Sep 19, 2012

Top 5 Blogging Mistakes

After being a bit indecisive on whether or not publishing this post I finally went through with it because I'm hopeful it will be taken by many on a positive note and not on a judgemental tangent.

I didn't write this post to purposely be pointing at other blogger's mistakes because I'm far from having the "miss perfect" label on my forehead but I'm aware that sometimes as blogger you are deeply involved with your projects that you're unable to look outside of the box...

I include myself in some of these mistakes (or problems) and I'm seriously trying to learn and fix what is on my reach. As a designer I've learned that criticism might be a cold slap on the face but it's a true wake up call...

1. Spring cleaning !



Not all bloggers are HTML geeks and graphic or web designers but watching some tutorials or informing yourself with some experts won't hurt! I'm not a pro at these details either but I try to keep it clean... I always say it's better to make it simple but clean than complicated and half assed...

Give your blog some shape with nice unique graphics and readable fonts! Remember the loading of the pages will vary depending on the image resolution and size....(keep that in mind)

2. Saturated social networks




We have been told to set ourselves on every single social network possible... For us to maximise our online visibility but we don't want to over saturate the readers with our pinterests pins and un thought reblogged tumblr images...

Gives your followers a break from your social network left overs but also allow yourself to take a glance around and stop looking at your ipad....

3. Keep it to yourself!


Sometimes I get tired of seeing SO many instagram pictures on my facebook feed... I don't understand bloggers that take pictures of every single thing... I don't consider myself a celebrity and even then why would people care about what my breakfast looks like? Honestly who cares!

Can someone give bloggers the memo that they are not celebrities even if some might give the excuse that they have many followers eager to know what their foam looks like on their latte! Seriously who gives a f***... It's not very unique... you're simply losing yourself in the crowd and not doing anything DIFFERENT from others...

4. Being Selfish


It's a bit impossible not be slightly narcissist as a blogger... because you are literally marketing yourself...
in other words you're somewhat of a social whore... But I believe in the theory that giving is better than receiving... I like to be supportive to local bloggers but sometimes I feel they are not entirely there... I'm not sure if it's because I'm not a French speaker or simply because they could be afraid that I might take some attention from them... I actually get more support from some international readers...and I just don't let it get to me...

It's better to support and follow than to appear like a stuck up fashionista...

5. Not editing...

I must say I truly and fully take this mistake on my shoulders because sometimes I'm in such a rush and I get carried away by my words that I just keep typing without spell checking or take a second look at my sentences... Sometimes I read some blogs and they look so wordy that I forget what the hell he or she were talking about... Aside from typo and spelling problems... I've noticed that not that many bloggers edit their pictures or give their viewers quality pictures...

Quality comes with time but try your best... make it look more professional...

Anyways here are some of my observations... take it or leave it :)

-Nelly






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