Do you want to succeed in blogging?
Then read the entire post.
First step to blogging success is: finding your mistakes rather than knowing your strengths.
Right or not?
Following are the blogging blunders you can make. Avoid them to achieve blogging success.
Though there are many mistakes you can make, I’ve mentioned top 10 blogging mistakes that most of us make.
I appreciate if you add few more blogging mistakes in the comments section.
#1. Not having a blogging schedule
The worst mistake ever make by any blogger is: not having a proper blogging schedule. You must have a blogging schedule if you want to succeed.
First off, choose a proper posting frequency for your blog. After determining that, create your own editorial calendar(use Google calendar).
No matter if you post either daily or once a month, stick with it.
My blog posting frequency is: posting 3times/week i.e. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. What’s yours?
#2. Giving less importance to ‘About me’ page
Check out your blog right now to know which is your most popular page, you’ll end it up with “about me” page.
Yeah, About me page is one of the most important pages on any blog. It’s important to have a better about me page.
Write your about page as if you’re talking directly with the readers, but not as a third person.
#3. Writing for robots instead of people
This is a critical point to discuss. Though search engines are vital to get free and massive traffic to your blog it’s also essential to write for the readers.
At the end of the day, people will come to your blog to comment or to share your content not robots(search engines) right?
#4. Not having any blogging goal
Determine your blogging goals daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly.
What do you want to achieve today from your blog? What do you want to achieve by next week? Is it posting a quality article or guest blogging for a top blog?
Setting up goals makes you a better blogger. Won’t you be happy after achieving each goal?
So, decide your blogging goals soon.
#5. Not networking with others
My personal suggestion for the new bloggers is: start networking with other bloggers.
Don’t focus only on content creation. Be everywhere.
The best possible way to network with other bloggers is blog commenting. Leave insightful comments whenever you find something useful on their blogs.
#6. Stop creating SPLOGS(spam blogs) by copying from others
If you find something interesting from other blogs, take inspiration from it and write your own opinions on your blog instead of stealing their content.
Sooner or later, you’ll get caught if you’re being a copycat. I shared the best tip to create better content in the above paragraph. Follow that.
#7. Not building an email list
Blogging is a business not fun! Business needs investment. The best investment you can do for your blog is: start building your email list from day1.
I personally recommend AWeber(aff. link). BTW the same service I’m using for this blog now.
#8. Blogging only for money
I know, everyone here in the blogoshpere is blogging for money.
Nothing wrong in it though but it’s not appreciable if you start worrying about making money with your blog before you even have quality content.
#9. Not reading other blogs to keep updating yourself
Whatever I’ve contributing to this blog is because of reading others blogs. How can you produce quality content without reading other blogs?
Make it a habit of reading other blogs. Spend some time to analyze popular blogs in your niche.
#10. Wasting time on facebook
Ask 100 newbie bloggers about their time wasters, 99 people will say facebook!
Use facebook to increase your online reputation not to kill your precious time. Less is more, spend your time on facebook effectively.
Few tips(which worked for me) to get rid of facebook addiction:
- Go offline(though you’re online)
- Maintain a facebook schedule(open facebook only at that time)
- Try to use facebook only for blog promotion or to help others
- Never open facebook while you’re writing
Over to you
I would be glad if you can add one more blogging mistake to this list.