Blogging is very easy to do, anyone can do it. But also because it’s so easy to do, it’s easy to make common mistakes. Often times, we don’t even notice the mistakes that we are making.
For beginners, you’re going to make mistakes, it’s inevitable. But why try to reinvent the wheel when there are so many resources to help you avoid certain mistakes?
In this article, I want to go over common mistakes that you should avoid, so you won’t make them in your journey to making money online. Let’s dive right in!
#1. Quality Over Quantity Content
As you start generating content for your blog, you’ll want to write more. It’s depressing when you look at your blog and all you have is less than a dozen articles.
Having a lot of content is important, but that shouldn’t be your main focus. What you should focus on is the quality of each blog post.
Personally, I produce around 1 blog post per day. Now I’m not saying that all of my content is quality work. In fact, some of them are written because I felt like it.
I consider Smart Affiliate Hub not just my source of income, but also my home. That’s why sometimes you will read articles that I just ramble about random stuff. In the end, I just want you to know that I’m just a regular person like yourself.
Now, the reason why I say quality over quantity is because search engines are looking for content that provides value to their users. So if you want to rank organically, you’ll want to make sure your contents are top-quality.
Focus on the following:
- Always research and cite sources, so you can write amazing content.
- Keep your old content up-to-date because search engines love the latest news.
- Make sure your articles are detailed.
- Use focus keywords on each blog post to help you rank.
After all, you are not writing for yourself. You are writing for your readers, so keep them in mind the next time you produce a blog post.
#2. Relevance Of Your Blog Post
When you’re blogging, it is very easy to go off track. In fact, I do that quite often and that’s what leads to me writing rambling articles.
It’s okay to cut loose once in a while, but you should always get back on track and focus on your niche. If your niche is about weight loss, you want to focus on topics that relate to weight loss such as exercise, diet, etc.
Another tip I have for you when it comes to writing a relevant blog post is that you focus on your main keyword. So let’s say you’re writing an article on how to lose weight through dieting. You want to focus on dieting and nothing more or less.
#3. Keep It Simple
When writing a blog post, you have to consider your readers and their level of knowledge in the topic. So when you’re writing, make sure that your readers will understand what you’re typing.
For example, if I am doing research on medicine, I wouldn’t understand the author if he or she uses all medical terms with no explanation. Like what the heck is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?
Just keep it simple and make sure anyone can read and understand your article even if they had no experience with the topic.
#4. Write For Engagement
Unlike a conversation in person, blogging is another form of communication except it’s harder to resonate with. You and your readers are basically communicating through a screen and pixels.
So to better your user engagement, you should always type as if you’re talking to someone. Use pronouns like you, me, etc.
That way when your readers read, they’ll feel like you’re talking to them which helps build trust and relationship. Did you notice that I used a lot of pronouns in this article?
#5. Interacting With Your Readers
A lot of bloggers think that their job is finished after hitting the publish button. Unfortunately, that’s not true at all. You can still get comments for your articles.
You should always check your reader’s comments and answer any questions they might have. WordPress includes a comment box with its platform for a reason.
They know that blogging is to build a community. It makes total sense because what good is a blog with no readers? Why don’t you take this time to check out your blog for comments if you have one?
Going forward, you should always interact with your readers because it’s rude to ignore someone. Especially if that person took the time to leave a comment.
Blogging is seriously an art. Not only do you have to write content, but you also need to write quality content that provides value to your readers.
Even after that, you’ll have to try and interact with your audience if you want to build a readership base. Hopefully, I provided you with enough information, so you can avoid these common blogging mistakes.
If you have started a blog yet, but you’re interested. I can install your WordPress website for free, you’ll just have to get website hosting plus your own domain name.
Other than that, if you have any questions, please leave a comment down below and I will try my best to help you out. By the way, if you’re an existing blogger, which one of these mistakes resonate with you the most?