Mistakes I Made When I First Starting Blogging and How to Fix Them: Share Your Experiences Too!

We've all make mistakes, some larger than others. Below are some mistakes that I made when I first started blogging. I have made many, many more, these are just some of the one's I thought of immediately. Get involved in the conversation, let everyone know what some of your mistakes were, and what the fixes are. Leave a comment for us all to learn from.

Not Setting Up Social Sharing Buttons
The Fix: Go to AddThis or ShareThis, get the widget, and place the social sharing buttons at the bottom of your posts.

Making my Article Information All About Me
The Fix: Make the article about how your service can provide value to your client.

Buying Followers
The Fix: Don't do it, it's a total waste of time, it does nothing effective for you.

Not Setting Up a Good Commenting System
The Fix: Install CommentLuv, you can track comments in one place and it's easy for people to leave a comment.

Not Using Good Images
The Fix: Go to 123RF, and get your images on the cheap

Not Actively Engaging on as Many Comments as Possible
The Fix: Try to check comments throughout the day and respond to them

Not Having a Call to Action
The Fix: Get one. What are you selling, how do you pay your bills?

Not Having a Landing Page
The Fix: Go to Marketo or Hubspot and get one.

Not Having a Subscribe to My Newsletter Button
The Fix: Go to FeedBurner and get your free widget.

Always Trying to Hit the Grand Slam
The Fix: Not every article is going to be a hit, write from your heart.

Trying to Do It All Myself
The Fix: Join Google+, follow the experts in your field, read and learn from them.

Thinking That I was Going to Get a Million Visitors a Day in the First Month
The Fix: Be patient, true success takes time. Your traffic will build up.

Putting Out Crap Content
The Fix: Content is king, slow down, do a little more research, really add value to a persons life.

Placing Too Many Hyperlinks in an Article
The Fix: Not everything needs to be a link, if you mention a source several times, just link to it once.

Not Using Blog Syndication Sites
The Fix: Go to NetworkedBlogs, Triberr and sites like this.

Posting the Identical Information on All of My Primary Social Media Outlets
The Fix: Use Twitter for breaking news updates, Google+ for sharing expert information, and so on.

Not Having a Logo
The Fix: Go to 99Designs and get one. You don't have to spend a lot, just get one.

Not Having Keywords
The Fix: Pick out how you want people to find you when they search on the web. Use Google's Keyword tool.

There we have it, many mistakes that I made, and that many beginning bloggers make as well. My ask to you is that you learn from the mistakes that I made. Get involved in the conversation by leaving a comment with how you failed, and how you fixed it. Have fun with it, you'll be surprised at the end result you receive.

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About the Author: Brandon Schaefer is fast becoming regarded as the voice for information, training and resources for entrepreneurs. Brandon is the Founder and Lead Contributor to eioLIFE, a website dedicated to sharing information with entrepreneurs. Brandon provides information, training and resources to entrepreneurs, using proven and time-tested idea's and laws for success. The idea's that Brandon empowers entrepreneurs with consistently work, as well as training and resources that won’t be found anywhere else.