Here’s what NOT to do as a Blogger

Heleaux Y’all!

Gosh, the weather right now in Louisiana is so nice this time of year. It’s chilly in the monring and as the day goes by it slowly progresses to the lower 80s.

Now that’s what I call Fall, Y’all!

Currently, I’ve been catching up in the blogosphere! I’ve found lots of new blogs, and lots of new people! I’ve been feeling a little left out for a while, but then I realized, ‘Oop hon that’s your fault’.

So in the span of about two weeks, I’ve followed about 20 more or so blogs.

And in that time I’ve realized a bunch of things new bloggers do, and it’s crazy.

Lots of new bloggers tend to adopt the art of spontaneity

Honestly, I love this. It’s so fun and quirky, and I think it’s a great way to express yourself.

But then there are those less desirable quirks. Yeah, you know the ones. Cringe worthy things that make your mouth go sour.

And you know that it’s their decision and their blog but… Maybe just one comment won’t hurt

Don’t stress it, babe! We could all use these tips! (I might even need them myself…) We should never have to hurt someone’s feelings to help them out! So I’m gonna stop babbling and give you what you should never do as a blogger!


(DISCLAIMER: I am in no way trying to call people out, or be purposely mean. If there is something I said that doesn’t sit well with you, let me know and we can talk it out!)

TMI, Darling.

TMI stands for, tOo MuCh iNfOrMaTIiON!

Honestly, it’s okay to want to give out certain details such as ‘Bert’s Diner is the best! They have amazing Hamburgers!’.

But we really don’t want to know about what you ate for breakfast everyday of the week…. And then maybe how much you hate your siblings, and your favorite show and your favorite episode of that show.

It’s just to much, and a tad overwhelming for the readers! Ask yourself what do your readers want to know, whats new and excieting in your life? Post about that!

It was delish, dear!

I’ve known this forever. Mostly because my older sister complains about this.

Don’t post pictures of your half eaten food.

Just, please, don’t.

Why?

Because it’s a tad gross, and not very slightly. Folks, take a picture of your food BEFORE you eat it.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

This looks familiar, hon.

Most new bloggers I’ve noticed have the same exact blog format.

I don’t know what it’s called, but guys, It’s getting a little old.

Being exclusive in the blogosphere is something everyone struggles with, and tbh I do as well! But whenever you see several other bloggers with the same exact formatting, change your own, and get some help with a design!

Also, another thing I’d like to cover in this category is naming your blog. Chances are, if you are reading this, you probably already have a blog. And you’ve already named it.

But is it a good name? (Honestly guys, I’m second guessing my blog name.)

‘My Life’ ‘Diary’ ‘Book’ ‘Lover’ ‘Girl’ are the keywords you want to avoid. Be diverse and exclusive! If you like your name, keep it! But be warned, it’s still a little cliche.

That’s a lot of posts, sweetheart.

Every new blogger does this. (Well maybe every new blogger under the age of 11)

When you just start blogging and you build up that momentum and you just can’t stop churning out posts.

That’s great and all, but please don’t post them yet! You can schedule them for later, so that way you can have a whole month of blog posts set out without overwhelming your new readers!

And another thing, (Nope we aren’t done with this category yet folks)

Your posts should be over 100 words.

I’m just sayin’.

Never give up, Babe.

Here’s just a reminder for all of you bloggers trying to gain more followers,

Never give up, babe. Blogging is trial and error, and evne when you feel like you’ll never make it to the top or you just aren’t good enough,

the top of the mountain has amazing views, and it’s all down hill from there!

Stop looking at everybody else’s progress and focus on you. What can you do?


Hey you!

Thanks for reading this post, I had lots of fun writing it, and I hope you had fun reading it!

If you have a small annoyance about blogging clichรฉs, no one is stopping you from commenting it, unless it’s super mean, then don’t comment it!

I feel like there’s more I could say, so if you know of anything you’d like to let new bloggers know, feel free to comment down below, and maybe I’ll put them in a post for a part two.

Maybe.

In the meantime, you can share this post for three free fall desktop backgrounds! Just be sure to tell me by emailing me using the contact page!

Until next time,

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66 thoughts on “Here’s what NOT to do as a Blogger

  1. This is so true! A lot of bloggers post once or even twice a day and I’m just like…how am I supposed to keep up with this? And yeah, lots of short posts too. Like, my posts are usually at least 500 words + photos, and just a few sentences is a little boring. I also notice a lot of newbie bloggers make typos and such. But, overall, it’s really fun to find blogs and maybe give them tips and watch them grow.

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    1. Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who post one or twice, and almost everyday too. I’m going to stop though, because this post helped me!

      Thankfully, though, my only short posts are poems, and I can’t really make them that long.

      ~Rayna

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      1. Huh, didn’t know that was an option (I’m on Chrome too).

        Also, of course you are, emojis make everything better. Sounds like something Keefe would say. I think I’m spending too much time rereading the KOTLC books!

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      2. Ohhh cool! Yeah, you should check it out!โญ

        Oh my gosh it does!! Phahahaha one time I was legit like, serious as ever in my head assuming someone was with the Neverseen. I was like, ‘I need to take a serious break…’ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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      3. Hahahahaha (can’t put more, even though I want too hehe)! I’m legit trying not to burst into laughter, because I’m in class right now, and that would mean trouble. Oof!

        Also I literally read the books every other day.

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      4. Expect a lot of them now XD ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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  2. These are AMAZING tips Mary!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผThey are like all honestly so relatable!! ๐Ÿ˜ŠI made (or am still making๐Ÿ˜‚) severall of those mistakes!!
    But I 100% loved this post hon!!๐Ÿค—โค
    Love, Amy
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  3. Aw wow, thanks for these tips!! ๐Ÿ˜
    I really hate my blog name and I wanna Change it, but I just dunno what to name it ๐Ÿ˜•. If you have any suggestions, do let me know!!
    I found ur site through riddhis link, and I’m glad I did, it’s really helpful!!

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  4. Great tips! Thanks for sharing โค
    While I do agree that blog posts should definitely be longer than 100 words (otherwise, why blog?? might as well go on Twitter or Tumblr lol), I do think that even personal posts about what you ate for breakfast or your favorite things can be good posts. It just depends on how you spin it. It just depends on the writing. YOu could also even flip it around and make it more about the reader. For example, if you write about what you ate for breakfast — then you could title it — 5 reasons why you should eat —- for breakfast — or 3 reasons why I start my day with coffee..lol It just depends on the approach.
    Cheers,
    Helen
    crispyconfessions.com

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  5. Haha, I remember when I first started blogging, I think I posted like, 3 posts a day for a few days. ๐Ÿคฃ
    I didn’t know that some people posted once a week and I thought that eVeRyOne posted like 10 times a day. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ
    I guess I was just CRAZY excited to start blogging. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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