Blogging is becoming more and more competitive and popular by every day passing, which is the reason more and more people are getting into this business. New bloggers mostly think of this business as a shortcut to make money and step into it. But sooner or later, they eventually quit blogging.
Are you one of those people? Are you ever going to quit blogging?
Here are the few signs that you will quit blogging.
1. You don’t have time!
Everyone is busy in this world!
Blogging takes too much time! You’ll quit blogging soon if you don’t have time to blog. Every time you sit down to blog, something “more important” comes up and you just can’t spend time on your blog.
If you’re spending more time on social method or useless activites that have nothing to do with your blog. That’s when you’ll quit blogging.
2. You are always in Blogger’s Block:
Blogger’s block is when you can’t think of an idea of what to write. You lose the ability to work on your blog or producing content.
If you are always in blogger’s block, you are always struggling to get new ideas and you never know what next you are going to write about, then things are pointing towards a dark side for you.
If a blogger is fully determined to become famous and successful, he finally finds a way to get new ideas and keep going, but those who always complain that they don’t get ideas are the ones who have low levels of determination and they are destined to fail and quit blogging.
3. You hate to read other blogs:
If you find it boring to search your topics and read other people’s blogs, you are done.
In order to be different, unique and stand out in blogosphere you need to have killer quality content and the only way to produce killer quality content is by searching the topic a lot and then pouring a lot of information on the reader by using little number of words.
Hence, if you don’t love reading, you will soon stop loving writing and typing & saying good-bye to this business.
4. Your posts are not proofread:
One of the simplest ways to tell if a blogger will succeed or quit is by looking at his articles.
If you find no mistakes at all both in spellings and grammar, you can say that he is a horse of long ride. ;)
But if articles are filled with errors, it is safe to say that the guy who wrote this piece doesn’t really love to write, which is the reason he didn’t take the safe step and re-read his own articles and instead published as it was with errors and misspellings.
5. You don’t have a Top Level Domain:
Blogging at sub domain indicates that blogger is not really serious about blogging and he will eventually disappear. Another reason why blogger with sub domains quit is because they have nothing to lose since; they have not invested anything at all.
While in case of top level domain, bloggers think thousands of times before saying good-bye to business. Hence, if you want to be a successful blogger and keep yourself safe from temptation of quitting blogging, get a top level domain as soon as possible.
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6. You don’t have Niche Blog:
The most popular reason for ending careers of many bloggers is not having a clear plan. They don’t even have a clear concept of niche.
Such blogger publish anything and everything they want, but still don’t succeed because no one cares about such blogs. This is a sure-fire indication that blogger will go away very soon.
The reason behind writing this post is not to make you feel like quiting blogging. These are just signs that you might quit blogging sooner than later. So you should avoid these.
To keep you motivated. I found a quote. I’m sure, you’ll love this.
What do you think about this? Do you ever feel like quitting blogging? Do let me know in comments
44 thoughts on “6 Surprising Signs Why You Will Quit Blogging”
Reading you from last month. You Always right awesome and readable content in a lovely flow. Keep it up dude. BTW #6 made me cry truly as this is most complicated concept which many bloggers fail to understand that actually what is their niche…I am glad you are helping this community to get out of this mess.
I just think a blog should be started through passion and genuine interest in the niche/subject matter, and not solely created to make money.
Many people get it the wrong way around – start a blog and make money. But actually, it should be ‘Start a blog to connect with other like minded people, help those people, and THEN start to think about monetization’.
I am on a forum where people can post their new sites for people to review. About 95% of these people post up a link to a blog with NO content, but tonnes of adverts in the sidebar – it is clear that their priority is not to help people – but to simply make money.
And we all know, when one starts chasing money, one starts to chase the money away.
First of all i must appreciate, and thanks that am not having any issue, hahaha.
Ok back on topic, when i read the heading i thought, Hmmm interesting lets check to find out if any drawback i might have but you know what even as a new blogger i passed everything mention above…
But still one thing is driving me crazy is traffic…. Hope that wont make me quit …
Great Going Ammar…cheers.
All points you mentioned above in this article are true. I think there is another factor which may affect Bloggers to quite Blogging is that the nature of their jobs and the topics on which they have interest for blogging. If both are different then Bloggers may not concentrate on Blogging. They will concentrate on their Jobs and least preference may given to blogging. This will slowly make dis-active that Blogger and eventually he/she will quite blogging…
Great and funny blog post.
I’m not sure about #4, though. Check JohnChow.com and you’ll see plenty of spelling and grammar error, and it’s not my impression he’s going to quit any day soon ;-)
Ammar, thanks for such a great post. You have mentioned six quality reasons why one is sure to quit blogging. I can say without any fear of contradiction that you are absolutely right. You have said the important things and there are hardly anything to add.
However, let me quickly add that not having any form of interactivity on your blog is also a sign you might one day get frustrated and quit. To avoid getting to that point of no return, you need to know how to woo people to your blog and encourage them to leave comments. Building relationships, promoting your posts to the right audience, using the right comment plugin, commenting on other people’s blogs, etc are some of the few things you could do to remedy the situation.
Another reason one might quit is that his blog does not make money. Blogging requires some money to maintain, renew domain/hosting, internet subscription, etc. But whereby from month to month one hardly makes any income from his blog, it would get to a point where he would feel there’s no point wasting time on what is not profitable. So to overcome that, learn how to drive targeted traffic to your blog and how to convert your visitors to buyers.
This is another great post. I agree with your point. The top level domain is most important according to this. And another point is that I agree with you that blog niche is also most important. Before stating blog we should about blog niche. We can not think about this and that’s why we didn’t succeed.
Everything you said here is very true. There are a thousand bloggers that start blogging everyday and another thousand bloggers that quit that very same day. People who have not developed a plan and figured out exactly what they need to write about, how often to write and how to build up the traffic to their blog will sooner or later quit with nothing to show for their work.
What discourages me is when my web traffic goes down, it is in those moments when I feel frustrated
I guess it really depends on whether people have realisitc expectations about their blog.
Many people get into blogging with the hope that their blog will generate a healthy stream of passive income. However, they are not aware of what it takes in order to get there.
Some people mistakenly think that all they need to do is to write blog post. But they didn’t realize that the promotion part is also important, especially at the beginning of their blogging career. Ultimately, no traffic equals no sales.
It can probably take at least one year to reach a decent level of success with blogging. Unfortunately, most people will probably give up within a few months.
yeah!! I agree with you and you wrote wonderful article. :) … one of the main reason that people quit blogging because they don’t make money from blog as they expect… that’s why they quit blogging…
Nice article you have written. I don’t like reading other blogs but i do read when there is something worth reading. But I am sure I am not going to quit blogging any time soon.
Great post mate :)
You know most of the people quit blogging because they are unable to make a living or any income from their blogging.. So they tend to quit it and start some new thing..lol
You had wrote a great post and I am already following these things because I also runs a blogging niche blog and trying my best to provide other some good tips related to blogging that are worth reading.
Blogging is only for those who understand that it takes more time to develop and we are also at the same line. If we are not getting any readers that means we are not engaging enough.
Lack of passion is another strong reason why most people quit blogging.
And it’s very hard to get it! “Passion comes from heart, not from money” :)
Great one dude. Keep rocking Ammar.
Agree, never give up…. just enjoy what you are doing and eventually you’ll harvest later..
wonderful post, yes agree with all your points. . Reading other blogs is essential, reading helps us to stay updated and also it helps to get new ideas. . Thanks for sharing :)
Nice to read a post from you Ammar.
one of the biggest reason why people quit blogging is, THEY STOP OR DON”T MAKE MONEY! So they get depressed and boom!
Thank Ammar Ali for sharing this article. I think that all the points that you had mentioned are true and really I hate reading other blogs. I thank you that you had shared this article.
Very nice points you have pointed out.
Since last few weeks I feel like I am trying to left blogging just because of lack of time.
Rest of the points mentioned above are fine with me.
The very first point that is happening with me.
I used to get time on weekends only.
Just trying to schedule my posts this weekend to get rid of.
Lets see how it goes.
Well, thanks a lot for your words.
When I am enter in the world of blogging at that time I tried to get adsense near about 1 year but not get. That time I decided to quite blogging but my one of friend just try next 6 month then you see..
After few of months I got adsense. Then I understand that I was doing big mistakes. Therefore I will suggest when you enter in the world of blogging at that time you must join blogging forums, facebook groups and communities related with blogging and share your opinion and difficulties with others because there are lots of peoples to solve your problem
I love what you have written here. I am a new blogger and I can see everything in my blog what you have explained here, but believe me I will not give up. Thanks for this great post. This tells me what are the thinks I should avoid :).
A great topic for discussion and I do have a few cents to add, however, first things first.You wrote “Here are the five signs that you will quit blogging.” by mistake whereas you should have said “six” instead of “five”. Well, I commit this type of mistake all the time and perhaps that only means I am not the only one who makes these mistakes :-)
Speaking of having a “niche blog”, I see things a bit differently. To me, it depends on your strategy really. For example, as your domain name indicates, you started this with a specific things in mind. But if you look at Michael Hyatt (and me), we have our websites for our brand names. Our websites represent us (as human beings) and as a person, I have many passions, many things to say. So, I have to be generic on my blog. Sometimes I have to share my thoughts about leadership, sometimes about social media, sometimes about an awesome movie I watched and perhaps a few lessons I learnt and some other times, it could be a problem I faced on my website which I want to inform my readers.
So, I like to keep it interesting for my community. I like to keep it as human as possible so my blog really represents me and not a topic.
However, that doesn’t mean that Michael Hyatt or me will give up. In fact, we see tremendous growth of our blog as well as our businesses because we attract prospects and customers much better because of the personal touch we give through our blogs.
May be you came to this topic from a different view point. But I think people can go to great lengths if they know why they are doing what they are doing. If somebody doesn’t know why they started blogging (or anything for that matter), they will fade away. Their failure is a result of their lack of vision, lack of purpose.
All in all, you have shared some great pointers and I enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you today.
Again a superb post Ali.. i really like your writing. I agree with all your points… I also think that these things are one that mainly make a man quit from blogging. One other main reason is the people that don’t earn from there blog and don’t have patience also quit from blogging.
So, in my view patience must be there in a blogger.
Like every disease has its symptoms so does some Blogging failure fear has it.
You only fail when you give up and when we talk about blogging, it require a big heart which is full of passion then you can become able to get success. And most of us has lack of this thing.
Nice article. At the start of my blogging career it was difficult for me to read other blogs and i was not getting good ideas for writing content but i was passionate about blogging. I started reading articles on other blogs and developed ideas for writing content. By the way, thanks for the article.
Great posts Ammar. Nicely explaining the points like you once gave u Blogging and experienced the deadly signs of quitting as a blogger.
Also the mention about the Top Level Domain is a considerable point for a lot of people. It makes blogging much efficient and higher ROI in time.
I ran a personal blog for a year and a half on WordPress, updating in the evenings after work with surreal humour and nonsensical rambling. My traffic grew steadily but never exploded – the popular blogs tended to be the ones with women draping themselves over stuff provocatively and waxing some Buddhist quotes into about 100 words. A bit frustrating, so I gave up as it was too time consuming.
Nice Write Up! I guess when you start blogging about everything, without concentrating on a particular niche, that’s when frustration sets in.
Well some of these are not surprising signs but obvious signs. Like the lack of time and not reading other blogs. Time is the most important thing when it comes to running a blog and lack of your time won’t do any good. Also, reading other blogs is also equally important as no one can be perfect and these blogs teach us so much.
Thanks for sharing.
Great post, I agree with you that time plays a huge part in getting work done. Especially, when everyone has so many other things going in their life.
This is why I think that people need to set goals for themselves. When they have taken the time to write their goals out, they know what they want to achieve.
Most people who are dedicated to their goals will do whatever it takes to reach them. The only way you can’t reach your goals is if you give up.
Thanks for sharing this inspiring post, I know that it will help people who have thought about giving up at one point or another.
Really inspiring post. I have to admit I have that feel sometimes in past. Until I commit to myself and put a written plan as guidance. Ever since my blog improve. What I need are follow my plan and evaluate the result.
May be time is my biggest enemy. But if we think our blog important then we should buy time for it. It show our seriousness on things.
Above mentioned 6 signs are really accurate and informative. and i think all the blogger face these situation once. Ammar, your post inspire us to continue the journey of blogging with passion and interest. thanks again for this helpful and useful post.
Well said…… Ammar
The mostly faced problem is time management, as most of us don’t manage our time efficiently. I would recommend all of them to make a time table and go accordingly!
Yes you are very true Everyone is busy in this world. I completely agree with your concept. But what do you mean by top level domain in point 5 ?
Means .com domain. If you’re serious about blogging, you should buy custom domain like .com, .net, or .org
just a quick thought and a motivation tip for all my friends,
if its not working for you monetizing your own blog, you can always blog to promote other businesses,
after all blogging is part of online marketing, and who says you can only promote your own blog, online marketers promote businesses not blog posts.
*Each month, 329 million people read blogs.
*Blogs give sites 434% more indexed pages and 97% more indexed links.
*37% of marketers say blogs are the most valuable content type for marketing.
*Companies that blog 15+ per month get 5 times more traffic than companies that don’t blog.
*Companies an active blog reports 97% more leads.
who says direct monetizing a blog with adsense or affiliates is the only way to go ;) ???
Many thanks and Best wishes!
you said about top level domain dose search engine index top level domain more than free domain like blog spot or wordpress
2nd and 6th one, I Actually Have some problems in finding the topic of new posts, and than I was also not having any niche site, But Now I am having both, Ideas and Niche sites, sometimes Ideas disappear but niche site is always there for me :D
Blogging is about knowing information and then sharing it with your targeted audience, which requires market research and that is only possible if you spend time to read blogs, relevant forums, Q&A sites etc. If you’re not doing this then you won’t be able to share useful and up to date information… which ultimately make your blog useless and nobody likes to visit there.
Yes exactly , Ammar Ali , you have written 100% truth signs of quitting blogging , but i think that if a person has strong determination , then he/she can do anything . Work hard , and success is yours , this is the main thing which everyone must keep in mind .
Success only comes to those , who try things practically .
The quickest way to quick is for a blogger not to invest on their blogs. Obviously, no one like to labour lost but when certain amount of money is being invested before expecting any return it will keep us in the community even when we have not make anything yet from our blog. A good reader is a good learner, to be a successful blogger, we must cultivated the habit of reading so as to widen our horizon as a blogger. Thanks for this informative post.
A very awesome post as always Ammar,
And, i agree with all you said here. The one that’s always caught up with me is the issue of lack of time. Its not easy all brother to be combining studies and business and, I’m sure that’s one problem many people are also facing.
I use to have bloggers block back in the days but, not any more. I now have lots of ways to come up with ideas of what to write about so, that has been solved :).
I just wished i could buy more time :).
Thanks for sharing bro :).