Can you believe that after all these years I’m finally writing an article on how NOT to blog. If you’re really, really bad at blogging like the next article suggests, you might be surprised to find out there are a few ways to avoid making some of the all-too common mistakes that bloggers make.
So let’s get right into it:
#1 Grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes
Grammar, spelling or punctuation blogging mistakes are very common. There are several reasons for this.
The first is that many bloggers are not native English speakers and have difficulty understanding the rules of the language. The second reason is that many bloggers do not have time to proofread their posts properly.
As a result, they make grammatical mistakes in their posts.
In this section, we will discuss two of the common grammar mistakes made by bloggers:
1) A number of people forget to use capital letters at the start of sentences or titles of articles or blog posts while writing them down. This can be avoided by using the shift key while typing so that you don’t make this mistake. If you still make this mistake even after using the shift key, then it may be due to your keyboard’s functionality being disabled or turned off accidentally which can be fixed by following these instructions: How To Turn Off Caps Lock On Your Keyboard
2) Another mistake made by bloggers is incorrect use of punctuation marks like comma (,) semicolon (;), colon (:), exclamation mark (!), question mark (?) etc. For example, instead of writing “You”.
#2 Inconsistency in the posting schedule
Consistency is key in the blogging world. If you want to build a loyal following, you need to be consistent with your posting schedule. If you’re going to post once a month, then stick to that schedule. Don’t randomly post five articles one day and then go silent for three months.
The reason why consistency is so important is because it helps build trust with your audience. They’ll know when they can expect new content — and they’ll come back for it! This can also help you build an email list (if you want to monetize your blog) because people will sign up for updates when they know they’re coming regularly.
You might think that there are benefits to being inconsistent, but there really aren’t — at least not for bloggers who are looking to build their brand and grow their readership over time.
#3 Too many different fonts or font sizes
If you are a blogger, you need to know that writing in different fonts and sizes is one of the biggest blogging mistakes. This is because it makes it difficult for your readers to read and understand what you are trying to say.
If you are going to write something, make sure that you use only one typeface and font size. If you have more than one typeface or font size, it will be very difficult for your readers to follow what you are saying.
The best way for you to avoid this mistake is by sticking with a simple font style and size. There are many different types of fonts out there, but there are also some that are better than others when it comes to blogging. The best ones will be easy on the eyes while still being readable.
#4 Bargain basement graphics
If you’re going to blog about graphics, it’s important to know what not to do. There are a lot of rookie mistakes that can make your blog look amateurish and unprofessional.
Here are five of the most common graphics-blogging mistakes that I’ve seen over the years:
- Using low-resolution images
- Using cheesy stock images
- Using too many colors in a design
- Posting too frequently (or infrequently)
- Not understanding how search engines work
#5 Irrelevant images
If you’re a blogger, you know how important it is to have awesome images. In fact, the right image can be the difference between an article being read and shared or it being ignored.
But sometimes we can get so caught up in finding the perfect photo that we forget about other important factors.
Here are two of the most common mistakes bloggers make when using images:
1. Using irrelevant images. This is one of the most common blogging mistakes because it’s pretty easy to fall into without even realizing it. When choosing an image for your blog post, think about what your readers want and need to see. For example, if you’re writing a post about how to lose weight, do not use a picture of a burger or cake! Instead, choose something that relates to your topic but doesn’t distract from it (like this picture of healthy food).
2. Using stock photos instead of original ones. Stock photos can be good for some situations, but they shouldn’t be used as often as many bloggers do them because they look lazy and unoriginal (and they also don’t make sense with every post!).
#6 Too many ads and pop-ups
Ads are a great way to make money from your blog. But too many of them will drive away readers and hamper your search engine ranking.
A study by the New York Times showed that 80% of people who use ad blockers do so because they find ads irritating.
If you want to make money from ads, there are other ways to do it. For example, you can get paid to review products or become an affiliate marketer for companies. This way, you don’t have to annoy your readers with pop-ups and annoying ads.
#7 A blog that is too long or too short
If you’re considering starting your own blog, it’s important to consider the length of your posts.
You don’t want to write a blog that’s too long or too short. You need to find the perfect balance between interesting content and useful information.
If you’re writing an article that no one wants to read, they’ll just click away from your article and never come back again. If you’re writing a book-length post, then people might think that you’re trying to sell them something or share some kind of personal story that doesn’t interest anyone else but yourself.
You want people to enjoy reading your posts because they’re interesting or informative — not because they have nothing better to do with their time!
Final thoughts on making your blog better by avoiding these seven common blogging mistakes
With these seven common mistakes, I hope you can avoid some of the missteps that even experienced bloggers make. If you think of more common mistakes, I’ll be happy to add them, and if you’re a blogger yourself, I don’t want to discourage you from sharing any of your own experiences. After all, blogging is a very open medium where everyone has their own take on things. One person may have had a bad experience with something while someone else might have found that same thing useful. It’s part of the fun of blogging. Plus, we all learn by the experiences of others. So feel free to share anything you think might help others in their quest to make the perfect blog.