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What Are the Dos and Don’ts of Blogging?

In this day and age, there are thousands of different blogs on the Internet. Some of them do very well while others get lost in the search engines. Because there are so many other blogs out there, it can be difficult to make yours stand out from all the rest. It definitely takes time and dedication to make your blog successful.blogging dos

If you follow the dos of blogging and the  don’ts of blogging, your blog is much more likely to be a success.

Do Link to Other Bloggers 

It is very important to link to other bloggers from time to time. Doing so can drive more traffic to your blog and draw other readers into the conversation. Also, if you get an idea from another blogger, it is only proper to link back to him so that he gets credit. If you link back to other bloggers, they are much more likely to link back to you.

Don’t Play Music on Your Blog

Never play music on your blog. For example, if you play an upbeat dance song on your blog, readers might get annoyed and not come back. They especially won’t come back if they visit your blog during work and a song starts blaring through their speakers.

Do Reply to Your Comments

Replying to comments is extremely important when you have a blog. It allows you to directly connect with the people who are reading your blog. Even if you just say, “Thanks for reading my post,” the reader will appreciate that you took the time to respond to his comment.

Don’t Make Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

If you want people to come back to your blog, you must avoid making spelling and grammar mistakes. Readers are much less likely to continue reading your blog if it is full of errors. Take 10 minutes to proofread all of your posts.

Do Include Images

People love looking at photos, so make sure to include images in your blog posts. For example, if you write a blog post about your dog, make sure to include a photo of him. Including images in your photos will also help your blog rate higher in search engines.

Don’t Write Long Paragraphs

Long blocks of text can be difficult to read on the Internet, so make sure to break your posts into shorter paragraphs. Each paragraph should not have more than fix or six sentences in it. Try to work in subheads and bullet points whenever possible; they can make your content much easier to read.

Do Market Your Blog

If you want people to actually read your blog, you have to do some marketing. Do not be afraid to advertise your blog on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Also, tell your friends and family members about your blog.

Don’t Plagiarize Other Bloggers

If you want readers to take your seriously, you can’t plagiarize other bloggers. Readers like unique content and don’t want to see bloggers copying each other. It is okay to get ideas from other bloggers as long as you add your own unique spin on your posts.

Do Post Often

When you have a blog, it is important to post often. If you just make a post every couple of months, people will stop visiting your blog. Try to make at least two blog posts a week so that people keep coming back.

Whether your blog is about finance or beauty, you can make it successful by following these dos and don’ts. Do not get discouraged if your blog is not a big hit the first month. It can take a lot of time to attract a lot of readers. If you continue to write quality posts often, you should see an increase in your readers.

About the Author Truong Nguyen

Truong Nguyen is a young and passion blogger, i am interested in Blogging Tips, SEO, Internet Marketing. so I has started this blog to share my experience to everybody. You can connect me through my Google+ , Facebook or My Blog

14 comments
Joel says

Great points, here. Thanks for sharing. I would like to tell that content spamming is the important issue to handle after the panda update. so we need to aware of it.

    Truong Nguyen says

    Yes, content spamming will lead to increasing about site rank

      Alex says

      Plagiarism is a major issue. Funny how I’ve always thought about the problem from an academic/student perspective. Now that I am trying to learn about blogging, I am seeing how prevalent the issue is in the real (digital 🙂 world.

        Joseph Adediji says

        Hi Alex,
        You are right about Plagiarism, It is really a major problem for bloggers and it is the most annoying offence a blogger can commit. It is better not to publish at all than to copy other peoples content.
        Thanks for commenting.

princemolak says

Thanks for this Post.Most blogger knows the do”s but find it hard to abide by the donts, most especially when it comes to Plagiarism.

    Bolaji Tojola says

    Hi Molak,
    That is true and it is essential to know both for a successful blogging career

    Truong Nguyen says

    yes, bro. sometimes blogger goes to old road :), may be they know sure these are the donts 🙂

Ti Roberts says

Great tips, Truong.

I especially agree with making your paragraphs short. Just to look at a large block of text gives me a headache and I’m hard pressed to even think about reading an entire article that’s written like that.

Thanks for sharing these cool tips with our community.

Ti

Resham Panth says

Great Tips for a NewBie!! Content is the Most important part of a blog. Most bloggers know the do’s and don’ts but never apply them on their blogs..

Rehmat Alam says

Nice tips Truong, all these tips are necessary to be followed if anyone dreams to build a successful blog. Luckily, I am doing almost all these 🙂

Hiren Shinde says

Thanks a lot friend.. Great tips for every blogger should be aware of. I was not aware that writing long paragraphs are not suitable for good blogs….. Thanks a tonne….

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Hiren,
    we all learn new things daily, am glad you learnt something fro the post.
    thanks for commenting.

Joel says

Sound Advice for any NewBie!! Content is an essential a part of your blog. Most writers be aware of do’s and don’ts but never apply them on their own blogs..

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