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The Top 10 Blogging Mistakes: Common Blog-Killing Mistakes That Bloggers All Over the Internet Make

The Top 10 Blogging Mistakes: Common Blog-Killing Mistakes That Bloggers All Over the Internet Make

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  • 1. TOP 10 BLOGGING MISTAKES Common Blog-Killing Mistakes That Bloggers All Over the Internet Make www.SMMU.com
  • 2. MISTAKE #1: BLOGGING IRREGULARLY www.SMMU.com
  • 3. - Blogging is all about building a loyal base of followers that want and expect to hear from you. - Build of supportive audience, you absolutely need to blog regularly. - Regularly simply means you post on a set schedule that you don’t change. - Don’t start off trying to blog every day, or you’ll most likely burn yourself out. - Regularity is more important than post frequency. www.SMMU.com
  • 4. MISTAKE #2: WRITING FOR SEARCH ENGINES www.SMMU.com
  • 5. - You’re not flowing naturally when you write for search engines, even if your content is good. - Write for people, not search engines. www.SMMU.com
  • 6. MISTAKE #3: NOT CAREFULLY ANALYZING YOUR BLOG ANALYTICS www.SMMU.com
  • 7. Your analytics data can tell you a lot about your audience. www.SMMU.com
  • 8. WHEREYOURTRAFFICISCOMINGFROM… ISITFROMSEARCH? WHATKEYWORDSPEOPLETYPEINTOFINDYOURBLOG. ISITFROMREFERRINGSITES? WHO’SLINKINGTOYOUANDWHO’SSENDINGYOUTRAFFIC? ISITSOMETHINGELSEENTIRELY? WHATKINDOFTOPICSDIDPEOPLELIKEANDWHATDIDTHEYNOTLIKE? www.SMMU.com
  • 9. MISTAKE #4: NOT HAVING RESERVE POSTS www.SMMU.com
  • 10. When you just don’t have the time to write new content… - If you don’t have backup posts for these times, then you’re going to be late on posts or miss posts completely. - Having a backup plan can also help you relax around your blog upkeep. www.SMMU.com
  • 11. MISTAKE #5: DOING YOUR OWN DESIGN OR USING TEMPLATES www.SMMU.com
  • 12. - NEED a design that truly reflects your core brand. - IF YOUR BLOG looks unprofessional, you may not keep your audience’s attention. www.SMMU.com
  • 13. MISTAKE #6: NOT MODERATING COMMENTS QUICKLY www.SMMU.com
  • 14. - First, not moderating comments at all is a mistake. - The second mistake is taking too long to moderate comments. - SO moderate comments, but make sure you do so in an efficient and timely manner. www.SMMU.com
  • 15. MISTAKE #7: NOT RESPONDING TO COMMENTS www.SMMU.com
  • 16. - You must respond to your comments. - People respect bloggers who take the time to respond to comments. - Get in the habit of responding to every single comment on your site. www.SMMU.com
  • 17. MISTAKE #8: IGNORING SOCIAL MEDIA www.SMMU.com
  • 18. - Today, the internet is intimately tied to Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools. - If you’re not on social media, you’re missing out on links, traffic and reader connection. www.SMMU.com
  • 19. MISTAKE #9: NOT USING MULTIMEDIA www.SMMU.com
  • 20. Don’t just use text media. Use multiple kinds of media to really engage your user base. www.SMMU.com
  • 21. MISTAKE #10: NOT BUILDING A MAILING LIST www.SMMU.com
  • 22. - Successful bloggers are meticulous about collecting email. - Having someone’s email allows you to get them to come back to your website over and over and over again. www.SMMU.com
  • 23. THESE ARE THE TEN MOST COMMON MISTAKES THAT BLOGGERS MAKE AVOID THESE MISTAKES LIKE THE PLAGUE. www.SMMU.com