We’ve all felt this way before. The feelings of loss, fear, doubt, belief, and self-confidence. Regardless of what your goals are, you’ll eventually hit the wall of let’s just quit and move on. I’ve actually had this feeling just minutes ago simply because I was hit by the writer’s block. I didn’t know what to write about and then the magic light bulb appears above my head. Why quitting is not an option. I guess it’s my way of motivating myself.
It’s so true when people say, you are your own worst enemy. It’s all in your head and if you stop and think about the positive side of things. You’ll realize that it was silly to even consider quitting. You need to ask yourself, are you a winner? or are you a loser? Obviously, you’ll tell yourself that you’re a winner. In this article, I will go over how you can overcome the idea of quitting.
Most Bloggers Quit And Why You Shouldn’t!
The fact is, most bloggers never make it past their first year of blogging. So what happens to those who quit as a blogger? Well, they’re back to where they started and wasted a lot of time on their blog. Do you want to be another statistic? Absolutely not.
In fact, most bloggers don’t become a success until after their 2-year mark. Why does it take so long? According to statista, there are over 409 million blogs on the internet. What that means is, you are competing with lots of bloggers out there. There’s definitely no shortage of blogs and information for the readers.
If you can persevere for 2 years and not quit like most bloggers do. You’ll eventually rank higher up on the search engines, gained a substantial amount of backlinks, have a sizable email list, and built a brand of your own.
Why Most Bloggers Fail and Quit Blogging
It’s impossible for me to list every possible reason, but I will name a feel that I feel is most common. If any of the following is you, definitely send me a message for some additional motivation.
Reason #1. Looking for instant gratification: Blogging is a long-term game, so expect results to come slowly. When people say it’s a marathon, it’s true. Even the current successful bloggers will tell you that it took them years to achieve their level of success as a blogger.
Reason #2. Not getting enough traffic: Simply blogging is not enough. Most newbies believe that blogging is all it takes to drive traffic. It’s true, that you do need traffic, but you also need to learn how to market your content. There are many factors that you have to consider.
Are people searching for your keywords? If nobody is searching for your blog, then you’re not going to get any search traffic. Use Jaaxy Keyword and Niche Research tool to find keywords that you can rank for as well as checking search volume.
Reason #3. Don’t know what to write about: This can happen when you’ve finally run out of ideas to write about. As I mentioned earlier, this happened to me literally minutes ago. Look at where I am now, writing an article to motivate others why not to quit.
When selecting your niche, it is important to choose a niche topic that you are passionate about. This will reduce the chances of you running out of ideas. Another little tip I’d like to share with you is to take a break!
I literally left my computer table giving up on blogging for today and made some coffee. As I was making coffee, I asked myself why I shouldn’t just give up and the light bulb appeared on top of my head.
Reason #4. Experiencing technical difficulties: When I first started blogging, I had to learn the ins and outs of WordPress. Fortunately, I was a part of an amazing platform that provided easy to understand lessons on how to get started. However, as you progress, you’ll have to figure certain things out on your own.
This can be a challenge for people who rarely used a computer, to begin with. When I showed my brother my back office and what I do to manage my blog on a regular basis. His response was not shocking at all. He said he would give up because it’s just too confusing.
I felt this way as well about 5 years ago (that’s why I didn’t start back then…oh the regrets). Fortunately, things are much simpler now. Still, people are giving up because they can’t figure things out.
Reason #5. You get distracted too easily: Distractions exists in our world and it’s up to us to prevent ourselves from getting distracted. You see, the nice thing about working online is being able to work wherever you want, whenever you want. I’m always changing my work scenery. Sometimes I work in my bedroom, living room, or even a local Starbucks.
The goal is to choose a setting that gives you the least distractions. Set up a daily planner to ensure that you complete your tasks on a daily basis. For me, I batch my content, so I don’t blog every single day (sometimes I do because I enjoy it). Next, I make sure my new content gets posted on Social Media. Once that’s complete, I would check my emails to answer any reader questions.
Reason #6. Getting Ready To Get Ready: Blogging or making money online is a long-term process. There’s a lifetime of knowledge that you can obtain, but that does take a lifetime to accomplish. If you spend most of your time learning, you’ll be wasting valuable time (you can’t get back) because you’re not taking action.
I tell my readers this all the time if you want to learn how to make money blogging. The first step is to start a blog. Forget about email marketing, SEO, social media, monetization etc. Just get your blog up and running first.
Reason #7. Ignoring Blog Design: While most WordPress themes are optimized for ease of navigation, SEO-ready, etc. You should still be selective when choosing your blog’s theme. You see, it’s the backbone of your blog. Personally, I’ve left a blog immediately simply because I didn’t like their blog design and it was hard to navigate.
When Quitting Is Not An Option
Let’s face it, people quit because it is an option. It’s a way to say, okay let’s forget it and move on. What if quitting is not an option for you?
In my case, I don’t like working a regular 9 to 5 job. I want to live life under my own terms. I want to be able to spend time with my loved ones. I’m not a parent yet, but I would like to spend time with my future kids. Imagine how much time you’ve lost due to a regular job?
In order to live life the way I want, working from home is the only option. Therefore, if I quit, I’m not just quitting on a new venture, but also how I want to live my life. Success is all in your head, so if you don’t give yourself the option to quit. Your success rate increases substantially because you won’t give up.
Do you agree with this article? How do you combat the desire to quit? Let us know by sharing your story in the comment box below.