5 Blogging Mistakes That Can Kill Your Blog and How to Avoid Them

This guest post is written by Norbert, a blogger and writer from blogging-insights.com.


Blogging is an enjoyable adventure; it can also be a very profitable commercial venture. But just like any other activity in life, blogging mistakes can lead to undesired outcomes. Fortunately, you can identify or learn from mistakes before they undermine your blogging success.
Do you commit any of these blogging mistakes? I hope not.

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1. It’s All about You


Blogs are great platforms to market yourself and show the world how great you’re. It’s therefore not hard to find yourself only focusing on yourself, your skills, your products or your services.
Are your blog posts all about you, your products and what you offer? That’s the number one recipe for losing blog visitors and loyal readers.

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its all about you

Quick Fix:


Let your blog be more about your readers, their needs and solutions to their problems. They come to your blog because you’re the go to person in your industry. You can always promote yourself once in a while, but always focus on your readers and their needs.

Before you type a single word, ask yourself what your readers will gain by reading that post. Think of what keeps them awake late at night or what makes them type in search engines.
You’re the driver of your blog but they’re the fuel that makes your blogging vehicle move forward.

2. Trying to Please Everyone

Trying to Please Everyone
Your blog will fail if you try to please everyone. There can never be a one-fits-all when it comes to blogging. You can’t satisfy everyone or solve everyone’s problems. Different segments of people have their own unique needs.


Quick Fix:


Stick with a blogging plan that revolves around the needs of your specific audience. These are the people who facilitate your blogging success. And these are the people you want to make happy. Don’t focus on pleasing people that are not important to your blog.

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3. Not having a Blogging Plan


Do you have a clear actionable plan for your blog? If you don’t, then go create one right now. It’s never too late. The blogging industry has evolved and it’s no longer just about writing and publishing. If you don’t have a blueprint for your blogging business, it’ll be hard to make positive progress.

Quick Fix:


Start by coming up with a blog content strategy. This doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as asking yourself these three questions:
Not having a Blogging Plan

• How many times will you be publishing per week?
• On which days and time will you be publishing?
• What type of content will you be publishing on a particular day of the week?

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Coming up with such a plan will help you develop a blogging pattern. Your readers will also know when to expect your content and what type of content to expect. Come up with a blog promotion strategy focusing on platforms where your target readers can be found. A good blogging plan will drive you towards your blogging goals. The most important thing here is to align your blogging plan with the overall goal of your blog.

4. Not engaging your readers


How often do you interact with your readers? Do you hold conversations with them on social media sites? Do you reply to their comments? Do you reply to their emails? If none of these sounds like you, then you’re making a fatal blogging mistake.

After all blogging is just a part of the social media fraternity. What is the purpose of social media if not to facilitate conversations between like-minded individuals?

Let your blog be a platform to connect with your readers - intimately if possible. Show your readers love and they’ll reciprocate by buying from you, signing up, sharing your content, downloading your whitepapers, hiring you or even clicking your advertisements.



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Quick Fix:


• Reply to comments on your blog.
• Answer questions and emails from your readers.
• Join conversations on twitter, facebook, google+, et al.
• Join and be active on relevant forums where your readers can be found.

5. Publishing half-hearted content


Are you writing from deep within your heart? Are you providing comprehensive information? Or you’re one of those bloggers who still believes in providing half the information to make visitors come back for more?

The result of providing half-hearted content is that readers will simply move on to other blogs where they can find the complete package. Information can never be exhausted. You’ll still find more valuable information to share, even after creating comprehensive contents.

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Quick Fix:


Always try to ensure you contents include all the important information for your readers. Empower your readers using your content. This will not only endow you to them, it’ll cement your credibility.
Do you make any of these blogging mistakes? What do you do to avoid such mistakes?

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