What are your blogging frustrations?
I mean there are several things about blogging to be frustrated about – from the lack of getting huge traffic to proper monetization strategy to getting your readers engaged and so on.
Really, these things can be so frustrating as to make you rip out your hair or hang yourself to the well-decorated-fan in your living room.
Well, in this post, I have saddled myself with the sheer responsibility of sharing with you some of the blogging frustrations that exists and how to quickly and smartly get them fixed.
And I am pretty certain of it that if you would carefully study what it is I had to share here with you, you will soon start living a great life, one that’s devoid of any kinds of frustration.
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Here are my five blogging frustrations and smart fixes:
Production of quality content
This one is top on the chart and many newbie bloggers, even some so called pro bloggers don’t know how to expressly produce quality content.
Tells why these so-called pro-bloggers hire out that part of their blog’s activity to focus more on the creative aspects of their blogs.
Trust me a lot of bloggers get really frustrated about this, though they will not tell you.
Some weeks ago, I carried out a survey to ask my Facebook friends this well-phrased question: “What are your blogging frustrations?”
And you can almost trust that I got tons of responds and a certain peter – who once hired my services on writing, voiced out his frustrations when he admitted; “My biggest frustration is not being able to write quality content for my blog.”
I must admit that this is truly one of the biggest frustrations ever – not being able to write quality filled content that will attract readers to your blog and of course get them to engage with your blog’s content.
On the writing tips section of my blog, Yusuff Busayo, a freelance writer like myself wrote about the 5 Proofs Your Writing Isn’t Worth A Toddler’s Poop (and How To Fix it For Good).
You might like to check it out for inspiration sake.
So if you would love to pick my brain, that is, learn from my blogging experience then I’d say you should map out time to do a really in-depth research on the topics you aim to write about, set aside 30-45m to wrap your head over weaving out timeless words.
Be consistent with this act and you’d see how well your audience will begin to engage with your content.
I stumbled on a web content from Temok the other night when I was prepping this article and I thought to share it with you, since it was going to help you to be more active in creating content come 2017 – it’s called 13 Ways to Easily Update Your Website Content for 2017.
I am sure it would really worth your while if you would take your time to consume it.
I need huge capital to start out
Cut the crap, you don’t need any huge investment whatsoever to start and run a successful blog!
Of course you need some few bucks to start out a blog but trust me; you don’t need to break a bank to do that.
Mate, you only need less than $200 to start and run a great weblog and you can always save up for that in less than a week or two.
I am not making any dime
“My biggest frustration, Sam, is that I have been unable to make any dime since I started my blog.
Just how can I begin to make money online?”
That’s another frustrated remark made by a blogger who’s in all way frustrated like as many who don’t yet know how to make money online.
I must admit the frustrations that accompany not being able to make money from your many efforts online.
Back in the days, I was really frustrated as to excuse myself from blogging for the most of 2012 until I got the recipe, and I mean the right recipe for making good and real money online.
Get creative and think of the right monetization strategy you can deploy on your blog.
Just be sure to pick one or two to deploy on your blog and you will be fine, I’m sure. [/thrive_text_block]
Not having enough time
A lot of the nit-picks we make is not having enough time to focus, to think, to produce [quality] contents, to promote your blog posts.
I mean the list is actually endless and these things all hinged on the word time.
My advice here is pretty simple and it is in simply setting goals for your every blogging activities, from the time you write a post to when you publish it to when and how you promote the post.
Set goals and all of the ‘I don’t have enough time for myself, let alone my blog’ will be a thing of the past.
Lack of driving traffic
Traffic is truly the lifeblood of every successful blog on the internet-web today and driving traffic to your blog will help you in fulfilling so many of your desires, like getting your readers engaged with your blog, making money online and a few other things.
But the problem is that many people don’t know how to drive this much needed traffic.
And the few of us who do don’t have the motivation and the energy to practice all of the traffic generation strategy that we know exist.
Map out blogs to read and comment on.
Map out social media and social bookmarking sites to frequent and share your blog posts on.
Be consistent at it and you’d reap the reward!
This article should guide you on the ways in which you can use social media to grow your business/blog overnight.
Patience, they said, is virtue.
And I believe many of life’s failures are those who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The secret of lifelong success is learning to wait, to be patient.
There’s an adage in my local dialect that reads something like this,
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In 2012, when I took a U-turn from blogging to roaming offline and showing up often on Facebook, updating pointless status, it was not only because I wasn’t able to make money online but also because I didn’t have any prior technicalities about blogging.
See, having a blogging technicality will stand you out from the crowd.
Because you’d be able to understand the trend in coding (HTML, CSS, PHP, JAVA), and everything you need and should do from your backend, such as SEO and the likes. Get it?
Go out and learn. Come back to Apply. And you can be sure you’d become extremely successful!
These are 7 out of the many blogging frustrations that exist and I am sure you can connect well with most of them.
What I also made sure to do is that I help you map out some of the things you could do almost immediately to get these frustrations fixed.
And hey, chances are you have certain things which you find frustrating about blogging that I didn’t here mention.
I mean certain areas where you consistently feel like you’re spinning your wheels and making little (or no) headway.
So, my question to you is… What are your biggest frustrations when it comes to your blogging activities?
Please go ahead, post your input as a comment below. I’ll be reading every single one of them and responding amply and aptly.
About The Guest Author: Sam Adeyinka is a seasoned blogger, a passionate podcaster, a creative writer and a digital marketing strategist who loves teaching young minds how to start, launch, and grow a successful online business. You can download his 0.99cents handbook on Amazon titled “101 Common Blogging Mistakes: And Smart Fixes.”
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