Should I quit blogging? [Real stories from 31 Inspiring Bloggers who pulled through]

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Have you recently had doubts about your blog or felt so overwhelmed and thought “Maybe I should just quit blogging”?

Maybe things haven’t been going in the direction you’d expected when you first came up with the idea of starting a blog.

Maybe you’ve looked at the top experts in your niche, their insane blogging income reports, their VAs, Content Writers and entire team behind them. They seem to have all the things you don’t and may never have.

All the things that make it so difficult to close the gap right?

Well I’m about to let you in on a little secret. Almost every blogger has had those moments where they felt so discouraged they wanted to quit blogging.

The difference, they didn’t quit.

They didn’t sulk about their situation and they certainly didn’t continue doing the same things and expecting different results.

Know why? Because like you, they knew that despite all the challenges, they really didn’t want to quit blogging.

“I have had too many “this just isn’t working, and I’m nearly in tears because I’ve been working so hard” moments to describe just one. One thing that kept pushing me through — for YEARS — was the thought that other people were doing it, and I refused to believe that there was something wrong with me, that I was too stupid or lazy or incapable, that I couldn’t do it too.” – Jennifer McCoy Blaske

LESSON: If you are in a blogging funk it may be time to switch up your strategy. –click to tweet

So should you quit blogging and go back to a life where you are chained to a desk you don’t love? The answer is NO, not until you’ve gone through this post and still can’t find a remedy to your “problem”

These inspiring bloggers have seen it all and thankfully, they agreed to share their experiences by answering 3 questions:

  1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?
  2. What “why” caused you to keep going?
  3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

And in their answers, you’ll find people like you.

  • Mothers who had their income cut after years,
  • Dreamers who suddenly lost their traffic, and
  • Passionate creators who sold nothing.

The one thing they all have in common, they never stopped.

LESSON: Real failure isn’t failing, it’s refusing to keep going. – click to tweet

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Let’s do it!

32 Experts share their experiences, how they didn’t quit blogging despite their challenges and what they did to turn it around.

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Abby LawsonAdam ConnellAlexis SchroederAmber Temerity Lozzi
Arfa NazeerBen HuberCarly CampbellDavid Hartshorne
Emma Lee BatesErica Heather AllardHolly Johnson
Istiak RayhanJanice WaldJennifer MakerJustine Grey
Kara FiddLaura IancuLisa SicardMarci Buttars
McKinzie BeanMeera KothandMelissa TaylorMia Wenjen
Michelle SchroederPete McPhersonRaelyn TanRebecca Flansburg
Sue DenvelieSwati ChalumuriTracie FobesVirginia Nakitari

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1. Adam Connell

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Blogging Wizard, and Funnel Overload

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

Years ago, the first blog that I ever made money from … all was going great. I was starting to make a modest side-income while working a job I despised.

I had no expectations as to what I could achieve, but the revenue growth made me consider that I could potentially earn a full-time living from this. And maybe leave my job if things kept going the way they were.

Then, one day, I woke up to see all of my hard work burnt to the ground. That traffic and revenue was gone instantly.

What happened? I followed some questionable SEO advice and Google’s flock of penguins went absolutely savage (so to speak).

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I did quit blogging…

Or at least, for a while, I gave up on any aspirations I had and continued the daily grind for a company that treated its staff like garbage.

I desperately wanted to change my circumstances, so I changed my plans and started looking for jobs I’d actually enjoy. Marketing was the first thing that came to mind.

Sometime later, I found a local marketing agency that was hiring. And despite competing against qualified marketers (well, on paper), I got the job. I was over the moon, to say the least!

Here’s what kept me going (well, where blogging was concerned):

I wasn’t just hired because of what I could do (which was build websites and craft engaging content). One of the reasons I got the job was because I knew what not to do from an SEO perspective.

That experience of losing all of my hard work, and a decent side-income taught me a hard lesson. One that I’d never repeat for anyone I worked for.

So, eventually, I continued blogging because even out of a complete failure, it allowed me to trade a job I hated for a job I loved. And that meant the world to me.

It was a crazy feeling. To build up a blog (and myself – emotionally), only for it to be torn to the ground but still get a life-changing win out of it? … blew my mind! And it forced me to reassess everything I thought I knew.

You just never know what’s round the corner.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

By the time I decided to continue blogging, my domain had expired. Not a big issue considering the fact I’d of struggled to drive any search engine traffic to it.

So, I started from fresh. This meant I could start my blog off on the right foot – drawing a line in the sand.

I kept learning. And I kept working on my blog and once I was earning enough money to leave my job …. I stayed at my job (well, for a while longer).

Once I could financially cover myself for 6+ months, I left my job to focus on my blog full-time.

Now, I’ll leave you with this:

Don’t fear failure. Just start blogging and see where it takes you. If you fail, don’t worry because it isn’t the end. It’s just part of the journey and it can be the start of something better.

And in some cases we need the lessons we learn through failure to climb our way to success.

“Don’t fear failure. If you fail, it can be the start of something better…we need the lessons we learn through failure to climb our way to success.” – Click to tweet

2. Sue Denvelie

Blogging Coach & Mentor, Founder of Successful Blogging

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

When my blog was 4 months old, I was ready to throw in the towel. I wasn’t making any money even though I had a list of 2400 subscribers. I was very discouraged.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

But I really wanted Successful Blogging to provide a income for me. I had stopped working my corporate sales and sales training management job because of a health crisis and I really needed more income coming in, so I buckled down and decided to continue blogging no matter what.   

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I hired my first coach and within 45 days, I made $5,400! I didn’t have to spin my wheels anymore – I had an expert to go to and help me make decisions that worked.

“I buckled down and decided to continue blogging no matter what…I hired my first coach and within 45 days, I made $5,400! I didn’t have to spin my wheels anymore – I had an expert to go to and help me make decisions that worked.” – Click to Tweet

Side note: Sue is now a renowned blogging coach who has coached the likes of Tor Refsland and Dre Beltrami (The Branded Solopreneur) among others. Want to experience the sort of massive growth she did, apply to get accepted into her coaching program here.

3. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

7 Figure Blogger, Founder of Making Sense of Cents

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I don’t think I’ve ever felt like completely giving up on Making Sense of Cents, but I have definitely felt tired in the past! Especially, when working full-time and blogging on the side. That was probably around 1 to 1.5 years in. I was working around 45-50 hours at my day job and anywhere from 20-50 hours on Making Sense of Cents. I didn’t think I was going to quit blogging, but I came to the realization that I couldn’t realistically do both.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I loved blogging, so I knew it would be the choice for me! You can read more about quitting your job to blog here.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

At that time, I realized that one had to be given up – either blogging or my day job. I chose quitting my day job and continuing to blog full-time. I was enjoying my blog a lot more than my day job (I actually completely hated my day job, haha), and I was making good money blogging. So, it was a no brainer.

“I was enjoying my blog a lot more than my day job (I actually completely hated my day job, I chose quitting my day job and continuing to blog full-time.” – Click to Tweet

4. Abby Lawson

Creator of Building a Framework and Founder, Just a Girl and Her Blog

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

1. A few months ago– so when I had been blogging for about 6 years– I had a time where I was just feeling really overwhelmed by all there was to do for the blog and business. Blogging has changed so much since I started, and there seem to be more and more steps to do to publish a post or create a product or email series or whatever it was, and it just felt like no matter what I did or how much I tried to plan ahead, I was constantly behind and feeling like I couldn’t catch up. I was so sick of “hustling” all the time, only to feel like I was falling further and further behind, and I really felt like giving up altogether.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My family was my “big why” that made me keep going. My husband Donnie and I both work on the blog as our full time jobs, and although there are seasons where it feels really stressful like the one I just described, being able to work for ourselves gives us so much freedom and allows us to spend tons of time with our kids and never have to miss any of their important events. That freedom that it gives our family, along with the many, many, MANY moments where I absolutely love doing this whole blogging and online business thing, make me want to keep going even on days when I feel discouraged.   

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

3. The thing I did to turn it around in this particular instance was to give myself permission to cut back on the amount of content that I felt like I “had to” be creating. All of the deadlines that I was so stressed out about were really self-imposed. So instead of focusing on churning out X number of posts a week or pushing out a new product right then, I instead began to hone in on creating better content that was truly helpful for people, even if that meant that there was less of it.

“I gave myself permission to cut back and realized that all of the deadlines that I was so stressed out about were really self-imposed.” – Click to Tweet

5. Ben Huber

Co-Founder, 7 Figure Blogs DollarSprout and Breaking the One Percent

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I think the one year mark was kind of a gut check moment for us.

At that point, Jeff and I had been blogging for 12 months with really nothing to show for it other than a bunch of articles about the stock market, very little traffic, and no fruits for our labor. We had spent thousands of hours writing about things that we thought were important, but it never dawned on us to really question our audience and figure out what it was they felt was important. It also didn’t help that we, ironically, didn’t know we were blogging. I know that might sound funny but it’s true.

We didn’t start a blog because we saw a flashy story about how you could make money from home blogging, or something like that. We purely just wanted to teach people how to invest and stock pick and knew that we needed a website to do that. It wasn’t until month 13 or 14 or so that we found Pinterest and realized there were whole communities of bloggers there (and on Facebook) where you could network, talk strategy, and even meet one another.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I’ll speak for Jeff and I both in saying that our big “why” was definitely because we knew that we had a very finite ceiling in our careers at the time and we were exploring ways to build a business (it just so happened that we were building a blogging business and didn’t really know it).

We both had multi-five figures in student loan debt (me six figures!) and were looking for enjoyable ways to try and generate extra income. About 5 years prior, Jeff and I had always joked about wanting to start our own business while in college — we both pursued science degrees — but had 0 unique skills or the knowledge required to really get a biz off the ground.

Eventually he settled in to working with an investment firm where he got real-life experience in the field, and that proved invaluable when it came to curating content for our new blogging business in late 2014.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Without a doubt the most important thing for us was choosing a social media platform, going all-in on it, and truly mastering it.

For us, that platform was Pinterest, but that definitely won’t be the case for everyone. We found that marketing high-acuity investing content was extremely challenging because we were competing with banks and investing enterprises with billion dollar budgets. It came to pass that marketing to a larger audience of millennials, generally interested in personal finance, was a much easier challenge to conquer. We found that our content was resonating on Pinterest and decided to devote all of our manpower into getting the most out of the platform at the time. Now, we’ve since shifted directions and look to take advantage of organic search traffic on more traditional search engines, but Pinterest, and social media in general, are still a huge component in our overall marketing strategy. (In fact, they have a synergistic effect on one-another.)

Around the 15th month of our blogging journey, we finally hit a home run. We had a piece of content that went “viral” on Pinterest that consistently started sending about 1,000 visitors to our site each and every day; almost 4 years later, it’s STILL sending about 100/day. That baseline level of traffic allowed us to start growing an audience, learn more about affiliate marketing, and forced us learn more about email marketing and lead acquisition.

“Jeff and I had been blogging for 12 months with really nothing to show for it. Around the 15th month of our blogging journey, we finally hit a home run…” – Click to Tweet

Side note: Jeff and Ben credit their first break to learning to master Pinterest. Learn how they design great pins here.

6. Holly Johnson

Six Figure Blogger, Founder of ClubThrifty

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

When my husband quit his job to work on our blog full-time in February of 2015, our website was 3-years-old. It was earning some money at that point, but not as much as we wanted since I couldn’t devote my full-time attention to it. My husband Greg dove headfirst into monetization, learning how to build our traffic, and everything else he needed to know to get up to speed. It was pretty disheartening at first because we hired a SEO consultant that didn’t actually help with our website despite charging us $3,500 per month. We definitely felt like giving up on our blog during that time and sending my husband back to work. Fortunately, our darkest days were short-lived.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

We really wanted the freedom of having both of us work at home, especially since we have kids. I was so sick of my husband’s old job since he had long hours and had to work weekends. He also had only 12 vacation days per year, and he only earned around $60,000. We decided to stick with trying to have him blog full-time and keep trying new things, and I am so glad we did. Our earnings have only grown since around the end of 2015, but especially in the past 12 to 18 months. We earned $67,000 after expenses in April, for example, including both our blog income and my freelance income. We also travel around four months of the year now. This is our dream, and we only got here because we didn’t give up – even when things got hard.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Instead of focusing on the methods other people were using to build traffic and earn income, we focused on what we thought *we* were best at. We quit chasing shiny objects and started crafting our own plan. That sounds pretty vague, but it’s a mindset switch that made a big difference for us. Too many people try to make money blogging by trying to copy other people’s strategies.

“Instead of focusing on the methods other people were using to build traffic and earn income, we focused on what we thought *we* were best at. It’s a mindset switch that made a big difference.” – Click to Tweet

7. Meera Kothand

Email Marketing Specialist and Author, Amazon Best Seller The One Hour Content Plan

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

My blog was about 9 months old. I was getting amazing feedback from my subscribers. People loved my content which was great! But they were not paying for my products at that point in time although that’s what they said they wanted. 


I remember having a terrible launch then. I believe I only sold 3 spots in my course.

That was a low point for me especially when it looked like everyone around you was selling effortlessly.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

As cheesy at it sounds, the why that kept me going was my audience. 

Several of them had been on my list for several months – many of them still are 3 +years in. While it didn’t seem like I was able to translate my value into sales then, I was still making an impact…still helping and the comments and feedback from audience told me so. That kept me going.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

“Learning to sell and market your digital products is a process. Something that I learnt over trial and error over multiple launches. The ONE thing that I did was not walk away too quickly. That’s what I’m seeing these days. People give up on their products too soon not knowing that it takes time to tweak your messaging and hit the right pain points.

” The ONE thing that I did was not walk away too quickly. That’s what I’m seeing these days. People give up on their products too soon” – Click to Tweet

8. Raelyn Tan

Turbo Power Blogger, Pro Digital Marketing Strategist

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I felt like giving up a couple of months in, when I just couldn’t seem to get any visibility. It seemed like a huge ton of work with no results to show for it.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

Personally, I love the process of strategizing, planning, and then implementing your own ideas! You get to see the fruits of your labor almost immediately. Being able to control my own time and income was a huge WHY that kept me going – you can’t achieve this with a regular job!

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I invested a lot of time into learning traffic and list building strategies that could give me more visibility online. This led to a lot of exposure and being able to grow my community quickly – I share the best strategies with my audience too!.

“I invested a lot of time into learning traffic and list building strategies and this led to a lot of exposure and being able to grow my community quickly” – Click to Tweet

9. Mckinzie Bean

Pinterest Expert, Creator of the Amazing Pin to Profits and Founder Moms Make Cents.

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I was about 18-months in on my current blog and I just felt so maxed out. I had just completed a course launch and I was burned out beyond belief. For a moment a part of me really thought about giving up. I also was struggling so much with comparing myself with other bloggers, which we all know gets you nowhere. I spent way too much time worrying about what they were doing vs. what I actually could do to grow my blog.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My big why was at the time was that my blog was currently providing for my family. I was the sole provider while my husband went back to school. If I quit then we wouldn’t have money and that just wasn’t an option. I had to push through the hard even when it felt miserable.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

The two big things that were weighing on me were the burnout and the comparison. This first I remedied by taking a break. I seriously gave myself a week off. I didn’t email my list, didn’t write any new blog posts and barely got on social media. I needed a bit of a detox. This helped me regain clarity. It also helped me get over some of the comparison issues. When I wasn’t on social media I wasn’t in the loop with what was going on with other bloggers. This was so nice that many of them I unfollowed and unsubscribed from when I came back from my week long hiatus. It is good to be informed and keep up with trends in your industry, but if there is a certain blogger that just frustrates you or gets you down for whatever reason, don’t be afraid to unfollow them!

“It is good to be informed and keep up with trends but if a certain blogger frustrates you, don’t be afraid to unfollow them.” – Click to Tweet

10. Pete McPhearson

Founder Do You Even Blog? Power Blogger and Podcaster

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I’m just about 2 years into my current blog project, and I’ve considered giving up recently! (Within the past 3 months)

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

Since I’m the only revenue-generator in my family, it’s always been vital that I monetize. And while I’ve been very fortunate to earn quite a bit from DYEB–it’s still “taking longer than expected.”

(A feeling almost all bloggers can probably identify with!).

The “why” that has always kept me going is my current followers. Not a week goes by when I don’t receive “micro-encouragements” that motivate me to keep going, to keep working, and to keep my head focused on the future.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Being intentional about my *plan* has made things a lot easier for me.

By nature, I tend to just drift along from project to project, task to task, and that has historically led to a lack of focus. Since spending more time and energy on organizing a short-term plan (that falls into a long-term vision), it’s been easier to stay focused, motivated, and not think of quitting!

“Since spending more time and energy on organizing a short-term plan it’s been easier to stay focused and not think of quitting!” – Click to Tweet

11. Lisa Sicard

Premium Freelance Content Writer, Top Twitter Influencer and Founder Inspire To Thrive

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

Time was always my biggest frustration and I think when my blog was 2 years old I almost quit.

My soul sister!

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My readers kept me going. Encouragement from them in the comment section and on Twitter. I felt like I was helping others to learn more about social media.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I started to blog more regularly and less often. I went from daily to once a week or even 2x per month. Recently, I’ve upped that schedule again.

“I started to blog more regularly and less often. I went from daily to once a week or even 2x per month. Recently, I’ve upped that schedule again.” – Click to Tweet

12. Janice Wald

Expert Blogging Veteran, Author and Founder Mostly Blogging

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I don’t recall ever feeling like I wanted to give up on my blog. I was determined to find a way to make my blog a success. That’s how I found my niche. I started reading tips on how to be a successful blogger. I wrote about what I read, and a niche was born. I blog about blogging tips today. I started reading those articles about three months after beginning my blog.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My youngest child had just left for college when I completed my Master’s Degree. The degree gave me confidence in my writing ability. Prior to my daughters going to college, we would discuss different topics which I loved to do. I realized I could still discuss various topics on blog posts. I started writing blog post articles and interacting with my readers. More information about why I started blogging can be found here.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I made several changes. As explained, I started researching techniques of successful bloggers. I also became a more patient person realizing blogging success takes time.

“I started researching techniques of successful bloggers. I also became a more patient person realizing blogging success takes time” – Click to Tweet

13. Heather Allard

Serial Mom Entrepreneur and Founder The Mogul Mom

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I started The Mogul Mom in 2007, and three years later in 2010, I felt completely “blogged out”. Until then, I had been the only one writing all of the posts and I truly felt like I had nothing else to say.

One-on-one consulting was the only income stream I had, and it was becoming increasingly harder for me to do with three kids under the age of ten to care for. I honestly didn’t know what to do.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My big why was (and still is) my three children. I wanted to stay home with them and be available to them, whether they needed help with homework, a pep talk when they were down, or a trip to the doctor when they were sick. I never wanted to miss out on any part of their lives because I was tied to a job outside the home. However, in order to be an at-home mom, I had to bring in some income. So, I needed to figure out how I could do that with The Mogul Mom in a more sustainable way.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I had been a big ProBlogger reader and fan, and had dreamed of doing a guest post for the site. So, I pitched Darren Rowse (the founder) with a post idea about asking well-known bloggers if they’d ever felt “blogged out” as I did. He agreed to it and the post was published.


I learned so much from the bloggers who shared their feedback with me, mainly that I was not alone in feeling that way. I realized that instead of quitting, I should just take a break and evaluate how I could do things differently on The Mogul Mom.

After some time off, I thought of two ways to improve things for myself and my readers.

First, I invited a handful of mom entrepreneurs to be regular contributors on The Mogul Mom, which freed me up from doing all of the writing, gave the contributors exposure to a larger audience, and offered my readers new information and perspectives.

Second, I reviewed the notes from my consulting sessions with clients and found that 80% of them needed the same type of advice and help (how to wholesale a physical product and how to get media coverage for a product or business). I turned those topics into ebooks and began selling them on The Mogul Mom. This helped me shift from one-to-one to one-to-many impact, which drastically changed the way I earned income from trading time for dollars to literally being able to earn money while I slept.

If I had actually given up in 2010, I never would have known the great potential and possibility that was just around the corner.

“If I had actually given up in 2010, I never would have known the great potential and possibility that was just around the corner.” – Click to Tweet

14. Mia Wenjen,

Author Award Winning Book “How To Coach Girls” and Founder Multi-Cultural Children’s Book Blog Pragmatic Mom

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

There are few things that make me feel like giving up. The first is when I am faced with a technical issue like my blog is down for various reasons and I struggle to fix it but my web host isn’t much help and I don’t know what to do. The second is when my traffic drops dramatically, usually in response to a new Google secret algorithm. This might lead to me having to fix something in all my posts which now total over 2000. That’s depressing. Once, I switched my Permalink without understanding the consequences of that. I didn’t realize that all the links needed to be redirected. My blog will be 10 years old this August.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

It’s really the kind feedback of readers and social media followers that keeps me going. I also realized that I am one of very few children’s book bloggers of Asian American descent and that makes me feel like I have to be out there to represent and even, at times, stick up for Asian and Asian American authors when they are attacked on social media.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

When I realized through a Lee and Low Books study that the number of diverse children’s books published had stayed the same for fourteen years, it was a watershed moment for me. I pledged to promote diversity authors and illustrators on social media. That led Valarie Budayr of JumpIntoABook.com blog to reach out to me and propose that we do something about it. We ended up creating a holiday, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which is the last Friday in January and a nonprofit as well (https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/).

“We ended up creating a holiday, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which is the last Friday in January and a nonprofit as well” – Click to Tweet

15. Tracie Fobes

Veteran Blogger, Blog Coach & Consultant, and Founder Penny Pinchin Mom

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

It was the spring of 2014 (my blog was 5 yrs old at this point) I had an affiliate partner pull the rug out from beneath me and slash my income; I also saw a shift in the people who wanted the content I was generating starting to turn downward.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I kept going because I knew this was on me. I had made a mistake with the way I set up my business. I did not WANT to quit. I loved what I was doing and knew there was much more I wanted to do.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I totally re-evaluated the content and the value it could provide. I also started learning more about income diversification and started finding other partners to work with so I could level it out more and rely so much on just one partner.

“I totally re-evaluated the content and the value it could provide. I also started learning more about income diversification and started finding other partners” – Click to Tweet

16. Melissa Taylor

Pinterest Sage, Freelance Writer and Founder of Award Winning Blog Imagination Soup

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I had a few months about 8 years ago where I was threatened with a lawsuit for writing about my children’s school (even though I never used any names, locations, or even my kids names). I spent months working with an expensive first amendment lawyer and looking for a new school where the principal wouldn’t promise that no one wanted my kids in their classroom, it all felt so overwhelming that I almost quit blogging.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I am not a victim and won’t be bullied. At the time, my blog was a place for people to learn about education advocacy which I became quite passionate about. (It’s since morphed into something else for a variety of reasons including a long term illness.)

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I kept writing my blog. I became one of 50 delegates for Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress to learn more about education advocacy. Because of that, I was offered a bigger platform in which to make a difference as a blogger for Parenting magazine’s Mom Congress education blog for over a year.

“I was threatened with a lawsuit for writing about my children’s school… but I kept writing my blog. I became one of 50 delegates for Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress” – Click to Tweet

17. David Hartshorne

Digital Marketing Strategist, Founder and Pro CopyWriter, Azahar Media

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

After the first month!   

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

The “big why” was when I realized what blogging was about. I needed to blog so I could build connections with fellow bloggers and let people get to know, like, and trust me. Blogging takes time to yield results.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I reached out to fellow bloggers and started networking. I got some very good advice from one blogger in particular and started putting ideas into practice. So after those first six months of going nowhere I now had a plan. My blog grew well over the next 12 months.
As a result of my blogging a few people suggested I offer writing services for clients. So I offered freelance writing services and 3 years later I’m still writing!

Blogging takes time to yield results. As a result of my blogging a few people suggested I offer writing services for clients. So I offered freelance writing services and 3 years later I’m still writing! – Click to Tweet

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18. Istiak Rayhan

Founder Road to Blogging and Creator of the Ultimate Blocks WordPress Gutenberg Plugin

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I started my blogging journey in 2012. Within one year, my blog started generating a decent amount of money. And I was thinking about to take blogging as a full-time profession. Then the worst thing happened.

My blog got hit by Google penalty. I lost more than 50% of traffic overnight. And my revenue was declining. It seemed that my two years of works went in vain. At that time, I felt like giving up.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

At that point, I still had one year to complete my graduation. So I had some time to try to make things turn around.

And I have to mention this one minute video of Jim Carry that helped me a lot to keep my journey on. I found this video on my Facebook feed randomly.

I’ve watched this video hundred of time. I still watch this video some times.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I was sure that I won’t be able to recover my traffic quickly. So what I did was started optimizing my old posts to get most out of them. And it worked. I was able to recover my earnings.

At the same time, I also tried to understand why Google punished my blog. I found that low-quality posts were the main reason. I started updating those thin content and gradually recovered from the penalty.

“What I did was started optimizing my old posts to get most out of them. And it worked. I was able to recover my earnings” – Click to Tweet

19. Jennifer Maker

Creator The Pinterest Launch Plan and  Founder, Exceptional Crafts Blog Jennifer Maker

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I never really felt like giving up on my blog. I did falter once, however, about six months after I began my blog. I’d been working VERY hard and while I’d been seeing great traffic growth, I wasn’t seeing great income growth. I began to slow down a bit on how often I was posting, and I started prioritizing my blog a little less.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My big “why” is the strong need to support and protect my family. I began the blog when my 20-year-old business was no longer able to support us and I thought we’d have to move out of our house. This was unacceptable to me because my daughter was just entering the turbulent teen years and I knew in my gut that moving would be bad for her. We’d also recently been informed she would need a medication I could not afford. This continues to be the reason I keep going even when things are tough. I want to build a strong blog and business that can support my family for years to come.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

At the point where I was prioritizing my blog less than before, I stopped and noticed my behavior. This does have a tendency to creep up on you unaware. I remember that day — I was on the way to breakfast with my fiancé. And I asked myself, “Is this blog still important to you? Do you still think it can help you support your family one day?” The answer was a resounding yes, and I went back home after breakfast and started a new post. I haven’t looked back since.

“I asked myself, “Is this blog still important to you? Do you still think it can help you support your family one day?” The answer was a resounding yes” – Click to Tweet

20. Carly Campbell

Power Mom Blogger at Mommy on Purpose and Creator of the famous Pinteresting Strategies

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I have honestly NEVER felt like giving up. I have faced many frustrations… but I always knew I wanted to do this. I don’t like to let things beat me, so every frustration is just another challenge I can win 

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

The thing that kept me going was that I really BELIEVED if I kept going I could make it work. My big why has always been working from home so I can stay with my kids and help my husband pay the bills. 

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Any time I get overly frustrated (to the point of tears or thinking I can’t take another minute of this) I just stop and take a break. Step away from the computer. But again – I’ve never wanted to QUIT all together. I think if you regularly want to quit altogether, maybe you SHOULD? Otherwise, just take a break, then come back and keep going!

“I think if you regularly want to quit altogether, maybe you SHOULD? Otherwise, just take a break, then come back and keep going!” – Click to Tweet

21. Amber Temerity Lozzi

Blog Mentor, Marketing Strategist, Time Management Expert and Founder Thrifty Guardian

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I was a couple months in and decided to switch hosts (despite knowing very little about how that part worked!) I quickly became very overwhelmed by the new cPanel and very much considered scrapping the whole thing.

I’ll never forget sitting in my office, pumping milk for my daughter while trying to sort out the mess I’d made, just SOBBING over my broken site.

I’d fallen for the whole “you MUST do this to succeed” and thought one of those things was switching hosts to a “better” one. I quickly went back to my old host, got things sorted out, and honestly haven’t thought about quitting since!

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

When I launched ThriftyGuardian, my son had just turned 2 and my daughter was 9 months old. Because I was working in Higher Ed (i.e. rarely just an 8 hr day) and handled daycare drop-off/pick-up, I was usually outside the house from 6:30am-6:30pm every. single. day.

And I was bustin’ my back to barely bring home $3/hr after daycare costs. It simply wasn’t worth it, but we couldn’t afford for me to quit either.

I needed more than to be going broke working at someone else’s dream; I needed the freedom to carve my own path, one that involved more time with my babies AND more money.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Just a few months into the creation of ThriftyGuardian, I decided to put my Education skills to use and launch an e-course. It was called “Life on a Budget” and covered the foundational skills necessary to help someone get un-stuck and get back on the path to paying down debt, without sacrificing their sanity.

Despite having a rather small e-mail list at the time (~300 subs), I made the leap and went for it…and sold out all 25 spots in less than two weeks, bringing in nearly $5,000.

I would have had to work over 2,000 (!!) hours at the college to see $5,000 in my bank account and here I’d done it in less than 14 days and while still working that full-time job.

It was at that moment that I knew I was going to make it, that I would leave my office job and become my own boss; two months later, that’s exactly what I did.

“Despite having a rather small e-mail list at the time (~300 subs), I made the leap and went for it…and sold out all 25 spots in less than two weeks, bringing in nearly $5,000.” – Click to Tweet

22. Rebecca Flansburg

Self Published Author, Freelance Writer, and blogger at Frantic Mommy

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

After blogging for a whopping nine years, I felt like I didn’t know what I wanted my site www.Franticmommy.com to be when it grew up. For the most part, I felt like the content I was putting out was not getting the attention I’d like it have and my website traffic never really seemed to change. At the time, my focus was trying to monetize my site so a lot of my content was sales and affiliate driven along with really helpful content on working from home.        

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

About a year ago, I contemplated shutting it down and mentioned that to a web designer friend of mine. He encouraged me to NOT shut it down because of all the time, effort, and love I had put into that site. He noted that to have an active website with that kind of longevity was something to be proud of and not waste. I listened to him mainly because I felt in my gut there was something else this site was meant to be, even though I didn’t know yet what that was.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

The first thing I did was to make the decision to stop being pushy and sale-sy with my content and just write–the kind of writing that is kind, honest, and authentic. And enjoyable. Another thing I did was to stop worrying about analytics. I never look now!

The second thing that caused a light bulb to go off in my head was a self-publishing class I took during January-February of this year (2019). As I sat in this class and listened to the dos and don’ts of self-publishing there was a lengthy discussion on building an author platform. I would say 90% of the class was starting from zero when it came to any sort of social/online presence. At that moment I realized that, if I were to write and publish books, I already had everything I needed.

So I went home and rebranded as my author site and my social media. I also realized that the content I had so lovingly created could be compiled into several really awesome books on working from home, being a mom in business, and streamlining your business. To say it was a pivotal moment would be an understatement! Needless to say, since those classes, my site has morphed into my author website (rebeccaflansburg.com) and by April of 2019, I had two self-published books (based on the content of my site) on Amazon with a 3rd in the works.

My gut was right–there was a greater purpose for the blog I had created nine years ago!

“The first thing I did was to make the decision to stop being pushy and sale-sy with my content and just write–the kind of writing that is kind, honest, and authentic.” – Click to Tweet

23. Kara Fidd

Founder of go-to Graphic Design Blog Simplifying DIY Design and Creator The Complete Blogger’s Toolkit

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

Oh gosh, there have been SO MANY TIMES I’ve wanted to give up blogging that it’s hard to pick just one. It happens pretty much anytime I’ve burnt myself out. In fact, right now I’m feeling this exact way so I guess I’ll talk about this! I actually can’t even really pick out a main reason. My blog is about 1.5 years old, I just had a major product launch that was extremely successful, generating multiple 5 figures during the launch week. I kept hustling after the launch was over and burnt myself out with the planning, creating, tweaking, and all the work. I hit a writers block and lost all motivation. Overwhelmed, exhausted, and frustrated are just some of my emotions at the moment.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I will ALWAYS keep going. My “WHY” started out of need. I needed to generate money from home or I had to put my kids in daycare (which my husband and I had decided as a family against for personal reasons). Honestly, my “real” job didn’t really generate enough that it would have made sense to put my kids in daycare anyway- I would have been paying to work. A job that way exhausting both mentally and physically. As time has gone by, my why has shifted into wanting to give my family the best lives full of adventure AND wanting to help my readers succeed. Every time someone emails me that one of my templates has helped them create a product or some other exciting blog related win- my heart melts. It’s almost addicting and I will never stop working to hear those wins from my readers. I want my family AND my readers to have their best lives and if something I make can help them get there- then that’s just amazing and totally worth each and every moment of frustration or tear shed.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Something I always do when I get burnt out is give myself some grace when it comes to days off. I let myself take a night off and watch forensic files. I take a bubble bath or do my nails or whatever kind of self care I’m wanting to do. I evaluate what I’m doing that’s working, what I’m doing that not working and try to brainstorm ways to improve it. Once I have a better plan again, I usually get fired up again and excited, ready to conquer!

“Something I always do when I get burnt out is give myself some grace when it comes to days off” – Click to Tweet

24. Justine Grey

Affiliate Marketing Strategist, and Founder of Create Hype and Affiliate Marketing Manager, FreshBooks

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I’ve run my blog off and on for 8+ years and there have been plenty of times I’ve wanted to give up! Blogging can be frustrating because results don’t happen overnight and all the hard work you do can go unnoticed for a long while. Instead of pushing myself harder or expecting faster results, I simply stepped back from my blog several times – sometimes for extended periods of time. Those absences made me miss blogging and allowed me the headspace I needed to pivot into a new direction I was more passionate about.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I absolutely love helping my audience succeed with affiliate marketing, but when I didn’t have an audience the BIG THING that kept me going was the idea of having an asset to fall back on if I lost my job or a client. Blogs are such an incredible career and/or entrepreneur tool so I always had that top of mind when I’d step away from blogging for too long.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

In the past few years, I decided to embrace my decade of experience with affiliate marketing by going all in on that niche. Doing that has led to thousands of subscribers, my first course, a full roster of clients and tons of new client inquiries every week.

If you’re not blogging about something you are either passionate about or knowledgeable in, it will feel fake and forced. That’s why although I kept with blogging in some form over the years, it wasn’t until I stepped into a niche I truly knew & loved did things fall into place professionally.

“If you’re not blogging about something you are either passionate about or knowledgeable in, it will feel fake and forced.” – Click to Tweet

25. Alexis Schroeder

Founder Exceptional Personal Finance Blog, Fitnancials

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

So many times! I didn’t take my blog seriously until 3 years in. A year after that, things were still really slow and I honestly thought about quitting several times. I wasn’t making the kind of money I wanted to be making, but I also knew I had to be patient and keep working.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I knew my blog had a lot of great potential and could help a lot of people who were dealing with the same financial issues as me. I also hated my job at the time – it caused so much stress and I was constantly tired.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I had enrolled in so many blogging courses at the beginning of my blogging career, but never actually completed and implemented everything in the course. I would take 1 course at a time and implement everything I learned. Now I work with strategy in mind, instead of winging it.

“I had enrolled in so many blogging courses at the beginning of my blogging career, but never completed and implemented everything. Now I work with a strategy in mind…” – Click to Tweet

26. Arfa Nazeer

Founder of She Means Blogging, and Infinity Blog Awards Nominee

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

Honestly, I never had the feeling of giving up but I was struggling with few low-points all the time in the early stage! As I used to write for freelance clients so I never had given full-time attention on my blog in the beginning stage. That made me getting frustrated over questions like why I’m not making money, why I’m not getting more page views and what doesn’t help me grow my blog! All these questions started bothering me. And, it was the point that made me think for my blog seriously!

I’m not sure but my blog was about 1 year old when I was battling with these thoughts 😀

I truly think that when you have a solid direction and focus on your blog then it’s very rare that you feel like giving up! You work on a plan. You have buzzing ideas every month to focus on. You know how things will work. And, you see those results too!

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My passion in blogging, the ultimate desire to be my own boss and have an impact online. I can have a blogging business, and earn a decent income. I can inspire many other aspiring bloggers who are extremely talented, and can do wonderful things online.

Every time, I felt demotivation I only used to think what magical big things would happen if I continue blogging. What crazy new things I might experience if I take my blog to next level?

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I took enough time to focus on my intentions, and reconsider my blog direction. I literally stopped working and speak to myself. Taking a break and thinking from a new perspective really helped me to overcome the situation and come-up with a better strategy to focus on.

This self-talk has really pushed me forward in the right direction. I found out the focus, and my plan to make blogging work for me!

“Taking a break and thinking from a new perspective really helped me to overcome the situation and come-up with a better strategy to focus on.” – Click to Tweet

27. Laura Iancu,

Productivity Blogger, Creator of the Powerful Smart Blog Planner and Amazon Affiliate Marketing Expert

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

A couple of years ago I started feeling emotionally drained and mentally exhausted. I couldn’t fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning and then I wouldn’t wake up until noon. My energy levels were low and I was tired all the time. On top of that, I was working 12 hours straight and rarely took the weekend off. Needless to say, I wasn’t being productive by any standards. I had only recently turned my blog into a business so I was determined to make big leaps in a short time. Turns out I ended up burned out and with a pretty severe case of adrenal fatigue. It wasn’t fun.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I’m pretty stubborn and I don’t give up easily. I really love what I do and my business. So whenever I ask myself what would I do if money weren’t an issue, my answer is always blogging. I love having my own little corner of the Internet where I’m in charge. And I love the creative process. 

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Well, I took a break honestly. I booked a yoga retreat (never ever did yoga before!) and went away for a week. It was very short, but the retreat was in the mountains and I had no internet access, so I really had no choice but to disconnect. I kept on doing yoga afterward and started setting boundaries. This made a huge difference in the end.

“whenever I ask myself what would I do if money weren’t an issue, my answer is always blogging.” – Click to Tweet

28. Emma Lee Bates

Sales Page Copywriter and Designer, Founder Kids Cash and Choas

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I was just over a year into my blog when I attempted my first launch. I spent weeks getting everything ready, did videos, wrote emails and blog posts. I finally sent out everything and no one bought. I was pretty devastated and between that and some health issues I went into a deep depression. I attempted to sell my blog and then just stopped posting completely. After about three months I surfaced and started writing again.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I love being a mother but it’s not fulfilling like I expected it to be. I find running a business to be very fulfilling and it was the push I needed to return and keep going.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I don’t think there was one thing I did. I joined some new groups, focused on different things and worked on connecting with other people. There are still times I feel like giving up, or get a bad case of impostor syndrome, but it’s easier to snap out of it now because of finding other bloggers I can talk to who understand.

“There are still times I feel like giving up, or get a bad case of impostor syndrome, but it’s easier to snap out of it now because of finding other bloggers I can talk to.Click to Tweet

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29. Virginia Nakitari

Former Paid Transcriptionist and now Founder Earn Smart Online Class and Real Mom Jobs

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I felt like giving up in my 8th month of blogging. I had just qualified for Mediavine after hitting 30k sessions all thanks to Pinterest, but then my account got suspended. It took about 3 weeks for it to be restored but my page views and my income that month reduced significantly. I had a lot of anxiety and lots of sleepless nights thinking that Mediavine could pull out. But, thankfully, they didn’t!

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I had two big why’s that made me keep going even when things seemed tough. Attaining financial freedom so that I can finally quit my job. I had a full-time job at that time that I really didn’t like. And the second big why was connecting with my readers. I didn’t want to lose touch with them. Some of them were really looking up to me and seeing me as a role model. Giving up meant that I would shutter their dreams and I just couldn’t let that happen.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

The one thing that I did that helped me a lot was networking. I spent that time networking with other bloggers in Facebook groups, asking questions and seeking help and support. Everyone was supportive and advised me on what to do. That one action yielded lots of positive results. I got my Pinterest account back and I’m happy to say that my page views grew to 200k per month after that.

“The one thing that I did that helped me a lot was networking. That one action yielded lots of positive results and I’m happy to say that my page views grew to 200k per month” – Click to Tweet

30. Swati Chalumuri

Pinterest Expert and Founder of Hear Me Folks

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

My blogging journey began in early 2016. At the time of starting this blog, I knew nothing about running a successful blog. I was a complete novice and I pondered on the question of what to blog and how to promote.

For months, I struggled, struggled, and only struggled. I worked day and night, but nothing went the way I wanted. Though I made a little income, the outcome wasn’t proportional to the time spent. My husband, who’s very concerned about my health couldn’t see me struggling and spending sleepless nights. I thought to take a break and start afresh again. So, I went to my hometown following the 6 stressful months of blogging. For 3 months, I touched nothing. In January 2017, an article about Pinterest Marketing opened my eyes – “How Pinterest can bring easy traffic to your blog in a short span”. I read every word of it and wanted to give a last try. That’s when I started marketing on Pinterest. Within months, my traffic picked and I could see considerable growth. This gave me the much-needed hope and I have never looked back since then.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

My 9-5 job brought nothing but dissatisfaction and it didn’t stop there – I also struggled with my boss. Health conditions added fuel to the fire. So, I had to quit my job. 2 years passed by and I wanted to get into something worthwhile career wise. I said, “No, I’m not going to go back to work in a real office type environment. Let’s start my own business.”
I started exploring and stumbled upon Blogging as a viable work-at-home option. The idea fascinated me so much that I spent several sleepless hours every single day prepping for what’s to come. I decided to start my own blog and build a solid web presence. I struggled a lot in the beginning and I still do at times. But, the amazing success stories kept pushing me forward. Whenever I feel demotivated and unhappy, I look back at my journey and the pain I underwent working with my boss. I wouldn’t want to get back to the traditional 9-5 job again.
After blogging for 3+ consecutive years, I have connected with ENOUGH people across the world and made new friends, which isn’t possible with the traditional desk jobs.
Most importantly, I want to live up to my dreams, help several others like me and attain financial freedom.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

The key accomplishments are being able to Develop Engaged Community of Followers on Pinterest and Increase Inbound Traffic for my website up to 200% Percent. I haven’t realized the true potential of Pinterest until I used it myself. It’s a true game-changer.
Increased revenues offered the ability to outsource work and reduce work pressure. Now, I can start venturing into other aspects of blogging and help more people.
Initially, you might feel like blogging is tiresome and futile. But, a proper strategy and strong foundation can take it to the next level sooner or later.

Don’t give up in the meantime! Try, all you can and make things happen.

“Initially, you might feel like blogging is tiresome and futile. But, a proper strategy and strong foundation can take it to the next level sooner or later.” – Click to Tweet

31. Marci Buttars

Owner of Amazing Food Blog Tid Bits Marci

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

My blog is almost 2 years old and while I haven’t had a point where I wanted to give it up, I have had some moments of serious burn out. Reflecting on these moments has shown me that I typicaly feel like this if I’m not getting enough sleep or spending quality time with my family.

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I gave up a solid career to dive into the world of blogging. Blogging awakened an excitement for creating inside of me that I just couldn’t give up. I don’t know that I can ever go back to the career I had before and give up that “creator” side of myself.

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

I’ve made sleep a higher priority and that has made an incredible difference. Also, when my family is home, I clear my mind of work details and focus on them. My social media presence isn’t as frequent because of this decision, but my family means more to me than that.

“I don’t know that I can ever go back to the career I had before and give up that “creator” side of myself.” – Click to Tweet

32. Erica

Creator of the Unplugged Shop and Founder What Do We Do All Day?

1. At what point did you feel like giving up on your blog?

I’ve never felt like giving up primarily because it is a project that is very flexible and I know that if I want to take a break from it for a time I always can! The blog will always be waiting for me

2. What “why” caused you to keep going?

I love the creative outlet and being able to share favorite books with others. If I talked about books with my friends as much as I do on the blog, they would never want to hang out with me because it would be so annoying! Ha ha. 

3. What one thing did you do to turnaround the situation and what result did it yield?

Mostly I keep chugging along doing only what I want to do with the blog and not worrying about becoming any bigger than I can handle by myself. 

“Mostly I keep chugging along doing only what I want to do with the blog and not worrying about becoming any bigger than I can handle by myself. “ – Click to Tweet

TO RECAP

If you feel burnt out – Take a break and reassess your strategy, spend time with the people you love. Remember your deadlines are self imposed 90% of the time. It’s okay to take a break but it’s not okay to give up.

If you aren’t getting traffic – Focus on one social media platform first. Pinterest usually has the quickest returns and this is a course I recommend. Also check out this course on creating pin designs that convert.

If you are getting traffic but not making any money – Diversify your income and test what works best, consider if you are being authentic with your affiliate marketing. Check out this amazing guide to help you get started. Or start creating your own products with the Product Creators Toolkit.

If what you are doing isn’t working – Stop winging it and blog with a plan, here’s one free. Network with other bloggers and learn from them. Or consider hiring a blog coach.

There you have it! 32 amazing (and real) bloggers who prove that you can pull through this blogging storm and ride on the waves. Will you stop or will you choose to be unstoppable?

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17 thoughts on “Should I quit blogging? [Real stories from 31 Inspiring Bloggers who pulled through]”

  1. Great roundup, Lily. Truly inspiring. I’ve learned a great deal from a few of the people mentioned here, yet still didn’t know this part of their story.
    Interesting to read what they shared about feeling like giving up or just inspiring words to keep going.

    Great read!
    Thank you.

  2. Hi Lilly, You have given an excellent post for all the bloggers out there. The information you have given is very useful. Thank you for the excellent post.

  3. This is an amazing post, Lily. Truly inspirational and what I needed as well 🙂

    Blogging can be really stressing at times (especially if it does not go the way you want it to be). The key is to keep working on it, strive to improve and take small breaks (or vacations) to rejuvenate (that is what worked for me!)

    1. Thanks so much Chhavi!
      I’m not sure how I missed your comment the first time. 🙂
      Exactly! I do feel like the best thing I’ve done for my blog growth is get a mentor.
      Best thing ever really.

  4. Hi Lily,
    THIS IS A MASSIVE ONE! I’m amazed by the responses of all these successful bloggers and I can totally relate. For all those new bloggers who think to quit, should read this post as it has valuable advice from almost 32 bloggers! Love the roundup.

    It’s ok if you ever feel like quitting, just take a break, relax and come up with new stuff. New strategies. New ideas. New content. New direction. And, sometimes, you do need coaches and blogging geeks to help you with your blog!

    Thanks for inviting me to contribute.

    P.S: I will read this over again :p

    Arfa

  5. Great roundup Lily,
    it’s really encouraging to read the stories of people who wanted to give up, but didn’t, and it turned out it was for the best.
    Very inspiring…

  6. Awesome to see pros find their way through Lily. I only wanted to genuinely quit 1-2 times during 10 years. I love blogging. I see success. So I keep going and rising higher.

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