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    10 Common Bad Habits Of Bloggers

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    “Pobody is Nerfect”. This rule applies to bloggers too who work hard daily to explore new things on the web and give new information through their blog. But lots of bloggers do mistakes in their early stage of blogging. It’s hard and rare to accept those mistakes. I want to explore some common bad habits of Bloggers which results in loss of productivity. One should avoid these habits.

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    List of common bad Habits:

    Though, I’m writing this post by keeping Bloggers in mind, but some of these bad habits, applies to normal Internet users too. So, you can start working on them and change your habits to be a better person.

    1. Social media addiction

    Social media is good to bring traffic on blog. But involving too much in social media and forget your original work (generating content) is not good for your blog. Try to avoid too much social media involvement. Remember that content is the king and it is responsible for traffic. Social media is secondary thing.

    2. Work from bed

    There are many bloggers who work from bed and they stick to this habit. If you work 1 hour then it would not a serious issue but if you are giving 7 to 10 hours daily for your work then it is a serious matter. For those people we already give some tips to  setup office at home for professional blogging.

    3. Never proofread articles

    I already told you that proofreading article is a best way to find your errors inside the post. Try to read two or three times to find mistakes of your post. Also ensure that don’t start editing your post while writing it.

    4. Giving current news

    If your blog has some decent traffic then providing breaking news is not incorrect because your post will get a good exposure. But if your blog gets a fever traffic then it is not a good idea to show current news through your blog. Remember, there are several good blogs which are doing this work properly and efficiently.

    5. Too much coffee

    Coffee is good when you take breaks during your work. But consuming too much coffee (nicotine) is not good for your health and for your work. It will effect your mind and overall productivity.

    6. Working in cluttered space

    Either you are working from home or you work in office you need to take care of one thing that your work space should be separated from rest of your home. If you are making your bed room as your office then make sure that your room should be spacious, having windows for natural lights and free from any disarrangement.

    7. Being non social

    My friends always complain that I never find too much time for them. I involve in my work so much that I never found time for any social activities which is actually not good. I am trying to improve my habit. I generally take break from my work (on Sunday) and plan movies and dinner with friends.

    8. Working late night

    Bloggers love to work late night. Probably this is because in night they found no disturbance. They free to do all their pending work in silence. But I suggest you to work in day time. Try to wake early morning and start working with fresh mind. You don’t need to follow strict 9 to 6 office time but completing all work early in a day would invite some relief to you.

    9. Drinking habit

    We came up with post Why Bloggers Drink and How to Avoid Drinking in which we discussed about rise of drinking and smoking culture in bloggers. We also give ideas to get rid of this habit.

    10. No vacations

    Working all the time causes lots of strain inside our brain. It increases stress level and you may lose your interest from your work. Vacation give us opportunity to recharge and regenerate our power. Try to schedule your post in WordPress and fly off somewhere. In this period do not do any work instead of checking important mail and replying to clients.

    These are some common bad habits of bloggers. Do you want to add something more in the list? Add them through your valuable comments.

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    siddharth

    Nice info . I doesn’t have drinking habit . But most of this habits are mine and yeah you also don’t proof read your article .

    “Pobody is Nerfect” lol.

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    Shoaib Hussain

    “Pobody is Nerfect” this indicates that nobody is perfect………hope you had a nice giggle

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks for your comment Siddharth and @Shoaib got it right “Pobody is Nerfect” is pun for “Nobody is perfect” :)

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    sriganesh

    oh ! thats a good post and helpful for us ! , i should change my habits for 5,6,8,10 – too bad.
    have to get a vacation and participate my other works instead of blogging for some days :D

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Sri I will personally suggest remove the habit no 6, this will help a lot in your productivity… A nice clean place always keep your fresh…

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    Tushar

    strangely i do not possess even a single of above and still i am a bad blogger :-(

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Tushar there is nothing call a good or bad blogger.. And what made u think you are a bad blogger ? :-0

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    Alex

    “Too much coffee” seriously, i have a different oppinion about this :)

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    Himanshu

    I like to add few more:

    1) Not writing regularly.
    2) Expecting money too early.
    3) Impatience.
    4) Irregular diets.
    5) Always following other bloggers (following famous bloggers is good but doing same thing what others are doing is not good always).
    6) Lack of innovation.
    7) Wasting time in chat with other bloggers (apart from social networking).
    8) Leaving job without money backup.
    9) Not having mentor in this field.
    10) Wasting time in learning other aspects of this field such as blog designing and coding.(Not concentrating on original work i.e. web publishing).

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks for adding 10 more to the list..I might come up with a post based on this and credits will be given to you. :)

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    jasir javaz

    haha..super post man. I like it. I have also some habits that you described here my friend Harsh.
    1. I am a Social media addict, But never goin to forgot my works. bcoz i am doin social for my site
    2. I am not ever did my works from bed, bcoz I am blogging for desktop
    3. About proofread, about tats true
    4. I am giving current news
    5. not that bad habit
    6. I am here in room
    7. see 1
    8. Ya tats true
    9. no drinking
    10. Vacations nd vacation only

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Seems like you enjoying your blogging life :)
    Keep up the happy man inside you ..

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    Agent Deepak

    1 and 2, thats applies to me but I do not think they are Bad Habits. I surely agree they are not good either.

    It about your personal comfort.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Deepak I agree with you on point 1. If you use if effectively its good..
    On point 2, I will say its a bad habit because its direct impact is on your health.

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    sajitharamod

    Harsh! Well done! I would like to add one more tip for Part time bloggers. Don’t do your blogging activities while working in your office. Do your ‘Day job’ perfect. Never bother about your limited time but keep energy for your blogging hours. Don’t consider blogging as your second job! It’s fun for your leisure time .

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    r4i revolution gold

    There is good information about bad habits of bloggers.I must say that you have covered all points of bad habits.Well I am in favor to take vacation as vacation is good for us.WE can also get some new ideas from that.I do appreciate you for writing these ten bad habits of bloggers.

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    Rathnakumar

    I have 1,2,5,6,8,10 of the mentioned trying hard to be regular, if possible have an article for that. Thanks for the share :)

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    Anil Gupta

    I’m away from drinking habit. But trying to improve my habit of doing more work in the early mooring instead of spending late nights on my computer.

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    Jason

    I don’t drink coffee, but I get my caffeine from lots and lots of pop (or soda, whichever you want to call it). I don’t think I could work without some sort of caffeine… Especially since I’m guilty of number 8 too!

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    element321

    I try not to comment those habits. But at times I tend to find myself playing around on Facebook or Twitter during my blogging and commenting time.

    The only time I use my laptop in bed is right before bed and thats mostly commenting or working on the first draft of a blog post that I am not planning to post for a few days. I never do anything important in the bed when it comes to blogging. I am just not that productive.

    I think I’m most guilty of is procrastination. After work some nights, I am just to tired to want to do anything, including social media. I put off for 30 mins and it turns into 4 hours. By then its to late to work on the blog.

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    Aaron

    Great mention about proofreading. I occasionally ask my wife to check my writing for mistakes even after I have proofread it twice.

    You didn’t mention this but hopefully bloggers are getting in enough physical activity to help maintain good health. A sedentary lifestyle is not good for the body or the mind.

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    Kothapally Arun

    Another great posts.

    Liked all the points and also those which Himanshu mentioned.

    The fourth one is something which I took a lot of time to realize!!!

    Thanks for the list.

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    Rohit Langde

    My problem is somewhat different, I don’t involve much on social networks and that’s the problem my blog gets less exposure. Anything in mind for this, Harsh?

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    Hammad

    hahah…nice article…i have most of the habits. But i dont work from bed..:p

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    Miraclepitu

    perfect… all of you have wrote is my habits. Thanks for remind me.. Haha.. late to know your wonderful blog. It’s too much experience and knowledge in here…

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    sudha

    oh ! thats a good post and helpful for us ! , i should change my habits for 5,6,8,10 – too bad.
    have to get a vacation and participate my other works instead of blogging for some days

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    Sreejesh

    I need to generate more and more content but before that I need vacation!

    BTW how about a post about scheduling and prioritizing tasks between blogging and freelancing?

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    raman bathina

    I have so much impressed by this post and surely avoid these bad habbits.Thanks for this greatpost.

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    Kundan Raj Bhattarai

    I also work late at night. The other thing is if it is my day off, I will be in front of the whole day probably because I am in the stage of developing my blog. Also I drink a lot of tea which gives me a kind of break. But yeah drinking too much of tea without eating other foods may be harmful.
    Thanks

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