Blogging is an integral part of any inbound marketing effort. The problem with blogging is that it’s hard to do. Everything about it is hard. Writing is hard.
Coming up with topics is hard. Trying to work with your teammates to write blogs is hard. Keeping up with a consistent schedule is hard.
So you needed to build a passive income stream online, you did a google search on “how to make money online”, and you found a chunk list of money-making online business ideas to start.
You decided to settle down with blogging because you felt it was the easiest route, only to get hit by the reality that, unlike every other business, it needs to be watered and given time to grow, sadly you are tired and feel frustrated.
Let’s say you are like me, and you heard of how much people make online via blogging, you decided to start your own blog without a functional road map.
Now it seems as if making money online is not real, after many months your blog seems not to be picking up, and like anyone else you feel like closing it all up.
Maybe you started your blog as a hobby, and you realise that it can become a passive income stream, but it seems like you are not getting right, maybe blogging is not for you.
Why should you quit Blogging?
Now let’s assume you are worried about quitting your blog too soon or doing so for the wrong reasons.
To help you answer this critical question for your own unique set of circumstances, let’s dig into some real reasons to give up on your blog
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider quitting your blog.
1. Your Blog is taking too long.
The Google Sandbox is basically a new website quarantine, though Google denies having this in place, many bloggers believe that when you create a brand new Google puts it in a sandbox.
The reason is that Google wants to make sure you aren’t going to abuse that domain. The sandbox essentially exists to prevent malicious abuse, but it has another purpose as well.
The sandbox allows Google to monitor and audit your marketing efforts. If they see something that indicates abusive SEO – like keyword spam, invisible text, or content theft – or some kind of unnatural link-building scheme, such a website can be penalized and rank low on the SERPs.
This is one way they help prevent private blog networks from cropping up and being successful.
One reason why I decided to state this is that, starting a new blog takes time before it begins to get traffic. If you’re wondering how long it takes to get search traffic to your blog, once again the answer is “it depends.”
So many factors can cause a blog not to rank, these can be the number of backlinks or keywords you are targeting with your blog post (low-competition keywords rank easier than high-competition keywords).
The average time it takes for a new blog to get traction in the search engines is around 3 to 6 months, and finally more than 12- 36 months to see real growth.
The truth is that the first years of your blog are going to be a lot lonely, if you feel it’s taking too long, maybe it’s time to call it quits.