Is There A “Right” Way To Blog?

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If you’ve miraculously managed to avoid Twitter the past few days as a blogger, then you may have missed some dramz. I’m not here to talk about that though because lol I did enough of that in high school to last a lifetime.

However, I am here to talk about the fundamental issue behind it… the idea that there could possibly be “rights” and “wrongs” behind blogging.

If you ask me, there’s only one thing that you could do that you definitely shouldn’t do as a blogger. Let me flatlay it out for you.

It’s to never downplay or disrespect other people and their worth. Blogger or otherwise.

Your blog is your space on t’internet to talk about whatever you want – with the caveat above if you want to be a part of any blogging community. I’m all for free speech, but there’s no excuse to drag down another human being. Simple as.

Want to blog the “right” way? Here’s a few more pointers…

Blog what you want, when you want.

Want to blog about the latest lipstick? Go ahead. Want to blog about current news, issues and events? Go ahead.

Bloggers do not have the moral responsibility to blog about serious topics, no matter how influential they are or how many followers they have. It’s a choice.

Just because you care about the latest Urban Decay palette, doesn’t mean you don’t care about what’s happening around the world or even in your local community.

It bothers me immensely that over the past few years people seem to kick off that influencers, or even just friends, aren’t tweeting or posting on Facebook about the latest horrible things going on around the world. It doesn’t mean they don’t care, OK?

Spelling, grammar and punctuation ain’t shit.

It genuinely bothers me when people get called out for not having “the best written” blog because the spelling, grammar or punctuation isn’t perfect.

It pushes out people with dyslexia or those less academically inclined or simply people like me who think life is too short to agonise over it and damn, y’all need to gtfo if you are trying to put people off of blogging because they don’t have an English Language degree.

Your blog doesn’t need to be glossy.

Whether you have paid for a swanky design or you’re using a prebuilt template on your blogging platform, it doesn’t matter. As long as you’re happy with how your blog looks, it’s not “wrong” to have your blog look how you want it to.

So in conclusion, you do you and don’t be a dick.

 

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10 Comments

    • Cat
      August 22, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Ha ha, thanks! Pretty much sums it up.

  1. August 22, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Yes! This post is life!

    • Cat
      August 23, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      Haha, thank you!

  2. August 23, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Love it – especially your closing line! Everyone in the blogosphere seems to have an opinion recently, but really the only person who can decide what to do with their blog is YOU!

    • Cat
      August 23, 2017 / 12:38 pm

      I don’t think it’s exclusive to the blogosphere…lots of people just now confuse their opinion with fact!

  3. August 24, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I’d like to add one. For us bloggers to remember that the blogger world is diverse; and I watched with horror as big name blogger after blogger hounded a young blogger who was at the centre of this twitter drama. She’s in sixth form, still very young, still finding her voice. When we see someone who says something we disagree with, we need to look at the person behind the tweet; teenagers I know say all kinds of stuff, but I would never make them feel bad for it – I’d gently help them see the bigger picture.

    • Cat
      August 24, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Well said! If you ask me, there’s no honour in hounding people on social media regardless of their age as it achieves absolutely nothing.

  4. October 4, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Love it girl, straight to the point.

    • Cat
      October 4, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks 🙂

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