Blogging has been a trend these days, especially in Malaysia. Everyone seems to be blogging and it’s a great place to voice out one’s thoughts, experiences and perhaps craps.
Blogging is suppose to be a intelligent tool – but as we come across blogs, there are these a few issues that certain bloggers do that is kinda.. erm.. sucky? As a result, the meaning of “blogging” has diverted a little.
Anyway, here is a list on how to suck at blogging. You may try it too if you’re interested.
1) Terrible blog layout.
First example, auto-play music. Annoying!
To be honest, you don’t have to share your super favourite songs on your blog. You may love it, but others might not.
Some blog visitors have their own playlist playing on iTunes.
But when they visit your blog…
Bieber, Bieber, Bieber? NoooooooooooooO!!!
The worst part is opening 10 blogs and ALL 10 blogs have their own music. Total madness!
Another bad blog layout is having a glittery background. We don’t need extra glares on our screen.
The last one would be too many unnecessary widgets that make the blog’s loading time super slow!
2) Horrible font.
It’s either your font is too tiny, too BIG or you’re TyPIng lIke tHIs eVeRYtiMe You wRiTE a bLoG.
3) Blog entries with 1 or 2 sentences only.
Hey, do that on Twitter instead!
4) Blog about number of followers too frequently.
Good job when you have lots of Google Friend Connect followers or you’ve reached a milestone of followers.
Frankly, if we’re interested, we’ll check it out by ourselves. After all, the widget is always there on your blog right?
5) Blog about blog traffic too frequently.
Blogging about your achievement in the traffic department once in a while is acceptable. It’s alright to talk about it but when you’re doing it too frequently, that’s when you might annoy others.
People rather read about road traffic than your blog traffic.
6) Blog about keywords from search engines.
This is super unnecessary I think. It’s so common to get visitors from search engines because you’re creating content on the Internet.
But what amuses me is that they find the “unexpected” keywords absurd and get excited about those “unexpected” keywords.
Then, be completely surprised that their blog is getting such “unexpected” keywords.
The fact is, what you blog = what you get from search engines.
7) Blog about your earnings too frequently.
Writing an entry for a cheque you received from blogging is totally fine. But when you write several entries of every single Buffered Earning from Nuffnang, that’s not fine.
I know you’re calling me showoff now even though this is my first time showing my Nuffnang Buffered Earnings. =/
Anyway, sharing is caring. But too much sharing is boring.
8) Extremely money-driven.
Very straight forward – you start a blog with one main goal – earn money! You sign up with every single online advertiser, add gazillion ads on your blog and offer spaces for advertisements immediately.
An advice? Work on your content first.
9) Plagiarism, also known as blindly copy and paste.
You copy and paste other articles without any amendments, modifications or inclusion of your own thoughts and point of view.
Seriously, that’s a copy cat.
Are you trying to build a new Wikipedia?
10) Unnecessary repeating picture of yourself.
A picture or two is fine, but when you upload many almost-the-same photos unnecessarily – don’t you feel awkward? I’ll feel weird if I do that.
ThIS iSh Me WHeN I’m wAItInG fOr SoMEOnE.
THiS Ish mE whEN I’m sHITtING iN THe tOIlEt.
ThIs iSH ME. I’m bOrED, bUt I’m hAnDSomE!
So that’s all on how to suck at blogging.
Eh hold on, I’m doing some of these too right now! Sighs, I guess I suck at blogging too! =/
P/S: Any use of real situations is coincidental and purely unintentional. This entry doesn’t mean to offend anyone. Cheers!