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Guest: 4 Steps That Helped Me Not Quit Blogging

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WOW, I am so excited to announce our next Guest, so without further ado, please read all about Cheree and follow her at Homemademoma you will be happy you found her blog!

Hi, I’m Cheree from 

Thanks so much to EsmΓ© for giving me this amazing opportunity to guest post for her, it took me forever to put this together for her.

I love great recipes and happened to stumble upon her blog and just love it!!  She is so generous to have so many guest posts on her blog.

What I noticed first before all the amazing recipes are Share and Inspire Others!! It just got me so I had to read her about me. What an amazing blogger and wonderful person you are Esme. I am inspired!!

This is me and my sweet baby


I work part-time doing food samples and the rest of the time I am a wife, homemaker, stay at home mommy to an almost 2-year-old and my 14-year-old who lives with my ex-husband.  I love food and think it should always taste delicious, I am constantly taking pictures of everything that looks cool or artistic, and blogging every moment I get. I hope that I can be a help and encouragement to many mom’s and bloggers as I continue on this awesome blogging journey. Hoping to one day be a full-time blogger/stay at home mom and do what I love!!

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You have been working so hard writing posts every week, posting to Pinterest and joining Facebook groups and nothing seems to be working so you feel like you want to quit blogging. Everyone else around you seems to be doing great with their blog except you!

I can guarantee you that your not the only one that has wanted to quit blogging. If you were to ask top bloggers if they ever went through this I’m sure they would say yes. Some may have walked away for a while and came back. Please don’t quit blogging you can do this, you have a dream of being a blogger so don’t give it up just keep learning.

The blogging road is tuff and a lot of hard work is involved, but please don’t quit now just push through the feelings and that negative voice in your head and keep going. I can tell you that this feeling is something I have been dealing with as well so I decided to write about it and encourage those of you that feel the same way. I almost gave up on it, but because of bloggers and posts like this and Sarah Titus (who inspired me to start a blog), I kept it going. You will never know where you will end up if you quit now so keep going, I know you can do this!

Blogging should be something that is fun for you and if you only focus on the money side of it you aren’t going to go far. It should be a greater goal then the money, a bigger dream to help others by teaching them something or helping in some way.

Implement these ideas and be consistent like I am and you will see results!!

What To Do To Get More Traffic

Step 1.

Look at what you are offering for a freebie, is it just a subscription to your posts or do you have an awesome product of yours or someone else’s to offer with an affiliate program? If you don’t have a freebie to offer you can go to Canva and make one, they have tons of templates and are super easy to use. Be creative look at what blogs you read and what makes you want to subscribe.

A trick I started doing was to create a resource library that is password protected on your blog under the new page, then go to Canva and create some printables, calendars, or whatever you think people would like when coming to your blog. Make sure it is something that goes with your niche. Next, go to your email service and create a landing page (I use Mailerlite they are free and easy to use) to create a funnel to drive traffic to your blog.  Make the landing page your homepage so they have the option to subscribe to your list to get the password for your free resource library. Hard to pass up an option like that, who doesn’t want tons of free fun stuff!!

I will have a tutorial on how to create these in another post so keep an eye out.

Step 2.  Create Relationships

A few days a week comment on other peoples blogs that you like, let them know you are reading their awesome content, and love it. Who doesn’t love the encouragement!

Once a week contact a blogger and just talk to them try to create a relationship with other amazing bloggers because we are all in this together and are not competing with one another. The one thing I have found out about bloggers is how nice everyone is to one another and we all are very helpful. If you need help with something reach out to someone and ask, we all learn from one another so maybe the person you ask has struggled with the same problem or knows how to fix it.

Step 3. Join Pinterest group boards

Every week find at least 10 boards to join. Yes, you won’t be accepted by every one of them but you will get at least two or three. This helps other people see your content and share it and you can meet more awesome bloggers as well.

Step 4. Create amazing content

At least once per week, something that solves a problem for someone else in your niche of course. Do tons of research and have resources to back it up. This creates credibility and helps you get more traffic to your blog because they love your amazing content and want more.

Resources For Blogging

How did I figure all of this out, well one way was through research but the other is from two amazing bloggers that I follow. The key to following what other bloggers say is too narrow it down to two or three and stop taking other courses or reading about blogging anywhere else. Helps to focus on one or two things and try those first. Suzi Whitford from has awesome courses to offer to help you blog better and some of them are free as well which is awesome! Eva Ron from I found Eva on Suzi’s site reviewing her blog by number course and I have been talking to her ever since. She is awesome and always willing to help whenever you need it! Check out her blog here and read her helpful tips, this lady is amazing!!

Look on Pinterest for resources as well depending on what you are looking for you will find it there. I like to do this when I have a specific how to question and I haven’t asked anyone. I look until I can’t find it when I go to Facebook group boards and ask.

The Key To Making It As A Blogger

The key to making it as a blogger is consistency, always be consistent doing same things every week to help your blog grow and set down a strong foundation. Even if you only have an hour a day it all adds up and you are working towards your goal. It’s like the tortoise and the hare story from when we were kids “Slow and steady wins the race” others may be faster but they will probably burn out at some point and quit. The ones that make it are going to be working towards it every day for days and days never giving up just keep it going.

Yes, you can make money blogging and yes it does work but you have to build that foundation and be patient none of this is a get rich scheme and if someone says they can make 2,000 the first month well maybe they can but most likely it’s a scam. Sometimes you have a post that goes viral all it takes is one that solves a big problem for people so I’m not saying it can’t happen but for most of us we won’t make money for a few months and when we do it will start out small.

I hope you feel encouraged by this post, I really want you to succeed in blogging and not feel down about it. You can do this I know you can!!!


  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


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30 thoughts on “Guest: 4 Steps That Helped Me Not Quit Blogging”

  1. I loved reading this! I started my blog this summer beacaue I have a passion for helping others. I felt like there wasn’t a lot of resources out there when I was pregnant on staying in shape and how to get back postpartum. So I created my blog! I wanted to give up many time but I’m so glad I didn’t because now it’s taken off!!

  2. Great advice! I’m only about a month or so into blogging and started in a very stressful time of the year (silly me…) so, I understand how frustrating it can be! It’s pretty much been a second full time job for me! We all just have to remember to keep having fun! If it becomes a job, then what’s the point? We all started this to write about what we love, we have to make sure that love doesn’t turn to hate! πŸ™‚

  3. Awesome post! You offer some very good information! I have never thought about making a secret library for my blog so this is going on my to-do list. I also keep hearing about Mailerlite so I plan on checking them out as well. You are right it takes a lot of time and patience building your audience and we can not give up. The end result is all worth it in the end! I look forward to your upcoming post. πŸ™‚

  4. Very good advice all round particularly the taking time to interact. It is too easy to sit back and take the praise and forget that it is by giving that we ultimately reap rewards in abundance. For me the single top tip I would give go bloggers is to show that you care for all those that take the time to read your content. Thank you …. I enjoyed this!

    • Well said – Yes interaction is the best and very important factor. Osyth, I have to take this opportunity to ask if you would be interest to share some of your stories with us. Check out my About The Recipe Hunter and at the bottom you will find a contact form. You can use that to get in touch with me via email. Thanks in advance.

      • You are welcome! Aww thank you that is so sweet!
        It is such an honor to be a featured guest on your site. I am so glad that everyone that read this post got something positive out of it and hope they will feel encouraged as we begin this new year. Sharing and caring is what blogging is all about.

    • Welcome Bernadette, I just love all the different Guest Posts and advise receive from our fellow bloggers. Do you have any Guest Post you wish to share with us. Check out my About The Recipe Hunter and at the bottom you will find a contact form. You can use that to get in touch with me via email. Thanks in advance.


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