What is your biggest blogging problem?

Philippines
April 10, 2009 1:02pm CST
I have been blogging for more than 2 years, and I encountered a lot of problems. My biggest problem so far is I hate learning the codes, so I often ask my friends and I am glad they are patiently helping me. Below is a list of problems of most bloggers, and I am requesting you choose the one you think is your biggest blogging problem. 1.0 Content related. You think you have a problem in writing in English. You cannot think of fresh and unique contents to post. You are hesitate to share your ideas because you feel nobody will be interested. 2.0 Traffic related. You don't know how to get traffic. You are not getting targeted traffic. You don't have search engine traffic. Your traffic is inconsistent. 3.0 Making money related. You don't know how to make money. You are not making money with your strategy. Your earnings are low, but you have been blogging for quite some time. You have a lot of traffic, but you are not making good money. 4.0 Time related. You don't have enough time to blog. You don't know how to manage your time. Please don't think that I am that good in blogging, although I will try to help to the best I can. I started this thread since I think this will be a good discussion to help each other. It's now your turn. Thanks!
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@gloamglozer (1285)
• Australia
11 Apr 09
My biggest problem is traffic and time related and a bit of content too. First of all there isn't much content on my blog which is why if people even come to my blog they would probably never go back to it again. This is because I don't really have a purpose behind my blog. It's just some thoughts about my life and how some things affect my life in some way. If there was something I could make my blog to be about such as anime downloads or something then that would solve my problem but unfortunately I don't have much time for that and there tends to be a lot of content on those types of sites, well that's if I want people be regularly coming to my site. That's what I don't like though, having to constantly update my site.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 09
I think your biggest problem is content and not traffic. But actually, you can still get traffic even if you don't constantly update your site. I also don't post daily, and sometimes only a once a week. However, on my first 3 months I try to post at least 3x a week. This is to build a reputation that I really love to blog. Afterward, I slow down a bit and put extra effort on promoting them. First time visitors is also fine even if they do not return, as long as you have given them what they need. Second time visitors have a separate purpose, that is.
• Australia
11 Apr 09
Yes, you are quite right about that one. Content does come hand in hand with traffic also. Though right now I'm not as interested in blogging as much.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
10 Apr 09
right now my biggest problem is getting traffic to my site. I write a lot, almost daily on my blog but I still can't seem to get traffic, i comment on other blogs, link to other sites and blogs, I also submitted it to blog carnival things. nto sure what else I can do.
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
Thanks for being the first poster. Anyway, I suggest that you include your blog on your profile since it is also a good way of getting traffic. I hope you include your blogs soon. Maybe some members here can help you more. So what it is your blog all about? If you have a general topic, then it's really hard to get traffic. If your topic is not useful enough, then it is also another problem.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
10 Apr 09
my blog is about Christian values and applying them to daily life and my views on it.
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
Trensue - Here's how. 1.0 Go to Preferences 2.0 Choose the Customize your profile section. 3.0 There's a space named Website URL, then add your site. Don't forget to include the http://Hope that helps. rmuxagirl - I think that's a great cause. You can try submitting your site to social sites like BlogCatalog and Twitter. This site has a directory of different categories, and you can socialize with the same niche. Good luck!
10 Apr 09
Hi Papa! I fit into category 1 - content problems. My writing's acceptable (though I'm always trying to improve) and I'm not hesitant at all. The main problem is finding new topics and ideas all the time: on one of my blogs it's easy, since I just review whatever film, book or web site I'm looking at. On my main blog it's rough, though: just about everything has already been said on the subject of writing and finding new angles is hard work. I don't want to copy, I don't want to say the same things as other people and I don't want to pretend I'm some kind of genius/guru when I'm not at all. I do have a tip for myself and others, though: MyLot. The discussions here have provoked at least two or three ideas in the past. There's always something new or inspiring here. By the way, you say that you don't think you're that good - I think you're underestimating yourself. I've read your past posts and they've always been well-considered and helpful. Unlike a LOT of people, you're not afraid to point people to places other than your blog, which to me shows a depth of character sorely lacking in a lot of "professional" bloggers. So "thank you" from me, since I may never have said it before.
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
I think finding new topics is a common problem, and I usually encounter that too. I just saw your blog on your profile - Wordophilia and I find it interesting. However, I am quite confused as to what kind of readers you want to attract. I think it's better to focus on a particular niche, then make a research to discover fresh ideas to share and include stories based on your experience. By the way, thanks for the compliment. I am not actually underestimating myself. I just don't want people to expect from me so much.
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11 Apr 09
That's probably the most interesting comment I've had. Wordophilia is designed as a writer's resource: posts on writing, blogging, plagiarism, resources and so on. That this is unclear to a new visitor is two things: (1) Surprising, because I thought it was obvious and (2) Not at all surprising, because I'm crap at marketing! I guess I have a blind spot there, that I somehow need to try to address. How on earth can I make it clear? Hmmm. I shall have to think about this. Obviously, any suggestions are welcome!
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
11 Apr 09
I started blogging about a few years ago, but it only lasted about 2 weeks or so before i gave it up.. haha =D Because i was serving in the army at that time and thus i dun have much time to do any blog.. ON top of that, blogging was only just starting to be popular and thus i did not even know that one can earn from it.. hehe ^_^ AFter a lay off of 3 yrs, i tried blogging again, but i failed yet again because i had lost interest in it, totally.. I just cant find anything much to share, and i will rather be talking to my frenz about problems rather than sharing it on blog ^_^
@mira91 (986)
• Singapore
11 Apr 09
I think my problem may be 3 because i usually blog for my own personal reasons, and so suddenly turning that blog into a make money blog is a big step for me ...The way that i have been blogging suddenly needs to change into proper and understandable english, no shortcuts that only my friends would understand...Ohwells, i guess blogging for me is better for personal use? however i do try my best to try at leaast make a few bucks from blogging.. ^_^ take care and happy mylotting..