Feel Like Giving Up? Read this.

The Art of Blogging

I launched my first blog in January 2011. I had released my first self-published novel on Amazon. I was very excited, and I was sure that I’d soon conquer the world…

I quit after three posts, no views, no comments, no nothing.

Five days into my career as a blogger, I grew bitter and remorseful, felt invisible, decided it was all for nothing, and quit.

This disappointment was so strong that I did not give blogging another try for a solid year. And then, it happened again: I spend the first month posting on a daily basis only to get around 500 views total, and almost no comments at all. Something like 30-40 followers.

This makes you ask yourself questions. You try to find reasons. Your mind plays tricks on you, the same way it would if you would find yourself stranded on a deserted island.

Maybe you are just…

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10 thoughts on “Feel Like Giving Up? Read this.

  1. This is such a great post. My favourite point was about how you might not feel like you have anything new to say but it’s your words and personality that bring the new perspective! 👏🏽


  2. WOW!! Thanks for sharing this! I needed to hear this today. I just published a book on Amazon and I’ve been trying to build a following here on WordPress. But it’s hard work and there are days when I doubt my ability to carry on. This is exactly the reminder I needed! Thank you!


  3. This is some POWERFUL stuff! Now I have a VALID reason to blog everyday. For years I’d do a Project 365/366 photo journal on various social media platforms to now doing this on the blogosphere. And at first I was hoping to get the same “pop” from this that I was getting doing the daily photo journal. Didn’t happen right away, and I listened to what Jared Polin (AKA Fro Knows Photo) said about his posting online when he first started, “instead of doing it for the “pop” (crowd reaction), do it for YOU! Things immediately changed after that.

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