There is a lot to learn about writing, managing, and promoting a blog. Way more than just writing content. Unless you plan on hiring someone else to do those things for you, then you’re going to need to learn what to do and what not to do to avoid making common new blog mistakes.
Let’s look at some common mistakes and how you can avoid them.
6 New Blog Mistakes to Avoid
- Posting just to post
- Not being authentic
- Not promoting their blog
- Ignoring SEO
- Not commenting or answering comments
- Never looking at analytics
6 Strategies for New Bloggers
Have a Plan for your Content
Don’t post just for the sake of posting. You know that content is important but it won’t do you any good to post a bunch of stuff just to have content there. Be strategic, everything you post on your blog and social media should be valuable.
Let your Personality Shine
Blogging has been around for a long time and your topic has probably been done many times over. What makes your blog unique is how you approach a topic, and the unique angle you have to bring to it. So, don’t be shy when it comes to putting your personality into your posts. This is what will bring people back to your blog again, as well as keep them around to finish reading your post.
Promote Your Blog
Often new bloggers put all their energy into writing great posts but forget the importance of marketing and promoting those posts. New blogs are hard to find and require a lot of promotion to get them out there so people will see them. New bloggers get discouraged and many quit before their blog ever really has a fair chance to make it.
Interlinking your own blog and linking out to other sites is great for SEO. It’s important you always link to keywords instead of just saying “click here”. If this is new to you, take some time to read up on the importance of keywords in search engine optimization.
Comments Build Community
It’s very important that you reply to comments. If people are taking the time to comment on your posts, especially on a new blog, you need to take the time to interact with them. This is how you build your community and it also shows other readers that you are there reading and interacting with their comments, which encourages more people to post them as well.
Learn Basic Analytics
Analytics can be a hard thing for many bloggers to understand, especially if you’re new to seeing them, but they are very important. The data contained in your analytics tells you many important things about who’s visiting your site and who is reading your content. You can use this to see where your traffic is coming from, as well as what topics bring in traffic more than others. This helps you write more posts that get results you want.
With these tips in mind, you can avoid making these common new blog mistakes. You’ll be getting your blog started on the right foot for success. Enjoy!
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