5 Things To Avoid When Blogging

This is the first guest post on EarningDiary.This post is contributed by 16 years old entrepreneur Onibalusi Bamidele. He wrote a free ebook on 7 keys to build a better website which is available at his blog young entrepreneurblog

Things To Avoid When BloggingGlad to hear you are blogging. Blogging is really great and interesting; there is also freedom in blogging but not the type of freedom you think about. The type of freedom in blogging is the one that comes after months or years of Hardwork which is the financial freedom, but there are things you must not do (I mean you must try to avoid as a plague) when blogging. Those things are outlined below-

1. Blogging for money: Who doesn’t like money? But when your thirst for money is to the extent of not working for it or  hurting another person to get it then I believe you have to check yourself. Money is good, we all love it. Blogging is a good way to make money; in fact a better way if you learn how to use it effectively but your ultimate goal shouldn’t just be to earn money without doing anything. Your blog’s ultimate goal should be to help people and not just make money online. Let’s use this example: you set up a store, do you expect to make money without selling a product. Help people, impact their lives and they will be happy to spend their money with you. There is nothing bad in having an intention to make money from your blog, in fact that is a perfect intention but you shouldn’t just expect the money to come overnight, you have to work hard for it.

2. Not updating frequently: It amazes me that many bloggers don’t blog frequently and they expect readers to continue to come to their blog. How do you expect your readers to be coming everyday to a blog you only update once a month? You have to have a posting frequency; your blog should be a source of information for your readers. You might choose to update every week or even better every day but make sure your readers are always finding value in your posts.

3. Over monetizing: So many bloggers over monetize their blog. Imagine a blog that is full of advertisement, posts sponsored reviews 5 times a week and only posts valuable posts two time a week, what do you expect the readers to gain from this type of blog. It is good to monetize your blog, but remember your blog will be useless without your readers frequenting it so try as much as possible to take good care of your blog and also take your readers into consideration. You might decide to promote 1000 affiliates product in a week, but just make sure your readers are benefiting: for example, there is nothing bad in promoting 1000 affiliate products a week when you are writing 20000 posts a week, just make sure everything blends with each other  and that the end result should be to the benefit of both of you.

4. Not proofreading: I never knew what a fool I was for doing this until I learned my lesson the hard way. I wrote a great guest post and submitted it to a particular blogger who told me he cannot read it (in a rude manner though), I was first annoyed that I wrote a great post for your blog and you rejected it, I will go and submit it to another blogger. My mind told me to re-read it even though I will no longer submit it to the same blogger, you will not believe me that after reading the guest post, I was wondering if I was the one who wrote that post, it was full of grammatical errors and incomplete sentences as a result of my typing speed and failure to proofread, since then, I have been proofreading all my posts. I think my story has explained it all!

5. Writing for Google: Many bloggers now engage in an act of writing for Google in the name of writing keyworded (if there is any word like that) articles. Your main goal (I mean blogging goal) should be focused towards your readers and not any search engine. I wonder why you should be writing for bots. In case you don’t know, links control the web and links are the basis to any search engine rankings a website can obtain. You should focus on writing quality articles that people will link to rather than keyword stuffing your articles, don’t try to annoy your “golden” and loyal readers just to gain favor from a search engine.

 The above are 5 great blogging mistakes you must try to avoid as much as possible, they are deadly. Avoid them, I mean do their opposite and blog your way to success.

Comments

  1. Arohan says:

    Planning to start a blog and your tips will really help me to do that.Thanks for the post.

  2. Awesome post :). Good for aspiring bloggers and also for those whose main goal is making money from blogs . You cannot make money from your blogs untill and unless you provide useful and valuable info to your readers.
    .-= Shabnam Sultan´s last blog ..What you think about sponsored reviews and paid blogging =-.

  3. blinkky says:

    All the points are true. Do it right =)
    .-= blinkky´s last blog ..Iron Man 2 Movie Wallpapers =-.

  4. Mahesh Malakar says:

    Nice article.I like the fifth point most.People fast,then google.

  5. All bloggers must follow tips! really well written post :)
    .-= P.K.ARUN´s last blog ..2 best contact form you need to try! =-.

  6. Wonderful Man! Inspiring post! You made my day!
    .-= Chethan´s last blog ..12 Great Map sites Besides Google Maps =-.

  7. Great pointers. I always read my posts about 4 times before hitting publish, and sometimes even after publishing I find a typo.
    .-= Omer Greenwald´s last blog ..Optimizing Images for a Faster Website =-.

    • Welcome to earningdiary.Great habbit Omer.Proofreading not only remove the errors but also improves the quality of the post.Hope to see you soon.

  8. It looks good,I know you at digitalpoint.

  9. Money… Money… I don’t care. I just want more money. Hehe… Just kidding. Make sure that you have good content. A little ads won’t harm the readers. ;)
    .-= Jayce´s last blog ..Super Mario Bros. Crossover =-.

    • You are right Jayce.Earningdiary is just 3 and 1/2 months old.I am using infolinks from first month and have reached minimum payout.

  10. All very good points. When someone goes against one of the points you listed, it’s so easy to tell too. There’s nothing I hate more than reading a blog that is packed full of advertisements, and all of the writing sounds like it was written for a robot! Haha
    .-= Ryan Cowles´s last blog ..Taking a Train Across the Country – Part Two =-.

  11. No one likes over advertisements. They not only spoil the blog, but also harm the readers. Nice post Onibalusi!
    .-= Mark @ Web Design Services´s last blog ..e-commerce =-.

  12. Shiva | Web Magazine says:

    Onibalusi, another great [post from you. I agree with all of your points. I think one should write for the readers and not for the search engines
    .-= Shiva | Web Magazine´s last blog ..Be Careful With the Speed of Your Website! =-.

  13. Thanks you for share information. This is good info for me.

  14. Some points speak of myself. I can’t update my blog frequently because I work full time but I am trying to write at least two posts in a week.
    Oh, geez, sometimes I don’t proofread but I’m glad my hubby is doing it for me. :-)I wish I could blog for money but it’s not a piece of cake.
    .-= Marlene´s last blog ..Slowly But Surely =-.

  15. Good pointers and yes I agree that proof reading is important especially if you want to establish yourself not just as a blogger but as a professional writer. Regarding writing for Google, I agree. People have the tendencies to over do everything, I would not mind working on certain keywords to help my site (or post) gain leverage against my competitors. Just do not over do it.

    As for the ads yes I agree, some bloggers do ot realize that having tons of banners can clutter their site. Thank you for the post and more power!

  16. Hi everybody,

    I am very sorry for not replying your comments. Lakhyajyoti has done a great job: thanks a lot, i really appreciate you.

    -Onibalusi

  17. Wow all tips are great and useful. Thanks for sharing

  18. This are some major ones, but this days allot of blogs appear and is quite hard to have a success.

  19. Absolutely! At first, for me blogging is just sharing, creating, expressing thoughts, based on what i feel, hear, see, view in life. It’s a passion, hobbies just for past time. But when i learn that you can earn, it’s another thing that drive me to keep up my blog. One greatest mistake that can’t be avoided is Not updating blogs, as you mention. Definitely, at first blogs for me is just passion, but later on, it is already a means for keeping it up, in order to earn. Lesson learned, always update you work!
    .-= Ray Jasper Palmer´s last blog ..WPTE Transitions from Poker to Energy =-.

  20. All point are important.I like the last point most.
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  21. Yes I agree all the 5 things what you have listed here is made by most of the blogger. Especially over monetization is high.
    .-= Arun´s last blog ..Get unlimited post ideas without leaving your website =-.

  22. All of the points are great and I highly agree to them. Blogging just to earn some money is definitely not the right way. In order to be a quality blogger, you really need to have passion about blogging itself and not that much for the money that can be earned. Without writing fresh content you are sure to lose positions. For example I’m trying to add an article at least once a week and things are going well for now.
    .-= Daniel Sharkov´s last blog ..SEO Lies – Myths and Truths About SEO =-.

  23. These are good tips that I generally don’t follow. I recently started monetizing my site. Not fantastic results, but I try to keep the blog on the inspiration and helpful level and not overcrowded with “forced” writing to try and pull in traffic. How have you been so successful?

  24. Hieu Martin@Blog Tips says:

    i think all the point in this post is true.