Mistakes I Made in my Seven Months Blogging. What are you making?

  • Mistakes I Made in my Seven Months Blogging. What are you making? Mistakes I Made in my Seven Months Blogging. What are you making?

It’s such an irony that one finds every other’s life simpler as compared to one’s own. When I tell people that I have chosen blogging to earn my living.

They just simply nod. Saying it’s the easiest of all. You just have to sit in front of the laptop, Writing what you feel like and you even get paid a handsome amount for the same.

But that really inspires me. People have a perception that blogging has nothing to do with intelligence or aptitude.

Well, actually it’s just the outer replica. The time when you sit to write your first lot of posts is heart throbbing.

It’s exactly the situation as commencing a new business, and you have a lot of risks, perceptions, uncertainties, expectations and so on. It’s much harder than deemed. And that’s very obvious too.

It happens with everyone. The only mark it can create is when you are well in advance prepared or acquainted with the mess about to come.

That is the point, Where you can hit the right nail and begin to travel towards glory.

So for all of the beginner bloggers out there who are looking to get up-to-speed instantly, grip on reading.

Below are the six most dumb mistakes I have made and some tips on how novice bloggers can avoid them.

# Mistake 1: Being a perfectionist (it’s a huge, huge mistake)

The major mistake I have made and new bloggers should avoid the thought that you need to be perfect to be successful.
Imperfection humanizes us. It’s more endearing than you think.

If you don’t commence now, you’ll never start. I’m a huge believer in the ‘Done is better than Perfect’ mantra.

So get started it now, and correct later if required!

# Mistake 2: Inconsistency

The hugest mistake bloggers make to tell yourself eventually, both in quality and in posting frequency. The complicated part is that these two factors of progress often work as opposing punches.

To ensure that your blog does phenomenally well in the long run. You ought to follow a publication schedule or a definite frequency pattern.

Like it can be daily, thrice a week, etc. If you happen to be a little lenient. Gradually you’ll end up saying to yourself, Let’s skip to post today. I can’t think of anything.

It would eventually decrease your publication frequency from five per weeks to three and finally to one.

Instead, If you aim to have a successful running blog, make a good routine to publish quality content. And Keeping aside your daily fantasies.

But Quality always matters much more as compared to quantity. Having a good rate of publication does not imply to post any odd trash you feel like. Just because it’s your regular posting frequency.

Content and quality of the matter would always come out separately with the possible exception of SEO.

Five regular posts per week will not fetch as a good outcome as two flawless articles per week. So put the most energy in writing quality content consistently, and the writing itself.

# Mistake 3: Writing for yourself, not your audience

Although it might be purging to propose on your latest thoughts on the moment, if it isn’t of value to your audience, your audience won’t read it.

Readers are selfish. They want information they can use. Find a way to provide it.

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# Mistake 4: Not collaborating with other bloggers in your industry

Another big mistake that I see bloggers doing is, and that I’ve made myself up until very recently(By missing a very Big Event BlogX recently 🙁 ), is not collaborating closely with other bloggers within your profession or industry.

When I began blogging, I was very skeptical about showcasing or promoting any “potential” competitors. But I was completely mistaken about this.

By collaborating with and supporting your peers, everyone benefits from increased traffic and visibility. All boats rise with the tide!

Remember, there’s ample business to go around, and you want to have an abundance way of thinking to be a truly successful blogger. It’s essential that we all support each other to grow!

# Mistake 5: Be Authentically true to yourself

Another substantial mistake I see so many new bloggers make is attempting to be fit with everyone else. There are some blogs, and they all commence to look the same.

The solely way to endure out and see progress is to be authentically true to yourself.

Use your genuine voice, write the way you speak, have an impression of your own, use color schemes that describe you.

The more you concentrate on your novel attributes, the more your blog will stand out from the crowd.

# Mistake 6: Your content borders on Plagiarism

Plagiarism didn’t run in school, and it certainly doesn’t work on your blog too.

But for some purpose, lots of novice bloggers believe they can get away with the old copy-and-paste routine.

But Seriously you can’t. Your blog readers can usually recognize when anything been duplicated from someplace else. Your voice abruptly doesn’t sound like you.

Plus, if you get found plagiarizing other bloggers content, you could get your website penalized by Google, and it could be a huge blow to your blog’s organic success.

Instead of plagiarizing others content, take a few minutes to learn how to extract other bloggers content in your blog posts.

It’s not super complicated, but it’s important stuff to learn when you’re first beginning out.

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At the end note

In simple words, I would say A blog is not about you. It’s about others.

Take yourself out of the equation and have your user in mind. Situate everything to give value and you will see much-accelerated growth.

Positively, now you can avoid the mistakes I made when I first started blogging.

So, Have you made any other blogging mistakes that we should avoid?

Please leave a comment below – you never know, it might genuinely benefit somebody.

About the Author:

Anuradha is the co-founder of DHost.com, a website specially designed for Web Hosting Shoppers who are looking for effective tips for blogging and reliable hosting reviews. She developed the interest in web hosting and search engine optimization. Anuradha has been in web hosting industry for four years. She loves engaging on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. In her free time, she loves eating new foods, reading books and spend time with her family. Connect with Anuradha on Facebook @chawlaanuradha.

13 Comments

  1. Swapnil August 11, 2016 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Anuradha, Thanks for sharing your experience. As a beginner blogger i am also take care of above points. Thanks 🙂

  2. Sherab Tenzin August 12, 2016 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Certainly, I can find many of your initial blogging mistakes in me too. Though some appear correct-able but some mistakes like inconsistency will be with me. I fear. However, thank you Anuradha for bringing them. I should plan to address them now.

    • Anuradha Chawla August 12, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Hey,

      Thanks Sherab! It’s our hope that folks can learn from our mistakes and speed their path to blogging success 🙂

  3. Belal Khan August 18, 2016 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Hey anuradha, nice post indeed. I also did few of the mentioned mistakes when i started with my blog. 🙂

  4. Arun Kumar August 20, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Nice one Anuradha!! I’m a newbie blogger and I find this article totally useful. Thanks for sharing this!!

    • Anuradha Chawla August 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Arun for liking the article. Hope to see you again here. 🙂

  5. Ashish August 22, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Hello Anuradha,

    Your articles really interesting and better then others and mostly informative. Following mistakes mostly harms newbie bloggers career and they build these mistakes regularly. When I was a newbie blogger, then I also did. However, your post most important for beginning bloggers and they must read this article before start a blog.

    • Anuradha Chawla August 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ashish, Hope I am able to help the newbie bloggers from this article.

      Hope to see you again.

  6. Nidhi Thakur September 30, 2016 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Nice article!

    Thanks for sharing such kind’s post. It’s really helpful for all newbies blogger because many bloggers did same mistakes when he started.

    • Anuradha Chawla October 4, 2016 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Hey Nidhi

      Try to overcome these mistakes, they aren’t that hard to stop. I’m glad that you find this post helpful, Good Luck!

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