You have started a blog with a bang and after a few months, you have lost the zeal to continue blogging. Why? Your blog is not being recognized. So, what do you do? You go ahead and open another blog. By the time you are done, you have 6 blogs that you do not know what to do with. So, why do our blogs fail? Why do we give up on them after just a few months?
- Lack of passion
We want our blogs to succeed but we do not have the passion to keep them going. Some of us have started blogs because other people have. This is what kills it even before we start the actual blogging. One should start a blog because they have a passion for blogging. If you have a passion for writing, you will spend every waking moment writing. Blog about what you love. If you love lifestyle blogging, don’t write health blogposts.
- Lack of creativity
Any written text that is not creative and interesting will not attract any readers. Readers want to read about new things and not what has been copied and pasted over time. Successful bloggers are able to come up with new ideas of their own. If you are not creative with your posts, your blog will die even before it begins.
- Expectations of monetizing quickly
Many bloggers think that once they start their blogs, they will start earning right away. This is where beginners go wrong. It does not happen. Your main intention for blogging should be impacting lives and offering solutions to societal problems. Money will come in later. Making money from blogging takes time, hard work and consistency.
- Lack of planning
All bloggers should have a plan and direction where they want to take their blog. You should have a clearly defined goal. Where many bloggers fail is that they do not have a specific target for where they want their blog to be at a particular time. Remember, when you are planning, let your goals be SMART that is; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound.
- Lack of audience engagement
You have created a good blog, you have a content but you still have few readers, why? You haven’t made it possible for your readers to share your blogpost! A typical teenager is on social media up to 6 hours a day or more! Capitalize on this. Ensure that you have a variety of social media share buttons on your blog. This in turn increases your readership. More readership means that your content is reaching a wide number of people.
Also, ensure you have a platform where your readers can comment and criticize. Inasmuch as critics are legless men who teach running, constructive criticism help build you for the better.