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Chris Said,
September 7th, 2007 @8:53 am  

I used to float bullshit posts fairly often, feeling obligated to give my readers something, anything to read nearly every day.

Now that I have added so many blogs to my google reader, I am much more appreciative of the bloggers that only post when they have something to say.

Incidentally, I haven’t posted to my quitting smoking blog in over a month, and it has been higher in SERPs over the last few days than ever, with a siginficant increase in hits from all of the big 3 engines. It’s actually rather strange.

TDavid Said,
September 7th, 2007 @10:31 am  

It’s best advised to run a blog search on topics written about before publishing and find out what the saturation level is like on a given topic. If it’s high and there hasn’t really been something explained better or added to the conversation in a meaningful, useful way then pull back the piece and wait.

One thing about blogs is a lot of the saturated topics (IE. blogging about blogging) are cyclical. It’s best to time your piece so that you aren’t in the middle or end of a resurgence of the cycle but at the beginning. Easy to say in the comments area, much harder to do.

Like anything else, finding and writing about good unsaturated topics is part of the challenge.

TDavid Said,
September 7th, 2007 @10:41 am  

As for your question “Does this thing count as a post to you?” — that example seems kind of light and perhaps even factually incorrect (see guys like Robert Scoble who stays up and posts into the wee hours of the morning sometimes, I bet he isn’t getting all his sleep). The example seemed more like an appetizer or something like a linkdump. A musing.

Personally, I tend to prefer meatier, more pensive posts with examples, pictures, real world data to backup any advice, etc. Who is the person giving this advice? Do they have any track record of success using said advice?

But as I eluded to in my first comment, blogging about blogging is a very saturated topic right now. Almost any other topic is better.

chilli Said,
September 9th, 2007 @8:20 pm  

wow, thanks for those tips. yeah, you´re right, i should really stretch a little bit more. my thigh hurts like hell as i´m sitting in front of my computer the whole day… stretching and sleeping, that´s the 2 vital points for me.

Dave RH Said,
September 10th, 2007 @1:25 pm  

Problogger did a compilation recently of the most popular blogs on the net today.

The closer to number one you got, the higher the post frequency. As to if these bs posts will help you along these lines, I don’t know…but it seems to have worked for John Chow.

September 11th, 2007 @10:43 am  

The same old recitings can get to b pretty boring sometimes. Throwing in some off the wall stuff tends to break the monotony. Just look at magazines, even the ones that cover specific topics go was left of center on a regular basis.

You never know what people are looking so that one off the wall post might gain you 10 readers even though you lost 2 or 3 because of it.

I think it’s a form of marketing that can be used effectively to attract people that wouldn’t otherwise come to your blog but might find it interesting none the less.

Donald T Said,
September 14th, 2007 @10:51 am  

well, i won’t say that it’s all bull. That really depends though, to some readers they may find some meaning in those posts, really! Though as crappy as it may seem, some people read blogs for those kinda stuff.

Chamonix Said,
September 17th, 2007 @12:04 pm  

I hate filler posts. The trouble is that without them you can sometimes wait weeks between decent posts so you lose the urge to check back on the blog.

Tom Said,
September 17th, 2007 @7:55 pm  

I think a lot of bloggers get bored just creating content for one topic. Instead, they will drift away and write about random crap. As long as it’s interesting, I don’t really care!

HDTV Guy Said,
September 18th, 2007 @3:32 pm  

I believe in only writing quality posts, but you have to do it often enough to keep your readers. I totally agree with being in shape. I’ve spent far too much time sitting at the computer, and sometimes I get to sleepy to even write.

Killer Said,
September 23rd, 2007 @7:14 am  

Frankly, there are a lot of people misunderstand what does blogging mean. They consider blogging as diary? or perhaps a kind of way to let go anger? Consequently, “blogs” are not blogs. In my opinion, people who is blogging about rubbish contents, start from this moment, should try to change the content of their blogs.

Patrick Said,
September 26th, 2007 @12:42 am  

To me its a matter of perspective, there are so many motives, what is right for me may not be right for someone else.

September 26th, 2007 @8:17 am  

If the person has a sense of humor and a little bit of flare they can write about anything I don’t really give a crap. If it’s entertaining I’ll read it. As far as keeping fit so you can have the stamina to post a lot is ridiculous. Ugh, you can tell when someone is just writing a cheesy filler post though. As far as this page is concerned the blogs are all entertaining if you ask me.

September 26th, 2007 @3:40 pm  

I would rather that bloggers wait until they have something valid or valuable to post. I think there’s a lot of pressure to post every single day, and I wish more people would just relax and post higher quality entries even if it means that they won’t be posting every day. That is just my opinion (in regards to the blogs that are reader-focused). But I do agree with Patrick in that one one hand it does depend on the type of blog or the goals of a given blog. Some blogs are (ironically) not necessarily created to please readers! They are just built to make money.. 🙂

October 3rd, 2007 @2:58 am  

Yeah! I think your tips given are good enough! And I feel that It’s important for bloggers to know that, actually we don’t blog because we need to blog, instead we blog because we want to blog. 🙂

Sharm Said,
October 3rd, 2007 @12:45 pm  

There are still a lot of people don’t really understand what does blogging mean.. Thanks for the tips given. Actually we all should always be clear of what we are going to blog..:)

October 9th, 2007 @2:30 pm  

interesting post, it’s very different from other blogs

October 25th, 2007 @2:10 pm  

BS posts seem to be the norm, rather than the exception. Take a look at Activerain – I think the ratio of quality to BS is in the low teens.

paulette Said,
July 5th, 2008 @10:35 am  

I think you are right that there’s no better way to have good writing than to watch and take care of your health.

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