Blogging

Blog Mistakes That Will Make Your Viewers Hate Your Blog

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A part of successful blogging is having your blog posts read by your target audience. Some use traffic as a basis in knowing if that success is met. However, an essential part of running a successful blog is having loyal viewers who would keep coming back for more. This can be difficult if you are making any or all of these mistakes that can make your viewers hate visiting your blog again.

Font type and size

Although using custom fonts for your website’s design makes it look attractive and unique, it is best to reserve the fancy fonts for your logo, taglines and titles. For your contents, use fonts that are easy to recognize and read such as the Georgia and serif fonts. Also use a font size that won’t strain your viewers’ eyes. Make reading your content a pleasurable experience, not a hardship.

Annoying designs

Designing your blog can be a lot of fun, with many design options and cool widgets out there. However, using too many widgets, plugins and various design option may cause your blog to load forever. Time is important and your viewers don’t have the patience to wait for your blog to load. When designing your blog, try to design it as professional as possible or hire a professional to design it for you.

Navigation

Can your visitors find their way around your blog easily? If not, your viewers are going to hate visiting your blog. When designing your blog, do it in such a way that your viewers can navigate around easily and find the information they are looking for without difficulty.

Too much Ad

So because you are looking to monetize your blog, you flood all of your pages with ads that pop up at every turn and corner. This annoys your viewers as they are constantly interrupted when reading your content. Too much ads also make your blog load slowly. Rather than flooding your blog with ads, keep a clean layout and showcase a few attractive ads in strategic places, particularly in your sidebars.

Ignoring Comments

Do you find time to respond to the comments of your readers on your posts? When you don’t acknowledge your readers’ comments, especially if they are asking a question or contributing to your topic, then your viewers will hate your blog. It is essential that you interact with your viewers in the comment section, answering their questions and discussing their point of view.  This way, they get a friendly feel of your blog and stick with you.

Grammar

How is your Grammar? Is it filled with incomprehensible words and errors? Can your posts be viewed and comprehended by anyone, anywhere in the world? Try to communicate your point to your audience in a simple a manner as possible and double your Grammar and spellings using useful plugins before publishing your posts.

Images, Videos and Audios

Although adding images and videos to your content helps your audience to engage more with your blog. Bulky images and video files will annoy your viewers as it will make your pages load much more slowly. Also, adding videos and audio files that play automatically immediately when a page is loaded is a very bad idea. Add videos and images that won’t hamper your blog’s load time and allow your viewers to choose to play video and audio files or not.
Najmah is a 23 year old Filipino Muslim, Clinical Nutritionist and Med student. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Living in the Philippines since 2010. By Najmah contains posts about her life lessons, personal excellence and journey to becoming a doctor. You can also find her blogging on The Muslim Bricks

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