This article is guest posted by ZK.
When I first started to blog , I thought that by posting a few articles on the blog and promoting it via articles directories, a few social network sites I would drive hoards of traffic to my blog. That did not happen, along the way I made a few mistakes. Below are some of the mistakes that I made hopefully you can avoid doing the same
Do not start on unfamiliar topics
If you are a beginner and are starting on a topic then you should keep in mind that you should start on topics which are you are familiar with. There are many bloggers who start with topics on how to make money using their blogs, they have hardly been successful. So it is better to start on topics which you are familiar with.
Blogging on “me too” topics or articles
Avoid using topics and articles that have been covered on other blogs. While starting a blog plan on it and try making it resourceful for the readers. People would visit your blog again and again only if it has something to offer for them. If your blog has something useful then it is definite to spread among the community of people who take interest in it and they would make it again and again to your blog.
Not devoting enough time on your blog
In general, blogs take time to gain momentum and to become popular among users. So it is necessary to give enough time for your blog to start off and do not give up early on it. Give it the necessary and time and effort to make it successful.
Not interacting outside your blog community
It is important to share your views with other bloggers and writing on good content in your blog doesn’t mean that you needn’t interact with other bloggers and comment on their blogs. In fact it is a part of the blogging game to stay in touch with others as this not only improves the number of readers you have but also important for your success in building your own community.
Choose the right platform
Choose the right type of blogging platform rather than choosing the easy type of blogging platform. Though it requires a person to be familiar with the type of platform he/she is going to blog on, one necessarily has to choose the right type of platform which would serve the purpose rather than making things simple. Instead of being lazy you can choose to learn and get comfortable with the one which stands the purpose. I recommend you to start blogging on WordPress.org , it give great flexibility in building a resourceful blog.
Overload of ads
Having ads on your blog is not that bad an idea. But what one has to remember is that these ads should never hurt the content of the blog. There are many disadvantages of having too many ads in your blog. It is definitely going to hurt on your readers count because of a number of reasons and factors. First of all too many ads create loading problems and when the page loads the presence of too many is going to affect the content by pushing it below them thereby irritating many readers. So it is necessary to exercise control on the ads and widgets which you have in your blog.
Make great posts with great titles
After you have devoted enough attention to everything in the list do make it a point to improve on the titles of your posts. You might have made the best post but lack of good titles is definitely going to get fewer readers for your blog post.