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41 Indispensable Rules of Blogging

Avatar of Jackson Nwachukwu Submitted by Jackson Nwachukwu April 11, 2014 Website: www.jackpreneur.com

In my own opinion, I think that blogging has gone beyond writing for Google bots and readers. It’s become something big, and needs some rules and laws to keep the game straight!

I like to see bloggers as managers, because you are responsible for all the people that read your contents. So a high degree of caution needs to be taken to ensure you don’t loose out of the game. One thing I have come to know about managers is that they live by rules, and it’s the rules that make them. Bloggers are not exempted from having rules to follow. Having passion is great, but what is passion when there are no rules to guide it? These rules will put things straight for you


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Jackson Nwachukwu is an expert blogger and internet entrepreneur. He is the founder and chief content officer of WorthBlogger Media.

9 Responses to “41 Indispensable Rules of Blogging” Leave a reply ›

  • Avatar of Sunday Profile

    I would add: “make valuable comments on other bloggers blogs, establish your brand with social media profiles by using tools like Google Authorship. In addition, use your blog to solve problem for the reader through content, design, and products!

    This is my take for now Jackson. Your 41 indispensable rules are actionable for both newbie and established bloggers!
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  • Avatar of rohan bhardwaj Profile

    Considering Sunday’s addition it will be 42 indispensable rules of blogging. I admire all the rules you wrote and am in complete agreement with you. My favorite one is to write only about the things one knows or have a caliber. This way- content will be awesome always, readers will trust you always and a readership audience will be evolved. A very informative article.
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  • Avatar of Arun Profile

    Hi Jackson,

    This is the second post that I devoured on your blog on the very same day. While this post is all about rules, I have two takes on the topic.

    First of all, I’d like to discuss something that is not being mentioned in the article- breaking the laws. I’m not saying to go crazy and ruin it all. Actually, I’m telling about thinking out of the box, doing something new, doing something innovative. If it clicks, it sure will become the new rule for others!

    Talking about the points you discussed in here, I must say that all the points are important and must be treated seriously. Well, if I go on to leave my take on each individual points, then this comment will become too looong and boring! :)

    A couple of tips I really like are- #4, #9 and #37.

    Using simple language, seeking performance feedback and loving one’s blog!

    Simple language because it is something that all kind of people will understand. Many folks feel uncomfortable when technical jargon and sophisticated words are used in a blog post!

    Seeking performance feedback is crucial. Because, honest feedback will help us know our weaknesses and thus give us a chance to improve ourselves.

    And the last one- loving one’s blog. It is crucial because as long as you don’t love your blog, I don’t think you’ll be able to provide good stuff using it to people!

    Arun
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    • Avatar of Barb Brady Profile

      Hi Arun,
      I like your comment. I agree with you and the author of using simple language. It is one of my themes :)

      I do agree. Sometime it is so frustrating when I am researching something and the author jumps in to way too techy language from the first paragraph. I just think, this is so not required. It could be a lot easier.

      I know some things are more difficult and they are hard to simplify, but I do think we need to give it a try.

      Barb
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  • Avatar of Ankit Bansal Profile

    These are true rules to become successful blogger. I totally agree with Sunday’s addition to this list of rules, Valuable Blog Commenting, Personal Branding and becoming a problem solver.

    I’ve seen many bloggers forget to update the year in footer “Copyrighted (Company Name), 2012 – 2013, All Rights Reserved.” But currently it is 2014.This is one more important rule to keep it updated with the legal terms and copyright.

    Thanks for sharing this nice list of rules of blogging. :)
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  • Avatar of Barb Brady Profile

    Hi Jackson,
    I agree with many of the “41″. Here’s some I agree with
    1. #11 Reply to Comments asap. I AGREE! One of the things that is so difficult for me to understand is why some do not reply. I know some people are busy and they have grown so big. But I think they need to reply. They have grown their website because people follow them and when they don’t reply I think it sends a negative message of they are too busy or too important.

    I think the message should be “I am thankful you followed me and stopped by my website”.

    2. #13. I think you should write about what you have experienced. One thing that bothers me is when I read a post and the author recommends, let’s say, 5 plugins that do a particular task. But then the author says: I have not tried this one out but it has good ratings. What? I don’t think that is right. I don’t write on anything that I haven’t tried out. I just wrote a post on a backup plugin. I would have never written on it without trying it out. And, boy did I try it out. Emails were flying back and forth with the author of the plugin. I tried it out over and over again.

    3. #17 Paid Themes. I think many of us have read about the Heartbleed bug that has hit the internet. What are we going to do? It’s hard, but we have to try to protect ourselves. I just did a post on blog security because I think it is so important. But I do think you have a good point: get a paid theme. I have Genesis.

    4. Rule #19 Give Credit. Someone just read my post and then created a post after they read my post that was similar to my post. I wasn’t mad. I was honored . . . because they referenced to my post and gave me credit. Yea. The referenced me and they also got a good post. It was a win-win. The key is that we all need to give credit.

    5. #35 don’t be anonymous. I think there should be a picture of everyone on their website. Plus, I think if someone comments, they need a Gravatar. I strongly believe in developing relationships. And, it helps if you can connect writings to a picture of the author.

    You have many good suggestions!

    Barb
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  • Avatar of Rose Ann Profile

    These patterns are actually interesting. I agree with all your thoughts, Jackson.

    In writing blogs, it is important to consider our working style. It is our own way of showing how unique we are. We should keep our contents simple and straight to the point. I guess that this rule is the most basic of all rules given.

    Every blogger will surely have a successful blogging career if they follow these rules.

    This is such an informative article. Thanks for sharing this!
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  • Avatar of Metz Profile

    Rules depends on the kind of blog. However, there are some basic rules like:

    Be clear.
    Be relevant.
    Easy to understand.
    And including your very own share, Ask visitors to subscribe to your email updates.

    Blogging has its rules and etiquettes. One strong rule is the “Copyright Laws”, always give credit where credit is due. Well, it’s because Bloggers who publish content on the public Internet are bound by copyright laws.

    I must say, your list is correct and it must be considered and keep in mind. It’s going to be an advantage for a blogger to know rules since it is a guide.
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  • Avatar of Chery Profile

    Hello Jackson, I love how you have set the rules HEHE

    I agree with each and everyone of your rules. A few of them reall stuck out for me

    Rule #35 don’t be anonymous. Yes everyone needs a picture of themselves on their website.

    Rule #37: Love your blog! very important My Motto to live by “Love what you do and do what you love!

    Rule #40: Don’t be too quick to publish a post! I have done this one in the past and once I started visiting other peoples blogs I noticed the mistakes and now take my time to really proofread because this just… Well You know!

    I don’t this you missed a thing my friend! Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))
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