There are a million reasons why I recommend you should start a blog, but not many want to talk about the much more necessary stuff.
How about the reasons why your blog is failing and why it even happens?
How about the fact that there are millions of blog posts published every single day, that will most likely make $0?
These are facts and ones that you need to understand.
They are not here to deter you but rather to help you understand that blogging is not some walk-in-the-park kind of deal.
Blogging is a real business and one that should be treated as such.
Not as someplace to talk about the time you crapped on yourself in the 3rd grade, although that would make for a very personal and probably awesome blogpost.
The point is to know that there are many necessities to a blog.
But even more, knowledge to compete in an industry that isn’t complicated.
I wouldn’t say complete, but rather do what those millions of other blogs aren’t doing.
Doing so can be a task if you’re doing things the wrong way.
So before you go failing, let’s see what you can most likely avoid before things become a real problem.
These Are the Reasons Why Your Blog is Failing
Your blog is failing or is about to die, and you don’t know it yet, and that’s why I’m here to tell you.
It’s a sad reality, but someone has to break it to you.
I can be telling the truth, or I could be mistaken.
But with the fact that 99% of all blogs failed in 2018 and will not drop in the next few years, you can see that not many will ever succeed in such an industry.
These are just the facts and one that will never go up as long as future bloggers fail to realize where they’re going wrong.
With those simple numbers, you can see that almost every single blog created is destined to fail.
Things don’t always have to be that way, and I don’t think they should.
So why do most bloggers fail?
Well, that’s what I want to talk about within this post.
And that’s what I’m going to do.
Don’t take anything the wrong way as I can be a little blunt, but I’m sure you’ll appreciate some constructive criticism.
1. You’re Not Educated, Enough
I’m not saying you’re a dum-dum, but blogging requires a lot more than just slapping together a website and creating blog posts.
You need to learn, and you need to learn some more.
And most especially, you are going to need to invest.
It’s all too common that anyone looking to start a blog will most likely try to take the free route.
With the millions of blog posts and YouTube videos out there to show you how to blog, why pay?
How about the fact that there are hundreds of other little moving parts of a blog that most will never learn or understand?
How about the fact that those little things are the same reasons why you will finally make money online?
Most bloggers, if not all, know everything that is needed to start and even how to monetize a blog.
That’s awesome, but that’s not all that is needed.
When it comes to something like search engine optimization (SEO) and structuring a site, most don’t have a clue.
Again, you might know the basics, but there’s more.
Don’t think that installing Yoast or RankMath is all you need, as that is the best way for you to fail at blogging before you even start.
The lesson here?
Learn, learn, and learn some more.
There are thousands of things you need to know before you get started, so think about that before you even purchase your domain.
2. You Aren’t Committed
Almost every blogger starts with lots of excitement, determination, and, most especially, a strong interest in a topic.
Come just one month later, and we have all the excuses in the world.
“I got busy with my regular job.”
I can go on and on about these excuses, but I’m sure you get the point.
As a blogger, you can’t have these.
And one way to work around those excuses is to go with a topic that interests YOU.
Before you even think about any type of success in blogging, you need to be with the right topic.
For you and not the instructor of the blogging course you are following.
That will then get you interested in what you will blog about and ultimately “commit” to your business.
Commitment is a big deal and one that needs to happen.
I don’t mean saying you’re committed but understanding that this is a real business that works.
Understand it works, niche down, and you’ll see that blogging is truly a wonderful thing.
Do not get into the blogging business with the idea that it may work or might make you money.
Do it that way, and you can bet that failure is right around the corner.
3. Failure to Grow and Evolve
The internet is an ever-growing and evolving thing, and that is what you need to do.
Stay the same, and well, your blog will do precisely that, or even worse, fall to the bottom of the bucket.
Too many bloggers have gone through this, and as much as I hate to see it, it’s inevitable.
This failing doesn’t apply to just newer bloggers, either as so many blogs have been hit with the many Google algorithm updates that will never stop.
So whether you are new or have been doing this for over a decade, being “old school” will never work.
Stay on top of the Google updates and ensure you are always practicing legit SEO strategies that will always withstand any changes.
In other words, avoid blackhat SEO and trying to game the system.
You have to understand that Google will always try to improve, and shady tactics will only hurt you in the long run.
You do want to grow, evolve, and do what you know is right.
If you can do that much, your blog can withstand any storm and will
4. Your Writing Sucks
Don’t you love it when you finished a blog post, and you feel that it’s your best work yet?
Then you read it a week later and see that it makes no sense.
It happens all the time, even if you’ve been blogging for a while, and that’s okay.
If you read any of my first blog posts, you will wonder how I even make a penny.
Did that stop me?
Of course not, and it shouldn’t stop you either.
Just because your writing sucks does not mean you need to stop blogging, and here is why.
For one, there are tools like Grammarly that can help you write 10x better, and you don’t even know it.
Of course, it corrects grammar, but it makes your blog post better.
I don’t care how good you think you are at writing; I think every single blogger/writer NEEDS Grammarly.
Two, there is always a way to outsource your content.
Just because you can’t write it does not mean you shouldn’t blog.
Blogging is a business, and with the right investments, you can create the type of passive income everyone, and their mothers want.
5. Poor Website Essentials
Not all websites are created equal.
What you build your site from is everything, especially as a blogger.
This includes everything from your website hosting to your theme, all the way to the plugins and images you use.
Why worry about all this?
Because your site’s speed is everything, and even Google will tell you that.
Your visitors don’t like a slow website, and Google doesn’t either.
This unwanted speed results in some unhappy visitors and a soon-to-be, sad blogger when Google decides to take away your site’s rankings.
These rankings are not something I can explain in much detail as there is a ton of information that I can share, but I do want to cover the basics.
Hosting is essential, and settling for mediocre is a big no-no.
I use Hostek to host all my websites, they are pretty affordable, and provide great customer service.
For website themes, you want to go with a basic, mobile-friendly theme that does not weigh your site down.
Lastly, you want to ensure you’re not using any heavy plugins.
Go with the basics, and try not to be too fancy.
Oh, and get the best cache plugin out there, and don’t settle for anything less.
I use WP Rocket, as do most top bloggers.
You should follow suit as the rest are pretty worthless.
You’ll thank me later.
6. Focused Too Much on Money
There is no hiding the fact that everyone starts a blog to make money.
I mean, who doesn’t want to make money, especially with something that you like doing?
Bloggers make a lot more money than you think, and even the smaller numbers are still better than most jobs.
That’s a great thing, but one that can become a problem in the real business world, and it is an even bigger problem within the online space.
The problem with focusing on the money is as simple as putting the cart before the horse.
Blogging is one business that requires a lot of attention to detail and one that needs everything to work together.
Have one of those parts missing, and it can mean the life and death of your blog.
Imagine having the best content on the planet but not knowing a lick about setting up a blog properly?
A lot of the setting up focuses on the money-making aspect, which then leads to no visitors and no making money.
Overall, your blog will crash, and you, my friend, will be a part of the 99% of failed bloggers.
Yes, we want to make money, but no, we don’t want to focus on that.
At least not in the early stages of your blog.
7. You’re With the Wrong Program
There are a plethora of training platforms out there that can show you how to start a blog.
There are even more free courses that can show you how to do the same thing.
Heck, I even have a free guide on how to make money blogging on here myself.
What most don’t understand is the fact that there is a lot more to blogging than setting up a website and throwing some ads on there.
There are many ways to make money with a website, and although blogging is one of them, it does require a unique set of skills.
Anyone can create content, but not many can put all the little pieces together.
So what do you do if you don’t want to fail with blogging?
You get on board with the right training program.
Now just like everything else, there is a kazillion of them out there that it can be quite the task of picking just one.
Lucky for you, I’ve tried, tested, and used the best of the best.
Not only have I used them, but I know for a fact that what they teach works.
Well, that’s because it is what I would put in my training if I were to create one.
And just a heads-up, I will be doing so very soon.
So do remember to subscribe to our list, if you want to get notified when we launch.
8. Poor Site Structure
If you have a blog that is 6+ months old, this is something you want to pay attention to the most.
Sites are started all the time and can even bring in money in as little as three months.
I did it many times and thought I was on my way to millions.
That didn’t happen, and the opposite happened.
I went to the top and shot right back down without understanding why it was happening.
Well, guess what?
I finally figured out why.
It was the fact that my site had no structure whatsoever.
I had a million categories and tagged posts like a newb.
My linking strategy was way off, and I was running a spam website.
Fast forward to today, and I get ranked and stay ranked without having to worry.
So if you know nothing about site structure, you might want to read this post from Yoast.
They break it down nicely and will have your site structured the way it should have been all these years.
9. Lack of Patience
The image above is one of the more popular ones that come to mind when you think of blogging and failure.
You start your awesome blog, post content consistently like you should, and then bam!
You stop blogging by month 6.
This mishap is all too common and one that I can not stand.
Please don’t do this.
Little do you know that your blog is just about to take off.
If, of course, you are doing everything that is needed to succeed with blogging.
This need includes creating awesome content, being consistent, and providing the same site structure I just spoke about in the prior paragraph.
I don’t care how frustrated or discouraged you get, the last thing you want to do is quit.
The same millions of people that make up the statistics of failed bloggers are made up of the same quitters.
10. Your Mentality Sucks
I saved the best for last as this is the biggest reason anyone would fail with blogging or even just life.
In the world of business and trying to make a better financial situation for yourself, there comes the point where some significant changes are needed.
These changes include the type of work you’re doing, the type of people you’re around, and, more importantly, the way you think.
These are extremely critical to any type of success as a blogger and one that most aren’t willing to accept.
I mean, think about it.
What type of advice are you given and who is giving this advice when it comes to being “successful.”
It’s usually a relative or close friend that works a regular old J-O-B that will NEVER do things on their terms.
What gives them the credibility to tell you what you should be doing if you want to be financially free?
All this does is gets you thinking peanuts and drifting back towards the regular old ways of life.
Go to college, get a job with that degree, and pay off debt for the rest of your life.
If you want to be a blogger, you need to think big, and you need to think differently.
Understand that blogging is a business and know that it requires you to think for yourself.
If you’re not doing that, this is most likely the main reason your blog is failing.
Conclusion – Don’t Fail at Blogging
Blogging is a fantastic thing, and we all know there are many reasons you should start one.
With these tips, I hope you can see even more reasons as to why you shouldn’t quit.
There is way too much to gain and nothing to lose, but it does require a unique individual.
Think for yourself, ignore everyone, and continue to blog.
If you can do such simple things but make some significant changes, you, my friend, will find success in the blogging world.
That 1% sounds far-fetched, but trust me, these tips are all you need.
So if you want to know why your blog is failing, take a look at your site, but most especially, take a look at yourself.
Get that drive and determination needed, and don’t look back.
Failure is not an option and will only happen if you allow it to happen.