Some bloggers I follow are giving up. Last week I've red in at least 5 blogs that they are abandoning or closing the blog because they don't have as much followers as they wanted and they don't have a huge success with their blog. That they started their blog at the same time as others, and the other blogs have much more views and comments and followers. And I felt like I needed to say something about it.
If you are doing this for fame or attention, or free stuff, you are doing it for all the wrong reasons. You should do this because you like to share, because you like to write and to give your opinion. And you should be your true self. All the great and famous bloggers have their blogs for over 5 years. And I'm sure that they all went by not-so-good phases with their blogs. But they didn't gave up. Because they were doing it for the right reasons!
From my personal experience, having a blog is almost a full time job if you really want to do it properly. I always get more views when I am more active in the blogger community, when I comment, when I follow others, when I visit other blogs, share the love. Make yourself present in the blogger community! And that takes time. Hours, really. And getting posts ready, taking pictures, thinking about what you want to write about, that also takes time and dedication. I now that I'm like a no-one to be saying this. But I just hate people that give up!