Don’t Quit Your Blog! Just Tweak it.

Is Your Blog in A Rut? Don’t Your Quit Blog.

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No one told you that it would be a slow climb of grits, cramped fingers and the snail pace attention from your expected dream audience.

No one told you that finding fame or making money from blogging is not easy pickings and that there are many days the thrill would fizzle out faster than the time it took the ink of your words to dry.

No one told you when you started blogging, all awash with excitement and so much to say, that time might come when you find yourself writing terse sentences such as:

Sorry I haven’t posted for AGES, guys.

Don’t know what to say….blah, blah.

If you are contemplating tossing in your paddle and jumping out of the choppy waters of your blogging boat; I would say, halt!

As a matter of fact, according to online research, most bloggers struggle and 95% of bloggers give up and abandon their blogs within six months of starting.

They open a blog, post with enough enthusiasm to keep a steam engine running for a while, then they either find a niche and a particular way of expressing themselves, or they run out of steam, lose heart and walk away.

The highway of the huge worldwide web is dotted with blogs abandoned by their owners and sometimes, it gives one a reason to pause and ponder why.

  • A common reason beginner bloggers give up is because they become frustrated by the technical side of things. They find customizing their blogs tedious and coupled with other stress factors, they pack up their bags and leave the scene.
  • Following quickly behind this is the fast-moving, ever-evolving world of social media that requires tons of attention to grow and engage an audience.
  • The toll from trying to grow a blog in the sea of blogs is the number one reason why bloggers quit.
  • Running out of ideas on what to blog about, not knowing what to do about their blog and a hectic lifestyle add themselves to the steamy cocktail to make it more challenging.

Don’t Become A Statistic

We all want a successful blog, but the difference between success and failure lies in doing the needful to succeed.

Success in general, regardless of the area it is in life, requires dogged discipline and consistency. It requires applying the right strategies and sticking with it for the long haul. People don’t become successful by giving up too soon.

I know that there’s a huge difference between saying “be patient and keep going”, and the reality, but with a pragmatic approach, your blog can survive and thrive. It need not become a statistic.

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14 thoughts on “Don’t Quit Your Blog! Just Tweak it.

  1. I hope I don’t run out of steam. I’m still new. You make a lot of good points.

    A couple of things I worry about for the future of my blogging are blogging too much about a certain topic(mental illness). Yes, I know some people’s blogs are fully focused on certain topics (like mental illness), but when I created mine I decided I didn’t want it to be. I find myself writing a lot about it anyway.

    Another thing I worry about is that the blog is starting to become a lot of work. Not just my blog, but I want to read so many other people’s blogs too. I overwhelm myself sometimes. I should just stick to only reading the posts of the people I follow (like yours) and not work like a mad woman to read too many more each day, unless I’m really inspired.

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  2. Hello Jacqueline. A well-written and very encouraging post.
    Thank you for sharing. Writing and maintaining a blog is certainly challenging and not for the faint-hearted. I certainly had not realised how time-consuming it would be and it can at times feel like I am making a lot of effort with little reward or recognition. During times of discouragement I like to remember why I started blogging in the first place, which was to write more regularly and allow God to use me to encourage others. My blogs may not be drawing the masses but if even one person is blessed or inspired by my posts then I’m learning to be thankful and not despise small beginnings.

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