Why people quit blogging?

Blogging is great, right? Sharing your thoughts to the world, possibly inspiring others along the way, and giving people the opportunity to know more about you and your life.

Great things come with a price, and in this instance, not a financial price. Mental wellbeing teaches us that we must look after ourselves and to do what’s necessary to keep a positive mind-set, along with the personal belief of who we are, what we’re doing and what’ll happen next.

When we start blogging, we believe it’s the hobby for us. We all start for different reasons;

  • We’re inspired by other bloggers
  • We want an outlet to share our thoughts
  • We want to meet other like-minded people

3 common reasons for bloggers, but then there’s;

  • Freebies…they sound fun! How do we get them?
  • I want to be famous!
  • It looks easy let’s do it!

Problem…blogging takes time, a lot of time and sometimes when people realise this, that’s it! It’s over!

What that tells me is you didn’t have the RIGHT intentions in the first place. If we want to do something so bad, we’ll make it happen. It doesn’t matter how much time and energy has to go into it, if you want it, you’ll get it!

I’ve seen a few ‘new’ bloggers start their journey recently for a few to drop out within a few months. Not what you thought it was? Not getting what you want out of it?

It was a year down the line before I saw anything happen with John’s Road to Volunteering, and boy in that period of time and also after, time crept up on me. I questioned whether I had enough hours in the day to write the posts, take photographs and to promote, but what blogging teaches us is we’re a determined bunch.

So many of us have spent a considerable amount of time in chats, creating eye-catching blog layouts and are working with many people in creating content in the form of collaborations, guest blogs and as a freelance.

We dedicate so much of our lives to blogging, that when others see this, they forget about the behind the scenes part of it. The behind the scenes work to me is what scares people off and why they end up leaving the blogging world.

It’s great talking to many people and making new friends, but even that takes time and it’s that word ‘time’ that people assume with…

“It’s only a hobby. I don’t want anything out of it. I’ll make time when I have it.”

These people quit. Yes, blogging can be a hobby, but a hobby still requires time. Do you really want to see your blog staying at the same numbers despite the work you put in? OOPS! Did I say numbers? It’s a funny conversation numbers, but it is a reason why people leave. “There’s so many bloggers, so my views will grow.” NO, NO, NO! Views grow when people see your growth. They see new content that’s catching their eyes and they want more.

More….

Bloggers always want to post more, and I do believe this is another reason. People ask how I manage to blog daily, but I make the most of my time. I’ve blogged daily whilst working full-time, which I know isn’t for everyone, but when you want to do something, but can’t, you begin to question what you’re doing.

“Is it worth it? Do I really have enough time? What could I stop doing to make more time to blog?”

That’s the one thing I want you to take out of this post….

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, MAKE TIME FOR IT! STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!

The moment you question is the moment you’ve quit. That’s my belief anyway.

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12 thoughts on “Why people quit blogging?

  1. Fully agree! I know I’m only new but I’ve put so much work in to promoting, posting every day and trying to balance blogging with a medical college course I’ve found it hard at times. But I think if I like it enough I’ll stick at it and I’m happy just to see my views grow by ten every day!

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  2. Very well said and I have to agree. Having been in the blogging game for nearly seven years now, I’ve seen a lot of people come and go. Ultimately though, it doesn’t matter about anyone else, it’s about what you get out of it. If the benefits outweigh the question marks, then happy days. If they don’t, then you’ve pretty much quit anyway!

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  3. It’s a lot of work and if you do for the wrong reasons you will probably stop. One thing I have noticed is some new bloggers think they will be making money in no time. They have unrealistic expectations.

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  4. I definitely agree with this! I’ve only been blogging since summer 2015, but even in that short space of time, I’ve seen bloggers drop off the face of the earth with no explanation. There have, admittedly, been times when I’ve struggled, but I’m now on a schedule and I’m seeing a real improvement in engagement compared to old posts of mine!
    However, I do only post once a week. I feel like, with my target audience being primarily disabled people and/or teenagers, trying to keep up with one blog daily, or trying to lump read seven posts once a week would be too much. As a disabled, full time student myself, blogging everyday would be virtually impossible, although I contend those who manage it!

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  5. Well said! Quite enjoyed reading this and totally agree that people must have had wrong intentions to begin with if they quit. I hate that people want quick results or high numbers after like, 1 post or something. I haven’t been blogging that long but understand how time consuming it can be but like you said, you make time for the things you want to do. I work full time too and have languages classes but still try and blog so it’s constantly juggling everything. It’s worth it because I enjoy it! Thanks for a great post 🙂

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  6. This hits the nail on the head! I only started my blog a month ago and didn’t expect it to take as much of my time as it has. I’m only doing one post a week at the moment but I’m aiming for three. It definitely takes commitment!

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  7. I think one reason is loss of focus. If you’ve originally started to share ideas but are distracted with blog appearance, updates or technical issues then it’s easy to be disenchanted with the whole thing. I think that whilst these things are important, they are often less urgent than they might initially seem. For example I took nearly a year to port from Blogger to WordPress and kept blogging through that period. I might have done it quicker if I’d taken time off but that was not what my blog is all about.

    Focusing on that original motivation is what you need to do.

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