In 2010, blogging started off as an idea and in those few years has developed into a hobby and ultimately now a passion of mine. It began as developing resources, then crafting ideas, developed into networking, and while it continues to be all of those things, it is primarily self-care. I get things off my chest, have conversations that better myself, and I believe makes me into a stronger Christian and family man.
So I love to blog for more personal reasons and therefore am less attracted to infographics like I have below. But I reviewed it and found myself both inspired and upset. Therefore, it felt like I needed to discuss it.
I’m going to take a bit of a different approach to this article and give commentary on it in my standard three bullet points. I would love for you to sound off on my opinions as well as the infographic on what you agree with or disagree with.
- The infographic notes that daily posts are hyped and that you should instead post regularly. I will say that from an SEO, Google algorithm, and maximizing traffic, all of this is true and I agree. But from the standpoint of developing your craft, giving your blog a priority in what you do, and in many ways establishing your thoughts and positions on what you are blogging about, daily posting is actually very important. You will hone your skills and I would say it is not necessary, but a serious point to be considered.
- The idea of writing to get traffic is a tough one. People say they write for good reasons, but then focus too much on traffic. Quality of content is important. That being said, people will come if you believe in it enough, it just may not rival traffic from your top competitors. Write great content and then begin to market out of passion, not out of duty. And for established bloggers, remember why you began to blog in the first place.
- Telling people how to write is ALL wrong. I could instruct you, give you data why my way works, and you still fail because you are trying to mimic someone else, not blog from your own personal strengths. A fundamental piece of life, let alone writing, is that you need to be you. So while they try to correct the hype, this infographic makes things even worse. Use their tips to enhance, not establish personal writing rules.
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