Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging

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.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. Fleeb says:

    Wow I am a sinner!

  2. Pinyo says:

    Hi yuga…thank you for the endorsement. Also, I think you made excellent add to my post. Take care.

  3. markku says:

    Yeah, don’t do number one, go with ploghost instead! ;)

  4. alfie says:

    Sometimes, there is fun and excitement in doing sin.

  5. yuga says:

    hahahaha, (@ alfie) I agree.

  6. pinoyopm says:

    masarap ang bawal kung minsan

  7. jayce says:

    hi. i sent e-mail regarding a potential project we can work together on. hope you got it.

    thanks.

  8. ... says:

    i definitely disagree on item #1! owning a paid domain and hosting is not equal to good blog.

  9. yuga says:

    Hi,

    The items listed doesn’t equate to having a good blog. It merely points that if you actually have a good blog, it is such a waste to just leave it off to the fate of free hosted blog services.

  10. Pinyo says:

    That’s exactly right. It’s not a hard and fast rules. Blogging is very personal thing – some want it to be fun a nothing else. There are also many successful and good blogs that does not fit this mold. I am merely pointing out factors that give bloggers like myself, the maximum advantage off the gate.

  11. Toe says:

    I’m guilty as charged. Sorry about that. In my defense, I started a blog because I was somehow always being redirected to the blogger website and it said that I could have a blog in only 3 steps! Okay, just started blogging a few weeks ago and I’m still not familiar with all these… I’ll try to get a domain… once I figure out what a domain is.

  12. Nirmal says:

    I strongly disagree to the first point mentioned here. Not all blogspot blogs are full of adsense.

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