Blogging Mistakes To Avoid

There is no right or wrong way of blogging, it is an individual journey, however there are certain blogging mishaps you will want to avoid making. I have been blogging for over 2 years and have seen these be visible within the blogging community. I thought I would shed some light on these mishaps, if you are new to blogging you are definitely going to want to avoid making these mistakes. There is still so much I am learning from my blogging journey and looking forward to learning more.

Here are 6 mistakes you shouldn’t make:

#1 Not declaring when you have posted content that is sponsored or gifted

Declaring if your content is sponsored, if you were gifted a product/service, or if you are paid for your thoughts, is an important aspect of blogging. You want to be authentic, it’s what makes you relatable and if you are using your blog as a business, you want to build a positive reputation.

#2 Not proofreading your content before you post

Proofreading your writing before you publish is so important, it allows you to pick up on any mistakes or misspelling you may have missed. You can’t expect others to read your posts, if you are not even prepared to proofread your writing.

#3 Copying content

This is the biggest no no! Every blogger works so hard on their content and to have an individual copy your content whether that is all of it or a parts of your blog post. It is wrong! If you like a tag or an idea that you want to share your own thoughts on, make sure you give credit to the original creator.

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#4 Putting quantity over quality

There is a myth that putting loads of blog posts a week means you will have higher blog views, this is not necessarily the case. You have to post quality content that is well written and that your audience can engage with and relate too. Self promotion is a huge part of building your audience.

#5 Not leaving genuine comments

When you read other people’s blog posts and commit to commenting, you should leave genuine or constructive comments. Leaving two or three word comments are usually seen as not genuine. Writing thoughtful and helpful comments shows other bloggers that Β you are supportive and you will start building a supportive audience.

#6 Getting caught up in online disagreements

Not everyone gets on with everyone, that is life and that is no different to the online community. Online disagreements happen and other people get involved. Things you say are a reflection on yourself. Try to stay neutral. Again, if your blog is a business you need to protect your own reputation.

These are just a few things you need to think about when you are blogging. Of course everyone makes mistakes but its important you learn and grow from them. Are there any blogging mishaps or mistakes you feel bloggers should be avoiding? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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Tips For A Stress Free Christmas

Christmas, the festive season can be a joyous occasion, but with so much going on it is so hard for it not get stressful sometimes. At this time you want to be able to enjoy the build up to Christmas. I have in previous years left most things to the last minute and it is always such a rush and end up stressing about everything. I am sharing some tips I have already started using to get ready for Christmas also writing this post will help me stick to these and check them off.

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How I Plan My Blog Content

When I first started blogging up until about three months ago, I would blog whenever I had the inspiration and it would lack so much consistency with the days and times I was posting. Three months ago I decided to put a strict schedule in place for my blog and it has helped me stay organised. Having a schedule also means I can plan my blog content ahead of time. This way of working has been so helpful for me, it has been stress-free and I have been enjoying blogging so much more. I haven’t had the blind panic of what to post and what to write about, which is sometimes what used to happen ha ha!

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25 Ways You Can Practise Self Care

Self-care has become a well-known term and I think that people are now making themselves a priority. How many times have you cancelled something you had planned to be there for someone else? Or when was the last time you said no? Sometimes it is easy to forget about yourself because you want to make sure everyone else is okay.

It is okay to put yourself first!

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Top Tips For New Bloggers

I have been blogging for just over 2 years and I have learned so much about blogging but also about myself. When I first started I didn’t really know very much and just did as much research as I could. In keeping with helpful blogging posts this month, I am going to share some tips that I have found the most effective for growing my blog.

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15 Activities To Help Relieve Stress

Today is World Stress Day. Stress is so common and can cause serious problems for your mental health and impact your physical health. It is important that it is taken seriously. In a study in 2018, 74% of UK adults had felt stressed at some point with more women at 81% compared to 67% of them being male. There is little activities that you can do to relieve stress. I am sharing some of the easiest ways you can relieve stress.

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BusyB Mid Year Diary Review

I came across the BusyB brand online and reached out to them to work on content for stationery week earlier this year and they were kind enough to provide products for a giveaway also. You can read my review of their products from Stationery Week here. I love the quality of their products and I was in need of a diary and I decided I needed a BusyB diary in my life.

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