8 Common Blogging Myths That Could Be Killing Your Content

Have you ever degraded yourself by believing in common blogging myths? I know you might have done it.

Because, as a newbie, you hear a lot of unreal information about blogging, and you start believing it.

Hence, with this article, I want to help you in debunking myths related to blogging from my experience. So that, you can happily focus on creating valuable content for your readers with confidence.

You need to remember that they are just myths because those statements are not real.

Before starting my blogging journey, I even believed some of these unreal statements and worried a lot.

But I do not want you to go through the same. In the next section, I will reveal why you should learn about myths before you start writing and discuss the actual myths in further sections.

Let us begin.

common blogging myths

Why Should You Learn About Myths Prior?

Like every other industry, blogging also has some common blogging myths. The reason I suggest learning those before you start your blog is that you may stop yourself from creating your blog if you start believing them.

— Also, worrying about myths may drain your mental energy and take you away from your blogging goals.

So, learn about them and beware so that you can focus more on providing value to your readers and growing your blog.

8 Common Blogging Myths You Should Not Believe

I hope that with a short reminder in the previous section, you know that learning about myths early helps you in many ways. Also, consider these myths as a beginner’s guide to avoid blogging mistakes.

Now, let us debunk blogging misconceptions and know the truth about blogging in this section.

Myth 1: Blogging is Boring/Dead/Does not Have a Future

I know you may feel that no one will read long text posts when so many creators are coming up with visual content.

And blogging may seem boring without a future scope when you hear this myth. In reality, blog posts are the most famous format of the content.

Because 9 out of 10 businesses and marketers use blogs to achieve their content goals and grow their business.

Furthermore, companies that have a blog page are getting 67% more leads per month compared with companies that do not have a blog. [Source: hubspot.com/marketing-statistics]

If you are a founder, then having a blog for your business will be a bonus. Thus, your business will have authority and trust among your customers/audience.

Also, you can take me as an example. I have started my professional blog with blogging and designing as my niche.

Later, if I want to convert my blog into a business, it will be easy for me. Because, while working on my blog, I am building credibility and authority for myself in my audience.

So, if you have believed this myth already, consider giving it a second thought.

Myth 2: You Can Write on Any Topic as You Wish

If you started blogging out of your writing passion and to develop the writing skills required for blogging, you can consider writing on any topic.

But, in a professional blogging business, this will not work without a proper niche. Because you cannot target everyone and write for them. Hence, you will need to identify your interests first and find a niche around it.

After this, you should start researching your target audience and their problems. Then, you can write better content keeping their problem in mind and addressing those.

In my case, I am interested in writing, and I wanted to write blogs. Not only that, but I also wanted to make it an income source.

But when researching, just like you, I saw the most common blogging myths around blog niche selection and choosing trending topics.

Then I thought, if I choose my niche based on the trending topics, after a few months or years, I may not be able to produce quality content.

— Because my interest and enthusiasm on unknown topics may not last long. Hence, I decided not to believe any statements that did not push me towards my blogging journey.

Finally, I chose my niche in blogging and designing based on my passion and interests.

Myth 3: You Can Earn from Day 1

Hey, you know what? You can earn money from the first day you start your blog. Wait, I do not want you to fall into this trap. Blogging can help you earn a good income, but not immediately after you start it.

Blogging is a long-term game, and you need to be patient till you arrive at the stage where you can start earning.

Yes, many newbie bloggers believe this myth and expect to become rich instantly. When this does not work, they quit their blogging journey.

Just like you sow a seed into the soil and expect a tree to come. Do you think a tree will grow immediately? No, right?

expecting to earn from day 1

Blogging works the same way. You need to take care of your blog every day (like watering your seed/plant) and wait patiently.

Once you create valuable content and provide value to your readers, you can take your first step towards earning by applying for Google AdSense.

Even after this stage, there is much more to do. Hence, do not believe this myth that you can earn from day 1.

Instead, work towards growing your blog every day and be in this blogging game without quitting. You will see the wonders that blogging can do for you.

Myth 4: You Need to Be an Excellent Writer to Write a Blog

Now, let us deal with this interesting myth. Do you need to be a pro in writing to write a blog post? Well, this is not true.

Writing is an important blogging skill you need. While you need not be an expert, with your content you should be able to convey the message to your readers properly.

— Once you have that ability, you can dedicate a certain amount of time every day to brush up on your writing skills.

I like to set up a 30-minute block to write every day. To begin with, you can choose any topic to write or take up an article online and write it in your own style.

This practice should help you because there are many free writing tools online to give a polish to what you wrote.

My favorite tools are Grammarly and Hemingway Editor. For this reason, you can choose any tool you prefer and use it wisely to make your content more appealing to your readers.

Myth 5: You Should Post Every Single Day

This myth is one of the most popular among the common blogging myths that you hear. In blogging for beginners, posting every single day is not at all possible for many of us.

But you may come across a few blogs that they post every day and you start doubting yourself. Even I used to do the same and worry a lot.

Also, an unrealistic posting schedule will lead to burnout. Hence, I started posting one blog post per week, which works well for me.

blog posting frequency

Thus, my recommendation is, to start experimenting yourself and see what is working well for you. Once you figure out that, you make sure to stick to it.

Consistency in posting does not mean posting every day.

The frequency of publishing your blog post varies on several factors and from person to person.

So, no one can give you the correct schedule to post. Experimenting, learning, and then sticking to it will help you in the long run to be consistent.

Myth 6: Visuals Do Not Affect SEO

If you think blogging is just only text-based, then it is a big misconception. Along with great content, visuals can add an extra advantage to your content and SEO.

Do you agree that you can attract your readers more with eye-appealing visuals?

Either videos or images, if those are relevant to your content, help you in ranking better and get more traffic to your blog.

Because you direct search engine bots about your content and visuals. Once, search engines understand your blog better, they can take your content and show it to so many audiences.

The point you should remember here is while including relevant visuals, you should optimize it with the right alt-text.

Thus, search engines will understand what this image is about and love visually appealing blogs.

At the beginning of my blogging journey, I neglected to create more images. So, I have started realizing its importance and creating more and implementing it in my blogs.

Should you need a lot of backlinks on internal links to prove your blog’s credibility? To have more backlinks is one myth you hear in all common blogging myths.

But you need not worry about hearing this as you should only remember that always quality > quantity.

In the beginning, you may not have many links to add. Thus, you can add relevant links to your present content and link your highest-quality posts.

having quality backlinks

With this practice, even search engines will understand the relevancy behind your content and will rank higher and bring more traffic to your blog.

And, if you want to include backlinks, then make sure you include only quality links. This helps to gain trust among your audience and establish yourself as an authority in your niche.

Myth 8: You Should Have Full SEO Knowledge Before Starting Your Blog

Has anyone told you about the SEO knowledge you need in blogging before starting a blog? I am sure they did. But that does not mean you need to be an expert, and this is a common myth you hear in blogging.

So, with this article, I want to highlight that SEO learning and implementation is an ongoing process.

Hence, do not be in the mindset that you need to learn every aspect of SEO before you begin blogging.

While it is not possible, you can learn the basics of SEO and get started on your journey. And remember to learn every day and keep yourselves updated on the ongoing trends in blogging SEO.

— When I started blogging, I used to hate SEO and did not understand any aspect of it. The most crucial and interesting part is on-page SEO for me.

Thus, I began learning it and gradually moved to other aspects like off-page and technical SEO.

Final Thoughts – Common Blogging Myths

Awesome. We have come to an end now.

Finally, the main learning I want you to take with you from this article is, do not believe in every myth you hear.

Also, it is crucial to learn about common blogging myths before your journey so that you can confidently focus on content creation.

That’s it for today. I hope this article helped you in debunking myths about blogging.

Comment and let me know what the one myth you believed and worried about the most.

Happy Blogging!

Manogna...

About the Author

Meet Manogna, the creative force behind DesignandPen. With a background in Executive Customer Relations at Amazon and a passion for writing and design, I embarked on a journey to combine expertise and interests to empower others. As a working mom and dedicated blogger, I offer practical insights and inspiration in blogging, design, and personal growth. Join me on this journey towards creativity, productivity, and success.

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