No doubt that blogging has become a passion for many youngsters. They start their blogging journey with full dedication but after a while, most of them tend to lose their confidence and they start giving dumb excuses for not updating their blogs.
Here in this post I’m gonna tell you the BEST, the WORST and pretty much all the excuses that I’ve heard about why you can’t update your blog.
Now keep that in mind that to get the results you need to blog on regular basis.
At least one post per week (if not daily).
The only thing that matters is the quality of content. Focus on whether it’s worth reading or not. Use the K.I.S.S formula (Keep It Simple Silly) and write something interesting that encourages your readers to comment, share and link back.
I’m too busy right now, I’ll update it tomorrow.
No you are not going to.
If you are saying this today, you will say it tomorrow again. So don’t fool yourself that it can be put off till tomorrow.
Have you ever heard this quote?
One today is worth two tomorrows. – Benjamin Franklin
What did you understand from the above quote?
Time waits for no one. So never leave anything for tomorrow which you can do today because you never know what will happen tomorrow.
I want to hang out with my friends and family.
You can never deny that friends and family always come first. They are the one who always supports you in your hard times without any condition.
So it’s good to spend some time with them.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t update your blog. All it takes is just 30 minutes if not an hour to write a post. And if you are not that good in writing, start reading more articles to improve your writing skills.
I ran out of blog content ideas.
That’s a stupid excuses.
You can never ran out of content ideas unless you’re a newbie.
You can follow other blogs in your niche to get an idea on which you can write a post. For example, if someone wrote a post on “How to get traffic from Twitter”, you can write a post on related topic like “How to convert Twitter traffic into leads”.
So NEVER say again that you ran out of content ideas. If you are still out of the ideas, here are few posts which will fuel your content planning:
- 8 useful ideas to help with blog content
- 3 out of the box tips to come up with ideas for blog content
I’m redesigning my blog theme.
It’s not an excuse. In fact, it’s a mistake that many newbie bloggers commit.
Having a good looking theme is good but continuously redesigning or changing blog theme is a bad idea. And if you keep doing this, it will make your readers difficult to navigate your blog.
And even worse…
Search engine bots would find it hard to crawl your blog.
I’m not earning at all.
Blogging to make money online is not a bad idea.
But many newbie bloggers misunderstood that if one gets into blogging he can start making money immediately.
No, it’s not just like that!
Only hard work, consistent efforts and an extreme level of patience will bring you money.
I got no visitors on my blog.
Every blogger wants to get visitors to his blog. In fact, not just visitors but loyal visitors who actually spend the time reading your content, share it on social media sites and leave valuable comments.
But the problem is that getting visitors is not an easy task but of course not a rocket science.
So if you aren’t getting visitors from search engines, start promoting your content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and also on social bookmarking sites like Blog Engage and BizSugar.
Over to you.
Do you have any more excuses?