When starting a new blog, making mistakes is common. But what if I tell you the basic blogging mistake can keep you deprived of blogging success for so long? Yes, that’s true! And that’s why you should keep reading this post so that you may avoid making these blogging mistakes you must at any cost.
Hey digital learners, Hikithe here and in this post, I’m going to share 5 blogging mistakes you must avoid when starting a new blog.
With that being said, let’s get started!
#1 Not creating a professional WordPress blog.
Blogging Mistake I see newbie bloggers making is Not creating a professional WordPress blog.
Usually, they start with free blogging platforms like Blogspot. Because when starting out, it’s quite tempting to think that it’s not worth investing in a blog, maybe because they are just starting out, they aren’t making any money, or they just want to test things out.
I get it, it’s human nature. I myself started with Blogspot powered by Google. But later, when I realized that my free blog lacks many powerful functionalities, I had to switch to self-hosted WordPress.
There is nothing wrong with making a switch from free to professional WordPress blog, but when you do this, you end up losing your backlink juice that you gained over time by working hard on your free blog.
Sure if you know the technical aspects of SEO, you can retain that link juice.
But again, keep in mind you need to start over again from scratch and invest time in learning the working of the new blogging platform.
So, why not save time by choosing self-hosted WordPress in the beginning?
That’s why I recommend you to invest in a custom domain and quality hosting server.
#2 Wasting time in Getting a Fancy Blog Design.
I see many new bloggers making this mistake, they spend days and weeks in getting a design that’s similar to the blogs they like reading. And you know what?
You don’t need a fancy blog with custom design and lots of plugins.
Get any popular themes like Genesis and start blogging. Because no one cares how attractive blog design you have, what everyone cares about is: how effective your blog content is.
So choose any functional design and get started Blogging, because there are more crucial things to do than wasting time figuring out the best possible design. This is one of the most fatal blogging mistakes and you should avoid it at all cost.
3rd Bogging Mistake
I see new bloggers make when starting a blog is getting worried about blog traffic, conversion, and revenue. By saying this, I don’t mean you shouldn’t care about your blog traffic, revenue, or business growth. Rather I mean, you shouldn’t be obsessed about these.
Checking your blog traffic stats and analytics once in a while is okay. But getting worried about your blog growth especially in the beginning is not a good idea. Because you need to understand that it takes some time to build authority and get blog traffic.
So rather than thinking much about these, keep your focus on creating high-quality content. Blogging mistakes like this are the reason why many Bloggers give up without even trying hard.
#4 Not knowing your monetization strategy.
Most bloggers start a blog with the mindset of earning passive income from blogging.
But they chase after every monetization strategy like display ads, affiliate links, selling digital products and things like that. But they don’t know the right strategy to make money from blogging.
For example, if your goal is to earn passive income from your blog then display ads like Google AdSense is not the best monetization strategy for this. You should consider using affiliate marketing or selling your own products to make really huge revenue.
This is one such blogging mistakes which could make or break your blogging career.
#5 Not building an email list.
And I see every new blogger making this blogging mistake while starting a new blog. I myself made this mistake earlier and I still regret it.
One of my blogs was getting almost 20k visitors per month. Many people suggested me to start collecting emails from my blog visitors. But since I’m an SEO guy who knows how to make Google search algorithms favour me, I was more concerned about increasing blog traffic than retaining my existing traffic.
In other words, my blog was leaking huge blog traffic and I was still putting all my efforts into bringing more visitors to my blog. If you are making this blogging mistake, please be informed that Google, Facebook or any other platform’s algorithm will not always remain the same.
Therefore, start collecting emails of people who visit your blog from the very first day. That way you won’t lose any visitor that you acquired from your hard work.
And if you need my personal support in setting up your blog for email list building, leave a comment below.
Well, these are the top 5 blogging mistakes you must avoid when starting a new blog.
I’ll also leave a link in the description
I’m Hikithe signing off, and I’ll see you
in the next one. Until then stay motivated, stay creative, and feel proud to be #DigitalLearner.