Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5 Blogging Mistakes


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!


Happy blogging!




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6 comments:

  1. I love this!!! I thought for sure it was just me that gets so bothered by a blog never having pictures. Personally I love getting to know someone through their blog and this whole being secretive business isn't my cup of tea.

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  2. I agree with all of these, especially sharing photos of yourself and your life! I love getting to know people! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Oh, it is a sin to have that dang word verification on your comments!

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  4. lol lol lol..... Ok girl these are all good but my favorite ones are the automatic music! I'm with you on that one! Isn't the whole point of writing a blog is for someone to read and enjoy it? How the hell can you read it when music is playing in the background?? I don't even try!!Bye Bye blogger... I love to be able to put a face to the name! So yes very very important to post pictures! You and I are very good at that lol lol.... Spell check I would die without that one. I'm a horrible speller!

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  5. I like this and think that pictures make you feel more connected to that blogger. I often feel more connected to my blogger friends then a few peeps in my real life. I also find m yself just a talking away saying my friend So&So and my family or firend is like who? I just connected.

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