Years of blogging doesn’t mean I consider myself a good blogger, but more of a interested blogger. However, it has not always been a tip-toe through the tulips fun even. Actually, I have quit blogging a number of times only to come back to it after some change I made in life.
Why Do Bloggers Quit Blogging
Most of the time blogging has been an ordeal for me which I am sure every blogger deals with. It is the ‘Ordeal’ of blogging that results in so many people quitting.
So what are some of the reasons bloggers quit blogging? Let’s take a look at a few of the major reasons.
In the beginning every blogger goes through the…”Is anyone reading my blog?”…phase of blogging. The lack of anyone commenting and the low page view counts will lead many bloggers to quitting. Too many bloggers get hung up on stats and will lead them to quit thinking nobody was interested.
However, many bloggers will search for something that will tell them they are doing the right thing. This usually comes to them from reading someone else’s blog who writes something like “Roman was built in a day” kinda BS about blogging. The bottomline is…if you have something worth saying eventually someone will find it on Google, but that only will come if you keep blogging.
Then one day the blogger get a comment..a real comment. Not one of the trillion Spam comments they get.
This gives them some hope that what they are blogging about is of interest to someone. This little push will keep them going for a few months and here comes the…“Is this really worth the time” phase.
It takes a lot of time to produce a blog. After the hours of creating a blog site that will be found during a Google Search, then comes the hours of constructing the actual blogs. On average each 250 word blog takes a minimum of one hour to complete.
This takes in consideration thinking out what will be written, research the issue being blogged about and then the SEO, placing of images and links. There have been incidents where I have taken over 10 hours to write a blog over a week period of time.
The large amount of time it takes to write a blog is when the blogger starts thinking about the return on their investments.
They then start searching for justification for continuing blogging by looking around at why other people are blogging.
What they will find is the blogosphere is divided into two types of Bloggers.
- The Bloggers making money from blogging
- And the Bloggers who are in love with writing a lot of words.
The frustration begins when a Blogger hears about others making money from blogging. This pushes them to want to make money blogging which eventually leads most bloggers to quit blogging due to them never making any money.
The urge to make money blogging goes through everyone’s mine when they start blogging and 99% of the time leads to a blogger quitting once they find out how hard it is to blog professionally. What does not come with that urge to blog professionally is patience or a plan which are both needed if a blogger going to make money blogging.
There are two ways of making money blogging.
- Placing ads on the blog that pay the blogger for viewer clicks
- Sponsors paying the blogger to blog on their product.
Both require the blog site having a large viewership which is near impossible to develop and maintain..unless you are a celebrity.
The lack of traffic results in the lack of revenue from the time spent which usually results in the blogger quitting.
Somewhere during the bloggers timeline of blogging the trolls will enter the scene. It is inevitable so if you have not been hit by the dark side of the blogsphere, well…they probably are on their way.
This is usually when a blogger’s career ends. The time and emotions spent dealing with the negative comments or constant belittling dished out by people who have nothing better to do will be quickly deemed not worthwhile. A large number of blogger at this point will just throw in the towel.
Fortunately, there are ‘enforcers of a clean internet’ out there who hunt trolls and make their lives miserable by placing tags on their IP address that alerts Google to their whereabouts.
These are just a few of the reasons bloggers quit blogging which every blogger will eventually deal with. The bottomline is..if you really have something to say, or have something to teach, there are people who are interested in learning more about what you have to say or teach. So…keep on blogging if you have something to say…if you don’t have anything to say..maybe commenting on blogs is more beneficial. Either way…
Let me know how I can help.