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5 Common Blogging Mistakes

Submitted by on February 18, 2015 – 10:00 amNo Comment
5 blogging mistakes.

5 blogging mistakes.

Managing a blog can be a rewarding professional experience. The ability to share news, photos and opinions is one of the greatest technological advances to date. Whether you’re a successful fashion blogger or a stay-at-home mother sharing recipes and parenting tips, chances are there’s been a bump or two in the road on your blogging journey. Here are five blogging mistakes that are commonly made and how to avoid them.

5 Blogging Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

1. Inconsistent Posting: Publishing blog posts on a regular basis is important to keeping readers engaged and returning every week for more. Have a set day of the week designated for publishing new blog posts. This schedule is great for readers and is really good for SEO.

2. Irrelevant Topics: Readers stick with blogs they enjoy on a regular basis because they can depend on the content to be reliably informative. Straying too far from what your regularly post on your blog can deter readers.

3. Good News > Bad News: Content that is positive in nature is more likely to be shared  than negative content. Blogs are a great way to convey your thoughts and opinions, but be sure to keep it upbeat to increase your chance of a post going viral.

4. Design Matters: If your blog is outdated or unorganized, you could be losing readers simply because they find your site difficult to navigate. A clean and simple design is sometimes better than a complicated set up that can hinder the audience’s ability to find information.

5. Its Unreadable: Your audience is just as mobile as you are, meaning they might attempt to read blogs on-the-go via a mobile device or smartphone. Ensure your blog is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing to reach to everyone in your target audience.

Creating a successful blog for your small business or organization isn’t impossible, and by posting consistently and writing about positive things, you can be on your way to blogging success in no time. Use these five tips to avoid blogging mistakes create the best experience for your readers and rankings.

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