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These days, you can see a number of successful bloggers writing about different topics. Writing content for the Web yourself, it makes you wonder how they managed to attain online popularity.
Well, one of the key things that contribute to their success is learning from their mistakes. With that said, it is time to look at some of the blogging blunders that may have a detrimental effect on your blog.
Not paying attention to your site
As you know, blogging has become a source of income for some people. It has also become a revenue generator for those who offer pay on results services.
Those who made blogging their profession have two secrets: dedication and hard work. For sure, they went through all sorts of hardships before finally achieving success, and these qualities helped them overcome all obstacles.
So if you want a successful blog, you must be willing to devote a large portion of your time to it. You need to consider everything, from its design down to the content you intend to create.
Now, one of the most grievous mistakes you can commit, as a blogger, is failing to post regularly. You have to give your readers something to look forward to so they keep coming back to your blog.
Not engaging with your readers
Readers make up a huge portion of your blog’s success. This is why it is important not to ignore them.
So when readers leave a comment in any of your posts, take the time to respond to them, even if it is just to say, “Thanks”. You can also engage in a conversation with them by asking questions. By doing this, you can guarantee their return to your blog.
Not writing short blog posts
People these days scan rather than read. So it is important to make your blog posts short to keep their attention.
Then again, this doesn’t mean you can’t write lengthy articles. If you have a post that requires numerous paragraphs in order to get your point across, you can break it up into a series of write-ups. By doing so, you can entice readers to come back for the next parts.
Not having a social media presence
The life of your blog post doesn’t have to end when you hit “Publish”. Instead, let more people know about it by sharing the link on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to drive relevant traffic to your blog.
One more thing, communicate with your social media followers. Constantly engaging with other users helps build good relationship with them. Once you have built a wonderful reputation, they will return the favour by regularly visiting your blog.
Not minding other bloggers
It helps to establish a relationship with those who write similar topics as yours. A simple link to any of their articles is enough to bring new readers to your blog. They can even become regular visitors if they like the content you provide.
These are just a few of the faux pas of blogging. If you are guilty of any of these, it is time to do something about your mistakes so you can manage a successful blog. Sure, the path to success is not going to be easy, but starting now will get you there.