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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5 Common Mistakes Bloggers Make

Hmm, do I do any of this?

This guest post is by Christine Kane.

A great thing about blogging is that you are the boss and there aren’t many rules you can break. With that said, there are some things that bloggers make mistakes on that should be left off of blogs. Here is a list of 5 common mistakes bloggers make and that you may want to avoid:

Blogging too much or too little: Believe it or not there is a thing as blogging too much. If you post a blog daily, chances are your readers are not reading it. And if you blog less than once a week, chances are your readers have moved on. The key is give them a little bit to keep them wanting more. Blogging twice a week is perfect for your readership and your stress levels.

No visuals: Want to see a cool magic trick? Don’t post any images on your blog post and see how many people fall asleep. Please, whatever you do, upload an image. Whether it is a video, pie chart or a photo-upload it! Readers need something to break up the words they are reading. Having an image attracts the reader to the blog post.

Hard to read: If you blog is one long entry this can be very unappealing for the reader. Break up your words, using short paragraphs and spacing. If you have lists, don’t be afraid to use bullets and numbers when needed. Use italics, bolding and underlining to add attention to words that you want to stand out. Be sure that background of your blog is easy on the eyes and avoid anything too busy or bright neon-like color. It is best to write in really dark font like black, navy and purple if you background is light.

Not replying to readers: So many times bloggers often forget to follow up with the comments they receive from their readers. Consider your readers your fans and you do not want to disappoint them. When they comment or ask a question on your post be sure to respond and respond quickly.

Bad content: There are do’s and don’ts when it comes to blog subjects. A common mistake bloggers make is beating a dead horse. If there is a topic that you repeat over and over again, it tends to get annoying. Airing your dirty laundry isn’t a do. Keep your personal problems and vents to yourself, unless of course that is the basis of your whole blog. Don’t try to be funny if you aren’t funny. Sarcasm can be really hard to understand on paper. Just use your best judgment when it comes to covering certain topics.

Author Bio
This Guest post is by Christine Kane from internet service providers, she is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00 @ gmail.com.
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