As bloggers, we understand how amazing and life-changing blogging can be, but this isn’t always apparent to others who don’t have their own. With unsupportive family members, friends, and partners, you may not have received the support you expected from those around you.
I had a lack of support with my blog early on in my blogging career. My then-partner was unsupportive of my blog, calling it a waste of time. Unfortunately, he got into my thoughts, and I took a break from blogging for a bit.
When we broke up, I starting writing, and I think he’d be surprised to learn that my waste of time website is now my full-time career, and how much money I make from it.
We’ll go over why you might not obtain support from your friends, family, or spouse in the sections below.
They have no idea what a blog is?
It’s possible that they aren’t supportive because they don’t grasp what blogging is and what bloggers do.
Due to the unjust impression that we are all in it for free goods and to exploit our blogger profile to bag discounts and free vacations, there is a lot of negative attitude about bloggers, especially among the older age.
You may be tempted to disregard individuals who try to discourage you, but you may use this as an opportunity to teach them about blogging.
If your family isn’t on board, try explaining what a blog is and asking them to read a few posts, such as this one on what is a blog. or show them the blog’s behind-the-scenes.
It may or may not work, but it’s worth a shot.
They don’t have any interests of their own
Others may find it difficult to support you in your blog, whether it is a business or a pastime, because they may not understand the aim. Especially if they don’t have any hobbies of their own.
They may be unaware of all the advantages of blogging, how it can improve your life, and how good it can be to your mental health.
While blogging has costs, it is significantly less expensive than many other hobbies, and there are numerous free choices for starting a blog.
People who have no hobbies generally regard others as a waste of time, and you will find it difficult to persuade them otherwise.
They aren’t business owners
If you’re beginning or maintaining a business blog, others who lack the entrepreneurial spirit may find it difficult to assist you.
Unless you have entrepreneur friends or relatives, they will not understand why you want to start a business or what motivates you to do so.
They will have no idea how much time and effort you will devote to making this company venture a success.
Many people are unaware that business has evolved, and that the internet now houses a large number of exclusively online firms.
They doubt your ability to succeed
This portion seems to apply largely to unsupportive family, based on what I’ve read.
Have you ever failed? Do you have a habit of starting new things and then abandoning them?
Many people have failed at business projects or abandoned hobbies, and this habit may cause them to fear you will fail at this one as well.
They may doubt your ability to succeed with your blog if you have previously failed or given up, which is an unjust assumption.
It doesn’t mean you’ll fail at everything just because you’ve failed at one or even ten things.
Proving them wrong is the best thing you can do.
They believe it will have an impact on your relationship
They may believe that blogging will have an impact on your relationship, and perhaps it already has.
They may believe you don’t have enough time for them.
They could have a point. While you were concentrating on your blog, you may have neglected your relationships.
Perhaps you haven’t seen as much of your friends and family, and you haven’t been as receptive to messages since you’ve been so focused on your blog.
Have you canceled plans to blog instead, or are you making fewer plans with friends and family?
Have you unintentionally transformed them into unsupportive individuals? Perhaps this is why your buddies aren’t on board with your venture?
Remember to strike a balance between work and enjoyment, and to make time for friends, family, and your partner.
They will never support you if you push them away so you can concentrate on your blog.
You’re losing money
At start, every blog loses money. It takes a lot of effort to get a blog up and running and profitable.
You’ll need a lot of expensive tools and services to get your blog up and running and maintain it going.
Your blog isn’t particularly interesting to search engines, and winning Pinterest takes time.
Then there’s the possibility that you don’t want to make money from your blog in the first place. Many don’t, and turning it into a business is something many bloggers would rather avoid.
They’re just a bunch of scumbags
It’s more difficult when your family doesn’t believe in you and their opinion hurts the most.
However, some individuals are simply horrible and will refuse to support you, even if you become a six-figure blogger.
Some individuals despise it when others have what they don’t and go on to be more successful or talented at something they aren’t.
It’s human nature, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
They can even be envious of your website. I’ve seen it a lot of times, and there’s not much you can do about it.