Are you making these 7 blogging mistakes?
If you are a blogger, you need to make sure that you never get blindsided with the following blogging mistakes:
1. Holding back the good stuff
- If you don’t offer real value from the get go, no one will ever talk about your blog, and it’ll never grow.
- Pretend like everyone is paying you to write, and make every blog post worth at least $100.
- Make it so astonishingly valuable they can’t help but talk about it.
2. All you’re thinking about is money
- So, you want to sell your “great” content, not give it away for free. And you’re constantly pitching your latest e-course or e-book.
- That is NOT a good idea and here is why:
- Selling anything, online or offline, is about TRUST.
- If all you’re doing is pitching stuff, people won’t trust you, and they’ll write you off as just another sleazy Internet marketer.
- People will want to eventually buy from you if you do these 3 things:
- First offer advice, insight and solutions.
- Make a difference.
3. Making empty promises
- Be careful of what you promise.
- If you make a big promise, back it up with advice people can take action on immediately.
4. Being repetitive
- You are repeating yourself by saying pretty much the same thing, over and over, but in a slightly different way throughout your post
- You add unnecessary details into your writing.
- You lose focus and don’t take enough time, care and attention to really trim your writing down to the essential message.
- Just focus on being clear and concise
- YOUR READERS AREN’T INTERESTED IN YOU
- They’re interested in helpful, timely advice, innovative solutions and entertaining stories… with some extra inspiration and motivation for good measure.
- Cater to your readers
- Work hard to understand them.
- Know them and what keeps them awake at night.
6. Not infusing your personality into the content
- You can’t remove all of your personality from your posts, or it will just be boring
- It still needs some relevant stories, funny remarks, and other personal touches.
- Talk about what your audience is interested in, but do it your way share your stories and experiences while still focusing thoroughly on your readers’ needs.
7. Getting defensive
- You can defend your thoughts and ideas, but don’t be rude
- Everyone’s entitled to an opinion.
- When your readers offer help and advice, thank and encourage them.
- This interaction will breathe new life and energy into your blog. And those watching will feel comfortable to come out of the shadows and make a contribution of their own.
- Your great post now becomes even more memorable.
If you’ve made a few of these mistakes, admit them and then take full responsibility so you can start making the most of the opportunity to turn your blog into a prolific online business that allows you to work wherever you want, whenever you want, on your own terms.
Start approaching your blog and your audience as if the stakes are enormously high.
If you want your audience to like and trust you, you need to understand that you are the servant, not the master.
Write with a little humility, and people will love you for it.
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