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The Top 77 Mistakes New Bloggers Make

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by bigp, May 9, 2007.

  1. #1
    I spent a few hours yesterday thinking up all the mistakes that I see new bloggers make. I broke the list down by categories, including:
    SEMrush
    Domain & Hosting
    Style, Design, and Basic Blog Ingredients
    Blog Comments
    Links
    Blog Content
    Blog Promotion & Traffic Building
    Blog Monetization
    Feeds

    Here are a handful of the points . . . for the full list, you'll have to stop by.

    6. Using background music
    16. Commenting on other blogs with nothing to say other than “nice post”
    37. Stealing blog content
    64. Not entering Blog Carnivals to start building traffic

    Read The Top 77 Mistakes New Bloggers Make :eek:

    If you've got any mistakes that I forgot, please share!
     
    bigp, May 9, 2007 IP
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  2. tbwnet

    tbwnet Guest

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    #2
    thats actually a helpful list to recommend to some of my friends who i am helping start blogs.
     
    tbwnet, May 9, 2007 IP
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    joshuawest Well-Known Member

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    #3
    background music should be the #1 no-no on any web site! nice list!
     
    joshuawest, May 9, 2007 IP
  4. bigp

    bigp Peon

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    #4
    Yeah, I almost did a Top 5 worst mistakes in addition to the 77 listed . . . backgroud music would have been #1 or #2
     
    bigp, May 9, 2007 IP
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    tbwnet Guest

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    #5
    whats worse is when it automatically restarts. I visited a lot of personal sites and people do that but its so annoying when its on EVERY PAGE
     
    tbwnet, May 9, 2007 IP
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    login Notable Member

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    #6
    I have been doing all the mistakes sometime.
     
    login, May 9, 2007 IP
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    mlhjl.ltd Peon

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    #7
    Sorry, but I'm a newb. and I don't understand why deleting the first post and comment is bad. (not that I'm disagreeing of course, I'm just curious why that is).
     
    mlhjl.ltd, May 10, 2007 IP
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    bigp Peon

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    #8
    No problem! You should delete the first post and comment. Most blogs come with a generic first post and first comment. You never want your readers to think you don't care enough to do something as simple as deleting them.

    Hope that helps clarify things
     
    bigp, May 10, 2007 IP
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    #9
    still haven't entered a blog carnival...I think that's been on my todo list for over a half of year. Kind of embarrassed now...nice post
     
    guy123, May 10, 2007 IP
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    bigp Peon

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    Don't be embarrassed, guy. Just do it. Go to http://blogcarnival.com/bc/clist.html right now, find a post that you've written that is worthy, search for carnivals of interest, and submit.

    Should take you all of 3 minutes to do.

    Motivate and make it happen . . . stop giving yourself a reason not to do it.
     
    bigp, May 10, 2007 IP
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    PattiM Peon

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    #11
    Good List, I just wrote a brief entry on one of my blogs and yes, linked to yours so others could read the full list.
     
    PattiM, May 11, 2007 IP
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    bigp Peon

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    #12
    Thanks Patti! I eventually found the post on your site. Seems like you're quite the busy blogger. I'm glad you're out there helping publicize it! All my best.
     
    bigp, May 11, 2007 IP
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    bigp Peon

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    bigp, May 14, 2007 IP
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    mlhjl.ltd Peon

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    #14
    Yes. Thank you. That makes sense to me now. For some reason, I read your advice to mean NOT to delete the first post and comment.
     
    mlhjl.ltd, May 15, 2007 IP
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    hclhost.com Banned

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    #15
    great healpful for me , as i am also a new bloger
     
    hclhost.com, May 15, 2007 IP
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    ViscountVics Peon

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    #16
    thats pretty cool list dude. thanks for putitng it up :)
     
    ViscountVics, May 15, 2007 IP
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    Nice list! Will keep in mine XD
     
    snapplekid13, May 15, 2007 IP
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    bigp Peon

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    snapplekid13, ViscountVics, hclhost.com, mlhjl.ltd:

    Thanks for your messages guys! I'm glad it came in handy for you!
     
    bigp, May 17, 2007 IP
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    lowco2525 Active Member

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    #19
    Very nice list. I'll make sure I don't fall into one of those newbie categories!
     
    lowco2525, May 17, 2007 IP
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    #20
    just have read. That's definitely useful and practical list, thanx bigp!

    btw, what is a blog carnival?
     
    SergeF, May 17, 2007 IP