Are you making these common blogging mistakes? Ready to get started with blogging? Or maybe you have been blogging for a while but want to get better. No matter the case, a successful go of it means avoiding simple mistakes. In general, blogging is pretty easy, but like any other business, there are pitfalls. Below are the common mistakes we want you to avoid.

Common Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

Common Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t Fall Victim to Strokes of Genius

We tend to think of writing as one of those things you do when the moment strikes. While that might work for novelists, it isn’t ideal for bloggers. Instead of waiting for the idea to come and then running with it, write on a schedule and plan your topics around themes. This unifies the blog while also ensuring you always have content in the pipeline.

Don’t Get Too Academic or Flowery

Blogging is a different type of writing to tackle, and for many, their only experiences in writing prior to blogging are stiff academic papers or flowery fiction. However, the tones used in either application are not suited to blogging. Keep it light, casual, and friendly. For tone, think text message, not novel or essay.

Don’t Cover Too Much Ground

It is tempting to cover every topic that interests you are relates to your niche in any way. If you do that, however, you will come off as unfocused and your readers won’t be able to understand who you are or what you are about. Instead, keep your focus tight enough that your purpose is clear but broad enough that you will always have topics to write about.

Don’t Neglect Your Editing

If you are like most people, you are terrible at editing your own writing, so if you cannot do it yourself, outsource it. But whatever you do, do not skip it. Simple typos can detract from your message, and in worst case scenarios, be quite embarrassing. If you cannot afford to outsource, look into add-ons like Grammarly.

Don’t Post Sporadically

To get consistent readers, you need consistent posting. At least three days a week, publish a new post. If possible, five days a week is best, but that might not always be an achievable goal.

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October 18, 2017

Common Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

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