This is a nice short one for you, consider it a midweek break post. Here are 5 of the biggest myths in blogging you should seriously forget about -
- Blogging daily or more frequently means more traffic - Not entirely true, perhaps in some cases but in all honesty, creating awesome, resourceful and shareable content means more traffic, readers and more conversations, even if you’re only pushing out ‘one blog post once per week’ like me! If you already have pillar content on your blog with good search engine rankings, chances are you don’t need to post everyday for more traffic.
- You should save your best content for guest blogs - I hear this one a lot around the blogosphere and I have to completely disagree. I say save the very best content for your own blog, and the good content for guest blogs. Give your blog the credibility it deserves, why would you want to give another blog the authority?
- You should always write epic long blog posts - Nope you shouldn’t, unless of course all you’re trying to do is please Google! Please your readers instead… In any case, some bloggers prefer to write 2,000 word posts that might get read, or perhaps just gets read and then is forgotten about, whilst other bloggers prefer to write just a few paragraphs that will resonate with their audience and attract hundreds of comments and social shares, and of course vice-versa. It’s completely ‘ones preference’, but the general rule is ‘write for your audience’.
- Blogging is for losers - What’s that all about? this one really gripes me, but then again I have to keep reminding myself that blogging is only for losers if they themselves have failed at blogging…
- Great content gets found - Eventually it does, but in all honesty again, you can be the most prolific writer in the world, writing the most amazing content ever, but if no one knows about your amazing content then no one is going to care about it… Engagement and conversation is key to getting your content found and shared.
OK over to you. Do you know of any other myths in blogging that you’d like to add to this SHORT but sweet list? Leave me a comment below as always.
Enjoy the rest of your week folks
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