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Blogging Isn’t Easy
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Let me start by telling you something you need to read. Blogging requires a lot of time and dedication before you can become successful. This fact is beyond dispute but many bloggers ignore it, getting discouraged after writing a bunch of posts, and finding no one is reading them. Frustrated by their stats appearing frozen in the single digits – with the majority of views coming from a family member and a few friends.

You are overwhelmed by all the things you have to learn to become a ‘successful’ blogger. You look at blog after blog, reading the articles for guidance trying to break out of the doldrums that your blog seems to be in. .

Sometimes you just feel totally baffled and confused and have no idea what it is you need to do to get traffic to your blog. You read such a lot of diverse advise. Nobody is giving the conclusive way to get your blog noticed.

You already know that starting your blog isn’t the hard part; it’s getting people to actually visit and read your blog that takes work.

Blogging isn’t easy, it takes an awful lot of effort to make a blog successful. Nothing breaks my heart more than going to a blog and seeing ‘0 comments’ under every blog post. Worse still the number of dead blogs that you find when looking around.

All successful bloggers know that you have to spend time and effort building up their blog traffic, subscriptions, comments, rankings. It’s hard work.

Writing articles consistently and the other tasks associated to blogging like blog promotion, web design and engaging in discussions is very time consuming.

Sometimes it can be a fun activity while other times it can feel like an overwhelming chore. Many bloggers have to fit all this in around their regular job.

The number one think I recommend to you, is to be patient. Your blog isn’t going to become an instant success. It’s not going to be the hitting the heights of the blogosphere any time soon. Be patient and don’t give up. It takes time, but your blog can be successful if you are willing to work for it.

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. Isaac Newton

Patience is key for a blogger because it can often take months before even the search engines find you, let alone any readers. It will take time before you’ve written enough posts to make your blog worth visiting. It will take a lot of time before your hard work finally pays off.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of aspiring bloggers quit because they don’t see the benefits of their hard work instantaneously.  Look its natural to be disappointed , and yes hard to persevere with writing when it seems as though no one is reading what you are putting on your blog. There might be times that you want to end it all and stop blogging, all you need to do is to remember the very goal you want to reach. Stay motivated and be inspired. Take one day at a time and you will see results. You never know you may even become an A-rated blogger.

Every day we grow, so be patient, evolution is slow. Stephanie Leann Sargent

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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.
4 Comments
  1. Mary Hudak-Colllins September 15, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Larry, great article! This is so very true! Even going through the blogs I have followed over the last year, I find that many have stopped writing and haven’t posted anything in 4 months or more. It saddens me. It takes discipline of yourself and your time to be a successful blogger, among a lot of other things. I believe we all ask ourselves ‘why are we doing this?’ If you don’t have a solid answer, then it is difficult to keep the motivation to write. You have touched on important points in your post and I enjoyed my visit 🙂

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      Mary I think it is so sad to come across a blog that is no longer be updated. It really does take discipline and persistence. I think we should ask ourselves the question ‘why are we doing this’ every month, to make sure we don’t lose our perspective. We recently have seen a good reason for stopping a blog, when Savy decided she wanted to change her direction, and has now opened her new fantastic blog. Maybe even a blog has a life spam. Mind you i hope both my personal blogs will go on for ever, well while i still have a breath of air in me.

  2. Rhyme Me a Smile September 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Great post Larry! (I actually read the 10 Questions to ask yourself before starting a blog right now also, so my comment applies to both.)

    It makes me sad to see bloggers come and go, but blogging really is hard and not the money maker or road to instant fame that we’ve seen in the movies. People really have to ponder (and be honest with themselves) about how much they are willing to put into it and what they want to get out of it. And, the answer to neither of those questions should be money or you should just stop now. While the writing from my blog may earn me a few dimes and nickles, I feel it’s true value is similar to a resume – it shows I can be counted on to come up with good writing topics on a regular basis, etc. and gives many samples of my work. I could use it as justification why someone should hire me for a paid writing gig anytime I wanted to pursue one.

    • admin October 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Rachel what an awesome comment. You are 100% right. Blogging isn’t easy, and making money from it is even harder particulaly if you’re trying to learn to do it on your own. I love the idea of it being a resume, and for a talented master of words like you, i hope it does attract the right eyes that can help you on the next part of your journey.

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