Someone on Twitter remarked that they were sick of all the “Why blogging is like …” posts. To be honest I like them, and I will continue to write posts like that, but I am not surprised this particular person is sick of them. It is like top ten lists and all the other formula style posts, once they hit some success they get used a lot.
As I say, I will continue writing them. I still do top ten lists. Heck, I am not going to say “never again” for any style of blog post. Why? If I think you will enjoy it and get something out of it then I will write it.
There are two types of blogs out there. One type is written to trick people into visiting. The other type has real worth and will last long term. While initially the former will get a lot of attention and will seem to gain success by using every trick in the book, every fashionable technique and every monetization scheme, at some point they will have to either get real or find an exit.
The latter type is the one people return to because they want to not because they feel they should. You might have guessed from my photographs I don’t really go in for fashion in clothing or blogging 🙂
Real blogs have genuine intentions behind them. They are written with an authentic desire to provide value.
It doesn’t matter if the format of the post is a top ten list, an interview, or a fairy tale. The intention is there to give the reader what they were promised, something the reader will gain from. If your head is in the right place I don’t think any type of post should be off-limits.