19 Of The Most Shocking Blogging Mistakes I’ve Made

Vix xxx

  1. Sarah

    January 11th, 2019 at 09:20

    Some great advice in here. I definitely struggle to find a writing style, and sound far too formal in many of my blog posts. Trying to write like ‘you’ is harder than it should be!

    Sarah | https://www.dreamofhome.co.uk

  2. Bry Jaimea

    January 11th, 2019 at 10:40

    I struggle with my mailing list – I have one but never use it! Great list though and definitely thought provoking x

  3. Jess

    January 11th, 2019 at 11:06

    Definitely a few I need to work on in this list! The beauty is though that you can only learn and progress!

    xoxo
    Jess
    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

  4. Ysabelle

    January 11th, 2019 at 13:10

    Vix, this is incredible! I love all of your blogging resources/posts! You always get my blog brain whirring!

    Ysabelle x
    http://www.thegrahamsmiths.com

  5. Siân

    January 11th, 2019 at 15:19

    This is really helpful, thank you! One thing though re: commenting on blog posts. I always feel stupid when I do it as if you, I and everyone knows that a percentage of the reason I’m commenting is to get my link out there. Maybe I’m overthinking it but I feel like sometimes commenting on someone’s post can be seen as beggy or ingenuine – even if you’re commenting purely because you adore the post and the blogger. I think that’s the kind of attitude surrounding commenting on posts now!

    Shamefully signing off with my link,

    Siân x
    positivelysian.co.uk

  6. McKenzie Allyshia

    January 11th, 2019 at 18:05

    I can definitely relate to SO many of these! I first began blogging in 2009 and the blogging world has changed so much since then. I’m not on my fifth blog (habitual clean slate-r) and am trying not to bugger up this one like I have the previous ones ha ha!

  7. Alice V-DIYerfy

    January 12th, 2019 at 00:25

    Why do I feel like I made a lot of the same mistakes you did? Except I started self-hosting right away and then did nothing with my blog for the first 3 years of it’s existence. Sad I know because I paid for the domain and everything!

  8. Danielle Alexa

    January 12th, 2019 at 18:06

    I feel like I am with you on so many of these things!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  9. Erin

    January 12th, 2019 at 23:16

    YAS! I love this! I suck at some blog stuff, and I’ve only just started pinning posts properly and I’m kicking myself now. I got 2,000 views in one day, I was gobsmacked. Pinterest is awesome lol

  10. Bella

    January 13th, 2019 at 07:47

    I’ve done or do pretty much all of these! I’m way too nervous or scared to do stuff, like starting a newsletter. I have ideas and plans for one, but I can’t figure out how to use Mailchimp and for some reason I’d prefer to not do it at all instead of doing it slightly wrong. You’ve inspired me to give it a go though, so who knows what will happen!

    Bella x

  11. Eva@UrbanWheelz

    January 13th, 2019 at 14:10

    Great advice, superb! Thanks!
    Eva @ http://www.urbanwheelz.co.uk

  12. Honestly Holly

    January 14th, 2019 at 10:36

    Mailing list & affiliating are my biggest mistakes but they’re on my to-do list for this quarter of the year!
    Holly | http://www.honestlyholly23.com

  13. Elin

    January 15th, 2019 at 13:32

    I can definitely relate to so many of these! I really want to start a newsletter this year but I’m struggling a little with Mailchimp’s accessibility and I need to map out what kind of content I want to write about in it, hopefully it’ll all come together soon! Loved this xx

    Elin | https://myblurredworld.com

  14. Lucy At Home

    January 17th, 2019 at 20:58

    This post brought a smile to my face – so many similarities between your journey and mine. I definitely need to work more on my mailing list – that’s one of my goals for 2019, and a bigger focus on Pinterest is another one.

    But the good news is, someone decided this is the best post they’ve read all week and so they chose to add it to the BlogCrush linky for you. Hurray! Feel free to bob over and collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge #blogcrush

  15. Zoe

    January 18th, 2019 at 18:44

    I love this – it definitely given me a spur on to get going with my grand mailing list plans.

  16. chickenruby

    January 21st, 2019 at 10:13

    Oh I don’t pay attention to any of the above, despite people approaching me to say I should be doing more, but for whose benefit? I choose not to do many review and paid for pieces on my blog as it takes a way what my blog is for, but I get approached through my blog on a regular basis tio produce content for other sites which suits me #blogcrush

  17. Annabel

    January 23rd, 2019 at 23:32

    Thank you for putting all of this info together in one post. There are so many so called ‘professionals’ out there that profess to know what will make a blog successful and yet I have learned more reading your post. You have real and valuable experience. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Lauren B

    March 3rd, 2019 at 13:32

    I’ve been wanting to make a mailing list in forever, but I always seem to struggle with what to include. But I’m getting more and more tempted by the day, but I may need to focus on finding a niche for me first?

    I think it’s good when people say the things they’ve done wrong, it shows that you aren’t trying to promote your coaching without having seen the more negative sides first!

    Lauren 🙂 x

  19. Ciara

    March 10th, 2019 at 21:41

    Wow, love this! As a newbie blogger this has really inspired me! I tried to access the SEO guide but the link was broken? Thanks

  20. Nia

    March 21st, 2019 at 23:00

    I started my blog this week so this blog post is INVALUABLE for me so thank you 🙂

    Going to go back through it again tomorrow and read all the linked blogs too!

    Perfect timing.

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