Here’s the truth about traditional blogging: It doesn’t exist. Without the creativity, self-expression, and freedom that blogging affords, blogging itself wouldn’t exist. So answer these questions, please:
Why do people let the “rules” of blogging rule their blog?
Is it because they need validation that what they’re doing is right?
Is it because they’re afraid of making a mistake?
Or maybe they’re afraid to be different. Whatever it is, it’s hurting their image, because they’re blending in with the crowd. It’s also hurting the blogging industry, because the lack of creativity leads to lack of high-quality content.
But rules are necessary, right? Yes and no.
Some rules are necessary, such as, “Don’t spam other blogs,” and, “Don’t badmouth other bloggers.” Those are important. But there are five blogging rules that I refuse to follow. They are:
1. Keep posts short.
My posts will be as long as they have to be. Who made up this craziness about people’s short attention spans? We come online, and all of sudden we’re dumber?