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Sunday, 29 June 2014

5 Unwritten Blogging Rules

5 Rules Of Blogging
There're certain unwritten rules of the blogging world, and I thought I'd jot it down for you.

1) On Plagiarism: I know it's difficult to come up with engaging content on a day-to-day basis, but that's no excuse to use someone else's work and pass it off as your own. Create your own niche and build a readership on your own merit. 

2) On Working With Brands: Before you approach a brand, research about them, and see if you meet their criteria. Honestly, I think the best approach is to let the brands come to you. If you're a relatively new blogger, you'd might want to wait until you've built up a loyal readership or gained some traction. Focus on creating quality content and the rest will fall in its place.

3) On Quality: Content is the king. Gone are the days when blogging was all about quantity. With so many bloggers jostling for space, what will ultimately help you stand out from the crowd is the kind of content you create. Draw up a weekly blogging schedule and stick to it. I post five days a week, but, of late, with my crazy work schedule, it's down to three posts per week.

4) On Comparison: All of us do this. There are some bloggers we love to hate. You know what my advice is? Unfollow them. Yes, just do it! You're doing a great injustice to yourself by comparing yourself with someone you barely know. Ain't nobody got time for negativity. Be Proud Of What You Do. Be Proud Of You.

5) On Numbers: With so much pressure to excel, it's easy to fall for the lure of fake followers. If you have thousands of followers, and no meaningful interaction on your page, that's a dead giveaway. Organic growth, albeit a little slow, is more valuable to you and your blog. Social Media is also a great way to increase your audience, but don't expect it to happen overnight. Most top bloggers have been doing it for over five to six years now; so the key to getting 'there' (wherever that might be) is a lot of patience coupled with hard work, and pure luck.

Do you agree or agree to disagree with these 5 unwritten rules?
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