10 Top Reasons You Will Keep Failing as A Blogger

I have been blogging for around 6 months now, and each day presents me with someone who has some kind of blogging failure traits. I notice this easily because I once saw those traits in myself at the early days of my blogging.

I never realized until after a prolonged period. Luckily, you can make your own learning curve shorter by taking advantage of the powerful tips from my experience and association with other pro bloggers.

 10 Top Reasons You Will Keep Failing as a Blogger

Here are top reasons why people encounter failure in blogging

1. You Don’t Believe Anything

The first obstacle is your mind. Talking from experience, your success or failure depends on the disposition of your mind. The perception of your class teacher about you, your poor grades and seemingly poor memory are not the determiners of your success or failure, your mind is.

How far you would go in life is not a function of your brain; otherwise, the so called ‘geniuses’ would have been the most successful. Instead, haven’t you wondered that most of the successful people all of the world are school dropouts?

Recently, someone who read about my incredible how I achieved Google pagerank 3 & DA 40 in just 3 months commented so negatively on the grounds that I couldn’t have achieved so much over the short period of time I’ve been a blogger.

Obviously, his negative mindset is at work, forcing him not to believe that such achievement is possible regardless of my blogging duration.

Here’s the lesson; if your mind can picture it, then you can capture it!

2. You Don’t Disbelieve Anything

Doubting everything is also as bad as believing everything, especially when it comes to making money online. In as much as your belief is an essential ingredient to your success, you should also ‘sample’ what to believe as this would help you to be a successful blogger.

A friend of mine was already internet-savvy long before I knew what a computer is. He kept date with all the money making seminars and talks. He will come back lecturing me and would often boast of his wealth of information about internet-based opportunities and best techniques.

Yet, I’ve made decent dollars via internet-based opportunities in a short time, while this good friend of mine is still struggling to make just few dollars a month.

The point is; don’t confuse yourself with all the bulk of information going on over the internet. Filter what you should read and believe.

3. You are Looking for a Get-Rich-Quick Strategy

10 Top Reasons You Will Keep Failing as A Blogger

I came to learn in a hard way in the early days of my blogging and internet marketing, that there’s nothing like a get-rich-quick or overnight technique.

When I first started out online, I wanted to achieve success fast. Well, you don’t have to blame me because I’m naturally a fast person in virtually everything I do – fast in acquiring my Msc Applied Mathematical Modeling and Computer Science compared to all my mates, fast in talking, fast in walking…just fast in so many areas. So, in my bid of trying to also get it fast in the online arena, I was scammed several times…I simply learnt in a hard way.

Here’s the lesson I’m driving at; there is no such thing as overnight success. It’s simple; since you can’t even get rich quick with a conventional business, the same principle applies to blogging or any form of internet marketing.

So, you may be asking, what’s the average time required to build a successful blog? Well, from my experience, the more work you put the more you get out of it. And a lot of hard work is required in the aspect of creating informative and appealing fresh contents, plus SEO techniques.

4. You are Only Focusing on the Short-Term

If you are only concerned with short term benefit, you will quit too soon from blogging. The most successful bloggers today are those who have patiently groomed their blog with their mind set on the future benefits. So, it took some them an average of five years to start reaping meaningful benefits from their blog. So, if you put in your best now in view of the harvest of the future, you will become a renowned and successful blogger eventually.

5. You are Not Focused

This is possibly the common problem for those who come to the cyberspace to look for income earning opportunities. Of course, I was a victim of this in my early blogging days. If you are not focused on a particular niche and dedicate all your efforts towards it, you will end up being ‘Jack of all trade and master of none!”

Becoming a successful blogger requires carefully choosing something you are passionate about and would not quit even if it seems you are not getting result at the onset. So, in the blogging world, the rule of thumb is to start with just one blog in your specialized area and grow the blog to success before thinking of a second niche and blog.

6. You are Afraid of Criticism

Come to think of it, who among the so-called ‘best men’ or renowned personalities have not been criticized? Is it Bill Gates, Obama, or Nelson Mandela of South Africa…


Simply put, criticism is part of life, especially a life that is prone to success. Don’t quit or feel dejected because someone criticized your blog post or try to put a question mark on your blogging achievement. I was also a victim of criticism when I first started blogging – the criticism sucked and infuriated me. But now, if I don’t get some criticisms, it feels like I am about to fail! Concentrate on doing what is best instead of fizzling out as a result criticism.

7. You are Scared of Monetizing your Blog

It is not a crime to monetize your blog, you deserve some rewards for the quality free values you add to your readers. So, don‘t be scared of monetizing your blog!

Don’t just stop at creating quality contents and generating terrific traffic, take it a step further by generating reasonable profit from your blogging effort.

8. You are Not Marketing Your Blog Sufficiently

You may create the best content, but if you lack marketing expertise your blog would not go far. Excellent marketing strategy is what would place value on your contents and bring the needed reward. So, start thinking more like a marketer in order to succeed in blogging.

9. You Pay Less Attention to Your Content

This is because you are always concerned about generating traffic and achieving high conversion rates. As good as these efforts are, paying more attention to your content is probably the most important. When you offer valuable and relevant content, traffic will naturally flow and higher conversion rate will follow.

10. You are Stagnant with Your Knowledge

If you are still running your blog with yesterday’s blogging tips and knowledge, you will end up delivering ‘half-baked’ value to your readers. And of course, most of them would look elsewhere. Don’t be a ‘one man’s island’.

Relate with other bloggers, visit blogging forums to learn new things and read the blogs of the pros in your niche. It will help to keep your blogging knowledge up to date and add value to your blog.

Digest these truths about blogging success and start implementing them to see result in your blogging career.

Did I miss anything out? I will love to know your views in the comment section.

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Oluwaseun Babajide is the founder and editor of Sbabzy. He is a professional blogger. He loves working on the internet, golfing, researching, writing articles, blogging, and meeting new people.

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  1. says

    The core part of blogging is focus, if you are totally focus on your work then you can easily achieve your milestone. Secondly I loved your last point which mention about knowledge. If you have stagnant knowledge then how you can work with it?

  2. Anna says

    Great post for starters, very eye launching! Often times the main cause of failure is insufficient focus! Lack of focus in all areas of your company. Without having a succinct vision for where you’re intending, what you’ll do whenever you get there and the best way to know when you have got there is inquiring and demanding failure. Its worth seated often to rewire, refocus and reinvent your plan money!!

  3. Adrian Lucernas says

    Hi Oluwaseun Babajide,

    That’s brilliant articles and being successful as a blogger cannot be achieved over night. It takes a lot of time, knowledge and hard work to be able to really say that you are really a successful one. It may be hard, but everything will be all worth it in the end.

  4. says

    Great write up, I totally agree with you that starting a blog is a lot of work. I too used to go after the get-rich-quick schemes when I first got started online.

    Now I think that the only way to build a successful business online is to start a blog and do it the right way.

    Totally impressed by what you have accomplished in such a short amount of time.

  5. says

    Nicely crafted article with sufficient information to look over for those who either failed or not seeing progress in their blogging journey. I think blogging is much more like normal jobs of the day. If you are just sitting and thinking i will achieve great heights in blogging it will never happen because dreaming only gives us moral support but the actual benefit comes in front of us when we do some work in that direction. I always myself say a quote for bloggers to inspire- “Do not only dream but also put some efforts because only dreaming without a little push, just shows your sleepy nature and none became successful only by sleeping.”

  6. says

    Hey , thats most interesting article that i have ever read in AllBloggingTips .
    Surely , No wonder , you have provides some of the top reasons !
    Everybody blogging just to make money !

    Regards ,
    Rizwan @ Envy Blogging

  7. says

    Hello Oluwaseun,
    I agree with all your points :-)
    Personally, I don’t try to follow any MONEY MAKING TIPS but I try to read as much as articles on BLOGGING TIPS. I must say your article really fascinated me :-)
    Keep Posting.

  8. says

    Great tips. Blogging is not about short term goals. One should work for his/her long term goals in blogging. Focus is also an important factor to consider. Thanks for sharing this tips.

  9. Oluwaseun Babajide says

    I agree with you, remember content is king? So the QUALITY OF CONTENT must be on point!

  10. Bruno J. Cross says

    One of the great writing tips to improve your blog is planning your time and setting deadlines. This will ensure that your readers would have something new to read always, and that the quality of the content is consistent. You need to schedule time for creating, re-creating and editing your posts to avoid losing your readers and making your blog suffer. Don’t do any ‘rush’ work on your blog posts; thoroughness and quality is highly needful for successful blog.

  11. says

    Strange it is a where does this question of success and failure comes from ??

    Blog is your own place, you set every rule there..

    So why would success and failure rule needs to stay there ?? You may fail a personal target but that doesn’t mean you failed in blogging..

    Poets writing blogs hardly get visitors, or earn in USD so that means they have a failed blog ??

    Not at all, as its their own place to publish, without any rule or bondage !!!

    No one failed in anything apart from the fact yes, we fail to reach the target we set, specially when limit is the sky 😛

  12. says

    You had pointed some interesting stuffs in these points i had seen me.I had done these mistakes in my earlier stages of blogging.Now i realized it and am working hard on it ! You had done a great thing by sharing this information all newbie bloggers out there can see this and realize there mistakes! Thanks again for sharing this buddy :)

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      We all make mistakes. Learning from these mistakes is what makes us stronger.

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      We dont want to fail, am sure this article will keep us all going!

  13. says

    Oh wonderfull! I just love this article and you’ve written everything very clearly. Its really helpfull for bloggers and especially for me because from a couple of days I was searching a post similar to this. Thanks for sharing with us- Keep it up!

  14. says

    not focus on blogging and also the lack of content and promotion seems to be my biggest obstacle, why every achievement I always stagnated blogging
    thanks for this post, it gives a lot of advice for me so I always clean up :)

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      See the link below for more information, I am sure this will help in one way or the other.
      May thanks,

  15. Sheikh Sabayyal says

    Well I guess I thought to become successful in a few days. At start I kept my blog alive but then I got tired from all this stuff. Now I am trying again. I do read articles here daily about blogging and that boost me up. Thanks a lot!! I appreciate!

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      Thanks for visiting often bro. Hope fully you will be making millions soon!
      Stay focused,

  16. says

    Great to hear that Oluwaseun. Treating it like a business gives the momentum to work hard and achieve results. I’ve even started to get more clients since I started my blog.
    Have a great weekend. Btw your blog looks great now with new design.

  17. says

    Great tips from the personal story of a blogger who consistently keep striving for getting better and riding on the elite levels of blogging.

    good to see a very informative article Sbabzy. The story about how you grew you blog to PR 3 is a hit and even I was thinking how much of aggrieve work needs to be put on to build the blog to such higher level. Didn’t have much time to drop by, but this will make me click over to to Sbabzy for read during my tea time at work 😉

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      Thank you for your kind words. I work 24 hours to keep my blog alive. I treat it like a big business and I am happy to now have clients I work for.

  18. Felix Lee says

    Blogging business is not really an overnight success. It takes a lot of hard work and enough determination to reach that goal of success.

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      You are so right! It is not an overnight business. You need to work smart to make cool money. I started making money after 3 months and I now have clients I work for.

  19. Sita Gabriel says

    I have to say, I just visited your blog and I really like it. Nice things you have here. I wish I have read this article when I was started blogging.

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      Thank you for your kind words! Glad you visited my blog and hope to see you more often :-)

  20. says

    I really relate to the one about short term gain. I think it’s hard for most people to stay with it for the long run and also to figure out how to get people to start following the blog. Every new person making a comment gives you a big motivation to keep going.

  21. says

    Hey Oluwaseun, thanks bro for the tips, interacting with fellow bloggers like you is very useful in catapulting you towards success. Blog as a passion rather than for the sake of money else you’ll be disappointed.

    • Oluwaseun Babajide says

      Glad you found this article interesting! I love to share personal success so others can learn from me.

  22. says

    Really nice article oluwaseun, its look you have big experience in blogging field. I agree with your all points we should develop long term strategies instead of short term money

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