As the era of blogging continues, there would always be an obstacle to deviate our blogging passion to frustrations. I call these frustrations “diseases” in blogging, and once you are infected with any of them, then that is the beginning of destruction in your blogging career.
In this article, I would be dealing on the five diseases that can affect your blogging passion.
You might be wondering why I used the term “disease”, actually whenever you find out that your business is draining down, the term “diseased” is being applied, your business then has been diseased and once this happens, you might definitely lose the passion you had for such a business, same term is applied to blogging business.
The factors that affect your passion for blogging negatively are as follows:
1. Inadequate Blogging Tools
Talking of inadequate blogging equipments, there are whole lot of equipments that aid in blogging and not having some of them can definitely shut down the passion you previously had for blogging. We can look into gadgets like your personal computer (PC) or smartphones, internet connection facilities and what have you.
Most newbie bloggers face the challenges of not been able to afford such tools and end up been frustrated and loosing the passion they had while taking up blogging. Other things one might face especially in developing or underdeveloped countries can be low network coverage which also may lead to poor blogging.
2. Inadequate Content Provision
Content they say is king and without you having quality contents on your blog, then it’s obvious you are not ready for business as no one would visit an empty blog. This is in fact one of the basic diseases most bloggers face and this can lead to killing your blogging passion as you would no longer see positive results in your blogging activities. The lack of your provisional content is like having no products to offer your customers which would be so deadly in your blogging carrier. I encourage you as a blogger to plan your blogging strategies.
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Whenever you feel that your contents is inadequate, then you make up some researches, for instance, you can signup for Google Alerts to get latest alerts on the keywords you blog about. It’s also beneficial if you connect to other great bloggers in your niche or you can pay freelance writers to write you quality content. Remember one fact in blogging, “content is the king”, so without good contents of what you blog about, then you have lost it all.
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3. Poor or Frustrating Comments From Readers
Comments is indeed good, but of what use is your blogging when there is no comment or recommendation. I love comments on my blog because it is one of the things that boost my morale for blogging and helps me find out my weak points as a blogger, but it becomes a disease when you see no comments or likely visitors leave you with frustrating comments and loads of insult.
When I started blogging recently, I almost lost my passion for blogging due to the bad way people kept addressing me about my blogging attitude and all that. This is infact a kind of pest that can eat off your blogging passion, but you really do not have to see negative comments as a discouragement. Firstly, there are ways to getting more comments on your blog and secondly you have to see all negative comments as feedback to building a better blog. Forget the so called insults, concentrate on improving your blog or you loose your blogging passion.
4. Low Traffic To Your Blog
Having a low level of traffic is most times discouraging and can kill your blogging passion. The truth remains that you can’t stand to continue selling a product with lower number of customers you reach to on daily basis. Actually in blogging, I call traffic money because the higher you get visitors which turns out to become recurring traffic, the higher your chances of making more money and income blogging.
The truth about low traffic most time is determined by what you blog, how you promote your blog posts, and your SEO strategies. One way most bloggers leverage is joining advertising companies in order to reach a wider audience. Notwithstanding, bloggers also can sapp off the super power of social media sites to generate additional traffic to their blogs.
5. Lack of Adequate Power Supply:
This might not apply to people in the developed world, but down here, it’s one hell of a reason your blogging passion can be tampered with. Not having sufficient power supply can put you out of the internet, and leave your blog with no one to write content, do promotions and all that.
Outsourcing power on your own can be a move in the right direction if you are to lead a successful blog in the long run.
Looking over at the 5 points discussed in this article, you can find out the ones that directly affect you as a blogger, work on the prescribed remedy and watch your blogging career boost itself to success in 2014.
Over to you , I would love to read your contributions in the comments. Cheers!