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The Seven Deadly Sins in Blogging

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Christians are being taught on how to be a better person and according to their doctrine, there are seven deadly sins that must be avoided. Although this post is not about religion, it is interesting to learn that these sins can also be applicable to blogging. One might think that this post seems to be offensive, but its intention is pure and clean. I think this is one of the best ways to remind every blogger on how to avoid their blogs to die. Here they are.

Lust

This is not limited to sexual addiction and adultery. As bloggers, we should not also be involved in scams just to win visitors and make money on-line. It takes a lot of effort to gain a decent traffic and subscribers but it is the way it should be. In addition, do not put anything in your blog that should not be there. Simplicity attracts more readers.

Gluttony

Do not eat more than what you cannot take. Although joining social sites can help a lot to promote our blogs, join only what you can handle. Link building can help our blogs to be popular to search engines, but exchanging links to blogs not common to your niche is useless. If you are not checking them properly, it will also affect your PR.

Greed

This is very much applicable to forum posting and leaving comments on blogs. We must remember that we are not the only ones who need exposure. Although it is free promotion on our part, abusing it will annoy others and you will suffer the consequences. You must learn the art of communication to invite readers to your blog. If you share useful tips, you will be acknowledged.

Sloth

While we must not stop improving our blogs, discontentment may also be harmful. Frequent changing of blog theme and topic will confuse your readers. On the other hand, it is not also right to be lazy in posting. We must always be willing to give a helping hand to fellow bloggers who ask for advice, especially to newbies. Always maintain a good reputation to others.

Wrath

Blogging is not for impatient people, as well as those who cannot control their temper. Avoid engaging in useless debates just to prove your point. If you are right, you do not need to push it. In addition, never use foul words that can offend others. The truth will surely come out later. We must project a good image to increase our readership. Patience pays off.

Envy

Self-centered people do not have a place in blogging. Note that successful blogs were not made overnight so do not be envious if they are more popular than yours. Instead of comparing yourself to top bloggers, study them and learn from their strategies. Never copy their posts and post them on your blogs just to get the credit. Every blogger is unique.

Pride

This is the deadliest sin a blogger could commit. Do not act as if you are the best blogger who thinks he already knows everything. Be humble in your posts even if you are the expert on the matter. Do not be too proud about success in blogging just to impress your readers. Instead, thank those who visit you. Humility pays off in the long run.

The wages of sin is death.

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10 comments:

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August 13, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Interesting and unique application of the 7 Deadly Sins to blogging.

  Lea

August 14, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Good post. Makes one stop to think and look at blogging from a different perspective. Thank you.

  Linda P. Morton

August 15, 2008 at 12:13 AM

I like your list of blogging sins.

One of them is my pet peeve about bloggers - those who post only once a month or so.

The whole idea of blogging is to constantly be providing fresh content. One post a month doesn't make a blog.

I always look for opportunities to comment as I go through Entrecard blogs. It's really disappointing to see the same old post day after day.

Another pet peeve relates to greediness - bloggers who put so many widgets and ads on their site that it takes forever for them to load.

Google punishes to slow loads and most people will just click away if a site doesn't load quickly.

I bet the small money these bloggers make from their ads don't beging to offset the harm it does their traffic.

  Lhurey

August 15, 2008 at 12:44 PM

good post

  Guardian Angel

August 16, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Linda,

I agree with you with regards to irregular posting of some blogs.

That is why I am frequently changing the list of Entrecard blogs that I visit.

Thanks for dropping by, as well as to other commentators.

  Laarni

August 17, 2008 at 9:34 PM

Very nice post. I am going to dig this ah. and will subscribe to your rss feed na din for future reference. hehe. :)

  Guardian Angel

August 17, 2008 at 10:01 PM

Wow! That is really something I should be thankful of.

Maraming Salamat po!

  Anonymous

August 18, 2008 at 3:23 AM

one of my pet peeve in blogging is a no follow comment..

  glesy the great

August 25, 2008 at 8:10 PM

nasabi na nilang lahat... need i say more? pero totoo nice post... never read a post about blogging that way...hehe.. galing-galing... sisight seeing pa po ako dito ha.. feeling ko marami akong matutunan dito

  angellviews

August 29, 2008 at 10:21 PM

Thank you for this insightful post. Being a new blogger, it put some common sense practices into perspective for me. I'll be back! Sheri