stop and get something better to do because it will not happen that soon and you are bound for failure.
2. NOT PASSIONATE
Another reason why blogs fail is that you are not passionate about what you are writing or are just doing it for the sake of it. If that’s the case then you will not reach a year or even six months without feeling burnt out or just wanting to give up. I mean if you’re doing it as a hobby then don’t let me bother you go straight ahead and read something else. You need to really love the thought of blogging, be it the writing, coming up with ideas, editing your content and overall just have an excitement when doing it in order for you to go further and make your blog succeed.
3. FOLLOWING THE CROWD
This is that reason where you just decide to start a blog because you have a friend who is a blogger or you have been seeing blogs all over and decide that, if they can do it, why can’t I? Well of course you can but in order for your blog not to fail, you need to go into it for you and not because you’re comparing yourself with someone else. Also you need to have really thought about it and have planned on it and that’s where my previous point on passion comes in. Be noticed as a blogger because you did it for yourself and by yourself and not because others are doing it.
4.NOT DOING ENOUGH RESEARCH
I don’t think there is a stop when it comes to researching anything, and even with blogging make sure to cover your bases on how to, what to/not to and what comes next, what niche you will be in, your content and what you have to offer your readers because we all know that content is key both for increase in page views and success. When I started blogging, I thought I had read everything I needed to know about it, but even with that, I still made mistakes before launching and had to learn from them and keep on researching whilst still blogging. When you see a blog failing, it’s either not having done enough research, content that’s not good enough or plainly not caring at all. Blogging is always a learning process, for me anyway.
5.LACK OF PATIENCE
My last reason, is kinda like an obvious one, if you are an impatient person and still think that your blog is going to succeed overnight then you have another thing coming. You need to have lots of patience because it takes time and lots of work either early mornings or late nights and all day sometimes. So don’t just start a blog if you know that you can’t give it time to see where it goes, it doesn’t matter if it takes months or even years, stay with it and continue working on it and you will get there. Having patience gives you time to think what to do with your blog and how far you want to take it plus you get to learn from other bloggers which will help throughout your journey. So remember, patience is a key reason for your blog not to fail.
So there you go, those are my 5 reasons why your blog might fail, if you missed my post on what makes me not to stay and read your blog, find it here and if you’re still figuring out whether or not you should start a blog, here is a simple beginner’s guide to do so. Thank you for stopping by and until next time, do tell me in the comments below what do you think cause blogs to fail?