To err is human, to learn from others’ errors is smartness!
All of us make mistakes. So is the case with bloggers.
When I set out to ask about the blogging mistakes they had made when they got started from bloggers I know, most of them were candid and admitted to making blogging mistakes in the beginning of their careers.
Here, I share with you the blogging mistakes made by some known bloggers, hoping that reading about them will help you avoid making the same mistakes.
Blogging Mistakes Made by Some Known Bloggers
As I got up today morning, I thought of asking all bloggers known to me to share with me their blogging mistakes. I set forth on my task and sent messages to all Indian bloggers worth the name and also some others who have been into this field for some time now. I put this question to some part time bloggers and some full time bloggers as well, and am glad that most of them have responded.
I am listing down the names of bloggers and their replies here, in no particular order. Not yet 51 in number. But I’ll keep updating as I receive more replies.
Vignat Vora: My biggest blogging mistake was not posting fresh content regularly. However , due to studies and several other engagements , sometimes it becomes extremely difficult to spare time for blogging.
Evelyn Parham: My mistake was trying to be every where and not focusing on writing. If I had it to do over, I would have spent more time writing and less time on other sites.
Atish Ranjan: Life is full of mistakes….I’d have shared them here if I hadn’t made lots of them! No worries. Collection of mistakes called experience. So, learn to take blogging mistakes in your stride!
Rohan Advani: 1) Started blogging too late, still regret at times. But at least, I started. 2) Bloggers are considered to be lonely and I felt that too. But in the end, you find friends who are in the same industry. So, bloggers do have friends That too, honest and genuine ones!!
3) Not attending blogging meets and events, I have started doing that .
Mistakes will eventually help you to grow and be wonderful bloggers as well as human beings ! Cheers to all the newbie, professional and budding bloggers!!
Pradeep Kumar: I don’t really see them as mistakes, I boost myself by converting or saying them as experiences. Mistakes, hmm, well, I used to work hard focusing on my blog stats and monthly income. But at one point I decided they have nothing to do with blogging.. blogging is expressing yourself, and don’t give a damn to anything.
Jatin Singhroha: My Mistake – Used Blogger and then started copy – paste, it made my blog down and it lost in the ocean of blogs. But now, I use WordPress and write 100% original articles.
Ifham Khan: The biggest mistake I ever did in blogging is I started my blog to make money, but never earn a single penny but then done another mistake turn my service website into blog (mashdesigning) And that mistake pays me.
Chetan Bhawani: My mistake was.. thinking above the basics. Learned that sticking to the basics is more useful than trying out without full knowledge and failing, losing confidence.
Krinal Mehta: Not spending enough time on my own blog.
Shitij Jain: My very first blog was a mistake and though I earned good through it but at the end all the content was spam(torrents,movies) etc etc.
Manoj Chhetri: Starting with znet india.
Plaban Manna: I should have taken blogging more seriously.
Amitava Deb: Despite all knowledge..I started late..I won’t consider that as a mistake but ‘YES’ ! MISTAKE !! hmm.. I tried to be too smart with my 1st blog and tried integrating every possible stuff. I made the blog so complex that even mr. tony had to say this and I quote “I fail to understand your blog” ; but on the other side felt proud that I was able to produce something nonsense that made a geek turn gray. I feel I am on the right track now. #PHEW.
Rahul Kuntala: My mistakes are my most precious lessons. So, I don’t regret for having them. But, the most common mistakes any new blogger could make are: not focusing on SINGLE niche, not leveraging their blog’s traffic and not linking to others too often.
Shathyan Raja: Don’t ever think of money and jump into Blogging. And also, never worry about SEO. You just write an article perfectly and everything will follow you. Just share your knowledge.
Navdeep Singh Rana: lol. Honestly, I don’t think I made any mistakes. May be because I started India exam after learning from my other unsuccessful websites/blogs for about 3 years.
Sourya Abhishek: My biggest mistake was starting a movie blog with copy paste content on it and now starting zapworld with a .in domain….
Abhi Balani: I don’t really call them mistakes but still I would answer this: I used to worry a lot about my stats and rankings, and I used to write for search engines only. Not none of them matters to me.
Anchit Shethia: I agree with Abhi Balani. I wont call them mistakes…but lessons…one thing I have learned is: never run for PRs, Alexa’s and money when u have started to blog straight away. I have stopped worrying even about traffic. I don’t get much. But I keep posting…
Ramandeep Singh: I don’t think I made any noticeable mistake because I always try to do something new after proper discussion with or suggestions from our team.
And if I made mistake (Which I don’t remember now), then I would call it ‘Experience’ which makes our work more perfect and keep going.
Nishant Shrivastava: My biggest mistake was migrating my old blog to WordPress. WordPress is awesome but migration from bloggers can create lots of problems..
Kingsley Felix: The biggest mistake is putting “Make Money” first.
Ehsan Ullah Khoshbakht: 1st big mistake: I was greedy to make money NOW. 2nd big mistake: Not starting an email list from day one.
Hamza Sheikh: There are lot of mistakes I made in my career so far. Thinking a lot, planning, and failure at execution.
Avoiding the Basic SEO for some moment (post-Panda). Lot of stuff, but no success from last couple of months. Actually, I don’t call mistakes. I learned a lot, and these days I am digging deeply in PPC models, paid discoveries, and a whole new world is open to me even after 5 years.
Harneet Bhalla: The one single mistake I did is to try to do everything on my own. I never outsourced the stuff out to experts. I tried to learn all the things and then do it myself which cost me a hell lot of time. And now I realize time is money.
Regarding my blog, consistency is what I lacked. Nowadays, I started concentrating more on improving my blogs’ consistency and I really think, that is so important. As I’m blogging for part-time, its becoming so hard to maintain a daily plan so as to work productively.. These days, I’m happy that my day is organized better.
I have some serious projects to get launched that could double-triple my annual income, but then.. I am lazy
I need to join a gym, do regular exercise and keep my mental health active and fit.
Jaikee Jaiswal: I am not into serious blogging. I just learned over the internet about WordPress and Blogs. I love the tech things and this pushed me toward writing. First I created a blog on Nokia phone on blogspot. I was not sure about making money. I then started working for Vivek Yadav who owns Techstroke. I kept writing and learned a lot. Some of the mistakes I have made in my blogging career. I have made some mistakes like – I was late in the blogging arena. I started with manually spinning the articles and concentrated only on content and Google hit me with Panda and penguin. This is really stinky as a new blogger can be as good as old blogger and what if his blog do not get leverage from Google then He will die soon.
But to answer your question.. the BIGGEST MISTAKE a blogger can make is to try and impress everyone.. You’ve got to stick to ONE niche… and voice YOUR opinion to stand out in the crowd..
I would like to thank all my friends for sharing their mistakes and bloomers with us, for the benefit of the community at large!