The pain and gain in blogging: I believe you have been hearing the saying that anything good does not come easy. It is applicable to blogging too and other areas of life. The topic, The pain and gain in blogging may not sound familiar to you because most bloggers will always tell you the gain part of the blogging forgetting to expound and expose the difficulty in blogging too.
I must confess that there is much work in blogging (for the new bloggers that are coming up). A lot of bloggers have already started selling their blogs out because of the work involved in it, forgetting that endurance and persistence will result to profitable output.
In this article, i will list some of the pains faced by most of the bloggers and also descriptively put down the gains associated with blogging the right way.
The Pain in Blogging
This is not a discouraging article, but an informative one to assist and guide upcoming bloggers who think that blogging is for everyone. Some of the pains most bloggers are facing now and will still face in the future include the following:
- Publishing Engaging contents
- Updating Articles
- Sourcing for Articles
- Designing of blogs.
- Working on the SEO of your blog.
- Renewing Expired domains and hosting plans.
- Getting Google Adsense Approval.
I will start by giving a brief description of the above:
Before then i will refer you to read 9 Reasons Why You Should Not Start A Blog When you are not ready
1. Publishing Engaging contents:
If there is anything that is difficult when blogging is the ability of publish engaging articles. Every visitor would want to benefit from your blog. Personally, i cannot waste my Data just to start reading what does not make sense. A blogger who wants to succeed in blogging will have to be make sure that he/she is up and doing and you know it is not easy. To publish an engaging content will require that you sit down and brainstorm before writing. This is one of the pains experienced by most of the bloggers.
2. Updating Articles:
Another work in blogging is the ability to update already published articles. A visitor will immediately leave a blog that has outdated contents. In fact, one of the causes of high bounce rate is the inability of a blogger to update his / her contents the right time. And you know what this means? It means you will have to revisit the already published articles, to update them (either adding more lines or changing features images, dates and time etc). This is one of the things that may make blogging difficult.
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3. Sourcing for Articles:
Where and how a blogger gets information or updates from is one of the things that may cause pains. Some bloggers who knows how to write will not find this difficult. If writing is your nature, then you will not find this to be that difficult. For those who cannot auto-generate ideas, then there will be problem because, copy and paste will be your case.
4. Designing of blogs:
If you are good in design and working with CSS files, then this may be easier for you. One of the problems most bloggers face is how to generate an eye catchy designs for their blogs. Beauty attracts visitors too, so to work on the design of blogs may look a bit stressful for most bloggers. That is why you see most bloggers look for freelancers to assist them in the work. If you are still searching for one, you can contact me.
5. Working on the SEO of your blog:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is another aspect of blogging that will sap your time and energy. This includes performing keyword researches, onpage-seo, off-page SEO, getting back links etc. Ask any blogger who knows what he / she is doing ans you’ll get the a proper answer. You can see First Twenty Persons to Comment will Get This Offer.
6. Renewing Expired domains and hosting plans:
This involves technicality and an experienced web user who knows the dos and don’ts of web hosting. Renewing domains and hosting should not be done by anybody, therefore, it will take your time and money to find those who do the work. You can hire me to get it done for you.
7. Getting Google Adsense Approval:
If you are a blogger and still don’t know what AdSense is all about, then i will conclude you have another means of monetizing your blog. The problem here is that getting the adsense approval is not an easy task. In fact, because of this most bloggers have given up having faced frustration as a result of Google rejecting them into the AdSense Programme.
Having seen the pains in blogging, why don’t we see the other side of blogging. Blogging will always pay when you do it the right way.
The Gain in Blogging
Are you asking the question, What will i gain from blogging? The below benefits or gain in blogging will cover:
- benefits of blogging for business
- benefits of blogging for students
- benefits of blogging in education
- benefits of personal blogging
Some of the Benefits or gain in blogging include the following:
- Refine Your Writing Skills
- Learn How To Make Money Online
- Market Your Business
- Express Yourself and Share Your Passions
1. Refine Your Writing Skills:
Most professional bloggers write on a regular basis and therefore analyze and proofread their writing constantly. Sometimes, you may get feedback from readers to help you become a better writer.
The more you write, the more you become better at writing.
2. Learn How To Make Money Online:
One of the ways to make money is via blogging. What you learn from your initial blog – the dos and don’ts, marketing strategies that are effective, how to make money blogging, etc. – will help you accelerate the growth of future ventures. Just give a try, and you will see the difference.
3. Market Your Business:
For companies and entrepreneurs, getting online visibility and presence is one of the ways to grow subscribers, and leads. If you are a student blogger, then you can use this medium to market your products while in school. You can use blogging medium to get freelancing jobs from your friends too.
4. Express Yourself and Share Your Passions:
You are reading this because I am sharing what i know to the public. Blogging is one of the best platform to teach, and share your passions. Some persons who find it difficult to make public speeches or to voice their ideas, thoughts, and feelings can achieve it through blogging. Blogging gives you the platform and opportunity to connect with people with the same interest or like-minded individuals who share the same passions.
To mention but a few, there are so many benefits you will get from blogging amidst the pains. Most of which include:
- Making A Difference
- Building Your Professional Network
- Earning More Exposure
- Building an Online Portfolio
I started blogging even without some writing skills. When I look back at the previous articles I have written so far, i must confess that there is improvement. So i charge thee to focus on what you have already started. If you need assistance too, I will be of help.
For the student bloggers, you must always put-on your belt of time management. This will help you become more conscious of yourself.
Remember, Whatsoever is Worth Doing is Worth doing Well.
Happy Blogging Life.