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Every now and then I will see a list of things bloggers should do, but I notice people are not
that inclined to do what they are asked to do, while they pay more attention to things they
should NOT do. That is why I decided to create the list below. Here we go:
1. You Must Not Expect Results Overnight: This is happening everywhere and that is the
major reason why a large percentage of bloggers fail. Many bloggers come online unprepared
and with the wrong set of expectations. They think blogging is a bed of roses and they only
need to write one or two posts and begin to make money right away. Wrong!
2. You Must Not Ignore Your Readers: Some bloggers start gaining traction fast, and
after a while they start to make their blogs gravitate around themselves. That is, they start
talking exclusively about themselves, about the things they like, about how cool they are and
so on. Big mistake. Your blog is about your readers, not about you.
3. You Must Not Scrape Another Bloggers Content: This is funny but nowadays you will
see many new bloggers who don’t even know the basics, and yet they start to scrape another
bloggers content. Often times these people won’t even credit the source. You can’t get far
with this attitude.
4. You Must Not Expect Success Without Promoting: Many people think blogging is like
setting up a shop at the road side and that all they need to do is wait for people to start finding
them. Build and they will come, as the saying goes. This unfortunately is not true. Even if you
have great content you’ll need to work your butt off getting people to visit your blog and read
it.
5. You Must Not Be Another Blogger: This is so common among many bloggers nowadays.
They no longer want to be themselves, they now want to be one popular blogger they know.
It is like using the “fake it till you make it” strategy. Will it work over the long term? No. So
keep it real.
6. You Must Not Fail To Update Your Blog Regularly: You will see some bloggers telling
you they want to be a problogger, only to leave their blog without updates for weeks. If you
can’t commit to updating your blog regularly, why would you expect people to commit to
reading it regularly?
7. You Must Not Ignore SEO: Nowadays, you will see many bloggers not optimizing their
blogs for search engines, if you ask them why, they will say they don’t know SEO. The real
answer, however, is “Because I am lazy.” Don’t be lazy and learn what you must if you want
to make your blog popular.
8. You Must Not Ignore Networking: You should never underestimate the power of
networking. As people say, it is about who you know and now about what you know in the
long run.
9. You Must Not Have An Unreadable/Unnavigable Site: Many people think blogging is
all about your content. No! Blogging is far more than your content. You should work on
making sure your site is easily navigable and that readers can easily get what they want
without looking twice. Usability is a big factor on the web.
10. You Must Not Throw Mud Around: Some new bloggers that if they attack other people
or bloggers, they might create a buzz and increase their traffic levels. This might be true in
the short run, but over the long term such attitude will create many enemies and burn
yourself.
About the author: Onibalusi Bamidele is a young entrepreneur living the Internet lifestyle,
subscribe to his blog for more great posts. He sometimes write at technshare.com as well.

				
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