Top 20 deadly Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes play a brilliant role in the path of success. As the old philosophy says that Mistakes are the milestones to success, these lines have an impact on blogging platforms too. Suppose if you want to execute a C program on your PC, first, you will find the errors in your program and then fix them, and thus leads to a successful output. 

In the same way, there are nearly 20 common mistakes that every blogger do and to achieve success, it is necessary to know these mistakes and avoid them. In my older posts, I have given tutorials on the basic SEO strategies for newbie bloggers and how to kick-start a new blog.

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I have a lot of thoughts to speak out but I am not getting enough time to post them due to my exams. So while starting the pro series of SEO strategies, I am writing this post in order to make you understand the common mistakes in the blogging world and then plan about the pro SEO strategies you should adopt for promoting your blog high. So let me start with the mistakes first before going to the pro SEO series and don't forget to subscribe with your email to be updated with the future posts.

Mistake #1:  Stealing The Content

 The biggest mistake that huge bloggers perform is, stealing the content from other blogs, website,s and pasting them on their blog. This is one of the biggest mistakes by which your blog will never get any value or readership. This brings no worth to your blog. Stealing the content from others never brings you success even if you blog till death!!!. So never try to copy the content from others.

Mistake #2:  Short Temper

The key to being a successful blogger lies in the patience of the blogger. Blogging really needs a lack of patience and the one with the aim of achieving success in just a day can never achieve success. The biggest weapon of the newbie blogger to achieve success is lack of Patience as he faces a lot of difficulties and challenges being a newbie blogger. Short Temper leads to nothing but quitting the blogging platform.

Mistake #3: Blogging Without A Goal

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Why are you blogging for? Why should you blog? What's the goal of your blog?. Do you have answers for this!!. If not, it's no use in blogging because blogging without a goal is like diving into an ocean to reach the other end without knowing to swim!!. So first choose your destiny and start your blogging journey.

Mistake #4:  Multiple Niches


A blog should target a single niche to be successful under that niche. Targeting multiple niches brings no worth. So before starting a blog, be sure about your blog niche and never try to post about multiple niches on the same blog. Always make sure that your blog becomes a library of a single niche.

Mistake #5:  Lack Of Knowledge


Don't ever forget that content is the king in blogging platforms. Many bloggers choose to blog about a niche in which they have short of knowledge and require a lack of knowledge about it. To achieve success in blogging, you should always choose a blog niche in which you may not be an expert but have some better knowledge. But be smart in choosing a blog niche that is more vast so that you get more things to blog about your selected niche.

Mistake #6:  Irritating Blog Design


The outlook is very important in this technology world. Your blog's design plays a child play with the patience of the visitors and the slow loading, irritating design of your blog may surely make your blog visitors never visit your blog again in the future. Thus a big loss in readership and audience. So avoid using more number of third-party widgets that slowdowns your blog loading speed and show your smartness in designing a fast loading elegant blog.

Mistake #7:  Unaware Of Basic SEO


To let search engines index and crawl your blog efficiently, knowing the basic SEO tactics is highly mandatory. The main objective of your blog is to get maximum readers and if you are unaware of basic SEO strategies, then your newly born blog will suffer from low traffic and thus won't get exposed to new visitors as the major source of traffic for each and every blog comes from search engines.

Mistake #8:  Use Of Extraordinary English

Write your posts in brilliant and simple words and never hope that, using extraordinary English in your blog posts brings you more traffic or reputation. In fact, using extraordinary words in your blog leads to the loss of readers as they are not able to understand your extraordinary English. As blogging is an entire world concept and peoples from the whole globe reads it, your blog should be simple for each and every visitors to read and understand your words.

Mistake #9:  Updating Your Blog Monthly Or Yearly


The powerful phrase "Content is the king of SEO" again matters here. Peoples always likes and rushes towards the blogs which will be updated regularly and never likes to read the still old contents of a blog daily. So if you seriously want to be a successful blogger then there is no other powerful SEO than posting regularly.

Mistake #10:  Blog Full of Grammar Mistakes


Do you want to revise your blog after writing each post!!. If not, be sure to revise your blog post once or twice      
after writing each post to avoid grammatical errors as it plays an effective role in readers of your blog. 

Be sure to avoid these mistakes to become a successful blogger. Stay updated with the regular posts by subscribing with your Email Id below.

Blogging Mistake #11:  Not Using Social Media


Social networks social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc have become one of the powerful weapons for every blogger to promote their blog on social networks which are consisted with millions of users today and social networks even helping the bloggers in exposing their blogs to various new peoples and getting more number of unique visitors to their blog. So it is highly necessary for bloggers to get involved in these social networks and promote their blog well in it, but make sure that social networks should not occupy your precious time a lot it.

Mistake #12:  Not Communicating With Users


Communication is one of the major factors in bringing trust and readership in people. Proper communication makes your blog visitors a regular reader of your blog. A blog without communication with the blog admin is like filing a case in the court without communicating. As communication is the major factor in court, it is the major factor between the blog visitors and admin too. So be sure to provide a way to visitors of your blog in which your blog visitors could communicate with you.

Mistake #13:  Not Using Any Visual Media


Suppose if someone says that he likes a blog just because of the images of that particular blog, then there is no wonder in it. Images and properly related videos playing a part in attracting visitors to your blog. A blog without any image is like a pot without any flowers. A perfect visual media and quality post can only catch the eyes of users and just a bulk of text without any visual media brings no interest in visitors.

Mistake #14:  Not Joining Blogging Communities Or Forums


Joining discussion forums and communities building a vast network is the major factor that every blogger should achieve if they seriously want to be successful in blogging. Joining the blogging communities and forums builds a good network for you. If you just want to blog alone without involving in any communities or forums, it takes a long time for you to achieve any small thing in a blogging platform whereas the one with a wide network gains more speed than you in achieving it. Involving in blogging communities and forums is one of the recommended ways for promoting your blog efficiently and discussing any issues.

Mistake #15:  Not Worrying About Building Backlinks


I have discussed in many posts in this blog related to Google PageRank that Backlinks are the major factor that Google considers a lot in assigning a PageRank for a blog. There is no better SEO than building more number of quality backlinks for your blog. quality backlinks refer to the backlinks from the high page ranked blogs to your blog. So try to get more number of  Dofollow backlinks for your blog by writing guest posts, etc to get some page rank juice for your blog.

Mistake #16:  No Promotion - No Audience


Blog promotion is really an efficient strategy every blogger must follow. What if you have a blog with many numbers of quality posts but nobody to read it!!?. So promoting your blog on various places like forums related to your blog niche brings a lot of audience to your blog and thus ensures readership and worth to your blog posts.

Mistake #17:  Not using Social Plugins On Blog 


Many newbie bloggers think very smartly. They remove each and every widget from their blog for purpose of bringing maximum speed in page load time. Well, it's really good practice to remove third-party widgets that hold your blog from loading but it's highly necessary that each blog should have some social widgets through which users can share your blog content just with one click. The simplicity of sharing makes your blog being shared more and thus a grand expose to huge strangers on social networks.

Mistake #18:  Writing For Yourself  - Without Thinking About Readers


Many bloggers keep on writing and writing for themselves like story writers and they never worry or think about the readers of the blog. Your blog posts should be written in such a way that your blog visitors must feel it simple to read, understand, and feel like reading your blog posts was really worth it. We should always consider what does our blog visitors wish to read? and what they want?. Communication becomes a necessary part in understanding the interest of users. Our blog should be dedicated to readers.

Mistake #19:  Not Learning From Pro Bloggers


There is not any guilty in learning something from well-learned persons than us. Showing arrogance that why should I follow others? why should I learn from someone? makes us feel someday when we did a mistake and think that why I didn't realize it before?!!. So it becomes a necessary part for bloggers to always ask and learn unknown things from pro bloggers too who are more knowledgeable than us apart from suffering later. We should also try to adopt strategies that various pro bloggers use.

Mistake #20:  Not Sharing Quality Experience


Peoples lack quality posts and if you are sharing a quality experience of your own from which you taught a lesson, then only peoples get impressed by your blog. Not sharing your experience thinking that you have struggled a lot to learn brings no worth. Sharing a quality experience is always the best method to attract users. If I don't want to share this experience regarding various blogging mistakes, then how will you get attracted to this blog??. Am I right!!. :)


Ok, that's enough blogging mistakes you should be really aware of and avoid these mistakes to be a successful blogger.

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