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21 Mistakes Bloggers Make (and How to Avoid Making Them Yourself)

21 Mistakes Bloggers Make (and How to Avoid Making Them Yourself)


1.  Not starting a blog in the first placeA lot of people have trouble getting started because they want their blog to be perfect from the word go – the hosting, the design, the topic, even the first post.Unfortunately, a lot of these people will never think their blog is perfect. And so their thoughts and ideas never see the light of day.I know people who’ve been talking about starting a blog for years. One of my friends has been thinking about it for nearly as long as I’ve been blogging. And every time he talks about it I say, “You could have started ten years ago just to see what would happen.”If you haven’t started your blog because you want everything to be perfect, I strongly encourage you to make a start anyway. It doesn’t have to be on your own domain, or even use your own hosting. Set up a blog on blogger.com or wordpress.com (both free) and see what happens.The truth is your blog will never be perfect – not whe…
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9 Ways to Grow Your Blog Faster

9 Ways to Grow Your Blog Faster

As you may well know, I started blogging back in 2002. And over the years I’ve tried all sorts of things to grow my blogs and make them more profitable. Some of them worked. Some of them didn’t. And some seemed to work really well to begin with, but ended up being more of a hindrance than a help.But in the 18 or so years I’ve been blogging I think I’ve come up with nine ways to grow my blogs that still work to this day. And in this week’s post I’d like to share them with you.So here are nine things I believe will help you grow your blog faster.1.Engage with your audience, and find out what they needMy first blog was just a place where I could be creative and talk about things that interested me. But about two weeks in I started getting emails from people saying things like, “That’s really interesting”, “That really helped me” and “Thank you for writing that.”And that’s when realized I now had an opportunity to help other people.I can still remember getti…