Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How NOT to Grow your Blog

How NOT to grow your blog:
(A semi-tongue-in-cheek guide from yours truly!)
  1. Be fake.
  2. Never comment on anyone else's blog.
  3. Write in long, never-ending paragraphs with no line breaks.
  4. Don't include any pictures.
  5. Exclusively talk about your shop non-stop.
  6. Don't write about anything worthwhile to your readers.
  7. Write one post every other month.
  8. Don't bother responding to any comments you get.
  9. Insult others to make yourself look better.
  10. Avoid participating in linky parties and blog hops.


  1. I love this- I have been horrible at responding to comments lately and it has hurt my blog traffic.

  2. wonderful list :) ha. & i love that print you posted.

  3. Very cute and wise. :) Thanks for the reminder to do the things I should to grow my blog. :) Have a great week!

  4. Great tips! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. So true! I wrote a similar post today, and we have several of the same points. Great minds think alike I guess. :)

  6. I think you summed it up quite well!!

  7. I have a post planned about blogging too! Haha. Great points. Still not really sure what the last one is, though.!/MandyCrandell

  8. Not commenting...its true! Being sick has kept me from getting on like I usually do, and it does hurt traffic!

  9. I could do better in all of these...thanks for the reminder:)You did it with humor too!!

  10. Oh man, everyone is laughing and it is funny, but I get so paranoid that I'm the worst blogger out there and try so hard not to be these things and beat myself up when I don't have time to comment on other people's blogs or inconsistently post on mine. I can laugh about it, but it's one of those nervous, looking around laughs. Ha!