5 Common Blog Posting Mistakes
Considering that it is your blog posting that attracts visitors to your site it only makes sense to keep readers in mind when creating content in the first place! It is not just the content quality that keeps people coming back but also the way in which it is presented. Although you always want to give people something of interest to view you can not overlook making it easy to read!
Here are 5 common errors bloggers tend to overlook when creating content for their platform insofar as making what they composed easy to read!
If you have something to say and it requires a little more space that’s one thing but rambling on is what we’re talking about here! When creating content for your blog try to avoid large blocks of text if you can help it being this contributes to eye strain. In addition when people simply glance at blocks of text like this upon landing on your site it can easily intimidate and discourage them resulting in their leaving the page!
Lack of Imagery
The use of images or even video is a nice compliment to any post since it can help readers better visualize the points you are making. Images also help to break up the text allowing a person ‘rest’ their eyes from the strain of reading. Used correctly and not overdone imagery can even help to contribute to the content quality therefore its use is recommended!
Now the Times New Roman and the Georgia fonts may be the most boring looking fonts but they are the least offensive in terms of eye strain. Try to avoid the temptation of using some of the more unique or fancy looking fonts since they are not easy to read other than for use in headlines or titles! Be kind to your visitors eyes and they will have a more enjoyable experience when they land on your platform!
Rush to Post
When trying to maintain a frequent posting schedule or even if you are merely in a rush for whatever reason don’t forget to proof read your work. Creating content takes time and effort so it would be a shame to allow simple grammatical or spelling errors to go undetected since this tends to tarnish your efforts!
Failure to Check Sources
Sharing opinions or insights is one thing but when making a ‘declaration’ of fact be sure to check your sources! You want to build and not destroy your credibility with readers so be sure to take that one ‘extra’ step if you are unsure of your facts! The internet can easily ‘cough’ up the answer and/or confirmation for you rather quickly!
Since it is your blog posting people land on your site to see you want to be mindful of not only the content quality but also make it easy to read! It is very common for bloggers to forget how stressful viewing something on a computer screen can be on the eyes! The most common oversights made when creating content for a blog are discussed above but as you can see they are very easy to correct. Simply remember when trying to please visitors with your content quality to keep in mind the stress and strain associated with reading off a computer screen!
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