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5 Blog Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

By Mar 10, 2013 July 8th, 2014 51 Comments

When it comes to blog mistakes, we all make them.

The trick is learning from the errors in our ways and moving forward.

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5 Most Common Blog Mistakes

Are you new to blogging? Then this post is for you! Check out the top 5 blog mistakes that most bloggers make early on, including:

  • Ignoring social media
  • Never commenting
  • Posting too much
  • Publishing at the same time everyday
  • And writing in large blocks of text

With a few simple tweaks, you can ensure you don’t make any of these mistakes. The tips might surprise you!

Read the Full Post Here: 5 Blogging Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

51 Comments

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  • Madam Smith says:

    Great start-up tips. Looking forward to the journey.

  • Madam Smith says:

    All great tips. I am looking forward to the journey of blogging. I just want to empower women out there including myself, find common ground and enjoy a chat about shared interests. Too often we forget about those women in between who want to fit in.

  • Becks says:

    Great tips! I am just starting out and love reading articles like this. Thanks!

  • Amy says:

    I think a common blogging/blogger mistake is avoiding the blogger network! Follow other blogger’s blog, comment on their posts, and they’ll do the same to your blog. Bloggers are very loyal to each other.

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  • Lisa says:

    Why is posting at the same time each day a mistake?

  • Mere says:

    I took a little break when I first started writing to kinda get things together and I think I might have a pretty good flow and I just want to say thank you for being all of our mentor 🙂

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  • Kate says:

    Very helpful post! I love these types of posts which provide food for thought; can only help to make my blog better! Thank you!

  • Emelie says:

    Okay, so I think I’m only doing 2 of these, which is pretty awesome. I count that as a win.

  • kathyj333 says:

    My problem is not posting enough. I just sometimes don’t know what to say.

  • Right to the point ! Concerning the publishing, it can be applied also when you share your articles on Social Websites: dispatch them during the day or the week, for example.

  • I love this short and sweet and helpful post. I am experimenting with posting at different times. Thanks.

  • xo Dee says:

    Here I was thinking that posting at the same time everyday would be beneficial since then my followers would know when to expect it!!! Thanks for the tip!

  • Jennifer says:

    Never heard that blogging at the same time everyday could be a hinderance. Thanks for the tip!

  • It’s hard to know how much is too much and how little is too little. Any tips on that?

  • Kim says:

    Or in my case…not posting enough!

    I’ve also been terrible about commenting lately, mainly on other blogs. It’s been one heck of a busy semester so I’m out of the blogosphere more than I’ve wanted to be despite launching two new blogs. I’m getting there…slowly. LOL

  • Tara says:

    I love these posts you guys do, they are so on point and a great reminder!!

  • Ann Harrison says:

    I really need to comment more. After all this is “social” media and I need to step it up! :->

  • Funny, my husband always harps on me telling me I need to visit and comment on other blogs that are of interest to me, instead of just stalking their page. I am still fairly new to blogging and know with just a few simple tips like these my blog can start to grow more.

  • Seriously, please keep the blogging tips coming. I need all the help I can get! LOL I started my blog in December 2012, but was only working on it sporadically until I discovered it was my true passion and calling. I am always looking for ways to improve. Thanks for all you do! 🙂

  • Gabbie says:

    I decided to blog at random times . It helps out because my “work schedule ” is random and am running two business and doing everyday stuff 🙂

  • Ariana Neala says:

    Curious what ‘posting too much’ means! In reference to more than once a day, or too many times a week? How do you know too much is too much?

  • Ugochi says:

    I learnt, I mean really learnt from this, thanks for sharing!
    Love

  • Teresa says:

    I don’t understand why posting at the same time every day is wrong. If you’ve paid attention to your analytics you would know when your audience visits your blog. Isn’t that when you’d want to post?

  • Paulin says:

    These are great tips for those who are new to blogging. The only tip I think you’ve left out is “analyzing your keywords” This can help you find a niche for your blog and increase search engine views. But, this is a more advanced step.

  • Mrs. Jones says:

    Love this post! Thanks for sharing

  • Kristen says:

    Uh-oh. I almost always post at the same time everyday. Looks like I need to read about the error of my ways! Thanks for sharing!

  • Great tips! Sometimes I get so busy commenting on other blogs that I forget to write my own or visa versa.

  • Mimi says:

    I LOVE Hootsuite for keeping up with all things social media! thanks for these tips.

  • Stacy Harris says:

    Sweet and too the point! Glad I came across this. Not to mention now I have a reason to tell my husband that I NEED to be on Facebook and twitter all day! 🙂

  • What is posting too much? More than once a week? More than once a day? I’ll have to read this post to find out. Thanks.

  • thanks for posting these tips. Much appreciated.

  • Kate says:

    These are great reminders! I think I have trouble replying back to all social media comments, I mean it isn’t a lot, I just wish there was a way on twitter that would tell me where I left off like wordpress does.

  • Great tips..I liked the one about not posting at the exact time each day..I know that some people really enjoy having that consistency..but it is fun to post at different times of the day..just to see what happens 😉
    Thanks!

  • Amanda says:

    Thank you for these tips! I know a mistake I made recently is when I switched from Blogger profile to Google Plus profile my comments were set to “No Reply”. I am a Blogger newbie, so I am enjoying reading all of these tips!

  • Loren says:

    Do you know what would be the best time to post? I am so guilty of posting at the same time everyday but I did not know you should not. Why do you think we should not post at the same time?

    • Good question!

      I’ve noticed that the topic dictates the best time to post. For me, I’ve seen food/recipe posts do better when posted in the late afternoon, whereas tips posts like this one do better posted early in the morning.

      The reason posting at different times is good is so that you’re able to target a different audience. If you only post at 10 AM every day, you’re ignoring the 7 PM audience that could be waiting.

      • Hello everyone! I agree with the not posting at the same time. My human (who has her own blog–but still does some of these mistakes and ) finally got wise about my purr-fect pals in other time zones that are in the future–like Australia, New Zealand and Europe. So now and again Tommy (the human) makes sure some posts go up during the night, when we’re snoozing because it’s daytime in other places. Different times catch different folks–some who may not meet your otherwise. I gotta make sure Tommy reads more of these “be better bloggers’ posts!

      • Rachel says:

        I’ve heard this before but can someone explain it to me why you should post at different times for different audiences? Once it’s out there, anybody can view it at any time. How do you get people from different time zones to read your blog? I am new to blogging and don’t quite understand all this. Thanks!

  • Cindy Taylor says:

    So true! It is the little things that make the difference….I am wanting to blog….but not blast! Thanks for the tips!

  • Pam says:

    Great tips! Another tip is to always be yourself when you write, and don’t subconsciously borrow someone else’s writing style or tone.

  • Charlotte says:

    Always love the dos and don’ts blog posts the most. Thanks for this!

  • TheProDiva says:

    Short, simple and true! I agree with all of these tips. At some point, I have been guilty of some of these, and I recognize the error of my ways. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kimberly says:

    I think not engaging with your readers would be a mistake. I try to ask a question and involve my readers so it does not just feel like they are simply reading text on the screen.

  • Siedah says:

    What do you mean by commenting? I am starting to blog more more frequently and establish a audience. Tips to be a better blogger is what I tune into!

  • I love all of these blogging tips that are being out. thank you!

  • Andrea says:

    Only writing/publishing what you think would increase your audience. Write what you’d like to read!