2014 is about to end in couple of days and as bloggers, we all are set to start new ventures and implement new ideas based on our learning throughout the year. Like any other human being, Bloggers do mistakes too and have many bad habits within them.
But the thing is, all the bloggers should take this seriously and start quitting all the bad blogging habits and get a fresh start in New Year 2015.
So why not welcome the New Year 2015 with a promise to quit all the bad blogging habits?
Isn’t it a great idea?
I think it’s a very good idea to quit those bad habits and do even better blogging to provide the best to readers.
Note: I am not saying that all the bad habits are in every blogger rather I am saying that different bloggers have different bad habits! And they should quit them ASAP.
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Okay so let’s discuss about those bad blogging habits which are mentioned below:
Writing Just for the sake of filling the blog
I have noticed over the years that many newbies and even experienced bloggers keep on posting so many articles in a day without thinking about what their readers want. They are only concerned to fill the blog with a lot of content so that they can get indexed in Google fast and ranking will come up BUT that’s not true. Frenzy posting won’t help if your audiences don’t like them.
Quit this bad habit today and start publishing only those blog posts which you think your readers will love to read and most importantly, you yourself love those particular posts.
This is one of the worst blogging habits a blogger can have. Inconsistency further leads to laziness which is well enough to kill your blog gradually. I always advocate the word “Consistency” because I have self experienced what this word means. Not just only in blogging but it requires everywhere in your professional career. Only consistent blogging can take you onto the path of success.
I somehow having this bad habit in myself for few of my blogs but as far as this blog (Techtricksworld.com) is concerned I and my partner Zainil Dedhia managed to maintain consistency for more than 4 years now!
So quit this bad habit today if you have it and start working everyday rather than doing a lot of work on one day. Do a little bit of work every day and you will notice gradual improvement in yourself as well as in your blog.
Not proofreading your posts
I was having this bad habit in me a year ago. Yes, till the last year I had this bad habit of not reading my post again and again before publishing which was one of the biggest mistakes of mine. Now when I read my older posts, I find how much mistakes I did in the past but I have already quit this bad habit and now, I think my blog posts are error free and easy to read, aren’t they?
Thus from my personal experience, I would like you to quit this bad blogging habit right now because it can ruin your blogging career as not proofreading leaves many mistakes in the post.
Checking your stats (Comments, Adsense earning, Traffic etc) multiple times a day
This is one of the biggest problems in newbies and even in experienced bloggers. Many of us keep on checking out stats like comments in moderation, Adsense clicks, Traffic of blog, share counts and many things multiple times a day. This is surely a big problem in many bloggers.
I confess that I am one of them who keep on checking these stats multiple times a day and I need to quit. I am promising myself and to my readers that I would be quitting this bad habit in the New Year for sure!
If you are having this habit, please quit it right now and give a fresh start to New Year with a promise to check the stats once in a day! It saves a lot of time yours which you can invest into some productive tasks.
Not Giving Credits even when it is required
At the time of writing blog posts, we use some quotes and images from different sources but many of us forget to give credit to the original author/owner which is a bad blogging habit.
I mostly use free images but still whenever it is required, I give credit to the original source. This bad habit cannot be seen in many bloggers but it still exists among us.
We should quit this habit in 2015 and be kind enough to link to original source/author.
Wasting your quality Time
Bloggers have to use Internet and social media to promote their blog posts, connect to fellow bloggers but while doing these, most of the bloggers start spending a lot of time in chatting, finding money making secrets and these kinds of stuff which don’t prove to beneficial and you just waste your whole day for doing nothing.
Quit this bad habit because Time is money and you should invest it wisely and effectively!
These are few bad blogging habits many bloggers do have. Let’s consider it as New Year blogging resolution in which we all will quit these bad habits and have FRESH start in the New year 2015.
Happy New Year to all of you!