Avoid these 5 Blogging Mistakes
Both companies and individuals are turning to blogging in large numbers. Businesses are told that blogs will keep up-to-date content on their sites and will help catch the eyes of search engines and drive more traffic to their main pages as well as blogs. People have many different reasons for blogging.
No matter what the reason for starting a blog, one thing has become extraordinarily common: Bad blogs. As more and more people and companies blogging, landscape competition has become more competitive, with most content falling flat. This shows that there are a lot of errors that can make blog posts go bad or even worse.
Here are the top “5” Blogging Mistakes to Avoid:
1. Many companies stick to what they think is excessively “corporate” or “professional.” The final result is dry, boring posts that no one bothers to read. While it is true that many “personalities” may find the blog very informal for a company’s site, it does require enough spice to indicate that the author is not a robot.
2. Blogs work best when they are tightly centered around a single article or small group of closely related articles. This ensures that your audience can always be sure that they will always find posts that interest them.
3. In the early days of blogging, many sources suggested publishing a post every day or two. Now that blogging had been around for a while, bloggers have learned that this is usually too much posting. The audience will get sick of seeing the blog’s posts if they are constantly clogging up the timeline in a feed reader or on social media sites. It turns out that one or two posts a week is best.
4. Blog readers love predictive post schedules so they can make it a point to check in the right days. It doesn’t matter how many days a week you choose to post, make it permanent.
5. The ease of the technical aspects of blogging has given this activity a reputation for something that anyone can do. Because of this, it is mixed with how some people go about it. In fact, no one wants to read posts that are full of spelling and grammatical errors, formatting errors, and other issues. Make sure to proofread all the posts, test the spelling, and preview the formatting issues before their live stock.
These are just five of the common mistakes that new bloggers make. Another great thing to look for is the temptation to blog everything about yourself. Although some people have followed a lot of people in an attempt to lose weight or do some normal activity, it rarely works. It’s better to position yourself as a supporting character and to use a more descriptive article as a star.
This general rule is also for corporate blogs. Expand the scope of a business blog to include more general category-related posts rather than focusing too much on the company itself.
With these tips in mind, you can avoid some of the common misconceptions of new bloggers. As you gain more experience, you will be able to fine-tune your blog so that there is no mistake.