Blogging starts as a hobby. Many people start blogging for a number of reasons. Some treat it as an outlet for their views while others do it because they think it can be a source of their pocket money. The best part of blogging is that you can write about any topic you want, without any restrictions. But not all are able to continue this good habit. This is because a lot of stumbling blocks come in their way, when they are new to blogging. This acts as a deterrent and makes people quit blogging. Here are five reasons why bloggers quit blogging:
1. Lack of Interest
Many bloggers start blogging just for the sake of it. Probably because their friend thinks it is a really fun hobby, and they thought they should also give it a shot (rat race and peer pressure). But when these people start blogging, they constantly think of blogging as an extra burden which has been put on to their shoulders and they constantly lose interest in the whole thing and therefore quit. And i think they should quit if they don’t like blogging, because in my opinion blogging should be a fun task and not a burden :).
2. Wrong Niche
Niche is the essential ingredient of blogging. All the posts are related or are centered around the niche. If it is not present then the whole essence of the blog will be lost. Most of the bloggers get diverted from their main niche. They find out that writing about their niche becomes a really time consuming job. I have seen a lot of bloggers who started their blogs to make money and started blogging Making Money Online, but they were not very comfortable with their niche and hence left it after some time. The point is to experiment with different niche areas, and when you are comfortable with one, then start posting about it. It is highly advisable that you use free blogger platforms like blogger and wordpress for experimentation, so that you don’t have to pay any money for it.
3. Too Many Distractions
It is very difficult to keep focussed in these times, where gadgets like iphones and Xboxes are available. Bloggers are usually addicted to computers, and they waste a lot of their time in unproductive activities such as in playing games and surfing social networking sites like orkut and facebook. Social networking sites are very important for blog marketing purposes, but there should be a limit to the time spent on these sites. Many bloggers have confessed that they are addicted to social networking sites like twitter and it eats up most of their time and they don’t have enough time to blog.
In my opinion, one needs to strike a balance between the time spent on blogging and social networking sites as both of them are very important for a blog’s growth.
4. Not Earning Enough
Majority of people start blogging because they think of it as an income source. Many bloggers are people who were earlier jobless or they left their job for blogging. A good blogger may not be the one earning the most because good blogging doesn’t guarantee good earnings. Many bloggers get discouraged when they see small size of their earnings. Patience is the key to earning money. You cannot expect your blog to earn six figures in one month’s time. Blogs start earning when they have a decent amount of traffic and good reputation. The earnings depend on ad placements, ad blending and many other reasons. Consistency is more important. If you are a consistent blogger you will see your earnings rise as the time passes by.
5. No Feedback
Bloggers are always seeking appreciation for their work. Appreciation can be in the form of social bookmarks, retweets or comments. Comments are the best form of feedback and bloggers are constantly looking forward to some positive comments that will come in their way. Problem with new blogs is, that there is no awareness about them. So there are chances that you don’t see a single comment in two months of blogging. This sometimes acts as a deterrent for bloggers and they end up quitting. You can alway to try my tips to increase your comments using other methods.
The moral of the story is, that quitting is not the right thing to do. You should experiment with blogging and treat it as a hobby. Don’t think about the results, just blog consistently. Have patience and you will see your blog grow in front of your eyes.