Before everyone gets their knickers in a twist, I am NOT throwing shade at the How To Blog series. Yes, totally thought about doing it. But the bloggers who write it know what they’re doing, and apparently there is a demand for it. So okay. Fine.
But man, people do put the ‘blagh’ in blahging. So fucking busy trying to make themselves happen. Sharing their own shitty articles 4 times a day, trying to establish contact with anyone who might be useful to them, borderlining on stalking. Writing dime-a-dozen articles and expecting fame and fortune. Obsessing over visitor stats and followers.
I guess some social media experts somewhere are convinced you’re doing it right. I personally want to get an extra glass of water just thinking about it. The thirst is so real.
I fully admit my disdain and intolerance for this behavior is almost dysfunctional (I have been told over and over that I should get over it to “get big.”) And I’m not taking away anyone’s right to be a shithead online.
What I AM going to do is tell you how blogging works for me. Because did you know? You CAN have a blog without resorting to cheap ploys, self promotional bullshit and treating readers like they’re imbeciles? Amazing.
Read my 4 Golden Blog Rules below.
Please note: This is how I do it. This works for me and my website. I am not trying to make you do it like me.
I am just sharing a different way of blogging to counterweigh the continuous message that a blog has to be a company/money maker or that you have to self promote yourself until you’re blue in the face.
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