Basic Blogging Don’ts – Code of Conduct

Basic Blogging Don’ts Code Of Conduct That Must Be Followed

Basic Blogging Don’ts

1) Please Do Not Copy/Paste or Plagiarize someone else’s hard work on your own Website.

You wouldn’t want someone to steal your hard work and claim it as your own do you?

As tempting as it might be to grab a hold of WordPress Plugins like Content Copy Protection & Prevent Image Save, WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click, or even WP Content Copy Protection, it is not necessary to have these Plugins on your Website at all in the hopes your Content will be kept safe from Plagiarizing Thieves

Besides, I think blocking Content in a way may upset the Audience too. Suppose a Commenter wants to Copy/Paste a portion of what they liked about our Blog Post, we should be courteous to let them right? They could say something like: “Quote” I really liked this Quote you had, it helped uplift my lack of motivation greatly. Thanks. Plus, I think it makes for better user-experience too.

Don’t block people from Copying your Content. This can also block Search Engines and  that Websites that block the highlighting of Content and copying of it always lead to lower rankings.

If you take something from someone that doesn’t belong to you nor have had asked if you may borrow it by asking permission. Then clearly in terms of grabbing Content elsewhere and claiming it to your own. That’s stealing! Google does not approve of this and to them it looks bad in 2 ways.

First, Google will definitely rank you lower which cuts your chances of your Content being seen on the First Page of the Search Results. This literally cuts your best chances on getting noticed better and potentially even valuable audience who would turn into great customers down the road. Second, Google might penalize you for your posting and you may lose the ability to write future Content. This is just as bad as when you lose your Driver’s License. But, withholding you from writing a Blog Post again, it is pretty bad in Google’s eyes.

You have to suddenly ask yourself: Hmm, why are my schools and colleges asking me to cite my own work accordingly whenever I write my research projects? It is because if you plagiarize and try to incorporate someone else’s hard work as your own, this can go on your permanent record and it would look really terrible if you do it again and again to the point you would be ultimately expelled from learning at that particular school/college you always wanted. So, do the best to resist that temptation by giving in to stealing the treasure from someone else when it doesn’t belong to you in the first place.

However, the better alternative you can do is by “Getting Influence” meaning you view other Websites on the internet related to your Niche and come up with your very own unique ideas for your own Website. As you do more and more research into your topic of interest, always remember the most important rule of thumb when writing Content: “Always paraphase – putting things in your own words” the information that appeals to you.

Its best to be original and unique than be perceived as a copycat, right? Its nice when you agree with someone else when they mention a great concept in their Content, but the important thing is how you interpret it. How is it you see the Topic differently, by presenting it in your perspective, your audience will then read your own Website Content and be prepared to think more outside of the box. Pretty sweet deal, right?


Do Your Keyword Research2) Don’t forget to do your Keyword Research on Key Terms.

Keyword Research is that it would further launch the power of your Website Page/Blog Post to Rank Higher on Google Search Results. Come be apart of the great Training Keyword Platform ever made! Plus, get a chance to meet Jaaxy who will help you boost your chances to making quite an impression online.

If you are first starting out with Keyword Research and are unsure of what topics to write for future Blog Post Articles based on your niche, look no further than Ubersuggest. This place can give you unlimited ideas of what to come up with next to present to your audience on your Website.

Another Keyword Tool you might want to consider using is the Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Tool. It is pretty simple to use and read the data that is being presented there.


3)  Don’t procrastinate.

Dont Panic
It is often easy to push things to do later, but a great strategy game plan to follow is get ahead of the game and not worry about it later on down the road. Try to work out a schedule that works along with you per day as you make progress to adding more Content in your Website.

I often struggled with Publishing my Saved Drafts because they were just not “Ready.” I kept pushing it off and kept telling myself I will get around to doing that later. In theory, that made me go from being a fast cheetah to a slow sloth, snail, or turtle combined.

Upon waiting to Publish my Content, I realized that I am NOT giving Google any indication that my Website is up and running. So, when I wait to Publish my Content when I think it is perfect, it takes Google all the longer to Crawl into it and get it moving along the Ranking in the Search Results.

So, even if your Posts are Saved in a Draft and not “Ready,” just do yourself a favor and Publish them regardless. This way they will start ranking better while you still work on putting more informational Content on your Website. 🙂 A work in progress.

A key thing to keep in mind is that Google will not take immediate action to Rank your Website High once you have completed all you needed to say in your Post and have it Published. It will take some extra time, especially with New Websites. The longer your Website stands on the Internet, the better the chances it gains trust, which would lead to better Rankings as a result. But, remember your Websites Posts will rise up and hit bottom every now and then in the Rankings, but that is normal, it is okay. 🙂 (So, please don’t have a nervous breakdown over this).


4) Don’t second-guess yourself.Dont Worry No One Is Perfect

Don’t have so many self-doubts of thinking too much into writing the Website. This is important since even if you think you may not provide the best smash hit sounding Content as you read it out aloud to yourself, chances are you probably wouldn’t feel right withholding information that someone else wants to more about. So, take the opportunity to know that knowledge is power, sharing is caring!


5) Do not seek perfection right away. Rubix Cube Question Box

While starting out, you feel like you want to make the best impression possible. But, as time progresses it is still an ongoing process whether you make changes as time goes on. Building a Website is something that never ends. Being perfect and flawless should not be at the top of your list when writing information for your Website. If at first you don’t succeed try, try, try again until you feel more confident to be a fast typer like I am with writing good quality content for my audience like you to enjoy. 😉


6) Don’t put Images into your Content without relating to it.

Bored Girl

For good quality writing skills, you must only put an image in your Content if the audience can connect the Content ideas to the image being present there. Makes it for more user-friendly experience. You wouldn’t just blindly post Images in your Content just for the sake of it without explaining it first would you? I mean it is quite common that I am sure all of you ran into a Website where you were happily reading the Content of information but the images had nothing to do with what was written, right? It left you either confused or asking the question: Good grief, they should know better, what were they thinking presenting an irrelevant image to their blog post article?

Speaking along the lines of using Images, don’t forget to also include a Caption when it is relevant and for the First Image on your Blog Post Articles, make sure it is on the Right-Hand Side since we read from left to right, and also be certain you have placed your Keyword in the Alt Text of that First Image on your Blog Post Articles as well. By doing this, your Images are more likely to be Indexed by Search Engines like Google, and suppose someone types in those Keywords, your Images might end up being at the Top of the Image Search Results also.


7) Don’t have too many words of Information on your Pages/Posts without putting a couple Images there.Safety First

We as humans are highly visual by nature. Content that is too wordy = more boring, not worth the time to read. Not as fascinating as one had hoped. Images hold a place of interest for many people because images helps connect Content Ideas together so that the overall written blog post article seem to work together and complement one another. The same can be said of putting Videos in also.


8) Don’t Forget To Include A Privacy Policy Page on your Website. 

Trusting

Your Blog Posts/Pages will not rank in Google if you don’t have a Privacy Policy present on your Website. Privacy Policy is something to help you avoid some misunderstanding in the future and it enables more Trust in your Website. It is also wise to put in a Contact Me or Contact Us section being mentioned too so that readers can get back to you with any doubts or thoughts they have with your Website Content. Again, this helps build more Site Trust between you and your audience. 


9) Don’t Forget to put a decent picture of yourself in your About Me Section.

Being Kind

Your visitors would want to feel as though they know you and adding a picture gives your Blog Post or Page a more personal touch to it. It also deems it more professional and natural too if you think about it.


10) Don’t Forget to Communicate well with your audience.
They are here on your Website to learn a thing or two, and you are the teacher. They want to know if you respond well and are helpful with what they are curious about in learning more information on. Plus, sharing what you know with your audience is always a wonderful thing.

Feedback Matters No Matter WhatPeople want to know your expertise since they are very curious and eager to learn more about understanding your Content better. Even if at times you feel unsure of how to answer them back, just do it politely and offer some words of wisdom of what you already know, it may not be perfect, but at least in this way it helps to build more Trust which is very important in terms of Ranking your Website better. You may also want to offer them Website Links of where you obtained a certain piece of information for the Topic in your Content from. Try to get back to your Responders within the same day itself when they left Feedback on your Website. You never know, they may come again and again on your Website based on how well they saw you active on your own Website in progress.
Think Before You Speak or ActSpeak and Listen

One of the great ways you can offer your Audience a chance to communicate with you is by having a Contact Form 7. It is a type of Plugin. In order to Activate it to work on your Website. You would need to Create a Page, then Copy/Paste a Code they give you. Then, you can Create a Custom Menu of your Pages and Posts. Pages are what are at the Top within the Navigation Menu, as you hover over that, you can drop down the Posts underneath like sub sections of Categories. 🙂

However, I would strongly suggest trying your hand with SumoMe Plugin as it can help eliminate loads of Plugins that are essential for your Website, such as Contact Form, Social Share Icons, etc. 


Rude Yelling11) Don’t ever be rude to your audience.

You need to be kind to earn respect and trust from your visitors to your Website. Always have good manners with them. Be sure to say sincere words whenever you receive Comments or Questions from them. The words “Please” and “Thank You” can work wonders. 🙂 Plus, you will make your audience to feel good and have a better user friendly experience running through the Content on your Website as well. 🙂

Never swear at your Audience, it leaves a bad impression, and it could prevent them from returning back to your Website again.

So, always remember to “put your best foot forward” in all that you say and do. 🙂


12) Don’t ever have CAPTCHA Code on your Website at all!No CAPTCHA

Visitors usually find that thing annoying because they feel they have to waste a ton of time just Refreshing to an Image they can easily see and enter the Special Characters using their Keyboard each time to Post a Comment/Question on any of your Website’s Pages/Posts. Sometimes when they write a really well thoughtful Comment/Question on any of your Website’s Pages/Posts and when they strongly believed they entered the Right CAPTCHA to Submit their Feedback, it might not give them a Preview saying Your Comment Is Awaiting Moderation. It leaves them utterly frustrated that they feel they need to give just a couple sentences of Comment just for the sake of it showing their participation interacting with your Website Content.

I don’t know about you, but I always cringe before a Comment Box that has a CAPTCHA in there. And, usually for most of the times I try to write Comments for these Websites that have this, my comment has a higher chance of being in the Spam Folder than in the actual Pending Folder for the Website Owner to get around to reading it and approving it to be seen on their Website publicly.

Plus, try to think about a vision impaired person who often has to re-enter the given code several times before they get it right, because they can’t decipher it first time. For ease of convenience sake and user-friendly experience, lets just simply throw out the CAPTCHA Code entirely from being a part of our Comment Boxes, shall we?


13) Don’t Have Too Many Conflicting Plugins on Your Website.

Conflicting Plugin Found

If you have 2 Plugins that serve the same purpose, they will most likely clash just as if you had 2 Anti-Virus Running Software on the same Computer. Best to exert Process of Elimination with this since its best to have one or the other, and not both for double the trouble conflicts for you.

By which I mean you shouldn’t have your Website crash or go down with a Client Error Message on your Screen for your Website. Plus, it wouldn’t be nice to the Visitors who had high hopes of returning to your Website to read up on New Content. If they see an Error Message on your Screen, there is a high chance, you could potentially lose those Visitors from coming back entirely or your Website might lose a Percentage Ranking in terms of its Trust level engaging with the Audience also.

The same can be said when a certain Website Blog Post Article opens up and the Message reads as: Oops! Page Not Found! Clearly this looks awful to the Visitor since they were looking forward to reading the Content in the hopes that they would be provided with a solution to help deal with the topic matter problem they were faced with.

A great Rule of Thumb you should follow is: Make sure all your Links in your Blog Post Articles lead somewhere, it should never ever ever ever say Page Not Found because to Google, they could Rank that Post lower and deem it not user-friendly since you are keeping information that would be of Personal Benefit to your Audience.

Suggested Plugin of Interest to Install to help fix this would be: 404 to 301 by Joel James. Automatically redirect all 404 errors to any page using 301 redirect for SEO. You can redirect and log every 404 errors. No more 404 errors in Webmaster tool.


Lecture Effectiveness14) Don’t Make Your Blog Content just a List of Pure Facts as though you are Lecturing to your Audience.

Make it as socially engaging as possible, connect with your Visitors to your Website in a more personal level. Write the Content in such a way that when every person reads it, it sinks in the first time they read around.

Write your Content with Intent. Writing with Intent could be something as simple as: “Please Share this Blog Post,” or Leave a Comment or Question. It could also be Read More Info here, etc. So, A Call to Action = More Interaction. 🙂

Also, keep your Blog Posts Updated with new bits of information frequently too, because Google loves that. 🙂


15) Don’t Ever Forget to Put a SiteMap on your Website so this helps for better user-friendly experience and better navigation purposes. This can be placed in your Top Menu or the bottom Footer Region of your Website.

Technology Website Sitemap Example

The Sitemap is essentially like a GPS for your Audience. This allows them to maneuver around your Website easier to find what they want faster. In other words, it is much like a Table of Contents or Index as seen in a textbook.

Suggested Plugin to help add this to your Website would be: Simple Sitemap by David Gwyer. 


FB Tweety Bird Twitter G Plus Pinterest Social Media Share Icons16) Don’t Forget to Add Social Share Media Icons on your Website.

In this way you can get more Traffic into your Website because Social Media Networks itself are like a portal entry from one place to another when a person sees a fascinating link being shared around. Word of mouth always spreads like wild fire here. The Perfect Fit for doing this would be the AccessPress Social Share Plugin.

A Good Rule of Thumb to Follow is: Be sure to double check that you are able to see your Social Share Media Icons appear on your Website whether you are viewing it through an Android Phone, Iphone, Windows Phone, and PC. Because people browse the Internet more on their smartphones as well as Share things left and right, so it is to your benefit that you make sure that you Social Share Media Icons appear in every device imaginable.

If the Share Button Counter says Zero Shares, it could be a turn off for Visitors. Unless it has been shared around 10 times or more, then it might be wise to show that number openly and it would look much better for the Visitor too who views your Content. You can also Hide the Number Counter in the Settings as well.

Suggested Best Plugin to handle this would be: The SumoMe Plugin.


17) Don’t forget to include several Internal Links within your Blog Posts always.

Internal Links are when 1 Blog Post Article connects to another one on the same Website. Google really loves this as this shows them that you regard your own Content as being good quality written information.

Insert Edit Link

Here’s a Visual Example of what I mean by Internal Link.

Example of Internal Link Inside Blog Post

This Internal Link can be Edited when you click the Pencil Icon.

It would open a Screen like the Following:

Insert Edit Link Screen Pop Up

I always prefer to have it NOT Open in a New Tab because I wouldn’t want my Audience to have many Tabs open on their Browser. This leads to poor user-friendly experience because having to close all those Tabs can be quite a hassle.

I then Click on Update at the Bottom.


18) Don’t forget to keep your Comments Section Updated with last most recent Comment on Top.

By doing this, it allows your Visitors to know you are getting more recent Comments to your already previously past published Blog Post Articles.

It would be good to have your Comments reading from the Most Recent to the oldest.

If you go into your WordPress Dashboard on the Left, Click on Settings –> Discussion.

The last item of ‘Other Comment Settings‘ allows you to change it to the Newest Comments first.

(See the Picture below).

Display New Comments First


19) Don’t forget to add a bit of humor in your Blog Posts as long as it is appropriate.

It makes for a better entertaining atmosphere. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a good chuckle every now and then huh? 😀

For instance if you were building up an online business where you wanted to mention something in your Content about quitting your daytime job 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule, wanting to be your own boss and calling all the shots, then you got to keep it classy and do it with style like this. 😉

Please do not feel offended by this. The sole reason why I chose this Video below was because I thought it was just mentioned on The Steve Harvey Show for entertainment purposes only, but truth be told, this actually happened. Much to my surprise, I thought it was a prank, yet I was proven wrong. So, enjoy this and hope it brings a smile on your face. 🙂 I know it did for me. 🙂

Be sure to Check Out where you can make your own Computer Screen Videos for FREE. Sharing your experience on something you know adds more value to your Audience as they see a Tutorial from you or so. 🙂 It leads to better user-friendly engagement experience and besides take chances on adding your own personal touch in videos throughout each Blog Post you do. 🙂 After all, Videos get Indexed too, most often on 1st Page of Google Search Results should you know how to target your Keywords correctly. 🙂

If by chance when you are doing a Product Review on your Website and you have placed a YouTube Video that has been made by someone else, chances are this can give way to huge leakage. Why? You should aim to have your own videos and link to your website or if on your site to have all links either going to other pages on your site or to your affiliate offers.

In this way, you are not losing your visitors to someone else. 😀 After all, a leakage in Traffic means less visits to your Website.


20) Don’t forget to add motivational songs also.


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38 Comments

  1. Steven

    WOW! Your wealth of knowledge when it comes to blogging is absolutely outstanding! I learned so much on your website and want to start off by thanking you for the information. Your site is simple, yet the content is great, that’s all we as readers can ask for. I can tell you are very passionate about what you do, and that you spend a lot of time and effort on your blog posts, which I say, on behalf of your readers, thank you!

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Steven,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. 🙂 I am so happy to hear that I have helped teach you so much about blogging and how you can really be so passionate about it that you can always have the voice of thousands of angels when it comes to sharing your wealth of knowledge with others. 😀 Yes, I like to keep it simple but at the same time understandable. I like to take something that is complicated and break it down so easily that anyone can follow through with what I have to say. 🙂 Welcome, no problem. I try to do my best with my website. ^_^

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime you wish. 😀

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  2. alkin

    With the information you have put here it took you some time do and it’s very helpful the way you have laid it out it’s very easy to understand and follow you had me reading everything and I will be following you and I will return to your site if I need help

    thank you

    Alkin Adams

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Alkin,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback. 🙂 I greatly appreciate it. 🙂 Wow, I am glad to hear that my Blog Post was most helpful for you. 🙂 I am pleased to hear that you read through all I have written here. 🙂 Yes, it took me quite a bit of time writing it all, but I wanted to be specific as some of these details are often overlooked but are still worth mentioning, wouldn’t you say?

      I look forward to your return again. 🙂 And, I am more than eager and happy to help assist you with anything you need. 🙂

      Welcome, no problem. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online futuristic endeavors above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  3. Peter

    You have covered all the main points about blogging. Great job and what a great list you’ve compiled for people to use as a resource when they think about what they shouldn’t be doing when blogging. Thanks for writing such a detailed and articulate post. Really well done!

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Peter,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. 😀 I try to list out the mistakes that I did when I first started blogging and made a record of it so that others do not end up doing the same mistakes I did. 🙂 Which is why I compiled this list based on my experiences. 🙂
      Welcome, no problem. 🙂 I am glad to see how valuable you found this Blog Post of mine to be for you, Peter. 🙂

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your futuristic endeavors above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  4. Tommy

    Very useful tips. I started my own website about a year and a half ago, and unfortunately I made a few monumental blunders. In hindsight I can see the all. Thankfully with information like this about blogging dont’s I can go through the site and revitalize it.

    The biggest mistake I made was not doing keyword research before I posted. I never quite understood SEO or how search engines ranked sites. It took awhile for me to grasp the do’s and font’s fully. This time around I know what I am doing.

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Tommy,

      Thanks again for your Feedback Comment. 🙂 I am so happy to hear that my Blog Post has really helped you out in terms of improving your Website better. 🙂

      I had a hard time getting through the concept of Keyword Research as I was not familiar how to read the data and go accordingly with picking out the Keywords that were low competition to use with my Blog Posts. 🙁

      However, currently I have been using Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Tool and it works just as great as Jaaxy. 😀

      Speaking along the lines of rankings, you may want to check out my Blog Post on how to get your Blog Posts indexed for Google Search Engine and a Free Keyword Rank Checker Tool known as SERPLAB.

      I hope that these prove most useful to you as a future reference to turn to. 🙂

      Please feel more than welcome to drop by my website anytime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with keyword research and your online business website above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  5. Brandon

    Great info. Yeah plagiarism is something serious. I would recommend to write their content in their own voice. People like hearing things from different perspectives. I know I wouldn’t like every time that I read a review it sounds similar to something that I read before. And when you just start, your already making progress, just start with something then build off that and see how far you come.

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Thanks so much for your Feedback Comment. 🙂 Yes, it is better to add your own personal touch to the Content you write on your Website. Why would someone want to read or hear the same thing being repeated over and over again? When someone writes from their own perspective, this allows the audience to think more “outside the box.”

      Exactly, I agree with you. I couldn’t have said that better myself.

      Please feel free to visit my Website anytime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online quests above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  6. Gary

    I’m glad you mentioned CAPTCHA. That works for some things that are abused by robots, but in the case of WordPress, a lot of those robots are just kids in India, China, Indonesia and other places who have been told they could make money by cutting and pasting comments. It only takes them a few extra seconds to put in the code.

    I haven’t used CAPTCHA for years and have not seen a big increase in spam. It just doesn’t make that much difference.

    Gary

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Gary,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. 🙂 Yes, CAPTCHA can be quite a hassle for those that are visually impaired. It is why I wanted to have my Website not to have any appear in my Comment Box sections.

      I have been using WordPress Zero Spam Plugin. It helps fight Spam in Comments and Registration Forms too. An Example would be the Contact 7 Form Plugin. Plus, I can also monitor and Block IPs too.

      Please feel free to drop by again sometime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  7. Marcus

    It is very important to not copy other content from another website. Google will spot this immediately, so it serves no purpose. Several years ago, blackhat internet marketers were able to get around this by using text spinning. This is when you make new articles out of existing articles by replacing words or phrases with other words or phrases that mean the same things.

    The problem with article spinning was that it often produced content that was very difficult to read. However, for a while it did fool the search engines, and blackhat internet marketers would use this tactic to blast lots of spun articles to article directories to get backlinks to the quality content on their own website.

    The problem is, article spinning no longer works. Google can spot a spun article a mile away.

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Marcus,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. 🙂 Ooh, I never heard of Blackhat Internet Marketers before nor the term Text Spinning either. It seems that you are referring to a “pretend form of cloaking the Content as if it were your own” when in reality, at least 99.99% of it is pretty much copied word for word elsewhere.

      I would never want even my own Content to be difficult to read. I want to carry value with whatever I post to better help my audience. My only concern is if I have helped them find a solution to something they have had trouble with or overlooked or even never thought of.

      Please feel free to drop by anytime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online business and future achievements above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  8. Elliedan

    Hey there Angel, something in your post concerns me. I heard you speak of stealing peoples work by copying their info. I do some affiliate work for Amazon as many of the products I promote are sold there. To do my review I use the specs listed under the Amazon product. Is this wrong?

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Elliedan,

      Wow, that’s nice to know that you are an Amazon Affiliate. 🙂 I wish you all the best with that. 🙂 Whenever I do a Product Review, I tend to get a few Screenshots of it, and then paraphrase the details they mention on various website sources. I like adding my unique twist to it if you know what I mean. By paraphrase means putting it in your own words. You can always write what you know about the Product, add your own personal experience with it, etc. 🙂 I hope this helps answer your question. 🙂

      ~Angel

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  9. Mark

    Hi Angel – Thanks for sharing the 20 good points to a successful website.

    All the points you have covered are really common sense, once you have been blogging for a while. However its difficult when you first start out so this is a great reference page. I also find you lose track and focus (I do anyway) and let bad habits creep in.

    The only point I have slight reservations about is the use of CAPTCHA codes. Personally I have no problem inputing the code. It tells me this is a worthy site – still that’s down to personal opinion.

    Great informative post

    Mark

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Mark,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback. 🙂 Welcome. ^_^ I always have a problem inputting the CAPTCHA Code because even when I know for sure it appears to be right in order to Submit my Comment on a Website, the next Window Screen says that I entered it in wrong nonetheless. :/ It is frustrating when a 1 could be interpretted as a Capital I or lower case l sometimes. 🙁

      Please drop by again sometime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online achievements above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  10. Charlotte

    Hi Angel , What a great article! You are really a perfect blogger can’t understand how you remembered all those points.They are so true I liked this article, well detailed and explained. Thank you for all these great advices, they are really helpful, specially number 12, I always activate captchas and I see now that they can annoy my visitors,

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Charlotte,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback. 🙂 It means a great deal to me when my Articles are being appreciated by wonderful people like you. 🙂 My, my, my I try my best to add something to this List every once in awhile on something that needs to be paid attention to. 🙂 Welcome, its what I do, helping raise awareness on things that are too often overlooked. 🙂

      CAPTCHAs in my honest opinion are probably best reserved to be placed on Affiliate Program like Websites or so. If it is one’s own personal website, I would often think they are unnecessary because I hate disappointing my Visitors by presenting them with a CAPTCHA just to Post a Comment on my Blog Post Articles. And more than half the time, if they get it wrong and try wasting time Refreshing to get a readable Code, I wouldn’t want them to feel discouraged that this was placed as a stumbling block in their path to get their voice heard on what they liked about my information. 🙁

      Please feel free to drop by again sometime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the very best with your online accomplishments both far and wide above and beyond the horizon. 🙂

      Blessings,

      ~Angel

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  11. Jeff Smith

    Hey great article! You did a great job breaking down some good points when it comes to blogging. It’s a nice mix of some technical things to consider and personal style tips as well. I like what you said in numbers 11, 12, and 13. You present a problem that a lot of websites have and how to solve them. I totally agree about the captcha. I will be applying this to my site today. Thanks for the great tips!

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Jeff Smith,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback. 🙂 Thank you kindly for great compliments. 🙂 Yes, technical things too since I guess that part is rarely mentioned or addressed properly. 🙂

      Yeah, I hate CAPTCHA with a passion, lol.

      Welcome. 🙂

      Please drop by again sometime. ^_^

      Wishing you all the very best with your online accomplishments both far and wide above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  12. TheDopestMatrix

    You’re right, there are a lot of sites out there that will copy word for word everything and they wonder why they get no traffic… LOL
    don’t copy others, be original, it’s not too hard. Also, on procrastination, I find that the best way to stop procrastinating is to just do it, there’s not really a method it’s just a true commitment to say you’ll finish what you need to do.

    Great article.

    Matt TheDopestMatrix

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Matt TheDopestMatrix,

      Thank you for your Feedback. 🙂 Great minds tend to think alike. 🙂 I am glad to hear that you share in my views that Copying someone else’s work is a big NO NO! 🙂 Yeah, being original is the best way to go in terms of writing Content on YOUR own Website.

      Well, in terms of procrastination, it takes a great deal of dedication to it, and myself I need to get better at it.

      Thanks again for such wonderful compliments. 🙂 Please drop by again sometime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  13. Brett Deadly

    great read! Im going to have to go make improvements on my site now. I feel dumb for forgetting a picture in my about me section. Going to go fix that right now before i forget. That was also some very insightful information on SEO key terms. I did not realize how important they are. Thank you!

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Brett Deadly,

      Thanks for the Feedback. 🙂 I almost didn’t want to put a picture of myself in the About Me Section either due to being shy. But, then again as one makes a website and wants to turn it into an online business, it is often wise to present yourself in the best way possible, allowing your visitors to see you on a personal level, that there is indeed a real live person working behind the scenes with the website they are viewing. This tends to make it more genuine and a more pleasant user experience for your audience because they feel like they already know you. I also firmly believe that this leads to better Site Trust between you and your visitors to your Website Content as well. 🙂

      Yes, SEO is always something any online marketeer should carefully look more into when it comes to presenting their website content. 🙂

      Welcome. 🙂

      Please drop by again sometime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  14. Leona

    Hey Angel thanks for compiling this list of blogging don’t’s! It’s certainly coming in handy as I’m starting on my own site as well.. Sometimes though I must admit it’s hard not to second-guess yourself or give up halfway thinking you’ll never be able to effectively get traffic to your site. But I’ll be sure to keep in mind your tips for writing and hopefully get more visitors and eyeballs!

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Leona,

      Welcome. 🙂 I am glad to hear that, it is important to know the Guidelines since making your very first website should leave a good impression on your audience who come seeking for help and engaging with your quality written Content. 🙂 It takes time yes to get a Website up and running, but it will happen in due time. 🙂 Must be patient. 🙂

      Please feel free to drop by again anytime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the very best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  15. Henry

    I believe you took time to put all these things together, well the results are simply FABULOUS. adding image to every sub header is something I am not good at but I have learn that from you. Using imagery makes content more interactive.
    Thanks a lot Angel you are one in a million writer and teacher. just keep it up.

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Henry,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback again. 🙂 Yes, I did I added something that came to my mind daily that was worth mentioning here on this vast list of Basic Blogging Don’ts. 🙂 Yes, true fact is as we are humans we are very visual by nature and can associate with things well when coupled with images to convey the message along better. 🙂 You will get better at this in the days ahead and I am always open here with suggestions on how you may go about improving that as well. 🙂 Not only the use of Images make a piece of Content more interactive, but also the way in which you write it out too, it must be socially engaging too. 🙂 It should speak to your Audience or Visitors who come to your Website seeking help on a vast variety of topics and issues at hand. 🙂

      Welcome, thank you for your kind words, it means a great deal to me. 🙂 To know my website has helped you and many others too in terms of knowing the Sky is the Limit when it comes down to the countless ways you may go with building up a thriving online business website. 🙂

      I shall do my best to keep this going for all my Visitors in the days to follow. 🙂

      Wishing you the best of the best with your accomplishments above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

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  16. squeege,Kit

    You have a beautiful gift of writing.I hope to do well in the coming months.It has been a tough start.I will not give up,great people like you keep me focused.The help you give me and the community is priceless.You helped me greatly on my imagery,google has the best images.You have a fantastic site,full of information.My writing is not where I want it to be,but I’m hopeful Thank you,Kit

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Kit,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback. 🙂 Thank you for your compliments, you are too kind. 🙂 Yes, I believe you will do a terrific job with your writing in the months to come. I have high hopes for you as well as everyone in the WA Online Community. I really enjoy helping others a great deal here, makes me feel good about what I do for once in my entire life even as I was not good in other Fields. 🙂 Yes, I appreciate the help I provided to assist you in getting the desired Images you wanted on your Website. 🙂 Thank you so so much Kit, I hope to stay in Contact with you and your Online Success in the years to come your way. 🙂 If at all, you need me to look over anything for you, even if it is your writing, I don’t mind offering suggestions or reading through the whole thing and getting back to you on a timely basis. I enjoy reading because I love to learn more about many things. You could say I am quite the curious individual in that regard. 🙂

      Wishing you all the very best with your online futuristic endeavors above and beyond the horizon.

      Blessings,

      ~Angel

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  17. Deborah

    For being common knowledge it’s crazy how often I find websites that do at least one (and often more than one!) of these dont’s! Wonderful information and a great resource for those starting out blogging. Great work!

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Deborah,

      Yes, I highly agree. ^_^ Its best to stay original and unique which is what I want to do for all my Posts. ^_^
      Thanks for dropping by. ^_^ I hope many will benefit from this Post as they are Blogging Beginners. ^_^

      Angel

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  18. tim

    Angel, That was a great post and every point you made is totally valid and your layout is in my opinion faultless.

    Yet another successful post and cant wait to read the next

    All the Best

    Tim

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Tim,

      Thank you so much, your Comments mean a ton. I hope to come up with limitless lists of Posts in the days ahead.

      Wishing you all the best of success,
      Angel

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  19. Rufat

    Short and yet very insightful post Angel! and the images are great too. I think you are a good teacher and I believe you will be able to help your readers. As for duplicating content I agree that it’s a stealing and a waste of time. It doesn’t make any sense to steal someone else’s content because it’s not going to help you in any way.The only way it can help you is being kicked out from the internet space. And I agree that there is no reason to panic for being unable to right perfect articles. No one is perfect but when you start writing often your writing skill is going to improve day by day and soon you will realize that you are writing great articles and your readers ask you for more awesome content produced by someone who was unsure of his skills a few weeks ago.

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    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Rufat,

      Thank you so much for your positive feedback and comments on this. 🙂 And, you are one of the few people to say that I am a good teacher. 🙂 Often times I think I sound confusing but then again I understand things in a totally different light and can only hope I can help people relate the topic in a more cleaner and clearer manner. Copyright was placed there for a reason after all, it is not nice to violate that policy, stealing something which isn’t yours.
      Practice makes perfect as the saying goes.
      Yes, I can only hope for that day to arrive, when readers ask me to write more content for them to expand their knowledge abilities.

      Thanks again,
      ~Angel

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