This article is guest posted by Christoph Merrill.
You want them you got them
Everyone whats to get into blogging, yet most never make it past the 3 month mark, Why? the following 7 items and the reasons why most will FAIL, check out BlogSavvy for the 7 ways to avoid Blogging Failure.
1. Your spell checker sucks
If you don’t use one, then you suck, and why aren’t you using one? Most of use try to do our best, and frankly that is all that is required, do your best, and once your done run it through a spell checker to make sure your best is even better. Even if English isn’t your 1st language, spell checker will help, and as readers get to know you, they will understand, or even help you become better
2. Your Irregular
I’m not talking bodily functions, I’m talking about the fact that you can’t keep to a regular schedule, sure it sounds great to post every day, but when it comes right down to it, you aren’t going to be able to do that, so you will have a post here, and then another couple of post there, but you can’t it up for very long. You are all talk and when it comes down to your readers, well you won’t have many of those. Keep your posting schedule regular!
3. Your Blog is generic?
You simply feel that you are better than everyone else, that your content is better your contests are better, yet you have a simply WordPress themed site. You have done nothing to brand yourself or your site; therefore you do not stand out from the crowd. You are just another no name blogger, and you wonder why you haven’t made any money. No one knows who you are; therefore there is no value for you to get any money from advertisers.
4. You write for search engines
You are trying to hit as many “key” word as you can with in each paragraph, and while you may generate some traffic, your posts will most certainly be abstract and your blog won’t have any real focus, or authority for the specific subject mater, Stop writing for the search engines, write for your readers
5. You give No Link Love
You are simply selfish, and don’t play well with others. You can’t find anything to write about so you search the net, looking for your next target, kind of like a stalker, “here good article, here good article” you call, and when you find it, you simply COPY it and claim it as you own. While it’s ok to gain inspiration for a post from someone else’s post, if you don’t acknowledge that fact and create your own thought from their post, or create your own opinion you are simply stealing content, and no one like a thief.
6. You don’t “do” marketing
There are those who have a marketing budget, and those who do not, either way there are multiple ways to market the blog with or without money. The problem is you are too lazy to “do” anything; you have the “if I build it they will come” mentality. You can have the greatest content in the world, but if no one knows about it, your site will take forever to give you a Return on Investment (ROI)
7. You’re not Committed
Obviously… well, if you can’t omit it it’s probably true. The easy part is talking about it, sure many people see Carl and want to be like him, they want his money, his fame his whatever, but when it comes right down to actually doing what Carl does to make that kind of money and be famous, you aren’t committed enough to do it. You try, or yet you think you try, but when it get even a little bit difficult, or you experience any discomfort, you quit and say “ it’s not going to happen”. Everyone has difficulty, everyone had challenges, but if your are committed to becoming a full time blogger, then you will do it no matter how hard it gets. Commit yourself!