Well before you ponder upon those questions, you better know what are the things that can make you fail as a blogger? It is better to know what not to do before knowing what to do.
I brought together some aspects that can make you fail as blogger big-time.
5 Reasons why most Bloggers Fail in Blogging ?
It is not just lack of content; it also means lack of meaningful and purposeful content. Your blog and every word that goes into it needs to be directed towards some kind purpose and value to the readers. For keeping the search engines happy, the content needs to be consistently posted. That shows that you are blogging continuously and seek to increase your authority in your niche.
Dare not to blog about gardening when it is not one of your prime interests. Blogging is all about sharing knowledge, one which you have in abundance. How can you have good knowledge in a niche that you are not inclined towards. No work can be done best without love for it. So try in which you can be called a pro; not something you heard is evergreen and lucrative.
The internet is like a synonym to connectivity. Nothing within it can survive if it is not well-connected or is isolated. An engaging blog with lots of people getting involved and linking to and fro makes a good one. Try all ways to ensure your blog is engaging. Have a good comment section, full of discussions. Make provision for people to share your work in other sites or social networks.
Offer free giveaways and add polls to keep readers glued to your blog. Better yet, keep them involved by deploying various ways of implementing social networking site’s plugins in your blog. Use email marketing tactics such as building an email list to see that your blog gets into eyes of potential site/blog leads.
Going for black hat SEO:
Opting black hat tricks to boost SEO is the biggest mistake a blogger can do I believe. This alone is enough to drag you back in the search engine race. Black hat SEO implies all the work around tricks webmasters apply with hope to rank well in the search engine results page (SERP) by deceiving the search engine. Some such black hat SEO (Negative SEO) tricks are – getting unnatural links, buying links, buying comments, spinning articles, spamming on competing sites, not protecting the content from being copied, having an overly SEOed landing page, keyword stuffing, so on and so forth.
Lack of Perseverance:
Many first time bloggers mistake blogging to be in one the so-called quick bucks business and get started with it. It is only after they get their feet wet in blogging that they realize it is not so. Just like most other businesses, blogging too requires dedication, time, moral, morale and of all patience. Lack of these lead to failure in blogging.
Now that you are introduced to some of the Don’ts in blogging, try avoiding such mistakes so that you don’t end up failing as a blogger.
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