Common Blogging Mistakes: Do Not Waste Your Time And Energy Doing The Wrong Things

There are a lot of common blogging mistakes enthusiastic blog creators make when they first get started. Some of them have been writing blogs for quite a while, and they aren’t aware that some of the mistakes they are making can be costing them a lot of traffic, potential income, and even credibility. You must stop making these particular mistakes; otherwise you’re wasting your valuable time and energy doing the wrong things. Here are a few of the common blogging mistakes people make.

Not tracking the success of your blog

If you create a blog and you put all of your time and energy into it you want to succeed right? Well, how are you going to know if it is succeeding if you are not tracking its progress? You must be able to monitor how many back links you are receiving, how much traffic you are getting daily and exactly how you rank in Google.

Being able to track the success or failure of your blog will allow you to either scale up what is working or scaled down what isn’t working. This way you will not continue doing things that will not contribute to your long-term goals.

Not having an opt-in form on your blog

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get traffic to your blog in the first place? When you get traffic to your blog you must have a way of capturing names. This is best done by having an opt in page that people can enter their e-mail address into. You also need a way for people to sign up for your RSS feeds and make use of your various social media accounts. This is a great way to catch traffic and leverage it for future success.

Not taking part in social media networks

One of the most common blogging mistakes people are making these days is not having social media buttons prominently displayed on their website. Even if people have social media buttons, they very rarely take part in social media. You are making a big mistake, because if done the right way social media alone can bring you hundreds of visitors a day. You can end up getting far more visitors then what you might get from a search engine.

Not guest posting on niche related blogs

There are a lot of authorities in your niche, and while most of them probably will not have any interest in letting you guest post on their blogs, there are several smaller blogs that line up perfectly with the current status of your blog. You should contact these blog owners and ask them to let you guest post.

The goal is to get your brand out there in front of your niche however you can. There are a lot of blog owners who would be more than happy to let you leave a guest post, especially if you are willing to let them leave one on yours at some point in the future.

Making the mistake of posting far too often

When it comes to the most common blogging mistakes, one that some people make is posting way too often. Posting too often makes it seem as if you have far too much time on your hands. Your goal should be not posting too often, but posting valuable content on a consistent basis.

You might decide to post 2 to 3 times a week at the most. You definitely do not want to post content multiple times per day. After a while it will become harder to take you seriously, and there are a lot of people who will believe you might be spam.

Focus on making your blog topics good and do not worry about posting too often. If your content is good enough then every post you put out there is going to attract a lot of visitors, because people will look forward to what you have to say.

All of these common blogging mistakes can easily be avoided. Before you decide to start any blog, go over what I mentioned in this article. Do not make the same mistakes otherwise down the line you will end up being frustrated when your blog doesn’t take off the way you expected it to.

There are other rules you need to follow as well, such as proper link building, and proper niche selection. In any case avoiding the mistakes mentioned in this article will put you ahead of other struggling bloggers.

Share some common blogging mistakes you have run across in the comments below.


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One thought on “Common Blogging Mistakes: Do Not Waste Your Time And Energy Doing The Wrong Things

  1. Antone Roundy

    Along with not having an opt-in form on your blog, there’s the mistake (which I discovered I’d made on one of mine today) of not testing every opt in form.

    I had two forms on one of my blogs — one at the top and one at the bottom. The one at the bottom worked fine, but the one at the top had a little one-word error in it that prevented it from working.

    Who knows how many subscribers I’ve lost to that one little error!


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