So, here in no particular order are the bad things that I do and my
1. You should be consistent with your blog.
Pick one topic and stick to that. People know what to expect and will like you more because of it. See Pioneer Woman with cooking, Mabel's House with design, The Lettered Cottage also with design (and, I even have Brad checking that blog!)
I don't do this. Why? I have too much random crap to talk about. A while back, I had two blogs. This one (but it was anonymous) and one for the house. But then I thought my few readers here would want to hear about the house, so I
2. Make sure you post consistently.
Have a schedule, either a few times a week, certain days or at least once a week. If you drop off the face of the blogosphere, people might forget why they read your blog.
Um, I love you guys, but I have a life. A life filled with me watching TV, sitting on the couch crocheting, cooking, stuff like that – AND WORK! Yes, work! Sometimes life just gets in the way and the blog gets pushed to the side. Especially when I do stupid stuff like try to write a novel in a month (which, let's not talk about how that's going, OK?)
3. A good blogger gives in order to receive.
If you want to generate traffic to your blog, you have to reciprocate. Get out there and comment! Let other bloggers know you're reading, plus, your witty comments give their readers the opportunity to see how clever you are!
Right. See, these are the same people that have a link under their comment that gets you right to their blog despite the fact that you could do that by clicking on their name/photo. I don't like it. If you want to comment because you have something 'great' to add, go for it. Otherwise, take your blog pimin' somewhere else. Also, while I usually like posts, I feel stupid leaving a comment saying 'That's so funny!' or god forbid, 'LOL!' So I usually don't. But know, I probably read your post, even if I didn't leave a comment.
4. Don't get too personal.
A blog is not about you, it's about your readers. Give them what they want.
Really? I love you guys, but seriously, this is kind of about me. I don't think your blog is about me. It's about you. And yes, I probably get way too personal. I get that, but again, that's me. This is my life, this is how I deal – I post highly inappropriate and personal crap and air my dirty laundry for all the world to read.
Those are just a few of the glaring things that make me a bad blogger, but I'm OK with all of it. Take it or leave it. I am who I am. What about you? Why are you a bad blogger? Do you care?