Firstly, let me apologize for being behind schedule, I don’t feel much guilty though, since I didn’t make an emphatic promise to continue writing on this topic, but I am glad I found strength to have made progress. In the second part of this series, I am going to walk your way through some other few mistakes bloggers make.
6. Using Poor Gramma
I always tell bloggers who care to listen that publishing posts with poor grammar not only ridicules your blog’s but makes the reader think a child wrote the piece. Believe me, that may be the last time a visitor might visit your site if he comes and can’t understand anything. Using abbreviations such as “u” for “you” or “thx” for “thanks” should be completely discarded. To be successful, you have to ensure you re-read your post twice and correct all errors before hitting the publish button.
7. Not Studying Analytics
Analytics is great, infact one of the significant differences between a failed blogger and a successful blogger is that the successful blogger uses and interpret his blog analytics correctly.
Analytic helps you get a proper understanding of the kind of contents that works best for your blog. It shows you how people interact with your blog, detailing the time a visitor spent on your blog, what web pages the visitors came from, the location of your visitors and the view count of your posts.
By understanding the principle behind analytic, you can can use it to drive more traffic to your blog. for example, if a post is receiving alot of traffic, you can use that to promote other related post with low traffic.
8. Not Doing Social Media Networking
Blogging no longer means writing good contents only but also finding the extra energy to build your blog on the backbone of the evolving social networks. Failure isn’t as a result of insufficient hardwork but an inability to follow what’s trending. By sharing your posts on social networks, you get a larger audience who soon become dedicated readers. Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, MySpace, Pheed works like a charm. You don’t have to wait till you have 10 posts, start social networking immediately.
I will take a break and have the last two mistakes taken care of in the part three of this series. I really feel I don’t have to rush this, and I believe you don’t have to read this series in a hurry, understanding is the key behind any of the principles I have discussed in this series.