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Will Your Blog Be Around In The Next Five Years?

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A lot of us who started blogs of our own never contemplated blogging on a long-term basis.

As a matter of fact, a large percentage of the bloggers in the blogosphere, handle their blogging affairs, one day at a time.

The sad truth is that business-related bloggers are the only ones who have planned to blog on a long-term basis (That is to be expected since business-related bloggers have set long-term goals for their blogs).

Unfortunately, a lot of personal blogs are short-lived (Many of them are abandoned within the period of three weeks or less).

These days, a personal blogger can refer to their self as being, “Lucky, ” if they have managed to experience their first blogging anniversary.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that many blogs will come and go (That is the way in which the proverbial cookie crumbles in the blogosphere).

You Will Need To Remain In Love With Blogging

One of the main reasons for bloggers abandoning their blogs is due to a loss of interest in their blogs.

Bloggers can remain in love with blogging by doing the following things:

  • Remembering what it is that inspired them to blog.
  • Maintaining their willingness to learn all that they can about blogging.
  • Associating themselves with like-minded bloggers in their blogging community.
  • Finding innovative ways to make blogging feel more like fun instead of it feeling like arduous work.

Blogging has become a way of life for me. Therefore, it would be extremely difficult for me to fall out of love with blogging.

What about you?

Do you think that you are capable of remaining in love with blogging?

You Will Need To Keep Adding New Content To Your Blog

Yes, my friend, in order for your blog to be around for the next five years, you will need to keep adding new content to your blog.

And, why is that the case?

Because the blogosphere is an extremely busy place.

Almost everyone in the blogosphere is screaming for attention in the proverbial sense and if you do not update your blog in a timely manner, viewers would forget all about you and check out someone else’s blog.

For the record, I do not mind my viewers checking out the blogs of other bloggers, but I would hate it greatly if they forgot all about the existence of my blog (Which is the reason why we bloggers must adhere to a strict blogging schedule; consistency is the key).

And, if you are having troubling coming up with new content for your blog, I highly recommend that you check out my article,Β 10 Ways To Come Up With Topics For Your Blog.

You Will Need To Keep Your Readers Satisfied

If you are great at keeping your readers satisfied, they would return to your blog with the intentions of perusing more of your fabulous content.

You can keep your readers satisfied by doing the following things:

  • Publishing evergreen content.
  • Publishing articles that are devoid of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Utilizing a theme that is easy for visitors to navigate.
  • Utilizing a theme that is responsive (A theme that loads well on a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a tablet computer and a smartphone).
  • Utilizing fonts that are easy to decipher.
  • Publishing articles that solve a problem (or problems) that they are faced with.
  • Publishing articles that keep your readers entertained.
  • Publishing articles that keep your readers well-informed.

Dear friend, those are some of the things that you can do to keep your readers satisfied.

By the way, if you can think of other methods of keeping your readers satisfied, I would love to read all about it via the comments section of my blog.

You Will Need To Attract New Readers

To be brutally honest with you, not everyone who started checking out your blog in the beginning will continue to visit it five years into the future.

Readers come and readers go.

In my case, I have noticed that some of the people who visited my blog in its inception are nowhere to be seen today.

And, in regards to followers who read your blog posts, a percentage of them are distracted by other things and there is the case of their WordPress.com Reader being heavily saturated with blog posts from other bloggers (They are following too many bloggers).

Also, some of our fellow bloggers who were in the habit of checking out our blog posts in the beginning no longer blog (Sad, but true).

Therefore, as bloggers, we need to be always attracting readers to our blog.

The article,Β Getting More Views and Traffic, will provide you with a general idea as to how you can go about attracting readers to your blog.

You Will Need To Take Great Care Of Yourself

Do keep in mind, that there is no blog without you (You will need to be alive in order for you to update it).

You can take great care of yourself by doing the following things:

  • Eating in a healthy manner.
  • Getting an adequate amount of sleep.
  • Engaging in physical exercise.
  • Engaging in prayer and meditation.

If you would like your blog to be around in the next five years, it would be wise to take great care of yourself; it would contribute to your longevity.

Are you taking great care of yourself?

Final Thoughts

The majority of bloggers would like their blogs to be around and to be fully active five years into the future.

Your blog does not have to fade into obscurity.

You can add longevity to your blog by applying the things that I mentioned in this blog post.

And, every blogger on the face of the Earth knows that it is possible to have a blog for the period of five years and over β€” a very successful blog that will attract countless readers for many years to come.

Five years from now, you could be one of those bloggers on WordPress telling the whole world about your fifth blogging anniversary.

By the way, if you are one of those people who found this article helpful, I kindly ask that you share it via your favourite social media accounts.

And, thank you for visiting Renard’s World.

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64 thoughts on “Will Your Blog Be Around In The Next Five Years?

  1. I wonder if 5-year-old blogs are huge in the amount of following, at least just because they’ve been around for quite a while? Also, on a different topic, I’m always impressed how you manage to come up with so much content so regularly. Do you miss Twitter yet (if I remember correctly you quit it, right?)

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    1. πŸ™‚ Well, some 5-year-old blogs do have a huge following; which is a result of them being around for quite a long time.

      And, thank you for the kind words.

      Yes, I do miss Twitter since it was one of my main social media networks for promoting my blog posts.

      Also, it was very hard leaving all of those followers behind.

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              1. Magic! Thank you for believing in the normality of my app 😁 I usually collect all possible bugs in all possible programs so I wasn’t surprised when something didn’t work again. But then you said it should and I tried again and it worked! I simply held my finger over the comment and the whole branch of comments opened up and there I saw the “star” options! Yay!

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  2. Thanks a lot for sharing such useful tips. I will definitely try my best to follow them. Also will try my utmost to stay alive the next 5 years so as to celebrate my 5 years anniversary. I have passed one landmark: I have survived more then 3 weeks. It’s my 5th week. 😜

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  3. β€œThe majority of bloggers would like their blogs to be around and to be fully active five years into the future.” I’m just hoping that I’ll be around and fully active five years into the future!

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  4. I don’t know if I’ll still be blogging 5 years from now, mostly because I don’t know if I’ll still be alive 5 years from now. But as often as I’ve thought of quitting, something always happens that I just can’t wait to share with my readers. I forget exactly when I started, but I either just passed the 5-year mark or am about to. I’m sort of amazed I made it this far and that none of my original followers has left me. Yay!

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  5. I read and liked this post yesterday. I’d wanted to comment but didn’t know what to say.

    I want my blog to be around in the next five years and even longer than that but I don’t know if that’ll happen. My blogging journey this year hasn’t really been smooth and there were times when I’d get so angry at myself and consider quitting or taking another break. I don’t want to take a break because I don’t know if I’ll return to the blog.

    I want to blog for longer than five years, but is that even possible?

    Great post, as always, Renard!

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  6. Next month would be my 6th blogging year, and I’ve been wondering where some of my original followers and readers went too, turns out that some of their blogs are dormant and to think they were so interesting, but I guess they either lost interest or don’t have time. I was also following over 200 blogs, but recently I unfollowed all who have been inactive for over a year, and that was quite a bit…

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  7. You’re so right! If you are going to do something for 5 years of your life it better not be out of “just because” but rather out of love for it instead! Great post with wonderful suggestions as always! Thank you!

    I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and liking my last post. I hope that you have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

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  8. Such a great post. Very useful for newbies like me. Some good news in that I am now in my 4th week. Though I really haven’t been consistent with the posting. That’s something I’ve picked up from your post, so thank you. And also for visiting my page and liking my post also.

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  9. I sincerely hope my blog is around for many years. On the subject of Twitter I find that I get a lot more support for my blog there.

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  10. I hope it’s around for a while. I kind of take comfort in having my thoughts written down on paper, let alone on the internet. If I happen to stop blogging, still having it on the web would be useful if anyone really wants to get to know what goes on inside my noggin.

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  11. I have been blogging since 2013. I have almost 1,500 followers. I started blogging when my publisher started me on it to help marketing for my books. I quickly learned to love it. It has taken the place of my journal where I wrote something every day and simply put it on a bookshelf for no one to read. I may not still be alive in five more years. But if I am, I will still be blogging.

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  12. I definitely agree that it takes a lot of work to run a successful blog that will last. I’ve rebranded myself just this year and have been keeping within a theme that I have more knowledge in. It’s changed over the years, but this time I believe I have something right.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. I really like this post.

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  13. Love this topic and yes, you always seem to come up with interesting topics for your blog. As far as the question will my blog be around in five years. I can give two answers. As long as there are sporting events to go to, yes there will always be 30 Plus Teams 30 Plus Dreams . Secondly , as long as the good Lord allows me to , I will keep on travelling and attending sporting events in different cities and I hope to bring my readers along with me.

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  14. Yes my blog will be around in the next ten (10) years which is more than five and is estimated to gross in excess of $70,000 USD monthly in five years times.

    The approach is to simply be dynamic and evolving at all time so that we stay within the lifelines of the business life cycle…

    Alway keep in mind that if your business needs to change direction, change it and never you stick to that old adage of the “full steam ahead” ideology as change management is the ultimate survival strategy…

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