Today I have decided to write an article on the factors that are actually stopping me to continue blogging. As per the new year 2018 resolution I wanted to dedicate at least 20 hours per week time on blogging and also promoting. But you know what happened, I have failed.
If you are looking to start a new blog then this article will definitely help you understand what are the things not to do while blogging.
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These were the targets that I had for myself in the Month of January 2018.
I had 46 posts in total where there were no on-page SEO is implemented and no right keywords associated with it. After learning the basics and using YOAST SEO plugin I have decided to update all my previous posts rather than working on new articles.
I have failed again, this is my status as of now
I have still 12 posts that are just lying on my blog and doesn’t have any keywords associated. So it is like I have all the content available but no one knows about it.
It has always been a learning curve for me from the time when I started my blogging till now. I have started blogging without understanding SEO and importance of Keywords. But I was good at writing stuff for my self on different topics.
As on when I have learnt something new, I have applied it to my work so that I could see the change.
Have I seen the change?
Yes absolutely, I have seen the changes and things started working out for me. Even though I don’t promote my work, I always had organic traffic on day to day basis.
Looking at the Alexa ranking I wanted to improve my ranking so that I end up getting paid opportunities to promote a brand or a business on my blog. When I have evaluated my ranking with Alexa it was a decent number for a new blogger but as on I have started neglecting my blogging and promotion activities ( for about 2 months) the rank went way beyond out of control.
Here is my current ranking:
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I have failed in terms of meeting these two targets, yet I didn’t give up on my blog. I will talk about what I have gained during these two months in a bit.
So what are the factors that were stopping me to blog continuously?
Things not to do while blogging:
- Over expectation of results
- Not being Consistent
- Having frequent distractions
- Not going with the plan and the targets
- Too much of learning aspects where you cannot balance your learning time and practical implementation of the same.
- Not dedicating time to Promote your work on social media platforms
- Not involving yourself in social networking activities
- Picking up wrong category niche which doesn’t interest you or expect you to blog
These are the factors that I have observed that I was not doing it, so I wanted to write up an article on this so that I could share my personal experience and help other bloggers and help them out. So never distract from your own targets and goals, just don’t quit.
So what I have done for these two months, did I make any money? did I learn something new?
Well, I have started providing my content writing services to several other businesses and consultants. It was definitely a time worth spent on getting new contracts from new clients.
I hope you will definitely make some time for yourself to understand your goals and targets. The important aspect that I have realised is to continuously work and re-assess your targets and work towards it. Make it as a daily activity or to do list until you find your happiness.
I said happiness because that’s when I feel that I have succeeded something that I have planned.
Do let me know if you have faced any other challenges for yourself.