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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Blog

I have read an interesting article about how to start a blog. As I have never done anything like this before, I found very useful to follow some basic steps or advices which I would like to share with you.

There are 5 advices for begginers by Melanie Nelson:

1. No Audio-loading Music

There is nothing more annoying than when you enter a web page and a loud sound smash you down! You are surprised, shocked, even terryfied, and you look for the escape button. And what more-this tool really slow down the loading of the blog.

2. Suitable Design and Colours

As reading online is harder, it is better to use rather fair backgroud and dark text. Not only because of usefulness and readability. Your eyes would appreciate it as well.

3. Sidebar Clutter

To avoid chaotic orientation on your blog, it is useful to put less important posts and links into one special link. Your blog then looks more tidy and it is easier to follow.

4. Accidental Plagiarism

Be aware of that you can´t post anything you want to your blog. Even when you put a photo or picture on your blog you should reference from where or whom you have it. You can´t simply copy a picture from the Internet, save it in you PC and then post it. You can be accused of plagiarism.

5. “Click here” 

If you want to put a link on your blog, it is much better to insert a link as a part of the sentence (some particular word). Try to avoid using “click here” or “here” expressions- they are everywhere on the web and not using it would make your blog more “you”.

I hope I will be able to follow these advices, at least I will try.

Original article on this website.

Let´s start!

Never before my ICT course at the university I was intersted in things like creating a wiki or blog. But as I am supposed to create a blog to get the credit, I will try to read and write some things that are related to ICT, teaching English etc. I hope it will be a good experience for me.

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