The End is Near
In the last 30 days Renegade Blogger has gotten seven visitors from Google. Seven. Scott and I have been at this for over a year and the crickets are still chirping their little hearts out. We are in an incredibly competitive niche, and were prepared for a long haul, but seven visitors? In 14 months? There is failure . . . and then there is failure. Our's has been colossal.
At some point even the most stubborn - and Scott and I are STUBBORN - have to realize that the fingernail file isn't going to tunnel to the other side of the prison wall. Time is precious and team Renegade has a lot of irons in the fire.
So what have we learned?
Scott and I like working together.
Our writing has improved.
Our knowledge has deepened.
Find a smaller, less competitive niche.
Is this really the end of Renegade Blogger? I'm not sure. I like writing this article every week and I know Scott enjoys it too. We might be able to change our focus. We might decide to transfer to a better host/platform. We might start a whole new blog. One thing is for sure: We can't continue doing what we're doing. We have to adjust or die.
Or turn into characters from a Steven King novel.
I haven't yet spoken to Scott about this topic, but I have a feeling he's going to read this. He usually does. He's good like that. So we'll knock it around, think it through, and come to a decision.
What's the lesson for you, our intrepid subscribers? Well, no matter how good your idea is or how much knowledge you have about your niche, you just never know. There is still much mystery to blogging. There is no sure thing.
If nothing else, we're proof of that.
Until (hopefully) next time . . .