Blogging can be an extremely fun and rewarding activity for anyone who likes expressing themselves or their opinions on just about anything imaginable. It can also be a tough and challenging avenue to go down.
There are a number of challenges that bloggers face including competition, time constraints and commitment, and many others. The bitter truth is that blogging isn’t for everybody.
Here are some tell tale signs or reasons why blogging might not be for you.
1. You Can’t Handle Not Being Successful
The reality is that blogging isn’t going to make your rich overnight, and it takes time to develop a credible source of quality content that people truly enjoy. If you simply cannot stand to not be successful even for the shortest period of time, then blogging isn’t for you. You’ll be in for a rude awakening if you think your going to hit the big time with minimal effort.
2. You Don’t Have Time
As it was mentioned before, blogging takes time and a LOT of it. Why does it take time? You have to be able to generate a lot of high quality, captivating content that your readers will enjoy. This is not something that you can do overnight so you’re going to have to be willing to put in a good amount of time in order to make that happen. If your schedule doesn’t warrant you enough time to create content for your blog, then you’ll have an empty site that won’t attract any followers.
3. You Don’t Have Any Good Ideas
Another reason why blogging might not be for you is because you simply don’t have anything good to say. There certainly isn’t anything wrong with you, and you’re not any less of a person for it. It’s just that you have to be able to come up with interesting things to write about that will capture the attention of readers.
If you can’t think of anything good to say, then maybe it’s better that you don’t say anything at all. Bloggers who can’t come up with their own creative ideas often times revert to copying and pasting content directly to their blogs from other sources, which isn’t a vary effective way of using time and will not help you attract dedicated readers.
4. You Can’t Commit to a Long Term Plan
In order to be successful at blogging you have to be willing to commit to a long term plan which in most cases involves being able to provide fresh content to your users on a regular basis so that your readership base will continue to grow. If you simply aren’t willing to stick it out for the long haul and are looking for a short term quick money making solution, then perhaps blogging isn’t for you.
5. You’re Not Willing to Accept Criticism
Let’s face it, not everything that you write is going to win the hearts of your readers over, and there may even be times when your readers completely reject your content. It’s bound to happen because nobody is perfect. One thing about blogging is that you have to be willing to take a little criticism now and then in order to make yourself a better writer. If you’re not willing to accept occasional criticism, then blogging definitely isn’t for you.
So… You Still Want to Blog?
After reading these five points you should now realize blogging should be viewed as a long-term success plan and not a quick cash fix. If, however, you are prepared for the long-haul, blogging can be a rewarding, enjoyable and highly lucrative way to do business online. Please leave your comments for me below!