First i will congratulate you that you have given a thought and finally started your own website to join the race and to be called a Blogger any website administrator.
This article is to help you avoid some mistakes new Nigerian bloggers always make at first year of their blogging race which i will be stating below one after the other.
#1. Making Money fast:
Having the thought of making money fast is not bad but not actually necessary as you have just started few weeks or months and if you fail to understand that you will be disappointed.
I usually see some new bloggers on facebook asking how to get google adsense
and other advertising network to make money even when Google and alexa have not even indexed their site which is wrong.
Your thinking at the beginning should be, how can i provide answers to my visitors questions, how can i provide the information which my visitors needs to know and finally how can i make my website unique and strong to standout to challenge your competitors.
#2. Not Knowing what Blogging is about:
Some thinking that blogging is easy or that blogging is about creating site with some free online template or borrowing some custom script but no blogging blogging is all about working! working!! and working!!! and to succeed you must work during the day and night.
I can still remember many bloggers who started and failed simply because they thought that once they setup a website and copy some article from other websites that the money will start flowing but in blogging things don't work that way.
#3. Looking for Google Adsense tricks:
Many new bloggers spend most of their time looking for google adsense tricks to make money as fast as possible without knowing that to earn more with adsesne you need more traffic which means more work as well.
#4. Trying to imitate some successful bloggers/webmasters:
Well to imitate someone successful is not bad but you should as well know that you might not be able to cross every bridge that someone else crossed because you are created as a unique human been and you have your own style that can help you get things done in your own way.
You can learn all you need to do to be a successful blogger
but find a way to get it done your own way