I’m not digging all of these big shot bloggers trying to make these rules for blogging.
I have read posts about how not everyone should have a blog.
If you’re not a big shot blogger, like myself.. this post is for you.
If you are a big shot blogger, this post is also for you.. but, none of you will read this.
These are just some of the rules that I don’t follow..
Your blog will be judged by it’s cover. Have a perfect layout.
If spending $100 to have some make a layout for my blog means you’ll read my blog and you’ll follow me.. then I don’t give a damn if you’re not following me.
Respond to all comments left on your blog.
It is important to respond to comments.. however, I do understand why people can’t always respond. Personally.. if you ask me something I most likely will respond. A lot of the time I get comments that pretty much all I can say is “Thank you!” to.. I mean.. I’ll absolutely always respond if you e-mail me.. or even if you comment on instagram.. I respond almost instantly, unless I’m in class or at work.
You must post almost daily.
During Fall, Winter and Spring I take classes 2-3 days a week and work 4-5 days a week. I only get time with my boyfriend 2-3 days a week.. I go to school in the morning/day and work at night. I work at a bar for we close at 2 and get out of there by 3ish. When I get home I sleep and then wake up to go to school or work. Summer I’m currently only taking one class but I’m working more than usual. I’m busy. I’m tired. The only time I really use my computer is to do home work or watch netflix while falling asleep. I post when I can. If I had the time to post daily, I would.
Your blog must show your readers that you are perfect and you live the perfect life.
I call bullshit on all of these bloggers that live this “perfect” life. I don’t care if I blog about things that maybe I shouldn’t. I’m real. I can’t be anything else.
The more followers you have, the better your blog.
The amount of followers you have really has nothing to do with the content you compose. Most of the time it’s a popularity contest. Buy a cool layout, pay someone to have your link on their blog, spend hours commenting on other blogs.. and BAM!!.. your followers will go up. If you simply just have a good blog.. the only followers you’ll gain are people that came across your blog and loved it for what it is.. those are the followers you should want.
I started a blog because I wanted to post about my life. It may not be interesting to everyone. That was never the point. I used to have a Tumblr. It’s still out there, I just don’t use it. I have thousands of followers on my tumblr, no lie. The second you stop posting 100 pictures a day.. you lose followers. Tumblr is like one huge popularity contest. I hated that. I used to have a livejournal and an Xanga when I was younger so I decided to give Blogger a chance. I love the blogs I follow. I’m sorry if I don’t always have time to comment. I’ve given my number to a few followers. I e-mail some of you. I talk to some of you on Instagram. I do enjoy interacting.. but you have to understand that I have a life, just like many of you. I honestly can’t believe I have over 50 followers on my blog. I am very thankful for thank. Would I love to have thousands of follower? Of course.. but, maybe I just don’t have the time to draw in that many followers.. and I’m okay with that.
My blog is a personal blog. I blog about my life. I blog when I can. If a big shot blogger wants to post about all of the rules of blogging.. I’m not going to follow them. I laugh at the rules.
I don’t need to fit into this blogger world in order to keep my blog running. I didn’t go into this blog thinking I’d one day be one of this big shot bloggers. I wanted to be able to post my thoughts and post whatever I wanted. I won’t ever change the way I blog just to get more followers.
Yes, I know I need to comment more on blogs that I read. I will try to do that. As always, I will try and post more.. but for any of you bloggers that are on the same page as me with this post.. I know that you are real and that you can understand that sometimes life gets in the way.
Your blog should be about you.
You should only follow your own personal rules.
...And on Wednesday we wear pink!