Blogging Mistakes That Can Ruin a Blogging Career

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Do you’ve ever done any blogging mistakes? Sure, you do! We’ve all made ​​blogging mistakes. I’ll tell you about mine, you tell me about your in the comments. Deal?

The world of blogging is still fairly new, and so lots of people don’t really understand what they should and shouldn’t do when it comes to creating and running a blog. Every day new people turn to blogging with the intention of imitating a successful blogger who they’ve been following for many years, but they often fail to realize how much hard work and preparation goes into making a blog successful. Here are a few of the ways that you can avoid common blogging mistakes which, in many cases, will ruin a blogging career right from day one.

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The most common blogging mistake – huge image file sizes

If there is one blogging mistake that new bloggers, or in fact anyone new to the internet, makes it’s not thinking about the file size of the images they are posting. While some web hosting companies will have a cap on the size of the image you can upload, others will not, and this can lead to big problems of your website. You must bear in mind that while you might live in a city where the internet connection is super-fast, others live in rural areas where broadband is still in its early stages; whether you can run the page should never be the litmus test.

Images are a nice way to break up text, and are often very important in providing a good user experience. However if you have a page filled with .PNG files, some of your users will find that their browsers crash under the unexpected load. If you are uploading an image, try to avoid .PNG or .BMP files, and opt instead for .GIF or .JPEG image files. These will compress the file, and while the quality is sometimes distorted slightly, it’s a sacrifice that you need to make.

Quick tip – use  .html code or different plug-ins. In this post I even added a table, but in the page code you can see only one .html line! See:

table blogging mistake

Want to know how? WP plug-in TablePress! =)

Attempting to trick search engines with hidden keywords

This idea came about when search engines were first getting going, and for a short time they worked. However nowadays search engine algorithms are so advanced that they can easily tell when someone is trying to hide key words in the backgrounds of their pages. It is only your blog posts that will have any impact on your search engine ranking, and so don’t waste your time with hiding keywords elsewhere. If Google suspects that you are trying to cheat the system, they are likely to avoid your website completely. Remember – bloggers can make blogging mistakes, but Google can’t.

Adding huge walls of test to your blog

We all know this blogging mistake. The first blogger rule is –  Paragraph your text! There are so many blogs out there that will write a whole story without using line breaks at all. Paragraphs are much more appealing to the eye, and so will entice viewers to actually read your post rather than skip it. You should try using smaller paragraphs with just a few sentences in each, so that they are much more approachable for people without a lot of time.

Use images to break up your paragraphs too, but don’t make them too large so that they fill the whole page and users have to scroll through hundreds of pictures to find the next paragraph.

Do you see how the previous paragraph was just one sentence? That’s what you’re looking for. You certainly shouldn’t have every paragraph lasting just one sentence, and you can of course use larger paragraphs when you need to, but huge walls of text will just cause you to lose readers. Don’t think of your blog as an essay that needs to adhere to the rules of grammar – you can start and end a paragraph as you choose, so long as you are bearing in mind the impact it will have on your reader.

Using too much fluff in your writing

Nobody wants to read a blog that promises a lot but delivers very little. Fluffy writing is a very big indicator on the reader that the blogger has little to say, but is ashamed to admit to it. Never fill out your paragraphs with unnecessary adjectives and descriptions which add nothing to the overall blog post. People want clear posts that get to the heart of the topic being discussed. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather read two paragraphs that were direct than five paragraphs that said nothing.

Going over the top with key words

If you’re shoving key words in every sentence that you write, it’s probably because you’ve read somewhere that key words are vital to your Google ranking. This is true, but what you didn’t read was the part that explained how to work key words into your writing. You need to have a natural flow to your website, and the key words should read in a sentence without the user realizing what you are doing.

Google will not only ignore your website if you add in too many key words in random places, but it will actually give you a negative rating, thus pushing you down the rankings. The best way to get key words into your text is just to write a blog article without thinking about it at all; you should find that your writing used the key phrases enough times that search engines will pick up on them anyway.

Neglecting memory caching

Before you run away from the technical term ‘memory caching’, let me explain. Just think of it as the ability for a user to read a blog post without having to re-load the page. It will help your blog to run more efficiently, and this will have a good impact on your search engine ranking as well as making the user experience better.

Having no purpose, but just wanting to advertise

Don’t bother to create blog if you are only in it for the money (80% of bloggers have exactly this goal, uhhh…I think this is HUGE blogging mistake!). While you might have read that online adverts are an easy way to make money without a lot of work, you have been lied to. Online adverts pay mere cents for hundreds of visitors clicking on the ads. You shouldn’t think of a blog as a way to make money from the start – it’s only once you’ve built a user base that comes back to your website that you can start to think about packing up work and focusing full-time on your blog.

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