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
- 6 Roadblocks Stopping Your Blogging Success
- #3-You Don’t Have a Plan of Action
- #4-Procrastination Will Stop Your Blogging Success
- #5-Fears Will Stop Your Blogging Success
- #6-Lack of Support
- Don’t Let Anything Stop Your Blogging Success
- 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?
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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.
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.
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
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.
- that we aren’t good enough
- we don’t have the skills
- looking stupid
- trying something new
- 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.
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.
Please Leave a Comment & Subscribe
What roadblocks do you face that may be stopping your blogging success?
How do you plan to overcome these roadblocks?
Feel free to share any helpful tips you may have.