Starting a successful blog means that you have to put the time and money in the right place to get the ball rolling. You need to have perseverance and dedication because there is no instant gratification when it comes to creating a successful blog.
That being said, there are some mistakes that you should avoid if you ever want to be a blog that people go to for valuable information.
Below are just some of the beginning blogger mistakes you need to avoid.
Not Editing Before Publishing
Most bloggers tend to write in a way where they let their minds flow into their content. Well, there is nothing wrong with that, except that you have to proofread your post before publishing.
Far too often, I see a lot of blog entries that contain a lot of grammatical errors. If I see that the post is pretty hard to read because of these errors, then you can expect other people to feel the same way.
Being Too Formal
When you are writing content, you have to use the proper tone depending on the medium. If you are going to write for your dissertation, then, of course, you will have to use formal language because that is what is required of you.
However, a blog is basically a more casual medium where you can still impart some amazing information, albeit in a language that is more comfortable for your readers to read.
If your voice is anything but conversational, then you are going to be too stiff and the articles that you make may seem too hard to read.
Publishing at Incorrect Times
Believe it or not, there are times when you should publish your blog entries. You want to publish them at the correct time, otherwise, your target audience may not be able to read it.
As to the correct time, that will entirely depend on your audience. If you are leaning more towards professionals, then sometime in the afternoon would be nice. If you are catering to online gamers, then post it during the evening.
One of the most common mistakes I see that beginning bloggers usually make is inconsistency. Although I do not advocate that you write content every single day, you have to make it a point to churn out at least 2-3 posts a week.
That being said, you need to follow a consistent pattern so that your audience will know when you’re going to upload new content. Inconsistency is not only bad for SEO, but it can also tell your audience that you are lazy to put out amazing content regularly.
Being a Perfectionist
Sure, we can always strive for perfection, but if you let this notion be in your mind for so long, then you are not going to be writing a lot of articles in a given week.
Being a perfectionist can be a detriment to your success since nothing is ever going to be enough for you. Publish content that is between good and great.