January 1, 2013

Blogging Tips from Bloggers for You to Blog Better

Now let me start this brand new year saying "HAPPY, HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR" to you and your family :) I'm pretty excited about the new year as I have many different goals to accomplish and I believe it's same for you too, even it could be in so many different levels. I know many of bloggers who follow the ethical blogging approach always as they don't use blogging just to be successful in their lives though it's a part of their business or online business. It doesn't mean they all had the right mindset when they start blogging, but the best part is now they are having the right attitude after being through many circumstances which even someone can't imagine. Do you have the right attitude in blogging?

What is Your Attitude?

There could be different reasons why you have started blogging. It could be to help others, just for fun, to impress someone, to earn money, just because someone told you to or you name others ;) Anyway, whatever it is, what matters now is that "YOU ARE A BLOGGER". Bloggers have different personalities and there's no duplicates in real blogging even you have been copying someone else's content. Simply, you can't be SOMEONE ELSE, so don't be.

We tend to do things wrong in blogging at some points, and next time or after several times, we may learn how to do them right ourselves or with the help of someone else. No expert will be there where they stand now without being a novice at the beginning. Always believe in yourself 'cause you can only follow someone's advice but not someone's life. If you tend to follow someone's life to be him or her, follow by learning the mistakes of that person not following the exact style. Be YOU always.

Bloggers Inspiring Bloggers

There are awesome bloggers around us, no matter they are novices or experts as someone call. Why don't we just learn from the bloggers around us for a moment? Not only by what they write on their blogs, but through their real-life moments. I can't help it and I need friends all the time to live the life I love. So I reached my lovely blogging friends and just asked a simple question from them like I did in one of my previous posts - How to Get Your Comments Approved. The question was,

"What is the best blogging tip you have learnt from your mistakes?"

I know with the Christmas season my friends could have been so busy out there. However I'd like to present all the wonderful tips I've got from my generous blogging friends and some were attached with their personal experiences too. Anyway, I didn't cut down any of them, instead I was amazed by the way they dealt with the question and different kind of opinions of them. So I'm revealing all they have shared with me, in the exact order I've got them. Let's learn from bloggers, from their unforgettable moments. This is the best part of the post and why not, start connecting with these 20+ interesting bloggers to be inspired in this year and to make it more wonderful and successful in blogging :) Just hover your mouse over the name and add to your Google+ circle rightaway.

+Daniel Sumner

I guess a great tip would be NOT to go it alone! We all need community around use to help us grow! Don't be selfish and not share content across your community.

+Claude Nougat

It perhaps most important is NOT to talk about myself. Even indirect selling of one's product doesn't seem to work; the posts that have been most successful are those that have content that is directly useful to your readers!

+Milind Shrivastava

Enjoy what you write and write for the readers, not search engines and make sure to split your time in between writing and connecting with the audience.

+Jon Whiting

I think the biggest thing I have noticed is that if you don't post regularly and consistently, people don't stick around. When looking at pageviews and other stats on my blog, pageviews drop dramatically during times when I went two or three weeks with out posting.

And during one stretch I went almost two months without posting... I thought that was going to be the end of my blog. But with steady posting, and constant networking I've been able to bring some people back and attract some new readers as well.

+Frank Woodman Jr

I think that the best tip I've had is that a blog without readers isn't going anywhere so you have to address getting followers and readers as much as you address content. We all give lip service to doing that but only a few really work on a plan and then implement it.

But blogging is like any other social media activity dependent on how many "followers" or "friends" you have. So content, site development, etc are important but a blog with lots of visitors and comments even with only general quality content is better than a blog with outstanding content and no readers.

+Sue Neal

I started out doing a blog on internet marketing, but never felt too comfortable with it. I've been much happier since I settled on the 'writing' niche - so, particularly if you're aiming to set up an authority-site type of blog, I'd say it's important to have a genuine interest in your subject - The more passionate you are about it, the better.

You don't necessarily need to be a great expert when you start out - but if you're not (I'm certainly no writing expert - still learning the craft as we speak!) you need to be honest about that and make it clear you're going to be sharing as you learn. Whatever your level of expertise, I think you need to have a desire to learn about the subject and share your knowledge with others.

+Sylviane Nuccio

I've learned that blogging in your own bubble doesn't work. I've learned that a blog is a platform where other bloggers and online marketers meet together each week and offer their feedbacks and inputs in the comment area.

Such back and forth discussion, in turn, attracts more new comers to the your blog and even helps your blog rank higher.

This does a snowball effect, and then, even encourage the blogger himself or herself to write more and more valuable articles always challenging themselves to go above and beyond.

As long as I didn't understand that, my blogs were going nowhere, but it started changing rapidly when I did.

+Lisa Buben

Too short posts (Under 300 words) and not starting or staying with same blog format (Blogger, WordPress etc.)

+Praveen Rajarao

"Do not start your blog with the sole purpose of making money". I started out with that intention and I should say that every post of mine and every single update to my blog was oriented towards that. I ended signing up for every possible affiliate programs out there and every CPC networks with zero revenue for a year.

When I took stock of what I had achieved with my blog at the end of a year, I realized that I earned many good friends (virtual) who were there reading my articles and appreciating my hardwork. That is what made me change my blog focus towards writing and contributing posts rather than monetizing.

+Carolyn Nicander Mohr

My lesson was: Don't mess with coding if you don't know what you're doing! Ask someone to help who knows how to code.

As far as writing articles goes, I would say, don't worry about what topic you think will get you lots of traffic. Write about what you think will help someone. If an article helps someone then you have written a valuable article.

I am constantly surprised by my traffic. Articles I think won't get much traffic will be very popular, usually because people were helped by the content.

+Margarita Slavkova

The biggest thing I learned is that I don't have to know in order to start doing that. Before I wanted everything to be perfect. Now I just write it. Always making sure that it is valuable to readers.

Also, when I write, I focus on my serving others, not on myself not being perfect.

+Chathu Perera

Earlier I shared some articles which I collect from my inbox, with my blogger friends. But later I realize, as a personal blogger, It's better to write my own thoughts. Because it's not suitable for my blog or my personality. And I know, readers of my blog expecting to read my thoughts, not the things I copied from somewhere.

If I do so, they can't trust me. They can't guarantee whether the thoughts which I share is mine or not. So I think it's better to share my natural feelings and thoughts, and gaining trust of my readers, by becoming/showing who I am. Then people will love to read them. That's what I learnt from my mistakes and I like to recommend this to other personal bloggers too.

+Roz Bennetts

I think it would be to make sure that posts are fun with videos and pictures and interesting for people top read rather than just text.

+Vidya Sury

The best blogging tip I have learned from my mistakes is - always write the post on the hard disk in a text file and THEN copy it to the Blogger editor because the autosave does not always work. When the browser sometimes freezes, and we reload the page, the post is gone. No draft. And it kills if it was one of those mega posts!

Another thing - if commenting on Blogger blogs, and if it is a long comment, always copy the comment before publishing - because once you choose profile, the page refreshes and there's no comment there. Gone. And it is so painful to think you've got to rewrite the comment. If by chance you publish comment and there's an error message, the comment has disappeared into cyberspace.

Yet another learning point: When using Publish this on Blogger from Picasa on your computer, remember only the picture gets saved in Google+ albums. Your post is lost. I lost 8 posts I saved to drafts from there.

+Jess Brown

I believe that would be to do keyword research. In the beginning, I wasn't doing that and no one was finding my blog. So I learned that I MUST do this no matter what.

+Jan Bierens

The best thing I have learnt from my own mistakes is "Do not be afraid to make a mistake". When you start blogging you want everything to be perfect and it needs making mistakes to get better at blogging. Not only at blogging mind you...

So not being afraid to MAKE mistakes is the best lesson I learned from making mistakes.

+Vanita Cyril

Never let anyone convince you you're not good enough. If blogging makes you happy... Go for it. Being happy and enjoying it... What's important.

+Sapna Kumari

There was a tip from one of the blogger that the biggest platform for blogging is WordPress, I at time was developing my website in asp.net, I have still some page in asp.net. Thank God I switched over to WP and saved my life otherwise I would have kept coding for every feature that WP is providing as Plugin.

+Corinne Rodrigues

The best blogging tip I've learned is to respond to comments - although it's an area I'm still working on.

+Harleena Singh

Though I am still learning every single day, but what I've learnt from my mistakes is to prioritize your work. Blogging is a full-time job that requires your undivided attention and patience, but then so is your family and other things. There was a time when I was blogging and doing other things more than looking after my kid's and family, which I regret.

It all does come down to time-management, and cutting yourself off from the social media and other distractions. Work when you have to work without any kind of distractions, and close everything when you need to be with your loved ones. If you are able to do this, you can create a beautiful balance between work and family, and enjoy your blogging too.

+Carol Lynn Rivera

I learned that you have to keep testing your forms to make sure they're working. For example, we had a contact form once that was accidentally set only to accept a certain number of submissions. So once we hit that number, the form shut down. I never even noticed until much later, so who knows how many people tried to contact me and couldn't? Test your email submission forms, too.

In fact, just recently I discovered that one of my subscribe forms wasn't working - of course it was the one right in the middle of my home page! It's a good thing I caught it because I have no idea how many subscriptions I missed, or how many more I might have missed. So keep testing... over and over, on a regular schedule, even if you think something is working.

Sometimes things stop working. Especially when it comes to blogging, you go through a lot of effort to get people to contact you and to subscribe, so it's a wasted effort if you're losing those opportunities.

+Barry Wells

Check every comment before approving them because track back spam and malware sites can cause you loads of headaches. Not to mention the time it takes to find and remove the offenders.

Just because someone comments on your site and praises your writing doesn't mean they have your best interests in mind. Always always check your comments until you know the person leaving them properly.

+Adrienne Smith

Remain consistent with the daily action steps that will bring results. Consistency is the key and most people get frustrated after one week or even one month when they aren't seeing the results they had hoped for. Just like with driving traffic to your site or even building up your comments. This all takes time and trust me, it will be worth it in the end.

+Donna Merrill

When I first started to blog, I didn't join any groups, tribes or communities. Once I started joining them, the reciprocity of comments and going back to comment on them were amazing. That's why I named my blog DonnaMerrillTribe, after I read a book by Seth Godin.

+Maureen H

I've made a lot of mistakes blogging and being friends with blogging experts really help me learning. (Big shout out to Vanita Cyril!). My biggest mistake was when I transferred my hosting company, my Google PR rank disappeared. I ignored it thinking it's not a big deal. Well two years later? My old blog didn't show up on Google search. Thankfully, Vanita was able to help me out and now my new domain have a Google PR rank. Don't under estimate Google PR Rank even when at first they don't sounds very significant.

I'm Thankful. Do You?

I'm really glad I asked them. Personally, I've found many great tips here for me to follow in this new year. I'm thankful for everyone who contributed this post with their awesome tips and stories behind them. Without their contribution, this would have been just another post I guess :) Wouldn't you agree?

I strongly believe this will be a helpful post for bloggers to learn and start with a fresh motive in this year to embrace change and improve their blogging experience without going to dead ends.

One simple thought in my mind for you is that just think about what we can do as a WHOLE rather than an INDIVIDUAL in this year :) You have a blog and mostly you alone manage it. It's perfectly alright. Join hands and start cooperating more in this year thinking outside the box. Engage with relevant people and build your authority outside your blog :)

Now, let me know, what tips you would love to follow in this year? :) You have been wondering like me after going through all the tips they have shared here?

If you have a tip you have learnt that haven't mentioned above, I'm inviting you to join the discussion and mention them in your comments. Let's help guide bloggers to the right direction as we can.

Awesome! Thanks for coming by and taking your time to read this post :) I hope you have learnt something today. Now you can share it with your friends and I'd love to hear from you too.

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Brenda Lee said...

This is beautiful and some very helpful tips by some pro-bloggers. I hope that beginners and the pro's will head the advice of those above, including yourself. Simply fabulous Mayura!

Adrienne said...

What a great post Mayura and Happy New Year! Wow, it's already the 1st day of the new year for you. Don't you love connecting with people all over the world?

Great advice from some great bloggers. Sorry I didn't get your message the first time and I ended up toward the bottom of your list. Just the same, I enjoyed reading what everyone else recommended too.

Thank you for sharing this with us and here is wishing you a fabulous new year! May it be your best one ever.


sapna said...

HI Mayura

GREAT GREAT GREAT......You are truly giving back to the community in real sense. This is what we are always looking for.......the greatest tips of great bloggers(MINUS ME)

You rock Mayura.

Thanks for this great information.


Lisa Buben said...

Great post Mayura, thanks for including my short and sweet one :) Many great tips here - really like that one that we are not an island, you have proven that to us. And consistency is so important. Hope your 2013 is prosperous year and a happy one!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Brenda,

Absolutely dear :) Either expert or novice, they have their own story, no? I've taken advices I haven't been following and applying them in this new year. I hope you will and let's make this year the best of everything :)

Thanks for coming over and sharing your thoughts on this post Brenda :)

Enjoy your week in this brand new year :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you so much for being generous to share your wonderful tip here and I believe blogging folks will follow and make this year the best in blogging :)

Owh yeah dear ;) It's already there and we have been having fun with fireworks to welcome New Year. I think still you have to wait few hours there for yours, no? :)

Absolutely I love connecting with people all around the World Adrienne and you know the power of building relationships :) Thankful for you there. I'm enjoying the community dear.

Oh nothing to worry Adrienne, it's the fault of Facebook :) We have more to learn from each others. Glad you enjoyed reading other tips shared here too dear :)

Let's enjoy the new year and make it best Adrienne :)

Have a fabulous week there :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Sapna,

Ohw no dear... No "Minus Me" :) Everyone has something to learn from, especially from experience. No matter expert or novice.

I know folks now tend to start with an available platform but I think still someone there with no idea where to go :) I hope they will find your tip helpful and save their precious time.

Thank you so much for sharing your tip here and I believe you will have the best year of blogging with talking wonderful tips here :)

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts on this one dear :)

Have a wonderful week in the New Year Sapna :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Lisa,

Thank you so much for your contribution here and I really believe bloggers take it into account when they blogging in this New Year Lisa :)

Ha ha... I know what you mean Lisa :) Short and sweet but very helpful. I was amazed by all the inputs of bloggers and didn't wanna take out only the core, so I published what they have shared with me :)

Do you feel it Lisa? :) We are surrounded by wonderful people and let's take that spirit throughout this year and make it, not 2x or 3x but 10x successful with the community :) Consistency matters and else you know what will happen before we go 6 years, no?

Thanks for coming by and adding more value here with your comment Lisa :)

Have a fantastic week in this New Year :)


Lisa Buben said...

Yes, it is amazing how we have grown over the past year Mayura. If you look back you can see the difference.

Mayura De Silva said...

Ohw yeah Lisa, I've been thinking about it when the time I finalize this post :) You remeber early days, nah? Just random visits and all. Don't know much people online. Now it's time to grow with all loving friends and community while giving more to 'em.


Vidya Sury said...

Collaborative posts are very interesting with learning points for all. Very nice post and kudos to you for putting it together with so many wonderful bloggers. By the way, Mayura, when you asked me the question - I understood it as specific to Blogger. :-) Thank you for the mention. Happy 2013 to you!

Donna Merrill said...

Hi Mayura!

What a wonderful way to give thanks! You are a true go-giver my friend and I am so glad we have met.

I know some of the bloggers here and they are ethical, consistent and have great content. Now, I have to visit your other friends because if you recommend them they have to be good!
Thanks for including me, I am honored!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Vidya,

Thank you so much for contributing with your wonderful tips and why not, they are the safety tips here ;)

Okay... Okay... Now I know what you gonna imply Vidya ;) But if you didn't get it that way how could I learn something I didn't know about Picasa and other two tips are still valid for other blog platforms too if more memory occupied or interfere with scripts on browser :) Now I'm really glad you shared 'em with me and they gonna help a lot here.

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts about this post Vidya :)

Have a fabulous week in 2013 ;)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Donna,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful tips and personally, I've found many interesting bloggers to hangout following your tip alone dear :) I can't stop, I just love to interact with more.

I'm so glad I met you in 2012 too Donna and there's no doubt about that :) As I believe everyone here are givers in different ways and their blogs are truely giving away wonderful information. I think here we have more mutual friends but I hope you will love to hang out with others you don't know too dear. They are just awesome :)

Ha ha... If I find opinions of my friends, I never forget to reach you Donna :) So you are here.

Thanks for coming over and sharing your views about this post dear :)

You have a wonderful week in this New Year :)


Neamat Tawadrous said...

Hi Mayura,

What a great post with all the tips from those seasoned bloggers. As a new blogger myself, I have to say I find these tips very helpful. I can see myself doing most of the mistakes mentioned and now I have to use their advice and work to correct them.

Thanks a lot for such a wonderful post Mayura. Thanks for caring and sharing your heart out to the blogging community. You are awesome.

Wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year full of success!

Be Blessed,


Sue Neal said...

What a FANTASTIC post, Mayura - a great collaborative effort, which has produced a huge variety of tips from which I'm sure we can all learn something - the one about copying your comment before you post it is a great idea, I've had a few frustrating experiences when I've 'lost' a fairly lengthy comment, which is infuriating. I'm also grateful for Barry's tip about checking comments carefully to avoid trackback spam - really great advice.

Thank you so much for going to so much trouble to collect all these tips - amazing - a top notch post!


Jess Brown said...

Hi Mayura,

I really loved this post!! All the tips everyone shared are so very helpful! It's interesting to read what people came up with for their responses. There are so many I'd like to implement myself, some of them are in my 2013 plans!

And what an inspiring message you have! My favorite part is when you said to think about what we can do as a whole rather than an individual. If we all work together the possibilities are endless no matter what our backgrounds are!

Again, Mayura, this is a really great post! I just love your blog! Thank you!

Happy New Year!


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Neamat,

I consider myself still a newbie too dear :) But together, we can create a much better source of knowledge. As like you find 'em helpful, I did too. I'm applying some of them already and added to my list in this year. I hope all the conribution here will change someone's life and guide to the right pathway.

I believe you will follow and inspire others with much more success in this year Neamat :) Yes, we all can do that. I'm glad you find it very helpful and we wouldn't grow without our community, no dear? :)

Thanks for coming and sharing your views about the collaborative post dear :)

Wish you a Happy and Prosporous New Year too dear :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you so much for your contribution here with your blogging tips and I believe blogging folks take your points to be successful now on dear :)

Absolutely there are veriety of tips touching different aspects and see everyone has a story :) If I write only about myself here, it would be just another post I guess. So I thought with all your help I can make it excellent and expose interesting bloggers to the visitors too :)

Vidya said it rightly and I usually copy my comment before submit :) Mostly we can't oversee technical issues so better be ready, no? :) Barry know it well how spammers can ruin your reputation Sue. His tip is another must follow one to save our home online :)

Thanks for coming over and sharing your valuable thoughts Sue :)

Have a wonderful week in this New Year :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Jess,

That's really true dear :) If someone take at least one point here, now he/she's investing more time for success in this year. I really amazed by all the tips and though I follow some already, I have more to take into account :) I believe you will love to implement ones here and now we are heading to success with 'em all.

That's one simple thing I just wanted to say for everyone Jess :) I know we all have different plans and individual goals, but I've found that we can grow much better by hanging out with right people and with more cooperation. If I'm lying about that, you can see this post itself, no? :)

You are very true there :) Possibilities will be endless with the presence of everyone. Let's make it true and grow success in this year by, what you say 2x or 3x? No let's go for 10x :)

Thanks for coming by and adding value here with your thoughts Jess :)

Happy New Year to you too dear :)


Chathu Perera said...

Hi Mayura,

This is a really a great post! :) Now I feel how much we learn from each others! ;) Sharing each others ideas make really a friendly and valuable community. Isn't it? :) Thanks for this post dear. And wish you a successful New Year! :)

Harleena Singh said...

Wow Mayura! What an awesome post indeed!

Sorry that I'm a little late in getting here, and you know the reason why too. :)

But I'm glad am here now and I simply loved the idea of having so many wonderful bloggers to learn from, which is wonderful indeed. I think learning from each other is the best way to learn, and here is where collaboration comes in that you mentioned as well. Oh yes...I always do copy my comments before publishing the comment - a force of habit with me now because I learnt that from my earlier mistakes. And yes, never play with the codes - I always do stay away from them too. I guess I am doing most of the things mentioned here, but it's a pleasure to go through all of these.

Thanks so much for sharing these with us, and of course for mentioning my blogging tip too, which I feel people with families would be able to relate with more. :)

Wishing you much joy and success in this year :)

Pauline said...

Hi Mayura
Wow what a great post, you have shared some really great bloggers and their tips, I will be going through them again and again to learn more, we can always find something new to learn can't we?
Thanks for sharing these tips with your readers.
Hope 2013 will be a good year for you.

Sylviane Nuccio said...

This made a fantastic post Mayura!

Sorry for not having come here earlier. I really enjoyed your introduction and what all those bloggers shared. It's like a little encyclopedia of goodies right here!

Also, thank you so much for asking me to share my thoughts.

Have a wonderful year, Mayura!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Chathu,

Thank you so much for your contribution 'cause though you are new to blogging I'm really glad you are catching up ethics quickly and following the right path :)

Deinitely we all can learn even a simplest thing from their experiences not to trap in mistakes dear :) I'm really glad I asked all of you to make such a value added post. You are very true indeed. It help grow with the community as a whole :) That's my thought at last, think about what we can do as a whole this year :)

Thanks for coming over and sharing your thoughts Chathu :)

Wish you back a very successful New Year too dear :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Harleena,

Thank you so much for your contribution dear and I know that's really a something to think about as we all run after the success :) Let's think as a whole with family as the part of our success in this year :)

Ah no problemo and I know how it goes with you as this is New Year with family and friends around dear :)

That's WOW and I'm amazed too with responses dear :) It's nothing to surprise if they are just gibberish that no one can relate, but these are happened to bloggers and possibility always there for everyone. I really love that all our contribution made so valuable post dear.

Learning from each other and collaborative approach has higher tendency to be successful Harleena :) It will thrive us and makes a loving community too. As you tend to do lengthy comments, then you don't wanna start over due to technical difficulties, right? :) Copying comment is make it safe and save time. Ha ha... Codes are things to aware of, but if you have a dummy blog you can play and learn something new in this year Harleena :)

Success alone is not a sacrifice if our family is left alone. Ins't it? :) That's a top priority. We always need to remember where we came from if we wanna truely be successful, no Harleena? :) It's the spirit and success with happiness which takes time.

Thanks for coming over and adding more value sharing your thoughts about this collaborative post Harleena :)

Wishing you much success and happiness in this year too :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Pauline,

Absolutely dear :) We can always learn if we need to learn othewise it will be just few words or text of a person. Isn't it?

As you are, I will be going through 'em again and again, and they are inspiring me too Pauline :) You can see how many interesting bloggers around us who generous enough too, no? Let's make this year much more successful with the thought in mind to grow with people and community around dear :)

Thanks for coming by and sharing your views about this post Pauline :)

Wishing you much success and happiness in 2013 for you too dear :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Sylviane,

Thank you so much for your contribution to make this a wonderful post with more value dear :) Without all your generous and wonderful thoughts, I couldn't do much better.

Ah... We all have busy times and it's alrighty Sylviane :) I'm sure these tips of you all are gonna save someone and get them to right track to be successful. Even I have to learnt more and gonna implement this year. I'm amazed with the Power of People and it's really true we all can grow and be rich in what we do with all the people around :) Let's make it true and grow more in this year Sylviane.

Ha ha... I like it. Let's call it a little Encyclopedia then :)

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts about this collaborative post dear :)

Wishing you a wonderful year with much more success too Sylviane :)


Corinne Rodrigues said...

Some great tips here, @MayuraDeSilva:disqus. Fantastic idea for a post. Thanks for the mention.

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Corinne,

Thank you so much for your contribution for this post dear :) Hope you are now following it aleardy.

I hope bloggers who don't think of replying to comments take it and improve in this year :)

Thanks for coming by and sharing your views about this one Corinne :)

Have a wonderful week in this 2013 :)


Claude Nougat said...

Excellent post, Mayura, I hadn't realized you'd ask so many people - very interesting to see the diverse reactions and suggestions! Though I think what comes out most is the importance of unique content and the advantages in cooperating with others.

Well done and Happy New Year!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Claude,

Thank you so much for your contribution here and I believe bloggers would be much more concentrate about their readers with your tip dear :)

Ha ha... I think either novice or expert, they are learning from mistakes everyday Claude :) So asking from 'em wasn't a bad thing, no? I'm amazed with all reactions and suggestions as I've never thought about some aspects never before.

I really believe all our efforts here will help bloggers make this year a best year for 'em Cluade :) We all are part of it and started by giving others.

Thanks for coming by and sharing your views about the collaborative post dear :)

Have a Very Happy New Year too Claude :)


Sue Price said...

Hi Mayura

What a great post and there are some excellent tips in there. We all do find our way as we start out blogging and I am sure we all have done things we would later change.

I hope many new bloggers find this post as it will be very helpful for them. I love the blogging community and it is critical to be a part of one.

Thanks for this post Mayura.


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely dear :) Everyone has their own story to help learn us all, no? I had no idea of some tips shared here by blogging friends and I believe it's a great way to learn as they are based on real-life experiences.

I'll second that Sue :) Let's believe the bloggers who are following dead ends make use of this post to get onto right path and to be more alert while being on their journey dear :)

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts about this collaborative post Sue :)

I'm grateful to Adrienne for helping us connect. I'm glad we did :)

Have a GREAT weekend in this New Year dear :)


Ilka Flood said...

What an awesome post, Mayura, and such insightful comments as well.

I especially loved Carolyn Nicander's comment. I agree about not worrying what topic to write about as long as it is helpful to someone. I have had the same experiences in the past where I thought that posts wont get much traffic and then I was surprised that they did. Some of those turned out to be my most popular blog posts. Go figure!

I also agree with Adrienne...Consistency is key!

Great wisdom! Thanks for sharing it!


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Ilka,

Isn't it wonderful that how generous these bloggers are dear? :) They have gone through those mistakes and now sending message to everyone out there to prevent 'em and achieve success by following right pathway, at least from this New Year :)

I'm totally agree with Carolyn too dear :) I've been posting what I've been learning and when I get questions from readers. Sometimes they are not related to readers coming by regularly but they helped someone out there. However people now obsesses with SEO and killer content. Well, Let 'em figure out ;)

No matter what, consistency plays a major role too dear. Readers expecting it, no? :)

Thanks for coming over and sharing your thoughts after reading through all the tips Ilka :)

You have a fabulous week dear :)


Dan Black said...

Great points and reminders. I think even seasoned bloggers need a reminder every once in a while about the foundational or basic blogging principles. I have found a community of people who read and engage in the discussion to be very valuable. This post is full of wisdom!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Dan,

Now real blogging mistakes are real deal rather than an opinion, isn't it mate? :) I've made changes to my blogging journey through the tips I find everyday and here it's a huge resource. Learning has no end, never :)

You are absolutely right Dan :) A reminder is always good 'cause we are human being resistant to change naturally. I hope you would love to meet them and build connection with interesting bloggers mention in the post too. Indeed it's a full of wisdom due to wonderful contribution of everyone :)

Thanks for coming over and sharing your thoughts about the blogging tips here Dan :)


Dan Black said...

I look forward to connecting and building relationships with some of your readers. I love a community of people who are growing and sharpening each other.

Glad to be apart of your community:)

Mayura De Silva said...

I'm sure you would love the interaction Dan :) The right people are matters to our success journey.

Thanks for being part of the community mate :)


Dan Black said...

So true:)