5 Popular Blogging Tips Bloggers Should Never Follow

Although there is some amazing advice out there for bloggers here are some pieces of advice I’ve heard often that don’t really work- at least not for me.

Tags– A lot of sites tell you to be very specific with your tags like instead of “food” tag it “lasagna” or “sandwich” but in my opinion this is a really bad idea for multiple reasons. First of all there are a huge number of people who would be interested in food or larger topics in general compared to the number of people interested in a specific thing. By being specific you are losing a lot of traffic. Furthermore, more people are likely to search a general topic on search engines like food rather then a specific one and so again you would be losing traffic.

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Niche- A lot of people advice that you stick to one or a minimum amount of topics on your blog but in my opinion you can do a lot of topics and still get a good following/traffic. You just need to plan yourself out properly and make sure your blog isn’t just a mess of random posts. Using multiple topics can help bring a lot of people interested in different things on your blog rather than those who would follow it from just one topic.

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Titles– Using a catchy and unique title is great sometimes but a lot of times there are titles that are more likely to get traffic like “how-to’s” and “top 10’s”. Sometimes sticking to these titles does help increase traffic especially from search engines.

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Topics- Even though it is a good idea to do more popular topics sometimes it really works in your favour to do something unique because you never know people might love it. Although a lot of people say that you should write on popular topics especially if you are blogging to earn money I think trying something unique would be worth it sometimes and may actually increase the popularity of your blog.

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Comments- Even though you should comment and interact on others blogs saying nothing and just leaving a link to your blog or a post on your blog is just annoying and less likely to bring you traffic or followers. Instead try to be genuine and show interest in their post and this will help bring traffic to your blog.

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174 thoughts on “5 Popular Blogging Tips Bloggers Should Never Follow

  1. My blog is about children book reviews, art, crafts, songs, and fingerplays. Everything is centered around the book theme. I started my blog title with the name of the book I was reviewing. I changed it to a Theme instead. My target has been mothers, dads, and teachers. I think pinterest brings most people to my blog but I’m not sure.

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  2. Absolutely! Another great way to create interest in your blog (as well give shout outs to others!) is to go to a site like http://www.quora.com and search for questions related to what you write about. You can share your opinions and expertise there (genuinely being helpful) and put the link to your blog in your signature. You don’t really need to go into detail about your own content, just be super helpful and offer your thoughts and advice to the person asking the question you address and, if they really appreciate it and find your response insightful, they’ll check you out themselves! Not my own tip, but one I picked up from various other bloggers. See how that works? 🙂

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  3. Hiii! Amazing post and you are right, I’m new in the “blogging world”, and in some websites, I saw some recommendations and that is supposed that would help, but is almost the same. Thanks for sharing 😀

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  4. Yes, these are really good tips. I agree–tags that are too specific won’t do much good. I wouldn’t search “lasagna.” Ha. That made me laugh. And I’m glad to hear someone say you don’t have to have a niche. General interest blogs are great.

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  5. That last portion about people only leaving their links is so true. It happens so many times on youtube, people just trying to get subscribers/followers. I think it would be much better to have 10 genuine followers than 100 fake ones.

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  6. Ooh the first one is something I have trouble with. I LOVE tagging posts with just one specific word, so I’m gonna try your tip lol!
    I 100% agree with the comments. Sometimes I don’t even respond to people who leave boring comments where I can tell they didn’t read my post or care I guess. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you and hope the tagging thing works. As tempting as it is it’s better to go with something less specific.
      I hate when people leave comments with just a link or something like great post check out my blog. Like that’s super annoying.

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  7. Good advice. As far as tags go, I’ve gone back and forth with tags. I used to put tons of specific tags in, then a coworker told me it doesn’t help with search engines, it just makes it easier for people on your site to click on a tag and find all the other stuff you’ve posted with that tag. Now, I’m not an SEO guru so make of that what you will – I definitely need to do more research.

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    1. Yeah I think I agree it usually makes it harder for people to get to your blog when using a search engine. But do your research for sure because different people use different tags helpful!

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  8. I’ve recently published posts written around a single topic and they’ve been popular because, lol ‘who knows the reason why?’ Otherwise I write whatever floods my imagination that day, which could be cooking food, walking the dog or writing about sex with women I know….…….… 😀 ‘you pays your money and makes your choice.

    (A great posting btw PoojaG.)

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  9. That’s interesting about the tags. I usually have general: photography, writing, paranormal romance, books, but then specific related to the photos I share: cardinal, sunrise, etc. I’ll have to see if a more general term like bird would be better. 🙂 If you look at some sites like DeviantArt, the tags are more general.

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  10. Picking a niche when blogging really narrows your scope and I think could be really dangerous. Unless you’re Sheldon cooper and you love trains and only trains… I think picking a niche would be tough. I totally loved reading this post. Thank you for your words.

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    1. Thank you so much and I actually really like reading blogs with multiple niches because they’re super fun and there’s something new everyday. Not saying that Fun With Flags isn’t great 😂

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  11. I like the way you asked for people to connect on social media. I have the tags available, but I don’t ask people to use them. Looks classy, nice work.

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    1. Not at all but make sure you check the limit of how many tags you can use because if you use too many tags WordPress will mark your post as spam and it won’t show on the tags section.

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