GirlGI | Girl Gone International GirlGI Issue 4 - Page 49

7 BLOGGING BADDIES 1 Negativity Not ever yone will love your blog. Some readers may even let you know by leaving a negative comment. Be able to take each one with a grain of salt and focus on the positive feedback. 2 Blogging out of anger While it can be therapeutic to write ‘in the moment’ do not mistake your public blog for a personal diar y. 3 Copying While it can be inspiring to see what others are writing about, be careful not to plagiarise. Keep your content original. 4 Not sourcing images If you post an image that is not yours you need to credit the original source. Contact the source and ask for permission to use their content. 5 Too much in a post Tr y to make sure your posts do not exceed an 800 word count. Most readers are scanners. Likewise, too many photographs might encourage a reader to move on. 6 Not being personal Readers like to relate to bloggers they follow. Avoid being too formal and give your readers your point of view. Be personable and star t building a connection with your readers. 7 Comparing and judging Don’t judge your blog’s progress to another in terms of numbers of comments. These are easy ways to lose your focus and fall out of love with blogging.