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3 Challenges New Bloggers Face | Blogging Tips

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Blogging has become a full-time job for most people due to the massive opportunity it offers. Recent statistics show over 600 million blogs out of over 1.9 billion websites globally. The US alone has over 31 million active bloggers posting at least one monthly content. While these figures sound encouraging, becoming a successful blogger means overcoming some initial hurdles. Understanding these obstacles is important so you know how to avoid them. Here are three common challenges new bloggers face. 

3 Challenges New Bloggers Face | Blogging Tips

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Preparing enough content

You’ll need a lot of material to get your blog up and running. Some have even recommended not creating a blog until you have enough material to post. Others have also suggested that you can create your blog but keep it offline until you have at least 10 posts to publish. This way, you can ensure that anyone who visits your blog has enough material to read. 

Since you’re a beginner, posting one article or content each month will not cut it, and you’ll hardly make any progress. It’s almost impossible to promote a blog if readers have to wait weeks for new material. 

Missing out on the latest trends

. Many new bloggers fail because they don’t realize that blogging is now a business that requires effort and a lot of attention. Some of that attention must go to what’s trending in the blogging world. These could be important tips, breaking information, or viral content that needs resharing. New bloggers often miss out on the latest trends because of a lack of attention, but internet speed is also an issue. Some experts have identified the role of fast internet in making a blog go viral, staying up-to-date with trends, and reaching out to new readers. Believe it or not, a faster internet connection makes it possible for you to stay on top of the latest trends that may influence your work, either negatively or positively. It also makes reaching more people, social network sites, and other bloggers easier. So always ensure that you don’t just have a stable internet, but that it’s also fast. Depending on your service provider, always pick a data plan or package that offers an upload speed of 10 Mbps or higher, especially if you stream on your blog. Some internet plans, like the NBN 1000, offer a maximum upload speed of 50 Mbps. 

Making your blog go viral

One viral content can take your blog to the next level in minutes. Such content aims to help connect your blog with readers outside your current followers. It opens you up to a new market and increases your readership, which is important if you’re trying to monetize your blog. One challenge here is that an obsession with viral content can easily cause you to move away from the intended purpose of your blog. You may set the bar too high with one content that following posts may fail to make the expected impact. Also, viral content can attract the wrong audience, unnecessary criticism, and even copyright infringement. Therefore you must be mindful of this when rolling out your content.

Now that you know this, do you think you have what it takes to be a blogger?

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