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5 Writing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Why should you avoid writing mistakes? The simple answer is, writing is the main part of blogging. So, if you want to be a top blogger you should avoid writing mistakes.

What are the writing mistakes?

There are many writing mistakes. But in this post, I’ll share only the most common writing mistakes.

Writing Mistakes

1. Writing unwanted things

There is no doubt that quality is better than quantity. Even search engines prefer very long posts, you can’t always write long posts because your readers are more valuable than search engines.

But that doesn’t mean not to write long posts. There is no problem in writing even 2000+ words post if that post is quality. So the important thing is writing a quality post.

2. Using long paragraphs

Long paragraphs are suitable for books, but for blogs suitable thing is using small paragraphs. If you use too long paragraphs, your readers may leave your blog because many internet users don’t like posts with too long paragraphs.

After a small research I could understand that 60%-80% blog readers like small paragraphs. So in my view, using small paragraphs is way better than using long paragraphs.

3. Not using point form

Generally most readers won’t read your full content (they don’t try to read every single word in a post). They only want to get something very quickly from your post. So, most of readers like to read point form posts.

Why don’t you write point form posts? If you can write a post as point form, write as it is.

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4. Grammar and spelling mistakes

Most bloggers aren’t perfect in English. I’m also not perfect in English. In my posts also there are some grammar and spelling mistakes but I’m always trying to reduce those mistakes.

If you do too many grammar and spelling mistakes your readers may find hard to read it. So the final result is that they might leave your blog. Therefore, try to reduce your grammar and spelling mistakes.

5. Using complex sentence

This is also a writing mistake. Your all readers aren’t perfect in English. So if you use complex sentences, it would be hard to understand for your readers but if it is in very simple form it is very easy for your readers to understand. So always try to use simple sentence.

Now you can share, what writing mistakes you have done in your blog and you can share other writing mistakes you know as a comment.

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25 Responses to "5 Writing Mistakes You Should Avoid"

  1. Hello Ranuka,
    I agree with your post, using long paragraph and writing unwanted things create grammar sentence and spelling mistakes. i think every one should use short paragraphs.
    Thanks,
    Kuldeep Singh

  2. Hello Ranuka,
    As you have said that there is grammar problem and spelling mistake but some time a blogger cant understand that what the blogger has written but for the backlinks they have to write some thing on the post so suggest some more tips to improve it.
    Roushan kumar

  3. mansi kaul says:

    Hello Dear

    i was read your post and i appreciate with your post and i think these are every common mistakes in fact mostly blogger are do these mistakes, but thanks for sharing me

  4. kimsea says:

    short and useful tips! thanks for sharing about writing mistakes.
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  5. rakesh kumar says:

    I think you forget to mention here – reasearch. Without research the life of your blog post is veryshort. So it will no longer visible on search engine at all. Am i right ?
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  6. Anis Ahmed says:

    Avoiding writing mistakes is mandatory for a blogger. But it is not only for blogger but also for them who are related to writing.
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  7. Ehsan Ullah says:

    This is my favorite topic and I must say that writing skills plays a big role in blogging and as you said that most readers don’t the read the complete post, but If you grab their attention with your first paragraphs, It can encourage them to read full post.
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  8. Chadrack says:

    I agree with you that quality is to be preferred to quantity. But most times just writing a post of 300 words or even 400 is shows you really did not have anything to say about the topic. If you truly want to share something substantial, going for 600 or above is better, at least for me!

    • Ranuka says:

      I agree with your comment. Most of the time it is hard to write 300 word quality post. Generally, a quality post takes more than 500 words. But sometimes we can write 300 word quality post. :-) Thanks.

  9. Hi Ranuka,
    Agree with your all points. I think when we write a blog we should keep it simple as much as possible so that even 5th standard students can understand that.
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  10. Shalu Sharma says:

    Good tips on how to avoid making mistakes. Sometimes we do get carried away into creating long and useless posts but the fact is that we should make it nice and sweet so that readers like and will share it.
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  11. Kabenlah says:

    English is mostly a second to many, including myself.
    Writing a post devoid of mistakes is inevitable.
    Mistakes are likely to occur but they should be minimum.

    I like this post and the message it carries.

  12. Bashir Ahmed says:

    Hi Ranuka,

    You have shared common mistakes that we blogger should avoid. Really informative post specially for new bloggers.

    Thank you.
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  13. I agree with your post you have pointed out the most common mistakes which we do while writing blog. I prefer avoiding complex sentences and keeping it simple.
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