Yes, I AM a bad blogger. Just put the dunce cap on and show me to my stool in the corner.
I happened to spot this on Facebook and made the mistake of looking at it. Feeling confident? Go ahead and read:
This post, courtesy of Viral Heat and Sukhraj Beasla, gives an indictment for crimes of the blogosphere. It kinda hit a nerve.
1. You're not publishing regularly. GUILTY.
I have hobbies. Vacations. Grandchildren and children who visit sometimes. Viruses. A nonblogger husband, and I'm certainly not training a new one after 35 years getting this one used to all my quirks! You get the idea. No, May 2014 was not a good blogging month.
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See #1. I have hobbies, and blogging is one of them. It is not my job (not that there's anything wrong with that). I actually did try an editorial calendar in February. It wasn't a good fit for me. I kept skipping the planned posts to write what I wanted to say instead. Also, I beg to differ about time management. If the sun is out and it's 75 degrees, spending the afternoon on the computer sounds like bad time management to me.
3. You don't know how much traffic you're getting, what SEO is, etc.
GUILTY. "If you don't know how much traffic you're getting, chances are the numbers are low." One look at my sidebar and you have to agree. But wait - I know what SEO is; does that count?
4. You don't have a plan for your blog. GUILTY? This one stumps me. What plan? Should it be a dollar amount, a number of followers, winning certain awards? I try to have fun, write well, share decent photos, share my love of the outdoors and life in general. I know my blog isn't the best one out there - because I follow lots that are better than mine (hop below, or scroll down to the bottom for some of them).
If blogging becomes a competition or a numbers game, I don't think I'll be blogging for very long.
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