Perhaps, you have read everything and there is nothing unknown about the website building, content making guidelines, and perhaps you have done your research before making your site, quite thoroughly, but, nevertheless, it would be very useful to run through this checklist of common mistakes people make. Here are the ten selected mistakes that can cause your website to function worse than it could function, so get rid of the burden and let it live up to its potential.
10 Most Common Blogging Mistakes
1) Copying Content
Just to be on the safe side, run your texts through the plagiarism detecting software because the Internet is vast and at times, your text may seem copied even if it wasn’t. People simply tend to write similarly on the similar topics.
2) Not Being Selective
Your topics cannot always satisfy all the customers. Also, your opinions and points of view on certain things will not always be interesting to everybody. Be selective and choose your topics according to your opinion.
3) Overuse of Social Platforms
If your entire campaign is about to be on Facebook, then why bother with a site in the first place? Social platforms are excellent in order to communicate with your clients and build a community, but you need to keep them running at all times and to be present there.
4) Not Sticking With the General Idea
Your style and idea needs to be present in all your texts. You have to decide if your style is about to be formal, funny, educational or something entirely different. But when you choose it, stick to it and don’t send out mixed messages.
5) People Not Collaborating
If more than one person writes your texts, those people need to be in touch. Different writers may have cast different light on your topic and that is great, but they can also be confusing or even repetitive. Make them collaborate.
6) Too Many People Working on the Same Thing
Too many people working on the same thing can make the thing go bad. The general idea can get lost and the time needed for a job to be done can extend forever. If you want this to work, give everybody well defined responsibilities.
7) Bad Writing and Bad Grammar
With the first use of “your” instead of “you’re”, consider that you have lost all your credibility and all of your professional appearance. Check your texts and then check them one more time.
8) Underestimating Readers
In most cases, your readers already know a thing or two about the topic they are looking for. If they don’t, they will go to Wikipedia first. Therefore, try to keep things relevant for educated readers.
9) Forgetting About Calls to Action
Think about what you want people to do after they read your text and tell them to do it. It is very important that do you so, otherwise, your texts will not be useful to you.
10) Not Writing At All
Writing a blog is useful and good only if you are about to write it regularly. Don’t start it if you are about to start skipping your scheduled time for publishing a new text.
A quick glance through your texts and through your site with this checklist will ensure that you are doing a good job or/and it will find space for improvement.