Those of you who have been blogging for quite some time would have picked up on a pattern in the blogosphere ― a regular recurrence of certain types of behaviour from people who refer to themselves as, “Bloggers.”
The funny thing is that some of the newcomers to blogging will pick up on these types of behaviour with ease.
So, without further ado, it is time to highlight some of those things that have been happening in the blogosphere since the birth of blogging.
1.) Some People Will Ask The Same Questions Over And Over
It should not come as a shock to you that there will be people who will ask the same questions repeatedly (This does not send me crazy because I am fully aware of the fact that there will always be people who are new to blogging).
My article, 6 Questions That Always Pop Up In The Blogosphere, has dealt with some of the frequently asked questions about blogging.
Veteran bloggers should never lose their cool whenever someone has asked a blogging-related question that they have covered before.
Because getting angry with a newbie blogger will destroy any sort of future bond that you will like to have with that person (As a matter of fact, our list of followers are comprised of people whom we have managed to form a bond with and any newcomer to your blog can be looked upon as a potential follower).
So, instead of losing your proverbial cool, you can answer their question briefly or leave them a link to a past blog post of yours; preferably one that has dealt with the topic in detail via the comments section of your blog.
The biggest irony is that a lot of the newbie bloggers could save precious time by searching for an answer to their blogging-related question via a search engine of their choice.
2.) Some People Will Lose Their Interest In Blogging
It is a sad fact that a large percentage of bloggers will end up losing their interest in blogging.
Most personal bloggers view blogging as a fun-filled activity and when the fun fades, their blog dies (No new content is added and their blog becomes stagnant).
Truthfully speaking, blogging involves a lot of hard work and there are people who are not cut out for that sort of thing.
By the way, almost any blogger can rekindle their interest in blogging by reading, 10 Tips That Will Help You To Maintain Your Zeal For Blogging.
I truly hope that you will never lose your interest in blogging and that your blog will remain active many years into the future.
3.) Some People Will Always Be Angry At WordPress
Almost every WordPress user has been angry at WordPress in the past for some reason or the other.
Some people have been angry at WordPress because of Automattic’s decision to utilize the Block Editor.
Whereas, some people hate it whenever they are experiencing some type of technical difficulty ― the kind that can only be rectified by a well-trained Happiness Engineer.
Hey, technology is not perfect; therefore things will not work one hundred percent of the time.
And, Automattic’s management will always give the figurative green light for making upgrades without ever consulting the people that blog on WordPress.
Those people who are angry at WordPress are free to blog elsewhere or are free to continue tolerating WordPress’s technical imperfections.
4.) Some People Will Disagree With You
For the record, it is okay for people to disagree with us.
However, it is never right for someone to be rude to you via your blog’s comment section (This usually happens when an uncouth or an immature person disagrees with what you wrote in your blog post).
The preferred method, of course, is to disagree in a polite and diplomatic manner.
The best way of preventing rude comments from making their way into your comments thread is by manually approving each comment (This is highly recommended for those people that publish controversial topics on their blog).
5.) Some People Will Try Their Best To Spam Your Blog’s Comment Section
Spamming has been going on in the blogosphere for ages.
It is a known fact, that there are people who will attempt to leave a link to a product that they are trying to sell, as well as a link to their blog’s homepage.
Now, in most instances, bots are responsible for most of the spam that is being disseminated on the internet.
Thankfully, Akismet has done a wonderful job of combatting the majority of the spam on my blog (Unfortunately, it is not perfect and there are those rare occasions when the annoying spam would find its way in my blog’s comment section).
The spam that bypasses my spam filter is manually deleted by me (Oh, there is nothing quite like a bit of human intervention).
Spam is a nuisance and it should be dealt with in a serious manner.
6.) Some People Will Try To Steal Your Hard-Earned Money
Believe it or not, I do receive the occasional email from someone claiming to be an SEO expert; they want to make my blog SEO-friendly for a price.
Dear friend, scammers are constantly targeting naive bloggers (So, please be aware of the online trickery that is carried out by those dishonest people).
You are better off using an SEO plugin or hiring the services of a reputable SEO agency.
My article, 7 Things That Legitimate SEO Experts Will Never Do, is a must-read for any blogger who would like to differentiate a real SEO expert from a fake one.
7.) Some People Will Choose To Publish Your Work Without Your Permission
Unfortunately, there would be some people who would boldly publish your work without your permission (Those unscrupulous people are in the habit of passing off other people’s work as their own).
Dear friend, no one has the right to steal your blog posts and get away scot-free.
Brook Zimmatore’s article, How to File a DMCA Takedown and Protect Your Reputation, will enlighten you on the correct steps to take (Especially if someone has published your work without your permission).
Once the blogosphere is in existence, some people will:
- Ask the same questions over and over.
- Lose their interest in blogging.
- Be angry at WordPress.
- Disagree with you.
- Try their best to spam your blog’s comment section.
- Try to steal your hard-earned money.
- Choose to publish your work without your permission.
The most that we bloggers can do is to accept the things that will never change and to take legal action whenever someone steals our intellectual property.
Please feel free to share your view on what you have read via my blog’s comment section.
And, thank you so kindly for reading!