Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging
Great post here by Pinyo in his entry The Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging as he lists down and explains the no-no in blogging practices:
- Using Free Blog Hosting Services
- Ignoring the Basic Principles of Good Web Site Design and Usability
- Being the Jack Of All Trades
- Not Posting Regularly
- Publishing Badly Written Posts
- Spamming and Stealing
- Failing to Establish a Personality
I like to take emphasis more on the first bullet point there — using free blog hosting services like BlogSpot, IMO, takes away a huge amount of credebility from your blog especially if nobody knows you, and much more if you hide your identity by not having an about page or even a contact email.
This all gives the impression that your blog is all about those AdSense and Chitika ads plastered all over your blog stuffed with showbiz keywords (or cancer, sexy nude pictures, mortgage, credit cards, wow gold for that matter). And, btw, if you really believe you can earn some considerable amount cash from your Adsense, please do re-invest some of it back to your blog by getting a domain and hosting.