A blog is a powerful way to interact with more people, boost your presence on the web, and get more sales at the same time. Some people have been able to make full-time incomes with their blogs. However, most people have not made full-time incomes with their blogs yet. Quite on the contrary, most blogs bring in little to no revenue despite all of the work those bloggers put into writing valuable content. There are many reasons why a blog does not bring in revenue such as not being monetized or not bringing in traffic, but another reason why most blogs are not successful is because the bloggers behind them live under five myths. These myths are commonly practiced, but they are also not as powerful as they are thought to be. Here are the five myths:
- Writing more blog posts equates to more traffic. Most of the popular blogs just happen to be filled with content. What allows these blogs to become popular is that the blogger has developed a strong social media presence that gets used to promote the blog. Then, as social media traffic, goes up, SEO traffic goes up.
- SEO is king. SEO is something you should look into, but social media is more powerful than SEO. While you have to hope for the best with SEO, building a social media audience is a reliable way to bring in more blog traffic.
- Traffic is more important than good content. Once you get the traffic, the value of your content will determine how long people stay on your blog. It is better to get 10 visitors that stay on your blog for 10 minutes each than it is to get 1,000 visitors that only stay on your blog for two seconds.
- You can be a successful blogger overnight. If overnight success means a few years, then yes, it is possible. The reason there is no such thing as overnight success is because it takes a long time for people to know about you. This blog got 38 views on its first month and is now getting hundreds of thousands of views every year. Many bloggers become demoralized if they do not become overnight successes, but it is just part of the process. Here is a picture that shows you exactly what I am talking about.
- The knowledge you have is good enough. No matter how smart you are, there is still more information you can learn about your niche. That is why I strongly encourage you to read more articles on the web, read more books, and watch YouTube videos related to your niche.
These five blogging myths continue to deceive bloggers into thinking in the wrong way about their journey and making the wrong decisions. By addressing these myths now, you can stop thinking the wrong thoughts about blogging and continue your journey on a brighter note. What were your thoughts on the list? Do you have any other blogging myths you would like to debunk? Please share your thoughts and advice below.
Barbara Radisalvjeivc says
I’m sure subject matter counts for something. I try to blog what I know, but what I know is not always a trending or popular topic. I think I’ve found a topic I can develop now that I’m excited enough about to keep blogging consistently. I think there are enough people interested in it to bring in some readers if I can just find out where to find them.
Marc Guberti says
As long as you enjoy writing about your subject, then it’s easier to become a consistent blogger and grow your authority on the web. If you are looking for more readers, look no farther (for now) than the leaders of your niche who generate a massive amount of traffic. Interact with those people’s visitors and social media followers. Then, some of that interaction will lead to more traffic for your blog.
Solid insights as is your custom Marc, great information that others would be wise to absorb…
Marc Guberti says
Thank you for the kind words. That means a lot to me, and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the article.