Polonius(in Hamlet) says of the Prince : "Though this be madness, there is method in it".
Let's see how much that applies to our blogging style here. Is there a madness? Is there a method? Is there only one, none or both or something else altogether?
Some years back I read lots of how-to blog books. I still update my knowledge base in this area on a continual basis. But then, I use my finger-tip feels much more than those rational rules.
- For the sake of search engine, a blog be at lest 250 words long. I just don't care.
- A blogger must establish a regular rhythm. I just don't care.
- A blogger must know her/his target audience. I just don't care.
- No body reads blogs anymore. I just don't care.
- No body writes blogs anymore. I just don't care.
- A blogger must get incoming links somehow. I just don't care.
- A write should edit, re-edit. I just don't care.
I just don't care.
Eric E. Schmidt, Google Chairman, admits in a Businessweek eulogy that Steve Jobs often made his decisions based on hazy, foggy, flimsy data but Jobs did make assumptions that are "never crazy."
What crazy assumptions have I made here?
- People who never read sonnets, will never read sonnets. They should never be in my radar.
- People who seldom write sonnets, will seldom write sonnets. I will outlive, outlast such fellow sonnets writers.
- Any of my posts must be and is helpful to my readers.
- Target audience, my sticking to my core, etc -- I need not concern. A person can do nothing but stay in his core, not matter how versatile or scattered. e.g. Can I be bird or a fish? No! Whatever I do will reflect/represent/smell/taste/sound/look me automatically.
- Blogging is useful to both writers and readers.
- If you have better things to promote, you should save your energy to promote those things, rather than promote your blogs all out.
- I can write 10 blog post per day easily. But I will publish about 1 post per month and do somethings else in the remaining time.
I cannot abuse you, trick you, harm you in anyway. Beyond that, is there any other blogging or moral or trade rule?
I don't think so. Good luck!