5 common blogging mistakes beginner bloggers make

And what to do instead

Eleanor Annay
5 min readMar 2, 2022


It’s hard enough getting into blogging, but when you also have to learn how to do it right as well — it can be too much to take on. That’s why I decided to write this post. I want to reach out and help any aspiring bloggers who are looking for guidance in their journey. After all, no one got good at something overnight, so if you are feeling discouraged about making a slew of beginner blogging mistakes — fear not!

I know how blogging for the first time can be both rewarding and frustrating. There are a lot of roadblocks that arise when you start out and seldom do they come in the shape of money.

There are many blogging tips available on the internet. But not all of them are worth your time. So, I’ve decided to share with you what mistakes most bloggers encounter and how you can correct them.

1. Not doing enough research about platforms and hosting plans

I’m a member of several blogging groups on Facebook and every day there is a question about what platform to use and what hosting provider to choose. Or how they started on some platform and later realized it doesn’t match their needs. The same goes for hosting providers and plans.

You need to understand that most bloggers will tell you what works for them and in most cases slip you their affiliate link (nothing wrong in that, supporting others is great, but not at any cost).

My advice is to think about what exactly you want your blog to look like. You might even write down what you like about other blogs you follow, or what theme they use. It can come in handy when choosing a platform.

Most bloggers use WordPress because it’s been here for a while and that’s what they are familiar with. There are amazing blogs built on Squarespace or Showit. Also, don’t believe them when they say your blog won’t rank if not built on WordPress and that you can’t use SEO on other platforms besides WordPress.

I use WordPress because other platforms were too expensive when I started out.

When it comes to hosting make sure to compare several providers and their plans. Don’t get fooled by “you can get



Eleanor Annay

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