Success is brought about not merely by following a tried and tested routine, nor is it achieved by doing it right, instead by doing something stupid, something so bad that you are embarrassed to repeat it, thereby ensuring that you do your best.
The magnitude of success is often measured by the precise approximation of the depth of failure. Blogging is a very creative platform and you can see people making use of it in diverse forms. It can simply be used to share personal experiences, or it can be put to use in a much more fruitful way, which is to earn from blogging.
Either way, the fact that you’re not getting enough page views surely means you’re not really doing a great job. So here are a few signs/symptoms/tips of being a failed blogger:
5 Mistakes Newbie Bloggers Make To Ensure Failure
- Using Dull Headlines
You could be a great writer, but it doesn’t really matter if you put up a headline which makes no sense to the readers. The headline is obviously the very first thing that anyone would notice, and unless it is really good, nobody is going to waste a minute of their miserable lives going through the content.
“Dull” is the most unattractive quality that your Headline can possess. You could come up with a really bad headline which can work in a “So-bad-its-good” way, or you could use some very controversial headline, which is always going to get you a lot of viewers. Here are some best article headlines tips to attract more visitors and loyal readers.
- Using over-complicated language
The IQ level of an average human being is pretty low, sad but true. If you try to play a smart-ass, by using gargantuan language(like that) you’re going to make them really frustrated, nothing is more frustrating than your own intelligence being questioned, so even if you’re article makes a lot of sense, it would mean nothing if the general public cant really make anything out of it.
So always, the emphasize should be to make them understand, and to put your sophistication levels to the minimum.
Note: If you’re not aware of how to start blogging, here is a complete step by step tutorial on how to create a blog from scratch for beginners.
- Copying Stuff
You can be inspired, you can be influenced, it takes a very lesser and hollow mind to just go ctrl+c and then ctrl+v. You’re going to lose your identity.
You’re going to lose your ingenuity, and without that you’re blog is just going to be one among millions of other blogs managed by lazy losers
- Indifferent Attitude towards Comments
People will always have opinions, and they are going to shoot you with them, and how you respond to it will build up your image in their minds. Even a very silly post, which could possibly attract a lot of negative comments, could be made to look innovative, if you have something really good to respond with- like smart, and positive answers.
It doesn’t really have to make sense, it just has to appear to make a lot of sense, but failure to respond, or responding emotionally, will surely deteriorate your reputation.
- Lack of Investment
Like what a great man once said, you cant catch a fish without agitating the pond, or getting your hands wet. So, blogging can be just a hobby, but if you seriously want to make something out of it, I strongly suggest you invest in it, I’m not talking big figures here, but significant with respect to how you wish your content be read across the internet.
Spending money on your blog design, and buying some premium products will definitely boost the overall appeal of your blog. You can also spend money in promoting your blog in social networking sites, which will definitely improve interaction with different people and therefore more traffic.
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I am sure that you will read above mistakes that newbie bloggers made and stay away from these. Judge yourself if you are doing anything wrong, and avoid your self to become a failed blogger. Hope you’ll find these tips helpful.