When You Should Give Up On Your Blog?
Face the facts. Not every blog is going to be successful. In fact, most blogs will fail. I’ve been a part of some failed blogs in the past, and I’ve learned from those experiences and improved as a blogger.
Right now, you might be dealing with a blog that seems to be destined for failure, and you might be wondering when it’s time to let go, throw in the towel, and officially give up on your blog.
Here are some of the signs to look for that indicate it might be time to give up on your blog.
- You lack passion for the topic—If you’re no longer passionate about the subject you’re writing about, you won’t be able to sustain your blog for much longer. A lot of bloggers write about topics they’re not interested in because they are “money making” topics, but they quickly burn out after a few months because they’re just not interested in it. Passion is a key ingredient for blogging.
- You’ve run out of things to say—Sometimes, you cover a topic so thoroughly that you simply run out of new or useful things to say about it. This can lead to writer’s block or to really low quality posts that drag your blog down. If you don’t have anything to say, it might be time to shut it down.
- You can’t seem to attract readers—Look, it takes time to grow a blog. But if you’ve honestly given it a shot for several months and you still can’t seem to generate any meaningful amount of traffic, it might be time to give up. Maybe the topic you’re writing about is just too narrow or maybe there are too many competitors in your niche.
- The subject is no longer relevant—Sometimes, the niche you’re writing about just ends. For example, let’s say you start a blog about the 2012 Presidential election. After the elections and inauguration, your subject will pretty much be done. You may be able to convert it into a political blog, but you’d probably be best calling it quits.
Now, just because you’re seeing some of these warning signs, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to quit. Like I said, it takes time and persistence to build a successful blog, so make sure you don’t give up too soon.