How’s everyone today? I hope you’re doing great.
Okay, so many of us have blogs and of course, we do a lot of writing. But if you find that you’re not getting much traffic or comments, you may be making some serious blogging mistakes.
And who better to point out these mistakes than the amazing copywriting and blogging experts behind Copyblogger? Jonathan Morrow gives us the “20 Warning Signs That Your Content Sucks”, and I must say that it has got to be one of the best posts I’ve read recently. In fact, today’s post was inspired by Mr. Marrow’s list.
Jonathan always lays out the facts with wit and humor, and his list of “signs” makes perfect sense. Indeed, if we want to “achieve greatness in blogging”, we do need to work our butts off. And, with plenty of competition out there, I think we should ask ourselves, “do I make these 3 blogging mistakes?”
#1 Being content…with our content.
So maybe we think we have great topics, and even have a list of more topics ready to be created into a short blog post. One of our biggest blogging mistakes is thinking that our content is “fine” or “good enough”. Well, mediocrity has no place in the web right now – you’ll either be remembered or buried so do everything you can to produce praise-worthy posts.
#2 Writing about everything; lack of focus.
Site visitors surf with a purpose in mind. They’re either looking for a particular product/service or topic, and either way, your blog should answer their need. One of the biggest blogging mistakes people make is making their blog about them – when it should be about the readers.
#3 Not reading and expanding knowledge.
Writing a lot for your blog means reading a lot as well. No matter how polished we think our writing styles are, there will always be room for improvement – and more topics to write about! By reading, we learn from other bloggers and copywriters, and hone our skills as well.
Blogging can be tough, especially when we’re making these blogging mistakes. Indeed, writing, reading, engaging readers and tracking traffic takes a LOT of time, energy, and dedication. If we really want to drive traffic, get more fans and read more comments, there’s no room for committing these blogging blunders.
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