I think it can be too much to learn how to blog and start blogging simultaneously. That’s why I wrote this post. I want to help any new bloggers who need help on their way. If you’re feeling down because you’ve made a lot of mistakes as a new blogger, don’t worry! You’re not the only one who has made blogging mistakes.
People who are just starting to blog can both enjoy it and be frustrated at the same time. In the beginning, many things can get in the way. They don’t always come in the form of money.
There are a lot of blogging tips on the internet. They’re not all worth your time. To help you avoid these mistakes, I will tell you what most bloggers make and how to fix them.
1. Blogging Mistakes – Not Doing Enough Research
Many people ask me about which platform to use and which hosting company to use on Facebook all the time, and I’m a member of a few groups. There are many stories about how people started on a particular platform but later found out that it didn’t meet their needs. The same is valid for web hosting providers and plans, too.
When you read blogs, you should know that most people will tell you what works for them, and in most cases, they’ll also give you their affiliate link (nothing wrong with that, supporting others is excellent, but not at any cost).
It’s essential to think about what you want your blog to look like. You could also write down what you like about other blogs you follow or what kind of theme they have. It can help when you figure out which platform to use.
Most bloggers use WordPress because it has been around for a long time, and they know how to use it. There are a lot of great blogs made with Squarespace or Showit. Some people don’t tell the truth when they say that if your blog were written in a language other than English, your blog wouldn’t be ranked, and you can’t use SEO on any other platform.
It was too expensive for me to use any other platform when I started.
When it comes to hosting, make sure to look at many different providers and their plans. Make sure not to be fooled by the claim that “you can get hosting for just $2 a month.” You’ll have to pay every year, and your first year will be a lot cheaper than the next one.
As someone who didn’t have $100 to start this blog, this was a turning point for me. Because I needed a monthly payment plan to pay for my hosting, not many hosting providers offer that.
It’s also a game of affiliate links for hosting providers, like BlueHost and SiteGround. I don’t know if they are good because many bloggers use them, and then many bloggers say they don’t work.
2. Blogging Mistakes – Too Much Focus on Niches
There are many things new bloggers do that I’ve seen go wrong. For example, they get lost in finding the perfect niche (you’ve probably learned by now that bloggers love using the word niche).
You should write down no more than five things that make you happy. There is one more thing to do before this: look up how “popular” those hobbies are. Decide on the one that you would like to write about. You should also have a lot to say about it, and there is a need for the subject.
There is a lot more to this than it looks like. So, my blog is all over the place. But, I still have a following, and people subscribe to my blog. If you start a blog and don’t know what you want to write about, that’s fine. Some things you learn or don’t like as you go. When you know what you want, it’s easy to change.
3. Blogging Mistakes – Being Everywhere on Social Media
In the beginning, don’t make yourself stressed out by not focusing on one or two social media platforms at a time. If you participate in Facebook and Twitter share threads, there is a lot of debate about whether or not it will hurt your blog.
I’ve found some great blogs in those threads that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. You will get a lot of traffic for a short time, but it’s not going to last.
You can show off your work and connect with other people on Pinterest. Keep in mind that it takes time to get noticed on Pinterest, and it takes a while to get your hands on it, too.
It’s best to start with Pinterest and spread your wings to other social media sites.
4. Blogging Mistakes – You Expect to Grow Your Blog Quickly
It’s easy for new bloggers to get caught up in this “game.” They think that their blogs will overgrow and start making money as soon as they hit “publish.” This is a long process, not a short one. It takes a long time to learn everything you need to know to blog.
If you want to learn how to grow your blog in a month, I’ll show you how. This isn’t their first rodeo. They already had blogs, and some of them didn’t work out. After putting all that into the new one, it’s possible to grow quickly, but not for a new person.
Let yourself grow at your own pace. Many people say that blogging is a way to make money quickly, but this is not true. Good things take a while.
5. Blogging Mistakes – No Plugin Can Help You Rank on Google
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve seen a new blogger ask for help because their favorite plugin isn’t making them rank.
To help you write a blog post, there’s an add-on called a “plugin.” Think of the plugin as a checklist you go through to see if you’ve done everything you need to do before you start a project. In itself, a plugin is not a tool that will help you get more traffic from Google. You’ll need more than that, though.
So many free resources are out there that can help people who want to learn about SEO. Your blog will grow faster as soon as you start learning and using what you know about SEO.
When you hit “publish” on your blog post, do something essential: send your correspondence to Google Console right away. This will make your blog post more visible to Google, which will make it more likely to rank better.
Learning how to write good blog posts is the best way to fix most of these common blogging mistakes. The best way to learn from your mistakes right away is to do some research before you ever press the “post” or “publish” button. Before you do that, do some reading.
There are many things you could be doing wrong, and this post should help you figure out what they are and stop you from making them in the first place. If you think there are more common blogging mistakes that a new blogger should know about, feel free to leave a comment with them.
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