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8 Things You Should Know About Me

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In most instances, when you want to know something personal about a blogger, you click on their About page (Although my About page has basically what you need to know about me, I decided to go a step further by revealing more of myself in this article).

Some of this information may not be all that important to you; however, a portion of it falls within the category of must know and my fellow bloggers have a right to know what they have gotten themselves into (Or what they are about to get themselves into).

So, a bit of disclosure can work in everyone’s favour and you will know what you can expect of me.

1.) I Love To Write

If you have been checking out the articles on Renard’s World, you would have guessed right away, that I love to write (It is one of the things that I do well).

Before I started this blog, I made the decision to fill it with full-bodied articles.

Each article is over one thousand words.

Why have I chosen to produce articles that are over one thousand words?

Well, for starters, writing that amount of words daily can be a bit challenging at times; I do it out of a sense of discipline.

Also, I am a huge fan of long-form content.

Do you love to write?

2.) I Love To Interact With Other Bloggers

Yes, I love interacting with bloggers. I enjoy doing the following:

  • Reading blog posts from my fellow bloggers.
  • Leaving my fellow bloggers valuable comments in their comments thread.
  • Encouraging my fellow bloggers to continue to blog when they feel like giving up.
  • Finding out what the interests of my fellow bloggers are.

Blogging is more than just publishing blog posts on one’s blog; it also involves interacting with others in the blogging community.

Do you love to interact with other bloggers?

3.) I Think That Spam Is Interesting

Finding spam to be interesting does not mean that I like spam; no it is quite the opposite — spam is bloody annoying!

Spam is interesting because you never know the type of spam message that you are going to get.

In the past, a spammer or spam-bot tried to get me to read odd stuff; for example:

  • Where I can find Viagra to buy online.
  • The once in a lifetime sale of cheap jewellery.
  • Someone’s Facebook page.

Thankfully, Akismet handles all of my spam issues on WordPress.

Spam nonetheless is, a figurative pain in the buttocks!

What is the weirdest spam message that you ever received?

4.) I Am Not Into Reblogging

Yes, it is true. I am not into reblogging.

If you have ever paid close attention to my selection of sharing buttons, you would have noticed that I have removed the Reblog button.

I do not want anyone reblogging my articles (However, it is okay for them to share the links to my articles via their social media of choice; which is the reason why those sharing buttons are there).

I have no intentions of reblogging anyone’s article either.

And, I have no intentions whatsoever of reblogging my own article. I would rather update my blog with fresh content.

So, there is no need for me to keep the Reblog button.

5.) I Will Not Participate In WordPress Prompts

I will admit, that WordPress Prompts are great for the newbie blogger who is wondering to their self, “Hmm. I wonder what my blog post is going to be about today?”

I do not participate in WordPress Prompts, because I enjoy doing my own thing.

I am the one who comes up with a topic for my blog.

I prefer to dance to the beat of my own drum and no one else’s.

For the record, I am not insinuating that bloggers should ignore WordPress Prompts. I am clearly stating that WordPress Prompts are not for me.

And, I do recognise the importance of those WordPress Prompts; it helps WordPress bloggers to bring out their creativity; which is, a good thing.

6.) I Am Not Into Blogging Awards

Blogging awards came about as a means for a blogger to show their sincere appreciation for a blogger or a group of bloggers.

Blogging awards usually require that you do the following things:

  • Thanking the blogger who nominated you.
  • Placing the award somewhere on your blog (Preferably in your sidebar).
  • Answering a specific amount of questions by the one who nominated you for the award.
  • You nominating bloggers who you think are deserving of the award.
  • You asking the nominees a specific amount of questions (Usually, the same set of questions that the person who presented you with the award asked).

I think that blogging awards are a clever way of getting people to create blog posts.

The truth is, that I do not have the time to do all of that.

If a fellow blogger nominates me for a blogging award, I would politely decline the blogging award.

7.) I Love To Experiment

In my article, I Am Back With WordPress, I mentioned that I experimented with Blogger to see if it was a blogging platform that was worth blogging on.

Experimenting is good, because it gives you an idea of what works for you.

As a matter of fact, a lot of WordPress bloggers, did a bit of experimentation with various other blogging platforms; which is the reason why we can tell others that WordPress is the ideal place to start a blog of their own.

In the past, I had fun with Blogger and I tested out Medium.

Have you ever experimented with other blogging platforms?

And, was your experiment a success?

8.) I Love To See Other People Succeed

I can proudly admit, that I do not get jealous of other people’s success.

If you published a blog post that told your readers how well your blog did over the past year and I came across it, I would bid you congratulations via your blog’s comments thread.

I also enjoy encouraging newbie bloggers to blog; I would read their blog posts and leave them valuable comments in their comments thread.

The truth is, that I want all bloggers to succeed.

Too many bloggers are abandoning their blogs; they would start a blog today and in the next two weeks, they throw in the proverbial towel (I do not want that to happen. I want their blog to grow into a successful one).

Final Thoughts

So, my friend, you have learned eight new things about me.

Where you surprised by any of them?

Before I make my departure, I would like to thank you for reading my blog post and for your continued support.

Namaste (English translation: I salute the Divinity in you that is also in me).

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15 thoughts on “8 Things You Should Know About Me

  1. It’s good to be upfront about the blog awards. I had awards on my craft blog and I accepted graciously, because it didn’t occur to me that I could decline.

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    1. [ Smiles ] Interesting, Marie-Céline. It never occurred to you that you could decline a blogging award?

      As always, thank you for reading and for commenting.

      Do enjoy the rest of your day!

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  2. I like that you want to do your own thing instead of just going with the trends! I recently also started a blog on Tumblr for my more crafty/ gamer girl side and at the moment I’m really happy with both of my blogs!

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    1. [ Smiles ] It is nice to know that you think that my blog is deserving of an award.

      If you had given me an award, I would have said, “No thanks, Andy. I am not into blogging awards. I truly appreciate the thought that went behind it though.”

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