Its commomplace for bloggers to start blogging as a passion, post some articles, and quit it after sometime on the pretext of not ‘getting enough time’ or ‘blogging is demanding’.
Now, most of you who already know me as a freelancer writer, dont know I initially started as a blogger.
A little about my blogging journey (feel free to skimp through this part, if you find it boring, no issues!)
So, I thought I would write a few articles here and there and would started earning money as every other blogger in the field.
little did I know I was in for a SUPRISE!
I had no idea of keyword research, competition, DA PA, adsense or affilate marketing, but I was ready to steal the show with absolutely no KNOWLEDGE!
all I had were few dreams in my eyes and passion to get filthy rich overnight (I just exposed myself here, how more honest one can get)
I would burn the midnight’s oil, pour my heart out, message every damn friend in my list to check out my blog.
And another interesting thing to mention here is that many so called newbies were advicing me on ‘how to grow my blog’ when they were newbies and struggling with blogging themselves.
So, to cut the long story short, even though I wrote a lot of useless posts, but it taught me to write, and also helped me grow a decent following for my blog (yes, all mummies would relate to my ranting back then).
I vividly remember having only one hobbby in those days and that was to check the stats on my blog. ( something I wouldn’t advice new blogger to do, I would say focus on work, not on stats).
it was eventually after 2 years (hell yea!) that I finally started learning about blogging (thanks to all the SEO CONSULTANTS who scammed me and all those partners who tried to EXPOLIT me as a writer and wanted to take advantage of my writing capablities )
The only teachers that came to my RESCURE were (GOOGLE and YOUTUBE).
Even then I didn’t know many bloggers I was reading in those days helping weren’t doing it for FREE but had some of their ULTERIOR motives, I thought they were nice God fearing people who wanted to help humanity (LOL, how naive one could get ).
So, it was then that I bought a domain and hosting and I would learn something new every day and implemeneted it on my blog, I started appearing in google search bar (I was ranking on 2nd and 3rd postion on Google for some keywords), that traffic and ranking wasn’t beneficial for me (as I wasn’t making money out of it) but nevertheless, I was happy, as ranking was ideed an accomplishment for me (something which none of my mentors were able to accomplish themselves, lol)
Then, a friend of mine introduced me to affilate marketing (he just told me casually that was another way of earning money via blogging)
So, I picked up a keyword (using keyword planner tool) and started writing on it, it was a keyword that was intended to sell some keto diet books.
I was sure it wasn’t going to work (as I was getting a little tired now and I thought making money via blogging was a myth).
After a few days, I received an email from Amazon associate program confirming that I made some sales and my account was finally accepted for an associlate affiliate program. I just made 26$ (dollar was 100 in those days ) but I was still happy, as it was my very first earning from blogging.
So that was my little backgroud on how I started with blogging.
Now, let’s focus on our main topic, why most bloggers quit after a certain time period.
to be continued in the next blog!
oh and btw, if you still haven’t checked my first post on ‘ How to start writing’ you can check it out too. Happy reading!