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Blogging can be a rewarding endeavor, but it also comes with its challenges. Many bloggers, especially beginners, make common mistakes that can hinder their success and growth. Avoiding these pitfalls can help you build a successful and sustainable blog. Here are the top 10 biggest mistakes of blogging and how to avoid them. 1. Lack of Consistency Mistake: Many bloggers start with enthusiasm but fail to maintain a consistent posting schedule. Inconsistent posting can lead to a loss of readership and credibility. Solution: Create a content calendar and stick to a regular posting schedule. Consistency helps build trust with your audience and keeps them coming back for more. 2. Ignoring SEO Mistake: Neglecting search engine...
Writing better blog posts should be a long-term goal. The better your blog posts, the better your audience growth will be. The more readers you get, the better chance you'll have to monetize your blog. But if your content is bad or average, you're not going to see much change. Here are 10 tips for writing better blog posts that you should start using in 2024 and beyond! Tip #1: Know your audience The more you know your audience, the better your blog posts can be. Study who they are and create an avatar of the perfect blog reader. Then you can tailor your content for your audience. Tip #2: Create compelling headlines Writing better blog posts means writing better headlines. Don't do clickbait. Instead, put a benefit in the...
It's important to boost engagement on your blog. Engagement will help you build an active loyal readership. It can help you turn readers into customers. It helps you develop your expertise and authority in your niche or industry. But a lot of bloggers, especially new bloggers, are often stumped on how to increase engagement on their blogs. In this article, we'll go over a few great ways people are engaging on their blogs and getting great results. Create Compelling Content: Write engaging, informative, and entertaining content that provides value to your readers. Use compelling headlines to grab attention. Don't use clickbait unless you plan to deliver what you promise. Encourage Comments: End your blog posts with a question or prompt...
Are you having trouble choosing your blog niche? You may want to use my 3 P framework. The 3 P framework consists of: Passion People Profit 1. PASSION Your first step is identifying your biggest passions in life. Write these down on a piece of paper. My biggest passions are hiking, cycling, blogging, and online community management. So, I would write all four of these topics down on paper. A passion should be a topic you really love. An interest, A hobby. Something you can't get enough of. I hike every weekend. I love cycling so much that I have several bikes. I've been blogging for more than twenty years. I've been running online communities for decades. I actively do the things I call passions every week or even every day...
Recently I visited Chicago for a few days. I loved my time in the Windy City. Before we arrived I did a little research on the neighborhood where we'd be staying to get a feel for it. Chicago, unfortunately, generates some negative national press at times for the sky high crime rate in specific parts of the city. Where we stayed was quiet, peaceful and quite beautiful, as you can see from the featured image above. But other districts did in fact look rough around the edges. I did not act foolish enough to walk through the most dangerous neighborhoods. But I also knew that reaching the waterfront meant knifing through some semi-sketchy areas because it is a major urban area, after all, with begging and some perhaps nefarious...
As you probably know by now, content makes your blog go. Getting blog post ideas is critical to creating content frequently. One way to get more blog post ideas is to practice noticing the environment around you. I decided to snap this featured image from the home where we're house sitting in Northern Colorado. I paid close attention to the TV screen, fireplace and bookcases on both sides of the setup by simply focusing on the details of this image. Following this practice has helped me to improve my prolific nature. I never really run out of ideas because I practice noticing all the details that some bloggers seem not to notice because they're in such a rush to sprint forward with blogging or life in general. The main reason why...
Many bloggers struggle with the factor of how to define your consistency in publishing content. You might be one of these bloggers. And that's okay. It's normal. We all go through it at some point in our blogging adventures. Sometimes, it's from the start; other times, it's after we've already started blogging. While it does happen, and it's fine that it happens, you need to overcome it and define your consistency as a main priority of your blogging routines. Consistency matters because: It gives you ambition and discipline as a writer and publisher It allows you to define your own schedule It shows search engines when to expect content (great for SEO) It gives your readers an idea of when to expect content (great for audience...
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