Five More Mistakes To Avoid As A Blogger

1. Using the wrong name for your blog

Sometimes, companies try to be clever and create a blog that appeals to them. The problem with this is it’s not appealing to their audience. As a result, they quickly bounce off the page — that’s if they even click on it at all. When designing your blog, be sure to choose a blog name that is interesting, identifies who you are, aligns with your brand, and is easy to remember. Also, strive to provide readers with an inkling of the kinds of topics they can expect to find when they land on your page.

2. Choosing the wrong topics

The fundamental purpose of blogging is to answer your customer’s questions. Unfortunately, many businesses that fail at blogging do so because they neglect to anticipate providing the information they want to know. Ask your sales team what types of questions customers most often have — these are all great potential blog topics. Once you learn what top inquiries your company gets, aim to provide your audience with answers through steady blog posts. Better yet, anticipate what they want to know and then give it to them before they ask. With enough blogging experience, combined with your industry expertise, you’ll learn how to provide the perfect topics people actively want to read about.

3. Not using a variety of content

Crafting words together is a key component of constructing a good blog post, but it’s not the only type of content businesses should be sharing. Breaking up posts with a variety of content types can go a long way toward developing an appealing blog that people want to return to again and again. For instance, imagery is an increasingly important type of content and generates more than 90% more views than blogs that have text-only. To vary your content, use words, but augment them with video, photos, and infographics. This not only breaks up the page but also helps keep content fresh and audiences engaged. Interactive video is steadily becoming a vital part of blogging. But remember to use videos and other imagery strategically and not as a replacement for your content.

4. Writing blog posts without proper formatting

Blogging is much more than typing your thoughts into a webpage, but you already knew that. Here are some strategies to make your content perform well and look great.

Write about one topic per post: Each blog post should cover one specific topic. Ideally, the main idea should be a keyword that you found using the tools listed in the previous section. It’s important to provide the most thorough content possible without unrelated digressions. For example, if you’re writing about how to bake a cake from scratch, create the most detailed article you can about making cakes, but only cakes. Don’t add a section about pies and tarts. Stick to only one topic per post.

Format posts for easy reading: When formatting your post, use headings and subheadings so readers can skim easily. Break up paragraphs so they’re only a few lines long, and include eye-catching media like images, infographics, and videos.

Always proofread your posts: Before posting, remember to edit and revise your posts. Consider running your articles through a proofreader and grammar checker like Grammarly. This tool can also check for plagiarism on the pro plan. That said, proofreading tools can’t replace human editing. It’s always best to give your post a readthrough with your red pen or have someone else take a look at it before publishing.

5. Skipping social media promotion

Publishing a good blog post can be exhausting, but your work isn’t done yet. You also need to promote your content. Truthfully, this is an area that we still struggle with sometimes. After finishing a blog post, I’m ready to take a nap. The last thing I want to do is come up with a catchy social media post to match. But 70% of high-earning bloggers actively promote their new blog posts, and admittedly, I do notice increased traffic when I consistently share articles on the right social media platforms. 

For me, Pinterest marketing has been the most successful platform for blog promotion since Pinterest is a visual search engine, but this can vary depending on your niche and audience. When asked where they prefer to share their work, 42.91% of bloggers said Facebook , and 21.07% said Instagram. Networks like LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit, or TikTok are also popular places to promote your posts.

How To Digitally Declutter Your Computer

Step 1: Close All Running Apps

To make sure your PC cleanup efforts bring the best results, close all running applications. This will immediately free up system resources and maximize the power of the decluttering tools we’re going to use. If you don’t feel like shutting down everything, at least close your browser, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, email client, and MS Office documents. It’s also a great idea to check your taskbar for any apps running in the background.

Step 2: Perform Disk Cleanup

Now it’s time to remove useless temporary and cache files from your computer. Don’t worry, it’s really easy because Windows has a built-in disk cleanup tool. To use it, do the following:

  1. Open file explorer, click on “This PC”, right-click on your disk drive icon and click on “Properties…”
  2. Click on the “Disk Cleanup” button to open the disk cleanup utility.
  3. Check what it’s going to clean and, if all looks good, click OK to run the cleanup.
  4. You can also click on the “Clean up system files” button if you’re logged in as administrator. That will remove unneeded files created by Windows when it was downloading updates and so on.

Step 3: Uninstall Unused Software

It’s astonishing how a computer can get cluttered with all types of software apps in just a short time! There are so many apps out there and it’s so tempting to try them out that we often install stuff only to open it once and never use it again. Removing the apps you don’t use will help you to recover precious disk space and free up system resources to make your PC faster. Here’s how you can uninstall programs on Windows 10:

  1. Click on the “Start” button, go to “Settings” and then go to “Apps & Features”
  2. Click on the app you want to remove and select “Uninstall”

Step 4: Clean Out Duplicate Photos, Songs, Videos and Documents

Now that your computer is free of junk files and unused software, it’s time to organize all your files. The best way to do that quickly is to use Easy Duplicate Finder to find and remove duplicate documents, music files, videos, photos, emails and more. When you have too many duplicate files, it’s only too easy to start editing the wrong document, get annoyed by the same song playing over and over again. Deleting them has two main benefits: you’ll free up lots of disk space and you’ll get rid of unintentionally made copies of your files that make things confusing.

Easy Duplicate Finder is the fastest duplicate finder out there and it’ll be able to help you to get rid of all kinds of duplicate files in no time. The best part is that it lets you bulk-select the files you want to delete and remove them in one click. It’s that easy!