Blogging is an evolving process.
Everyone makes mistakes. The real success in blogging lies in learning from the mistakes. Most of the beginner bloggers make the common mistakes as always checking stats, alexa ranks, using every widget that attracts their eyes etc. Even the seasonal bloggers make blunder blogging mistakes which can make a bad impact on your blogging career. Let’s see what are the mistakes you will be making in your blogging journey. Avoid them at any cost!
Not responding to the comments
No matter how busy you’re..take out some time to respond to the blog comments either on your own blog posts or your guest posts. This way you can build genuine relationships with the other bloggers.
Writing either for readers or bots
Most people make this mistake. Either they write for the readers (and completely neglect optimizing) or they will solely write for the search engines without worrying about their blog readers. Both are wrong.
Then what’s the best way?
Write both for the readers and bots.
Yes, write for both of them to build a successful blog.
No doubt, you need search engines help to get quality traffic to your blog. Otherwise no one will find your content no matter how great it is. For that you NEED to optimize your contents for search engines (but don’t overdo it by keyword stuffing).
And you should also be focusing on your targeted readers. After all, your blog is about them, not about you!
Spending time only on your blog
Blogging is a two way journey. You can’t build a brand for your blog if you spend time ONLY on your blog. Okay I know you need to spend quality time to create great content on your blog, but don’t forget to network with other bloggers too.
Building healthier relationships with other bloggers will give you better results (they may share, tweet or comment) in the long run. So focus on networking with others from now on. Say them hello using social media, emails or blog comments. The idea here is: take action NOW. Not tomorrow, next week or after a month.
Not building an email list
Email list will be used for many purposes. You can drive traffic, sell your stuff, promote your products or you can build a massive network using your email list. Don’t wait to create an email list. You need to start somewhere, start building your email list at least with the free email autoresponder services like MailChimp or better use the quality services like AWeber or GetResponse to track your results and to sell affiliate products.
Having too many ads
This is another common mistake most of the bloggers are making. Without worrying about knowing their targeted readers, they will start plastering annoying ads all over their sites. This can kill your blog’s credibility. You can even lose potential readers coming to your sites. Don’t plaster too many ads. Know your audience and promote only those ads which are relevant to your blog’s topic. This way you can generate better income from your sites.
A word of caution:
Don’t allow spam comments
Most of the bloggers, specially the new bloggers will allow the spammy blog comments. This is because most of the time they don’t get enough blog comments, so they’ll approve even the spam comments (most spam comments these days are looking very natural, it’s bit hard to find them!). But having spam comments on your blog is not at all good for your search engine rankings. They will also create a negative impact on your blog readers. So try to avoid them at all costs.
Please leave your comments below and share your own opinions if you’ve done any from the above.
Author Bio:- I Sai Kumar, is a Founder and CEO of Crunchyhub. I am a 21 Year Ordinary and a Simple guy from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. I write about Blogging, Technology, Programming, Social Media, and Make Money Online etc.