191 Seven Blogging Mistakes To Avoid In 2015

November 26, 2014

Do you find yourself dissatisfied with your blog no matter how many tweaks you've made to it?

Do you feel there's always something better than what you are currently using for your blogging business?

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Every blogger has had their own share of experiences as they try to grow their blogs. We love to try things out for our audience and see which works best for them and for us.

Even the most experienced among bloggers still do make mistakes in their search for the most effective ways to bring success to their blogs, and I'm definitely no exception.

Inside This Episode

This year was a big year for me. I stopped working full time as a professor so I could work and focus my energy on Become a Blogger, my business, and my family.


Seven Blogging Mistakes To Avoid In 2015

Since then, I have done so many things for this blog to try to let it grow to the next level.

Along with that though, I have found to have made mistakes that perhaps I would have been able to avoid with proper planning.  One of them, I realized, is I have been making things too complicated for my audience (thanks to them for voicing this out). Some of the other mistakes are as follows:

  • I made too many declarations.
  • I wasn’t consistent.
  • I didn’t plan as well as I should.
  • I do a terrible job at tracking my finances.
  • I tried to cut corners and do work myself that I shouldn't have done.
  • I didn’t work on my funnel as well as I should.
  • I was overwhelming my audience.

Blogging is an ongoing journey for me. I admit to these mistakes and I intend to do something about it. In fact, I have already started doing some intense planning for what my 2015 will be for Become a Blogger.

I not only cover the failures, but I cover what I will be doing differently as I move forward.

Listen to today's podcast to learn from the mistakes I had and figure out how you can avoid them as your grow your blog in 2015.

Resources Mentioned

  • WPCurve – offers technical support for WordPress blog owners


Some people prefer to read along with the podcast episode. Others actually prefer to read than listen. If you are one of those people, not to worry. I’ve got a transcript right here for you 🙂

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About The Podcast

Learning With Leslie Learning With Leslie is a podcast dedicated to helping you build a business around a blog. No, not one of those blogs that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing, but one that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it.

I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.

If you’re a blogger, thinking about becoming a blogger (pun intended) or are not even sure if blogging is right for you, go ahead and tune in to see what this blogging thing is all about.

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  • Annamarie says:

    I was jumping up and down in my seat, when you were talking about the access at the univerdity. Ripping my hair out of my head the other day, I had no luck in getting past the first video.
    Having listened to all of them over the time I had joined you, all I wanted was the ones I may have missed or replay some others.
    No suck luck, noting was getting me past that first video.
    And frankly I just had to drop it all together for the day, I was exhoustet for nothing.

  • Hadarah Batyah Yasharal says:

    Mistake Number one I LOVE!! Stick to the Basics. Yep! I needed that reminder. Like right about now too. Thanks 😉

  • Hadarah Batyah Yasharal says:

    Actuallyyyyy i can identify with A LOT of your mistakes lol thanks for sharing and being honest 🙂 it helps.

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    great scholar

  • saimachaudhry says:

    Talking about your targeted audience’s paint points which make them feel like you are abosolutly the right person who knows their problems and have a solution as well..

  • Yusi says:

    Hello Leslie 🙂
    Thanx for the great podcast! I have listened to nearly every single one of them, great content!
    I loved this one more because I am just starting up (my business and podcast) and felt really overwhelmed with having to put something out there every single week, even if I have nothing to say! But listening to this episode made me feel I am not alone and that we are all trying our best 🙂 This episode what especially helpful for me and full of insights.
    I would like to ask you about a point to referred to, you mentioned you use Soundcloud (obviously! :D) and just wanted to make sure you were referring to Soundcloud Pro right?
    Thanx again and have a lovely holiday season 🙂

  • Darin Ward says:

    I just found your podcast and I’m cherry-picking through them now. Eventually, I’ll listen to every one of them. I’m enjoying them and appreciate the advice and content because so much of it is applicable to me as I am on the verge of launching my business.

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