5 Reasons To Keep Blogging Even If You Feel Like Giving Up


If anyone can relate to the overwhelming feeling of frustration in the realm of blogging, it would be me. I've succeeded and failed spectacularly since 2011. Some of my blogs did really well whilst others bombed horrendously.

It wasn't all doom and gloom though.

In that time, I was able to discover my true passion in life (Writing) and develop habits I never thought would interest me.

As some of you may already know, in 2015 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that drastically affected the quality of my life. Luckily, my obsession with the internet and blogging led me down a path of discovery and recovery that most people can't believe. Heck, even I didn't believe it would be possible to heal and yet here I am, all recovered and thriving in life.

A huge part of that recovery is attributed to my desire to solve problems, search in places most people overlook and be consistent even when the results weren't visible. In a way, my recovery reminds me a lot of my experience as a blogger.

It has been quite the experience!

With that introduction in place, let's get down to business and discuss reasons to keep blogging even if you feel like giving up. Trust me, this one is a great read if you're currently struggling and looking for any reason to stick to it.

5 Reasons To Keep Blogging Even If You Feel Like Giving Up


1. Blogging Is An Effective Way To Learn And Master Consistency

Has there ever been a blogger who half-assed it and succeeded? Nope! Not to my knowledge. If you're consistent and regularly show up over a long period of time, your blog will grow.

It's not a few weeks kind of project, it's something that can take up to a year or two before things really get heated. Stick with it long enough and the results are outstanding.

As a teenager, consistency wasn't a character trait within me (ugh).

Nothing could hold my attention for a long space of time, not even games. I was all over the place. Ironically, when I finished high school and got introduced to blogging, things drastically changed.

Before I knew what hit me, it was a year and then 2 and now 7 years. In that time, of course, I've faced other battles like shiny object syndrome that set me back time and time again. But, in all that time, I learned and developed an understanding of long term commitment and consistency that I don't think would have happened for me without blogging.

That understanding of how growth occurs created results in many different sectors of my life.

I was able to transform my diet, exercise regularly for 2 years and shed over 40+ pounds, write multiple books, qualify as a Lawyer and make money online from scratch.

It all traces back to the very first time I wrote a blog post.

If you can blog regularly for a few months, I guarantee that it will activate a mechanism within you which will allow you to stick with something for long periods of time without giving up.

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2. You Can Build Relationships With People That You Ordinarily Wouldn't

Being a blogger comes with the added advantage of connecting with influential and like-minded people from all over the world.

It's far from a lonely place if you encourage conversations with your readers and fellow bloggers.

These kinds of relationships can often turn into lifelong ones with absolutely amazing people. Not only that but the added support of connecting with people who understand your plight as a blogger can go a long way in helping you keep your sanity.

Shoot your favorite bloggers an email letting them know what Rockstars they are and how appreciative you are of their hard work. 

A small gesture like an email can be all it takes to start a pretty cool friendship.

3. It Provides A Boost In Your Online And Offline Presence

Gone are the days when people viewed blogs as a personal diary.

Nowadays, blogs are an extension of business owners and entrepreneurs. More and more people see the value in owning a blog, especially in the professional arena.

If you want to establish authority, be an influencer, attract positive attention and set yourself apart from every other person in your field, start a blog and provide stellar content.

You'd be surprised at the number of opportunities that manifest from owning a blog! Think of this way, you have complete control over a platform where you can showcase all your talent to the world.

What's stopping you from taking advantage of that?

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4. The Writing, Marketing And Conversion Skills You Learn From Blogging Are Invaluable

Hey, I wouldn't be half the writer I am had it not been for blogging. Remember the age old saying, Practice makes perfect? Well, it's true.

A huge chunk of blogging belongs to writing. Sure, you could hire a ghostwriter but I think you have more to gain by writing blog posts by yourself.

The same can be said for marketing and getting people to take action.

Ample advice exists on the net detailing step by step instructions on how to write awesome articles, market effectively and ways to convert random people into loyal subscribers. Heck, that's the kind of content I write!

I'm shooting myself in the foot here by advising you to do these things on your own (given that part of my livelihood comes from being a writer for hire!).

But, I see the merit in developing these skills because they can benefit you for a long time. 

We're living in a time when self-promotion plays a pivotal role in success. A great way to test your skills and develop these habits comes from blogging on a regular basis.

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5. You Have More To Gain Than Lose

Last, but certainly not least, blogging is a worthwhile activity to spent time on. Look, if your options are watching Television for 2 hours or blogging, you should be pouncing on the latter.

Anything challenging that has the ability to place you in a much more favorable position than you are in now is always the better option.

This list of reasons to blog isn't exhaustive, not even by a stretch!

Believe me, blogging has filled a void in my life like nothing has ever before.

It could do the same for you or it could simply be a hobby, either way, it's something that offers a ton more than it takes. The relationship always tips in your favor when it comes to blogging provided you approach it with a positive attitude.

You owe it to yourself to give blogging a fair shot. Even if you've been at it for a while, re-evaluate why you're blogging, figure out a new strategy and give it another shot.

And if things get too hectic, simply shoot me an email or comment on this post and I'll be here to provide some support and wisdom.

Don't walk away from a blog that could radically transform your life! 

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