13 Reasons Why Many Blogs Fail
After so many hours of research yesterday and today on this subject, I have realized that there are 100 reasons why blogs fail, but I am not going to tell you all those reasons.
Failed blogs have one thing in common: lack of passion. If you can look at all the most successful blogs, you will find that they all have one thing in common: passion. If you have passion for something, you can talk to a person about that subject for hours. I know in my case I can talk to anyone about blogging, or about vacations, or my dreams for long hours. Yes, not everyone is going to listen to me and I might annoy a lot of people, but there’s always an audience willing to hear you if what you have to say has some value and interest.
After putting a lot of time into thinking why so many blogs have failed, I’ll share the thirteen reasons I learned why most blogs fail.
- Lack of a business plan of attack– Like in any business, you need to have a plan of attack. Your blog is your business; you need a plan of attack for that too. Plans are wrong, but nonetheless vital.
- No goals-Goals give you a sense of direction and purpose. They help keep you focused on what you are trying to achieve.
- Hard work is not there-This is really a no-brainer; is there anyone you know that is successful at anything without putting their sweat and time into what they are trying to accomplish? No, right?
- Giving up too early-I use to work in the door-to-door and I used to always hear a quote from Vince Lombardi: “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” That has always stuck in my brain.
- Reiteration of what others are saying-Being original is just the right thing to do; we people are all different and we always have our own opinion about things. Be You!
- They have no value to the reader-If you don’t have what “I” need, I don’t need you. That’s what your audiences are always thinking.
- Not Having a Destination-Where do you want your blog to be 5, 10, 50, 200 days from now. If you believe in the law of attraction, you know you have to visualize where you want to be first, before you get there. Know where you want to be.
- Expecting traffic to come piling to your blog-My mom always told me if I want anything I have to go and get it myself. Find out where your readers are hanging out and hang out with them too.
- No traffic-If you don’t bring in people, your grandma is the only person reading your blog.
- Shortage of doors-Are your people coming from different places such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Tumblr, Digg, Stumbleupon? Make sure you open all your doors.
- The measurement of success-Take it one step at a time. I started planning to make a dollar online my first month, then ten dollars, so on and so on.
- Clutter-Too many ads or buttons can turn off your visitors.
- The Big One: “Passion”-Do I have to say it?
I was just recently reading a book by Alan M. Weber called Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self. There was one great point that I have really applied to my life and business; he says Don’t implement solutions, prevent problems.
If you know why so many blogs fail why do you want to keep doing the same thing that they did? Good luck.
P.S: If you are looking to to do better in your blogging career and want to have a guide so you don’t have a mentor I tried the 31DBBB ebook from Darren Rowse to get my blog started.