5 Mistakes Bloggers Should Never Make

If you’re a blogger and especially if you’re starting out chances are you may not have even realised you are making these mistakes. Here are five things you should definitely avoid doing.

Not being active– If you are not active on other peoples blog than you can’t expect them to be active on yours. Blogging is definitely a two way street and being active can get you a much larger audience as well as followers. If you’re not active your blog will take longer to grow.

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Commenting– As I mentioned be active but don’t spam people with comments that have nothing to do with their comments. A lot of new bloggers end up leaving their link on other peoples posts and it really does not help to do that because it can get a little annoying especially when you do it constantly. Instead leave genuine comments about the post and that will be more likely to lead them back to your blog. If you do want to share your blog you can check if they have a share and promote page which would be the appropriate place to leave your link.

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Tags– As I always say tags are super duper important! Make sure you don’t overdo it with the tags though because WordPress will assume you’re spamming and leave your post out of the recommended tags section. I’ve realised that the perfect amount is ten but take a look at what works for you and tag accordingly.

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Copying posts/not giving credit to the source– This is a huge no. Don’t ever do this. It is horrible to take credit for another bloggers work. If you are inspired by it and want to share it there is always the option to repost/reblog the original post or if you decide to copy and paste make sure you have the bloggers permission and give them credit for their work.

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Spamming followers with posts- It’s great to post regularly but honestly the majority of your followers probably don’t want to see like 20 posts from you everyday. I would suggest don’t post more than once a day and definitely don’t post more than once an hour. You may end up getting traffic/followers for a while because you’re in the algorithm but it will mess up your blog on the long run and decrease activity.

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116 thoughts on “5 Mistakes Bloggers Should Never Make

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with the spammy comments thing!! Whenever someone leaves a comment on my blog which is basically “hey come and look at my blog” with no actuall comment about my post, I always challenge them! They rarely answer!!

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    1. Yeah it’s very frustrating. I think someone leaving me that comment will make me go out of my way to avoid their blog. If they left a genuine comment I would have actually reciprocated.

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      1. Absolutely I sometimes get the weirdest people following me but luckily they unfollow me when I follow back. And don’t even get me started on the messages!

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  2. Thus was helpful, I am just starting out and trying to figure my way through all the dos and don’t s. Just figured out the tagging thing but good to see someone else saying about its importance. Really love the fact like blogging itself seems like a little community.

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    1. Yeah some people prefer 3-4 tags but from what I have read the maximum number of tags WordPress will let you use before identifying it as spam is 10 if you don’t own the domain/pay for your site. If you do pay for your site than you can change the maximum number of tags in your setting to higher than 10 without WordPress identifying it as spam. However, I would recommend doing whatever works for you!

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  3. I’m a new blogger and I am probably making many mistakes but you are always so helpful. Thank you. There seems to be no end of people willing to give advice but you have the knack of hitting the nail on the head.

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  4. I agree with all of these, and I especially like the last one. When I scroll through reader, I don’t want to only see one blogger over and over again. I’ve quit following one or two people for that very reason even though I often enjoyed their posts.

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  5. Excellent advice, Pooja! Since ‘re-starting’ my blogging again, blogging regularly once a week has helped stretch out my blogging longevity while keeping it consistent for readers if they’d like to see more. Good luck with your blogging! 🙂

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  6. Such great tips! 💗 I post 5 times a month because I also want to create good content and that takes time. I used to use too many tags which was the reason my blog wasn’t growing. I’m happy that I learned from that and only use 10 now and it works much better.

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  7. Great tips! Spamming is the worst thing some bloggers do. I followed one blogger and then I saw her posting about 20 posts a day. It is so annoying. I stopped reading her posts and just delete the email, then I unfollowed her.

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