Blogging Rules It’s Time To Ditch
When it comes to blogging I’ve been sucked into the trap of blogging rules before. Have you?
Let me explain. While technically there are really no rules when it comes to blogging, over the years there have been some “rules” that everyone (at least I did) jumped on board with. For example:
- Post at least 5 times a week
- A blog post should be 500 words
- You don’t need an image as long as the content is great and you use bold, italics, headings and more to format it so it’s easy on the eyes
- Comment on as many blogs as you can – it’s a good way to get backlinks to your site
- the list goes on and on
But just as with most things, blogging has evolved and come a long way over the years. So now these “rules” don’t seem to work anymore. In fact, according to an article I just recently read over at Search Engine Watch these rules should be ditched.
Here are some of the blogging “rules” the author says we should now ditch:
- Post Five Times a Day to Increase Traffic (I think they meant five times a week, not a day)
- Leave Blog Comments
- Write a 500-Word Blog Post
I agreed with a lot of things but I don’t agree with ditching the whole leave blog comments thing. If I like something that has kept me interested enough to read the entire thing and it has evoked something within me (made me laugh, cry, disagree, agree, etc.) then I like to leave a comment. But I did like the suggested new “rule” so I’ll have to keep that in mind next time I want to leave a comment.
Speaking of new “rule”, that’s what I especially liked about the article – they didn’t just share the things you should avoid, they suggested something else to do in its place.
If you’re a blogger you definitely need to check out 8 Blogging “Rules” You Should Probably Ditch!