Do you remember what it was like to start a blog? I sure do! For anyone who starts a blog knows how nerve wrecking it can be. I know when I first started blogging eight months ago,I was so afraid to make mistakes as a new blogger. I never knew just how much work blogging could be. We all made them and I’m here to help you avoid some of the blogging mistakes that are common for new bloggers.
Posting Low Quality/ Tiny Images
Images are so important when writing your posts. I tend to be attracted to blogs that have images that are visually appealing. No I’m not saying that you have to be the best photographer but have images that draw your readers in. Here are some blogs that offer great tips on photography.
Not using Social Media
Using social media has been one of the best ways I have been able to promote my blog. Rather you want to use Instagram, Twitter, Facebook,etc using some type of social media platform will help your blog be more successful. It’s also a great way to reach out to others that may not may not be someone that typically reads blogs. I recommend starting off with choosing one or two platforms that are easy to keep up with and then branch out to more once you feel more comfortable. Check out these blogs for some great tips on using social media.
Not Replying To Comments
I find this to be a big No, No when it comes to being a blogger. Replying to comments is a great way to interact with your readers. By not replying to them it makes them feel ignored and they may stop reading your blog altogether.
I have been extremely guilty of this. We are all busy and things happen in our lives that may prevent us from blogging on some days. However, this can make you lose your audience. It’s best to have a posting schedule and be able to stick to it. Make it clear to your readers how frequent you will be posting.
Not Promoting The Blog
Promoting your blog is so important. Why do all that work and not share it? It can be scary putting yourself out there at first but I promise you, it’s so worth it. Get yourself out there and show your worth. Join blogging communities, share your posts on social media, comment on blogs to get yourself out there.
I hope you found these tips helpful if you are a new blogger or have been blogging for awhile now. Do you have any tips for new bloggers or any mistakes you’ve learned from when you started blogging?