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No one likes to be told they are making a mistake, so from one blogger to another; I will give it to you gently. To keep your readers satisfied and wanting more make sure avoid these 7 mistakes:
1. No Images
We are a visual world. We like to see pretty pictures, interesting graphs and silly emoticons. A post without pictures might as well not be a post and consider it unsuccessful. When you display an image it catches the reader’s eye and intrigues them to read your post.
2. Way too long
Anything over 800 words, guarantee no one will read past the 800th word. If a reader wanted to read a book they would have bought the book and not read your blog. Skip the fluff words and keep it short with a post that packs a lot of punch.
Snooze alert. Your blog is usually based around one or several subjects and readers come to you to read your view and learn something new. Covering a topic you don’t really fully appreciate or understand will read ‘boring’, keep it interesting and please keep it entertaining, stick with what you know.
4. Hardy HarHar
Not everyone is funny on paper. As much as you think you are funny, sometimes readers do not pick up on humor especially if it is meant to be sarcastic. Feel free to be funny but know that there is a fine line in humor.
5. Paragraph Form
Give your readers a break. Literally. Paragraph form is tough to get through. Staring at a computer screen and trying to read easily sentence to sentence needs to be effortless. Your readers eyes don’t want to have to work to find the words.
6. Your headline sucks
Your headline shouldn’t read like a boring title from a study out of a scientific journal. This is your chance to grab your reader. Keep it short, simple and to the point.
7. Assuming everyone reads and likes your blog
If you think everyone reads your blog and likes it. You are wrong. This may be news to you and your ego may have just taken a hit, but someone had to say it. Keeping a humble stance on your writing is the best way to write. Write knowing that not everyone is going to like your words.
Don’t scare off your readers and make sure you aren’t making this mistakes. Remember the purpose of a blog is to inform and entertain your readers. Entertain them. Now get out there and start blogging.