5 Common Blogging Mistakes to Avoid + Free Printable!!!

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As so many blogs are popping up everywhere and tons of blogging advice out there it may be hard to cypher what is best for your blog and social media. As  a new blogger you may have heard of a lot of advice on how to become popular as the bigger bloggers out there has. However all advice may not be good advice! Here is 5 common mistakes to avoid and what to do instead! Stay tune till the end to get 29 more common mistakes bloggers are make!!!


Only Write Long Posts!


People need variety! When I started creating more blogging tips I thought I had to write just long post all the time but I realized that that can get boring real quick for me! Others may say that people don't have time to read long post. I have to disagree with that too. Long post provide more value than a shorter post and it gets people coming back for more. I've had people bookmark my page to come back and reread it over and over again!

Your Focus:

  • Write long and short posts! Mix it  up!
  • Create a call to action and get people talking back to you!
  • Format longer post so that it's easier to read (images, bullet points, lists, headings, subheadings, etc.)

New bloggers don't need an email list!

Just because you are a new blogger doesn't mean you can't start an email list. Email list helps people keep coming back for more. You can't only rely on social media promotion to get people to read your content and keep coming back. You need to build a connection. Email list is known as the real MVP's. They want to hear what you have to say. Giving an email away is really personal for someone so giving it to you is a real honor!

Your Focus:

  • Provide an incentive for people to sign up (freebie, giveaway, updates, new deals, etc.)
  • Use mailchimp or other email platforms to provide your readers with a way to sign up.
  • Create an irresistible opt in and show case it on your blog through popups, navigation bar, sidebar, blog content, on your social media, etc. 
  • Then keep them engaged via email with blog posts, more freebies, deals, tips, advice etc.

Blogging is an Easy Way to Make Money!

I'll be the first to say that's it's not easy whatsoever! However it's not entirely impossible! It takes a lot to start making money on your blog other than just writing a blog post.

Your Focus:

  • Get sponsorships by reaching out to companies or sign up for sponsored program
  • Create your own products such as ebooks, ecourses, physical and digital products ets.
  • Become part of affiliates programs
  • Promote your products, show your affiliate links, and get your name out there.

SEO  is so Important!

Of course we need SEO(Search Engine Optimization) however people put way to much emphasis on it. I had to learn that myself. Keywords and links are not the only way for search engines to pick up on you. That's because of google's algorithm, like so many freaking online platforms, changes often. So it's hard to keep up with all the latest changes and what's best for SEO.

Your Focus:

  • Write content for your audience not for search engines. 
  • Show your personality, be informational, and thought provoking. Make people want to read!
  • Pay attention to SEO but don't make it your primary focus.
  • Provide sharing buttons to encourage readers to share on their social media.

Remember keep SEO in mind but don't overly saturate your readers with keywords and links. Work on your  meta data description (search description in blogger) and add a alt text to all your images and add a couple of keywords where it makes sense but don't over board.

Words is all you need for a blog post!

WRONG!!!  Of course your words count but people are visual and if there are no images or formatting people will quickly leave out of pure boredom.

Your Focus:

  • Format your blog post with subheadings, spaces, paragraphs, different fonts,  bold, italics, color, etcs.
  • Use photos and graphics to illustrate certain ideas in your post.
  • Even videos can help illustrate a point!

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What are some blogging  mistakes you've learned while blogging?

16 comments

  1. Everyone made it seem like SEO was life when it comes to blogging. I used to feel bad when only one side was green and the other was read then I just said forget it and kept writing

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    1. Thank for for making me feel good about that very thing.

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  2. That was such a helpful post, I really feel stuck lately. Thank's for sharing xx

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  3. 1. Your blog is SO cute. The colors are seriously making me smile so big right now. It's perfect.
    2. You give great advice! I'll be checking back in for more blog tips soon! :)

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  4. Girl this is truly a helpful post! I was nodding all along while reading!lol Thanks for sharing!!

    www.lovefromrachel.com

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  5. Downloading that printable!! As a new blogger I need all the help I can get! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Love these tips! Alt text is something I often forget to do with my photos and it can be so helpful. Thanks for the advice! :-)
    xo, SC // SCsScoop.com

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  7. Great tips, so happy you shared ! :)

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  8. These are all great tips! You did a really good job of being concise and it is a great example to new bloggers of an awesome post.

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  9. I needed that pep talk about SEO. I have a hard time finding balance in that!

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  10. PREACH! I love all the points you included... I got caught up for a while in "all posts must be long", but sometimes it's nice to have just a short, sweet and simple post too. And I'm right there with you on the SEO. It's good to pay attention to, but it's not the driving force behind my posts! Keep it up girl!

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  11. These are great tips! I wish I had worked on starting my email list as soon as I started my blog!

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  12. Aw, girl. Where were you when I was a clueless newbie? Haha. But, hey. I still can learn from these. Thanks!

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  13. Thank you for sharing these common myths about blogging! They are all so true!

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  14. very nice tips! they are also useful for bloggers with experience - it's very important to come back to your roots from time to time!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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