Top 10 Blogging Mistakes that can be avoided

Failure is a part of Success. If you have not done any mistake then you have not learned any new things.

In blogging few people get success, and few give up quickly. I know that blogging is not easy, but nothing is impossible if you try, you will be succeded.

Patience is required in blogging, if you quit because you are not getting success then you are not a real blogger.

In this article, I am sorting out the common blogging mistakes that every newbie blogger do, also I will tell you how one can avoid it.

Choosing the wrong niche

The blog topic is the first step in blogging. If you choose it wrong then definitely, there will be consequences of it.

Don’t choose a blog niche because others are writing about it. Your blog niche should be your passion, choose the blog topic in which you are interested.

If you choose the blog niche in which you are passionate about then you will not get bored and will never quit blogging. On the other side, if you choose the niche which you don’t like then in the future you will quit blogging.

People will not quit the thing which they are enjoying doing it, this is a human tendency.

The other thing is that dont start a multi-niche blog, it will be difficult to drive traffic to a multi-niche blog.

Choose one topic in which you are passionate about and find out the sub-topics in it and write about it. In this way, you will have all content about the same topic.

using a nulled blog theme

Don’t purchase the blog theme until you finalize your blog niche. You can purchase a premium blog theme depending on the blog niche.

Also, one mistake which newbie blogger make is using a nulled blog theme. If you are serious about blogging then I would recommend you purchase a premium blog theme and start customizing it.

The nulled blog theme may cause performance issues to your blog which can not be identified but it does.

Don’t use a nulled blog theme.

Not proper Keyword Research

Keyword research is quite a difficult task for new bloggers but being a blogger we should know about it. I saw many bloggers who just write articles without adding keywords, even I was doing the same thing. I did not get more traffic but when I started adding keywords to my articles, then I got more organic traffic.

If you are writing articles without proper keyword research, then you are doing nothing. There are fewer to no chances to get organic traffic for such articles.

As a beginner, you should learn how to pick up the right keywords for your blog and optimize it into your articles.

You can use free keyword research tools to find out the right keywords and when you feel that you are an expert or have enough knowledge about it then you can purchase the premium tools.

Do proper keyword research before writing any articles.

Not Focusing on content

If you have great content then readers will come again and again. So, try to write quality content, don’t get distracted by other things. Quality content will drive more traffic.

I saw many beginners focusing on blog design and monetization of the blog, which is not required initially. Once your blog is getting enough traffic then you can do what you want.

I would recommend you write unique and quality content that readers want.

no Social Media interaction

In blogging, social media interaction is very important. Initially, it is difficult to get the organic traffic but we can use social media to reach out to the targeted audience and let them read your free content.

Social media is very important for promoting our blog, we should not neglect it.

You can create the official pages for your blog and when you publish the content then you can share it on social media.

Complete your profile on social media and publish once in a week or what is the best time for you. Also, don’t spam while publishing content on social media, it may lead to the deactivation of your account.

Not updating Content

People write their blog content and leave it for the readers. This is a huge mistake in blogging. Our blog should be updated with the latest information.

We must have to update the blog content to the latest information. In this way, you can easily deliver the quality content to readers, and it will also help your blog SEO to improve.

If you dont have an article for writing, then you should consider updating the old ones.

Focusing on increasing backlinks

Every blogger is crazy about backlinks, all are behind it. I dont understand, why people are asking for backlinks.

We all know that there are many factors on which Google ranking is depends, but I don’t understand why bloggers are running behind backlinks.

Being a blogger, you should focus on quality content and try to cover all topics under the same niche. I would recommend you, initially, don’t focus on increasing backlinks.

If you think that your blog is popular enough, then I think you don’t need to ask for backlinks, anyone will add your blog link in their blog posts.

Not adding Newsletter on blog

Marketing is crucial if your blog is new. It is quite difficult to drive traffic from Google, so we have to find out the other ways to drive traffic.

We can use social media marketing but at the same time, email marketing is important. Nowadays, people usually check their emails, and it’s a great idea to send your content to directly their inbox.

Readers won’t have time to check your blog daily but they can check if you send the content to their inbox.

The common mistake in which I saw that blogger’s don’t collect emails they just depend on the other traffic source.

Try to grow your email lists, in this way you will get the targeted audience for your blog and which can be converted easily.

Copying content

Many newcomer bloggers write the content by rehashing the content from another blog. They dont know that copying content from other blogs would lead to copyright infringement.

Try to understand that, if you don’t have the blog authority then copying will not work.

Blogging Anonymously

If you are blogging without your real identity, then you are doing the biggest mistake.

Readers want to meet the person from which they are taking advice, it is not possible to meet in person but at least you can show them who you are and how you look.

If you are blogging anonymously, readers will not trust you and your content as well.

Upload your photo, let readers know who are you, and see the result, you can interact with them, to get better results.

Over to You

If you want to start your blog then you should be genuine to your blog readers. Don’t lie to readers, write consistently, and be updated. If you have a passion for blogging then you will definitely get success.

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Amit Kharbade

Editor & Writer at ScrollBucks
Engineer, Blogger, Writer, and the man behind ScrollBucks. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging and his practical blogging experiences. You can connect with him at amit@scrollbucks.com

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