We’ve all seen them. The same old, tired lists of regurgitated tips on how to blog better. They’re so common, you could probably name most of them in your sleep. The issue is that as a beginner you will make a lot of mistakes blogging and it is all part of the journey.
I had the same issue myself starting out until I found what really works and worked out perfectly for me.
But whether you’re just getting started or have been blogging for a while, these tips suit everyone.
Top 5 blogging mistakes to avoid:
1. Copying others
The First blogging mistake newbies make.
When starting out it can be hard to find your own unique tone and the biggest mistake most beginners make is copying their favorite blogger or someone they admire. Instead, try and find out what is special about it.
It is the only way that you can attract your true viewers and sustain them.
2. Telling your personality instaed of showing it
Mistake: You think people care about you as a writer?
Second blogging mistake newbies make. It sounds harsh, but it’s the truth: When people first start out blogging, they think that their audience will be interested in their stories and their interests … but that is not the case.
It’s no knock against them as a person — it’s just that when you’re new, no one is interested in you and your experiences.
People care more about what you are offering them and what you can teach them.
3. measuring states too early
Third blogging mistake newbies make. It might sound simple and easy to do but, If you’re obsessing over daily numbers and you’re only a few months into your blogging journey, you’re wasting your time.
It’s still too early to pay close attention to trends. Focus on delivering more content on a daily to avoid this mistake than distracting yourself with stressing over states that will grow eventually if you are following the right tips. After that, make sure you have Google Analytics installed.
4. Not Using a specific post type, creating an outline, and using headers.
Among the many blogging mistakes newbies make. Sometimes when I get a great idea, I’m excited to blog about it, it’s really tempting to just sit down and let it flow out of me. But what I get is usually a sub-par blog post.
Why? The stream-of-consciousness style of writing isn’t really a good style for blog posts. Most people are going to scan your blog posts, not read them, so it needs to be organized.
Well, for that to happen. Always take your time.
5. Pressing Publish without multiple edits.
Mistake: You think you’re done once the writing’s done.
Fifth blogging misstep newbies make. Most people make the mistake of not editing their writing. It sounded so fluid in their head when they were writing that it must be great to read … right? Nope — it still needs editing. And maybe a lot of it.
Motivation and inspiration
- Don’t give up. Bloggers who stick with it ultimately win.
- Write as often as possible. Constantly capture ideas and turn them into posts. A tool that may help is Evernote.
- Expect critics. A few people hating you is a sign you’re doing something right. Be prepared.
- Find ways to regularly get inspired. This is the only way you can inspire others. When you’re empty, fill yourself up. Don’t neglect this.
- Realize you can only create or react. At any give time, make sure you know which one you’re doing.
And Finally, Good Luck On Your Blogging Journey.