21 Warning Signs You Chose the Wrong Topic for Your Blog

21 Warning Signs You Chose the Wrong Topic for Your Blog

You’ve wondered, right?

Back when you started, you were just stoked to have a blog. You picked a topic that seemed interesting, fired up WordPress, and proceeded to write your heart out, certain you would eventually gather a following, and it would all prove worthwhile.

But now you’re getting a little worried.

You’re not getting much traffic. You’re not getting many comments. You’re not making any money.

Not that you haven’t tried, of course. You’ve done all the things popular bloggers say to do, like publishing great content and commenting on other popular blogs and getting accounts on Twitter and Facebook, but no matter how hard you work, no matter how many different techniques you try, none of it is working.

So you wonder…

Could you have screwed yourself in the beginning?

Could you have chosen a topic for your blog that never has a chance of becoming popular?

Could you in fact be wasting your time trying to keep your blog alive, when really the only sensible thing to do is junk it and start over?

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Why Posting Every Day is a Silly Strategy (And What to Do Instead)

Why Posting Every Day is a Silly Strategy (And What to Do Instead)

Note from Jon: This is a guest post by Dries Cronje from Trading Profit Lab. If you’re like me, you often turn your nose up to guest posts on popular blogs, because most of them are by beginning bloggers who are still learning their chops, and so the posts kind of suck. Not so here. I couldn’t have said this better myself. It’s a freaking awesome post, and I encourage you to read every word of it.

Someone, somewhere, told bloggers to post every day.

So you do. And you give it your best shot.

But posting daily just doesn’t work for you. You don’t meet your traffic and income goals, you don’t get a flood of visitors, and your subscriber numbers stagnate.

Now you’re doubting your ability to be a successful blogger, and you feel like a sweatshop worker, working super-hard with no real reward.

The post-every-day strategy takes all the fun out of blogging.

Deep down, you suspect this strategy is downright dangerous. And you’d be right for the following reasons:
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14 Devious Tactics for Getting More Comments on Your Blog Posts

14 Devious Tactics for Getting More Comments on Your Blog Posts

You have a lot to be proud of, you know.

Most folks who start a blog quit within a few weeks, their dreams of fame and glory crushed by a cold and uncaring world who doesn’t give a damn what they think.

But you?

You hung in there. You kept writing. You’re even managing to get a little bit of traffic.

And you’re pleased with your progress. Rightfully so.

The only problem:

You’re not getting many comments. More

The 7 Dumbest Mistakes You Can Make When Launching a New Blog

The 7 Dumbest Mistakes You Can Make When Launching a New Blog

So, let me guess.

When you started blogging, you probably plunked your butt down in a chair, rifled out some thoughts on your trusty keyboard, and punched “Publish,” right?

After all, that’s what blogging is about. It’s the place where you write, and the world gathers to listen.

It’s supposed to be simple. It’s supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to be fun.

But is it? More