4.24.2015

6 Do NOTs About Blogging


Below are five things you should beware of in the blogging world...

1)  Do NOT make your posts too long.
A lot of times, people want to read their favorite blogs but don't always have a ton of time to sit on their computer or phone reading, scrolling, reading, and scrolling through a super long post.  So try to keep yours at a good length (3 to 4 medium sized paragraphs is perfect).

2)  Do NOT be too wordy.
There's a difference between descriptive and wordy.  Learn that difference.

3)  Do NOT compare yourself to other bloggers.
Everyone has their own style.  Everyone is unique.  Everyone blogs about something particular.  You are you.  You have your blog.  Make it spectacular.

4)  Do NOT forget to be creative.
Add color and spice to your blogging corner.  You should try to include at least one photo in each post.

5)  Do NOT listen to the haters.
Yes, you will get haters.  For every good thing, there are at least ten people trying to find the bad in it.  Haters gonna hate.  There's a difference between constructive criticism - from people who are only trying to be helpful and give you pointers, etc. - and people who have nothing better to do than troll websites and try to find only the bad in your posts.  Listen to the former, not the latter.

6)  Do NOT forget to have fun.
This is your blog.  This is your creative outlet.  You started this blog for a reason.  Let it be your personal space online.

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I wrote this in response to a comment I received on my last post about blogging.  I hope it's helpful and not too bossy-sounding.

To my fellow bloggers - am I leaving anything out?

7 comments:

  1. Perfect tips! Often I lose interest in blog posts that are HEAPS long (or they seem long, with fat, wordy paragraphs). I haven't gotten any haters yet; I'm relatively new to the blogging world, thankfully. :)

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    1. Yup, exactly. Most people don't have the time to sit and read super long, wordy posts.
      Glad you don't have any!

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  2. Photos and fun are all good, and don't feed the trolls!

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  3. Yeah, that's exactly what I needed to hear, I can be wordy actually so I need to work on that. Not bossy at all, makes me excited to be my own person on my blog too! So thanks for that! One more question tho! ;)
    Ever had any legal issues?

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    1. Sweet! You're welcome.
      I've had people accuse me of plagiarism, but their accusations were not founded and I've never been approached by anyone saying 'This is my work'. I have had some people take some of my writings off of the blog and use it on their own. I confronted them about it and it hasn't happened since.

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  4. Yes, you've hit every point! I totally agree.

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  5. Great valid points we can all learn from!

    Haters gon' hate...indeed :-P

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