Many at times, people running a blog tend to complain that their blogs aren’t as productive as they expected it to be. Blogging takes a lot of time, dedication and commitment to make it work. But what if the reason why your blog isn’t attracting as much momentum as expected is simply down to a few mistakes you are making? To avoid these mistakes happening to your blog, check out these four common mistakes that can bury a blog.
One of the biggest mistakes a blogger can make is to forget about posting content. The most successful blogs are updated with new posts at least once to 3 times a week. Some larger blogs are constantly being updated. You should try to create new posts as often as possible. If you miss a day here and there, it will be no big deal. However, if you miss a week or worst months without posting, you might as well consider the blog dead already. You have to take a few moments, even as few as 10-15 minutes, a day to create interesting posts or content. If you are writing short and concise posts like you should be, this should not be that challenging. It is definitely doable, so make sure you are keeping your blog as consistent and possible.
Looks do matter when it comes to your blog. The more professional and crisp your blog looks, the more your readers will take you seriously. If you are interested in boosting traffic, you should try a more serious layout or presentation for your blog. Make sure you use responsive templates that can be easily accessible in mobile devices, iPads, tablets, etc. If you can afford to hire a professional, you should. If you choose to do it yourself however, you must make sure the end product is good. If you have a sloppy blog that looks unprofessional you will not likely have a great response. Try different layouts and approaches to see what gets you the most traffic.
3. TOO MANY ADVERTS
Most bloggers today do want to make a profit from their blog. This is a trend that can get out of control quickly however. If you are interested in adding ads to your blog, do so with caution. There is nothing wrong with a few appropriately places ads that offer viewers links to places that correlate with your blog ís content. However, adding a massive amount of advertisements on your blog is a mistake. If you have a bunch of flashy ads on your blog, your content will get lost in translation. Therefore, you should always limit your ads to three or less per page. Make sure you place them in appropriate places that let your content shine through. Don’t allow enormous ads to fill up your pages either. They will simply annoy readers. Be smart about including advertising on your blog!
4. PICTURES EVERYWHERE
Pictures can add a ton to your blog and draw in more readers. However, when done excessively, much like ads, pictures can drive people away. The main reason too many pictures can ruin a blog is because there are many web surfers who still use slow internet connections. When they try to load your page, it will take an excessively long time to do so. This in turn will likely drive them and anyone else with this problem away. Try limiting to a few pictures per page.
So these are 4 top blogging mistakes to avoid which could potentially scare people away from your blog.
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