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7 Reasons Why Most Bloggers Fail

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We all know the internet is now full of blogs with so many bloggers trying to dominate the blogosphere, expecting luck to smile on them soon so that they too will become popular soon. It is very funny that the majority of these bloggers don’t even become what we can call a success and eventually abandon their blogs in a matter of months.

Below are 7 reasons why bloggers fail.

1.      Lack of Passion: Lack of passion is one of the major reasons why most bloggers fail online, they don’t have any passion for blogging, and they just began blogging because they saw a particular “popular blogger” make six figures blogging. They only went into blogging because of the money. Passion is a key element to successful blogging so you have to make sure you are blogging about your passion. Your passion must not be too insane rather; I mean not what others don’t like. If you blog about what no other person loves then there is no how you can get people to your blog. You have to look for what is closer to your passion and develop a strong affection towards it, in this form it will become part of you soon. It is also very important to blog about your passion so that you will not quit blogging soon.

2.      Lack of Creativity: As bloggers, we must be able to be creative and come up with new ideas on our own. Great and successful bloggers don’t just follow the norm, they all have their own ideas, they are creative in one form or the other which is what leads to their success. Many bloggers try to build traffic to their blog using only strategies like blog commenting, social bookmarking e.t.c. Not that all these things don’t work anymore, they work quite effectively but are already saturated so in order to achieve success more easily you have to come up with something different.

3.      Greed to earn: Many new bloggers only start blogging with the intention to earn which is why they quit after not earning enough within a short period of time. Your main intention for blogging should not just be to earn or make money from your blog but rather to impact lives, establish yourself as an authority and some other valuable things. You shouldn’t just expect to eat without working; your blog is not just a platform to make you eat while being lazy. Get off yourself that old mentality: “make money doing nothing”. I don’t think it is possible to make money doing nothing, try to give value, build your trust, gain credibility for yourself and you will reap the rewards.

4.      Lack of Goal: So many bloggers fail to realize the importance of having goals. A goal is a plan of what you hope to achieve within a specific period of time. You might want to have 1000 daily unique visitors, but when? You have to have a time-frame for goal and you should try as much as possible not to limit yourself with your goal. You should also realize that faith without work is nothing so while setting yourself goals; try to work towards achieving your goal.

5.      Lack of personality: You should not fail to realize the importance of personality in your blog; try to be as personal as possible. Blogs are not a medium for scamming, blogs are used to build your credibility and establish yourself. If you think you can just setup a blog with the intention of scamming people, then you are deceiving yourself. Use your real name, add a picture of yourself, don’t use another persons writing style. Be yourself and yourself only. It is also very important to have an about page which will tell your readers more about you. “You cannot be me and I cannot be you, Try to be yourself.”

6.      Ignoring SEO: Oh! You want to build that great empire? But you have forgotten that it is only little drops of rain that fills the bucket. You hate Google, you hate Yahoo and you hate all those search engines, you just don’t like them. You are human, so why should you be working for robots. You are not deceiving me, but are only deceiving yourself. Try to learn SEO and use it to your benefit, you will love yourself for it. Another great secret is that search engine traffic is one of the best type of traffic you can ever have because those who come through search engines are very desperate for information and are ready to stay if you give them what they want.

7.      Lack of concentration: Many bloggers fail to concentrate on one blog, they move to another one without having success with the first one. Stop building “hundreds” of blogs, focus on one. If you have established your first blog, you can then move to another one. It takes a lot to build a successful blog and concentrating your attention on too many blogs at a time won’t do you any good.

You now see why so many bloggers fail, learn from the above points and try to avoid them as much as possible and I bet you will be successful in “no time”

Category: blogging

54 Comments on "7 Reasons Why Most Bloggers Fail"

  1. Hey Onibalusi,

    Great Points man. I think many people because they don’t focus on there goal.. or another reason may be greed to earn :).

    Thanks for sharing this great Post.
    .-= Dev | Technshare´s last blog ..Weekly Roundup #6: Link Love to Blogging Friends =-.

    • Hi Dev,

      You are absolutely right. Many people face because they lack focus and also because of their greed to earn.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  2. Florin says:

    Excel-lent stuff 🙂

  3. samuel says:

    lol haha ur right man great point
    .-= samuel´s last blog ..LET YOUR MAN MEET YOU AT HOME! =-.

    • Hi Bro,

      That is true.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  4. samuel says:

    yea lol ur right bro nice post!!!!!!
    .-= samuel´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

  5. Parker says:


    Hey man, been following your blog lately (found it through Blogussion, congrats on winning second place in the recent contest!).

    You write good stuff, and this post greatly helped me!
    I’m working on startup up my own blog, and I definitely have the passion and dedication (thus far) in building the site design and learning how to blog (through sites like yours and Alex’s). We’ll see how it goes when I actually start blogging (will be soon). 🙂

    Keep up the great work, I’ll be watching your site. 😀

    • Hi Parker,

      Thanks a lot for your nice words.

      I am happy you will get started soon and I hope to see how it goes.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  6. Lack of goal is one of the main reason. When people start blogging for money, they think they would starty making money sooner. But after a while of blogging with little income, they would give up.
    .-= Ryan @ Silly Bandz´s last blog ..Where To Buy Silly Bandz Online =-.

    • Hi Ryan,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  7. Agent Deepak | Blogging, Marketing & Success says:

    Lack of Concentration should be the no 2 point. Many do not realize but they do lack of concentration (and I am no exception).

    • Hi Agent Deepak,

      You are absolutely right. Many people fail due to lack of concentration.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  8. Ryan says:

    Hi Onibalusi,

    You’ve hit on a number of great pointers.

    I like your view on creativity. Coming up with something different marks the line between success and failure. As bloggers we each have a unique message to convey. It’s up to us to find it.

    Great insight my friend!

    .-= Ryan´s last blog ..How Watching Seinfeld Can Make You A Better Blogger =-.

    • Hi Ryan,

      You are absolutely right, since everything is already been done, adding your own spark of creativity to it will make the difference.

      Thanks a lot,

  9. Spyros says:

    All of them are nice and valid points, but lack of passion is what really decides it. You have to be passionate about what you do, else you will be worn out fast. In my opinion, passion and knowledge are the most important assets that you may have. Therefore, i think i would add “lack of knowledge” to these fine points.
    .-= Spyros´s last blog ..Why You Need to Have a Story That Everybody Wants to Hear About =-.

    • Hi Spyros,

      You are absolutely right. lack of passion is a no! no! for any successful blogger.

      You are totally right saying passion and knowledge are the most important assets you may have. Have them and unlock the rest with them.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  10. Kharim says:

    Great post and great tips. 🙂
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..I Love My Blog. What About You? =-.

  11. I appreciate your work on this post you pick up an important and interesting topic.But i think the major reason is that , most of the bloggers doesn’t have prior knowledge about the basic concepts of blogging or even about the World Wide Web.

    • Hi,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  12. This surely is the real reason why blogger fail. I think the, “The lack of information” about his field is also one of the reasons why blogger fail.

    – Felix Albutra
    .-= Felix Albutra @ Blogging Access´s last blog ..10 Things to Do After Creating Your Blogger Blog =-.

  13. Martin Black says:

    I like this article and I find all the 7 points relevant. I can tell that with my own experience blogging.
    .-= Martin Black´s last blog ..Science Behind the Process of Ejaculation =-.

    • Hi Martin,

      That is great.

      thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  14. kenneth says:

    Maybe the first reason is the most important one.
    When someone has passion/love, other things will follow though he/she is not smart,able enough.

    • Hi Kenneth,

      You are absolutely right, your passion for your blog is more important than any other thing.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  15. kenneth says:

    In the future, you may write a post about how to be creative.:)
    The posts about the knowledge of SEO are very where.
    .-= kenneth´s last blog ..??????????????? =-.

  16. Greed to earn is the main problem nowadays. There is too many people thinking you can become rich with online business. They think they can earn money without working hard and they are constantly searching for magic tricks to ‘cheat’ google and other stupid ideas…
    .-= victor @ wine forum´s last blog ..What are tannins? =-.

    • Hi Victor,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  17. Jason Acidre says:

    Hi Onibalusi,

    It’s my first time to actually see your site. I mostly see your comments on Alex’s blog (bloggussion.com). Hmm I’m just curious, you have over 2,500+ backlinks, yet your homepage’s PR is still 0. How long has been this blog live? If you need help or consultation, I think I can help you, don’t worry I’m willing to help you out for free, no charge, seriously. I just enjoy challenging myself with stuffs 🙂


    • Hi Jason,

      Thanks a lot for the concern.

      This blog is just 2 months, my former blog was PR4 and I redirected it to this one, I have also been building links and I know changes might not be visible until after the next pagerank update.

      Thanks a lot,

  18. Hi Onibalusi.. Nice article. Your point is well made. It is the same in any area of business, not just blogging. Many people have great business ideas, few follow through and even fewer stick it out to the point of success.
    .-= Entrepreneur Blog´s last blog ..New Regulations May Hurt Start-Ups =-.

    • Hi,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment,

  19. Most of the bloggers today don’t have passion and much time to spend on there blogs that is why some of the fail. And some people create it for making money and when they are not make the money, s expected the next is to discard the blog.

    • Hi,

      You are absolutely right, having passion is very important for your blogging success.

      BTW: What is your name?

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  20. Samo Zain says:

    i am agree with Domain name registration
    thanks Onibalusi Bamidele ,,
    .-= Samo Zain´s last blog ..Donnez à votre entreprise Accueil 6 mois pour développer =-.

  21. Murlu says:

    Concentration plays a huge role in the success of bloggers.

    If you can’t focus on creating content, networking with bloggers and promoting your blog; you’re going to have a very difficult time with your blog.

    I suggest breaking down each task into a manageable task where you can gauge your success each step of the way.
    .-= Murlu´s last blog ..How To Network And Build Lasting Relationships With Other Bloggers =-.

    • Exactly Murlu!

      Concentration is very important to your online success.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  22. Thu Nguyen says:

    I think most bloggers jump into the bandwagon with most of the above points but not in lacking but in abundance. It’s when they start to go deep and the trickle of inspiration no longer is there, the rest of the process follows. Thus, one lacking area is contagious. They’re all interrelated and yet without the other, it doesn’t work too well.

    Great list!
    .-= Thu Nguyen´s last blog ..Sharing Ideas – Let That Be One of Your Muses =-.

    • Hi Thu,

      You are absolutely right with thi, I can get your point.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  23. Seun Kilanko says:

    I have come to discover overtime in blogging that blogging is not meant for the faint hearted. Like someone once said, “there is nothing as bad as a me-too blogger” That settles the whole discussion.

    Most people go into blogging not because they have a value to offer but because they heard there is quite a lot of money in it. They have forgotten that money is naturally attracted to value creators.

    Good post, weldone!

    • Hi Seun,

      You are absolutely right.

      Most people go into blogging because of money.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  24. jason | theBlogQuest.com says:

    Hi Onibalusi,

    Cool blog and nice post! I will add a link to this article in my article, Launching A Blog? I Wouldn’t Keep Doing This One

    • Hi Jason,

      That will be great.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  25. TechDubDoob says:

    Having a goal is a big one. Setting goals for yourself will allow you to track your progress and therefor do more, and more, and more.

    • Hi TechDubDoob,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,

  26. Adam says:

    Great post.

    When I first started out with my websites I ignored SEO and that was a huge mistake. After about 4 months of not getting much traffic I learned that I just had to do a few things to change all of that and so I started with onpage seo and later went to offpage and within 2 months my site traffic has soared.

  27. Ben Troy says:

    I think Lack of Passion is one of the most important aspects in making money online, our energy should be driven by passion. We need to not only study other bloggers tips and ideas but we have to get ourselves really on focus and make blogging as a passion for us. Lack of passion will driven us out into our goals of making money online. It is important to have passion and positive energy to achieve what you want from your blog. If you have passion, you will overcome barriers and achieve your targets.

  28. jocelyn says:

    Hey! thanks for the write up 🙂 I feel so inspired to continue blogging. Now I know what to avoid to succeed in blogging. Again thanks.

  29. chandan pegu says:

    working hard, updating my blog regularly, posting quality post, learning seo …is what i do constantly/ i am a newbie,and i know it sucks when i don’t earn any money or get visitors but i rather keep these things apart..and constantly workhard and keep updated with the latest seo practice

  30. ajaib says:

    Bloggers who are new and just starting out their blog may find it hard to get comments and testimonials for their new products. I wish to create a secret group on FB which is meant to boost these blogs. Members are requested to comment on the posts received from fellow bloggers. Or if asked write testimonials for their products. Only 20 members are in this group therefore you won’t have the headache to read or write millions of random blogs. So let’s help each other guys. Join today https://www.facebook.com/groups/give2get/. Happy blogging.


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