What Exactly Makes Blogs Fail?

By Mary Jaksch
Why blogs fail
When I first started blogging, I used to love reading a blog, called Skelliewag.com. Skellie always gave excellent advice – especially to novice bloggers like myself.

Yet a few years later, she abandoned her blog. Now you can’t even find the blog on the Net anymore.

It’s gone. Dead.

It’s a great loss because she wrote some really valuable stuff.

There’s a stark figure that’s bandied around the Blogosphere: it is said that over 80% of all blogs are abandoned within the first year.

Just think of all the heart-ache this figure hides. All those dreams and hopes destroyed…

It’s so sad, especially when many bloggers do really, really well.

That’s why it’s important to understand what makes blogs fail – and how to rescue a failing blog.

As I’m sure you’ve gathered, I love leading people to success. And this figure of blog failure really bugs me.

This year, I’ve been doing an in-depth study of why blogs fail (and what to do about it).

But this post is not about me, it’s about YOU! Let’s have a conversation.

It’s important for me to understand what you and others think about why blogs fail so that I can bust some of the myths out there.

If you have a different idea, then it can be like a weight tied to your ankles, keeping you from moving forward and upward.

So please tell me in the comments why you think blogs fail, and why you feel a blog of yours might fail.

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