A lot of time and hard work goes into having a blog. Let’s face it, sometimes blogging is tough.
Not only are you creating content, but you’re also doing a lot of work behind the scenes. This includes working on your design, promoting your content, being active on social media, networking, etc.
In this post I’ll share with you 4 reasons bloggers quit blogging, and what to do if you’re thinking about giving up. I hope this post motivates you to keep going.
1. They’re Not Getting Enough Traffic
I’m sure you’ve read the stories about bloggers getting tons of page views in their first year of blogging.
Sure, we would all love to experience results like that, but having that type of success so early on is the exception, not the rule. On top of that, you don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes that caused them to see those kind of results.
The truth is, it could take years before you reach your traffic goal. And you know what? That’s actually normal.
One thing I’ve learned is that page views aren’t everything. What’s more important is that the traffic you’re getting is the right kind of traffic. Meaning, you’re attracting people who read, engage with, and share your content.
Helpful Resource: For a lot of really great tips on increasing your blog traffic, I recommend reading the blog traffic ebook How I Went From 17k To 350k+ Page Views In 9 Months. I say it all the time, but this ebook is one of the reasons I was able to double my traffic last year.
2. They Don’t Know What to Write About
Another reason why bloggers quit blogging is because they run out of ideas for what to blog about.
This is something that all writers experience, not just bloggers. It can be tough at times to consistently crank out content for your blog. The key is combating this is to be passionate about what you’re writing about, and to be sure your topic has longevity.
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3. They Get Frustrated With the Technical Side
A lot of bloggers give up because of their frustration with the technical side of blogging. Maybe they don’t know how to use the platform they’re blogging on, or perhaps they’re not happy with the way their blog looks, and they don’t know how to fix it.
If you’re struggling with familiarizing yourself with your blogging platform, try watching and reading helpful tutorials, or asking questions in Facebook groups (people are really helpful). If that doesn’t work, consider changing platforms.
If you’re not happy with the appearance of your blog, consider hiring a professional blog designer. If that’s not in your budget, hire someone to create a custom header design for you (or create your own), and purchase a user-friendly premade theme.
Helpful Resource: We offer feminine WordPress themes that can be customized by you with no coding knowledge required.
4. They’re Not Patient
What a lot of people don’t realize is that being a blogger takes an incredible amount of patience. Growing a successful blog is not something that happens overnight.
As I mentioned earlier, for the majority of bloggers, it takes years before you begin seeing the kind of results you hoped for in your early stages of blogging.
There’s a quote from Babe Ruth that says “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” I live by those words, and you should too. Blogging is tough, but it’s worth it. It just takes a lot of patience and persistence. If blogging is your passion, never give up.
Have you ever felt like quitting blogging? What made you keep going?
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