Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Blogging mistakes you don' t want to make

Whether you're blogging for fun or business, you want to make a good impression. That means you have to make a strong effort to attract and maintain your readers. After all, your blog is an extension of you. First impressions are important.

Many bloggers ignore the importance of being user-friendly. If your writing style and web design are too complex, you'll make it hard for new readers to understand and trust your site.

For those writers who publish professional blogs, one piece of advice cannot be stressed enough. Make sure your content is Internet-friendly! Traditional print media and marketing techniques often don't work on the Web. Too many sites have interesting content, but you may miss it because the posts are too long and awkwardly written. They read like research papers or investigative reports.

Many business blogs are jargon-heavy, another no-no. You'll never go wrong if you keep it simple.

Engage your audience. It will keep your readers coming back.

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Chris Baggott said...
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Sunflower Ranch said...

Thanks for the great advice. I am trying my best to have an interesting and engaging blog. And post frequently. It's not easy!! LOL But keep trying and learning, that's my motto. Thanks for your help!

Deb S. said...

Sunflower Ranch: I'm glad you've found the information useful. I like what you've done with your site. It has a great look. I just love the images. Your sunflower widget is so cute!

Thanks for the feedback. I hope you stop by again.

Shirazi said...

Useful view. Keep sharing.

Deb S. said...

Shi: You're the blogging guru. :-) Thank you.

Andre said...

Geez. In that case, I've got some work to do...:)

Deb S. said...

Andre: You have a loyal following - and nothing to worry about. :-)