My Set of Blogging Rules For The People of The Blogosphere

10 Responses

After almost 4 months of blogging and some rigorous blog-surfing, I have managed to compile a set of blogging rules. These rules aren't compulsory, but if you try and stick to them, maybe you can prosper in this ever increasing blogosphere, with as many as 50,000+ blogs published per day(correct me) slug it out to become the best in terms of design, content, and most important of all, visitors. Well, enough of stats, let's get down to business.....

  • The most important rule is to create original content. One must refrain from copying content from other sites, who knows, someone may catch you red handed.

  • I came across this very recently. Whenever you write words in capital letters for your post titles, it implies that you are shouting that particular word. For instance, the post title below contains the word 'end' in caps, which means that I'm trying to shout or stress upon that particular word.

  • When you want to show any expression, you write it, generally, within brackets; like raising hands, or yawning, etc. But in the blogosphere, I found they usually write it within asterisks(*). For instance, I want to say,....(yawning)I'm bored...., I'll have to express it as .....*yawning*I'm bored....., hope you get it.

  • Many people blog to earn some extra income. Some of them get so excited by the thought that they jump on the monetizing services within days of publishing their first post. I would say that folks should switch to these services after at least three long months of some good blogging and building some content.

  • Don't simply pour you content. Make a post or two per week, so that these posts remain on the main page to get some attention. I came across some blogs that make about 3-4 posts a day! If this is the case, then not all of your posts will get that attention which they deserve. I would recommend about 1-2 posts per week.

  • This rule I consider it equally important. Visit other blogs or websites. Don't just be inside your blog world. You need to come out of it and visit blogs that belong to your category. Make a condensed list of blogs you find interesting and keep visiting them, so that YOU are noticed by others. That does not mean spamming. You just need to express seriously. Build up a community, make friends, interact with them. Then slowly, the word spreads and you blog gets the attention it deserves.

Did I miss something? Please feels free to add some more of these rules.

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10 Responses:

Jamie on November 20, 2007 at 11:55 AM

Great points! Especially the amount of posting. I know I sometimes feel guilty about only posting every other day or so, but not only do my posts get the proper attention they deserve that way, I don't feel so rushed to write something.

Thanks for sharing!

Jack Payne on November 20, 2007 at 3:08 PM

I post about once a week. This seems to be a good interval, to make sure I'm indexed by the search engines.

Chewy on November 30, 2007 at 11:23 AM

This is something different from the other conventional posts on increasing so called 'traffic' that say the same old shit every now and then. I'm quite convinced on posting twice a week.

Good luck!

MonBlogger on December 11, 2007 at 11:29 AM

But don't you think posting not oftenly may lead to the dullness of the blog? Some think that a blog is 'active' only if there are atleast 3 posts in a week!

Maher Saleh on December 25, 2007 at 9:03 PM

Great points man writing everyday gets me pissed off actually i will try to decrease the amount to 2 times or 3 a week.

eftim on June 21, 2008 at 9:00 AM


Your blog is great. You obviously know a lot of HTML and CSS and many more things.

Could you please e-mail me the code of your menu bar on the top of your page. I like it very much and would like to add it on one of my blogs. I actually need it. But I can´t build it myself :)

Thank you very much.

Wendy on August 6, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Interesting concept

Going to have try that and see if it makes a difference.

Now to go and do something else while my fresh article sits there

Lotus Flower on October 10, 2008 at 1:16 AM

Please, what's with the asterisks thing? I often use brackets and now I am a bit concerned.

Thanks so much.

Visor on October 11, 2008 at 1:43 PM

It's amazing to see someone comment on such an old post!

Anyway, it's just that when you want to show expressions, use asterisks to highlight them. That's it!

And thanks for your response...

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