Some Things to Avoid When Blogging
Blogging can be one of the most profitable things one can do when looking to profit online, or, to simply gain a following for whatever reason they choose. However, as with many other things in life, there are certain aspects of blogging that that should be avoided as much as possible.
The number one thing one should avoid doing when blogging is breaking the hosting terms and conditions. All too often someone starts blogging about something that breaks the law or the terms of their hosting agreement, then gets shuts down and wonders why. Stay within the terms of your hosting and your blog will be provided the opportunity to flourish just like all the others.
As for the rest of the things to avoid:
** You should avoid posting sub-par information or content that really is nothing more than typing a handful of words and pushing the post button. Tell your readers something new, something exciting or entertaining and you’ll keep them coming back for more.
** You should avoid arguing with your blog visitors. Sure, once in awhile someone leaves a comment that’s rather harsh or plain silly but if you take the high road you’ll show them respect for their opinion and lead the rest of your readers to respecting and trusting you.
** You should avoid misinforming your readers. Make sure everything you post is as true as you can possibly get it. Misinforming them will only serve to destroy any trust you may have built with them and will show you as an ignorant blogger. Quality, correct information will continue to build trust and readership.
** You should avoid copy what other people write. In other words, avoid plagiarism. The more original your posts, ideas and information is the more likely you’ll build that exploding reader base you hope for.
** You should avoid giving it all away for free. Don’t be afraid to toss a few ads up here or there, just don’t hammer your readers with them and you’ll be fine.
** You should avoid purposely and out rightly going on aggressive attacks against anybody or anything. If you need to criticize a company or a person, do so in a manner that shows you’re not just an angry person who will jump at anybody or anything they disagree with. Constructive criticism will go a lot further to increasing the number of readers your blog has.
If you’re looking to grow big as a blogger, do your best to avoid these basic pitfalls and before you know it you may find yourself writing to thousands.