I have been blogging for 2 years and a loyal followers to a lot of blogging tutorial sites. And I have this favorite blog site that makes me comeback everyday, the main reason is, its tutorials are very easy to follow for a beginner like me. Then after about 6 months the blog I used to love is now officially inactive. If you check on its archive, its first post dated back 2008 so its an old blog site.
As I keep on learning and improving, I often visit that old blog and notice a lot of changes. Its thousands of followers are suddenly decreasing, no advertisers are interested on buying an ad space, yet it still remains an alexa rank of 40K.
Because of that I keep wondering why a high ranking blog like that suddenly become abandoned.
So now I will share to you guys some of the reasons even the most seasoned blogger suddenly quits blogging.
At first you love doing it but there are times that boredom strikes and suddenly lost interest writing. Blogging does not only requires talent in writing, you need to learn how to promote on social networking sites, know how to design your blog, connecting with other people, and more... doing those routine everyday could be boring sometimes, especially if you are not really passionate about your blogs topic.
If its not the loss of interest its probably personal reasons and we don't know what it' s all about.
Is blogging Right for You?
You forget what is life about without a computer
If you want to be an expert blogger you need to spend a lot of time on the internet learning, writing and promoting your blog. And because you spend a lot of time on the internet you suddenly forget your life out side the blogosphere.
when you socialize with them you felt left behind, because none of them talks your language. You feel its time to spend less on the computer and start doing some outdoor activities then you start loving it untill you didn't notice you already quit blogging.
To some, money matters especially if you make blogging as a way to earn a living. But there are times when there is a bigger offer that makes us want to leave blogging even though we love doing it.
A friend of mine who inspired me to start blogging has quit due to financial reasons he is now a policeman
No matter how experienced you are to be a pro blogger they say you need to earn at least $500- above. If veteran bloggers can't make a descent living blogging, chances are they might quit.
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They still don't know you
Even you have been blogging for a long time, some people can't still remember you. These readers remembers some of your articles but not your name. An author who doesn't being credited for his hard work felt worthless and has the tendency to quit.
Readers remembering your name makes you feel important and fuels you to write more great articles.
Don't do it all by yourself and have fun doing it with other people. Connections are the most important thing in blogging. Just like the saying "no man is an island" and it applies to blogging as well.
I don't believe that quality content leads to connection, for me its the other way around. Because I have seen blogs relies a lot on copy pasting but still gets tons of traffic, but if you notice, these sites they are linked to other big websites and I know that's where most of their traffic comes from.
Create first a strong connection with other experienced writers and collaborate with them, or hire them if you like.
These people are established and has a lot of outside connections that might help you boost traffic.
In other words, surround yourself with powerful people who can support you.
Besides the potential traffic they could generate to your blog, their writing style might influence you, then you learn how to create great contents for your blog.
Guest posting is one of the best way to build connection because it creates a bridge to an established blogger and to its readers. Do it! because you need it and they need it also. Guest posting gives benefits to both the guest and the blog owner.
So if you have good connection then the possibilities are endless, you could become famous at the same time earn a lot of money. And quitting won't be a problem.
Principles of a Successful Bloggers
Did I miss something? Lets start a discussion shall we