Mihaela Lica at The Dog Yard has tagged me to continue a tongue in cheek thread she has started "10 Ways to Make Your Fellow Bloggers Hate You" . I will not duplicate her list as you may be interested in following the thread via the others she tagged. Starting from number 11:Another 10 Ways to Make your Fellow Bloggers Hate You or to misquote Elizabeth Barrett Browning "How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways."
- Place so many ads at the top of your site so as to cause RSI (Repetitive Scrolling Injury) in the readers who are interested in your content.
- Incorporate dominant ads within your posts and write really short posts. Force your visitors to read your ads; they are more interesting than the post.
- Having a subscribe to this blog pop up appear when the site loads.
- Make your page load extremely slowly by filling it with unnecessary widgets and subscription buttons and crash browsers with scripts that do not work.
- Have very little original content but copy from other sites, blogs and ezine articles.
- Befriend hundreds of people on social networking platforms such as MyBlogLog and Pownce just to send them links to your blog.
- Set up numerous sites on Blogger all with little content, Adsense on all, and link them all together.
- Huge subscribe buttons followed by "advertise here for $... and "buy me a cup of coffee" boxes placed at the top of the sidebar.
- Spam, Spam Spam Spam people in any shape or form. (That word always reminds me of Monty Python)
- Submit all your own posts to Digg, StumbleUpon and any others you can get away with. (a little secret - I used to do that with StumbleUpon as I thought it was merely an online bookmarking site.)
These were extreme examples, but practicing these to a lesser extent can annoy your readers and send them rushing away even though your content may be well worth reading.Michaela's blog is quite new but it is one that I am going to read regularly. So far her topics have included the art of communication, building trust and reputation, general blogging articles and the theme of this post which she tags as 'evil blogging advice'.
I am passing this on to the following people who I know for giving sound blogging advice and their keen sense of humor.To:
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