5 Common Blogging Mistakes That Newbie Bloggers Make

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When starting to write for a business blog, newbie bloggers may be tempted to do certain actions which may seem right and necessary, but are not very important. These actions are represented by the common Blogging mistakes newbie bloggers tend to do.

5 Common Blogging Mistakes That Newbie Bloggers Make

Blogging is not rocket science and can be performed by almost any person. Anyone who has the passion can start their own blog. One of the basic definitions says that blogging implies writing content for a blog on a particular topic. For this reason, blogging may not be perceived as a job. However, when people find themselves in the position of a blogger, they can see that it is pretty difficult.

Blogging is done for a particular reason. Each blog post serves a purpose. Whether it is to attract traffic to a certain website or to form a community, this type of content is written in order to fulfill a certain task. This is one of the most important rules that newbie bloggers need to understand. It stands at the basis of blogging and it influences every content element: structure, length, used information, etc.

Here are 5 common Blogging mistakes Newbie bloggers do and a few suggestions on how to avoid them.

1. Writing everything that comes into your mind

When you start writing on a topic, you may find yourself in a situation where you are filled with ideas. You feel inspired and you start to put everything that comes into your mind on paper. All your ideas may be good, but maybe not all of them are appropriate for the business you are writing.

Companies have a blog filled with content that illustrates their business values and that helps them create a certain image. Thus, everything that is written needs to align with their business values and objectives.

In order for bloggers to understand better how they need to write content, they need to know the business they are working for. They can discuss these aspects with their managers. They can provide useful insights and information about the goals of the business. This can help bloggers have a clear vision of what they need to write in order to contribute to achieving the business objectives.

2. The style of writing is not catchy

Two of the main reasons that determine people to read a blog post are: a topic of their interest and a friendly attractive style of writing. Let’s stick to the second factor. When readers come across an article that sounds more like a school paper, and not a blog post, they will most probably leave after reading the first sentences. You need to increase your productivity to enhance your writing style

People need to feel that every word flows naturally. This is the key to a great blog post and a pleasant reading. Imagine that you are having a conversation with your audience and you are speaking to them about a topic. Use a simple language, no jargon and no sophisticated words.

3. You write about broad topics

Beginner bloggers may be tempted to write about broad topics. Here are a few examples:

  • How to start a successful business
  • How to be a successful entrepreneur
  • Best content marketing tips

The problem with these topics is that they are too general. They can be approached from several points of view. Also, they are addressed to a large target audience.

You need to narrow them and write on very specific topics. For instance, instead of “Best content marketing tips”, go for “Content marketing tips for small software businesses”. In this way, you manage to reach a customer niche and attract readers from a particular category.

4. Your statements are not sustained by data

Quality blog posts use facts and numbers to sustain the statements that are made. Writing general and abstract terms and expressions such as “there are many..” or “the numbers have risen greatly” do not give credibility to your content. You need to convince people that you are 100% sure of what you are writing.

Using data and results from studies and research will help you create an image of a trustworthy blog post and you may convince people to continue reading your content.

5. You are looking for perfection in your blog posts

You want all your blog posts to be perfect. Every time, you check to see if you used to the right word if an idea is expressed the way you want and continuously find something that you want to improve. You feel that none of your blog posts are perfect. This is the truth. They are not perfect and they do not need to be.

I have seen that Many newbie bloggers are fear of creating content. You need to overcome your writing fears. Just keep practicing it and you will overcome this situation.

You need to create a certain checking schedule for your blog posts and after you have gone through all of your steps, just stop and deliver the article. Spending too much time on an article is inefficient for you and the company you work for.

What you can do is pay attention to the feedback you receive, analyze your mistakes, and try to learn from them. It will help you improve your writing.

Conclusion

These are some of the common blogging mistakes that newbie bloggers are doing. The most important lessons these newbie blogger blogging mistakes teach us is to be aware that we may tend to make them and to be open to learning from them. They can shape the style of writing of authors and help them improve it. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends.


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11 thoughts on “5 Common Blogging Mistakes That Newbie Bloggers Make”

  1. Hi Bro,

    Lovely tips, especially focusing on the specific subcategory of the topic. It will definitely help to get the valuable audience on the blog post. Thanks for sharing the valuable post, I loved it so much!!

    regards
    Santosh Gairola

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    • Hello Santosh Bro,

      Yes, You are right. Working on Micro Niche can be more lucrative than using broad categories. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Regards,
      Vishwajeet Kumar

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  2. Hello Vishwajeet,

    Very important and useful post. Thanks for the sharing and helping all the newbie bloggers.

    Yes and very well mentioned Vishwajeet, blogging is very common nowadays and can be performed by almost everyone but you have to understand and keep in mind the purpose or the reason of blogging. Thanks for sharing all the various points and suggestions to consider before writing a blog.

    Yes Vishwajeet, Quality of content matters a lot. It must be catchy, clear and accurate and based on facts. You did an awesome job. Many thanks and appreciations. Keep writing and helping new bloggers.

    Thanks & Regards,
    -Rijhu.

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  3. Hi Vishwajeet,
    This is a well crafted article about new bloghers mistakes . Working online can be challanging at times because you might loose motivation very quickly. That’s why a new blogher should focus on increasing the productivity. The gear to write more should not be there .Again great tips. Keep inspiring
    Regards
    Chayan

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    • Hello Chayan,

      yeah, Bro, You are right. We need to increase our productivity to reap the maximum benefits of blogging. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

      Regards,
      Vishwajeet Kumar

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  4. Hi Vishwajeet,
    Out of all the mistakes listed here I do believe number 5 is the worst mistake of all. I’ve seen some newbie bloggers held back because they want everything perfect. Can it be procrastination? Maybe it is the fear of connecting to others or maybe it can be the fear that if it is not perfect people won’t like it. Whatever the reason may be, you have given great advice here.
    -Donna

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  5. Hlo Vishwajeet sir,
    This is a well detailed article about the mistakes which newbie makes in blogging.
    5th Number mistakes is the worst mistake among all these mistakes because I did this mistake very much.
    But after reading your article I will kept all these things in my mind while doing content writing.
    Thanks for sharing such an amazing article.
    Regards
    Jatin Munjal

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    • Hello Jatin,

      Glad you find the Post useful. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts

      Regards,
      Vishwajeet Kumar

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  6. Hello Dada
    the content you written is just amazing for newbies, it is short and to the point content.
    4th point is worth for newbies.
    Thanks.

    Reply

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