Whether we like it or not, there is a learning curve to mom blogging.  No one's perfect and that means sometimes we make mistakes. What is the biggest mistake you've ever made as a blogger?

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That's an interesting question. I should ask my fellow bloggers this on SkinnyScoop
I have to agree. I've done this quite a few times last year. I've since grown some bloggin' b*lls, lol.

Crissy said:
My biggest mistake so far has been jumping on board with a brand partnership (out of sheer excitement that they wanted ME) without demanding more details about compensation up front. What I learned, is that just because you've been asked to work with a recognized brand, doesn't mean that they are prepared to roll out an organized campaign with fair compensation. Disappointing, but, next time I will know which questions to ask!
Mine was agreeing to be in a story about mom bloggers. I was asked and thought it would be a piece supporting mom bloggers. Instead, I was hounded about how much money I made from my blog (which I kept declining to answer, then made up a figure less than what I really did make). I didn't get a chance to even mention some valuable resources. I was made out to look like a dishonest, greedy, crook. Lesson learned and I feel better knowing I'm not the only mom blogger this has happened to. When things like this happen, you just have to shake them.
I posted someone else's pictures without her permission. I was in a hurry and forgot that I'd gotten permission from one person I was featuring, but not the other, and the person whose permission I didn't get wasn't happy with me, rightfully so. So embarrassing!
Totally learned so much in this thread!!!

Thanks all you veteran bloggers!!
Agreed on the blogging breaks. I didn't write in mine for two months and lost a lot of readers. I'm focused on writing every day and it's been good for me - I find myself looking forward to my "blog" time. :)

~Jessica~
http://unnamedmasterpiece.blogspot.com
I found that having blog breaks can be good for a person. However, I have learned from experience that taking breaks can make you loose readers. Now I try to schedule posts, if I know there will be going on a certain day or week or what ever. So if you have a few extra minutes write up a couple posts and save them as drafts or schedule them right away. I like to have a couple drafts (that are full of "unrushed" content) It will be as if you never left.

Sara

www.kumquatdropsnpomegranatekisses.blogspot.com
Sara Carlson said:
I found that having blog breaks can be good for a person. However, I have learned from experience that taking breaks can make you loose readers. Now I try to schedule posts, if I know there will be going on a certain day or week or what ever. So if you have a few extra minutes write up a couple posts and save them as drafts or schedule them right away. I like to have a couple drafts (that are full of "unrushed" content) It will be as if you never left.

Yep, this is how I do it. I have ramped up to a daily posting schedule, and the only way I can do that is to write a lot of posts on high-energy days and schedule them for later; I try to always be 2 weeks ahead, so that if I get sick or have to go out of town, I'm covered for long enough to write new stuff.
I am new and still learning, so I am sure I am making many mistakes but not sure what they are yet...
I think the biggest mistake that I have made as a blogger is spreading myself to thin. I am currently eating, sleeping and breathing blogging which I think has taken away from the very thing that I blog about, being a mom. I feel like I have devoted so much time to this venture that I have very little time to anything else. I know that to become successful I have to devote time to it especially since it is new. My hard work has really paid off but I have to find the time to balance all of my responsibilities with updating my blog.

Danielle at The Mommy Chronicles
When it comes to blogging, there is no such things as mistakes!! It's your blog. I am not one to hold back, I am honest and forward. It is my blog :P


Christine C. said:
When it comes to blogging, there is no such things as mistakes!! It's your blog. I am not one to hold back, I am honest and forward. It is my blog :P

I think if we never admit we've made a mistake, we are not as open to improving. Not saying one should beat oneself up about them, but we all make mistakes, however minor, and having a sense of humor about them is, I think, important.

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