Many people have told me over the years that I have the gift of encouragement. But today I’m telling you that you may as well give up on your blog IF. . .
You Aren’t Committed to Posting Regularly
Posting content regularly means different things to different people. For instance, some bloggers post every single day or even multiple times per day and some post only a couple of times per month. Though I recommend posting at least once a week, you’ve got to figure out what “regularly” means to you and then stick with it as much as possible.
You’re in it Solely for Money
Money is good. I like money. I need money. And so do you. But money in and of itself is not the best blogging motivator, particularly since it can take a good long while to make money blogging. So while having financial goals connected to your blog is a good thing, the purpose for your blog has to go deeper than money.
You’re Focused Completely on Yourself
Let’s face it; most if not all of us are self-focused at times. I know I am. But I also know that not that many people care about me without me caring about them first. This seems to be even truer online, so if your blog is completely self-serving, you may as well give up on it because it won’t be effective.
As the old adage goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your blog be built in a day or a week, or a month. You may be getting there in a year, and you should be able to see bits of progress along the way, but if you are the type to give up quickly when you don’t get instant results, then you may as well give up on your blog.
The bottom line is that you may as well give up on your blog if you don’t have the right mindset needed to succeed as a blogger. As my friend Ryan Hanley writes, “the mental game of blogging is what separates winners from losers.”
Now that I’ve given you a mental tongue lashing, I’ll revert back to my encouraging self and say that I really and truly hope that you won’t give up on your blog, because I know that blogging is one of the best ways to build your business.
What are some other reasons why people should give up on their blogs? Do you disagree with anything I’ve written above? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave me a comment below.