Blogging Tip #1

My favorite blogging tip from Afford Anything blogger Paula Pant is:

Don’t waste your readers time. 

She actually puts it further down her list of blogging tips, but it’s my favorite, so I’ll call it #1. Paula helped get me started blogging at her workshop a couple of years ago. She does very well with her blog and has a lot of good ideas, so I try to pay attention to her tips and tricks of the trade.

I almost never try to write a post if I don’t have something to say. Something I think is worth passing on. I don’t normally feel the urge to post every day. When I join in these challenges like I’m in now (Just Jot It January), I find it a lot harder to follow Paula’s tip.

Sometimes, I just don’t feel like I have anything useful to say. Normally I would just not post anything. But when I’m challenged to post something every single day, it’s really, really hard to come up with something that I don’t think will be a stupid waste of time. For you and for me. Lately, I’ve been following the prompts for lack of anything interesting going on around here. It’s really hard to come up with something to say about the prompt subject sometimes.

I hate to quit any challenge, so I hope I can keep things interesting for another 2 weeks. I know I must be getting pretty boring since I haven’t been working at all lately and hardly going anywhere. I’m trying hard to make my savings last until I can get back to work, so not able to travel or go out much. I’m pretty upset about it and trying not to get too depressing about the unemployment situation around here.

So ya’ll let me know if it gets to be too much. If you think I’m wasting your time, let me know!


10 thoughts on “Blogging Tip #1

  1. I have the same problem – I rarely get out anywhere. Consequently I rely on writing about my past and my current opinions and interests. Once in a while my posts actually inspire me to look for new avenues to explore, often through the comments…. 😉
    Hang in there, Jill! I appreciate your contributions. 😀

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    • Thanks Linda. I’m not used to being stuck around the house like this. I have plenty to keep me busy. All kinds of things I SHOULD be doing, I just don’t FEEL like doing anything much.
      Things like cleaning the house, sorting through all the crap I have around here. Cleaning up the yard, etc.
      I could go on ranting about politics forever, but it seems that loses me a lot of followers, so I try to keep that to a minimum. 😉


      • that’s for sure, I waste WAY too much time arguing on Facebook about both!
        It’s hard for me to totally avoid it, since I’m so completely passionate about it. It bothers me so much that people insist on thinking they somehow have the right to run my life. THAT pisses me off and I can’t help fighting back. I know I’m in a tiny minority to think that a person really should be running their OWN life. 😦


      • thats true, I’d really rather they just left us alone, or at the very least left off using the government to FORCE us to do things their way


  2. I started to write weekly posts vs daily ones. The result so far is astonishing. My blog numbers have actually gone up. I was having trouble coming up with quality material on a daily basis. Will stick with this a while and see how it goes.

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    • Thats great! I was doing 3-4 a week, I think that’s good for me. I was doing great with likes, comments, followers up UNTIL I moved my blog to the new site. Than I lost everything and I still don’t know what happened. Maybe I’ll try posting about it again and see if anyone has had similar things happen.

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