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He Almost Got His Blog Deleted Because of This Shocking Reason

Theodore Nwangene

Have you ever been disconnected from your blog for more than one month?

How does it feel to be away for so long, to the extent that you don’t even visit your blog at all? I don’t really know about you but the truth is that I can’t even imagine myself staying for one whole week without hitting the publish button on my blog. I mean, it’s near impossible (except I’m on holidays).

Now, I understand this may sound kind of wired to you but my friend Theodore spent the last two years without looking at his blog, isn’t that preposterous? I know you are thinking this is crazy, but you need to hear what happened first before turning your eyes.

In this blog post, I will tell you about my very good friend Theodore Nwangene whom I’m sure you might have known before now if you’ve been blogging for like 3 years. He has his blog at Blogging Coach (dot) com. I will tell you why he almost walked away from blogging if not for my prayers. It’s not funny, I really prayed πŸ˜‰

NB: This is part of my Thursday series where I feature exciting bloggers

The Story of My Friend (Theodore Nwangene)

Theodore Nwangene

Theodore was one of the first bloggers I connected with in 2012 and ever since then, we’ve remain good friends even though we haven’t met in real life (That’s the beauty of blogging).

He is an African, Nigeria precisely and the last time I visited Nigeria, I tried to see him in person but he was very far from the state I visited so as a result of that, we couldn’t see before I travelled back.

Theodore was a very passionate blogger when I first met him which was one of the reasons we became friends in the first place. He publishes new blog posts on his blog twice every week without missing it at all but all of a sudden, he stopped updating his blog. Days turned to weeks and then to months without even a single post on his blog. All my efforts to reach him initially were in vain which got me worried.

At first, I said to myself maybe he has decided to quit blogging like most of the other guys I know but on the other hand; I was praying and hoping that he’s fine and healthy.

Until one day, he sent me a message that he wants to sell his blog in order to solve his pressing financial needs and that was when I concluded that he was actually tired of blogging. I tried all I could to convince him not to sell the blog but instead, source for money from any other means but he made me to understand that there was no other way he could raise the money he needed. Of cause I would have loved to help him with the money in any way but I wasn’t in a very good shape at the time.

Theodore Nwangene

He finally listed the blog for sale at flippa as you can see from the screenshot above, but as it turned out, the site was unable to sale which I assume was because of a very good reason, maybe God actually answered my prayers because I do know that he can make a lot from that blog if he gets serious with it.

Why He Really Wanted to Sell His Blog

There is something I want you to understand about this story. I knew that it wasn’t really just because of the money Theodore needed that made him to want to sell his blog.

I was able to ask him few questions after he was unable to sell the blog and from our conversation, I found out that the main reason why he decided to sell the blog was because the blog wasn’t making him much money at that time.

The little money he was making from TBC did not equate all the time and efforts he puts into it so as a result, he lost his motivation and decided to take the exit route (Which is the same route most people usually take).

You see, I know that you have a passion for teaching people what you know via your blog, you really want to change the world in your own little way through your writing but the brutal truth is that you still need money to carry out such quest successfully. The moment you’re doing it all alone and the money isn’t coming, unless you have a very strong will…..you’ll definitely get fade up and then quit.

I’m sure you’ve also been in such situation before. But the most important thing is the decisions we make during such moments. Its either you find something to motivate you and keep moving or you quit. It all depends on you.

But one of the best ways I’ve found to keep yourself motivated each time it seems rough is to know your “WHY”. Knowing the single reason why you started this business in the first place and always having it in mind, will always carry you through those tough times.

It could be that you started blogging so you could support your family financially, make some money doing it so you can quit your day job. Or maybe you just want to educate people about something that you are really passionate about, and you want them to sit up and pay attention. The reasons could be endless but the main thing is to know yours and always stick it at the back of your mind.

You just need to have a good reason to always move forward no matter what challenges you encounter. Robert Schuler said it very well in his book, “Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do”. Don’t just allow those small huddles to weigh you down and prevent you from achieving your goal of building a popular and successful blog, remember those tough times are also part of the process of achieving greatness.

Welcome Back to Blogging Theodore

Now, the good news is that Theodore is finally back to his blog and I was so excited when I saw his latest post the other day. It was like a dream come trueJ.

He did not only start blogging again but, he’s doing it in a very different way now and I urge you to always visit his blog because, he has lots of plans coming.

One thing that I’m proud of is that while he was away, he wasn’t idle. He invested in some coaching programs from some of the already established bloggers on the internet (Jon Morrow, Alex Jeffrey, Chris Lee, etc.) And he promised to reveal everything he learnt from these courses on his blog and that sounds great

He’s also writing a guest post for you which will be published soon so, stay around for it.

Connect with Theodore:

Please drop him a comment to say welcome back

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Robin Khokhar

Hi Enstine,
I am really inspired by this post of yours.Theodore was going through the same, every blogger has to go through but the one who overcomes surely becomes a winner.
Now I will be moving to Theodore’s blog to check out his Blog.
And also thanks for sharing about him in this Post, I enjoyed reading it.

Joy Healey

Hi Enstine,

I can really relate to that story, although for different reasons. As you will remember (because you were so helpful at the time) I wasn’t far from quitting my blog because the technical problems were just getting too much for me. Happily with support from you and Adrienne, the technical problems are behind me.

I’m glad Theodore is back and how wise of him to invest in coaching to make the best of his time away. Will pop over and say “hi”.

Thanks for alerting me,

Joy – Blogging After Dark

Lisa Sicard

Enstine, very interesting post as I’ve noticed many bloggers backing off in the past month or so and many falling to the wayside. Much of my readership has changed too.
I think many bloggers get burnt out and are not happy when they don’t make money in the first year. It’s amazing to see the coming and going of many.
I wish Theodore the best on his way back to blogging! Thanks for sharing his story Enstine and have a great rest of the week.

    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Lisa,

    Its been awhile and I’m very happy to see that you’re still waxing stronger.

    Thanks for the wishes, I also wishes you more strength to your elbows.

Harleena Singh

Hi Enstine & Theodore,

Welcome back indeed πŸ™‚

Yes, it sure is a pleasure to have you back, Theodore – I did read your return post on your blog, and the guest post at Ammar’s blog too. As mentioned, tough times never last, tough people do, and you are one such person!

Not many bloggers who quit, think of returning to the blogosphere, but you have, and this time with much more enthusiasm and knowledge gained. I’m sure you’d be rocking the blogosphere in no time, and we’d be seeing your guest posts all over! Still remember the one you wrote for us long back as well!

We wish you the very best Theodore and we are all here for you, if you need any help getting your feet back. Thanks for sharing more about him with us, Enstine. Have a nice week ahead, both of you πŸ™‚

Leo

This is terrifying and hilarious at the same time. Nice to hear that he couldn’t sell his blog that time. From my personal views I would say that anyone wants to be successful in blogging needs to be patient and should be prepared to continue for 2-3 years without any considerable rewards.

Babanature

Hello bro,

Good to see Theodore getting featured here today.

Everything in life is for a reason, and if the site did not sell out, that means your job to impact life positively as a blogger is not yet over.

Your past experience is what you’ll build upon a great success story…

Love the article.

Have a nice blogging life Theodore

    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Baba,

    Happy new month. So happy to have you here πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for the kind words, I really do appreciate all your supports so far.

    Have a great weekend

Emmanuel

I have known Theodore since day 1. He was one of the guys who I always yawn to have his comments on my posts but with time, it obviously dawned down on me that we don’t just need beautiful comments to make a blog survive at the long round. The bill must be paid and comments aren’t what any Web host will accept as means of payment.

My brother, I will urge you not to venture into this blogging on blogging stuffs again. It’s a waste of time. The bill must paid.

    Theodore Nwangene

    You’re right on point Emmanuel,
    I sure understand where you’re coming from and I couldn’t have agreed more.

    We need to take blogging from a different angle and that’s exactly what I’m doing now, I’m even writing a blog post to that effect and will let you know once it’s published so you can take a look.

    Thanks for stopping by man, I missed you πŸ™‚

Ryan Biddulph

Hi Theodore,

Great to see you back in the game bro! I was wondering where you were?

Really, I’ve been thru a similar ringer many, many times. Frustration from some temporary financial hiccups, wanting to quit to cash in, the whole 9 yards. I feel ya dude. Big time.

I am overjoyed that you’re back though; methinks that God/The Universe has some plans for ya, because you are talented, focused and have supportive friends around you.

Ryan

    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Ryan,

    Happy new month. I’m indeed very happy to join you guys again πŸ™‚ after a long time.

    I’ve been around, just battling with some things but thank God I’m back now and I won’t be leaving again.

    I’ve been following your updates on Facebook, lots of awesome stuff man πŸ™‚

    I noticed that you’re also going places and having so many mentions from the big guys including Neil Patel.

    Keep it up man. Will be coming for you to teach me your secrets πŸ™‚

    Thanks a lot for the kind words Ryan, really appreciate the support.

Monna Ellithorpe

Hi Enstine & Theodore,

Welcome back Theodore and nice to meet you. There are so many who have give up and quite a few times that I considered it but I’m sticking with it.

Like some of the others mentioned, the sale of your blog just wasn’t meant to be.

I will be looking forward to your future posts.

    Theodore Nwangene

    I’m also glad to meet you Monna,
    Although I think we’ve connected before.

    I also believe that my blog didn’t sell for a good reason.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and happy new month.

Dana

Hi Enstine, Hi Theodore,

Know your why.

I say this all the time regarding health and fitness. There will always be obstacles – but if the passion is there, along with a clear sense of direction – it’s much easier to look at those objections as interesting challenges instead.

I know how tough it is to stick with this sort of thing. I had a blog a few years ago and even though I loved it, I wasn’t ready for the responsibility (nor did I have a direction in mind for it).

The good news is, there is always another chance. I’ve taken mine.

I spent last weekend immersed in the Rocky films. Marathon style.
Even though he’s a fictional character, I watched this man get knocked down so many times – both physically, and by life itself. He’d just get up stronger every time.

In the 6th film (Rocky Balboa), he says to his son “life isn’t about how hard you can hit – it’s about how hard you GET hit and still keep moving forward”. I wish I could share the clip here.

Wise words.
Glad to see you got your second wind.

    Theodore Nwangene

    β€œlife isn’t about how hard you can hit – it’s about how hard you GET hit and still keep moving forward”, Thats a very great quote Dana, couldn’t have agreed more.

    What i do know is that obstacle is always the most interesting process at succeeding at anything, you just need to understand that and in so doing, you will always find a way to move forward whenever the going gets tough πŸ™‚

    Good to meet you Dana, I’m sure we’ll be connecting more soon.

    Have a great weekend.

ikechi

Hi Enstine

I do understand Theodore and what he had to go through to keep on blogging. I know how it feels to do something and not get the result you want and how you want to quit. At that point, you have to make a decision.

It is great that Theodore did not sell his blog and it is good to know that you were there for him. I am happy that he is back to blogging. I wish him success.

Thanks for sharing this story Enstine. Have a lovely week.

    Theodore Nwangene

    Good to connect with you Ikechi,

    I’m also happy i was not able to sell the blog. I will take it to the next level now :).

    Good luck and more strength to your elbows.

    Thanks for coming.

Akaahan Terungwa

Hi Enstine,

I visited TBC frequently before Theodore stopped updating completely…though, I was surprised why he quit (as I believed then), I was optimistic that he had found something better – till he published his ‘welcome back’ entry.

You’ll find it hard to believe – but I also wanted to sell my own blog then and ditch the whole idea of blogging πŸ™‚ I’m happy now that like him, no one offered even a penny!

I sincerely believe he’ll bounce back better and this time, run a supremely lucrative blog like you do πŸ™‚

Make the day great!

Always,
Akaahan Terungwa

P.S.

Which state did you visit in Nigeria when you last checked in?

    Theodore Nwangene

    Thanks for the kind words my man,

    I just took some time to rest and I’m happy to be back :).

    I saw your comment on my latest post, thanks a lot for that. I’m sure we have so many things to learn from each other.

    Thanks for coming.

rankwatch

Theodore , A Warm Welcome to You!

In few words, Never give up!
I completely agree with Robin, Every blogger faces some difficulties but problems can’t stop you.

Enstine, Your post is really inspiration for all the bloggers. Keep it Up, Man!!

    Theodore Nwangene

    Couldn’t have agreed more man,

    Thanks for that awesome tip πŸ™‚

Theodore Nwangene

Thank you Harleena,

You’ve always been a very supportive person and I enjoyed everything ideas we’ve shared.

I’m happy to be back so we can continue from where we stopped πŸ™‚

Thanks for the kind words as always.

Theodore Nwangene

Hello Lisa,

Its been awhile and I’m very happy to see that you’re still waxing stronger.

Thanks for the wishes, I also wishes you more strength to your elbows.

Theodore Nwangene

Thanks for stopping by Robin,

I agree with you that every blogger passes through the same hurdles, what matters is your attitude towards it.

I’ll be expecting to see you on my blog Robin.

Take care of yourself.

Uttoransen

Hey Enstine,

Thank you for this excellent feature. Like everyone else, I too thought that Theodore has left us – but this is such an excellent surprise to see him back!

I have sold startups in the past, some of them were niche and micro-niche blogs – when Theodore wanted to sell his blog and approached me, I offered to help and with all my connections I wasn’t able to get a decent offer. Like you said, perhaps it was all for a greater good!

We see bloggers go away everyday but this is the first time am seeing a blogger coming back. Hopefully, this is a new beginning and we might see a lot more bloggers return.

Welcome Back Theodore and wishing you all the best for the future,
thanks,
Uttoran Sen,

    Theodore Nwangene

    Big boss πŸ™‚

    I don’t really know how to thank you but i will sure buy you a bottle of drink whenever i meet you in person πŸ™‚

    You’ve been a very strong pillar behind me and if I’m to tell you the truth, my coming back was also though to you efforts. Thanks a million times sir πŸ™‚

    I will stand and wait in the world longest queue just to remain your friend sir πŸ™‚

Kim Willis

Hi Enstine and Theodore,

As I’m only a relative newbie to the blog community world I had never heard of Theodore. But after reading this post I can readily see how good it is that he is back ‘in the game’.

Building any business – including a blogging business – always has its ups and downs. During the down periods, it’s completely normal to think about quitting. Sadly most people who quit never return.

But you are different. During your hiatus from blogging you invested in education so you could upgrade your skills. And now you’re back – good news indeed.

I cant wait to read your blog posts, Theodore

Thanks to Enstine once again for introducing another interesting blogger.

Kim

    Theodore Nwangene

    Hello Kim,

    Although this is the first time I’m interacting with you but I’ve been seeing you around especially here on Enstine’s blog.

    Its good to connect with you and I’m sure we have lots of awesome stuffs to learn from each other.

    Thanks for the superb comment πŸ™‚

Donna Merrill

Thank you Enstine for shouting out that Theodore is back!

Theodore..I was wondering what happened to you. I do see bloggers come and go and I’m so glad you are back. I wanted to walk away from my blog many times when frustrated, especially in the first year. My hope turned to hopelessness. But I had to create more balance in my life and not depend on my blog for income. Now that was a blessing because I studied Marketing during that time and learned that my blog was part of a whole to market.

It is good to know you spend time learning while you took your “blogging break” and now back enlightened.

Be Blessed,

-Donna

    Theodore Nwangene

    Lets say that i went for a 2 years leave Donna πŸ™‚

    I’m glad to be back. Good to learn that you also found yourself in the same situation but was able to overcome it. I guess its a natural phenomenon right?

    I’ll be coming over to your blog so you can teach me a little of what you learnt about marketing πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by.

Paul Savola

Thank you for a great article and haven’t went as far as thinking about selling my website for selling on flippa and was introduced to flippa a few months. Thought about giving up blogging altogether with getting no results myself.

Awesome story and wanted to give up so many times for being in the business. One of worse mistakes on my blog is not knowing my target audience, when just starting out online and understanding lot of the basics concepts.

I do mostly SEO know for my websites and blog once a week now and blogging just wasn’t my favorite strategy. Blogging can be effective strategy for all business owners and thank you for the great message.

Paul S.

    Theodore Nwangene

    A very wonderful comment Paul,

    Not knowing your target audience when starting blogging can be a very costly mistake because without it, you won’t even have any clue on where to go.

    Blogging is a very powerful instrument and can give you lots of leads when done well. Its good you’ve never thought of selling your own blog before and i will urge you not to think of it.

    Wishing you the best.

bosstechy

I’m very happy to hear that Theodore is back… Sometimes not making that much from your blog after every effort can be very frustrating.. I understand Theodore”s frustrations and that is the main reason people do quit blogging.

Same stuff happened to me somewhat last year, but due to the little advise I got from some friends, I was able to stay strong.

Enstinemuki, you’re an inspiration and only God knows why he used you to rescue Theodore.

Welcome back Theodore… Please don’t be tired of blogging.. πŸ™‚

Emmanuel Uzoezie

Being so addicted to my blog, I believe it will be very horrible not to visit my blog even for a single week. But I fully understand what your friend was actually experiencing. Most times, it’s discouraging when you are not making money from your blog or worst, not making money at all. It could be very discouraging especially when you had hoped to make decent money online and put in effort but no tangible result.

I really hope not to get discouraged like he was and guess what? I off to give him a welcome hug.

Vaibhav

Hi Enstine

Thanks for writing about Theodore. I can understand how it feels to do something and not get the result you want and how you want to quit.

It is great that Theodore did not sell his blog and I am happy that he is back to blogging. I wish him great success.

Regards,
Vaibhav

    Theodore Nwangene

    Thanks for the wishes Vaibhav,

    I really appreciate you taking your time to read and comment on the post. I also wish you all the best.

Tola Korede

You are welcome back my broda ( with broda, you should know we are from the same country, Ogun State precisely).

Truly, there’s always challenges or hurdles to get to the TOP but by His Grace and friends like Enstine , etc to encourage you positively your dreams still achievable, so keep the ball rolling,!!!!

Let your story be like Ram who reversed or move backward, will come back with FULL FORCE…..

I will like to connect with you ….

See you at the top…

Peter Beckenham

Hello Ernstine and thanks for sharing Theodore’s story.

With your permission may I please create a comment that is a little different to the norm as it may help others.

You see the sad thing is Theodore’s story is not just an isolated example as there are so many bloggers who are failing and really hurting right now – they may not tell you this but they are desperate inside and this is limiting their ability to continue effectively

To be totally open with you and your readers I could definitely relate to the desperate financial pressures Theodore was under that forced him to want to sell his “home online.”

When your desperate for money you will try and sell whatever assets you have to simply survive.

Not so long ago I was in that same situation after a perfect storm of disasters hit our village and my family. For Theodore and others in this situation, times like this make it almost impossible to continue on, to enthusiastically create your content or to offer help to others.

You lose faith in yourself and you worry too much about whats going to happen to you and your family. There’s no room in your mind for any other thoughts – just fear and worry.

You think like a failure because everything around you tells you that you are a failure.

But if you don’t start acting like a failure you still have a chance.

If there are any bloggers reading this comment and can relate to what Theodore went through then please know one thing…

Remember your WHY. What got you started blogging in the first place?
Was it a strong enough why? What do you really want to achieve with your blog? Be absolutely clear with this. Is your why still strong in your mind and in your heart?

For a moment forget whats going on around you and take a deep breath.

Find a quiet place where you can relax, think and meditate for a while. All is not lost.

Let your worries and fears flow away from you just for the moment.

Become the old you and let your mind wander freely for just a few minutes.

Rediscover your why. Really test your belief in your why – don’t let anything interfere with this thinking – no fears or worries just for a few minutes.

Then let the energy start to surge through your body again.

It;s amazing how this very simple step may also uncover the solution to your pressures.

You are unique, you are important and you are needed.

Hey aplogies about the length of this comment Enstine – I should create a blog post about this

Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

Peter

Raphael Udonna

Hello Enstine,

I read Theodore’s story on BTC and it was really touching. This is a reality which many people face today but i’m glad his blog refused selling and he’s back and better.

That was really thoughtful of you to share this story with your blog readers.

JMuhammad Jahanzeb

Welcome Back ! Theodore
Regards
Malik

sarah nikol

Hey Enstine,
The first-time visit to your site is the great article it is very touching me and welcome back Theodore, And thank you for giving me a lot of idea for blogs, And I will share your story, my friend.Thanks for sharing the excellent article with an online community.
With Regards
Sarah.

Mark

Hi Enstine,

Great post I guess. I was also following his blog like 2 year ago but suddenly he stopped posting I thought he quit.

Now seems like he is back, wishing you all the best theodore!

Emebu

Hi Enstine,

This is a great post Muki. Theodore was one blogger I was looking up to then, I even gave his blog a dofollow link in my blog Oracleblogger.

I was regularly following his blog like 2 years ago but suddenly he stopped posting and I thought he had been lucratively employed.

Now that he is BLOGLY REPENTED and is back, I wish him all the best!

Theodore Nwoke m!
Emebu

Kim George

Excellent post Enstine! It just goes back to the fact that sometimes, we have to take a step back, regroup, map out goals and come up with a new strategy.

I am glad that Theodore didn’t give up on things entirely because as you stated in the blog post, it is really easy to do – especially when you have been blogging a while and you are not seeing any results from a financial standpoint.

The truth of the matter is… you HAVE to map out a solid plan before you even start blogging. I didn’t realize this until 2 years after I started my first blog.

Again, great post! Heading off to check out Theodores blog as we speak.

Issac paul

Hey enstine,
Its really a good life story buddy,
Its really hard to handle such situations. I know how it is. Even I was suffering from this kind of problem. No proper idea structure and no proper time to invest because of school life & no one supported me for initial investments too. Hosted my blog on blogspot platform at first. I’ve launched my long term blog back in 2k14 in my birthday with great love and will πŸ™‚ ! It was not generating much income or traffic. I took every effort to make it successful but failed even tried to sell it once when i was in a very frustrated mood but failed to sell it <3 ! Tried event blogging twice failed ! Tried long term blogging from 2K14 still the income is very damn low & not satisfactory but still with some hope working on it. Tried affiliate micro niche blogging initially 4 micro niche projects dropped & the 5th one made few sales & BOOM motivated a lot & I am happy and making few bucks now working again patiently and iving in dad's income as I am just 17 now, patently to become successful. My core motivation was just earning reports of bloggers like you. Best of luck for bloggers play hard ! Cheers !

Warm regards,
Issac paul

Abdul Eichie

Cool story i am glad it ended well it wouldn’t have been fun if he actually deleted that blog

Toby Nwazor

Hello Enstine,

First of all, I can’t imagine staying off my blog for a month, a week or even for more than 24 hours. I remember sometime last year when my network provider blocked my line for about two days, I almost went crazy. And I did everything I could to restore it.

So I can imagine what the situation was that made Theodore want to sell his blog. I’ve been there too.

You see, my last blog tobyandkc became one year old in April 2016. For the first 8 months that I operated that blog with my friend KC, we never made a single dime. That was almost enough for us to quit, but somehow we decided to keep on keeping on. And just like in almost every success story, determination has started paying off today.

I am glad that Theodore has bounced back, and I believe that he will be much better than he was the last time.

This was truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing it.

Maqbool Azam

Hi Enstine,

It is story of your sincere friendship.You prayed for him,you advised him not sell his blog but keep interest in it.
Your prayed bring fruit his blog did not sell.
Yes it is good news about that he again start working on his blog.
Your this post will guide many tired blogging folks.
Thanks to share theodore life.
Regard:
Maqbool Azam

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