So you have decided to join the blogging bandwagon? Congratulations on completing your initial steps and setting up your blog. Before getting too far ahead of yourself, pause and take a deep breath. There are still a lot of things that can go wrong and we will show you exactly how to avoid them. While some believe that mistakes make a person stronger, why go through all the trouble when you can easily avoid them?
One of the first things that you should avoid is music playing in the background of the blog. Readers hate this. While there are a few readers who may love this, the majority of readers will never come back to read your blogs. Another problem with the auto-loading music is that it eats up a lot of the bandwidth. This will cause your blog to load slowly. This is where you will lose more than half your readers. All because they could not wait for the blog to load. This can also be annoying to a reader if they are accessing your blog in a library and your background score suddenly starts blaring. Trust me; this reader is never coming back and you will never increase your followers.
Another thing that you need to take care of is readability. Avoid using a dark background and light colored text. This strains the reader’s eyes and your audience will never come back to your dark paged blog again. Sidebar clutter is also a sore to the eyes. Less clutter means more space to display your content. Too many things grabbing the reader’s attention will distract them from the content. If you do need to display something, place it in the form of a link that will re-direct readers to the appropriate page.