There are lots of ways to blog. You want to make your blog your own, reflecting your interests and personality. Your blog’s uniqueness is one of the things that will bring and keep readers. But there are some common blogging mistakes that bloggers make and you don’t want to make them. If you are aware of them, you can avoid them. Here are five of the most common.
Failure to Plan
To have a successful blog, you need to start with a plan. First, find a focus. Although you can write about just about anything you can think of, you shouldn’t try to stuff it all into one blog. Make your focus narrow enough so that a returning reader won’t be surprised by the subject matter of your next blog post.
Think of what kind of content you want to publish. Publishing often — preferably daily — will help the search engines find your blog. You can write long posts or short ones or mix it up. Your subject matter or your personality may determine your tone. You can be chatty, academic, or anything in between.