Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7 Reasons Not to Write a Personal Blog

Here you will find out why you shouldn’t write a personal blog, and some reasons why you should not write any sort of blog at all. There are plenty of articles on the Internet that claim blogging will get you rich and is fun and is the greatest thing since the invention of the car, but they are often posted to get people to buy blogging services such as hosting, content management systems and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services. Here are some reasons why a personal blog is a bad idea.


You do not get paid to write a blog and it is work

You could be getting paid for the writing you are doing. When you write a blog post that is work. It is something that people are sat in offices doing right now and they are getting paid for it. Blogging may not seem like work at first, but after a few months it will be a slog, and you are not being paid for the slog. You are working for free and there is no way your affiliate money is going to fairly cover the amount of work you are doing. You could put the same amount of time into sweeping roads and make thirty times more than you are going to make via blogging.

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It is not going to make you affiliate money in the way you think it will

Most people are disappointed by the amount of traffic they receive and amount of affiliate money they receive, and yet it is blindingly obvious if you think about it. How many personal blogs do you read? How many do your friends read? You may read the occasional blog about something that interests you, but do you read many “personal” blogs? Furthermore, how often do “you” click on affiliate adverts when you are on the Internet? Most of your clicks over the last year were probably by accident.

Few people want to read your thoughts unless you are famous

This is just a sad fact. You are not special and you are not coming up with anything that thousands of others have not come up with before you. If you think you are being original then you are not researching hard enough.

Most people run out of things to write about very quickly

This happens to most bloggers and is the number one reason why most blogs do not last longer than six months. They usually come to a halt when the hosting services expire. You are going to run out of things to write about very soon.

Most of your personal blog posts are not evergreen

An evergreen article is one that is still relevant and readable after a few months or years. For example, an article about heartbreak may be relevant for decades, but an article about how to program your VCR to record when you are out is not evergreen. Many of the personal things you write about are going to expire very quickly, which means that new readers are not going to be able to look over your old posts they will only read your most recent posts, which may make it harder to keep your readers.

There are plenty of other things you could be doing that are longer lasting

You could be carving wood figurines instead of blogging. It may not be spread around the Internet like your blog, but it will have more value and it will last longer. You could be taking a course in fixing cars or decorating houses. You could be making your dreams come true, instead of blogging onto a platform that you will probably delete in a few months when you are bored with it.

Getting no traffic and/or reading criticism will hurt your feelings

Working for six months and still having no traffic is heart breaking. It is horrible to find yourself pouring your heart into working on your blog, only to discover that nobody is reading it. The worst thing is when you do receive traffic and comments and they are negative. Some people enjoy criticizing because it makes them feel important and superior, and you are going to get that sort of thing on your comment section, and there is a chance it is going to hurt your feelings. 

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Author Bio: Sonia J. is a professional blogger and a writer for that helps students with creative paper writing


  1. Actually most of people are doing personal blogs. but we cant earn money from there. thats why we have to some other business site.

  2. Hi There,

    I think there are the main reasons why bloggers will lose interest from his single handed blog. Instead, if they worked for a community blog, they might have been successful now.


  3. Well, mine is a personal blog. It's the category that it fits most. But, I didn't make it as "personal" as how you put it. I'd say, I've written feature article mostly. My blog is personal because I've linked it to my personal experience. :-)

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