9 Ways to Kill Your Blog!



Maybe you have a blog but don’t know where to go with it. Don’t worry ladies and gentlemen that’s why I wrote this post.

1.You Don’t Have a Plan

When I started my first blog,I was all over the place. That is the most common blogging mistake I see newbies make. They have no clue what to blog about so they blog about everything but nothing particular.

Before you start your blog have a plan for it.
I’m sure you guys have heard the saying,”A man without a plan can’t make a stand.”

For example this blog is to educate and inform newbie internet marketers proven techniques to make money online. Guide them with correct detailed information so they also prosper and succeed.

Know what You want to accomplish with your blog.

2.You Don’t Show Your Own Personality

There’s an over-saturation of blogs on the internet. According to Smartblogger,com there are 255 million blogs, therefore you have to stand out from the crowd with your own personality.

I have noticed a lot of bloggers try to copy the style of influencers in their niche. But remember people are drawn to genuine and unique bloggers who don’t to fake the funk.

My best tip to you guys is to write like you would speak to your best friend. Don’t be like Mike. Be Yourself.

3. They Don’t Make Money Right Away so They Quit

Building a blog is like building a brick house. It takes along time to build but once it’s built it’s built to last.

Spend 9-12 months grinding hard and you will have a well oiled blog machine spitting out sales everyday.

The quitters will be knocking themselves for giving up early.
With blogging you have to sacrifice short-term pain for long-term gain.

If you are only focused on money people will feel your sense of desperation.
Guys focus on helping people first making money second Trust me it works.

4. Identify Your Audience

Your blog isn’t supposed to cater to everybody.You should focus on a specific audience create all your content with them in mind.

When you know your audience creating content is easy because you know them like family.

You know their struggles,wants and needs. So when you create content that speaks to their heart,it creates instant trust and credibility for you.

5. Poor User Experience

You do notice how my site has a clean list of navigation tabs and social icons to connect.

Overcrowded navigation bars,confusing layouts,childish graphics and slow loading speeds are all examples of poor user experience.

Keep your navigation bar simple,have an organized layout and use professional graphics. Don’t have blinking ads and flashing banners everywhere. Sometimes less is more.

6. You Have No Mystery

Blogs that have all their business opportunities or producets on the wall for everyone to see is a definite turnoff. Guys create mystery around your brand and what you do.

Start with value so people will be dying to opt in to your email newsletter to find out more. Then you can sell your products and services on the backend.

7. Ineffective Copywriting

Inject curiosity and excitement into your blog titles and headlines,so your readers will “want to click”. This is called copywriting. Most blogging newbies don’t know how to “sell the click”.

8. Don’t Promote Content

Writing a blog post and hitting publish is only 50% of it. The other 50% is marketing your post.
If you notice all my social media icons are used to share all my new blog post to my social media channels. Google Alerts is another option.

9. Don’t be Inconsistent

Most blogging beginners fall victim to the blogging “crash and burn”.

They get high on blogging for a few wekks or months then they disapear like beer on a hot summer day.

The best way to stay on track is to keep a posting schedule and stick to it.

Be realistic though,don’t set yourself up for failure. It’s better to blog less and stay consistent. This is also out of respect for your readers and the search engines.


Blogging can be a very profitable part of your business or a big waste of time. It all depends on your approach and execution. Preventing the mistakes in this post is a very good start.

So guys let me know if you agree with my post and how many blogs have you murdered? Also share this post to all your social media outlets.Thanks



  1. Hi Darrell,

    I like these 9 ways you listed here. They are all likely to kill one’s blog, for sure.

    I will like to add the following as an extra way to kill a blog:

    10. You don’t have a plan to make money with your blog.

    You listed not having a plan in your first way to kill a blog but I think not having a plan to make money with your blog is another big killer.

    Many people give up on their blogs mainly because they don’t make any money even after many weeks or months of blogging.

    And that’s usually because they didn’t have a good plan in place for making money with blogging, before starting.

    What do you think about this extra point?

  2. Yep, I was guilty of not being consistent in the beginning too. I’d blog blog blog, then I’d quit for a while, then I’d be motivated and start again.

    Now I’m blogging 1-2 times per month. I’m also making my posts longer and giving better quality content. Before I’d give 3-5 tips on something…

    Now with more content, it just seems like a better post.

    Thanks for sharing these mistakes!

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  3. Hi,

    I got your friend alert to check out your post, am glad I did. It’s a well written post.

    I don’t have a blog but what you wrote here can be applicable to any venture, not just a blog.

    For instance, not having a plan can kill any venture, not just a blog. Even offline businesses without plans fail.

    I like the saying you gave there:

    “A man without a plan can’t make a stand.”

    I never heard that but it’s so true. How can one make a stand when they don’t have a plan, right?

    Thanks for sharing these tips.

  4. Hi darellantonio,

    Indeed, there are many blogging mistakes we still do that keeps affecting the results we expect .

    The mistakes you have pointed out here are real and most bloggers are ignorant of them.

    I guess its time to do away with them. If we truly want to keep blogging for business then proactive steps must be taken to avoid these and other mistakes!

  5. Once a blog stops providing value to its target audience then it is gradually committing “suicide”.

    The place of value cannot be quantified when it comes to blogging.

    So, every marketer must ensure that he or she keeps providing value to sustain its longevity of the blog.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome post!

  6. Hi darellantonio,

    The 9 mistakes you have pointed out in this post are real. They can kill a blog fast. It becomes necessary that every blogger becomes vigilant and do away with these mistakes.

    One of the mistakes that can kill a blog fast is not making your content great. A poor product is sure to attract poor reception.

  7. Hello Darrell,

    I agree. Just focusing on money can be a blogger’s downfall. I see a lot of bloggers who are blogging for money and just like you said it shows. There are really no detailed blog posts written only just sale pages.

    If you are genuinely concerned about people, they will see that and you will make money. Because people can tell if you are sincere or not.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!
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    • Hello Maketta
      Thanks for your valuble input,it’s not only needed I learned from it.

      And I totally agree with you it just can’t just be about the money you have to truly want to help people and yes just like you said people can definitely tell

      .Thanks for sharing your time and valuble input hey ,have a super weekend.
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  8. Great points, Darrell! You hit the nail on the reasons why some bloggers are quick to give up on blogging when in fact blogging is more of a marathon than a race.

    To add, a blog is built for failure if you DON’T LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES. Even if you have the heart and passion for what you’re doing, it won’t mean anything if you keep doing what isn’t working on your blog. Sticking to your guns is one thing, but sticking to something that isn’t helping your blog will be your downfall.
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    • Hello Janice

      That’s great we are in agreement .That is music to a blogger’s ears.

      Your article sounds great,taking care of our target reader,because if we don’t Janice they will hit that “next” button.

      Hey thanks for the heads up on your post,I will be looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
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    • Hey Darrell,

      Good article man and it pretty much describes my own learning curve, 6 blogs later. Once I pulled my head out and focused on creating one instead of fabricating 6, blogging became a lot more fun.

      You did leave out one thing that has killed many blogs. Creating a free wordpress blog hosted by wordpress will definitely get your blog murdered. You may not kill it yourself, but they eventually will.

      I had one with 3,642 subscribers (A number I was extremely proud of) and then someone, obviously competition, complained that I had somehow broken the rules and it was gone in a day.

      The funny thing is it was up for a year with no complaints.

      Host your own blog, it’s the most valuable lesson I learned as a newbie.

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  9. Hey darrellantonio,

    One of the points shared here that I found so intriguing is this: “You Have No Mystery” The explanation is revealing and I think this is what many blogs lacks for real.

    Creating value around a blog brings about a mystery that compels attraction!

  10. Hi Darrell,

    The 9 points you listed here are great but I’ll add the 10th. It’s ‘not knowing what to do with traffic.’

    As a newbie who want to man money blogging, not knowing what to do with traffic is like a hungry person who doesn’t know what to do with food.

    The secret here is to learn how to convert your visitors into loyal readers and then, hot leads.
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  11. Hi darrellantonio,

    Your post should help newbies make the most of blogging. A blog that is setup for success would readily avoid any of the above mistakes.

    To kill a blog faster, one or more the stated mistakes should be allowed! Thankfully, we are reading this to learn and avoid the mistakes instead.

    I think that a blogger who want to excel must build a blog around a target audience. The content must be valuable and there must be a good user experience with the pages!

  12. Avoiding these mentioned mistakes will sure guarantee at least starting our blogging business the right way, however there is still one thing must be likely motioned that It’s not enough to just learn the basics and become “another blogger”.

    You need to tap into a reserve of passionate energy and desire to succeed and you need to have the tools and processes in front of you to acquire that level of blogging success.

    Thanks so much,


  13. There are a lot of different types of blogs out in the world. If you want to succeed you have to find something to blog about that you can write great posts about, market, and be passionate. This means that you have to show a piece of who you are in your writing in order to be unique.

    As you said, this can kill your blog. These are all ways that can kill your blog and poor user experience is one of the most blog killers. I hate going onto blogs loaded with poor content , ads, and run super slow.
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  14. Hi Darrell,

    Great article. I can see many ways where I failed in the past especially the point about not making any money and giving up.

    For me the biggest killer was distraction. I don’t stick with it because I got distracted.

    It is not easy as there are a lot of savvy marketers making ridiculous offers that are too good to be true. However, I would get reeled in and decide maybe there way was better than the blog and kept on getting distracted by promises of the latest shiny objects.

    I just unsubscribed from most of the emails I was subscribed to. I found a mentor I trust this time and am going to stay focused this time. No more distractions and I’m putting in the man hours. 😉

    Take care my friend,


  15. Hello Darrell,

    These are all ways to kill your blog, and do so fast. Couldn’t agree more about step number 2. If you come across as boring then you’re not going to build up a loyal following. I think it’s always best to be personal, its easy to reach people on a personal level.

    And it’s also true a lot of people tend to give up too fast when they don’t see immediate results. If you don’t have a little patient and willing to adapt, then those type of people will fail.