Blogging mistakes – they’re golden nuggets if you learn from them.
“Every professional blogger was once a newbie” and everybody makes blogging mistakes regardless of what.
Your success ratio depends on how you see the opportunities even on your difficulties. You can’t achieve blogging without making a few blogging mistakes, after all, we all aren’t bloggers by birth.
However, it’s a stupid thing to repeat the same blogging mistakes again and again. Whenever I stumbled upon new sites, I saw so many blogging blunders that could turn off the readers’ minds.
Here are few costly blog mistakes to avoid to become a better blogger.
Avoid Top 5 Blogging Mistakes
#1. Stop checking stats
Seriously stop checking stats once in an hour. What’s the use of checking your traffic spikes when you don’t get enough attention?
Yes, I agree, most new bloggers love checking their traffic stats every now and then, even 10 new visits a day can bring lots of smile on their faces, agree?
But here’s the catch – instead of wasting your precious time on checking stats, start creating content, blog post ideas or connect with other bloggers using social media sites – it will bring better results in the long run.
#2. Coming up with only one headline
Do you know the ONE top secret to getting more traffic without actually doing NOTHING?
It is tweaking your headlines.
Hell yea, you will definitely attract more leads and clicks on the blog posts which have compelling headlines.
Try to change your headlines if they are not catchy, learn the art of writing great headlines. If you want to always come up with great titles, here’s my suggestion – try to come up at least with 3 to 4 headline samples for each and every post you write.
This is the most effective way of writing noticeable headlines in less time. Choose the best headline among them, try to spend some time in writing compelling titles. It’s worth of your time and energy in the future of your blogging career.
#3. Avoid inconsistency
Most people posts a lot of articles when they are new to blogging – it’s majorly because of the more enthusiasm in the beginning.
When they don’t see the desired results after few months, they slowly get diverted and they don’t publish at all! This is where you have to be patient and remember that “consistency” is the key to blogging success. So, if you want to be a better blogger, avoid one of the biggest blogging mistakes – inconsistent in posting schedule.
First, find out proper posting schedule, even if you are posting twice or thrice a week, it’s fine but just stick to the posting schedule and be consistent to deliver high quality contents to your audience, that’s how great blogs are built.
#4. Avoid long paragraphs
One of the dumbest blogging mistakes to grab people’s attention is this: writing long chunks of content. No matter how great your content is, no one reads or understands what your meat is if you use long paragraphs.
Most online people love to skim the topics, instead of reading word to word. Here’s what to do to grab their attention.
- Use sub heads
- Bullet points
- Make use of smart interlinking and
- Use one appealing image per post
I don’t suggest you always to use shorter lines, but they work pretty well. So make sure to find out your own writing tone to cope up well with your blog audience.
#5. Slow loading sites
If there’s one reason I hate reading other blogs is this – slow loading times. Who wants to read a blog which takes ages to load?
Always make sure to give a better user experience by speeding up your site loading time.
Install w3 total cache, this is the best plugin to clear caches and to make your site loading time faster. And use less image spirits and don’t de clutter your blog design to make it look messy.
In a nutshell: Make blogging mistakes, but try to learn from them to build a better blog. Don’t waste your time by checking the traffic stats or comment count, spend time to create quality content instead.