Blogging feels so complex sometimes.
A lot of bloggers don’t have a plan to grow their blog or to create content or to gain more leads.
In reality, blogging is one of the finest ways to drive inbound site visitors and convert traffic into leads.
All you need to understand is how to fix these mistakes and have an easier blogging life.
When it involves running a blog, “Content is King”. Having a blog means posting regularly. Having consistent content keeps readers coming back for more.
And if having an engaged audience is what you’re after, then posting weekly or (at least twice a month if you are new) is crucial.
Plan the content for a complete month.
Create an outline for a planned consistent content. Simultaneously, plan for the content that you want to share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Write in advance really helps. I find that making sure that I'm a week ahead of my schedule really helps. This could help you when you may fall sick or want to travel unexpectedly.
You are then protected and you will have a plan in your hand even if you are busy with other things.
Many websites agreed that the reason they stand out was that they posted on a regular basis. If you aren't able to maintain a posting frequency, you're bound to lose your targeted audience.
One of the biggest errors some newbie bloggers make is not collecting e-mail addresses of their readers from the very beginning.
With email addresses, you got a way to stay in touch with your readers and alert them to any new posts on the blog.
You’ve worked really hard to get all these readers to your blog. So building your email list gives you a way to contact your readers at any time (and put offers in front of them).
The most crucial element to keep in mind when retaining an e-mail list is to not bombard them, Unwarranted emails with no valuable information are another common blogging error that newer bloggers make.
Mail Chimp is a free mailing listing service provider when you have less than 2,000 subscribers. If you’re ready to put money into, many advanced email marketing providers are available. I use ConvertKit and highly recommend it.
Using images that you have no permission to use is a mistake (like just searching Google Images). My favorite free image sites are Pexels and Burst by Shopify.
Also, you have to take into account the dimensions of the photograph as well. If you are using very large images for your posts, your website will take too long to load. I like to use tinyjpg.com to reduce the compression size of my images.
The immediate fix for this problem is quite simple. There are many photo editing software programs like Canva, PicMonkey, and iPhoto available online. You can use them to resize images by importing them to any of the above software and resize it to make it equal to the width of your blog post column.
Not interacting with your readers can be disastrous in blogging. If your reader takes out some time of their day to comment or compliment a post you've written, then you must take time to respond it.
Interacting with your readers is a great way to build a relationship with them. It will help developing "evangelists" for you.
How to fix it:
Make sure that you reply to each and every comment that is made on your blog and on your social media channels.
Improve communication with your readers leads to engaged readers. This will increase your daily visitors coming to your blog.
Another mistake is the lack of promotion of every single blog post. The reality is that you can have the finest content on your blog, but if you are not willing to promote that content, then no one will know it. And you won't expand your audience.
While your content is the key to your blog, you also have to inform your readers and others about that post.
How to fix it:
Fixing these mistakes will get your more traffic, more readers, and an engaged audience.
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