Ever wonder why everyone seems to have a blog these days? There are more and more blogs being created every single day, but don’t let the numbers fool you because not all blogs are created equal. Sure, there are bloggers who just likes to keep a personal weblog, diary(or however you want to call it) online to keep track of things and stops there. Then there are the rest of us who knows the potentials of blogging and the many lucrative opportunities it can create. However, that only comes when you’re in it for the long haul. Therefore, it is not a matter of setting up a blog and expect to make it big, it’s knowing what mistakes to avoid, hard work and dedication that will make you stand out from the rest. Avoiding these mistakes can mean the difference between a successful brand or just another blog on the internet.
Not having your own blogging domain.
If you want to be taken seriously, this is one of the first thing you must do. Like any other business, you need to have a professional domain as in youbusiness.com. Of course, you can use blogger.com and set up a blog for free but that’s not the look you want to convey when creating a new business do you?
Not having a logo.
There are many free sites on the internet that will let you create you own logos for free. Don’t skip out on this one because it’s one of the first thing people see when they come to your site. Logoease.com is one of my favorite and it’s completely free. Just make your logo and download.
Not having a Favicon image.
These are the small images that shows up on your open tabs in your explorer that’ll let people know which site is yours if they have too many tabs open. Again, this will make you stand out.
Not having sharing icons
Twitter and Facebook are some of the main sources of traffic if you want to reach out to more audiences. Put them at the bottom of your posts and on your main site, just don’t go overboard with it okay?
Not taking SEO lessons.
In the blogging world, content is king but what is the use if no one is reading it? If you want more traffic, learn how SEO works.
What else do you think is missing from this list? Share it:)