6 Reasons Why People Get Fed Up With Blogging

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Most people who venture into the area of blogging usually do it for the following reasons:

  • To express themselves via their blog.
  • To have fun.
  • To find out whether or not they have a talent for blogging.
  • To make money blogging.
  • To connect with like-minded bloggers.
  • To pass on what they have learned to others.
  • To entertain others.
  • To make the blogosphere a better place.

However, in spite of their good intentions, they find themselves becoming fed up with blogging (This could happen not too long after they have started their blog or sometime in their future).

What is quite clear is that they became dissatisfied along the way; thus resulting in them becoming fed up with blogging.

So, without further ado, let us find out some of the reasons why some people get fed up with blogging (Knowing the reasons why could help you to avoid losing your interest in blogging).

1.) They Find It Way Too Time-Consuming

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that blogging can be a bit time-consuming at times; it is something that bloggers must make the time for.

It is no secret that finding the time for blogging can be very challenging for the person who:

  • Is a college student.
  • Works long hours at work.
  • Is a single parent.
  • Has other obligations to fulfill besides blogging.

Hey, the above things do require the exertion of one’s energy; thus leaving little in the proverbial tank after performing those tasks.

My article, The Pros And The Cons Of Making The Time For Blogging highlighted the positive and the negative aspects of making the time for blogging; it will let you know the level of self-sacrifice that bloggers make in order for them to create content for their blog.

One can look at blogging as, “A labour of love!”

2.) They Feel Underappreciated

Some bloggers feel underappreciated when they work hard to create a blog post — one that:

  • Receives little or no views.
  • Receives little or no comments.
  • Receives little or no likes.

The truth is that some bloggers will end up feeling demoralized and think to themselves, “I am wasting my time blogging.”

From a realistic point of view, it takes time to build a loyal viewing audience.

Also, too many bloggers expect overnight success where blogging is concerned.

I strongly suggest that those people keep on blogging and that they should not concentrate their attention so much on views, comments and likes.

The best approach would be to make the blogging process fun (Fun is an important factor in blogging because when it becomes nonexistent, people end up losing their interest in blogging).

3.) They Experienced Severe Burnout

The last thing that I want for any blogger is for them to experience severe burnout.

By the way, one of the best ways for any blogger to prevent burning themselves out severely is to go on a well-needed hiatus.

Employers do give their employees time off from work in the form of a vacation.

Therefore, as the boss of your own blog, you should consider giving yourself a vacation.

My article, 7 Reasons To Take Time Off From Blogging will let you know if you are in need of taking a hiatus.

4.) They Grew Tired Of Rude Comments

Unfortunately, there are people who will leave rude comments in your blog’s commenting section; this usually happens when they disagreed with what you have posted.

For the record, disagreements are fine; especially when it is done in a civilized and diplomatic manner.

There is no need to:

  • Cuss like a sailor on the deck of a ship in the navy.
  • Insult the blogger for sharing his or her point of view.
  • Fight with other bloggers in the commenting section of a blogger’s blog.

Some wonderful ways of preventing rude comments from appearing in your blog’s commenting section are:

  • To create a commenting policy page for your blog (This lets readers know what is expected of them whenever they decide to comment on what they have read in your blog post).
  • To manually approve comments (The best way of preventing trolls from sullying your blog’s commenting section).
  • To delete rude comments whenever you encounter them.
  • To block repeat offenders.

You would not allow a guest to be blatantly disrespectful to you when you are home. So, why is it that you should allow a commenter to be blatantly disrespectful to you via the commenting section of your blog?

After all, your blog is your virtual home in cyberspace.

5.) They Find It Difficult To Come Up With New Ideas

It is a sad fact that there are bloggers who find it rather difficult to come up with new ideas — the kind of ideas that would help in the area of creating a remarkable blog post.

Truthfully speaking, those bloggers who find it difficult to come up with ideas for new blog posts are anxiety-ridden (Those types of people need to breathe deeply and relax).

I highly recommend, 10 Ways To Come Up With Topics For Your Blog to anyone who has trouble with coming up with topics for their own blog.

Believe it or not, your mind is capable of coming up with ideas — the kind of ideas that will help you to put many great blog posts together (So, you might as well say, “Goodbye,” to underestimating yourself).

6.) They Grew Tired Of Having Their Work Stolen

There are unscrupulous people who steal other people’s blog posts and publish them word for word on their own blog.

Some of the victims managed to have their work removed from the perpetrator’s blog, while others are still waiting for their work to be removed from the perpetrator’s blog.

I know of a blogger who deleted their WordPress blog because their content was published without their consent on someone else’s site.

Matteo Duò’s article, What To Do If Someone Steals Your Blog Posts will inform you of the right steps to take.

You should never let anyone steal any of your blog posts and get away with it.

Wrapping Up

As you have learned, some people have grown fed up with blogging because:

  • They viewed it as an activity that was too time-consuming.
  • They felt underappreciated.
  • They severely burned themselves out.
  • They grew tired of receiving rude comments.
  • They found it difficult to come up with new ideas for their blog posts.
  • They got fed up with people stealing their blog posts.

Please feel free to share your perspective via my blog’s commenting section.

And, thank you for reading!

82 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why People Get Fed Up With Blogging

  1. Wow Renard, you really covered it all in this post. I have had trouble coming up with new things from time to time. When I do I take a break. I really need to be excited about a blog post to get writing it and finish it. But when I do, I’m on a roll. I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more after a decade of blogging 🙂

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    1. Congrats Lisa on a decade of blogging…I’ve been at it since August 2005!! I am an Animal Blogger as in I blog as my CATS from their perspective. I recently suffered a bit of burnout & coming up with new ideas…
      That lasted a whole 3 weeks. back on track & feeling better!
      It is lovely to meet you! I wish you well on your blog.
      Sincerely, Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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      1. Thanks, BellaDharma! Wow, you have been at it even longer. Not many of us around that have been at it that long. So many quit after the first year it seems. Nice to meet you. Your blog sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out.

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        1. Thanks for coming to visit & leaving your comment. I am VERY passionate about being a Pet Blogger as I am virtually homebound with health issues. I’ve made amazing friends over the years & learned alot from other Bloggers! Please come visit THE Purrfect Pad anytime! I started blogging on Yahoo in Aug. 2005 & then went to Multiply & then joined WordPress August 2012. Lost all my blogs b4 2012…such is Life!

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  2. These are great reasons why folks burn out, Renard! As far as content theft, I’ve recently added a plug-in that disables right-clicking on photos or copying text. But that can’t stop a screenshot. I can’t remember the last time I had a rude comment.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, John.

      If a person wants to steal our content, they can do it without using the traditional copy and paste method.

      As you rightfully said, they can take a screenshot of your blog post.

      Content thieves tend to scrape blog posts via the RSS feeds of other people’s blogs.

      Thank you so kindly for participating in this discussion.

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  3. Welcome to a mix of #3 &#5! Recently I sort ran into a burn-out~~ what is there left to say?? On our blog. So funnily enough I breathed deeply & gave myself purrmission to take some time off.
    As you saw there is a new post for Purrince Siddhartha Henry’s Anniversary…..that post came so naturally.
    I already have BellaDharma’s “3rd Gotcha Day” post done!
    AND I decided to change my name…it has been done on my profile & will be ‘official’ when BellaD’s post goes live on Sept. 6th.
    Doing something as simple as a name change can REALLY perk a person up!!!
    Once again thank you Renard for your most excellent posts. You always give me food for thought!
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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  4. I wonder how much difference it makes to have a commenting policy or a lengthy copyright notice like some bloggers use. My suspicion is that the people who are most likely to violate such policies are also the least likely to read them, or even if they do, it seems unlikely that would change their behaviour as a result.

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    1. 🙂 Your suspicion is most valid, Ashley.

      Some people will commit atrocities in spite of a blogger having a commenting policy page and a copyright notice on their blog. However, there are those who will comply.

      Thank you for sharing your perspective!

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  5. I can relate to number 6, I’ve had my work stolen in the past. These days I copyright my work before I post it online. Thank you for providing the link on what to do if your work is stolen.

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  6. Thank you for the helpful reminders. I always need to be careful of burnout because that was the last experience. Starting off a blog takes hard work. These tips are super helpful.

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  7. Hey Renard. Great post as always. I agree with all of these observations. People/readers don’t realize how much work can go into one post. I’d be lying if I said it was fun all the time. But, that being said, I still love it and I think those who follow can tell.

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  8. Renard, you clearly have a passion for bloggers and blogging as evident through this excellent post! Thanks for sharing these valuable tips and may your blog site continue to grow from strength to strength! Blessings to you! 😊🙏💛👊🎉

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  9. I’m learning a lot from your articles Renard. You word it to the point.

    Indeed, blogging is not that easy process. It needs more perseverance, hard work and consistency.

    Thanks again

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  10. Perfectly timed post. I have experienced some level of 1, 2, and 3. Thankfully I’ve avoided 4, 5, and 6. Work has been especially time consuming, but I know I can’t let it keep me from doing what I love. I mostly felt underappreciated in my early days. Just not enough to let it get me down. Burnout is common with me, but my blog has always been the thing that I’m most dedicated to no matter how tired I get.

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    1. 🙂 I am pleased to know that I published this blog post at the right time.

      Thank goodness that you have never experienced numbers 4, 5 and 6 on my list.

      Also, thank you for participating in this discussion.

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  11. Hi Renard, useful post! I blog because it is fun, it’s for personal expression and purpose, it’s also in some ways a stress reliever for me, so maybe I may not experience burn out haha! I think that whether people appreciate my blog or not depends if they found the information entertaining, useful or maybe in some ways they could identify with what I’m doing…in my case, eating healthily…and stars given may or may not provide clues whether the chosen blog topic is relevant or not. I also never thought that a personal work such as mine might get stolen lol…so that tip and link on how to protect your copyright was very useful! Whether anyone appreciate your blog can be hard to tell…in one of your earlier posts u mentioned that it takes time for readers to discover your blogposts! I had that experience recently….some of my posts in July are only recently being liked…so it’s nothing to do with under appreciation…I think it’s more about whether your blog surfaces for readers to discover…the SEO thing 😒 anyway take care!

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  12. Probably have to add another bullet item on there Covid. I got stuck working long hours at work due to people not coming to work because of the Covid epidemic. I am now getting my blog back going again since people are coming back to the office.

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  13. Blogging is a journey and an investment. Perhaps Google or the internet won’t immediately recognise our results, but we can be sure that our hard work will pay off in the future. Otherwise, this was a great post! I myself will be taking a break from blogging until mid October due to life matters. Do check out my blog sometime too :))

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    1. 🤔 That is a splendid question, Lokesh.

      While imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, I strongly suggest that people develop their own style of writing.

      Why?

      Because our writing is supposed to be a reflection of our personality (Think of it as being authentic).

      Also, writing is much easier when we execute our own style of it.

      Copying someone else’s writing style is not wrong, but it surely is not reflective of who we are.

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        1. 🙂 I do not think that I would want to do that.

          Copywriting is actually the creation of an article for the purpose of advertising and other forms of marketing (Which are things that I am not really into).

          By the way, it has nothing to do with copying someone else’s writing.

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  14. Great points! Especially about how the quality of one’s community to can make or break a blogger’s motivation.

    I also think burning out could come from a lack of goals or a lack of focus. I have two blogs – a photo blog and a “depression journey” blog – and I lacked a plan for either of them. I started to flounder with both and my motivation began to suffer. I have decided to focus one and develop a serious business plan for it – and my motivation caught on fire again. 🙂

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