There are a lot of blogs and bloggers who dedicate their time and writing skills to giving sound blogging advice. However, with so much great information available, there are some good blogging tips I choose to ignore.
5. Focus on building your email subscribers.
This is some great advice, but I just can’t (aka don’t want to) do it. I’m an email procrastinator and most nonessential communication will go unopened. If I do open it, there is a 1000% chance I’m not going to click on any links. So, signing up to a blog via email really isn’t a practical option for me.
It’s tough for me to actively encourage other bloggers to subscribe via email when I refuse to do it. Like SEO, I don’t want to engage in that part of the “blog hustle”.
However, if email subscriptions are your cup of tea, you can follow me via email! You can find a link on the right column or if you are using certain mobile devices, at the bottom of this page. Or don’t. No pressure either way, I’m not your supervisor.
4. Commit to a posting schedule.
Tech Tip Tuesday? Fail.
Trade Book Thursday? Fail.
Fun Quote Friday? Collected some quotes but never made one post. Fail.
Schedule shmedule. I am a delicate butterfly who can’t be trapped into some schedule. I must blog freely*!
3. Do all the social media!
I ain’t got time for that. Look, I’m doing good posting at least once a week, reading other blogs, and commenting. I blog for fun. I’ve decided to have personal social media (Facebook) and blog/educator social media (Twitter). My Pintrest is just for fun, and I’m not into Instagram… Yet.
Sexy social media side note: I tend to be a slow adopter to social media. I railed against Twitter for a bunch of reasons I thought were awesome at the time. Now I love Twitter. Same thing happened with Facebook and Pintrest. Being a social media darling, I know I’ll fall in love with Instagram at some point. It’s just a matter of time really.
I love reading things on Tumblr, but I don’t like posting things on Tumblr. Posting on Tumblr is confusing; I may figure Tumblr out sooner or later but right now my Tumblr is dormant. I have a Bloglovin page, but I only use that as a blog reader. I stand by my disdain for Google+, and I never had a MySpace page back in the dinosaur times. I’m pretty proud of that.
2. Make a newsletter.
I will never write a newsletter because I hate reading newsletters, virtual or real life. I’m also not a fan of reading bloggers’ online newspapers. Similar to actively promoting email subscriptions, I don’t want to do something I don’t enjoy myself. Furthermore, I don’t want accost my Dear Readers’ inbox with some weak sauce newsletter I don’t believe in- which brings me to my final piece of blogging advice I ignore…
1. Blog daily.
Nope. That isn’t for me. I admire the bloggers who can write interesting posts everyday, but I know my limitations.
* I just can’t commit to a posting schedule. It’s one piece of blogging advice I wish I had more time and discipline to follow.
What are some good blogging tips you can’t follow?
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