4 Enormous Mistakes Every New Blogger Makes

Every day there are thousands of new bloggers and all of them will make at least one of these mistakes. If you are new, read through this four-part list and identify where you need to improve or revamp.

Followed are four mistakes every new blogger makes when starting out. This includes anyone who has been blogging for less than six months. I work with many people who have just started blogging, and this is what I’ve found to be most common.

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7 Helpful Habits For Promising Growth

The following habits for promising growth are what I found to be the most useful. Not all of these are directly related to blogging, such as optimization or writing, but they helped achieve those ends.

Remember, these have helped me and I believe they will help you, just adapt them to your lifestyle. If you don’t do something on this list does not mean you’ll lack success in the blogging sphere. That’d be ridiculous for me to even suggest.

If you find something useful or interesting below, try it. It may help you gain the focus you need to write the next killer blog post for your niche.

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Proven Headline Secrets You Need Immediately

The best headline secrets are not secrets at all. We see them everyday and they get us to click a link or buy a product. The headline is the post title for your blog. Optimizing this to its full potential is key to getting people to read your blog post.

If you write an awesome post you want people to read it but that’s the hardest part. How do we convince people to read our blog in the half of a second as they scroll by our post on Twitter, Facebook, or even in their email in box?

Having the most optimized headline for your blog post is essential to getting eyes on your hard work. The person may need what you are offering but could miss it due to a poor post title.

I have been studying headlines for a few months now from the best writers. In an eBook by CopyBlogger they state that only 2 out of 10 people will click through to your blog post from your link! That’s if you have a good headline. Else, it will be much lower, if any at all. Continue reading Proven Headline Secrets You Need Immediately

How to Influence People to Read Your Blog

How to influence people to read your blog is easier than it may sound. Are you looking for more blog readers? Not sure how to get them to stick around that awesome post you wrote about frog legs? The following principles came from my daily reading (the book title is at the end).

As I was reading the book, I knew these principles are important to every blogger trying to make a name. I have been using these in my writing for some time but never shared (shame on me). Once I started implementing these ideals into my writing. The blog saw better reaction and more traffic. Continue reading How to Influence People to Read Your Blog

4 Proven Techniques to Better Blogging

The Beginning of Better Blogging

I have been blogging for years now and I know how frustrating it gets when it feels like no one is reading your posts. So for the past 8 years I’ve been honing my skills at better blogging.

This is very common in the beginning of a blogger’s life and to be honest I still feel that way sometimes now. It all started for me in the third grade. I was so intrigued by the internet and fell instantly in love.

So what did I do?

I created my first website; I wish it was still around today to show you. It was plastered with ‘Pokemon’ and was very 1990’s when it comes to internet appearance.

My First Blog

Better Blogging TechniquesI started blogging in the early 2000’s on a platform known as xanga, it’s different now and they actually use WordPress (I’ll get into WordPress later). This was a very coarse blog and was more of an online diary then any formal blogging you see from me today.

I then later moved to host a blog on blogger; this was focused on news and I funneling it to my social networks at the time (mostly Myspace and Facebook). That may have lasted a good six months to a year before I chose to start self hosting and ‘coding’ my own blog.

I don’t recommend this due to the load of work that is needed to research a topic, code the page, and write the post every time you want to blog. Finally in 2010 I ended up on WordPress and have been here ever since.

Ok, now for the goods.

Better Blogging Tip #1

Platform.

If you have not yet started a blog and would like to; do your self a favor and pick a good CMS (Content Management System). Blogger works well but I just prefer WordPress over it (I started writing for a free blogger site a few months ago, I just can’t get into the set up).

If you give yourself a good comfortable background to start with it will allow you to be able to focus on your content. If you decide to choose WordPress please feel free to ask me questions about anything; I will be more than happy to help.

Better Blogging Tip #2

Content is king!

If you have read other sites you probably heard this and I would not be saying it if it was not true. Focus on your content, make it accurate, and make it awesome. This will lead to people sticking around your site and even adding it to their RSS feed.

When writing your content make sure you would want to read it; if you think it is boring then so will the people you want reading your blog. Don’t try to please everyone; I can say this from experience that once you do try, you will please no one.

On of my favorite quotes about blogging is as follows; ‘if you write for everyone, you write for no one’.

Better Blogging Tip #3

Niche.

niche-blogYeah, this is where I probably shot myself in the foot over the years. I like freedom to write about anything I find interesting and that makes it hard to have a niche blog.

However, having a niche blog will increase your chances of getting higher traffic and more returning visitors. I’m not saying that blogging about anything you find interesting won’t get you followers, it just makes it much harder to do so.

Better Blogging Tip #4

Have fun.

If you are not enjoying the work it takes to write an awesome blog then stop; find something that will make you happy and force you to have fun. If you are not enjoying what you are doing in your free time (yes blogging is a free time thing, especially when starting out) then change what you are doing with your free time.

There is no use wasting you free time on something you hate or makes you cringe. Go enjoy your life because as long as it may seem, it is super short and not many people get to experience life to the fullest.

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