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10 Biggest Blogging Mistakes New Bloggers Make




So let’s get to the point:

You’re either new to blogging or you’ve been blogging for a while now and probably think you know everything there is to know about it.

You’ve probably learned how to use WordPress…or Blogger and have been playing around with it creating a good looking design.

You’ve even published several posts with a target of going viral, generating traffic and making money.

But it doesn’t happen that way, right?  No success. Duh… Looking back at all the months spent blogging, no one cares about what you put out there; no one reads your post.

Are you not forgetting something? I mean you may be missing out on something:

Your readers.



I know the excitement that comes with owning a blog and putting out content to make quick bucks, but to save you from making any more blogging mistakes, here are a few mistakes you should avoid:

 1. You are not concerned about Finding   and growing a Niche
      
       What is your blog about?

Tech? News? Business? Food?
Lots of new bloggers fall into the trap of writing whatever the hell that comes in their head. A passion, or niche can not only help boost your traffic but also grow your audience.

Look for what you’re good at and write about it.

  1. Blogging for the Money
So you want quick money blogging? I hate to break it to you but blogging isn’t for you pal.

All of the people who jump into blogging while dreaming of $$$ hardly ever succeed.

Why?

This is because blogging is a skill that takes passion as a prerequisite. Getting listed on Google alone might take about 2 months. Without the passion to create valuable content and using the required marketing strategy to achieve great traffic, you will be disappointed in the long run.
The race for quick wealth can often lead to many mistakes; don’t let blogging be one of them.

  1. Copying Other People’s Content
We call it plagiarism. That’s right.

So many new bloggers come along the statement “Content is King” and end up pumping out lots of low-level content by copying other people’s work without due credit.

Do you know what happens after that? All the effort generally goes to waste because search engines don’t rank these low-quality posts compared to better higher quality ones.

Never sacrifice quality for quantity and always keep in mind that one good solid post is a lot better than a bunch of low-quality ones. Besides, with the advancement of search engine algorithms, bottom feeders that go about copying people’s content are easily latched out. Don’t make that mistake. Create your content.

  1. Too Many Ads
I know you will agree with me that most ads that show up on web pages are not only painfully irritating but also annoying. Truth is, too many ads are not just bad for users but for S.E.O as well.

Want to drive traffic and keep your visitors coming back to your blog, don’t use too many Ads.

  1. Your blog lacks User-friendliness
A number of new bloggers seem to be so focused on traffic that they never stop to look at the design of their blog.
Your blog shouldn’t be a maze to navigate through. It should be designed in a way that is easy for the user and in a way in which it properly displays your content.

Ever stopped to take a look at your font? How about your blog’s color combination?

People come to blogs to gain information, if your blog is unreadable then there’s no point of it even being there.

  1. Not promoting your blog
Have you ever wondered how most blogs usually end up on the first page of Google search, and others don’t? 

Hard work! 

A key mistake so many new bloggers make is relying so much on search engines and nothing else. Let me remind you that there are millions of blogs on the web; hence it would require you to put in the work in order to get to the top. The more you promote your blog, the more backlinks you earn and the higher you will get ranked. It’s that simple.

  1. Picking A Bad Domain Name
The choice of a domain name is one important step in blogging never to be overlooked.

Your domain name is what defines and labels your blog, and users will visit your blog based on what your domain name says. For instance, if you blog about Tech stuff, it is expected that your domain name should be tech-related.  

Don’t make the mistake of choosing a bad domain name. It will haunt you for life.

  1. Not Responding To Comments
New bloggers do not generally receive a lot of feedback or comments and this is one of the reasons why new bloggers sometimes turn a blind eye to this part of blogging.

Your readers are what keep your blog going and the best thing you can do for yourself is to keep them involved and satisfied. Respond to comments and get your readers engaged. Don’t just publish and go.

  1. Too Many Grammar and Spelling Mistakes
Spelling and grammar are important to any blog. Not only does it have a huge effect on your users but it also affects your page’s Search Engine Optimization. It is important to take your time to review your content before proceeding to publish it for all to see.
There are so many grammar checker tools available online you can use to do that.

  1. Using Free Hosting
One of the biggest mistakes new bloggers make is trying to go as cheap as possible in hosting their blogs, thereby patronising cheap hosting services. Please, don’t.

If you do…guess what?

Your site is going to be painfully slow, causing visitors to escape even before they read a single line. That vision you’ve always had of making money blogging will be short-lived as you don’t own the domain, hence, less Ads.
Find a good professional web-host like BlueHost or Hostgator that will scale as you grow and give a 5-star service.

Final Words:
Don’t fall into that “make money online” trap that thousands have fallen for.


Nothing can replace hard work and dedication.


Go out there and be the successful blogger you’ve always wanted to be.


If you have any other suggestions or tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments and help your fellow bloggers out there. Best of Luck!

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