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The most common mistakes in blogging

The beginnings of blogging are very difficult. It is also the time when most mistakes are made. Today I would like to present the most common mistakes that I made at the beginning of my blog adventure. Maybe thanks to this you will not make the same mistakes as me.
mistakes that we most often make

No "About" tab

I have already written about how important this tab is this note. Now I will remind you by giving an example of our blog. As you know, I started blogging myself. A few years later Piotrek joined blogging.
At the time, we didn't think about introducing ourselves. Of course, there are posts in the style of some facts about us (we are going to refresh this post in the near future, what do you think about it?). There has never been a place where we could say something more about us and you get to know us a little closer.
To be honest I was surprised looking at the statistics. I didn't think that so many people would want to know more about us. And yet it turned out quickly - we were wrong w

No Social Media channels

I could talk about this topic for hours because it is the industry in which I work. Social Media channels are used not only for informing about a new post, but also for faster contact with readers. I always try to answer e-mails in order, but I visit FB very often. So if you want some information on "already" write on FB or Instagram.

A blog that has no fanpage is as if it did not exist.

FB and Instagram are also a good place where you can show yourself from a slightly different page - not only as a blog author, but also as a traveler, a gourmet of oriental cuisine, or maybe a person who does something cool outside the blog? Take a cool picture, add cool text and unique hashtags and Fanpage post ready. That's what Social Media channels are for 🙂

No post publication schedule

We have learned the hard way that this is important. At first, there was no such thing as a timetable. Posts went when they were written. Sometimes it was a few days, sometimes a week. There were also such periods that several notes went through during the day.
About the chaos that prevailed on our blog (and which we had no idea!) We found out during the archiving of old posts (which I will also mention soon). today posts are published on a schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
Thanks to the schedule of posts, readers know when they can expect a new blog post.

Post archiving

Our archiving mainly concerns photos. After problems on the blog related to older notes (photos did not work for us in the 2010-2012 years) we decided to archive all photos. Now, if some graphics stop working - it is much easier for us to replace it with a working one.
I think it's worth thinking about it, especially if you've been blogging for a while.

22 Comments

  1. Avatar mru 29 June 2017 / 08: 47

    And now you still think that fanpage is necessary? Because I have to admit that I do not like Facebook, I have the impression that his era is slowly coming to an end (but I may be wrong) and for now I only have Instagram. And I'm still fighting about fb.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 29 June 2017 / 14: 30

      We currently treat our fanpage rather informative - we put there info about new blog posts, but also I put some cool photos from Insta or trivia that I will find.

      Nevertheless, we feel better on Instagram and we are active there, which you can see. We have more and more followers, so we are probably heading in the right direction 🙂

  2. Avatar Natasha 23 February 2017 / 09: 35

    I still have a problem with this lack of schedule, but I'm already working on it. 🙂 I also need to clean up the photos.

  3. Avatar Classy Simple Life 10 January 2016 / 00: 43

    All the time I am thinking about the "about me" tab ... I'm not sure how to do it - technically, and what's worse I'm not sure how I should describe myself ... Regarding the schedule of posts I have already made some decisions, so I can consider it partly done. Other points I meet 🙂 Very useful post full of advice, which for a novice blogger are literally "stars in the dark night sky" of the blogosphere - thank you and best regards 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 10 January 2016 / 16: 09

      You can do as a blogspot page. We have it - our tab is just an additional page.
      There should be detailed information about you in the 'about me' tab. Write what you like to do, what you like, etc. 🙂
      Thank you for your kind words about the post. It's nice to read such comments :)) I like to share knowledge and experience. Unfortunately, I didn't have anyone like that, so I had to do everything alone. Thanks to this I can help others now 😉

  4. Avatar MyLady world 8 January 2016 / 20: 01

    Oh, I see these errors at home 🙁 thanks for the entry, correct them 🙂

  5. Avatar Sylwia tests and advises 8 January 2016 / 18: 56

    Very nice post and useful. In general, I really like these posts from the blogger's guide series 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 8 January 2016 / 19: 37

      Thank you: * I will try to write posts from this series more often 🙂

  6. Avatar Beauty Land 8 January 2016 / 15: 33

    I made similar mistakes, thanks to the activation of Instagram and FB the blog gained a lot more views.

  7. Avatar kirei 8 January 2016 / 15: 17

    An interesting post, although I do not quite think that a schedule is necessary. It's worth having a list of posts to write and publish to remember when the bottom, when favorites, when it's time to review etc., but at least for me as a reader the day when I can read the post on the observed blog doesn't matter. And so I check new blogger posts every day and click on those that interest me (I do the same while browsing Facebook blog) and I don't remember when who usually publishes something new. If we observe a lot of blogs, it just can't be remembered 🙂 I believe that such a routine can help the author of the blog, because then we know when we should add something new, there is more motivation not to hang around and put off for the next day .

    • Avatar Oh Angelika 8 January 2016 / 17: 10

      Similarly, I don't take the schedule as a priority 🙂 But all the rest I do like that 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 8 January 2016 / 18: 37

      Theoretically, yes, but there is a large group of readers who write their favorite blogs in bookmarks and only then follow them. Yes, it was also a great help for us and it should also be mentioned that an appropriate publication schedule can give results when it comes to the popularity of the blog. It is worth checking in Google Analytics on what days are the most readers on the blog and on these days publish posts 🙂

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