Have you ever stayed away from your blog for so long? Have you ever stayed one full year without writing even a single post on your blog? That was exactly what happened to me. Initially, I never thought I could spend such a long time without even visiting my blog.
In this blog post, I will tell you what has been happening to me and TBC for almost two good years now then in my next post, I will tell you what I’ve learned so far about building a successful and popular blog and, I will also tell you my plans and how you can also use it to fast-track the growth of your own blog. That is when i will fully explain to you what i meant by the title of his post “I’m Tired of Blogging“. So, keep an eye for it.
I will call this blog post (Part 1) and the next one I will write will be kind of (Part 2) in the series.
I advise you read to the end of this post because I’m certain that you will definitely learn something new from it. Are you with me? Let’s go.
Life is not always easy and if one is not careful he might make some deadly mistakes while trying to survive. I’ve been through so many things over the past 2 years but I thank God that I’m still here.
It might interest you to know that since the inception of TBC, this is the first time I took off more than 2 weeks without publishing not even a single blog post and, the funny part is that I totally lost interest in the business of blogging. Not as if I’ve not been making efforts to start again but each time I open my laptop, I will just be staring at the screen not knowing what next to do and before you know what’s happening, I will sleep off.
Over the months, I totally lost it all and that still brings me to the saying that whatever you’re always doing will definitely leave you the moment you abandon it for some time.
So What Exactly Happened?
I know that most of you are still wondering why I’ve been away all this while and I’ve now decided to tell you exactly what happened.
It all started in the beginning of (2014) after I finished setting my goals for the year not knowing that I will be very far from reaching them.
Most of you knew that I was a student and I’ve always struggled to manage the blog and my studies but the whole thing changed when I stepped up to my final year in the university. I don’t really know what happened but what I did remember was that my studies became more demanding and stressful that it became very difficult for me to keep on running this blog.
The worst part of it was that I wasn’t making any significant income from this blog back then and that was part of what de-motivated me. The most ideal thing I was supposed to do in this kind of situation was to just higher someone that will take up the running of the blog to ensure that I don’t lose anything including my awesome readers and income but for the fact that it wasn’t making me money, I couldn’t do it.
We all know what it costs to run a blog especially in a place like Africa where everything is expensive and difficult but I’ve been running TBC with my own money since its inception apart from the few $$ it usually make once awhile via sponsored posts.
As 2014 was going forward, things continued being very hard for me to the point that it became hard for me to even transport myself to school. And in May that same year, my host expired and Arvixe started demanding for their money else, I’ll lose my site. In fact, I almost lost TBC as a result because of the fact that I couldn’t afford the money but as God may have it, I was able to gather money and pay them after about one month of its expiration.
After I settled them, things became even more challenging for me especially in school, I needed money for my project, clearance and many other necessary things and I now decided to sale off TBC in order to pay my bills and settle my debts.
When I told some of my friends about my decision to flip this blog, many of them kicked against it and urged me to look for money somehow and settle my bills instead of selling the blog but as a man that needed money urgently, I had no other choice than to simply list it on Flippa even without having any experience on website flipping as I’ve never done it before. Thanks to my good friends Gilbert Samuel, Valentine Belonwu and Chadrack Irobogo for all their assistance to see that I was able to list the site.
I Couldn’t Flip The Site
The first listing lasted for 14 days and I paid $19 using Valentine Belonwu’s Flippa account for that but I don’t know what happened, it didn’t sale. When I was checking out some of the sites that were already sold on Flippa, I discovered that my own site is even much better than most of them but yet…. They sold so, why can’t my own sale too? This and many other questions were going on in my mind and I started contacting some of my friends again and that was when I reached out to my good friend Uttoran Sen of Guestcrew.com whom most of you already know.
He is a very nice guy and after going through my site, he assured me that the site is good and should be able to sale even more than I was asking for based on his experience in website flipping. He now went through my listing on flippa and said that my sales letter was not good enough and also offered to relist it for me this time and that he will also write the sales page himself.
I explained to him that I don’t have money to relist again and he offered to pay it for me and will take it back after the site has sold. Now, I’ve created my own account and he used it to relist the site with a very nice and well-written sales page but guess what…. It still didn’t sale.
Although it performed much better than it did on my first listing but after this time, I made up my mind that I’m not going to sale it again but will rather re-brand and start working on it again like never before so that even if I later decided to sale it in the future, I will be able to sale it higher than what they priced it on flippa.
The Future of Top Blogging Coach
The truth is that I don’t really know why I was unable to sale the site because, I saw so many sites that are of lower quality being sold there, maybe God actually have a bigger plan for it.
Now, the fact that I’ve not been blogging for a while doesn’t mean that I’ve been doing nothing; I’ve actually been very busy learning. I’ve actually figured out so many things I never knew before in this industry and as time goes on, I’ll be applying them one after the other while also teaching you about them.
I plan to make this blog one of the best in the blogging/internet marketing niche and I’m never going to give up until this is achieved so, I’ll advise you stick around as I have so many awesome things in store for you. The truth is that a lot of bloggers are not doing it right at all and I still see so many bloggers out there that are still making the same mistakes and if we should keep on doing it that way, we won’t be moving forward at all.
Do you really wish to have a blogging breakthrough? Then you’ve got to stop the way you’ve been doing it and start doing it the right way. Stop following the gurus and start doing what you’ve got to do. If you don’t know what I’m saying then don’t worry as I’m going to make everything plainly clear as time goes on.
Right now, I want you to stop working in your blog and instead, start working on it. I will say that again:
If you keep on working in it, you’ll only be working your ass off without seeing any meaningful result, that’s the truth. It’s no longer about writing and writing and writing, there’s more to it now and if you don’t know what those things are you, you’ll soon realize you’ve been wasting your time actually.
I Missed my Friends
I’ve really missed so many people over the months, but what I don’t know is if they also missed me. Life is sweet when you have some good friends that always share beautiful ideas with you and the ones I have here are indeed exceptional. I hope you all are doing well? Enstine Muki, Adrienne Smith, Harleena Singh and others. I know I’ve also missed many of your awesome blog posts and I will start checking them out gradually.
Finally, I want to use this opportunity to wish all of us success on this journey, its never easy and it’s not something you’ll have to pursue by force, you need focus and until you have it, you won’t be able to get anywhere.