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The most discouraging first 6 months of Blogging

The most discouraging first 6 months of Blogging

Often when you start a new blog you will be excited and enthusiastic in writing content, keyword research, SEO and promotion. I call this first month as the magical month! You will have the maximum amount of content written with high energy.

Second month onward the content frequency will reduce and stay at a decent blogging frequency for around 3 – 4 months. You will enjoy the changes and growth in traffic throughout this period – I call it the reality month.

After the first 6 months its common that you find that the traffic and income are not showing much progress. This could be discouraging and can slow down your rigor and efforts. I call this phase as “the blogger’s itch”

How to overcome the Blogger’s itch?

It’s easy to overcome this situation, simply ignore the fact that the income and traffic is stagnant, keep consistently adding good content and work towards a long term goal. Eventually you will see a sudden and huge change that will again continue to motivate you further as a professional blogger.

Joshu Thomas

Founder of OrangeCopper Webmaster Networks, also writes for the latest Launch - HippieMonk Tech & LifeStyle Blog! Stay tuned to the Orangecopper Network of websites at our network page. Me on Google+

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Arnuld Ignacio
Arnuld Ignacio

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karowl
karowl

I’m looking for professional techblog-writers to help my software website get more traffic from search engines. Email me if you can help me, thanks.

Ash Chuan
Ash Chuan

It takes time for a blog to grow in readership & popularity. I think organic growth is still the best. I know there are a lot of people in the websphere claiming that you can make a lot of money by starting a blog or niche blog. Those that become successful in a short space of time are the exceptions not the norm. If you persist, you will eventually get there. That's what I learnt from through experience.

suraj
suraj

Google adsense program also needs site to be 6 months old so most reliable source of income is also 6 months away :-( but this duration gives you time to get maturity with blogging

leo peo
leo peo

yes u r rite, i have started to blog 2 weeks back and the traffic is not showing any improvement but still i post on a regular basis..

leo peo
leo peo

yes i started 2 weeks back nd the traffic isn't that great but still im posting on a regular basis.....

Vineet Saxena
Vineet Saxena

Yeah that is true. First six months of blogging, we go through these stages. But the key is in to keep working.

Dipendra
Dipendra

Yes this is true that first 6 month in really disgusting because blog is not well optimized in search engines, there are no visits, so it feels frustrating.

Savvy Scot
Savvy Scot

You make some interesting and valid points here! I am in the 1-4 month category and am currently seeing the stagnant period! This gives me some hope