3 reasons why many bloggers get frustrated and what to do against it




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Light bulb blog logoOne reason why I have started to research and write about blogging tips is that I really don't like it when good blogs are taken offline just because the blogger became frustrated. So what are the
causes for blogger frustration and what can you do against it?

Too few visitors

I know how it feels when you log in to your Google Analytics after a day of promoting your blog and... your visitor count is even lower than usual. Many great bloggers put a lot of work into their blogs and get frustrated if all their hard work leads to no results.

My tip: Don't give up. I know exactly how it feels when you do so much for something but you only get very little in return. I have learned over and over again that most of the online success happens over time - that could mean anything from 6 months to a few years if you can not spend lots of money on advertising. You may just be one or two work-intensive months away from the readership you want to achieve.

Too few comments

Comments are very important for bloggers because positive feedback motivates and constructive "negative" feedback helps to improve the blog. That is why some bloggers get discouraged when they receive too few or even no comments what is absolutely undersandable. But how to deal with this discouragement?

My tip: Don't take comments too important as a measure of your blogs success. Especially if you run a tips-, advice-, knowledge- or tutorial oriented blog because people may be busy following the steps of your tutorial or implementing the knowledge you shared instead of staying on your website to leave a comment. It's better when you look at the number of returning visitors as a measure for success because all these people who try out the things you showed them my not leave a comment - but come back for more over and over again.

Too Tired to post

Sometimes it is hard to keep up with your regular posting schedule - either you feel overworked, you don't feel like you have anything of interest to share in the momemnt or you just have more important things to do. Don't worry, you don't have to leave your regular readers alone when one of these times comes again.

My tip: When you feel productive, write as many high-quality posts as you can but don't publish them all. Always keep some in draft mode as a reserve for the "bad blogging days" where you want to do everything but write a blog posts. This way you still have great content to publish.

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12 comments:

  1. Thanx a lot..!!! Great TIPS..and this is the reason I follow of This Site..so cool..

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    1. Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I am happy that you enjoyed reading my guest post here.

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  2. Hi Saskia

    I can relate to the points you mentioned and have managed to overcome them over a few months. I especially agree with the 2nd point for I used to be discouraged by the pathetic fluctuating frequency of comments my blog receives.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, the lack of comments can be a tought one because it looks like no one appreciates your hard work. That is why I am especially happy that you left a comment on this post. Never give up because I think every well-meant and reader-oriented blog has potential because no one knows everything so we all can learn from each others blogs.

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  3. Good post and re. number 3...that's also when writing one or more blog entry/entries and post dating comes in handy.
    Generally, I've found the blogging community to be supportive. Dave, my husband, died last November and my blog posts have been sporadic. They were anyway, prior to his death, because our time was consumed with his medical treatments.
    People were great and helped me enormously! They prayed, left comments, sent hand written notes...one woman did my Sabbath Keeping post for me on her blog...that was so kind and considerate!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I am happy that so many people are supporting you, that's how it is supposed to be. In my experience the blogging community is very friendly and helpful too. The owner of this blog for example, was patient with me as I forgot to add some information about this guest post when I first sent an email and some other bloggers have left nice omments on my site as my blog started and supported me on blogger networks by voting/recommending/liking me or my blog. Thanks again for commenting.

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  4. I love your last one, too tired. That's me right now :) Great advice to have some in the reserve for busy times.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. I hope that you get out of your blogging tiredness soon and that you will be really successful.

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  5. Your third tips was my favorite! Sounds like a plan! Thanks.

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  6. Excellent tips. I really appriciate your hard work and research, you have hel[ped many bloggers. I like the last point, write as many posts and keep some of them in draft for bad blogging days, it really helps a lot.

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  7. I will try your tips,,
    that's exelent way

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  8. Your tips are great to follow :) Thanks

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