Blogging Mistakes: Final List


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This is the final list of entries for the blog project “Blogging Mistakes”. We had 48 blogs participating on the project, hopefully we will learn from those mistakes and avoid them on the future. I was thinking that people would mention the same blogging mistakes over and over again, but that was not the case so make sure to check all the entries!

Every participant should now publish a post containing a link to all the entries (feel free to add comments, change the order and the like). The link love from the project should give a good ranking boost on Technorati and on search engines, specially for the new blogs. Below you will find the 48 blogging mistakes, have fun!

  • My Blogging Mistakes and Their Outcome by Thilak
  • A Star for a day. What I learned by Clever Dude
  • My Biggest Blogging Mistake: Posting Frequency by Chris
  • Your Blog Will Perish for Lack of Vision by Shawn
  • My Biggest Blogging Mistake is not Updating Often Enough by Julian
  • DYH isn’t perfect? by Cory O’Brien
  • Don’t Change the Name by Denise
  • Why this Blog Looks this Way by Ben
  • My Blogging Mistake: Too Many Blogs by Green Llama
  • What is Wrong with my Blog. An Honest Self-Assessment by Bret
  • I Almost Ruined Everything by Annie
  • Common Blogging Mistakes by Vijay
  • How to Not Run a Contest by Robert
  • 5 Things I Regret About March by Bill
  • Trying to Promote my Blog without enough Traffic by Nathan
  • Always Install WordPress on the Root Diretory by Daniel
  • I should have included media contents by Madhur
  • The Biggest Blogging Mistake I did was not Blogging by Francesco
  • Learning from Mistakes: Opening Links in New Windows by Nirmal
  • Mr. Frisky Retreats with his Tail Between his Legs by Rory
  • Use a Smart Permalink Structure on your Blog by Leftblank
  • Internet Explorer vs. Firefox Issues by Mark Paddock
  • Not Having Drafts Saved for Rainy Days by Inspirationbit
  • Don’t Underestimate the Commitment by Andrew
  • Get your Own Domain and WordPress for your Blog by Andrew Flusche
  • A Clear Point of View is Crucial to Increase your Blog Traffic by George
  • Delete Your First Blog Post by Mark Alves
  • Don’t Forget to Use Blog Carnivals by Andrea
  • Why Blogs and Blogging Will Ruin your Self Discipline by Dave
  • Careful on How You Tag your Posts by Shankar
  • Should’ve Gone WP Yesterday! by Jimbo
  • Don’t Make the Mistake of Monetizing your Blog Too Early by Maki
  • Don’t Ignore the Basics of SEO by Simonne
  • Spending Too Much Time Link-Begging by David Paul
  • Lack of Predictability on Your Posts by Roberto
  • What to Do When You don’t Have Anything to Say by Philip Liu
  • Copying, Mimicking, Duplication by Paper Bull
  • Starting Too Many Blogs by Mohammed
  • Leaving the Amateur League of Blogging: the Hosting Lesson by Rene
  • Be Careful how you Choose your Domain Name by Calvin
  • The Ad King by Jason
  • Move to your Own Domain Now by Gaurav
  • Lack of Persistence by Blake
  • Not Commenting Enough on other People’s Blogs by Somu
  • Failing to Realize the Importance of Relationships with Readers by Ronald
  • Don’t Handle Important Matters Lightly by Amanda
  • Do not Underestimate the Important of RSS Feeds by Kevin
  • Why you Should Own your Domain Name by Engtech

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40 Responses to “Blogging Mistakes: Final List”

  • shahbaz anwar ansari

    we want to see final list

  • Blogman

    A great initiative by A lot to lean and implement for beginners.

  • Todd Jordan

    Can’t wait to read all of these! I’m looking forward to making some sharp course corrections on my blogging journey.

  • George

    Here is my post on the list along with my comments:

  • francesco mapelli

    Hey guys, great work… we should do this group project thing again, it’s really useful!

    I’ll try to add a review of the post I liked most in the next days, for now, I posted the full list 🙂


  • Steve

    I’m just starting out – so this is a wonderfully useful list! Thanks – and I hope to avoid some of the mistakes others have made.

  • Daniel

    Julian, that is a good summary for a quick preview on the mistakes, thanks.

  • Daniel

    polou, just make sure you are adding value with your comments, spamming around just to get your name and links is not a good idea.

  • polou

    I went through your blog. I find it very informative. I would say I made some of those common mistakes like not leaving comments on other ppl’s blogs. I find perhaps we should just say to ppl who doesn’t like to leave too many blurbs, just drop a line or two. Would you agree? (A word or two?)

  • Shankar Ganesh

    […]”When I have listened to my mistakes, I have grown” said Hugh Prather, and in the context of blogging, every blogger tends to make mistakes in the beginning. Blogging is an art. For all those new to blogging, here’s a list of 48 Blogging Mistakes which bloggers made. All these posts were written as part of the DailyBlogTips Group Project. Read them and correct yourself. Make sure you read as many as possible, because each mistake is unique in itself![…]

  • vijay

    Ya nice project..
    I have participated for first time in such project..
    I think it will be a grat success..!!!

  • George


    I was thinking of doing the same thing, but if I don’t I am just going to take the link to my post out of the list and mention it in the top of the post. Then list out the rest of entries.

    I don’t know if I want to give comments, because I don’t agree with all of them 100 percent.

  • Thilak

    I’ll go checkout each one of them. Until then, you go checkout my blog

  • Daniel

    Maki, I am also planning to do a version with comments and a summary of each mistake. However for people to create the post linking to all the entries I think it is more suitable to use the list of links directly.

    No worries about linking to the entries later this week.

  • Maki :: DoshDosh

    Great to see so many people participating.. I’m going to editorialize it by adding my comments and quotes from each blog so I’ll publish the list at a later date.

    A huge list of 48 links is pretty daunting and if you don’t highlight the ones you like or add your own comments, it makes the exercise purely SEO-orientated and I think that sorta loses the whole interactive element of a blog project.

    Most readers of each blog won’t plough through all 48 links.. its up to you to do the work and point them the essence of each for them 🙂

  • George

    I think that by having a slightly different description of the project/list on each blog, the bots will recognize that each post is different. Just don’t copy Daniel’s description word for word. Changing the link order wouldn’t hurt though.

  • Leftblank

    Daniel, I don’t know that for sure, but with pretty blocks like this one; I wouldn’t be surprised if the bots are unable to see the difference between this and a copied article – which is punished in terms of ‘rating’.

  • Mark

    Hi everyone
    As a participant I’ve just published my return posting. Thanks to everyone that entered, some great tips and advice there.

  • Madhur Kapoor

    This list is going to teach us a lot , will have a good time reading all tonight .

  • Leftblank

    Almost forgot; you made a typo in the title of my post as well, it’s not ‘User a smart permalink~’ but ‘Use~’, hopefully you can fix this before all bloggers copy it 😉

  • Daniel

    Leftblank, Google punishes duplicated content on the textual form. Are you positive you also treats a collection of links on the same way?

  • Leftblank

    An impressive list. However, I’d like to strongly advice everyone to play with the linkbit a little; Google and other SE’s punish copying large amounts of content badly, 48 links are pretty big, so I’d say it’s better to be safe than sorry 😉 I’ll be writing my linking entry shortly as well.

  • Daniel

    Calvin, corrected!

    By the way some people asked me for the HTML code to copy & paste the list, you can see that code through the “View Source” or “View HTML” feature on your browser, under the “View” tab.

  • Nirmal

    This is really nice post. We can always check this list and correct the mistakes. I’ve posted the list in my blog

  • calvin

    Hi Daniel – there is one minor error there. My name is CALVIN not CAVIN as written at “Be careful how to choose your domain name”. Hope you can correct that :).

    This is an excellent idea of getting quality link from equally high quality blogs – not just an ordinary blog.

  • Julian

    Excellent post as always Daniel. I will be adding my post today.

    Hi to everyone that took part.

    The Elite Directory.

  • Rene Kriest

    Great list! What a pleasure it is being part of this project.

    I gonna link every single posting in my blog. I love to give links away to honor the work of others. If others wanna do so, too, then feal free.


    René Kriest

  • Daniel

    Thanks for participating guys, it was a lot of fun to collect, read and present all the entries!

  • David Paul Robinson

    This is an awesome list.

    I will need three cups of coffee to get throught it 🙂

  • Jimbo

    Cheers, Daniel.

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