How To Reduce The 95% New Blogger Failure Rate
Jayon Park is live… Again!!!
Have you ever reached that point in your early blogging career where you have published a good amount of content, but aren’t getting the traffic or recognition you would like? I have encountered this several times and unfortunately I quit every single time. It feels like a waste time, but in actuality it’s a waste of time to just throw all your hard work in the trash. Every successful blogger that I follow has gone threw the same situation, but its those who stick with it that become successful. As you can see from my earlier posts, I was nearly about to quit, but I made sure to post something/anything to keep it alive. Now I’m back and ready to see new heights. Here’s what I’ve learned about over coming that hump and staying motivated.
UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WON’T SEE SUCCESS OVER NIGHT (unless you are breaking news)
It’s been said that 95% of bloggers quit. I’m sure no one knows the exact reason why they quit, but we have an idea why. They most likely expected to be getting hundreds of visitors a day as soon as they put their first post up. It even takes for search engines to pick up your content. Try to be patient and focus on high quality content. Go into blogging knowing that it takes time and a decent amount of work! Which brings me to my next tip.
LEARN, LEARN, AND CONTINUE TO LEARN
Continuing to learn about your subject matter as well as learning how to keep your blog relevant will help you reach your goal and stay there. Learn tactics and methods to continue to grow everyday. There is always something to learn or get better at! My several attempts failed because I had no clue what I was doing even though I thought I did. I got a domain, hosting, posted content and sat back. I never educated myself on what to do next.
LOVE WHAT YOU DO.
Many people start out blogging with fame and money on their minds and choose a subject that is a chore for them to write about day in and day out. The more passionate you are in the subject, the better the chance is that you will stick with it. I would recommend starting a blog you would love whether you never monetized or saw extraordinary traffic from. Readers will see how passionate you are in your blog posts and they will be sure to be back for more of your content.
If you are a new blogger, this is a must. Just because you took the time to write a blog post doesn’t mean that people well automatically go and read it. How will people know to visit your blog if they don’t even know who you are yet. Read similar blogs and leave comments. In return they might check out your site and do the same. If they like your content enough, its possible they will mention you in a future post. Market your site well. Post your links on Facebook and Twitter to maximize your exposure. Being active is crucial for the beginner blogger!
Have you ever had any failed blog attempts before seeing success? What kept you motivated to keep trying?