All over the web you see tips and techniques for starting and succeeding in the world of blogging. Most of what you come across is good advice, but a lot of times there are exceptions to those rules. Let’s take for example the rule of being consistent with your posting frequency. You can find this specific advice on many well known and popular blogs, for example:
Pronet Advertising – 5 ways to building a better blog
You get the point. Keep reading my post dammit.
Now I’m sure both Darren and Neil will say that quality is just as important if you asked them, but I think everyone has taken this “consistency” thing a bit far. Let me ask you something: Would you rather see me write average posts consistently or great post sporadically? (Bite me if you don’t think I have any great posts) My reader has over 300 feeds in it and I don’t like seeing posts just for the sake of a post. It wastes my time which none of us have enough of anyway.
Finding topics to post about is one of the more difficult things to do while running a blog but don’t sacrifice your voice. Granted, if you don’t post for a month or two you’re going to lose some subscribers (Unless your name is Chris Hooley…I’d never be able to remove him from my reader. Must be a man-crush or something). I am however going to start removing feeds that have too many “gotta post this cause problogger said so”. Quality over quantity is the golden rule for the majority of things. Links. Tequila. Women (errr, maybe not always…the more the merrier), Buffy, etc.
PS: This was not a post about posting just to post a post. This was a rant just for the sake of bitching and moaning about a pet peeve of mine.
OFF TOPIC ALERT: Please link your logo to your home page. I also hate when people don’t do that.