Thursday, June 13, 2013
12:10 AM | Posted by Ashley G. |
That awkward moment you realize you are blogging wrong...
Okay, this title should have been that awkward moment you realize you are blogging wrong/someone tells you that you are blogging wrong but I didn't realize that until about 5 minutes ago. A while back I began seeing all of these post by bloggers telling other bloggers not to listen to people telling them they are blogging wrong. Apparently, there were people going around trying to tell other people how to blog. Personally, I think it's weird, not to mention rude.
I mean why do you care how I blog? It's MY blog, not yours so it shouldn't effect your life in any way, shape or form. If you don't like it don't read it. It's pretty simple.
However, while there isn't a right or a wrong way to blog in my opinion, there is a certain standard that bloggers in the community have. In my opinion, these standards fall into two categories. 1) The No-brainers 2) The Un-official Book Blogger Rules (Yes, I totally made both of these categories up but bear with me!)
The No-brainers are just that no brainers. Like, don't copy other people's stuff and don't request a ton of books and never review them. These are the rules that you would think everyone would agree on and follow but unfortunately that's not always the case.
Now, The Un-Official Book Blogger Rules are unofficial rules that other bloggers expect you to follow. You are expected to comment on other people's blogs. You should have new content at least 5 times a week, preferably every day. You must be active on social media. You should participate in memes (but not too many). You should participate in blog tours and book blasts (but again not too many). Host giveaways but don't require a follow.
It really is this long list of things you're expected to do. BUT then you are also expected to be original and stand out. When there are 50 billion things you're supposed to do how does that even work?
Honestly, I really don't know. The thing is I struggle with getting content up. I'm actually writing this post at 11 pm on Wednesday. I have a full time job and a kid. I don't always have time to follow all of the unofficial book blogger rules. I don't have time to comment on other people's blogs every day (though I am trying to comment at least once a week). I'm not as active on social media as I would like. I try to tweet and facebook the links to my posts but I don't always get to interactive with other people. I try to but it all boils down to time.
Basically, I feel like this post is a little all over the place but the bottom line is do whatever you want. Follow the rules, don't follow them. It's your blog do it however you want. And if you're like me and have limited time, write incoherent posts an hour before you need to post them and totally ROCK IT!
Do you ever feel like you're blogging wrong? Is there a right way and a wrong way to blog? Do you think there is an unofficial book bloggers rule book? Let me know in the comments or create your own post and leave the link in the comments.
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