Blogging Blunders And Mistakes To Avoid

Recently I created a video on blogging and let my viewers know about some mistakes I made with a few of my blog sites in the beginning ,including my Bloggomaniac site. How ironic is it that the site I have about blogging is the first site I made these mistakes on…

So, without any further ado, I am sharing my personal mistakes that I have made and some I have seen others make, so you don’t have to.

Blogging Mistakes #1.

Not having your own domain name and your own hosting account. If you are using a free blogging platform and free hosting, you are seriously setting yourself up for a loss. Free blogging and hosting can be taking away at any time and without notification. If you work at your blog to generate readership and income, you can lose it all in a matter of minutes.

Blogging Mistakes # 2.

Not planning your blog layout and goal of your site from the beginning. When you have no plan on how you want your blog site to function, you are pretty much flying by the seat of your pants.

Blogging Mistakes # 3.

Using article cast type services and allowing others to put content on your blog without moderation. This was a Huge problem for this site here. I allowed others to post on my blog and didn’t pay attention to what they were posting. I just did not know any better at the time and listened to the wrong people about allowing it. Don’t do that!

Blogging Mistakes #4.

Not having a privacy policy page. If you are capturing extra income from Google Adsense ads running on your site and you do not have a privacy policy, you will not be compensated.

Blogging Mistakes #5.

Not having an email opt-in box on your site. When you have no way to re-connect with your visitors you can lose them forever as a possible returning visitor or client.

My Personal Biggest Blogging Mistake and What I Used To Fix it:

the biggest mistake I ever made on my bog site was letting other folks auto post content on it. I did not know exactly what I was dealing with when I signed up for an article cast type of software. Big Fat Mistake on my end for not paying attention!

Anyhow, what it did was post articles on this site that were not relevant. Some were duplicate content articles and some were just plain old spammy type of enchiladas… 🙁

O.k, so I got over it and stopped the madness that was being generated on my blog. Lesson Learned.

Here is the plug in that saved me in the end. It is free on wordpress and just kicks major butt. It’s the ‘Hide Post” plug in and I am happy as a clam with it.

I created this little video to show you all how to use it the right way.

Happy Blogging!

blog enhanced by utility poster

Related Article on Blog Mistakes:

10 Of The Most Common Blogging Mistakes

Mistakes are bound to happen. Even us bloggers who are practically OCD about making our blogs look perfect. That’s why it is even more important to take notice about the small issues, and fix them before you publish them.

Publish Date: 06/16/2010 8:28

4 comments to Blogging Blunders And Mistakes To Avoid

  • Thanks! I had no idea adsense would not pay if you didn’t have a privacy policy posted. They had to approve my blog before they would OK it for ads and it was approved. I assumed everything was good.

  • Awesome post. I so good to see someone taking the time to share this information

  • Pete Widrick

    Of course, what a great site and informative posts, I will add backlink – bookmark this site? Regards, Reader

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