Those of you who have read the About page for Renard’s World would know that this is not my first blog.
For the record, I am not the only blogger in cyberspace who decided to delete their old blog with the intention of creating a new and improved one (Many people from around the world also had the same urge to start over).
What are some of the things that can push a blogger in the direction of deleting their old blog and creating a new one?
Oh, many things!
So, today, I am going to discuss some valid reasons for a person’s desire to delete their old blog and create a new one.
1.) They Felt Embarrassed By Their Old Blog
Truthfully speaking, it is natural to feel embarrassed by your old blog; especially if it is the first one that you ever created.
Could you remember what it was like when you first tried to figure out this whole blogging scenario?
Hey, I certainly did!
After reading a blog post from someone, I said to myself, “I can do that!”
To be honest with you, I was great at writing articles. However, blogging required more than having the knowledge of writing articles; it required having knowledge that pertained to:
In all fairness, my first blog was on Blogger and newbie bloggers on that blogging platform were not required to have knowledge of those things that I mentioned above.
After all, the whole idea of blogging on Blogger was to keep things as simple as possible.
Would you believe that I never added tags to my blog posts on Blogger in the beginning?
Hey, I never added pictures to those blog posts of mine in the early stages of blogging on Blogger.
On a positive note, Google does not require that you add tags or pictures to your blog posts in order for them to be indexed (Google’s algorithm is quite capable of deciphering what your blog posts are all about).
I learned via “The trial and error” method ― the method that is often used by a large percentage of personal bloggers on the world wide web.
As time went along, I learned:
- How to make a blog post on Blogger more SEO-friendly.
- The correct usage of tags.
- A bit of coding in the form of HTML and CSS (Which came in quite handy in making my blog’s template look different from everyone else’s template on Blogger).
The evolution of my blog on Blogger was quite evident; the way in which my blog posts were presented at the beginning was not as refined as the batch of blog posts that appeared in its later stages.
I also deleted my first blog on Blogger and ventured into the area of blogging on WordPress (The funny thing is that I eventually deleted that blog of mine on WordPress to start a new one on Blogger).
As time went along, I deleted the second blog on Blogger and I created an entirely new blog (Renard’s World) on WordPress.
I have no regrets about deleting those old blogs of mine.
Because it paved the way for this one!
By the way, there are legitimate reasons for deleting an old blog (especially if you are embarrassed by it) and creating a new one to take its place; such as:
- Wanting others to see your new and improved style of blogging.
- Wanting to sever ties with your past.
- Wanting to explore a new niche.
- Wanting to be part of a new wonderful blogging community.
- Wanting to personally see what it is like to start from scratch.
Most bloggers who have started over tend to cringe whenever they think about their first blog (Being embarrassed about their first blog causes that type of reaction from them).
2.) They Outgrew Their First Blog
Yes, people do outgrow their blogs.
A person’s first blog might have highlighted some of the things that they did as a teenager via the blog posts that they published; as a result, they no longer have an interest in (or want to be reminded of):
- Partying every weekend.
- The alcohol or the drugs that they experimented with.
- Things that they once believed about life.
- People they once associated themselves with.
As an adult (if you still possess the love for blogging), there is a high probability of you wanting to start a new blog ― one that reflects who you are today.
3.) They Wanted First-Hand Knowledge Of What It Is Like To Publish Blog Posts On Another Blogging Platform
If you are a person who blogs on Blogger and you would like to know what it actually feels like to blog on WordPress, the best action would be to create a WordPress blog of your own.
Because it would provide you with first-hand knowledge of how WordPress works (In this case, you would be starting a new blog from scratch).
Most people who came over from Blogger were surprised by how modern WordPress actually is.
One of the biggest challenges for anyone who joined WordPress recently is learning how to create a blog post via the Block Editor.
4.) They Grew Fed Up With Their Old Blogging Platform
In my article, When Bloggers Get Angry, I mentioned that some bloggers who did not like the idea of using WordPress’s Block Editor went elsewhere to blog.
For the record, people do get fed up with their old blogging platform for various reasons and they can range from:
- Bloggers wanting to escape censorship.
- Bloggers wanting to use a blogging platform that is most appropriate for conducting business online.
- Bloggers wanting a blogging platform that has SEO-friendly themes and professional-looking widgets.
- Bloggers wanting to interact with an entirely new set of bloggers.
- Bloggers who simply wanted a change from the old way of doing things.
One thing that is most obvious is that people who have grown fed up with their old blogging platform will look for other places on the internet to blog.
5.) Their First Blog Was Penalized By Google
Google penalized their first blog and instead of fixing the things that caused their blog to be penalized, they created a new one from scratch.
For the record, Google will penalize your blog if it has:
- Unnatural or poor links linking to it.
- Lots of keyword stuffing in your blog posts.
- User-generated spam.
- Thin content.
- Plagiarized content.
- Been infected with malware.
- Been over-optimized where SEO is concerned.
- Been hacked.
- Broken links.
The last thing that any blogger wants (especially if their blog is business-related) is to have their blog penalized by Google.
To recap, some bloggers have chosen to start over because:
- They felt embarrassed by their first blog.
- They outgrew their first blog.
- They wanted first-hand knowledge of what it is like to publish blog posts on another blogger platform.
- They grew fed up with their old blogging platform.
- Their first blog was penalized by Google.
Please feel free to share your opinion on what you have read.
And, thank you for reading!