I’m ready with my October blog income report, but decided to publish this post before it. Because my readers should not think I’m only publishing earning reports for self promotion. When I published my last month income report, I had a plan to publish around 2 to 3 articles weekly on my both blogs, but I could not do. My October blogging activities were affected by several factors, so I decided to share them with you. You may face the same issues (more too) now or later in your blogging life. Try to understand and tackle them well.
I could not publish posts as I planned, did not respond to comments and emails too. I was totally out of blogging mood, why was that?. When I think about what really affected me, I found out following reasons. The below list will be helpful to avoid these types of temporary gaps in your professional blogging life.
The Things may Distract or Reduce Enthusiasm in Blogging
1) No money or Less Income
One of the reason affected me, It took some time to come out from this. As we are nearing end of the year, I hoped Q4 (Oct, Nov & Dec) earnings will be higher. But, October earning was lessor than September and I could not achieve what I targeted. I realized this within first two weeks earning of adsense. Adsense performed poorly in October compared to earlier month. The RPM and CPC went down dramatically. So, my mind was always thinking about the sudden drop, mistakes, or anything I should do to improve..etc. Also, I was busy with searching and checking others’ experience in October adsense earning drop.
We are just human, if we don’t get any money or less money or drop in earnings then defiantly it will affect our mind. The thing is, how quickly we recover from it and start work freshly again. Few people return quickly and work harder, few of them take longer time to recover and most of the others never recover and finally quit blogging. May be I’m falling in middle category, what about you?
2) No traffic or Less traffic.
When I wrote an article about writing future products, I mentioned that my Windows 8 post is listed in top three in Google search result page. Even though it dropped after the sudden hike, but it was getting around 3000 visits daily. All of the sudden on one day the particular page lost the traffic. When I checked in Google, it was listed in no man landing zone on 4th page in search result. It shocked me and slightly bothered me, because I lost around 3000 visits in a day.
Then I spent time on finding and analyzing what might have happened against other competitors’ SEO power. While digging the internet, I found out the Google Panda update on October 28th or 29th which might have affected my blog too. But, luckily my entire blog was not affected by Google Panda.
Anyhow, it took some time to understand everything and realize the result. So, I was out of blogging during this time.
I understand the real difficulty and pain in blogging when you do not get expected traffic or any algorithm change affected your blog. The only advice I can tell is, do not give up. There are people and blogs recovered from these types of sudden changes by internet companies, Or understand the mistakes you did and avoid them in future posts. Things will change smoothly in your way.
3) Full Time Job (If you are a part time blogger)
Yes, I was too busy with my full time job in October. You can guess how it might have effected me. I’m a family man too, so during the weekends I can’t sit front of computer all the time to write posts, reply comments and emails.
4) Negative Comments and Emails
This is another factor which will be running in your mind all the time. When you put your full effort and spend time to publish an article, if you see a negative comment on it, really it will hurt you.
My bad time, I had to see few negative comments and emails about issues in technical aspect and my language skills in articles. I know I’m not perfect in either ways but really it hurts. When I already disturbed by above earlier three points, this issue also put me backward in blogging.
5) Personal Commitments and Pressures
As an ordinary human being, this can stress your mind all the time and feel some kind of fed up on all things including blogging. No matter whether you are bachelor or married person, you can’t escape from these personal commitments and pressures. In my opinion, the mind should be clear, fresh and motivated for blogging.
What else can distract or reduce the enthusiasm in blogging?
6) Any technical difficulties.
If your website is down or crashed for unknown reasons, or wordpress codes got hacked while you are not aware how to fix them, then really you will be in trouble.
7) The well expected money making program banned you.
Again this is another painful period for any bloggers. It will be difficult to overcome this affect, but you have to.
How About You?
Have you any time thought to quit blogging? or kept silent for longer period due to some of these factors or anything more?
I’m very much interested to hear your opinion and experience. I shared this post with you to give a warning message that you may face these types of issues during your professional blogging life.
Take things easily, I can’t say that jut leave everything and concentrate on blogging, because I know how difficult it is while facing these issues. Be smart and try to forget bad and sad things quickly. If one door closes, another one opens. There is no end in blogging, there are plenty of money making and traffic generation methods available on internet.
Good luck guys.