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SNM067: 8 Common WordPress Mistakes New Bloggers Make

I make mistakes with this blog all the time.

I am constantly striving to improve my blog and give you a better experience.  I crank out five podcasts a week, but that’s not nearly enough.

I have over 100 blog posts already started that I haven’t finished or published.

There is a huge backlog.

Having a backlog is no excuse.

I have recently changed my entire site infrastructure, improved my backup solution and even set up systems to speed up the website.

But I still am not close to where I want this blog to be.

My current project is about blog post enjoyability.

I have changed how I format my blog posts to make them more social media friendly.

Have you noticed the new style of blog post image?

In the past, I have been lazy with my image sizing.  I need to go back and resize every blog post image and add new text.

This will make the entire blog flow much better.

Content writing is the easiest part.

I can write blog posts with my eyes closed, but now the world is changing and I’m becoming a dinosaur.


I know all the steps to take to make this blog awesome, but it’s very time-consuming.

It can be overwhelming.

That’s why it’s ok to go back and improve your blog over and over and over again.

I’m always trying to improve your experience.

In the same way, you want to continually grow and improve your work online.

I am pretty successful, but there is still more mountain to climb.

In today’s episode, I cover some of the key mistakes that most new bloggers make and how you can quickly correct them.

Key Points:

  1. Start improving your site now
  2. Don’t go plugin crazy
  3. Backup your site immediately

Resources Mentioned:

Breaking Orbit

Serve No Master on Amazon

Most other links can be found in my TOOLBOX


Send in your questions to podcast [at] servenomaster [dot] com

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1 thought on “SNM067: 8 Common WordPress Mistakes New Bloggers Make”

  1. Great article, and while I knew most of these tips there are a still a few I didn’t know about. One thing I see on some new (and maybe even older) WordPress site is people don’t disable/remove the meta admin widget from their sidebar. No reader/viewer/client/customer, etc needs to see a link for you to log into your WordPress dashboard when they got to your site. That tab is completely useless (just go to yoursite.com/wp-admin) and should be removed as soon as your site is active.

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