I realized last night that I made a big blogging blunder.
When we wrapped up the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog project in mid June, I told everyone that in an effort to continue the community and momentum we built during the project that I would do a post on Christian Web Trends about blogging every Wednesday morning.
Thanks to a combination of Monday’s holiday and my terrible long-term memory (yes I consider 1 month to be long-term), I forgot. That lack of consistency is going to hinder some of the community and momentum we created.
I recently came across a post Michael Hyatt wrote titled “Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog?” which lists more momentum-killing mistakes to avoid.
Some of the big ones that jumped out at me are:
- Mistake #1: You don’t post enough.
- Mistake #4: You don’t invite engagement.
- Mistake #5: You don’t participate in the conversation.
- Mistake #7: You don’t create catchy headlines.
- Mistake #8: Your first paragraph is weak.
I highly recommend reading the full article.
Have you made any of these mistakes? Do get frustrated by other bloggers who make some of these mistakes? Do you have any other momentum-killing blogging mistakes you want to caution other bloggers to avoid?