Let’s face it: Blogging isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t for everyone. As a matter of fact, by continuously making mistakes in the posts in your blog, you could not only be failing to attract new readers to your site, but you could also be losing a lot of revenue as well if you have invested money in your blog.
Whether you are new to blogging or even if you’ve been blogging for a while and you’re hoping to improve your site, here are five of the biggest mistakes every blogger should be aware of:
1. Not being SEO-friendly
Realistically, you should be evaluating each and every single word in the first few lines of your blog post to make sure they contain certain keywords related to your blog. By including the same keywords in every single post, your article will show up in more search results whenever someone searches for the keywords on Google or any other search engine on the Internet. Read more about SEO for blogs.
2. Not choosing a niche
When it comes to the purpose of your blog, it’s best to be as specific as possible. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you shouldn’t have a variety of different categories of posts, but you should make sure that each and every single one of your categories has a direct relation to the target mission of your blog, otherwise your readers could become uninterested.
3. Writing long paragraphs
Each of your blog posts should catch the reader’s eye immediately, but if you write in long paragraphs that are not separated into paragraphs, the reader is just going to scan over the post and then get overwhelmed. (The same goes for including pictures and links in your posts as well).
4. Writing about old news
As a professional blogger it is your duty to stay on top of the latest events and news that has a direct relation to the mission of your blog. One way to stay on top of the news is to read other sites or even other blogs that are similar to yours to get some inspiration, and then rewrite the article you have read and include your own opinions and theories as well.
5. Having grammatical errors in your posts
Not editing your work is one of the biggest “no-no’s” when it comes to blogging because as soon as a reader notices any spelling errors all credibility goes out the window. Of course grammatical errors can be easily fixed by using the spell check option, but another effective way in editing your posts is to read the entire article out loud before you hit the publish button.
About the Author:
Chloe Trogden specializes in research involving all forms of college grants. She has compiled thousands of resources including trade school grants and California college grants along with many others. She is currently attending UNC Chapel Hill and is entering her Junior year in the fall.