Those of you who read the headline for this blog post are probably thinking, “Huh? What changes are Renard going to make to his blog?”
I can assure you that those changes are going to be good ones ― the types of changes that will benefit both the visitors to the blog and the owner of the blog (Those are changes I should have made a long time ago).
So, without further ado, I am going to let you know what those changes are.
I Plan On Publishing Blog Posts More Often
Publishing content once a week was fun; however, I felt as though I held myself back by limiting myself to publishing blog posts on Renard’s World weekly.
In addition to the blog posts that appear on Saturdays, I plan on adding a random blog post (or two) during the other days of the week (Hey, it is my personal blog; therefore, I am free to do anything that I want with it).
The biggest irony is that I used to publish blog posts daily on Renard’s World in the past (By the way, I have no intentions of returning to that old habit because I enjoy spending some time away from my blog; doing so allows me to have time for the other aspects of my life).
Besides, personal bloggers are known to publish content on their blogs as often (or not as often) as they like.
I Have Removed The “Reblog” Button From My Blog
You are probably aware of the existence of people who are in the habit of only reblogging other people’s work.
For the record, I have nothing against someone who does the occasional reblog and still finds the time to write their own blog posts.
What I find a bit distasteful are those so-called bloggers that only fill their blogs with reblogged content from others.
I feel that having the reblog button on my blog will only encourage those reblog addicts to reblog the living daylight out of my blog posts (That is a bad thing because I want them to learn how to write their own blog posts and publish them on their own blog).
There Will Be No Guest Posts Until Further Notice
Yes, I am putting the guest blogging project on hold until further notice.
I will like to state for the record, that my guest bloggers have been splendid.
However, these people have blogs of their own and I genuinely believe that they should not undergo the unnecessary burden of creating content for their blog and finding the time to create guest posts for Renard’s World.
Also, everyone is up to their throats with the goings-on of COVID-19 (And, that, my friend, is quite a handful in itself).
My team of writers need rest and recuperation like everyone else (And, they are deserving of it)!
All Comments Will Now Be Held For Moderation
When I first launched Renard’s World back in 2018, I had set comments to be automatically approved.
Today, I have made the decision to manually approve comments.
Why have I chosen such a drastic change?
The drastic change in regards to comments is due to some people violating my blog’s Commenting Policy (Unfortunately, there are some people who are hell-bent on breaking the rules).
I do not want people:
- Placing the link to their blog’s homepage in the comments thread of my blog.
- Placing the link to a product that they are trying to market in the comments section of my blog.
- Fighting with other commenters because their point of view is different from theirs.
- Cussing like a sailor in the comments thread of my blog.
- Being disrespectful to me and others via my blog’s commenting section.
Ninety-nine percent of the people that comment in the comments section of Renard’s World have respected my blog’s Commenting Policy; it is the one percent that has proven themselves to be very problematic.
By the way, I am in no way insinuating that you need to agree with me or with anyone of my commenters; I am stating that if you must disagree with me or anyone of my commenters, you need to do it in a respectful and diplomatic manner.
I want my blog’s commenting section to be a safe place for all commenters and the best way of doing that is by manually approving comments on Renard’s World.
I Will Be Dealing With A Wider Range Of Topics
One of the nice things about managing a personal blog is that the author is free to choose a niche or go nicheless (Most of you already know that I have chosen the nicheless path from day one).
Unfortunately, many people have gotten the wrong impression about Renard’s World; they wrongfully believe that it deals solely with blogging advice; I can assure you that is not the case; I have dealt with other topics in the past.
I will venture deeply into other interests of mine; such as:
Hopefully, those topics should dispel anyone’s belief about Renard’s World being a blog that strictly deals with blogging advice.
Let it be known that I am not giving up on publishing blog posts that deal with blogging advice; I am simply adding more topics to the proverbial mix.
I Will Not Be In A Position To Follow Everyone Who Follows My Blog
Now, do not get me wrong; I am deeply appreciative of the number of people that are following Renard’s World.
The difficult part is finding the time to follow the blogs of those people that chose to follow Renard’s World.
Have you ever tried to follow the blogs of each person that followed you?
Those of you with an extremely large following knows that it is something that is difficult to do; the most that you can do is to check out a small percentage of the blogs of the bloggers that follow you whenever you are online; which can result in many weeks, or in some cases, months before you can truly visit them all.
Lucky are those people that have a small loyal following because they are the ones who can interact with each other without burning themselves out.
Truthfully speaking, I would be doing myself a great injustice if I followed everyone who followed me.
I wanted to give you a heads-up; you deserve to know my reasons for changing things up a bit.
I would also like to thank each and everyone one of you for your loyal support.
Thank you for reading!