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While you have started a new blog, there are some things that are obvious to be done. But what’s obvious, it’s not necessarily good. While you start blogging you are too overwhelmed and want to make it the best and earn money out of it. But mistakes you make can be avoided and it is best to avoid them in the initial stages of your blogging.

Stop Checking Statistics Every Hour

For every new blog the stats mean quite a lot but why check it every hour? This will not make your stats grow larger. It will only depress or impress you that your blog is doing so good or bad.

Get over it, if you are successful you are if you are not your time will come soon. Stop worrying about traffic. Spend less time on monitoring your blog traffic and do more things that are productive like thinking about new ideas to write about.

Don’t Signup With Too Many Directories

You want your blog to do well, so you sign up with numerous directories and place their icons on your site just with the expectation that they will send you more traffic.

The only gainer in the deal is the directory itself, you send back links to them they do not send it to your blog. They are the ones gaining more coverage not you. If they were the one’s sending traffic to your blog don’t you think every top blog will sport their badges? They don’t help you they make use of you.

Don’t Abuse Advertisements

It is easy to get accepted into advertisement programs, but it is better you do not abuse them. You may have just started blogging and want to make money, so you send an email to your friends asking them to click on your ads so you can make some money.

Remember such tactics can get you banned forever and you lose the chance of making money when you are established. So do not send out that email and ask friends to click on your ads. If you want to make money when you’re established strictly refrain from such tactics. Money will eventually come, it may take time, too, but do not do anything illegal to make money out of your advertisers.

Don’t Leech Content

I have seen many new bloggers leeching content and branding them as their own. This definitely hurts your chances of becoming someone unique. If you want to write and make references it is fair and good enough. But copying someone else will make you lose your identity. You will always be writing in someone else’s style.

As far as possible in your initial few months, do not copy or write referencing any other content. Just write in your own style, it will help you in future. Your style of writing is what will set you apart, remember there are millions of blogs and you are one of them. You have to set yourself apart from the others and create a unique style from the start.

Don’t Write In Bursts

You don’t have time to write, the blog is a hobby, or a part-time job, and you don’t have the hours to reasearch new subjects. But when you do get the time, you write a bunch of articles and make them available in the same day. Try to set up deadlines, and writing regularity. If you are using WordPress, use the Timestamp feature to make your articles appear, let’s say, once a day. This way, you can write only once a week, 7 articles, which appear one each day. This way you will look like a serious blogger. And that’s what matters most.

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2 thoughts on “5 Things To Avoid With A Newborn Blog

  1. Useful advice, I agree with most of your points, especially about the duplicate material. Some think adding Adsense pasted on top of go-articles is all they have to do. I can only see that leading to more google crackdowns.

    I’m fairly new to blogging, and there’s a few things I would not have done at the start, if I’d known then what I’ve learned since. But it’s only by doing things that I’ve learned a little! Perhaps it’s like many other things in life, the real joy is in learning, and the discoveries.

    Best wishes, Mark.

  2. Great article im new to blogging and read a hundred articles a day about seo and blog promotion but I almost never find any new information. I do run short on time and tend to write my blogs in bursts and never thought about writing them when i have time but staggering the days i post them.
    Thanx allot

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