People are funny or is that insane? Whichever it is , you would think people would show some common sense if they expect to gain some blog followers, but that doesn’t, always, seem to be the case and hence the post for today.
1. You say things that sound angry on every single blog post.
Now, before you look at the title of this blog and cry, “Hypocrite!” I am not talking humor here. If you can rant and make it funny and not offend every single person on the planet, then go for it ! What I am talking about is the I hate everyone and go do that bad word to yourself kind of ranting and raving.
2.Your blog is boring.
I guess you can say boring is in the eye of the beholder. I find most daily life blogs boring, there are many fine expectations. But, some of the ones I have taken a peep at are written in what would be the verbal communications equivalent of a monotone.
Example: Today it was hot and I decided to take the kids swimming. Got ice-cream, Jane spilled it down her suit. She looked so funny and so surprised. What a fun day!
Grandma might find that most interesting, but the rest of us not so much.
3.I don’t do cooking or gardening blogs.
Now,this is purely a personal preference.You did nothing wrong and your blog may be simply marvelous, just not something I am interested in.
I don’t do many mommy or daddy blogs either, again you have done nothing wrong. I do have a couple of exceptions, because the writing is good and it is not about Little Jimmy’s day every single post.
4. You only talk about how wonderful you are.-Yeah, I have really seen this.
I can’t relate to you, because I mess up all the time and blog about it, too! Most of the people I follow mess up, I guess I like the ones where people mess up.
5.If you don’t agree with me you are a moron.
The world is full of people and most of them don’t agree with me*pout*, but that doesn’t mean they are stupid. Misguided perhaps… but whatever they are, making statements like this one I saw recently, “If you say the monumental thing I just said isn’t true than tough ti****s!, I know I’m right.”, may not be the best way to make friends and influence people. ( Alright, a bit of a paraphrase, but the bleeped out sentiment and the last four words were there.)
6.Tow menny spalling mistooks and unreadabulity.
Okay, I admit it I make spelling mistakes. I also continue to read other blogs, that have an occasional mistake or two or even three. The key is readability, if I can read it, I can forgive it.
Use spell checker, please. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Nazi grammar police, it doesn’t catch everything, but it helps. Not talking flawless writing, just something I can make sense of is all I ask.
7. More than half of your blog post are re-blogs.
An occasional re-blog is great, it gets people to new blogs and it is great for the people you are re-blogging, publicity is publicity after all. But, if half or more of your post are other people’s work, I wonder why you are blogging at all? Don’t we blog to tell our story or to promote our own writing? Sure we give the nod to other great writer’s out there, that is what a blogroll is all about, but you really do need to put up some fresh content of your own. If I have come to your blog I want to hear your voice.
8.Well..ahem… no offense…really…but.. ah..well…you can’t write.
I almost left this out of this list, who in the hell am I to tell someone else they cannot write? Most, but certainly not all, of us bloggers are not professional writers. That is certainly true of this blogger.
I am not talking spelling and grammar# 6 dealt with that issue.
Perhaps you ramble, changing thoughts in mid-sentence without alerting the reader. Perhaps, you jump from subject to subject without tying the loose ideas together. Either way I am lost.
I can’t read what doesn’t make any sense, I don’t know why, but for some strange reason, I have always had that problem.
9. Your blog is no longer there.
Obvious one, I know, and that is why I saved it for last. Usually this occurs because someone has quit blogging all together, but I have seen some jumpers. You close out one account and then open another, change your blog’s name 50 different times.
I had to change blog providers once and they wouldn’t let me keep the old name on the new account, so I do understand this is necessary, sometimes. But, if you disappear and reappear more often than a David Copperfield Illusion, than it is hard to keep up.
So, do you have a criteria or do you follow any old blog? Do you feel guilty about cutting ties?