Mistakes That You Should Avoid While Starting a New Blog

Mistakes That You Should Avoid While Starting a New Blog

Nowadays, a good number of people are seen turning to blogging. Some people have taken up blogging as a profession while some other blog just as a hobby. However, blogging is not really an easy task. All said and done, you need to be very particular while rolling out your new blog. There are a number of essential parameters that need to be taken into consideration so that you don’t end up carrying your blog in the wrong direction. However, many a times a number of new bloggers end up taking such steps that in reality need to be totally eliminated. Today, we will be throwing light on some of the areas in which bloggers commonly commit mistakes so that when you decide to come up with a new blog for yourself, you don’t end up imbibing the same mistakes in your blog.

Blogging Mistakes

Let us have a look at some of the commonly committed mistakes while starting a new blog:

Opt for a Personalized Domain Name

If you were to take a quick glance around you, you will come to realize that there are a number of newbie bloggers out there who generally tend to opt for free domain names with popular websites such as Blogspot or WordPress. However, the glitch here is that these blogs fail to provide these bloggers with the much sought after recognition. Individuals who settle down for this particular mode tend to get lost in the crowd. Hence, in order to avoid this not so good situation you can simply consider getting your hands on a customized domain name. If this is done, then the audience will come to know that you are extremely serious about blogging and are here to stay.

Don’t Blog for Money

There are a number of new bloggers out there who blog with the sole purpose of making some quick bucks. However, it is advisable for new bloggers to concentrate on other important areas rather than focusing their attention on money. As a new blogger, if you blog with money as the sole motive, then in that case you will neither be able to make money nor will you be able to attract and retain readers on your blog. So next time when you decide to roll out a brand new blog for yourself make it a point to not narrow down on attention on the monetary element.

Settle Down for the Best Niche

In order to become a successful newbie blogger you need to essentially zero down on a better than the best niche. Many a times new bloggers take up random topics and share content on the same. This approach fails to act in their stride and at the same times acts as an obstacle for them as far as creating an impact with their blog is concerned. So all you newbie bloggers. Are you listening? Make sure that you settle down for just the right niche.

Turn Your Back on Gaudy Blog Designs

Yet another area where newbie bloggers happen to commit mistake is that they go ahead and zero down on any random blog design that is available totally free of cost. Many a times they opt for blog designs that are largely fancy. However, these fancy blog designs tend to lack a professional touch. Moreover, this is one such area that acts as a turn off, which is why not many readers prefer to read posts on your blog. Hence, it is vital for you to settle down for nothing, but the highly professional blog designs. If this is done, then there are high chances of more and more individuals getting attracted to your blog.

Eliminate Complex Categorizing and Tagging

One more area in which most of the new bloggers tend to take the wrong path is with respect to categories and tags. First of all, let me tell you that categories refer to nothing, but table of contents of your blog that help the visitor the understand the the nature of your blog. On the other hand, tags refer to your blog’s index words that tend to make way for micro-categorization.

The obstacle here is that new bloggers fail to understand that the mere purpose of categories and tags is to simplify your blog visitor’s visit to your blog. Many a times in the process of keeping things organized, newbie bloggers forget to take into consideration this parameter, which is exactly why categories and tags come out to be of no use to them. This is exactly why you need to be very careful while choosing categories and tags. You need to plan categories well in advance, they need to possess a meaning and most importantly need to be fewer in number. On the other hand the tags that you need need to be based on the terms that are likely to be searched by your visitors. Most importantly, you need to maintain a balance in your tags.

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Say No to Plagiarism

Apart from this, there are a number of new bloggers out there who desire to opt for shortcuts. Most of them are interested in making their blog live as soon as possible. Similarly, they are not much in the favor of researching and putting in hard work. All they want to do is make their blog active and interactive by posting any type of content at large on the same. The quality of the content is the last thing that they happen to pay heed to. Ctrl+V becomes their favorite keyboard combination. However, this is likely to cost them a high price in the near future. This is exactly why bidding a goodbye to plagiarism becomes a must. The only aim of all the new bloggers out there should be to generate original and quality content.

All said and done, if you are thinking about rolling out your new blog, then in that case make it a point to thoroughly read through the above article with special focus on the sub points in order to be able to avoid the universal mistakes that are otherwise committed by new bloggers at large.

Comments

  1. says

    Now-a-days many people are diving into blogging, with very least knowledge. They think that blogging is get quick-rich-scheme while the reality is totally different.

    This is very helpful articles for them. I hope this reaches every new blogger who is willing to start a blog.

    Great article!

  2. says

    Great post for newbies like me. But I think in your first point you said bloggers should buy a custom domain. I don’t agree with that. Everyone has a right to write anything. So why don’t use a free subdomain instead of paid domain to express their feelings. And when we talk about blogging please don’t say that again that people with BlogSpot account are not serious about blogging. I tell you about me condition I am currently studying in 11th standard and I can’t afford a paid domain now. But this does not me I am not serious about blogging.
    Ritu Raj recently posted – Go Gangnam Stlye On Facebook Chat!!!My Profile

    • says

      Oh! But if you’re really serious about blogging then registering a domain name is good thing, domain names are not that much costly max cost is 600-700 INR (10-11 USD) you can use coupons to get domain at lower price. I’m talking in general, if you register a domain then it shows that you’re really serious about blogging.

    • says

      No this is not a case, this post is for newbie bloggers, I’ve seen many blogger they just start blog to earn money and it is not possible to earn thousand dollars directly, so never start a blog to just earn money, money will come latter, respect your readers first :)

    • says

      Yeah, CTRL-V is the main mistake, even when I was new in this blogging field I did same for 10-15 days, then my uncle advised me not to do that, then I’ve started writing my own articles with the help of my friends :)

  3. says

    Rajesh my condition is like this. In my family I am the only one who give importance to technology. For my family it is just a waste of time that I write. They will only understand the value of blogging if I start making some quick bucks. So see even if I am serious about blogging my family isn’t so I can’t purchase a paid domain
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  4. Ravi says

    I agree with you Rajesh and Tushar.. What i Personally think is that One should Start Blogging when he can do it best with his own Interest and the Audience he can target rather than thinking about Money, Because too much expectations can ruin the Innovative Phase of new Bloggers.

  5. says

    Yes, I agree with all your points Rajesh.. Every newbie blogger should avoid these mistakes to succeed in blogging. Specifically, the content should not be copied from anywhere and patience with frequent content updates are vital things to be followed in blogging. Neatly n simply written post for newbies, thanks for sharing.
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  6. says

    Nice post. People tend to make the same mistake over and over again of putting ads on their blogs when it is very young. This not only sets the new visitors off but also impacts how you blog. You may start getting frustrated quickly and gradually start loosing interest also.

    Great insights.
    Ram Shengale recently posted – Blogging For Your Offline BusinessMy Profile

    • says

      Yeah, I fully agree with all your points. If website has minimum 700-800 visits per day then only think to add advertise otherwise they are useless. Thanks Ram for adding comment.

  7. says

    Well
    the Points you have mentioned are good but it would be very difficult for any newbie blogger to work on your points. Now-a-days all bloggers-no matter, he is a newbie or a Pro, everyone blogs for money.
    Plagiarism is one important thing which every blogger should be careful of, specially newbies.
    Sanjib
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  8. Alan Oliver says

    Generally I find that people underestimate just how difficult it can be to create content that is of good enough quality and with the regularity required to build up a decent following.
    The reality is that blogging is difficult. It is made a slightly easier task if you are writing about a subject that is a passion of yours. Even then its easy to run out of things to say.
    Thanks for this post. I enjoyed it.
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  9. Dave says

    this is a very helpful post esp for newbie bloggers like me. i learned something new today, esp this part:” obstacle here is that new bloggers fail to understand that the mere purpose of categories and tags is to simplify your blog visitor’s visit to your blog. ” thanks for sharing.
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  10. dapo fabs says

    A lot of people blog today most especially because of money. Blogging is not a Get Rich Quick Thing. it takes a while to start earning. My advice to new bloggers is ” Never Blog For Money” work on your traffic and content and gradually, the $$$ will start rolling
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  11. Yasir Khan says

    Blog design is one of the most powerful tools that determine the success of a blog. Interesting and catchy design will help you drive more customers and buying clients and build a stronger brand awareness.

  12. says

    You can’t just start a blog and expect to get a ton of readers. You might have the best content on the Internet, but if your friends and family are your only readers, you won’t get very far. Take it to social media.

  13. says

    Hello Rajesh,

    Thank you very much for sharing this post. This is a helpful article especially for us newbies. I am just new in blogging world :) Anyways, I believe that when you write or blog, its because it is your passion. :)

    Regards,
    Anne

  14. says

    +1 to “Say no to plagiarism”.
    This is one mistake I did during my early/learning days, and I see newbies doing this every other day. And the reason they give is, people don’t know about it.
    They forget that “people” is not the only factor you should care about. Also, people know! They just don’t say.

    • says

      If you want build a brand then you should go with custom domain, if you’re learning or you just want to share your knowledge then no need to buy the domain.

  15. says

    many a times a number of new bloggers end up taking such steps that in reality need to be totally eliminated. Today, we will be throwing light on some of the areas in which bloggers commonly commit mistakes so that when you decide to come up with a new blog for yourself, you don’t end up imbibing the same mistakes in your blog.

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