23.6.21

Top 4 Mistakes Bloggers Make

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A Statista survey reveals that 40% of UK bloggers have approximately 1000 web guests and 10,000 visitors on their platforms monthly. That is a huge number to consider when you’re managing your blog. Unfortunately, Statista also discovered that more bloggers commit avoidable mistakes. Hopefully, you will learn to avoid these mistakes as you read on.


Ignoring SEO


Unfortunately, this is a topical area some bloggers seem to ignore. If you knew the benefits SEOs bring to your blog, you wouldn’t toy with this impressive marketing tool. For example, optimising your blog builds traffic to your site, improves profit margins and increases your online rankings. Indeed, search engine optimisation may seem like an arduous online task reserved for an SEO Company. However, you will find it valuable to learn all you can about it.


Irregular or infrequent posting


As a blogger, it’s essential to post high-quality and engaging content to wow the public frequently. Unfortunately, some bloggers fall short of this essential requirement because they believe that not many people will notice their inconsistency. It’s better to set regular posting schedules whether your blog is read or not. By doing this, you would set a consistent trait your readers will associate you with.

Depending on the type of blog yours is, a maximum of four or five new posts weekly is enough to generate and sustain interest. However, if your blog borders more on an entertainment angle, you should be ready to write approximately ten posts per week due to its vibrancy and naturally appealing element to human psychology.

Choosing a blog name with no growth prospects


First of all, the blog name you chose for your platform must last for the entire period you intend to run it. It must be a well-thought-through name able to accommodate growth and brand expansion. For example, if you decided to start a blog to document your trip in Spain and therefore chose the name ‘SpainDiaries,’ how does that continue when you return to your home country? Does that spell an end to the blog? These are critical factors to consider before running with a blog name.

Not getting self-hosted


To some extent, people may understand why you chose a free hosting account if your blog is just for friends and family. However, if you meant for your blog to be on a broader scale, a free hosting account doesn’t cut it. Your best deal is to get self-hosted. According to experts, it is best to do this initially to avoid the inconvenience of moving your content from one platform to the other. In addition, self-hosting holds more benefits and opportunities than a free account. Moreover, if you want your readers to regard you as a professional blogger, self-hosting is the way to go.

In conclusion, although the above is not an exhaustive list, it gives you a fair idea of mistakes to avoid as a blogger. Furthermore, never underestimate your reading audience. Thanks to digital literacy, people are more discerning about what an excellent blog must be.



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I just sat on my study table all settled to Write My Dissertation and first I got reminded is of my blog which has been a haunted house lately. I haven’t written any since the engagements on my blog were quite low and that’s probably because I was not aware of the SEO technique. Reading this has just persuaded me to write a blog again. I will soon once I am done with this deadly dissertation.

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