July 18, 2007

"Your blog is like your body. If you fill it with loads of crap, it won't work very well."

There are too many bloggers out there who are writing crap and trying to get away with it. They don't understand that piling junk into their blog isn't going to help their blog be healthy. Just because you can write, doesn't mean you can write well - and it doesn't mean anyone will be interested. For the sake of potential readers, don't be a junk food blogger.

Your blog is like your body. If you fill it with loads of crap, it won't work very well. But if you take the time and energy to fill it with good, wholesome things, it will work beautifully.

It's simple to write content. Anyone can do it. I spend a few days a week writing up articles for Internet Hunger, and I post new content every weekday. But I do my best to make sure the content is good, interesting, and wholesome. And that's where the line needs to be drawn. It's great if you can come up with content, but don't post it unless you're sure it's got potential.

Bloggers who devote time to their writings - inspecting for any spelling mistakes, proof reading to find out how the overall article feels, and triple checking that the content has a unique angle - are going to have healthier blogs than bloggers who cram things into their blogs in hopes of getting hits.

Next time you open up a New Post window, think to yourself: would you want to put another ding-dong into your body, or would you prefer something that will make you live a little bit longer. Would you rather fill your blog with crappy junk that will wear it down, or fill it with wholesome, well-thought out, content.

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