Back in the day when I first started a blog, I’ve actually committed plenty of mistakes because I had no one to teach me. However, the beauty of life is that any mistake can be corrected and there are things that you can do to help solve a problem.
With that being said, as more and more people are creating their own blogs, it is important that you do not make the same mistakes I did. So today, I am going to talk about some blogging mistakes that you definitely have to avoid.
Inconsistency in Posting
One of the major mistakes that I’ve made in the past is that I didn’t have a consistent schedule when posting new content. I just post when I want to and it really hurt my blog’s gains.
Not posting consistently can be detrimental to your website’s SEO. If your readers are quite keen on the details, they might also find that you are not really updating on a regular basis.
Inconsistency is one of the major mistakes in blogging that you should definitely avoid.
Not Having Your Own Domain
A lot of people use WordPress as their content management system because it is free and the templates that you can get are quite good considering that you do not have to pay for anything.
But, if you are relying on free domains, you are actually putting your blog in a huge risk as these free domains may post ads that can hurt your chances of acquiring new leads. Not only that but your site’s performance may be subpar at best.
So, spend some money on acquiring your own domain so that you can really tailor it to your liking.
Not Using a Catchy Headline
Did you know that people actually just look at the headlines and they can make the decision of whether to click on a link or not? Not using catchy headlines can be to your detriment as people are most likely not going to click on the link to your page.
Use catchy headlines and make sure that you have the content to show for. Otherwise, people will just leave anyway.
I cannot count how many times I’ve procrastinated in the past. But, what really convinced me to get a move on is the fact that the longer I do not write anything, I am losing thousands of potential traffic. If you want to gain success using this medium, never procrastinate.
Too Much Obsession on Your Site’s Stats
Although you need to monitor your website’s analytics from time to time, obsessing about it can actually hurt you and your progress more than you know it. Look at it every three days or a week or so and that’s it.
Not Writing Anything of Value
People use the internet to find out more information about something. If you are not providing that to them, then they will most likely go somewhere else. Make sure that the posts that you make are something that provides the right information to your viewers.
Not Being Persistent
I admit that there were times in the past that I feel like quitting the platform, but believe it or not, this is a niche where only the persistent people survive. Fight and ride it out, young blogger!