Saturday, 18 February 2017

10 Mistakes Beginner Bloggers Make

Beginner Blogger Mistakes

Hi everyone! In today's article, we'll explore 10 mistakes many beginner bloggers make when using blogging. so you can avoid them in the future.

Blogging can be fun and can serve as a learning tool for many. Many individuals turn their love for blogging into a job and has helped them grow and develop to become professional bloggers. Lots of big businesses also rely on the help of blogs in order to improve and maintain their presence in the social media.

There are some people who wish to enter the world of blogging not just to share their wonderful ideas, but also to make it their bread and butter. If you are one of those people, it will be better for you to become aware that blogging can be hard to do at first. There will be mistakes and lots of ordeals you may have to face and know how to overcome to ensure your success in this field.

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Making wrong moves or mistakes is inevitable even in the world of blogging. This is normal, since mistakes are also a big part of your journey in the blogosphere. With every error you may commit comes a wonderful learning experience. Never get discouraged to try again and make sure to apply the things you have learned from those mistakes.

Not all bloggers were born as skillful writers. Even professional bloggers at present time had bumped into numerous mistakes when they were still a newbie.

To help you with your journey, we have compiled 10 mistakes that newcomers to the blogosphere world, you can avoid them in the future.

We hope that this can help you become a successful blogger someday.

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Mistake 1: Wanting It To Be Free
Spend money to get a domain and hosting account for your blog. Building both your brand and backlink profile are critical from the start. You also need full control to modify your site as your blog evolves.
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Mistake 2: Don't Copy
Directly related to being original is the issue of not copying. Being original with your content increases your reader's trust in you. Your readers will soon grow to know, appreciate, and expect your writing style. Publish your article when it is somewhere between good and great. Write a unique content.


Mistake 3: Consider Your Writing Style
If you're used to writing in a technical, academic, or formal way, blog writing might come as a bit of a shock. Blog writing style tends to be more conversational, peppered with a lot of your own opinion (however outrageous!), and above all, it needs to be interesting. The writing style best suited for you will come down to the content of your blog and its likely readership. Clearly, a blog that is more technical in nature can carry more technical writing but even then, your readers will want you to break down the latest techno-whizz gadget to terms that they can understand and digest quickly.


Mistake 4: Only Talking About Company, Products And Services
Your end goal might be to make money, but you first need to earn the trust of your potential customers. Give them as much free value as you can and become the authority in their eyes. They will naturally pick you when they are ready to buy.


Mistake 5: Not Responding To Blog Comments
Respond to all your blog comments thoroughly. Your readers will know you care about them and it builds both trust and loyalty. You in turn, will better understanding their questions and needs so you can adapt their your products and content accordingly.

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Mistake 6: Not Promoting Your Blog Content 
Write it and they come? Not if you are new and unknown. As a beginning blogger spend at least four times more of your time promoting your content than writing it.


Mistake 7: Encourage others to guest post on your blog
Guest posting is an excellent means for getting well-known, quality bloggers to increase the profile of your blog. Offer guest posts in return, so as to get your blog's link into other people's blogs.
Guest posts increase variety for your readers. And if you get well-known bloggers on your blog, this will help your readers to connect you with the guest poster, which will increase your profile.


Mistake 8:  Spread The Word About Your Blog And New Posts
Use today's social media to the max. There are many platforms to choose from. Use one, or preferably, many of them. Twitter, Facebook, Digg, and Tumblr are just a few.
Take time to visit other blogger's blogs and leave comments with your name and link in them. Get known as someone who cares about what other bloggers are saying and creating, and they'll repay the favor.


Mistake 9: You Concentrate Your Analytics On Immediate Traffic
Both beginner bloggers and advanced bloggers are guilty of this blogging mistake. If you concentrate your analysis on immediate traffic (traffic from email subscribers, RSS feeds, and social shares), then it's going to be hard to prove the enduring value of your blog. After all, the half-life for those sources is very brief -- usually a day or two. When marketers who are just starting their business blogs see that their blog posts aren't generating any new traffic after a few days, many of them get frustrated. They think their blog is failing, and they end up abandoning it prematurely.


Mistake 10: Growing Subscribers
Once you start blogging, it's easy to forget that blogging isn't just about getting new visitors to your blog. One of the biggest benefits of blogging is that it helps you steadily grow an email list of subscribers you can share your new content with. Each time you publish a new blog post, your subscribers will give you that initial surge of traffic -- which, in turn, will propel those posts' long-term success. The key to getting significant business results (traffic, leads, and eventually customers) all starts with growing subscribers.

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Engineer Alex is a part time blogger and tech geek from Nigeria. Apart from blogging he is a student. He loves to write about technology, blogging, SEO, Internet Marketing, Make Money online, Social Media, Android, Windows and other interesting topics likes technology solutions. He is Founder of KraftyShare blog and He love to share what he knows.

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