I get it that a lot of people want to create a blog and start their writing careers, but if you think that the journey is going to be smooth-sailing right from the get-go, then you’re in for a very big surprise.
You see, for you to be successful in this industry, you need to make sure that you are not committing some costly mistakes. Today, I am going to raise awareness to help you avoid these blogging mistakes that may you look like a complete idiot.
Not Giving the Good Stuff
So, there are business-minded bloggers that tend to hold off some valuable information because they want to monetize everything that they write. Perhaps, you write a blog post that encourages people to buy your $30 e-book that you promised to have all of the information they need.
Well, here’s the thing: if your blog is relatively new and you held-off information just because you want to monetize everything, then you’re not going to be a successful blogger.
The truth is that you have to provide them with something valuable right from the start so that they in the event that they like your content, they will not hesitate to pay up in the future.
Making Promises You Can’t Keep
If you are thinking about making money blogging, then when you make a promise, you have to be damn sure that you can deliver. At the end of the day, blogging this way is actually already considered a business and if you are an entrepreneur that cannot deliver on their promises, then you can expect a radical change in your success.
Not Looking at Your Post’s Content
You see, a lot of bloggers just let their minds flow in the sense that their thoughts are incoherent and your message is not conveyed in the best possible way.
Always look at your content to make sure that it is free of grammatical errors and mistakes in your sentence structure, punctuation marks, etc. Always proofread to ensure good quality across the board.
Not Taking a Break from Time to Time
Look, above all of this, you are still human. That means that your creative energy is going to run out soon and you will need to recharge to get your mind back in the game.
If you are experiencing burnout, then I suggest that you stop blogging for a while until such time that your creative juices are flowing again.
Writing Essentially the Same Thing Over and Over Again
Some of us just rattle on and on without regard to sentence or post quality. You may like this approach and defending it by saying that “this is my personality”.
Although it is encouraged that you put a little bit of yourself on the posts that you write, it is imperative that you do not talk endlessly about things that you’ve said over and over again.
Instead, be coherent and make everything streamlined so that every second that your audience spends in reading your article will not be wasted.
Trying Too Hard
I know that you want to be edgy at times. For example, you’re a more serious person and you want to crack jokes. Or perhaps, you want to be serious, but your personality says otherwise.
You can add some wit and sarcasm from time to time, but overdoing it will surely kill your chances of acquiring many new people to like your blog.