Biggest Blogging Mistakes

Friday, 22 April 2016


Hey Loves!

Todays post is going to be about biggest blogging mistakes, which I'm certain we have all done one of more of these in our blogging time. This post is designed to help you make your blog the best it can be. As this is part of my Friday Blogging Tips Series, you can find my other blogging tips posts here

1) Inconsistency
For me inconstancy is one of the biggest mistakes people can make as a blogger. Inconsistency means your readers won't know when to expect a spot from you and will be less likely to re visit your blog as they won't know when to expect posts from you.

2) Poor Grammar & Punctuation 
If you have poor grammar and punctuation in your blog posts your reader wont take you seriously or trust your posts as it will look as though you don't care enough to not make sloppy mistakes. Don't get me wrong the odd mistake is bound to be missed and thats fine it the constant mistakes that make your blog look sloppy and careless.

3) Not Engaging With Your Audience 
Engaging with your readers is so important as it helps you grow a loyal following. Make sure you are asking your reader questions in your blog posts and always respond to comments!

4) Labels Are NOT Hashtags
This has got to be one of the most common mistakes I see bloggers making, I'm certain we have all made this mistake at some point. A lot of bloggers are mistaking the label section of the posts for hashtags. Labels don't improve your chance of someone stumbling upon your blog like a hashtag does on Instagram. Labels are used for sorting your posts into section or pages. E.g. My blogging tips posts have the label 'Blogging Tips' which allows the specific posts to be added to the correct category/page on my blog.

5) Stop Link Dumping!
This is by far the most annoying 'mistake' bloggers make. I see this again mainly in new bloggers and I'm sure we have all done this and thats commenting with things like, 'love your blog check mine out'. on peoples blog posts. These type of comments are incredibly irritating as its almost certain that those people haven't even read your post yet they expect you to 'check out their blog'. Adding your link to the bottom of a genuine comment is fine, infant I welcome it but don't just dump you links!

What are your biggest blogging mistakes?



12 comments:

  1. I think my biggest mistake would be being inconsistent. However, I am not sure if people actually pay attention to how often someone blogs. I for one, just catch up on posts as I see them on Bloglovin, twitter or facebook .. I never go looking for a specific blogger. But I guess to each their own, and I should really be a bit more consistent! Great post, thanks for highlighting some of the common mistakes :)

    Ree xx // Coffee with Ree

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    1. Thanks for your comment lovely! Good point about bloglovin etc. But consistency isn't just about so your readers no what to expect it's also about staying in the here and now, if you blog regularly readers will keep coming back compared to if you blog once every few months or weeks -xo

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  2. i am still struggling when to post. i am so bad at it :(

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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    1. Routine takes time, when I started I chose my days I was going to post I then wrote a list of post ideas and wrote as many as I could as back ups so whilst i was getting used to a routine I had prewritten posts -xo

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  3. Totally agree with everything in this post, especially with the last thing. I hate when people just write great post or something and say follow/check out my blog. I also hate when they leave links to ALL of their social media channels, leave your blog link and that's it!

    Valentina from http://fashionwithvalentina.blogspot.com

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    1. Omg tell me about it it's so irritating! I do exactly what you have done on your comment...I leave a decent comment about the post I've just read and then leave my blog link -xo

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  4. I am so guilty of being inconsistent, I completely agree with every single one of these! Engaging with your audience is really important as well, which is something that took me quite a while to realize. Thank you for this list love, sometimes I forget that I still tend to make some of these mistakes here and there!

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. I have a tendency to miss blog post days if I'm honest I have been behind schedule for a couple of weeks now so need to get that motivation back haha! I think we will all make mistakes from time to time regardless of how long we've been blogging, it happens to everyone -xo

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  5. Great tips! As a new blogger it's nice to come across posts like this, consistency is definitely something i need to work on.

    www.mylifeasmilitza.com

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    1. thanks love! you might find my blogging tips series write helpful. I'm hope these tips helped you & welcome to the blogging world! -xo

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  6. Your blog design is so lovely, Chloe! I try to always leave genuine comments and if the post is not relevant I will not comment at that time :D I love meeting friends via blogging, it's my favourite thing! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Thank you so much lovely that really means a lot! I'm the same I always think to myself If I can't post something genuine or relevant I won't comment. I am really slacking at making blogging friends I'm just so socially awkward I never know what to day haha! I'm looking to make more of an effort to make blogging friends though! -xo

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