When it comes to blogging, there are always huge mistakes that one can do that will have a negative affect on everything. New bloggers usually don't realize they are doing, or not doing, some of these things and it will actually hold them back or harm their site in the long run. I've been blogging for years and I've been at fault with a few of the points I'm going to cover below. I'm not perfect, and no blogger is, but with this list you can make yourself a better blogger and please yourself as well as everyone on your pages
Below are 5 of the biggest mistakes a blogger can make when blogging
Not posting enough in a month - This is a common thing that harms bloggers all over the world. If a blog isn't staying active with a few posts a week, Google will deem your pages as inactive since they won't be seeing loads of fresh content coming through your website for it's viewers. If your blog becomes inactive, or seen as so, you will just have to get to work and start posting again. If you're using WordPress you can just schedule your post to come out when you want. Simply write up 10 articles that are a decent length and have one post every 3 days. This is plenty of fresh content in order to keep your website active in the eyes of Google
Scheduling your posts wrong - I haven't heard of this too often because scheduling your posts is pretty self explanatory. There are a few of us out there that have done it wrong by accident and scheduled 10 posts to go out on the same day when we meant to have them go out slowly throughout 30 days. Scheduling 10 posts to go out on the same day isnt' the problem. The problem is that you'll have 10 going out at once and then the rest of the month your blog becomes stagnant. Having a stagnant blog is like a death sentence in the rankings lol.
Not writing quality content - If you're writing content that seems like a 5 year old was on your computer, you may want to stop posting for yourself. You don't want a bunch of grammatical errors riddled throughout your blog posts because it will ruin your reputation. Google wants to see good content that is also unique because that is what they will refer their searchers to. If your content is garbage, you won't be blessed with search engine traffic for long lol.
Not writing long enough posts - Back in 2001 you could write something that was 200 to 400 words and have it rank well because you optimized your titles, descriptions and keyword density. Not you shouldn't think a blog post below 500 words is going to be successful. I mean can you really get the proper information to your viewers within 500 words? Probably not lol. Don't focus on your word count, focus on getting your point across while being as detailed as possible. I mean look at this post, it's not even that detailed but it's going to be well above 500 words lol.
Inconsistent to your niche - This is a killing blow because if Google can't figure out what your niche is, how do you think other people will? If you're posting about pregnancy one week and then the newest tech wave for aircraft the next, your niche will be unknown and your traffic won't know what the hell is going on. Stick with a niche and write about it, don't wander off to topics you like in other niches and think it's ok to write about just because you can. If you want to write about pregnancy, then start a blog for it. If you want to write about tech, then start a blog for it. Get it? You need to be niche specific when blogging so that your viewers will read through more than just one post
The 5 biggest mistakes when it comes to blogging can actually be avoided pretty easily if you just think. Posting content regularly that is high quality, niche specific and a decent length will always help you be a successful blogger. Avoid these 5 big blogging mistakes so that you don't waste your time online.