3 Reasons WHY Most Blogs Fail to Succeed Online

There are millions of blogs online. And there are hundreds of new blog sites created EVERY MINUTE.

The sad truth here is, most of these new blogs online will not see any good success, at all. And there are reasons WHY.

The harsh reality is the fact that most of these new blogs online get less than 1,000 visitors per month. You can’t really do much with this amount of monthly traffic to your blog, that’s just the honest truth.

Today, I’m going to share with you the 3 reasons why most blogs fail to succeed online.

If you have been struggling to build a successful blog online, for a long time – in this post, you are going to learn why you have not been able to find success with your blog. So get ready!

3 Reasons WHY Most Blogs Fail to Succeed Online

When it comes to building a successful blog online, there are 3 most common TIME-WASTING THINGS that new bloggers tend to do.

And because of these time-wasting things, they will never be able to build a successful blog online.

Most new bloggers spend about 3 months trying to build a successful blog online, and when they don’t see the results they are looking for, they quit.

And when this happens, the chances are, they will always believe that building a successful blog online is just “too hard” and something only the very “lucky” can accomplish.

…..when all of that is completely not true! … not true at all!

You can actually hurt yourself for life, when you fail to build a successful blog online, multiple times.

You might not want to try ever again ….. and building a successful blog online is probably the best thing you can build in your life, to live the life of your dreams!

This is why it is very important that you learn exactly how to build a successful blog online – and if you fail for any reasons, do not get discouraged, and try again and again.

Learn as you go!

And realize that the reason why you did not get the results you are looking for with your blog, is because you did not do the right things. That’s it!

If you truly want to build a successful blog, you must do the right things.

I am telling you this because I know what a successful blog online can do for you, and how much it can really change your entire life. I really care about your success in life you know! πŸ™‚

Read this blog post: Blogging for Profits is the Best Job in the World!

Anyone can build a successful blog online. But, that does not mean everyone will.

WHY Most New Bloggers Fail Online?

Most new bloggers online do not care to REALLY learn and truly understand the psychology behind why bloggers fail

If you want to succeed at something, one great way would be to learn why people do not succeed, and then avoid doing those same things! πŸ˜‰

It is a fact that if you do an incredible amount of work, and you get little to no results from it, you are going to get discouraged. And possibly want to quit.

Even the most ambitious people can get very discouraged when they put in MASSIVE amounts of work, and they don’t see the results they were looking for.

It’s just human nature!

If you want to build a successful blog online, learn what the right actions and steps are, and take a lot of consistent action with them.

Do the best research you can do on what it really takes to build a successful blog online.

You should also invest in the best blogging education you can get!

Don’t just take any advice, or the first advice you come across. I am very serious here, DO YOUR RESEARCH before taking massive action!!

Because, you do not want to take a lot of action with the wrong information.

There is so much misleading and outdated blogging information online. You need to be aware of these outdated blogging tips online.

This is one of the reasons why I am building this internet marketing blog – I truly want to help you out, and teach you the right blogging knowledge to help you succeed in life!

I have done a lot of research on blogging, and I have experimented a lot too. It took me a lot of failures and mistakes to get it all right.

When I first started online, I didn’t even know what “blogging” really was, or even what a domain name was! …. I came a long way ever since!

You came to the right place to learn the right and the best blogging information to help you build a successful blog online (don’t forget to subscribe for blog updates).

Alright, let’s get down to these 3 reasons why most blogs fail to succeed online.

3 Reasons WHY Most Blogs Fail to Succeed Online

The main reason why most new bloggers online will never succeed, is the fact that they waste their time doing the WRONG things.

Doing the wrong things to build your blog online, is a big waste of time. And this is why you probably get discouraged as time goes by.

These are “3 Time-Wasting Things” that can cause a new blogger online to fail.

1 – Creating Too Much Content

When I first started learning about building a successful blog online – one of the tips I learned was to blog as often as possible.

But later on I found out that was not a good blogging tip!

Do not get me wrong here, publishing content on your blog every day can help, but it is not the best way to build up a huge readership online.

And what is the end goal of your blog online?

To build a HUGE readership – that will help you build up a Subscribers List. Which, in the end, will help you earn more (a passive income) from your blog.

That is the end goal when building a blog online, isn’t?!!

Publishing content very often, when you do not have a good amount of readers coming to your blog daily already, is just a waste of time.

Let me ask you …..

WHY would you keep on creating new content for your blog online, when less than 100 people have read your previous blog posts????

This is a huge blogging mistake I have made myself, a lot of times, online.

It took me a long time to get it all right. And today, you are very lucky, because you are learning something I did not learn when I first started trying to build a successful blog online.

You need to implement the 80/20 Rule online!

This means, spend 20% of your time creating QUALITY content for your blog, and 80% of your time PROMOTING the heck out of your content on your blog.

Very simple concept to understand – and if you take a lot of massive consistent action with this, it will pay off big time!

You need to FOCUS a lot more on driving traffic to the good blog posts you already have.

Just think about this for a minute; if you have a very valuable blog post that 100 people loved and really benefited from, chances are there are 100,000 other people (if not more) who would also love the blog post and benefit from!

You need to learn various internet marketing strategies to drive traffic and take a lot of consistent action with them.

I teach a lot of traffic generation strategies on this blog alone – and there is so much information on driving traffic to a blog on the net.

You just have to look for this information, learn it, and implement it until you get the traffic you want!

Check out the ‘Traffic‘ category on this blog to learn more ways to drive traffic to your blog online.

2 – Promoting Your Blog The Wrong Way!

I have met many new bloggers online, so far – and when I ask them “how do you promote your new blog posts online?” ….

….most have the same answer; “I share it in my social networks, sometimes I tell friends about it, and that’s it!”

And what do they do after that? …

They create more content for their blog!!

This is the wrong way to promote your blog posts online.

You have to do A LOT MORE to promote your blog posts online.

Sharing it in social networks, and directly telling people about it, is just not enough. And it will never be enough!

You need to learn the right ways to promote content on the internet. This is where internet marketing strategies come in.

You can learn many ways to promote your blog posts online here.

Here are recommended blog posts on this topic:

There are many ways to drive traffic to your blog online – but one of the best strategies I have learned, is Guest Posting.

Having other successful blogs online (that have huge readership) send readers to your blog – is a very powerful way to build up the readership of your blog!

But, how can you make other popular blogs send your blog traffic??

You should be building your blogging network. A network of like-minded bloggers in your niche.

Guest posting is more about knowing other bloggers with successful blogs online – this way you can ask them if you could publish a guest post on their blog.

But, before you ask other successful bloggers for a guest post (linking back to your blog), you need to make sure your blog looks good and has VERY valuable content.

In other words, your blog MUST stand out from the blogging crowd, if you want other popular blogs to even consider linking back to it.

This is where the next time-waster comes in ….

3 – Creating A Generic Blog Online

If you want other popular blogs, in your niche, to pay more attention to your blog, and really consider linking to it, your blog MUST STAND OUT from the crowd!


What blends in gets ignored, and what stands out gets remembered!

I see a lot of new bloggers online who go for creating a “me too” blog – meaning they are building a generic blog that just blends in with the bunch.

You need to create a very unique and epic blog online!

Don’t just go with the crowd. Instead, look at the crowd and see how you can stand out from it.

Look for new ideas to create your own crowd!

You know what I mean??!

A blog that blends in with the bunch of “look-alike” blogs, will always have a hard time to reach the expected success online. That is just the truth!

Now, the main question here is …..

How do you really stand out from the blog-crowd online?

One of the best ways to build a blog that will stand out from the crowd online is with VERY SPECIFIC information.

The more specific you are with the content you share, the more unique and valuable it will be to specific readers online.

I don’t really see too many bloggers online being real specific with the content they publish.

Example; don’t just write about “Weight Loss” – write about “how can 35+ years olds can lose their belly fat and get in shape fast.”

You see how specific that is?

That’s how specific you need to be with the information you share on your blog online.

Find the very specific audience you want to talk to, and write content only for them.

Once you really OWN that audience, you could move on to another specific audience.

Plus, you will attract the right type of readers to your blog the more specific you are with the content you publish.

If you do this, your blog will stand out, and you can get more attention from popular blogs in your niche.

Just think about this ….

If you sent me a message requesting a guest post on my blog here, here are some of the questions I will have for myself, before letting you link back to your blog from the guest post:

– How can this blog help my readers?

– What type of valuable information is this blog sharing online?

– How unique is the content on this blog?

– Is the content on this blog solving problems in my niche?

These are the type of questions a popular blogger online will ask when other bloggers are requesting a guest post on their blog.

Why should a popular blog online send readers to your blog?

The best answer here would be because your blog is unique, very valuable, and it is solving very specific problems in the niche!

Makes sense?! …

I hope so! πŸ˜€

Wrapping it up

If you really want to build a successful blog online, you must do the right things!

One good way to find out if you are doing the right things or not, is by taking a closer look at the results you are getting daily, weekly and monthly.

Find out exactly what you are doing wrong when building your blog online, and change it!

If you want a different outcome, then you must change the things you have been doing and implementing so far. That’s it! πŸ˜‰

It’s your turn to speak!!

Share your own experiences with these 3 time-wasting things when trying to build a successful blog online. Please leave your comments and thoughts below.

Are you guilty of any of these? … I would love to hear from you and what you got to say in this topic!

Thank you for passing by my cool internet marketing blog, I hope you have learned a lot today!

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  1. Chery Schmidt May 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Hello Freddy, I agree with all your tips my friend, I actually just had someone ask me today on FaceBook WHY her blog is not getting traffic when she has been publishing a new blog post each and everyday.

    When I asked her how many people are reading them she had no idea. REALLY? How many comments? “0”

    I asked her the same thing. Why would you continue to write to NO ONE!

    Crazy! I told her she needed to take a better look at what she was doing and why before she published and more posts.

    There is just to many bloggers out there to think you can just put something up and BOOM YOU GET TRAFFIC!

    I do agree you do indeed need to create a very unique and epic blog to Succeed Online!

    Great Share.. Thanks Chery :))

    • Freddy Gandarilla May 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Chery!

      Yes it is crazy how many new bloggers online get the wrong idea about building a successful blog online!

      I come across many new bloggers like that as well. Most seemed to have learned the wrong blogging information. I mean, there is a lot of outdated blogging tips online – they should be more careful with what type of blogging tips they are learning.

      This is why I highly suggest new bloggers to REALLY do all of the research they can on how to build a successful blog online!

      Thank you for passing by and leaving your comment Chery!

      Have a fantastic week!

      I’ll see you around!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  2. Justin Temple May 12, 2015 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Hey Freddy,

    Great post on why most blogs fail. I like the first area where you share that blogging everyday isn’t really the best thing because you need to be promoting that content.

    If you are blogging daily and following the 80 20 rule you can get pretty worn out blogging.

    Thanks Freddy! Have a great day.r

    • Freddy Gandarilla May 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Justin!

      Yeah I agree man. Publishing content on your blog daily can definitely helps, but it would only truly help if it is very good good content – and usually quality content takes a good amount of time. So, this is why most would not be able to – but it does not mean they cannot (as you know, everything and anything is possible in life).

      What I would recommend is to try to blog all over the internet, every day. Instead of trying to publish content every day or too too often, try to worry more about blogging on other sites online, and link back to your blog, instead.

      This is a simple change of ways to look at blogging online. Blogging on other places, besides your own blog, means promoting your own blog on other blogs. I hope this makes sense! lol ..

      Anyways … Im glad to see you around here bro!

      THanks for coming by and leaving your comment!

      Have a great weekend!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  3. lawrence berry May 12, 2015 at 12:57 am - Reply


    This was a good, informative post. You are right when you say its about how you market and gain readers. Creating too much content leaves no room for promotion and you need to promote your good works. I learned this by looking at what other blogs did that were getting tons of traffic. Also you need to learn how to market. Its a technique to it.

    • Freddy Gandarilla May 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Lawrence!

      Thats right man! .. you must make some time to promote your content. You always want to share very good and quality content anyways, right. So, in order to create the best content, you must take your time. It does take time to craft a great blog post, no matter how good of a writer you are!

      Promoting the heck out of your blog online is very crucial, and it is something that I made mistakes myself with. I used to concentrate a lot more on creating content every day, than on promoting the good content I already had. It happens!

      Thank you for passing by and leaving your comment, Lawrence!

      Have a fantastic weekend!

      I’ll see you around!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  4. Sherman Smith May 13, 2015 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Hey Freddy,

    I think the one thing that a lot of people are afraid to admit is that they’re wrong. And as a result, they keep doing the same wrong routine. You pointed out 3 things that people just tend to ignore although they may have been taught by a “professional blogger”. But one thing I learned is that if it ain’t working for me, figure out why.

    I glad that you mentioned how people would blog every single day (or at least attempt to). It’s fine if you can come up with quality content everyday, but besides that, this is a bad strategy. I like the fact that you used Pareto’s Principle for this. Yes I believe that promotion should be 80% of your time, and crafting and publishing content should be 20% of your time. As a matter of fact, I’ve gained more from doing this versus publishing content every other day!

    Thanks for sharing this list and I’m sure newbies and veterans will appreciate this! Have a great rest of the week!

    I found your post on kingged.com under the category of Blogging

    • Freddy Gandarilla May 15, 2015 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Hey Sherman!

      I agree with you man. Sometimes too much ego can really hurt you and get you nowhere. I see a lot of new blogger in denial for a long period of time, and no matter how much we tell them they need to promote a lot more than publishing content daily, they continue to think publishing content very very often is the key.

      It is just a matter of really and truly understand how a successful blog is built. Once you really take the time to truly and deeply understand this simple concept of the 80/20 rule – that is when your eyes will open, wide, and you will see the bigger picture to building a successful blog online. Then you will start taking the right actions!

      I am glad you found this information very valuable man. You are very right, this simple information can make a big difference in the journey of a new blogger online!

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a good comment man!

      Have a fantastic weekend!

      I’ll see you around Sherman!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  5. David Hartshorne May 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Hi Freddy,

    Have to agree with your 3 points here, especially the 80/20 promotion part. Its so important to invest time in promoting it the right way in the right channels.

    Thankfully places like Kingged.com and Triberr can help!

    Have a good weekend
    – David

    • Freddy Gandarilla May 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Hi David!

      You know it man! …

      A LOT of promotion is key to the success of a blog online. That is for sure man!

      Yeah I agree with you, sites like Kingged.com are great places to get free traffic to your blog! .. you just have to become a very active community member! πŸ˜‰

      There are many ways to drive traffic to a website online – you just have to take action and become a very active individual online!

      THank you for coming by and leaving a comment, David!

      Have a great weekend!

      I’ll see you around!

      Cheers πŸ˜€

  6. Lisa Sicard May 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Hi Freddy, very interesting about 80% promotion and 20% content.
    I think people also need to have a strong email list. That is something I did not start with and am now working on. Social media is great but it’s really rented space. We also need to have organic traffic which comes with SEO efforts. I think less bloggers today are focusing on SEO though it is still needed – maybe not as much as in the past. I also think too many quit too soon. Sad.
    Excellent points Freddy.

    • Freddy Gandarilla May 15, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Lisa!

      I’m glad you find this information interesting and valuable! πŸ™‚ …. I appreciate your support!

      I agree with you – building an email list/subscribers list is very very important for sure!

      I love organic traffic from the search engines! .. it is one of the best targeted traffic you can to a website online, AND it is free!! haha .. love it love it for sure!

      Yeah, most new bloggers online will quit when face with adversity! .. this is why I am on a mission to teach the right knowledge to help them out! πŸ˜‰

      Thank you for passing by and leaving an awesome comment Lisa!

      Have a fantastic weekend!

      I’ll see you around!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  7. Carol Amato May 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Hi, Freddy,

    What a great article, and I couldn’t agree more with all that you shared! πŸ™‚

    I am so glad that you put an emphasis on list building because for me, that is the core of my entire online business. Making it a priority is critically important, I couldn’t agree more.

    Also, I like the fact that you accentuated the point that we must promote our blog posts in general which takes a lot of time and effort.

    Great article, I’ll be sharing with my friends.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend period


    • Freddy Gandarilla May 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Carol!

      Building an email/subscribers list is very important and yess it should be a high priority online!

      Very often I come across new bloggers who are not promoting their blogs as much, and they are not taking email marketing as serious either. If they just turn that around, their results can increase dramatically! πŸ™‚

      Thank you for passing by and leaving an awesome comment, Carol!

      I really appreciate the support!

      Have a fantastic week!

      I’ll see you around!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  8. metz May 17, 2015 at 12:31 am - Reply

    WHY would you keep on creating new content for your blog online, when less than 100 people have read your previous blog posts????

    This is a very thought provoking question we need to mull over. I couldn’t agree more with what you want to say and what you want us, readers and marketers to realize. You have a big point. Blogging on a daily basis would be in vain if you only have 100s of readers.

    You can take a break and try to reach your readers through responding to their comments, use the best keywords (keyword optimization), go social and give guest posting a shot!

    • Freddy Gandarilla May 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Hey Metz!

      haha yeah that is the big question all new bloggers should ask themselves!! πŸ™‚

      That is right! .. you should take a good amount of time to promote, build a social following, and connect with your current readers. Big blog promotion is key to the success of the blog! …

      Thanks for passing by and leaving an awesome comment, Metz!

      Have a great week!

      I’ll see you around!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  9. Atish Ranjan June 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Nice post Freddy!

    I think writing too much content which are similar to others is the negative thing. If they create new content everyday with uniqueness and something different then there won’t be any problem.

    Promotion ways must be exceptional and thats what works nowadays.

    Thanks for the post.

    • Freddy Gandarilla June 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Atish!!

      I’m glad you like the information here! πŸ™‚

      Yeah you are right – writing similar content, and not taking the time to create a very unique and very valuable blog post, is a common issue amongst new bloggers!

      We must take the time to write very epic, valuable, and very unique content! … doing that alone will help the blogger stand out from the crowd!

      With some massive consistent marketing, you are on your way to building a successful blog online! πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for passing by and leaving your comment man!

      Enjoy the rest of your week!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  10. Nicholas Mintz June 25, 2015 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Very good post here indeed. I really remember so many blogging experts talking about blogging everyday. I think most believe that is the case because blogging everyday constantly brings in more keywords but if you are blogging basically to yourself for a 6 months, then thats when so many give up. Research is key and mixing up different methods as well but I am still a firm believer of content being king. Just have to let as many individuals know about that great content as possible. Guest posting is great, sites like HubPages,and countless other methods of driving traffic. I do agree 100 percent to focus more on those traffic methods because that will be well worth it in building your readership for sure. Great job

    • Freddy Gandarilla June 25, 2015 at 11:43 pm - Reply

      Hey Nicholas!

      Well, blogging every day is good. Nothing wrong with that. But, if blogging daily is causing your content to be of low quality, and you dont have much time to do the marketing part, then it becomes a problem!

      You have to build your blog the smart way! … this is why you must learn the right process, and create your own action plan to follow every single day.

      Guest posting is a great way to build up the traffic flow to your blog online. It just takes a lot of consistent work, but it is all well worth it!

      Thanks for passing by and leaving your comment brother!

      I appreciate that!

      Keep up the great work!

      I’ll see you around! πŸ˜€

  11. SAICHARAN July 22, 2015 at 3:38 am - Reply

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    • Freddy Gandarilla July 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Saicharan!

      I’m glad you are enjoying the information and knowledge on this blog! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment!

      have a great week!

      Cheers! πŸ˜€

  12. Yogesh July 22, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    This was really a heck of a post. I liked it very much. Promoting your content in a wrong way gets you stuck.It gets your SEO down and also you do not get any traffic.
    One should share his posts on Facebook, Google+, Twitter in the communities that share the same topic as the posts do. Sharing in a right way can be like a treasure.
    May be some miracle happens and a very trustworthy blog posts your link or shares you article and can result in a lot of traffic and traffic is directly proportional to earnings πŸ˜€
    Keep Promoting articles in a right way and stay blessed.
    Thanks for this amazing article.

    • Freddy Gandarilla July 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Yogesh!

      I’m glad you liked the post and that you found this information helpful to you! πŸ™‚


      And yeah, the key to build a successful blog online is massive marketing! …

      Yes, we do need to invest some good time in creating very valuable blog posts, but the main focus should go to the marketing of blog. It is very important that we truly understand this simple concept! πŸ˜‰

      Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment, Yogesh!

      Keep up the great work online!

      Have a great week! πŸ˜€

      I’ll see you around buddy!

  13. Vashishtha Kapoor July 26, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy
    Thanks for this priceless information. None can evaluate your words as they are very very impressive and worthy. I understand this that writing content and publishing it in the air is never a right turn and you said this in such an interesting tone.
    Am not saying that you’re good but all I want to say is “You’re too good”
    Thanks for sharing
    God bless
    Have a nice day

    • Freddy Gandarilla July 26, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Hi Vashishtha!!

      Nice to see you around here! πŸ˜€

      That’s right! … writing content, and publishing, just because, it is not a smart approach.

      You must understand how everything works, and how you need to build your blog and take it success online!

      I’m glad you found this information valuable. This is the type of blogging advice that you need to really understand and implement!

      I really appreciate your kind words, Vashishtha. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment!

      Have a fantastic week!

      God bless you and your family!

      I’ll see you around!

  14. Rafia amjad ali August 1, 2015 at 2:16 am - Reply


    its very useful post.
    its a solution for the people using blog they should must be aware off all these reasons for the success of their blogs they should avoid all these. Its helping me too in my own working.

    Thank you.

    • Freddy Gandarilla August 1, 2015 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      Hey Rafia!!

      I’m happy to hear this information is helping you already! … that is so awesome! πŸ˜‰

      Keep up the great work!

      Thanks for leaving a comment!

      Have a fantastic week! πŸ˜€

  15. John September 19, 2015 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I agree we need to think about what we can do to make our blogs more successful. Often marketing is not being done well or effectively. But I must say I don’t see a need to spend anywhere near 80% of the time on marketing (in most cases). Creating great content is the most important thing. Marketing needs to support that to get new readers, but I would suggest the most time be spent creating great content.

    • Freddy Gandarilla September 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Hi John!

      If you combine great content with great marketing, you can always get something great going! … you know what I mean! πŸ˜‰

      You have to lead with content people really want and need. That’s on the content part. And in the Traffic Part, you have to lead with very effective traffic generation strategies. As simple as that! πŸ™‚ lol

      Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment!

      Keep up the great work yourself brother!

      I’ll see you around! πŸ˜€