Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new
― Albert Einstein
So making mistakes is not sin not correcting it is foolishness! ;)
There are thousands of new bloggers coming up daily; most of them start make money, few out of passion and few to set up career, but we seen only few reach their goal and thousands of them fail!
And the reason is they don`t try to correct their mistakes.
Do You Make these 7 Blogging Mistakes?
If you`re a newbie or not yet started blogging, these are few common mistakes that you need to avoid to have successful blog.
#1 Inconsistency in Blog Posting
I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.
Yes being consistence is very important when it comes to blogging.
Inconsistency in blogging kills your blog. It makes your readers to lose trust on your blog. Also, it may affect your rankings directly or indirectly.
If you have more time for blogging and have lot of confidence that you can write daily, then go for it.
But If you can`t spend time writing daily (like me). Write 2 or 3 posts (at least 1) weekly and make sure this goes consistently.
#2 Underestimating SEO
SEO plays vital role for blog success, underestimating it is big mistake which most of them doing.
Does this mean that worthy content is of no use? No, if SEO increase your blog visibility, then content attracts visitors to your blog.
Few quick SEO tips
- Add keyword in your post title
- Spend some time on keyword analysis
- Improve your blog speed
- Compress images before adding it on your blog
- Maintain keyword density
- Link to related posts (internal linking)
- Build links with guest blogging, blog commenting, YouTube etc…
#3 Writing for Bots
In 2nd point I mentioned that SEO is important soon I added this point to make clearer, that we need to write to attract users to only bots.
I recommended few SEO tips before which helps your blog get more visibility but the last and important game is played by content.
What if I write worthy content in single paragraph?
Will not attract any user, internet users don`t have much time to read your paragraph writing. You need to write a readable post with bullets and highlight important points.
I`d like to mention about Internal linking here! This will help you to decrease bounce rate of your blog and give more information to user.
#4 No interaction With Fellow Bloggers
Interaction helps to improve your blog performance.
Being active in your niche network can bring you more opportunities.
You can Join blogging networks like Bloggers.com, Blog Engage.com etc… and connect with fellow bloggers.
#5 Ignoring Visitors
Engage with your visitors this will help you to know what your users need.
Blog comments are the place where most of visitors interact with blog owner, so take time to respond to their queries. Be first to help them if they have any problem.
When someone approaches you through email then try to add him and give quickly reply.
If anything went wrong don`t step back to apologies.
Another way to interact with users is Email marketing, send regular newsletter to your subscribed users, and suggest them few blogging tips. Give some special gifts to your subscribed users.
#6 Spending too Much Time on Blog Stats
Don`t expect too much from just born blog.
Your blog is new and it takes more time to get good results. So don`t spend time daily on analytics. Once a while is OK, but wasting time on it will not return you anything.
#7 Being Everywhere
Is being everywhere over the web recommended?
No am not against going social but if you`re wasting time being on all social networking sites by checking status, sharing and not spending time on your blog. Then I don`t recommend being everywhere.
Select few top social networking sites in which you can get targeted visitors. Like if you are targeting Brazil then your must not ignore Orkut! So depending upon your niche try different but less social networking sites.
Read Also : 4 Reasons your blog will never grow!
It’s Your Turn Now!
These are few common blogging mistakes which I thought are important, Do you have more such tips? Please share here in comments. :)