How to get out of the daunting part of blogging?
As well as you and many bloggers, I found myself in the poop phase that was difficult to get out from. This was the daunting part of the blogging journey I struggled with as a new blogger.
Even though today I understand that this poopy daunting blogging phase was just a temporary one, back then I knew little to nothing.
95% of new bloggers fail because they give up too soon. This is true during the tough and challenging early days, weeks, or months when they feel like they are getting nowhere.
Their lack of patience and perseverance makes them give up before they see any results.
The poop phase can take on average 6 to 8 months, and no matter who you are, everyone goes through it!
If you want to succeed in blogging, you can’t afford to give up. You must be willing to push through the tough times and keep going no matter what.
Don’t quit blogging! You’ll only regret it…
3 steps to get out of the daunting part of blogging.
I’ll keep it simple. In a nutshell, here are 3 simple steps to get out of the poop phase:
- just keep writing
- build backlinks
- don’t quit blogging
Now, let’s discuss what you need to do to get out of the daunting part of blogging based on the 3 above steps.
1. Just keep writing…
The first and most important step is to just start writing. It doesn’t matter if what you write is perfect or not, the important thing is that you get started and keep going.
You need to get the habit of consistency.
Once you have a few posts under your belt, you’ll start to get a feel for what works and what doesn’t. And as you continue to blog, you’ll gradually improve your skills and become more successful. Everyone is able to improve as long they don’t quit the blogging journey.
No matter how discouraged you feel, just keep writing. Write every day, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. The more you write, the better you’ll get at it and the easier it will become.
The importance of consistency in writing new blog posts cannot be stressed enough. It’s one of the most important keys to success in blogging.
Not only it helps you be found in search engines, but with time, you will get better at finding new keywords and improve your art of Search Engine Optimization, commonly known as SEO. SEO is vital to get organic traffic from Google.
2. Build backlinks.
One of the best ways to get out of the poop phase is to start building backlinks to your blog. This will help increase your traffic and search engine rankings, which will in turn lead to more readers and followers.
I have learned from Adam Enfroy that backlinks are the currency of the Internet. Like in life, the exchange of currency drives the market, and so do backlinks, they drive traffic to your blog.
Furthermore, he states that: “The more high-quality backlinks you have, the higher you’ll rank in search engines. And the higher you rank, the more traffic you’ll get. It’s a simple cause and effect relationship that has made backlinks one of the most important ranking factors for SEO.”
There are a number of ways to build backlinks, but some of the most effective methods are guest posting.
It’s also helpful to connect with other bloggers in your niche. There are likely many other people out there who are facing the same challenges as you. By connecting with them and sharing your experiences, you can learn from each other and help each other overcome the daunting part of blogging.
3. Don’t quit blogging!
This is probably the most important tip of all. No matter how tough things get, don’t give up on blogging. It’s a long-term game and if you stick with it, you’ll eventually see the fruits of your labor.
It is going to take time, but no matter how long it takes, don’t quit blogging.
It took me two years to start getting just a trickle of people to start coming to my first blog. I was uninformed on the basics of search engine optimization, and I barely wrote blog posts, on average writing only once per week.
These posts weren’t optimized, I was also crap at writing. None of that helped. It took me 2 long years, but I did not quit!
Don’t give up! Blogging is a long-term journey, and it takes time, effort, and patience to succeed. If you can stick with it and persevere through the challenging times, you’ll eventually achieve your goals. There is no doubt about that.
So don’t give up on your dreams of being a successful blogger.
The greed of monetization.
One of the reasons why bloggers give up too soon is because they’re focused on making money from their blogs.
While it’s perfectly fine to want to make money from your blog, you shouldn’t make it your primary focus. If you do, you’ll likely get frustrated and give up when you don’t see any results.
It takes time to build an audience and grow a blog. And it takes even longer to start making money from it. So don’t expect to make any money from your blog for at least 6-12 months (and in some cases, like mine, even longer).
I monetized my first, health blog, after two years after starting it. But again, I was clueless.
On the other hand, I monetized my second blog from the beginning. And I didn’t put any advertisements on my blogging blog. I started, however, creating transactional articles in the first month of starting this blog. I had two reasons for it:
- Each of my transactional blog posts is going to take months to get some traffic to them.
- I don’t need the traffic to monetize my blog with affiliate marketing (that is the case with ads).
Focus on creating great content, and building your target audience through search engine optimization first, and the rest will follow.
It’s best if you start writing transactional products reviews articles, and two or three supportive blog posts directing people to these transactional articles. When the traffic begins to appear, it will be a question of time before you see the fruits of your labor.
From daunting to a successful blog.
What should you focus on building a successful blog?
The answer is simple: Content and audience.
If you’re not creating great content, then you’re not going to have a successful blog. And if you don’t have an audience, then there’s no one to read your content.
Therefore, the two most important things you should focus on are creating great content and building an audience.
When it comes to creating great content, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Your content must be interesting and useful to your target audience.
- Your content must be well-written and error-free.
- Your content must be unique and original.
If you can focus on these three things, then you’re well on your way to creating great content.
And when it comes to building an audience, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- You need to focus on SEO and search engine optimization.
- You need to focus on social media marketing.
- You need to focus on email marketing.
These are the three most important channels you should focus on when it comes to building an audience for your blog.
If you can focus on these two things – content and audience – then you’re well on your way to building a successful blog. So don’t give up on your blogging journey. It takes time, effort, and patience to succeed.
The daunting part of blogging affects many bloggers. It’s the phase where you feel like you’re not making any progress and you’re just not sure what to do next.
If you’re in the daunting part of blogging, don’t worry. You’re not alone. And there are things you can do to get out of it.
The most important thing you can do is to keep going and don’t give up. It takes time and effort to be successful at blogging. If you’re facing difficulties right now, remember that everyone goes through the same thing. Keep writing, keep learning, and keep moving forward toward your goals. You’ll get there eventually!
The most important thing is to keep going, and never give up. The journey’s hard, but it’s worth it. So keep writing, keep learning, and don’t give up on your dreams. With time and effort, you’ll get there!
Przemo Bania is a blogger and writer who helps people get out of their traditional jobs to start a blogging career. Przemo also runs a health blog advocating for endometriosis and fibromyalgia…