roadblocks stopping your blogging success

6 Roadblocks Stopping Your Blogging Success

6 Roadblocks Stopping Your Blogging Success

Do you want to establish a successful blog that will provide unlimited income potential and the time freedom you desire? You have an idea about what you have to do to achieve that goal. But have you ever considered the roadblocks stopping your blogging success?

Table of Contents

  1. 6 Roadblocks Stopping Your Blogging Success
  2. #1-Time
  3. #2-Money
  4. #3-You Don’t Have a Plan of Action
  5. #4-Procrastination Will Stop Your Blogging Success
  6. #5-Fears Will Stop Your Blogging Success
  7. #6-Lack of Support
  8. Don’t Let Anything Stop Your Blogging Success
  9. Please Leave a Comment & Subscribe

It can be hard to overcome obstacles you can’t see.

The reason we don’t know the obstacles are there is that we never take the time to think about them. Usually, it is uncomfortable having to admit, even to ourselves, that we might not be as great or know as much as we think we do.

It is much easier to focus on what we want to achieve and then throw our hands up and move on to the next thing that piques our interest when we don’t reach the success we desire.

Accepting your shortcomings and facing fears limiting your success is critical; otherwise, you stay stuck in the same humdrum daily grind. Constantly chasing the next “get rich quick” scheme and promised riches that magically fall from the sky isn’t going to make you successful.

The only thing that will do that is hard work, focus, and discipline. Along with facing the roadblocks stopping your blogging success, head-on, with open-mindedness and the willingness to be completely honest with yourself.

When you dig deep, anything you may consider a roadblock stopping your blogging success is either going to be a fear, an excuse, or a combination of the 2. And what is at the root of this? You.

Once you understand this, you can eliminate the fear or excuse.

So, what are six roadblocks stopping your blogging success?

#1-Time

The funny thing about time is we all have the same number of hours in a day.

The difference is what we choose to prioritize during those hours.

Are you spending a couple of hours every evening writing, or are you on the couch in the middle of another Netflix marathon?

If you are trying to establish a new blog but spend your evenings watching Netflix, time isn’t the issue. Your priorities are, and “I just don’t have time.” is an excuse.

Or maybe you need to get better at managing your time.

Now don’t get me wrong, we are all busy. Everyone has multiple things going on in their lives. I get it. I also have various things going on; I have a day job, kids, a spouse, and all the rest.

Yes, life gets busy, downright chaotic some days.

But, I have made my blogging business a priority.

I don’t let the excuse “I don’t have time” stop me from working on my blog.

When I catch myself saying this, I stop and think for a minute.

What is the real issue?

And, do you know what?

I’m not getting tasks done because I don’t have time.

Most likely, it is because it is a task I am not looking forward to doing.

Or something completely unrelated to time because we will always make time for our priorities.

So, if you don’t have time to write, work on your blog, or do whatever it takes to achieve success, take a step back and ask yourself what the real issue is.

If time is a problem, the chances are that money is also.

#2-Money

Again, I get it.

Not all of us have reached the point where money isn’t a concern.

The great news is it doesn’t take a tremendous amount of money to start a blog.

You really can get away with only paying for a domain and hosting when you first start.

Any other plugins or tools you may need will have a free version that will get you by until you can afford an upgrade.

You can even set up a free Aweber account here so you can start building your email list while establishing your blog.

The point is, don’t feel like you need to spend lots of money on all the fancy bells and whistles. Get by with the free stuff until the money isn’t an issue for you anymore.

Don’t let money or the lack of money be a roadblock stopping your blogging success.

Now that we have taken care of the money and time excuses, you need a plan to move forward.

#3-You Don’t Have a Plan of Action

Do you not have a plan of action because you don’t know what you need to do?

It’s perfectly ok if that is the case.

Suppose you have no experience in blogging, affiliate marketing, or leveraging social media. It makes sense that you don’t know what to do.

What’s not ok is letting your lack of knowledge stop your blogging success.

If you don’t know, ask. There are so many people out there who can help you.

If you want to learn about SEO, Nikola Roza is your guy.

Any questions I have about any social media platform, Lisa Sicard from Inspire to Thrive will have the answers.

Maybe you want to try freelance writing; then I suggest you follow Sabina from World of Freelancers or Elna Cain.

If you are stuck, taking a blogging course like Sue-Ann’s or hiring a mentor might be worth considering.

Hiring a mentor was a fantastic choice for me, and you can read about my experience here.

Bottom line, don’t let lack of knowledge or not having a plan of action stop your blogging success.

Or, do you not have a plan of action because you know what you need to do and the next steps, but you have procrastinated getting started?

#4-Procrastination Will Stop Your Blogging Success

I was a procrastinator.

Some days it still is, but not as bad.

I have learned that procrastination is just an excuse, usually with fear being the root of the justification.

We make excuses because we fear making a mistake, looking or sounding stupid, or fearing what will happen if we are successful.

Making excuses becomes a habit. Procrastination becomes a habit.

You have now developed the bad habit of procrastination.

It sucks, but know that you can kick it if you suffer from this bad habit. It doesn’t have to be a permanent infliction.

But, you have to face your fears.

#5-Fears Will Stop Your Blogging Success

If you dig deep, you will find that fear may be the #1 reason you fail.

There are many fears we may need to overcome.

Common fears:

  • that we aren’t good enough
  • we don’t have the skills
  • looking stupid
  • trying something new
  • failure
  • doing something wrong
  • reaching out/networking

I recently read a fantastic book that helped me tremendously. (of course, I did 😉)

Feel The Fear…And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers Ph.D.

Read this book if you find yourself unable to move ahead because of fear.

Alternatively, Ryan Biddulph writes extensively about the subject of overcoming fear on his blog, Blogging From Paradise.

Fear may also make us feel alone or unsupported.

#6-Lack of Support

It can be hard to try new things like starting a blog, especially when we have no support.

One must remember, the people we want the most support from are the ones that will understand our journey the least—people such as your spouse, parents, children, even your best friend. When people don’t know what you are doing, their natural reaction is to protect you.

Their doubt may look like they don’t support you, but they are protecting you in their minds.

Learn to be your own cheerleader.

You could find someone on the same path as you to become accountability partners. If you come across someone who is also new to blogging, reach out to them. You may just hit it off, and you can be each other’s support.

Or, join Facebook groups for bloggers and find support there.

By creating a support system of people who understand what it’s like to be a new blogger, you won’t feel so alone, and the lack of support from family and friends won’t sting so much.

Honestly, I don’t discuss my blog with anyone I know personally. That way, it’s easier for me —no doubters putting negative thoughts in my head.

Don’t Let Anything Stop Your Blogging Success

It will be tough.

I know it will be because I have dealt with every one of these roadblocks in the last six months.

Because of that, I can tell you it is worth the pain, frustration, and uncomfortableness of dealing with your issues.

Why?

Blogging success happens on the other side of that pain, frustration, and uncomfortableness.

So take some time to think about what might be stopping your blogging success and start putting in the work to eliminate those roadblocks for good.

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8 thoughts on “6 Roadblocks Stopping Your Blogging Success”

  1. SharlaAnn thanks much for the shoutout! I had some big fear-clearing this past week. Facing deep, primal fears over the past months nudged me to pull all of my eBooks from Amazon to upload via Selz and Gumroad. Why? Clearing fear allowed my intuition to speak loud and clearly to me. Keep on inspiring my friend.

    Ryan
    Ryan K Biddulph recently posted…Why Do New Affiliate Bloggers Struggle?My Profile

    1. Way to go Ryan! It isn’t easy to face our fears. It also isn’t a one-time deal and it’s done. It is amazing how clear things become when we do the uncomfortable, hard work though. The ability to LISTEN to our intuition is such a gift that each one of us has if we would only take the time to develop the skill and learn to trust ourselves.

      Congrats on the big move! (of your eBooks) I am excited to see how awesome that is for you.

      SharlaAnn
      SharlaAnn Matyjanka recently posted…Mentorship-I Didn’t Expect ThisMy Profile

  2. Hi Sharla Ann, I also say life is about priorities and the choices we make. That holds true for our time and how we spend it. Thank you for the shout-here as well!
    Any success in life comes after overcoming fear. That includes blogging as well 🙂
    Have a wonderful New Year SharlaAnn!

  3. Hi SharlaAnn,
    You have successfully mapped out those roadblocks that could stop a person from their journey. When we choose to do our work online there will be many who will try to talk you out of it and try to push their belief system on you. We have to have a deaf ear to those kinds of people. Then there is those who procrastinate. I know a very good friend that has been procrastinating for years. She took every online course known to man lol. and she is still fearful of putting up a blog. “What will people think of me?” “What if I fail at this?” On and on she goes. I think Procrastination is a major problem with folks going forward.
    -Donna

    1. Hi Donna,
      No matter what we do, there is always someone who will try to talk you out of it, isn’t there? Before starting this blog, I decided it wasn’t up for discussion, period. Even my husband doesn’t really know what I do on here, and he is my biggest supporter in all things. LOL.
      Procrastination and fear are killers, killers of dreams, joy, fulfillment, success, and many good experiences we miss out on because we are fearful.
      It can be tough to face fears, but our best life lies just on the other side.
      I will send some positive vibes to your friend in hopes she finds the courage to move forward.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      SharlaAnn
      SharlaAnn Matyjanka recently posted…Everything You Need to Start a BlogMy Profile

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