With any new adventure, a person will make a mistake. That is how people learn. But always make sure you avoid making these mistakes when you start blogging!
When someone decides they want to start blogging, it’s usually because they have endless ideas.
There is so much that goes into blogging. It is more than just typing out thoughts or writing what you want to say.
For all those beginners out there, avoid making these mistakes like many of us other bloggers have!
Mistake 1: You only write about things that interest you
This may sound confusing because… isn’t that the point of blogging, anyway? It’s necessary to have a niche, but this goes deeper than that.
For example, I have an Elvis blog so I only write about Elvis. Let’s say I really wanted to write about how awful his movies were or a conspiracy theory about him still being alive.
Even though that might be something I want to write about, it will not appeal to my audience of devoted Elvis fans. To avoid making this mistake, write for your audience to keep them coming back!
Mistake 2: Your blogs read like a research paper
Even though I have a master’s degree and wrote a ton of research papers, that doesn’t mean I enjoy reading them.
That also goes for the average blog reader!
To avoid making this mistake, write like you would speak. It gives your blog an easier flow for reading. Readers will feel like they are part of a conversation instead of lost in translation.
Mistake 3: You choose broad topics
This is a common mistake when people are first starting out blogging, but it is easy to avoid!
To avoid this mistake, take your broad topics and make them into a bunch of blogs. For example, let’s say you want to write a blog about shows on Netflix.
Instead of writing one blog post about a lot of shows on Netflix, write multiple blogs on specific shows.
This will give you content to keep filling your blog so you don’t run out of things to say. Plus, this also can help you find your niche!
Mistake 4: You don’t use research to support your thinking
But you just said my posts shouldn’t read like research papers!
Yeah, I know what I said. But you can still have data when blogging without sounding boring.
To avoid this mistake, add in statistics or facts. This just makes you sound more knowledgeable and readers will trust you.
So make yourself more believable by adding credible sources!
With blogging, practice makes better, not perfect.
Nothing will ever be perfect and that’s okay. Typos will happen, tangents will happen, and not everyone will be a fan of your work. Remember your audience and your fans.
Create a community and have fun! That is the most important aspect to blogging, anyway.