After writing my blogging tips I thought it would be a good idea to write about the other side of blogging. Blogging is literally my favorite thing ever, but as with everything I have a few little pet peeves. Now the blogging community is full of absolute great people and I’m so thankful I am part of it but sometimes it quite frankly gets on my tits.
Of course self promo is necessary and we all do it. It’s just part of blogging and basically essential to get your blog out there. Just a heads up if you constantly message me or fill group chats telling me to go like your tweet or read your post, chances are I wont. On the topic of self promo, auto DM’s are a serious NO. If you haven’t seen this on twitter I’m pretty sure everyone hates them. I personally will never click a blog link from a auto DM. As much people may think you’re helping yourself out, it may just lead to an unfollow.
If you don’t know what this is, it’s all about search engine optimisation, essentially writing your posts so google ranks it higher. Yes of course it’s nice to have your post ranked higher, but all this hassle is a joke. One of the things that helps is titles, yes I know I currently have them in this post, but personally I feel they work well. However they don’t belong in everything I write. I can’t stand it when I see people trying to fit them in just because, it distracts from the actual post and doesn’t give it justice.
Keywords is another factor influencing SÉO, to be honest I really don’t care about keywords. I don’t look them up or even bother doing anything with them, I write the content I enjoy and feel passionate about, I’m not going to try and pop a key word in the title and every paragraph for the sake of it. I write what comes from me not something generated just to optimise my search listings.
I HATE that nowadays money gets you anywhere. I am a uni student, I can just about afford being self hosted, let alone a new camera, lights, a theme or advertising. Obviously hard work gets you so far but without that ‘professional’ look you can’t do it all! People are buying followers, advertising and everything they can. It kind of throws hard work out. As with the money you could get so much higher!
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With basically everyone having an unfollow app, I do not understand why people do this? If you follow me with 20k followers but you only follow 120 chances are I know what your doing and wont even bother following you back. Just a heads up if you unfollow me I will unfollow you just like 98% of us.
What happened to just following content you love instead of trying to play a game with everyone so that you end up on top?
Everything in life is a competition but for some reason some people in the blogging world are so competitive. People start to forget about being supportive and congratulating others. A little Congrats or well done doesn’t take much. Remember what support you give will often come back.