Every blogger that starts a blog wants to be a professional blogger; simply writing a blog is wrong. Why Atticus Blog most blog writer fails before the journey ends, why the new blogger fails to achieve their target. Below some of the reasons why many bloggers fail.
1 – Motivated By Money.
Myth: I can make huge income and money with a blog; just start writing anything and put some ads. Just wait for the money to pour in. Fact: If motivated by money, go ahead for 6 months and make a dollar a day with your ads network. The chance is sure you will give up before your blog achieved 10 months old.
Solution: Just blogging like usual, enjoying what you are doing now, put a passion alongside without getting motivated by money, the place just minimal ads not a big problem. The money will slowly generate by itself after that.
2 – Maintaining Too Many Blog.
Myth: If the A blogger can make $10k a month with just 1 blog, maybe I can make an even higher income than if I write 5 different blogs. Let’s say with 5 blogs; maybe I can make $20k a month.
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Facts: The blogger that makes $10K a month knows what he’s doing and achieves it with his passion on that blog. If you concentrate on maintaining 5 blogs without know what you are doing – you are on a suicide way. Jumping to many blogs without potential will waste your time, money for hosting, and the energy you put on your first blog. Solution: Just concentrate on maintaining just 1 niche blog that you had a passion for, focus on what you are doing now without thinking to maintain another niche blog. Give some time to that blog to succeed.
3 – Write Just For You, Not The Readers.
Myth: I want to write about my personal life, and there are no readers who want to read my life story.
Facts: Blogger that writes for himself usually neglected all the grammar, all the basic blogging rules, and what other readers need. They write whatever they want without showing care to other readers. When others post a comment, you don’t repay it; when another contact you, ignore it. Here you’re wrong because even you write about your life, others still want to read it, communicate with others and make the story interesting. There is a blogger that writes about personal life success.
Solution: Communicate with the readers even you write about your personal life. Remember this; blogging is two ways process. If you put something valuable in your post, sure others will stick to your blog.
4 – Write for Google, not for Readers.
Myth: I must write a niche blog just for Google since Google will drive the traffics and reader to me. The readers will come if they reach my pages in Google.
Facts: If you write for Google, you’re totally wrong and put the blog in a graveyard. When writing, you put all the effort to make the post ranked higher in Search Engine, all the linkbait you use, all the ProBlogger technique you try out but still no readers. Why does this happen? Ask yourself. Actually, Google follows readers; if your post writes for readers, even your blog looks sucks, and it can still attract readers.
Solution: Successful bloggers must write for the readers because high traffics blogs know what the readers want. Why the readers visit the blog and what they want is your main target. You must put the value and good content in the post first. After that, you can make it more with Google or other search engine optimization.
5 – Not Socialized
Myth: Waste time to join the socialized community like MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog, and other social communities. If I write good content, there is no need to join such a community.
Facts: If you don’t join these social communities, likely you’re the only person who will read your own post. Social community directories actually will expose your blog to another blogger. If you write a good post, luckily, the other tends to link back to your blog.
Solution: Actively join the discussion, add others to your community and give some visits to another blog in the community. Give your comments in another blog. That the way others will notice you.
6 – Ignore Blog Update.
Myth: Write 10 article pillar articles that can increase my traffic and readers in a month. After that, I don’t have to update my blog since I already posted a great pillar article.
Facts: What makes blogs and traditional websites different is the blog’s ability to update the content often. That is why blogs get more traffic exposure than traditional websites. If you not updated your blog often, all the readers and subscribers that stick to you will go away. Why should they give a visit to your blog since there is no update, just a crap of all posts? Solution: Publish a post a day that enough because your readers know that you still maintain that blog with a nice post. Just write a 200 words post likely make your blog alive.
7 – Blog About Make Money Online.
Myth: I want to blog about make money online. I had the experience, I had the tools, and I already signup with a cool ads network. This is my time to blog about make money online. Facts: Blog about make money online is the hardest topic a new blogger chooses. If you’re a new starter blogger, don’t write about make money online unless you can prove you already make the big cash online. Prove is what hard to give to the new bloggers.
Solution: Don’t blog about make money online if you only blog for 3 months. If you start a blog about make money online, then you’re likely 90% to fails.
8 – Being Totally Copycat.
Myth: It’s easy to write a blog; just copy another blog article and post it in my blog.
Facts: Try to 100% copy other content and publish it in your post. Just wait the time when the real author notices your act and makes a report against you. Your post also will be ignored by Google.
Solution: You can copy other ideas or content; please elaborate with your own words and give your own comments to make it more unique. Don’t just copy and paste other content and material – do it yourself.
9 – Not Entertain Comments.
Myth: Comments are only a comment; let it be there – ignore it.
Facts: Blog is two ways of communication that involved the reader and the writer. That what makes a blog unique, where readers can leave comments to express feelings. A better way is to reply and answer the comments. It’s enough to say “thank you.”
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