Have you ever asked yourself that question?
What happened to the true passion for blogging?
This question has been in my thoughts for some time now and I have decided to blog about it today. Started out blogging in the early part of this year, (March 10, 2010), I was so eager to start blogging and share my ideas of blogging with the world. I am still a blogger and will remain a blogger for a long time to come because I have true passion for it and I love what I am doing. There is not a week that passes that I do not publish a blog post. I like to keep my readers educated about the tips that I give to them about building up their blogs.
When I started blogging, there were couple new bloggers that I had met along the way and they seemed to be pretty interesting in the blogosphere just like me. But soon they stopped blogging every week, then it went to 2 weeks without publishing a new article, then a month and before you know it they stopped blogging.
So this lead me to ask the question: What happened to the true passion for blogging?
What Happened To The Passion?
Their passion seems to have disappeared like it was never there, and to be straight forward it was never there. They never had the true passion for blogging else they would be blogging up to this very day.
I bet they started their blog thinking that it was easy and they can make money by blogging. True and False…
True: You can make money blogging.
False: Blogging is not all that easy as you think.
Without true and genuine passion for blogging you will fail.
Why No Passion?
Most of the times this is why new bloggers quit, because they fail to make money online. Blogging to make money is not an over night thing. If you plan to make money in the first month of blogging, then I am so sorry because this is highly impossible.
For you to make money blogging, you have to put a lot of hard work and effort into it. After starting your blog, it make take you up to a year before you start earning money from it, depending on how much work you decide to put into it.
If you are blogging day in – day out and you have little or no traffic you will get frustrated and eventually stop at one point or another. Imagine you blogging and none of your articles has no more than one or two comments, would you conclude that your blog sucks? No…..
In order to build traffic you cannot be on your blog all the time. The blogosphere is made for every blogger and non-blogger as well. You have to give in order to receive. I find that building up traffic may take some time but it will worth every second spent getting it.
Tips For Building Up Traffic
– Forum Posting
– Blog Commenting
– Guest Posting
– Buy Advertisements
– Social Media Sites
– Top Quality Contents
– Link Exchange*
* link exchange doesn’t work all the time, only if one site has more traffic than the other. 2 low traffic sites won’t benefit from link exchange.
If that’s your conclusion then blogging isn’t for you. Most part of blogging requires that you write, apart from being well-educated about your niche. If you have no passion for writing then you definitely don’t have the passion for blogging.
Copying other people’s published post don’t make you a blogger, it makes you a copy cat. You have to be unique and come up with your own ideas and thoughts and turn them into writing, and publish it for your readers to see.
If you hate to write then you will also hate to read. Blogging has a lot to do with both writing and reading.
I love to read other blogs in my niche and this has help me to get new blog topic ideas and also help me to become a better blogger. Reading other blogs has also helped to carve my writing technique which I am very proud of.
The lack of passion for blogging can also be caused by blogger burnout, but if you experience burnout in the first month of blogging then you should re-think and see if blogging is really for you.