20 Common Blogging Mistakes
You started a blog with full enthusiasm.You saw many bloggers getting successful with money and fame.
You think I also want to become the same.
Sure you can.
If you keenly observe such pro rather successful bloggers they have inculcated lot of good qualities in them which reflects to them via blog.
As human we make lot of mistakes so after researching a lot and from my experience I am writing this post about common blogging mistakes newbie or beginner bloggers do when starting out.
So what are you waiting for ?
Read on below
- 1 Common Blogging Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid
- 1.1 1.Blogging about for which you are not passionate about
- 1.2 2.Spending too much of time thinking about domain name and hosting
- 1.3 3.Starting out with a free blogging platform
- 1.4 4.Buying a bad web host
- 1.5 5.Buying expensive proven softwares
- 1.6 6.Lack of time management and blogging schedule
- 1.7 7.Giving Up So Fast
- 1.8 8.Writing only for search engines
- 1.9 9.Focusing too much on Word count
- 1.10 10.Use of high vocabulary English
- 1.11 11.Not knowing your audience
- 1.12 12.You are not being yourself
- 1.13 13.You complex things a lot
- 1.14 14.You feel you should publish posts daily
- 1.15 15.Your topics are too broad
- 1.16 16.You think your work is done after hitting publish button
- 1.17 17.You want immediate traffic and focusing too much on analytics
- 1.18 18.Quantity instead of Quality
- 1.19 19.Not collaborating with other bloggers
- 1.20 20.Neglecting your blog’s SEO
- 1.21 Final Words On Common Blogging Mistakes
Common Blogging Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid
1.Blogging about for which you are not passionate about
Yes write about things which you are passionate about.Just don’t write for money and getting famous.If you cant explain things to your readers very properly it shows you have less knowledge about the topic.
If you are not passionate about your niche your blog will die slowly and will be lost among many of the blogs in blogosphere.
I listed this as number 1 as this is one of the common blogging mistakes beginners make a lot
2.Spending too much of time thinking about domain name and hosting
You decided to start a blog.As you know for a blog or website you need domain name and hosting.You spend lot of time researching about good and funky domain name along with hosting for your blog.
In the end you choose a domain name which is difficult to remember and hard to pronounce.this is one of the common blogging mistakes I have ever seen.
Also I have seen many people spending hell lot of time to choose a web hosting.I know choosing a web hosting is important task but you can reduce your time ask your blogger friends to recommend you blog hosting.
I personally recommend A2 Hosting to my blog readers as they are superb host.I have never felt any problems with them and support is blazing fast.
Coming to the point DO NOT SPEND TOO MUCH OF YOUR TIME THINKING ABOUT DOMAIN NAME AND WEB HOSTING.
3.Starting out with a free blogging platform
OK I hear you! You don’t have money to start off with your blogging journey.You feel starting out free is the best solution.
My opinion is you can start from free web hosting solutions but if you are doing professional blogging consider spending few bucks for your blog.
Many of hobby bloggers have even started their own self hosted blog.Gone are the days when people used to start their blog on blogger.com
So my advice to you is stay on free blogging solution like WordPress till you feel comfortable. Once you think that I need to scale up, get yourself a good web host and start off your blog.
I have made a detailed post on creating a WordPress blog.If you don’t have a blog yet check that post now.
4.Buying a bad web host
You purchased a web host for your own blog.You are now experiencing heavy downtimes. Subscribers are emailing you that your blog is down and blah blah!
You get frustrated and are looking out for solution.So my advice is look for decent web host for your own blog.
One of the most common blogging mistakes bloggers make.
5.Buying expensive proven softwares
Many internet gurus have started their own softwares claiming to provide you success.!!
I too got fooled and used such softwares.To my horror I got failure and all the promises which were given out were false.
So I request you do not buy such softwares which claim to be successful in less amount and provide 100% value and satisfaction
6.Lack of time management and blogging schedule
It is the most common blogging mistakes many bloggers do is lack of time management.They don’t respect time.
They don’t have a proper plan for their blog.They just think randomly which makes their blog to be load of useless webspace.
Plan your time according make your blogging schedule.For example I am writing this post on common blogging mistakes my next post will be on …
So make an excel sheet put your blog post title and date.
Try to achieve the goal do not procrastinate (delay things) which I used to do a lot 😛
Many successful people says .. RESPECT TIME AND TIME WILL RESPECT YOU
Yet another common blogging mistakes beginners make
7.Giving Up So Fast
You lack motivation and determination.You are in a hurry.You want to get successful very fast.
I think you remember the race of hare and tortoise.In that tortoise wins the race by being steady and consistent.
Be goal oriented.
Failures are bound to come you may get clumsy at times but its your determination and dedication which will keep your blog going and making your path easy for success.
8.Writing only for search engines
Yes many newbie bloggers do.They feel if they write for Google and Bing they will rank high and get more traffic.
You are wrong my friend if you are thinking the same way
Search engines are just a way for transferring information or data from one person to another.
Those are human written algorithms which works on machines.
Your blog will be read my humans and not SEARCH ENGINES
So always write naturally and make direct connection with your readers
Another common blogging mistakes beginners make in their blogging career.
9.Focusing too much on Word count
Many newbie bloggers think if they write 1000 words count they will rank high and beat their competition.
The fact is you will rank high with the quality of your content and how you engage with your readers.
My advice just be clear on what you want to convey and be natural that’s it.
10.Use of high vocabulary English
You are not a Shakespeare to write or speak in non understandable English.
You are not a poet who writes poem which has deep meanings.
Use plain English which can be understood by small kid
One of the common blogging mistakes many bloggers do is they use high vocabulary rather dictionary English.
Please avoid to use such type of language in your blog.
11.Not knowing your audience
You don’t know who you are talking to.If you don’t know you will not understand what to talk.
In this post I am talking to bloggers who are newbie and are making mistakes so I have a proper target and I have crafted this post as per the topic.
Your blog success depends on how good you target your audience and your content quality
12.You are not being yourself
You fake yourself a lot.You are not being yourself.You are trying to copy others
Success lies in being original.Many pro bloggers made their unique style of blogging.
So my advice is BE UNIQUE and JUST BE YOURSELF
13.You complex things a lot
For saying a simple message you put it via complex manner.Suppose you want to say how much beneficial blogging is for a person?
You don’t convey your message in easy way rather making it complex and pissing off your reader
DON’T EVER DO THAT..!!
Many bloggers do this type of common blogging mistakes in their blog.
14.You feel you should publish posts daily
See frequency of posts depends on type of niche you are on.As per knowledge and research if you are in news niche you need to upload your content daily because news is something which is not the same all the time.
So in such cases you need to posts daily..(many times hourly) if you are having good source of news which needs to be shared with your readers.
On the other hand if you are in niche which requires tutorials and review you need to post on blog less frequently.
You need to do proper keyword research before hitting publish button else your post will be lost in ocean of Google.
My advice is publish post on the niche you have chosen
Please try to avoid this type of common blogging mistakes beginners do
15.Your topics are too broad
Lets take you are writing a post on how to make money online.You are writing it very broadly without getting deeper into it.
Having your topic broad will make your post to compete with high competition posts and you wont get the required traffic which you think you will get.
So my advice is niche down your own topics and make your posts go well.
Yet another common blogging mistakes beginners make
The actual work starts after hitting publish button
You must be thinking what I am saying?
Yup nowadays marketing yourself is very much important.If you are doing something maybe 1000 more people are doing the same thing already.
How your potential readers will come to know about your new blog post or blog.
You need to market yourself in front of others so that people can read you and take good information from it.
17.You want immediate traffic and focusing too much on analytics
You started blog properly you have setup your analytics for your own self hosted WordPress blog.You don’t see traffic on your blog.
You are in haste to get blog traffic.You end-up finding ways which are not legal (Black Hat methods)
DON’T DO SUCH THINGS
Patience is required in getting success.Many new blogs take months to get decent traffic.
Be patient keep creating awesome content for your blog
Common Blogging Mistakes Beginners Should Avoid
18.Quantity instead of Quality
You write crap content with keywords stuff in it which provides zero value to your readers.Avoid doing it.
As a rule of universe.
Quality is more important than Quantity..!!
19.Not collaborating with other bloggers
You have your blogger friends with you.You should collaborate with them.
Success is about team work you cant get success by being alone.Ask your blogger friends who blogs in same niche as you.
Ask him to provide feedback or write a guest post on your blog which will endup providing more value to your readers.
So try to collaborate with fellow bloggers and see no one can stop your blog to be a big success.
One of the common blogging mistakes bloggers make a lot
20.Neglecting your blog’s SEO
SEO SEO SEO
You must be tired of reading this word all over the internet.
Yes it is indeed very important for you to know about SEO.
Our blogs will be listed on search engines like Google, Bing and many more.
Search engines follow algorithms as per which they rank content and index.So you should know SEO.
Learn more and more as you go ahead.
Neglecting your site SEO is inviting death to your blog.
So my advice is NEVER EVER EVER NEGLECT SEO
Final Words On Common Blogging Mistakes
So I hope you got to learn from the above points the common blogging mistakes beginners make.
If I have missed any point do let me know.If you have any queries comment below I will answer them for sure.
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Last but not least…All The Best for your blog…!!