Are you a blogger on the verge of calling it quits? Maybe you have become discouraged because you spend hours writing blog posts, only to have nobody thank you, read your stuff, or comment?
If you can relate, then read this blog post! We’re about to brainstorm 5 ingenious reasons why you should continue blogging and how you can leverage your blog even if nobody reads your stuff right now.
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Blog Even If Nobody Reads Your Content:
- # 1 – You Can Leverage Your Blog As A Portfolio For Freelance Writing Clients
- # 2 – Blogging Can Help Improve Your Other Writing Skills
- # 3 – You Can Use Your Blog To Help Pitch Guest Blog Post Opportunities
- # 4 – Blogging Can Help Exercise Your Intellectual Muscles
- # 5 – Blogging Takes Time!
Before We Talk About Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Blog, I Wish To Speak To You About A Significant Blogging Dilemma
I have known a lot of bloggers who relinquish their blogs. They vacated their blogs because they cannot think of any good reasons to continue blogging.
In my experience, blogging is much more arduous than most people think. A lot of novice bloggers expect to become spontaneously famous overnight. Unfortunately, blogging requires neverending patience, hustle, and hard work.
That is why I would love to brainstorm 5 clever ideas that can help inspire you to continue blogging even if nobody is reading your content at the moment.
# 1 – You Can Leverage Your Blog As A Portfolio For Freelance Writing Clients
I think that the world of freelance writing is bigger and better than ever. Even as other sectors of our economy are struggling, I believe that digital marketing, online publishing, and online media are doing okay in many cases. At least when compared to old school brick and mortar.
Digital marketing, online learning, distance education, content marketing, and social media marketing are all popular topics. I think that a lot of offline businesses are trying to bring their business online.
For that reason, I propose that there are copious amounts of freelance writing jobs at the moment. Freelance copywriters, ghostwriters, and blog writers rejoice! I browse freelance writing job boards frequently, and it seems like there is no shortage of work. That is one prominent reason why you may not want to give up on your blog. Because your blog serves as a tremendous portfolio for potential freelance writing clients.
If you are looking for freelance writing work, and if you apply for a freelance writing job, then the writing client usually wants to see your writing samples. Having a convenient and neatly organized blog to show your freelance writing client not only makes you look the part, but it is a professional way to showcase your writing work without pressure or second-guessing.
On a side note, you can also repurpose your blog posts and create an amazing email course. That’s another potential benefit and more food for thought!
# 2 – Blogging Can Help Improve Your Other Writing Skills
I hereby propose that writing a blog post for just 20 or 40 minutes per day is a genius method to help improve your other writing skills as well. Even if you are not the most prolific writer on the planet, I think that daily writing practice can make you better.
Whether you want to write about the best way to grow homemade oranges and peaches or how to build your email list with ClickFunnels, I think that writing daily has a host of tremendous benefits to consider.
The point is that even if you do not wish to become a professional blogger, becoming a better writer has other benefits.
What Are The Benefits Of Practicing Your Writing?
- You can strive to write better sales copy.
- You can try to improve your email marketing style.
- You can practice your writing style so you can become better prepared to ask your boss for a raise or a promotion via an email or memo.
- You can try to write better joint venture proposals.
- Improving your writing may potentially help you academically (or professionally) in many ways.
- Even if you are not competent at writing right now, practicing might help. So, never stop writing!
The Bad News About Blogging! And, The Good News.
Not all of us are destined to become William Shakespeare. However, practice never hurts. You can even turn your blog content into Podcast episodes so you can practice your epic public speaking skills! Plus, launching a Podcast is a ton of fun – even if you aren’t the most loquacious blogger on the planet.
I even wrote a neat guide that talks about email marketing funnel ideas for Podcasters that you might enjoy reading.
# 3 – You Can Use Your Blog To Help Pitch Guest Blog Post Opportunities
Here is another cool way to use your blog as a portfolio of sorts. If you wish to get more backlinks to your blog, then guest blogging might be a smart use of your time.
That is where your existing blog content comes into play.
I am not a fan of guest blog posting because I have no social and negotiating skills (LOL). However, most normal humans and bloggers may consider guest blogging, for sure!
In any event, if you intend on pitching your guest blog services, then having a portfolio of existing content might be the entry point that you require to land your first successful guest blog post.
That way, you can flaunt your best content and let any blog owners know what to expect with your guest post proposal. When you pitch blog post ideas like so, the blog owner has an impression of your style so they can determine if you are a good match.
If you have no intention of writing guest blogs for other bloggers – then you could always invite third-party bloggers to guest post on your blog.
# 4 – Blogging Can Help Exercise Your Intellectual Muscles
A lot of novice bloggers do not appreciate how much work writing articles and blog posts require. As someone who has worked as a freelance writer, I can tell you that a massive quantity of time is spent researching. Especially when a client asks you to write about topics that you’re unfamiliar with – like astrophysics or jumbo jet engines. That is good news and bad news. It is bad news because research is difficult. Research is laborious work. However, research, in my opinion, also makes you a smarter, more well-informed, and a more dedicated personality.
I also think that researching and becoming well learned in your discipline can also help you to cut back on negative business reviews for your blog and business. A studious and diligent blogger has more respect and prestige than a dreadfully unlearned blogger – right?
Research, studying, and learning, much like exercise, require a lot of effort. However, these practices are arguably among the best ways to grow! Whether intellectually, or physically.
# 5 – Blogging Takes Time!
If you have blogged for a while, then you know that lots of bloggers quit. I have been writing about this phenomenon for a while.
I believe that a lot of bloggers quit because they expect speedy results. Unfortunately, blogging necessitates time. If you try to hurry your blogging results, you are nearly certain to become demoralized.
I hereby propose that blogging is an art and science that ages like fine wine. Instead of rushing the process, please take it slow, and try to enjoy every step of the process.
It reminds me of this epic blog post I wrote about sales funnels for real estate agents. Lead generation, blogging, and getting your ideas out there to the world are all difficult! The most significant blogging challenge is having the courage to stay in the game. Even when nobody else is watching or reading.
I thank you infinitely for reading this blog.
I hope that you enjoy a miraculous day.
Never stop writing. And never stop blogging!
Cordially, and humbly yours…
Mike “The Long Ago Blogger” DeVincent