I have been blogging for over 3 and a half years now, you may think that everything is going well with me pertaining to blogging, not making any mistakes.

Well that statement isn’t true.

While blogging I made tons of mistakes and in this post I will show you the type of blogging mistakes that I made.

My 16 Blogging Mistakes


Filling My Blog With Adsense

Signing up for Google Adsense is one of the steps that you can take to monetize your blog. When you place Adsense on your blog and your visitors click on an ad unit then you get paid for that click.

I wanted to make money from my blog and what I did was to display adsense everywhere possible on my blog. I got to realize that my blog visitors are not here to click on my Adsense but to read what I have written for them.

So what I did was to cut back on my Adsense ads, plus the more adsense on a blog then the slower it will load.

Started My Mailing List Late

When I started blogging I didn’t create a mailing list until about after 10 or 11 months into my blogging career.

This was one of the worst mistakes ever. If you haven’t started your mailing list as yet, then I urge you to do so. This will help yo benefit your blog in the long run and also help you to make more money as well.

Not Writing Posts On A Regular

Blogging is about writing and sharing your knowledge with others. Time upon time again I kinda slacked off in writing articles. Sometimes 3 to 4 weeks would pass where I have written a single article.

I depended on guest posts from others to keep my blog alive and I know that this was wrong.

Accepting Low Quality Articles

When I had stopped writing on a regular basis, as mentioned above, I started to accept low quality guest posts so that it shows that my blog is being updated.

This was really bad because it shows that I didn’t have time for my blog and was posting almost anything submitted to my blog.

Not Persistence With Guest Posting

A great way to get traffic to your blog is to do guest posting. I have done guest posting in the past and have gotten traffic from my articles that I had written.

But after awhile the traffic died down. This was because I wasn’t consistent with being a guest blogger. This is still one of my weak point that I need to work on.

No Optimization Done On Articles

Free targeted traffic to your blog can be acquired from search engines. I do get a few traffic from search engines but not a dynamic amount to cause my articles to go viral. This is because I hardly do proper optimization for my articles.

Too Much Plugin Installed

I love great WordPress plugins which helps to enhance my blog. One thing for sure that I did wrong was to install too much plugins at once on my blog.

The result: it cause my blog to load very slow and also some plugin caused conflicts with other plugins. So what I did was to install only the necessary plugins on my blog.

Not Backing Up My Database

I hardly ever do backing up of my blog’s database. At times I tend to forget to do it.

So what I did was to install a plugin which does this for me.

Didn’t Reply To Comments On Time

I did reply to my blog comments, but didn’t do so when I got the email notification. This was really bad.

It is always best to reply to comments as soon as you get the chance so that you can build an active blogging community.

Accepting Duplicate Guest Posts

In the past I have published duplicate guest posts on my blog. This is because I had no time to check for plagiarism of the article. I had deleted the articles that were duplicate.

Wasted Money Earned From My Blog

Whenever I earned money from my blog, I would use it to buy stuff from eBay or other stuff online which wasn’t really needed. I didn’t save that money or put some of it back into the up-building of my blog.

Didn’t Stick With My Blogging Schedule

Sometime ago I made a schedule so that I can make blogging work for me. Sad to say I don’t even remember what that schedule looks like. I had fallen off track and blog when I felt the urge to.

Creating a schedule is one of the best approach that you can take to blogging so that you can create time to make your blog a success.

I Slowed Down In Blog Commenting

I love doing blog commenting so that it can help to get traffic to my blog and to also build my backlink. I hardly ever do comment and that mistake should have never happened.

I am now commenting on more blogs so that it can help to boost the visibility of my blog.

Blog Post Promotion Was Weak

Whenever I publish a new blog post, I would only do promotion upon publishing. After that I forget about that new blog post.

If I need to get readers for my new blog post then I have to be promoting not just when I publish, but also the next few days after.

I Didn’t Engage Enough

When I got comments on my articles I failed to engage with the commentator. I also failed to engage others on social media and on forums as well.

If I did this then it would have given me more advantage to get some traffic to my blog.

Waited Too Long To Write While Brainstorming

Whenever it was time to come up with new blog post ideas, I saved the topic and sub-headings that I would come up with. But the problem that I had was that I waited too long to start writing my articles. I started losing my ideas that I had came up with and eventually those ideas were gone.

I later found out that it is always best to write on your ideas as soon as you get them.

In Conclusion

While blogging it’s good to spot your mistakes and fix them so that you can get on the right road to blogging success.

Analyze your blog and see if you had made any mistakes in the past, do what you can to fix them so that you can become a successful blogger.


  1. Sekhar


    Thanks for nice read, Everybody have their share of mistakes. Even I have done many in past and have learned many things from them. Sharing those is great, to stop others from doing them.

    • Reply

      Hi Sekhar,

      Just like me pal. I guess bloggers have to realize where they go wrong and correct themselves if they want blogging success.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  2. Ganesh Narayan Gupta


    Hello Kharim,

    Thank you for sharing this cool article for sharing this with us. These are very basic mistakes, which often a newbie blogger does. If these few mistakes are avoided then it will not take much time to take your blog to new heights. Regular quality posting and commenting are most useful factors there. Have a nice day 🙂

    ~Ganesh Narayan Gupta

    • Reply

      Hey Ganesh,

      You are so right man. If we do those things then we can become successful as bloggers in a short period of time.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  3. Lisa Chaves


    Well I would say I am not just guilty but very very guilty. In my first two years online, those were really my basic strategies, but somehow as you learned from your mistakes you have to improve yourself more. And those made me realized and align my goals.

    • Reply

      Hey Lisa,

      The same with me. I realized what I was doing wrong and made changes.

      Glad to see that you have made changes to get on the right path.

      Thanks for the comment.

  4. James


    Excellent post man!
    Every blogger make such mistake in there life. I also did such mistake in my life, Every time i start my mailing list so late, but now i did this on time to time. Thanks you for sharing your experience with us.

  5. James


    Excellent post man!
    Thanks for this article,its really very helpful for all the new bloggers. I’ll share it with my friends. Keep on sharing.



    • Reply

      Hey James,

      I really appreciate you stopping by and taking the time out to read my blog post. Please feel free to share with your friends.

      Thanks for commenting as well.

  6. Nikhil


    Great Post Kharim,

    I also face same mistakes in blogging i don’t update my blogs months and months and it affect on my traffic also start that mailing list late and so many mistakes as a newbie blogger.
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us

    Nkhil 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Nikhil,

      WOW!!! That’s really bad.

      I have never gone so long without updating my blog. I try my very best to brainstorm for new blog topics. I may not post everyday, but I make sure that one week doesn’t go by without publishing an article.

      Also mailing list is something that we should work on early so that we can get our audience to sign up.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  7. Ron Killian


    Great list Kharim. Nice to see the honesty 🙂

    Sadly I see many of my own mistakes in the article. Been there done that, right? As others have said, one of my mistakes is not working hard to build my lists and to communicate with them more often.

    As far as adsense, I got smart and dropped them a long time ago. Just not worth it for me. Better ways to make money. Course, just my opinion.

    Thanks again for the article.

    • Reply

      Hey Ron,

      Yep we all have made mistakes and it’s good to recover from them. I too hardly communicate with my subscribers but I am trying my best to change that.

      Thanks for the comment.

  8. Michael Belk


    I have made some of those same mistakes. All we can do is learn from our mistakes and apply them.

    I am still making mistakes. I have been blogging in some form for over 5 years.

      • Michael Belk


        Kharim as you know blogging is not a science. I am constantly trying new things.

        I think I have finally found a winning formula. I am getting love from the search engines and my site is less than one month old.

        • Reply

          Hey Michael,

          Thats awesome pal. One has to try new things and find which works best for them.

          Search engines are awesome for getting free targeted traffic.

          Keep up the good work pal.

  9. Susan Velez


    Hi Kharim,

    Thanks for sharing your personal experiences with us, I know that they will help many people avoid the mistakes.

    I haven’t been blogging that long, but I’ve been involved with internet marketing for a while. I have made some of the same mistakes you make, like waiting too long to start building an email list.

    As a matter of fact, I just started this year. If anyone takes anything away from your tips, it should be to not wait too long to build their list.

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day.

    • Reply

      Hello Susan,

      I sure hope that they will learn from my mistakes and not make mistakes themselves.

      I hated that I waited too long to start my mailing list. But What I am happy for is that I started when I realized.

      Thanks for the comment.

  10. Reply

    Yeah, these are really a great blogging mistakes.

    Maintaining consistency in bringing the blog post, sticking with a blog schedule, doing basic optimization and having limited plugins would help the bloggers to stand out from the crowd.

    Thanks for sharing your blogging mistakes with us, hope this post would be helpful for the newbies 🙂

  11. Reply

    Very helpful article.I really learned a lot from this article, truly tell you that even i was doing some mistakes while blogging.Thank You for making me aware from that mistakes.Keep posting such great posts.

    • Reply

      Hi Mansoor,

      So sorry that you were making some of these mistakes as well. I hope that you have learnt from those mistakes, recovery and get back on the good track of blogging.

      Thanks for the comment.

  12. Reply

    Hello Kharim,

    After reading post i felt like i’ve also made few mistakes which are mentioned in the above post. The top mistake i’ve made is i’m not consistent in publishing the posts or rather i waste time on social media. So i must work on that issue.


    • Reply

      Hello Sohail,

      That’s really bad and I made that mistake as well of not updating regularly.

      I am trying to get into the habit of posting on a regular basis now and it has been going great so far.

      Thanks for the comment.

  13. Emmanuel


    These are ‘sweet mistakes’ I guess.

    Many more of us are making many more of such mistakes and of course learning our lessons. Hahaha!

    Thanks for sharing this.

  14. Reply


    Well the first thing we learn a lot of things personally from our past mistakes, secondly seems i also did the same mistakes in my beginning and the worst one is buying electronics from earned income. So after that i learned and started saving the money.


    • Reply

      You are so right about that. We can certainly learn from our mistakes so that we can become a better person.

      Hope that you can recover from your mistakes as well.

      Thanks for the comment.

  15. Abhishek


    Thanks a lot for this post!! I have done almost all the mistakes and many I didn’t even know to be considered as mistakes!!
    After reading this I have to change the way I blog!!!

  16. Johnzee


    Again a great post ,,, Kharim to be very frank i am making almost all the mistakes as you mentioned in your post .. but i did’nt know i ws making 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the reality based article …

  17. Jason Mathes


    Lol sound just like me! Except I wasted money on Blogging junk I didn’t need or would never use! Your definitely not alone lol.

  18. Reply


    Mistakes in blogging; I have learned so much throughout in these 3 years that I can guide any newbie make a new successful blog.

    It’s good that we learn from mistakes; we do in past. Interesting article, buddy! Reading your blog after a long time, good time here.

    Hoping for more new interesting posts here!

  19. Jijin Mohan


    Interesting post Kharim, I have also done almost all the mistakes you mentioned in the article, one should over come all of these to become a perfect blogger. It was a nice read mate. Regards. 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Jijin,

      So happy that you have read my article pal. This is the only way we can become top bloggers and that is if we overcome our mistakes.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  20. Reply

    Hello Kharim,

    Thanks for sharing your personal experiences here with us.

    We all must take care about these mistakes and must avoid them to make our blogging more successful and enjoyable.


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