Tips on How to Avoid Blogging Mistakes

If you do a blog and aren’t getting the results you were hoping for, maybe you’re doing something wrong.

A recent article¬†by Cindy King in Social Media Examiner, 21 Dangerous Blogging Mistakes (and How to Fix Them) outlines some items from industry leaders on what they see as the biggest mistakes. It’s a good read and we’re all guilty of some of these. Here are my top 5 favorites:

  1. Not understanding your audience – What value do you bring to the table? You need to understand the problems of your audience.
  2. Not having a strong niche - Smaller is better. Develop a niche following that is equally focused, passionate and valuable.
  3. Not committing to the process - Blogging is a commitment; that means plan on writing 2-3 posts every week using keyword rich posts with persuasive, compelling titles.
  4. Failing to engage the readers with a compelling headline - You need to get people to open up your post. If it’s not clever or to the point, you could be giving away a million dollars and no one would know.
  5. Not sharing your expertise - The fastest way to build community is by sharing info. Refer and link to other experts in your industry. Have guest bloggers and be a guest blogger on other sites.

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