7 sure fire ways to fail miserably at becoming a full time blogger

7 sure fire ways to fail miserably at becoming a full time blogger

Listen, I may not be one of those high flying, jet setting, ebook selling, six digit earning per annum entrepreneurial maniacs (yes, these women are maniacs in the best possible way). They’re the ones that crank out post after post about how to drive traffic to your website or launch a successful e-product while maintaining an entire business (I’m looking at you Melyssa Griffin… please teach me your ways). I’m there for all of that. I love it. 

But. No. Sadly, I’m not one of those ladies. I don’t have a lot of experience in making an income from this humble little blog. Not even close. I don’t have the experience to tell you what you can do to drive more traffic to your site nor do I have the secret strategies for keeping your readers coming back for more. But you know what I do have success in?


Like, a lot of failure. I’ve been blogging for a looong time. Like, 2k10 livejournal days. There are some cringe-worthy posts and dare I even say poetry on these old blogs that are still surviving somewhere out there in the internet ether. I’ve tried beauty blogging (this blog lasted one post), lifestyle blogging (three), and travel blogging with my study abroad program when I first got to London. You can find those gems here because I’m still kind of proud of that.

7 Sure Fire Ways To Fail Miserably At Becoming a Full Time Blogger
7 Sure Fire Ways To Fail Miserably At Becoming a Full Time Blogger

So you could say that I am an experienced blogger, but not a successful blogger. Sad face. I have never experienced success within the blogosphere. The highest amount of traffic I have had per day for this little diamond is 50 page views. But that’s okay! Because I enjoy writing and I have a day job. 

So, if you’ve stuck around, follow this advice and you’re surely set for failure. Avoid these and you might actually see the success you and I have both been dreaming of.

7 Sure Fire Ways to Fail Miserably at Becoming A Full Time Blogger

1. Go on a 6 month long hiatus every few months. Because who doesn’t love a good, long holiday?

2. Don’t bother with any form of social media promotion. Because traffic comes naturally, like fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Don’t plan any of your content. Because it should just flow from you naturally, you know? That’s when you’re most authentic.

4. Have no consistent or intuitive design theme. People love confusion. 

5. Invest all of your money but, like, one fourth of your time. That 100 dollar design theme will reel in the loyal readership you’ve not been putting the work in for.

6. Don’t pursue any other blogger’s content. Only comment on your own posts. Because why make connections or friendships? Blogging isn’t about connecting with others, pfft. It’s all about you!

7. And last but certainly not least of all, have no real focus. The opportunities for content will be endless.

Well, there you have it. Don’t be a fool like me; if you want something, go for it. The longer you wait, the more distant a reality becoming a full time blogger is. At the end of the day, I hope this gave you a laugh and that push of motivation that you were looking for. Good luck and God speed my sister!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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