Out there in the world, there are over thousands of newbie who make silly blogging mistakes those could ruin their chances of becoming a successful blogger. It is essential to learn and overcome all the silly blogging mistakes to build a successful blog.
Blogging is indeed a fantastic way to build a reputation in a particular field. It is also the way to connect with new readers and hold the old readers are coming back for more. So to grow your readers/followers through blogging, you should avoid making silly mistakes. There are so many blogging mistakes to avoid, but I would like to highlight the 5 common mistakes that newbie bloggers make.
5 Common Mistakes of Newbie Blogger
#1. Crappy Design
If you failed to come up with an excellent visual presentation of your blog at the start, then your number of readers would be affected. It is said that you get only once chance to make a first impression. And here the meaning of the first impression is to have the beautiful layout and excellent functions on your blog. So, you should take care of few things which are listed below:
- You should choose readable font
- You should choose good looking theme for your blog
- Ad Placemen on your blog
Attractive design is the vital part of your blog. I recommend you not to choose the design which contains dark background with light fonts. The visualisation of such design can discourage your readers not to visit your blog again.
#2. Amount of Sidebar Clutters
One of the biggest silly mistakes that newbie make is having so many sidebars clusters on their blog. The major drawback of having sidebar groups on your blog makes your blog look sloppy. Even if you have compelling content on your blog, readers won’t love to read it, just because the sloppy look of your blog. So if you have a significant amount of sidebar clusters then clean up them all and make your blog look appealing.
#3. Random Plagiarism
Blogging is something that being original and being creative. But many times newbies bluntly copy-paste other’s work on their blog. In general, plagiarism is something that you represent someone else’s work as your own which is unauthorised. It could be a blog post, an image, a person photo or anything. So make sure that you avoid doing plagiarism otherwise you won’t be able to build your reputation and even your brand too.
#4. Auto-play Music Which Could Be Bad for Readers
The option of auto-play music can affect your blog badly just because it make your blog load slowly. Other than this, there are also few more cons of it like, playing music automatically when landing on a page may affect a screen reader user’s ability to find the mechanism to stop it. Just because they navigate by listening and automatically started sound might interfere with that navigation. Also few times the readers may distract by blinking of content on your blog. This can make difficult for them to concentrate on other parts of your blog page. So it is batter not to add auto-play music option on your blog because this can discourage your readers to visit your blog in future.
#5. Using Click Here Instead Using Keyword for Links
The most important factor is to use keyword phrases to insert a link in your posts. Because it helps to engage the audience, increase conversion, offers insights into marketing trends and higher organic search ranking of course. So help your blog with linking your posts or contents with using keyword phrases instead of using “click here” to make your post SEO friendly.
Hope this post will help you to overcome those silly mistakes. Do share your stories about mistakes that you used to make, feel free to add few in the comment section.