3 Reasons Why You Dislike Your Blog & What to Do About It

Blogs are kind of like fancy closets. They’re an awesome place for you to express yourself, show your style, and create pretty things. But sometimes, closets are old, not that conveniently laid out, and can turn into a total mess. 

Does your blog feel like a messy, over-stuff closet? Or maybe it’s bare and only half full? 

One thing I know for sure, there is nothing more frustrating than coming to your blog and thinking “yuck!” or being disappointed for one reason or another. 

3 Reasons Why You Dislike Your Blog

Here are common reasons I have been (and still am, sometimes) unhappy with my blog and what to do about it to change it! 

1. Your Blog is Ugly 

This is the most obvious, painful, and sometimes tedious fact of blogging: pretty blogs are awesome and ugly blogs are ugly from a mile away. 

Blog design definitely takes time (or a lot of money) if you are newer to the blogging world. When I first started my blog, it was very amateur looking because I was an amateur and knew next to nothing about design. A lot of my blog design has been done by myself, but I am still limited in my skills. 

I will admit that, while I wouldn’t call my blog ugly, some days I think parts of it are ugly. It’s not exactly how I want it to be and it’s frustrating to me to put so much work into it only to think it’s looks ho-hum. 

What to do about it: 

You can take one of two routes with this: if you really need a face lift, get one. Whether that means downloading a free layout, learning some code yourself, buying a layout, or working with someone to create a custom blog design – look into it and make a decision. 

Or, if you are like me and your blog design is decent, stop comparing your blog to other blogs and just be happy with the way it looks. Or revert back to option one and do something about it! 

Some tips on beautifying your blog can be found here: 

Also – I am soon going to be offering blog design consulting. If you have a layout inquiry, please contact me about working together. I can do basic design tweaks, custom headers, custom social media icons, sidebar images, and more. 

2. Your Readers or Comments are Few & Far in Between 

Do you feel like you are blogging for no one but yourself? Does it feel a little lonely out there?

It’s not a good feeling to come to your blog and feel the lack of community that you may desire. While your main motivation to blog shouldn’t be just to get comments, everyone wants the love of readers and to feel validated by the work they are putting in for the time they spend on their blog. 

What to do about it: 

There are many resources on how to get more comments and grow your followers. Here’s a few ideas to get you started: 

3. Your Blog Topics Bore You 

And they aren’t fun to write or inspiring. Do you feel like you just go through the motions with posts? Are you just creating content to create content? Don’t! 

Not all blog posts can be terrific, with great photos and lots of effort put in. But if you roll your eyes at it, chances are, someone else is too. 

What to do about it: 

Figure out what inspires you and write about those things. It sounds really simple, but how often are you writing things that are truly inspiring to you (and to others)? 

I find that lately, I’m not writing as many blog tips posts (usually because they are lengthy and require more editing), but those posts are the ones that, to me, really make me shine as a writer and blogger. And they get the most comments & views. 

Write what makes you shine! 

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For any blogger out there, I can only hope that as your skills improve and your blog ages, you only grow to love your blog more. I hope these tips are helpful in getting you there!

Questions for You: 

  • What is your biggest blog gripe right now? 
  • If you could magically change anything about your blog, what would it be?

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