Thursday, September 24, 2009

Writer's Block

People ask me if I ever get tired of posting. The short answer is "sure." And here's a short list of things bloggers should never never do. First, if you have nothing to post, don't. Nobody cares that you've reached an impasse or run out of material. Second, stay away from those "services" that offer catalogs of previously written articles. That will get you de-googled, as will following hot trends and posting about them. There's one blog doing this right now and reaping tons of traffic. But when the crawlers figure out that blog is just throwing up posts about current news to get traffic, the site crawls will grind to an immediate halt. They will find out in time. If your blog is heavy on current events (like mine) you have to contribute something original or controversial to the discussion. "***Mackenzie Phillips" will pull the hits in, but after visitors find nothing there, they'll remember your blog --- and avoid it like swine flu! Nothing to write about? Take a few days off, quietly!

***I think Mackenzie Phillips is a despicable human being. I think she's telling her "story" for $$$$$$ and nothing more. I could make up something about a dead person too, and probably get somebody else to back me up on it. Shame on you, Ms. Phillips!

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