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8 Reasons Why Bloggers Fail

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There are millions of blogs on the internet, many of which are inactive. This got me wondering why bloggers just stop blogging, only to start again after months of not publishing a new blog post, and to stop again for good.

I must admit that blogging is not easy. It took me a lot of time, hard work and dedication to get my blog to where it is today. And right now, I am only starting to reap the fruits of my labour.
But why didn’t those bloggers stay long enough to enjoy the benefits that owning a blog has to offer? Why do bloggers who start out full of enthusiasm and zeal fizzle out in a matter of months? Here are the reasons why I think most bloggers fail:

1.    They spend time creating content hoping readers will drop by
There’s this misconception that as soon as you start a blog and publish content for your blog, the readers will suddenly appear. That’s so not true. And then, many lose the passion when they discover no one is reading. When you first start your blog, the only way you can get readers is by putting your content in places they can see it. So sharing on all your social media platforms with the right hashtags help, more about this in my book – How to Cash In as a Blogger, so go have a read if you haven’t read it already.
2.    They don’t promote their blog; and when they do, they do it badly
This tip works hand in hand with the first tip. You spend so much time creating content but you don’t promote it on social media, or share your content with bloggers in your niche. If you don’t promote your blog posts, except your Zoella, no one is going to read it. Even Zoella has to share her blog posts.

And when some bloggers promote their blog, they do it in a spammy way. Bombarding every Facebook group with their links every hour or annoying their Twitter followers with the same old link every 30 minutes. Many would find this very annoying.

3.    They don’t earn any money from their blog
This is a common reason why many bloggers fail. People go into blogging for so many reasons, but when your main reason for owning a blog is to make money, you’re going to have a very hard time.
Blogs do have a potential to give you a nice source of income, but it may not be immediate, and it may never be as much as you think. so soon.

4.    They are not focused
You need to be specific when you’re blogging. You need to know who you are appealing to and the type of content you’ll create for your audience. Some bloggers talk about all manner of things, which is fine, as long as they are connected somehow, and that is why your creativity comes in.
5.    They do not post valuable content
People go to blogs because they want to learn, be entertained or solve their problems. If the content you post on your blog does neither of these, then your blog will most likely fail.

6.    They ignore the importance of SEO
When I started blogging in 2012, I knew nothing about SEO, but I had to learn and I am still learning as the Google rules keep changing. Majority of people looking for solutions or information consult Google first. If you want your blog to be noticed then you need to learn about SEO and apply its principles. Some bloggers completely ignore this and end up not being found out in the search results.

7.    They are too focused on themselves
Now this is where many bloggers get it so wrong. Your blog is not about you. It’s about your readers and you need to do everything you can to make them happy. If you spend time blogging about things concerning your life, without adding value to the life of your readers, then your blog will likely fail.

8.    They aren’t consistent
Consistency is key. You can’t blog one day and stop another. You need to do it consistently. You need to promote your blog, engage with your audience and build relationships consistently. This will guarantee your success.

Why do you think bloggers fail?

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My Laser Hair Removal Journey: The Sixth Session

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I had my sixth and last (for now) laser hair removal treatment some days ago. If you remember, I had my fifth laser hair removal session sometime in April, and I was advised to give it a couple of months before coming in for my last session. Well, I began to notice some fine hairs on my chin some weeks ago, so I got my last session booked. For those who do not know or for those who have forgotten what I am on about, since it has been a while I have written about my laser hair removal journey, let me fill you in……

I am quite hairy. It runs in the family! But I like to have my hair where it looks pretty. So my eyebrows, on my head, eyelashes, looks fab. But any other part of my body, I do not like. So when an opportunity came for me to have a laser hair treatment done, I jumped at it! I decided to have the treatment done on my chin as I find it really annoying when I see hairs on it. Before I started this treatment, I used to have it threaded off, while I shaved or used a hair removal cream on every other part. I found that I had to thread my chin every 6 weeks, and I also found threading very painful.

I started this treatment in November 2015, and so far I am seriously amazed at the results. The hair on my chin do not grow at the terrific rate they used to before, and when they do surface, they are so fine, you can hardly feel them, not half as coarse as they use to be before the treatment.

 

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I had about 6 weeks in between all treatments except the last treatment, I waited 3 months before I realised I needed it. The last session at Laser Chic Manchester, went as smoothly as all other sessions. It was quick, I was done in about 10 minutes. It was slightly more uncomfortable than the previous treatments. My skin felt hot for the rest of the day. I guess because it has been a while. Thanks to the Janssen Cosmetics Sensitive Skin Complex, my chin started to fill a lot better after some hours, and it is completely fine now.

So far I am really impressed with the results. I know I may be needing some top-ups in the future, but for now I am happy I no longer have to go through the painful threading so regularly. And I am happy I no longer have to deal with my coarse chin hairs. I love my new hair-free chin. It feels freaking amazing.

If you think you need this treatment, and you are around the North West, I recommend you pop into Laser Chic Clinic, at Didsbury Manchester, for a consultation. They have a huge offer going on at the moment, where you get 2 sessions free when you pay for 4 sessions. They also offer other skincare treatments like Collagen Facials and Facial Aesthetic treatments. And they have an amazing staff that make you feel relaxed and at ease.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever considered having a hair removal treatment done?

 

**I received the treatment in exchange for a review but all words are MINE.

 

Finding the Perfect Jeans & How to Care for Them

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I know it is summer and the heat wave is still on, I am literally melting away in the heat, and cannot remember the last time I had on a pair of jeans. I am currently surviving in shorts, dresses and skirt. I can’t dare put on a pair of jeans, but once the weather cools down, I know I shall have a good old pair of jeans on. It is a wardrobe necessity for most of us, and I know the struggle most women face shopping for the right pair of jeans because I have faced it too.

Finding the perfect jeans is hard, trust me I know..It could be a while to discover the styles that suit me best, and how to style the pairs that don’t suit me as much. It also took me a long time to discover the stores that stock jeans that look good on me. As a petite woman, I can’t just wear any pair, it is always an issue or the other. Either it is too long, too short, too tight, too baggy, the list of issues goes on and on. But not anymore. I have cracked the code of finding the perfect jeans, and I am going to share a few tips with you.

Try it On

First thing first, I know I am an advocate of online shopping but I won’t advise you to buy your jeans online, only if you have bought a similar pair from the same store before. It is always better to try it in store because sizes always differ from store to store. For example I am a size 10 when shopping for jeans in Dorothy Perkins or Next, but a size 12 in River Island and Topshop. So try it on in store to be sure you have the right size and you are happy with the fit. Also make sure you try your jeans with a pair of heels similar to those you plan on wearing with the jeans, so you get the right length.

 

Go for Added Stretch

Go for jeans with added stretch. Once I tried on a pair of jeans with added stretch, I never looked back. I also got rid of all my other pairs without extrra stretch. A pair of jeans with a bit of added stretch will help slim your tummy area, and flatter your hips/bum area. They always look go and have a amazing fit.

 

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Buy in Pairs

If you find the perfect jeans, pair 2, if you can afford to. I did. I got them in various shades, just incase they are discontinued.

 

Think of the Footwear

When shopping for your jeans, think of what footwear you plan to style it with. The reason being, some jeans do not look good paired with certain footwears. For example, a skinny jeans would look on good tucked into boots, but a flared or slouchy jeans would not.

 

Go for Quality

The more expensive a pair of jeans is, the better the quality. This is a fact. And I had to learn this the hard way. Most of my jeans now start from £40 upwards and they are top quality. Unlike the £20 pairs I used to buy, only for them to lose their fit, and fall apart after a few washes. The best thing to do is to shop for your quality jeans in the sales, so you don’t spend as much.

 

Wash in Cold Water & Dry Indoors

To preserve the colour and lifespan of your jeans, wash inside out in cold water, with a little detergent, only when it is absolutely necessary. And dry indoors so they don’t fade in the sun. Iron inside out.

 

So these are my tips for finding the perfect jeans & how to care for them. Have you found the perfect jeans or are you still in the pursuit of it?

 

 

 

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