Indian blogging has changed tremendously in last two years and I have seen many new bloggers making their online presence. Almost 95% of new bloggers are coming with the intention to make money online.
Everyone has same goal – He/she wants to become top blogger and want to earn huge money.
Why are you still not making any money, while other pro-bloggers do?
Why are you behind the race when you are putting exactly same efforts?
And most importantly why no one knows about you?
The reason is; we all are blogging blindly with almost no interest in building relationship with others and we want to master all the things in very short time.
Here I am trying to put your feet on the right track, the road might see longer to walk, harder to walk, but it's worth it. In the end of this article you’ll know what you did was wrong or right. What are you doing is going to get you where you want to go or you’ll just be another sitting duck.
# We want to cover all niche
This is the top-most BIGGEST mistake in Indian blogging community.
Few days back I organized one Google hangout and wanted to help newbie bloggers by showing them right path. I analyzed some blogs from the bloggers who were claiming no success in last 1-2 years of blogging.
And I found one COMMON mistake in all blogs.
They all are trying to cover too many niche in single blog.
The problem is not with too many niches, but the problem is; you want to cover all niche yourself.
Guys, running a multi-niche blog needs too much efforts and dedicated writers, which you cannot do alone. So as a newbie always try to cover any specific niche and write about that particular niche.
# We are not treating it as business
This is insane that no blogger is treating it as a business. They are blogging just for passing their time and to make money with Google AdSense. If any blogger is making money with AdSense then he is not even daring to think beyond it.
Businesses have everything well-planned and everything written on papers.
So why are we not planning anything for our blogs?
We never use papers to write down our goals and to check them on regular basis.
# We don't appreciate other bloggers
Everyone is blowing their own trumpet in blogging.
No one wants to follow other Indian blogger and no one wants to reward other bloggers in his/her articles. This thinking is stopping everyone to grow and we are not helping each other to grow.
Have you tried analyzing big blogs?
In 99% of the cases you will see that they have built one big community, where everyone is talking about other fellow blogger and they are mentioning their names and their blog's articles. This not only gives them strong relation with other blogger but Google also loves it because by doing this you are adding more quality in your article.
We cannot grow until we will make a strong community where every blogger is helping each other and we are guiding newbies to show right path to get success.
# We want free things
I have seen many bloggers using nulled plugins, nulled theme which at last cost them big money when their blog gets hacked.
We have become so addicted to get free things that we don't want to think beyond it.
Few day back I wrote article on benefits of private forums, where I talked why we are not learning actual things from pro-bloggers. I recommend to go through that article first.
Internet is filled with awesome stuff and many great bloggers are providing world-class stuff at free of cost.
But to reach at such stuff you might take 1-2 years.
So these 1-2 years time can be saved by joining any paid course or joining any paid forum.
# We don't have any vision
We are firing in dark with no vision where we are going to hit.
Ask any blogger – what is your plan with your blog?
In most of the cases you will hear – I want to make it very big blog. A very very big blog from India.
Ask him – do you have any plan to achieve it?
I bet, in 90% of the cases you will see just dumb faces.
Everyone wants to become top blogger, but no one wants to make plans for his/her blog and they cannot even visualize their blog's value in next 5 years.
They are not putting their efforts to raise the voice of their blog and to spread awareness about their blogs in other audience.
Let's take one real life example –
Suppose you have opened a showroom in your own city, and you are very confident that this is going to become top showroom not only in your city but in neighborhood cities also. You are putting your best, you are putting very costly and branded things in your showroom and taking proper care of everything.
In this case how many people will come at your showroom?
I think – only those who are known to you, or your family members.
Let's take another scenario –
You opened the showroom and now you are promoting it on radio, TV, newspapers, banners, word of mouth and various other promotional methods.
In this case how much buyers you are going to get?
Answer is very OBVIOUS.
So, same principle is also applied on blogging. Have long vision with your blog and promote it as much as you can.
# We want to learn all the things
As a newbie blogger we all are victim of information overload. We want to learn logo design too, theme design too, SEO too, writing too, social media expertise too or almost anything which comes under internet marketing.
And in this race we forget actual purpose of blogging and finally we start complaining about our failure.
We are so mesmerized with shiny things (like fake traffic, fake earning proofs, fake social media presence etc.) that we want to master all the things and want to make quick and easy money.
In this process we are messing everything and finally we are getting lost in whirlpool of too many ideas.
# We compromise our dreams
In Indian society we compromise our dreams.
Our parents, friends, relatives just give one suggestion – Go to school > Get good marks > Go to big college > Get good JOB.
and your life will be settled.
Do they encourage us to start own business or become an entrepreneurs?
We are always afraid of people, we are afraid of our society, we are afraid of our parents.
We suppress our dreams just because of – What will people say?
This one imaginary question is stopping thousands of entrepreneurs to hear the voice of their heart. We all are handcuffed with our society's thinking. We all want to fly, but imaginary shackles are stopping us.
We have big dreams, big plans, big ideas in mind but some imaginary people are stopping us to take any action.
If you really want to see Indian blogging rising and touching new milestones in blogosphere then you can follow my suggestions. In next 6 months we would rise as one of the greatest blogging community in the world.
Some imaginary thoughts and sometime our wrong actions are stopping us to become top bloggers.
We can overcome all of them if someone can guide us and show right path to right things.
Over to you.
Share your valuable thoughts with me and let me know if I missed anything.
Tell me what is stopping you?
and let's win this battle together to grow our community.