Are you making any of these blogging blunders? 5 little things that could be big things. I hope this helps you. Would love to hear what you think are the biggest blogging blunders. Here are my top 5:
How do I know you’re not really a Canadian man? Or a spammer? Adding your photo to your profile or somewhere on your bio where it can be seen is another step in telling your readers that you’re real. In a world when 1:4 blogs is manned by a robot, we want to see your smiling face.
If you start each post with, “I am so sorry, it’s been so long since I’ve blogged, but I promise I will post more regularly…” then we don’t hear from you? You’ve lost us. I admit that I have been guilty of this myself. It will now come to a halt. You're welcome!
You don’t have to be a white-hat grammarista to have a well-written blog. But do run spell check and read over your post before hitting publish. Even if I publish it I sometimes will read over it. If i find a mistake I fix it instantly.
Fergoodnesssakes, if your blog plays music when I arrive, I’m leaving. I haven’t even had a chance to know what you have to say because you’ve just scared me with unexpected noise. Once upon a time this was new and trendy and very few blogs did it, but what happens when everyone can? The blogosphere becomes a noisy, startling, annoying place. Lose the music. Yesterday.
A blog isn’t a one-way street. Allow your readers to engage and respond even if they disagree. Do you have a captcha or word verification on your comments? Why? The purpose of word verification is to limit and filter the number of comments. As a reader, if I see the word verification, I honor her choice to limit feedback and I do not comment. If you prefer comments and open communication, make it easy.
These are 5 very basic things you can do to improve your blog. Easy enough, right?
Share some of your blogging peeves with me!