“Do you want 1,000 followers in one week? Then you need to do exactly as I say!”
“NO, you need to do exactly as I say!”
“If you really want to succeed you should listen to me!”
Blogging advice can be great (I must think so since this is titled “Blogging Tip”) but sometimes the advice and tips can become a little overwhelming and sound a lot like the conversation above. There are hundreds of thousands of opinions out there on how you should blog, how to gain followers, how to be successful, how to, how to, how to, how to, how to….
Let’s be honest, it is EXHAUSTING trying to keep up with all of these different “tricks.”
While these tips and tricks are not necessarily bad or wrong, if you are listening to too many outside influences, they can become detrimental to your blog. Here is my advice (I know, I can hear the irony):
Accept that there are different opinions on every “how to” and decide for yourself.
Do you know what advice is? Advice is “guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future action, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable or authoritative.”
Do you know what advice is not? Advice is not a command. You do not ever have to listen or follow to anyone’s advice. You don’t even have to listen to my advice about not listening to advice. (Moving forward from that rabbit hole…)
This came up for me the other day when I posted “Blogging Tip: Stop the Hate; Moderate” and I had some other bloggers who disagreed with my tactics (no offense here guys, blogging is an individual journey). One follower, at my request, sent me a blog post that was the exact opposite of mine, arguing why you should not moderate your comments. You can find that post here: Your Comment is Awaiting Moderation
Check it out. Read my opinions on the subject, read their opinions on the subject, and at the end of the day, come up with your own opinions.
Everyone is going to have different advice on the exact same topic. Use this advice to learn and grow but don’t let it dictate your actions.
Decide for yourself.
Happy Blogging Everyone!
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