Almost everyone who starts a blog does it to make money online and almost always people give up for various reasons. I was recently asked how I keep doing what I do.
Blogging solely for money
Writing without passion cannot give you the strength or patience to wait until your blog becomes profitable and it shows in your articles. You do not feel refreshed because you are writing topics you do not care about.
Of course the naked desire to make money can make one fall in love with a topic even when there is no element of interest, so long the potential of financial gain becomes a great source of motivation. The question is for how long? Can the same readers sustain the same interest for long? Can you keep writing about topics you do not care about years from now?
Professional Bloggers will tell you to be specific and pay attention to your blog's focus. They say you need to know your audience and their expectations of your niche blogs. They are probably right but not always so.
Writing about everything under the sun will not bring everyone under the sun to your blog but restricting yourself to just one particular topic can also stunt your growth.
Ordinary Life Tips do not have a strong community per se because ordinary people or rather real people are not always interested in everything. They are however, interested in something and this is where patience is required. If strong community and blog commenting are main consideration factors, Ordinary Life Tips would have packed up with a blink of an eye and disappear from existence. This brings us to the next point.
Your Blog Sucks
Perhaps to some this is true and you just do not know it or do not want to realise it. The number of comments you receive is always a good indication of how your contents invite interactions but not always true. If recent indication on this blog is anything to go by, I would not care writing this article. I would have experienced sleepless nights.
I rather not publish non-interactive comments that are promoting their blogs or products and only wanting exposure.
Email communications are far more personal and effective. Analyse your audience and group them properly to be able to send appropriate promotional emails. (Keep the emails coming lest I become very demoralised! ... LOL)
You articles should preferably reflect your personality and not heavy on clinical analysis and references. Ordinary people read casual writings and not analytical or philosophical materials.
Your Turn to Talk
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