8 Mistakes Newbie Bloggers Always Make (and how to avoid it)

November 06, 2017


Are you a new blogger?

Then, you are in the right place.

Let me guess, you must be so excited to start writing and sharing what you're passionate about with other people, right? I know that it's hard for a new blogger to start growing apace in the blogosphere. Not every blogger was enthusiastic as you, some might fail before they even get going.

but, it's possible for us to make mistakes, just like me. I did a lot of mistakes but I try to improve time by time. Here I list 8 mistakes that I have made as a newbie blogger that I want you to know and avoid them.

I believe that you can be an interesting blogger!

Also read: 15 Ways: Be An Interesting Blogger

Here I give you what you need:

1. Less Blogwalking and Networking
Stop being lazy. Spend sometimes to blogwalk and improve your networking. Enlarge your circle. The more people you engage, the more people will know you and your blog. Avoid doing things by myself, have friends have fun! If you don't have time to spend, allocate one or two hours in your weekend to just sit in front of your blog and write for a week. Schedule the posting wisely.

2. Unrelevant Content
Create content that is Relevant, Interesting, Fresh, Entertaining. Never be boring and broad. Boring is death to a blog. For example, a fresh content is about the status quo like write some pieces of advice to counter heat stroke when it is extreme global warming.

3. Leave the Comments Dangling
Love on your readers. There is no greater gift than when someone takes the time to comment on your blog. Never take that for granted. So, reply to their comments, don't let them dangling on the comment space alone.

4. Copy Paste From Other
Sometimes you might be deserted of an idea, well don't copy from others. Read more and generate your idea from it. Make yours unique. Duplicated content also will pull down your blog quality and ranking. So don't be a copycat. Try to be you. People won't judge if you try your best but people will judge if they found you replicate others.

5. Bad Skill in Paragraphing
What if I write a long paragraph without spacing and small fonts?

I guess you will turn to the next leaf or quickly close my page. Don't be so boring, make it colorful and explicit what you want to tell your readers. For example, bold the keywords, use a different color on each of your points. Like what I'm doing now, I use red color on each point to help you focus more on the topic.

6. Ignore the Statistic and Blog Growth
Get updates about your blog growth. Take this seriously. You have to know your blog condition. Connect your blog with Google Analytic to have a greater experience, such as the audiences overview, audiences behavior and where they come from. All of this may help you to decide what to blog.



7.Size of Images
Three tips! First, use a suitable size of images for your blog. Second, edit them to make it more interesting and pleasing. Third, don't use the same image. If you wrongly choose the size of images, the image quality will look so poor and it influences readers interest. Beware!

Also, read: HOW TO USE VSCO: Tips and Tricks

8. Unrelated and Dull Title
Choosing a great title also play a big role in blogging. Use a popular keyword that probably is used by the readers to search. You may find some pages that offer you the service to suggest a great keyword. For example, How to start a blog. Many people including me will search this at our very first time to start blogging.

Whatever it is, just be yourself no matter what. Avoid the same mistakes that I have made.

Amer Ridzuan.


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22 comments

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    1. Me too, sometimes hahaha. But I'll try my best to avoid it.

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  2. aweesome sharing ..bagus tips ni semua..tp to he honest..no 3 tu kadang2 sis xsempat naknreply...huhu..apapun happy sgt kalau ada org tinggalkan jejak daa.komen bile dtg singgah..appreciate sgt..btw goodluck for giveaway..thank you sebab join..suka baca entry anda..nanti kita nak baca lagi n leave comment ya..hehe..hari ni sempat singgah satu entry je dulu..keep on writing.nice tips..

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    1. Terima kasih Irda. Amer tulis berdasarkan apa yang Amer lalui masa mula2 start blog dulu. Terima kasih jugak sebab sudi hosting giveaway yang awesome tuh. Harap2 Amer ada rezeki untuk menang hehehe. Singgah lah bila2 free. Sangat mengalu-alukan :)

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  3. i love this. it's a very good info and i take it very serious on each one of it.

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    1. Great then! I can sense the spirit is burning wild! :)

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  4. good sharing!

    www.maisarahsidi.com

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  5. And dont forget to use the power of IFTTT to autoshare you post to fb, fanpage and twitter. No idea how? Read my simple tutorial http://www.mrspip.com/2017/11/ifttt-menghubungkan-media-social-dengan.html .... happy blogging everyone. N thanks for sharing this great entry.

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    1. Hi Mrs Pip! Thank you share link tuh. Bolehlah sama2 belajar untuk memantapkan lagi blog masing2 hihihi

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  6. Releven for those who are serious in blogging in think, akk Tak seyes pun, blogging for suka2 only,hihi
    But tq sharing, nice tip

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    1. Yep, you are right! Good opinion too... it really depends on the objective of the particular blogger.

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  7. Even, im not newbie, but still.. i have problem with no.1 and no.6. huhuhu

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    1. I'm a newbie too. Try to cut those one by one tho

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  8. 5, 7 & 8 would be my weakness. huhu.

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    1. Ya me too.. but honestly, from my view... Galaksi Viral blog is great and even better than mine... hehe

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  9. Dh lama blog, tapi point no 1 is the weakest.
    Slalu je baca blog org lain but malas nk tggl kan comment ��

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    1. Dulu dulu Amer macam tu lah... tapi sekarang dah start belajar komen2 dekat entry orang haha

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  10. I'm quite afraid of no 2. I keep wondering if my blog content is good and relevant to all. Risau je tiap kali hit publish button. Cuma sekarang, just post je anything yang rasa nak share coz I always keep in mind that, blog adalah tempat menyimpan kenangan sendiri dan kita mesti suka apa yang kita tulis sebelum orang lain suka. So tulis lah apa saja asalkan berguna. Hihi.

    IF ada yang boleh diperbaiki di blog Siqah, mohon tunjuk ajar ye :)

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    1. Love your thought. I also have the same thought with you. Sometime I feel like my story is yucksss and silly. Who want to read this? hahaha... by the way that's what blog is supposed to be. :)

      No worry, your blog is amerzing!

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  11. 1 & 6 that's so myself ヘ( ̄▽ ̄*)ノ

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    1. Hahaha I also have problem with 1 right now tho

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