5 REASONS WHY YOUR BLOG MIGHT FAIL

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.

5 reasons why your blog might fail

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.

5 reasons why your blog might fail

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?

 

 

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33 Comments

  1. Hi! I think #2 is the most powerful reason. If I love what I’m doing nothing else really matters. I’ve been caught up in stats a few times, but it makes me unhappy to worry too much about it. Better to just do what I love to do. Every eyeball on my words is a gift. Thanks for the post!

  2. I think the money thing and lack of patience is what get most people. They see the appeal and they think it’s an easy way to make money when in reality, it’s the exact opposite. You’ve actually got to love what you’re doing and have patience with it to stick around and grow your audience!

  3. I’ve had my blog around 2 1/2 months, and I love it. And it is a whole lot of work. It’s pretty much another job on top of my full time job. But I’ve always loved writing, I’m a storyteller. And I’ve always wanted to be published, so this is my passion. Plus, I love to help others. Wish I’d started earlier.

  4. This is definitely an accurate list! I know people that get into it for money or “free stuff” that quit when they realize it is work. It certainly requires a bit of passion!

  5. Patience is key. I have been blogging six years, and while I did start to make a little more money at the end, it wasn’t enough. I had to pay bills so now it’s been to hard to keep up w/the blogging full time, putting me back at square one if I would want to get back to that point again (or maybe square two…still a hard place to be).

  6. You are so write. To tell you the truth it has taken me a year to come to these conclusions. I was writing just to write, just to make money… just to this or just to that. Then I realized those things were not making me happy when it came to my blog and now I’m writing about things that I truly care about and I am genuine and I am being me and real! And I am much happy for it.

    1. That’s great, we do get to learn from the mistakes we’ve done and always find a way to correct them. I’m happy for you now that you have found the right way to blog your way.

  7. Putting money first and not passionate enough about blogging is an express road to failure. Thanks a lot for sharing this cause it’s the nitty gritty of blogging.

  8. Yes yes yes!!! I’m beyond bored of people who start a blog purely for the sake of the money aspect, and then wonder why they’re not getting what they want within a matter of minutes. I have never made a single penny from my blog and frankly I don’t care if that never happens, I write because I love it!

  9. i agree with this 100% especially as a new blogger here. i think being passionate is very important as a blogger and for your audience, for the blogger to be happy and to gain audience loyalty.

    1. Congrats on starting a blog, all you have to do is just enjoy the journey and if the money comes later then that’s a bonus but not something that will make you be annoyed about it if it doesn’t happen.

  10. It certainly takes a lot of patience, and I think my previous blogs have been too narrowly focused. As a lifestyle blogger, I am more able to write lots of things that interest me. Thanks for the insight.

  11. Money on the brain is such an important one. People often focus on how to monetize before they have even built an audience.

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