Now when a person starts blogging he or she might have many ambitions. It is a fact that a person who considers blogging as an activity , the person has got some kind of intellectual asset. Such a person might also be experimental with ideas and may try various things that could prove to be avoidable mistakes.
Few avoidable common mistakes by bloggers
Not understanding the blogging basics
A blogger should do a bit research on blogging basic and should have some idea of what blogging actually is ?
Selecting wrong primary blog topic
Selecting an improper topic that might be unsuitable for any reason create scope for the blog being discontinued after some time.
Not having a strategy to grow a blog
Growing a blog requires a strategy and not having such a strategy will result in failure.
Using duplicated content on a blog
In an attempt to easily create large content in anticipation of huge traffic new blogger may use duplicated content on their blog. This may include articles , photos and videos. However they do not understand that this may never make their blog successful.
Not understanding their blogging platform.
Not understanding the blogging platform and its features is also a very common mistake that leads to improper optimization of blog features.
Using excessive and irrelevant ads on a blog
New blogger generally are not generally approved by large ad networks. Such bloggers register with many small ad networks who quickly approve them and bloggers do place many irrelevant ads from such ad networks on their blogs. This result in slow page load and bad user experience. A blogger should understand that show more ads does not mean more revenue and also that every ad network is not suitable for any kind of website or blog.
Overwriting and composing mistakes
New blogger tend to write more and they also make common composing mistakes like not using the header title ( h1, h2 etc.). Expressing in least possible word is important in blogging because time is n=very important and not one would spend time to read lengthy articles unless they really need the information.
Not using a user friendly font and design
Many blogger use unsuitable templates and font that is improper for reading. A fancy designed blog does not mean more readers , a blogger must use a suitable template that loads faster and standard font with proper size.
Using too many widgets and other stuff
Using too many widgets is also a very common malpractice in new bloggers that leads slow page load and bad user experience. A blogger must only use only required widgets.
Not letting readers know the key topics of your blog.
New bloggers generally do not clearly specify the key topic of their blogs and visitors do not get clear idea of what the blog is actually about.
Inconsistent writing of blog post
Writing about anything at any time is wrong. Just understand that a blogger has written about wordless installation and a visitor likes the post and subscribes to the blog but the next day finds an review about a new movie, the effect will be negative.
Not building a readers community
A blogger should build a community of readers along with the posting good articles. New bloggers generally do not do this.
Trying to close imitate a popular website.
Though copying is the easiest way to success but does not apply every case. trying to closely imitate a renowned blogger will result in negative impression to readers.
Nor using own domain name.
New blogger generally do not use their own domain name. Though it s not as big a mistake but still using own domain name is recommended.
Not knowing SEO and web mastering
I have always said that for one to become a successful blogger . Very basic knowledge of SEO and web mastering is required.