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Why many blogs will fail in 2019

Blogging is very popular right now. Everyone I meet now knows what a blog is unlike when I started blogging in 2012. Many people had no clue what blogging was about then. There are now more blogs that ever before, which is a good thing. I like that blogging is now really popular now. It means there are a lot more blogs to read and people kind of know what you mean when you tell you blog for a living. However, because it has become so popular, there are now all kinds of blogs on the big wide web. And some of these blogs will fail in 2019.

 

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Why many blogs will fail in 2019

Now blogging is a personal journey for every blogger. We all can’t and shouldn’t blog the same way. Variety is the spice of life which is why I like to do me on here. I am unable to cope being someone else so you will always only read blog posts I want to publish and nothing else. As personal as journey is, there are still some truths that apply to every blog and blogger regardless of your niche or where you based. Which is why you are reading this post.

Here are some of the reasons why I believe many blogs will fail in 2019.

 

The Lazy Bloggers

Blogging is a lot of work. It takes a lot of time and effort to grow your blog to the point where you start getting a decent amount of traffic (10,000+). This doesn’t happen overnight and it takes a lot to get your blog to the point where you can start attracting brands to spend money advertising their products and services on your blog. Many of the blogs (especially the new ones) underestimate the amount of hard work required and are shocked to see they are not an overnight success when they start blogging. If they could see the amount of work needed to have a successful blog, they may have decided to pursue something else.

Having a successful blog means you are putting in all the hours you can manage into growing your little corner on the internet. Bloggers that can’t put in the work will fail in 2019 because there are just too many options.

 

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The Outright Copycats

I have had my fair share of dealing with copycats but I still find every encounter annoying. I had to deal with yet another blog thief some days ago and it was really frustrating. The blogger copied an entire blog post twice on his blog and refused to take it down. I had to get the host involved and his blog was eventually shut down. I know it is just a matter of time before I come across another blog thief.

If you have to browse the web in search of blog posts to copy, you will fail in 2019. It is best you find a copywriter to write articles for your blog if you desperately want to have one but can’t write.

 

Blogging Like Everyone Else

You have to stand out from the saturated world of blogging to make it. There is no need trying to be like another blogger. Regardless of how you think you life is, you always have something to bring to the table. It could be your unique writing voice, photography, amazing makeup or hair advice, fashion and style tips, money saving information, parenting advice, you name it, I bet someone would like to hear what you think. You trying to blog like the “popular blogs” you read would do your own blog no favours. There can only be one you, that is your selling point, so use it.

Blogs that copy other blogs in a subtle way will fail in 2019.

 

Not Promoting

You should be your biggest cheerleader, regardless of the sort of blog you have. I see many bloggers writing and writing post after post but not promoting. You need to drive as much traffic as you can to your blog. The easiest way to do this is by making sure each post is SEO worthy. That way  it appears on search engines easily. Another way is by promoting on social media platforms to drive more eyeballs to your blog. For me, I get my traffic from search engines than social media, so I guess my SEO game is tight, but I also promote as much as I can on social media platforms to get more eyeballs. There is never anything like too much traffic.

Blogs that don’t their blog posts will fail in 2019.

 

These are just some of the type of blogs that I believe will fail in 2019. There is no room for mediocre in the saturated world of blogging. If you want to stand out for the right reasons, you have to put in the world, bring your originality to your blog and focus of creating unique content that would inform, educate or entertain your readers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Earn money from your blog & be your own boss

I have been blogging for almost 7 years now and it has been a learning journey for me. My inbox is usually filled up with emails from new bloggers asking blogging related questions. Which is why I have decided to go down the blog coach route. That way I can help more bloggers grow their blogs and they can start to earn a good income from their work. There is nothing like being your own boss. It is an amazing feeling. Especially when you love what you do, and you are good at it.

Blogging is the best career path for me. It is one of the best things I ever did, and I am forever grateful to the internet for giving me the power to work from anywhere and make money doing what I love.

 

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Earn money from your blog & be your own boss

The blog coach service I offer is a side gig alongside my blog (which is my main job). Many wonder how bloggers are able to make enough money to blog full time with no other “out of the house” jobs. Well, I can open your eyes to how this can be done because I do it and I have done so for over 5 years now.

After giving birth to my twins, I didn’t go back to my customer service job. It was a soul-destroying job and I am glad I had a good enough blog to start making some money from. If not, I would have gone back to that job or something similar and I won’t feel as happy and as fulfilled as I feel now. That empty feeling, I used to get when going to work every day is no longer there. I feel in control and ready to take on the world every time I start working and I love it.

I enjoy offering my blog coaching service. There is a lot to take in when it comes to blogging and social media, and I feel this kind of service is what every new blogger needs. I would have jumped at the chance of an experienced blogger coaching me in my early days of blogging. That would have made my journey a lot easier. I won’t have made the many mistakes I made and my climb to the spot where I am at would have been quicker and stress-free.

 

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My Blog Coach Service

The service covers –

Reviewing your blog – I will take a look at your blog and write up a detailed review with recommendations, and a step by step plan on how to improve your blog. I will look at all areas of your blog, so your blog name, design, blog posts, social media platforms, and so on. You will also have access to me for 2 weeks after I send the review plan, and you can ask me as many questions as you like within that time frame.

I will help grow your blog to the point where you can start making money from it.

If you like to more about this service, do send me an email – fashionandstylepolice@gmail.comwith the subject Blog Coach Service

Social Media Tips – Twitter is meant for chit-chat

Blogging and social media go hand in hand. I would be lost with the 2, which is why you would easily catch me on them. When it comes to blogging, content is king and marketing is queen. There is no content without marketing. What is the point of writing post after post if no one is going to read it. Social media is a massive platform when it comes to marketing your blog. My number blog referral is Google, which is exactly the way I want to. I pay a lot of attention to my SEO, and I am thankful I am starting to see the results of all my hard work over the years. The last for referrals is Twitter.

 

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Google is the number 1 referral for Fashion and Style Police

While Google is my number referral list, Twitter is my last! I found this odd at first because I didn’t understand how it would be my last since I shared every new blog post on there. I also share many tweets with post links with the right hashtags and they get liked/retweeted. So with all the hard work and Twitter being the last on the referral list, it left me wondering why. I have been on Twitter since 2009 and I still maintain my original account, although my name has been tweaked a few times on there.

 

Social Media Tips – Twitter is meant for chit-chat

I have come to realise that Twitter as the name kind of implies, is meant for chitchat. It is not really the platform to get lots of people to visit your blog. It is more for building relationships and expressing yourself. I will be doing more of that going forward. There will still be many tweets with links to blog posts and all, but I will be focusing more on just chatting with others and expressing my views and opinions.

 

Blog Coaching Service

Twitter is still one of my favourite platforms. I get many blog collaborations on there and I also pitch to many potential clients, so I won’t be reducing my time on there regardless. I will just be using it slightly differently now that I fully understand how it works as a social media platform. At the moment, I have a blog coaching service available, where I will be teaching how to make the most of your blog and start to earn an income from it. Do get in touch via email for more details on that.

What are your thoughts on Twitter? Do you use it? Is it your favourite social media platform? Do sound off in the comments section below. Let’s chat.

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