4 Sad Realities Bloggers Need to Accept

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I love blogging, but let’s face it, there are some harsh realities about blogging that you have to learn how to swallow.

 

  1. Not every post will go viral—I used to try to push every post I wrote as hard as I could, exhausting my promotional network in the process. Eventually, I realized that, no matter how hard I tried and wanted it, not every post I published was going to be linkbait. Furthermore, people get sick of you pretty fast if you’re constantly shoving your content down their throats. Promote your blog, by all means, but save the really big pushes for the posts that stand the best chance of going viral.
  2. At some point, your readership will plateau—Hopefully, your blog experiences significant growth during its lifetime, but at some point, it’s inevitable that your growth will stall. That’s not to say that you won’t be able to attract new readers. You just need to mix things up. Try new ways to promote your blog and reach new readers.
  3. People will criticize you—If you’re doing your job as a blogger, you’ll have some critics. That’s all there is to it. Not everyone is going to agree with everything you say, and some people will be downright nasty with letting you know they think you’re wrong. Want to be a successful blogger? Better have some thick skin.
  4. You’ll write a post you regret—I doubt there’s a blogger out there who doesn’t have a post he (or she) wishes he could take back. Maybe you made a bad prediction or took a position that you later changed your mind on. Or maybe, you just wrote a post that wasn’t up to your standards of quality.

 

 

What are some other sad realities bloggers need to accept?

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