The horror of making mistakes huh newbie.
I’m guilty of 3 of these mistakes guys and maybe I’m a bit ashamed but its reality you know. Lets start at the beginning.
Mistake 1. Thinking that you write to suit yourself
When we make blog post it’s either:
- To help the audience
- To entertain them
However, newbies fail to understand that blogging isn’t for them or what they want its audience that comes first.
Sounds harsh right?
But it’s the reality of the blogging world. People reading your blog only want to know how you can help them.
If it doesn’t help them then it doesn’t matter. Your post many times are disregarded because it’s not what the people want.
Who knows you may even close tabs on this post ummm well I hope you don’t.
Because I really think you’ll wanna hear what I talk about next.
Mistake 2. Writing like you’re at a press release
Be real with the people and add in a few contractions every now and then.
Most people want their usual day-to-day conversations or many of them wont even read your entire post.
Maybe you wont even read this entire post but I’ll still try my luck.
So crack a few jokes every now and then so they’ll be constantly interested and anxious to see what you’ll say next.
Like how you are now right reader????
Okay I wont push it off to the touchy ones
Mistake 3. Making your title broad and vague
Suiting your audience is most important and can bring in a stadium full of readers. A larger vague topic like
- “How to market using social media”
- “How to make money online”
Topics like these even though its broad will bring in different audiences unlike a specific topic like
- “How to boost your blog using Pinterest”
This is bound to bring in a direct smaller audience who are interested in the targeted topic.
Read Corey’s post on how to nail a specific topic for your type of blog whether business or personal and he’ll hold your hand through the entire process to achieving a quality title.
Mistake 4. Your readers care
Newbie bloggers tend to believe that the audience cares if your cat died when your blog is about fitness noooooooooo!
Yes I know. I’m guessing you wanna slay me right now for hitting the nail on the hammer huh?
But jokes aside, you want to make your audience learn and laugh not at your own expense tho. Don’t write your personality show it in subtle ways.
It’s okay to invest time into doing Google searches and using traditional books to help with research or writing out your whole life story but they aren’t the only ways to achieve amazing information.
When the audience read your work you want them to not just learn but feel how much you care.
Too much personality that will stir up an eye roll and close tab.
A corporate tone induces the “I don’t fit in” or “I cant do it” kinda mentality. A just in the middle is just what they want.
Try it and you’ll see
I forgot to tell you I was guilty of this mistake too.
Also, after you try it drop a link below with your blog post and I’ll surely check it out.
Mistake 5. Forgetting to make your title SEO relatable
What is this SEO thingy you’re talking about you may ask
Believe me the feeling is mutual. I’m guilty of this mistake because it was the strange wizard of Oz that I felt would have consumed meh.
However, I’m here to teach you what I’ve learnt. Soooooooooooooooo
Search Engine Optimization is all about optimizing your blog post so that more traffic comes to your site.
We can both agree that’s exactly what you want right?
So faster you understand how this things works higher search ranking you’ll get and guess what…
Wait for it…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
IT COST YOU NOTHING!!!! Yayyyyyy
My blogging colleague Rachel wrote an article on how to optimize your blog with SEO. Head over there and she’s teach you the 5 steps that will take you through the horror ugggh the TERROR!!
And finally the worst mistake of them all. Guilty here again
Mistake 6. Keeping a calendar isn’t important
I’d be crazy if I didn’t talk about COnsisTenCy.
It’s the main goal or at least should be the main goal of every blogger newbie or established.
Remaining consistent means your readers will come to trust you.
Organic reads are what you want soooooooo
Obviously the more you blog the more people will keep connected with your work. Read my post the 3 C’s to becoming a successful blogger. It will teach you all you need to know about the ins and outs and how to remain consistent.
So now my little one
I’ve watched you learn and I am ready to send you off into the world.
Hopefully you’ve laughed or even cracked a smile after reading this. I’m confident you’ll conquer the world.
P.S Don’t forget to drop your links below so I can give you guys some personal feedback.