5 Major Blogging Mistakes Not To Be Done By Newbies

When I started blogging in the year 2011, I was very much in airs to own website as I was the first person to own a website among my social group.

I was not at all familiar with other bloggers at that time. What did they do ?? How they started their journey ??

I was not a dreamer but had various fantasies which I wanted to accomplish via blogging at early times. And without even knowing the meaning of “B” in BLOGGING, I started to blog.

Blogging Mistakes

At every single step, I was unknowingly but surely making mistakes. But now I know that I have learnt a lot from my mistakes.

Here I will reveal my some of the mistakes that I did as a newbie. And I really feel that every beginner should know about these common mistakes in blogging journey and avoid them if they want to grow in blogging world.

1. Adding Different Topics On Your Blog –

This is the most popular mistake I have seen people doing while they blog. Even I did it in my past. I never gave importance to a specific niche. I just randomly wrote things that I saw regularly in newspaper or something that I found hilarious. I was just writing different topics daily. There were not related post to my previous posted articles.

What to do – You should always choose a niche for which you want to blog. Writing different topics in your blog will not make a real sense.

2. Write Quantity content and Not Quality –

You have heard everywhere in blogging to write articles as much as you can. But, one thing you should know that they always tell to write a quality article. I did not know this thing when I started. During my early days as a newbie, I spent time in writing posts consisting of just 80-100 words along with a sexy picture and in the end added irrelevant links. Is this the right way to blog ?? NO, This is not a right way to blog.

What to do – Always try to right full information on each and every post you write. Never try to fool readers in the blogging profession. Write articles of a good length like Amit Shaw’s posts in iTechCode. Google will always give 1st preference to your blog if you provide the best information about that article. And after recent updates brought out by Google, one must not even think of writing short posts.

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3. Adding More Keywords In Your Post –

This was another blunder mistake that led to my blogging graph showing a downfall. When I was a newbie, I always thought that adding more keywords will fetch me more search results. My blog is still suffering from Google Updates. These algorithms continue to make my nights sleepless.

What to do – You just need to keep an eye on your keywords. Few days back, someone told me that I am again doing mistakes while adding keywords. I immediately contacted Amit via Facebook and asked if I was repeating my mistakes and again doing blunder??
What Amit said – “No Brother, Its FINE. There is no need to worry πŸ™‚ “.
After listening to those words, I felt better and confident to work hard once again. Coming back to the point, you should always maintain a ratio for keyword density. I know this is hard to do. But after following this basic tip, the results will be more fruitful.

4. Commenting On Other Blogs Is Waste Of Time –

I always thought that commenting on other blogs is really a waste of time. But it was again a misconception in my mind about blogging. I always felt lazy to throw a comment on other blogs. I never understood that commenting on other blogs has its own own importance. I was like doing nothing in blogging. I have been always a lazy person to read different articles. What I was doing was not right and when I got to know about the advantages of blog commenting. I developed and inculcated the habit of reading blog posts and started throwing a valuable comment on the posts of other blogs.

What to do now – Try to read blog posts of other famous bloggers. As we know, Amit Shaw is the no. 1 blogger in Kolkata (India). You must read his articles to gain more knowledge. Once you develop this habit, you will be one step closer to achieve success in blogging. Give your own reviews about that topic. You can even ask your doubt in the comment section if you have any. This will develop a healthy bonding between other bloggers and you. And finally, they will help you at the time when you need them.
Also, don’t forget to comment on my post as this is my first guest post in my blogging profession. πŸ™‚

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5. Just Blog For Money –

I have told earlier in this post that I was living in my fantasy world and dreamt about some unrealistic things when I started. As said by Edgar Cayce – “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.

I was unknowingly doing wrong things. I was thinking that blogging is just money making machine. I just have to write articles and money will flow.
“I was totally wrong”.
All I wanted was to become rich in short time. I never tried to see the reality.

What to do – If you are still thinking that through blogging, you will be able to earn a handsome income then you might be wrong. There are many people who left blogging only because they don’t want to move on the right path. They were not following right guidelines and the SEO tips.

Once you start moving on the right path, you will soon start earning well. All you have to do is –
Just try to write in your own words, try to write what you really feel, try to write for your readers, try to write from your heart.

If you try to write like this, then Success is not far.

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About Amit Shaw

Amit Shaw, Administrator of iTechCode.He is a 26 Year Ordinary Simple guy from West Bengal,India. He writes about Blogging, Technology, Gadgets, Programming etc. Connect with him on Facebook, Add him on Google+ and Follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  1. A newbie Blogger is like a new born child !! He or she don’t know how to eat and how to express. but soon he/she will come in touch will the experienced people then they will enjoy the real fruit of blogging..

    All the mistakes you mentioned here are common in almost all of the bloggers and they keep doing such things until someone notify and tell them that you are doing wrong.

    I love Blogging because this not only taught me how to write well and how to do SEO but I became a good human being also.

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Hey Kulwant,
      I like your right approach towards blogging. Blogging also helps one to express their feeling or views about any topic.. Through this, we learn to be more creative and more imaginative. In short, I love blogging πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Dhruv, you have explained so well. Amazing post. And Congratulations for your 1st post as a guest blogger..

  3. Hi Dhruv Bhagat. I agree with your points. Perhaps i used to do like this only when i started my blog in the year 2010. I keep on posting for my first blog without following any of the blogging rules. Ultimately what the result is a big flop. I thought i wasted so much of time. But i feel its as a experience. Then i realized so i planned to start on more blog. Now recently i started my blog by following all the thumb rules of blogging. Lets hope the best. Anyhow you have very simple yet more powerful concepts in a very clear cut manner. I like it..Good job!!

  4. Manoj Rawal says:

    Thanks so much for writing all this out. Imost certainly will be sharing this to all my email lists. It takes time and dedication to get a good following and I think the best part of this post is first heading 1. Adding Different Topics On Your Blog – it’s one of the biggest and most common mistake.

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Hey Manoj, choosing a niche topic for your blog may take many days.. But this is damn necessary as readers of same niche will also follow you. The approach I’ve taken to build a business around blogging has been to build multiple blogs around niche topics. !!!

  5. Jane @ aweber vs mailchimp says:

    I would add: Being obsessed with stats – both the traffic stats and adsense earnings. Plus putting too much ads on the webpage; filling it so much with ads so that the content is hardly noticeable and hoping to earn bulk dollars ~ certainly ending up in disappointment.

    Good one and ever green topic Dhruv; coz no matter how many times people read this, when they start a new blog they are going to make these mistakes lol. These mistakes are simply irresistible.

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Thanks Jane for adding one more point to my post.. πŸ™‚
      I even do this mistake of putting more ads when I started blogging..! But one fine day, I saw a comment that simply says to remove extra ads.. At that time, I searched and I found that it’s not good for your blog..

  6. Dhruv you have described your whole blogging journey and getting to know your mistakes will make me not to repeat them….Your tendency to strive back again shows your “NEVER SAY QUIT” attitude…good luck brother!!

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Hi Shitij, I am glad that you liked it.. Also, if one wants to do well in life. Then, he can only learn from his mistakes.
      “Never give up on your dream… because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.”

  7. Chris @ Npi says:

    Hi Dhruv, great lessons learned. Focusing on one niche and quality content is very important. Almost as important as relationships with other bloggers πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing.
    @Amit, congrats about beeing no. 1 blogger in Kolkata!
    BR, Chris

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Hey Chris,
      I am really happy that you find these points great !!! πŸ™‚
      Focusing on one niche has its own importance.. πŸ™‚
      This is one of the common mistakes that I think every newbie do once while starting his blog journey..

  8. Bottom line is : Doesn’t matter if one is a newbie or an oldbie, just keep LEARNING! Stop learning and think you’re already above the cloud is the greatest mistake ever!

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Hi Peter, well these things really matter. πŸ™‚
      I also believe that LEARNING is important in every field. If you think you are smart enough and you are always right, then you are just suffering from ego problem. Whether you are a blogger or doing a job, you should never stop LEARNING new things. πŸ™‚

  9. Bryan @ TECHZyN says:

    Hi Dhruv
    nice post
    you have mention some big mistakes done by newbie bloggers, Every blogger should provide quality content, quality blog posts and comments will have great impact on your blogs brand name. There is hundreds of blog posts on importance of quality and blogging for passion not money, but many still have to learn from the mistakes.
    thanks for sharing
    excellent article
    Bryan

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Thanks Bryan !!!
      Everyone is passionate about something. If you blog for your passion, then you will be have many things to write about each topic. This will help you to write a quality post with full details and information. Through this, people will love to read what you share. πŸ™‚

  10. Great post Dhruv. Concentrating on a particular niche and keeping patience is most important in blogging.

  11. Hi Dhruv!

    Great post. It’s always nice to hear that other bloggers make the same mistakes that I did when I first started. Mistakes aren’t bad, if fact they can be good as long as you learn from them.

    Concentrating on one particular niche is something that many new bloggers do. Focusing in on one topic is much better for your site, as your visitors know what to expect when they come to read your blog. Not only that, but search engines prefer niche sites as they are able to determine exactly what the site is about, which means that they can send you more traffic.

    Great post Dhruv, keep up the great work! πŸ™‚

  12. Hey Dhruv, I agree with the 4 mistakes which you mentioned in this post and as a newbie I was also making the same mistakes, but mistake #1 which is adding different topics on your blog isn’t a mistake!
    I mean just look at this Amit’s Itechcode.
    The title of blog says that it is a blog related to Tech, but there’s also articles on Blogging, SEO and social media etc, but the blog is still popular. Your views?
    I would also love to hear from Amit?

    • Hey Ehsan,
      You seems a bit wrong here. But Amit writes articles all related to bloggers. He does not add any dissimilar post in his blog. Meanwhile, if you are adding articles about blogging tips and health tips or educational news, or celebrities news. They will never make any sense. If you are thinking about “Huffington Post” then it is having more than 15,000 posts. What if you are a tech addicted person and you want to get to know about some new technology, and then you find a post related to technology and next post is of some topic which you dislike !!!! You will surely end up viewing a single post. This will increase bounce rate and decrease your PR and many bad things will happen.
      I think this is sufficient !!!
      Thanks !!!

      • You mean Blogging and Technology, both are similar topics right? If so, I’m doing well.
        I’m not saying that if we blog about Blogging than if we add articles about health and we aren’t making a mistake! It will be a mistake, but if we blog about Blogging and we add articles related to Internet marketing and affiliate marketing which is similar to Blogging than It won’t be a mistake.

        • Dhruv Bhagat says:

          If you are writing about some technology tips and blogging tips, then it’s not that much difference that you can say about fashion and technology. But still, sticking yourself to a particular niche will make a difference…!!!

  13. Vignat Vora says:

    Fortunately, I have not done most of the above mentioned mistakes , when I was a newbie.

  14. If you are going to blog only for money as a new blogger then most times they end up failing. You have to first let your passion speak and then the money will come.

    Also trying to blog about tons of topics won’t work. It’s best to stick with one topic and try to become a pro at it.

    Great post and I love the other tips as well.

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Hey Kharim,
      I really appreciate your thinking !!!
      Being a pro in a particular subject is what people dream of. And if you are a pro, then you are going to be popular soon. Obviously, money will flow and you will be loving it !!! πŸ™‚

  15. when i started blogging, i didn’t even know the term blogging, i just wanted to write about tech related stuff, money was nowhere near to my mind, SEO was something i was searching in Google to know what it was, i was all dumb to be honest but now after 1 year i realise that all the mistakes which i made till now are worth something. Nice post mate.

    • Hi Devinder Maheshwari,
      These mistakes are really common. Many of the bloggers have made these mistakes in their early times of blogging. I am happy that you are doing well now.
      Good Luck mate !! πŸ™‚

  16. Simmeon says:

    Hey, Dhruv
    It’s not that people think commenting on a blog is a waste of time.
    more the fact that them only think of the backlink them will receive as the only thing they can gain.
    The connections we make through comments is the real prize.

    • Hi Simmeon,
      Yeah !! When I was a newbie, I used to comment “Thanks, nice post.” lol.
      I never thought about giving any additional value to that post. But now, I love to read new posts to gain knowledge and to develop a healthy bonding with that blogger. πŸ™‚

  17. vishvast says:

    heyy dhruv
    very well explained each and every point…fully agree with u best of luck for ur future πŸ™‚

  18. This is what I made earlier in blogging that I shared whatever topics under multiple categories since blindly follow some money earning tips work for me too and when I failed, I removed every thing. Finally I found is I need to create my own way and follow them.

  19. Chiranjeev says:

    Good post Dhruv!! The all mistake you have pointed by this post is actual. Most of the Newbies certainly done these mistake, overall nice post.

  20. Hi Dhruv
    When i started blogging i have also done the same mistakes that you have explained above.But gradually i realized my mistakes and corrected them one by one.And now i have learned a lot, as it is said that without doing mistakes nobody can learn.I enjoyed the article so much, good work, keep writing.

  21. vishvast says:

    i m not agree with u commenting on other blog is not a waste of time i have ever read that link building is essential in blogging

  22. Bro did you even read the article properly. ?

    Its clearly written that commenting is not a waste of time? Only the heading is like that.

    This is one mistake which newbies do : They don’t READ clearly.

  23. Ramsha Afaq says:

    After a long time read such an article. Thumbs up man you just nailed the ground. you come up with something new something different and something worth reading because in most cases bloggers are misguided by few philosophical foolish advices

  24. Hi Dhruv, You made me remember the silly mistakes which I used to do when I entered the blogging world. Nice, a must read post by newbie’s.

    • Hey Noman,
      Might be these mistakes are silly and many of us here have made them. But, these have bad impact on our blogs. One must always search, read, learn at every stage of blogging.

  25. I admit that I make above said mistakes mostly and I am a human too. I will avoid this mistakes in future.

    • Dhruv Bhagat says:

      Hi Neha,
      I hope you will do better always πŸ™‚
      Thanks for visiting my post !!
      All The Best !! πŸ™‚

  26. Previously even I had done these mistakes. Then I have changed d most and now trying to do everything planned.. When I was a newbie I wasn’t the posts after posting. Now I do read them back after posting and even I do lots of blog commenting for my blog. Thanks for sucha nice share.

  27. You have covered great points. However, I would like to know your opinion on guest posting. Nowadays guest posting has become most debatable question. What are your thoughts on the same?

    • Hi Jignesh,

      This was my first guest post on iTechCode. Guest Posting has lots of advantages. You will get to know about more people reading your blog post, do-follow back-link, more web traffic, build healthy relationship with bloggers and many more..

      If you haven’t started guest posting. You should go for it.. πŸ™‚

      All The Best !!

  28. Dhruv thanks a ton i was doing these mistakes with my blog but your post has now filled me with a new energy and now i wont look back what i have done with my blog and i will follow one strategy and hopefully get the success .

    • Hi Amitpal,

      I am glad that you find this blog post useful.. I was making these mistakes when I started blogging.. Even, everybody made such mistakes when they step into blogging..
      Now, don’t repeat these mistakes.. Do well.

      Good Luck!

  29. You really have listed some of the major mistakes newbie bloggers made especially the number 2 mistake you have mentioned. I think it happen because some newbies only blog for money and they don’t have that foundation and goal why they are blogging. So in the end they don’t succeed.

    It is really best that newbie bloggers knows everything about blogging first. I have made an article about a collection of some advices from an interview regarding starting your own blog (especially for newbies) from the 12 successful bloggers online today. And it is also one way in order for them not to made those mistakes you have listed here.

    Great lists by the way.

  30. Hi,
    Very informative post. Learn lots of new things from it. Thanks for the awesome share.

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