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).
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).