Blogging started out as a hobby for many writers. In fact, the word “blog” comes from “weblog,” a sort of e-version of a Captain’s Log minus threats from alien critters. It wasn’t until businesses realized the value of professional blogging that writers found an opportunity to expand beyond themselves. Problem was, few writers understood how to attract an online audience wider than Mom and Dad. Luckily, professional bloggers stepped in and taught us what works and what doesn’t work for successful, professionally written blogs.

Here are five mistakes good writers need to avoid when they turn to professional blogging.

Don’t accept any and all blogging assignments.

Write what you know or are willing to research. It’s hard to turn down business, but your clients will appreciate this. If you are a freelance blogger and are asked to write about something you do not know or care about, take a pass on it. If a topic is something you know about or interests you, such as how to select a web host, go for it. Be willing to invest the time to research new topics. And, by the way: if you have your own blog or website, you should be willing to research something as important as web hosting. Visit the Web Hosting Bluebook or a similar service to educate yourself about this important web factor.

Don’t forget to insert sub-headings throughout the blog content.

When you really get into writing about a topic you care about, it’s easy to forget about inserting sub-headers. But when you review your copy, be sure to include them every time you approach a new topic. Refer back to the title, and create sub-heading content that tell the readers what follows.

Update your blog regularly.

Frequent posts give you and your blog credibility in the search engine world. There is no hard and fast rule about how often to update a blog, but like anything else you strive to improve, keeping a schedule is key to increasing readership and visibility in the online world. Some experts, such as those from Quick Sprout, say that inconsistent blogging can hurt your traffic.

Don’t shun white space in your blog.

Short paragraphs that create whites pace can be good in a blog post. Webpage designers, Crazy Egg reports, are trying to educate bloggers and site owners that white space can actually improve the user experience by making the content easier to see and read. Mobile usage, Techland reports, is making it even more important to avoid a crowded look on your page.

Don’t forget to promote your blog with social media.

Let everyone know you’re blogging, especially when you have a new post. Add sharing icons to every page of your blog or website. Don’t be afraid to be the first to share on Facebook, to Tweet, and add to Google+, LinkedIn, and other sites where your blog is a good fit.


  1. Reply

    I agree on the tips. I want to write here on one point that is related to Social Networks. Now Teaching of social networks is also included university courses. A week ago I have got chance to visit westcliff university site and found a comprehensive article on social networks and its importance.

    So without social network online business is incomplete and it gives a new road map of success to a blog.

  2. Kuldeep



    Well i think writing and reading make us a perfect writer, although it’s right that no body is perfect we learn from our mistakes.

    thanks for the share

    • Reply

      Hey Kuldeep,

      You are so right about that. Writing everyday and reading as well will help you to become a better author.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  3. Reply

    Well according to me , the mistakes are
    > Don’t know anything about SEO
    > Didn’t know how to write a perfect title
    > Lots of Grammatricla Mistake

  4. Apu


    This post helped learn a lot of things and is gonna help other new blogger as well.

    Thanks for sharing kharim. 🙂

  5. Reply

    Thanks Kharim for sharing 5 Blogging Mistakes, also most newbie blogger do common mistake is copying the content. Unique quality content always matter a lot.

    I agree with you social media plays important role in traffic. We should use it effectively.

    • Reply

      Hi Rajesh,

      It is so wrong to copy content and try to pass it off as yours. It is always best to write your own articles.

      Thanks for the comment.

  6. Reply

    I agree with your points that you have mentioned on this post . These are very useful if you want to make your blog successful , but the main thing that i like most in your post is the Social media promotion , This is very necessary and many people forgets this thing , Very impressive post

    • Reply

      Hi Jones,

      You are so right. Promotion via social media is very important.

      This is because search engine robots are now crawling social media sites, so the more you promote the more backlinks you will have. Also millions of people are on social media sites so you can help to drive traffic to your blog that way.

      Thanks for the comment.

  7. Reply

    Hi Kharim,
    It’s been a while since my last visit. These are important points for bloggers (since most bloggers write to fill their blog). It’s a simple plan to make our content readable and informative in the eyes of visitors.

    • Reply

      Hi Okto,

      Yes bloggers need to pay more than the usual attention to our contents these days. We have to do whatever it takes to make our blog articles naturally stand out. That’s one of the best ways to make our blogging successful.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  8. Ryan Biddulph


    Simple and powerful tips Kharim. Go heavy on whitespace and break up posts with subheaders. These 2 dead on tips make your posts much easier on the eyes, the type of posts readers gobble up 😉 Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Hey Ryan, glad to see you here!

      I always love to write my articles with subheadings so that it makes the article easier to read.

      This will also help to divide each points in the blog post so that the readers can also choose a subhead on which they would like to read.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

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