Less is more. It applies to most things we do in life, focusing on quality rather than quantity. It applies to the world of blogging as well. It has been proven time and time again that going down this route brings greater, meaningful rewards than going the other way.
But human nature and failings being such, the bigger number tends to gain a greater following than the small number. Overtime, those who are able to see with eyes wide open will change direction and move on to better things. For those still in the herd, it's a continuous journey of self-denial or having delusions of competence. Where do you belong?
It's time for the next post.
There are just too many bloggers around on this planet, and that's just the problem - we all can't be the same in our thinking, outlook and vision. Being a blogger and an observer of the goings-on in the blogosphere, there are things you notice that put a smile on your face or something else that's just not on.
Bloggers suffering from delusory pleasure
The eBook Syndrome
If you have been around the Internet scene long enough, you'll know that ebooks are passe. Think of dinosaurs and you get what I mean. When I first started to surf the Internet several years ago, ebooks were "selling like hot cakes." I bought some when I was a newbie and a noob thinking the secrets they hold will open the door to success as an Internet user.
In retrospect, you realize that information is easily obtainable from the Net if you know where to find it without parting with your silly money. As the blogging world takes on a new dimension, information becomes available everywhere. So less of ebooks is better for you - and your pocket. Only the ones that have quality written all over it should be considered.
But sadly, some bloggers are just not savvy enough to separate the wheat from the chaff. If you are reading some good blogs with down-to-earth informative content, you don't need to read all those ebooks.
Don't show yourself up when you're still a little "wet behind the ears" with your Internet knowledge. You can be easily spotted. For example, when you are not making big money yet, don't be a silly noob trying to teach others how to make dough.
Also, there are so-called Internet marketers pushing their half-baked ebooks by socializing themselves among social networking circles. Just be wary and take things with a pinch of salt.
I hate to say this but recently there's this Malaysian blogger who tries to make out like he knows a lot by advising his readers to create about 10 free WordPress blogs and put Adsense on them to make money.
You know bladdy well that WP will slap you down faster than Big G if any ads are found on their free blogs. Pity those newbies who follow this dumb advice. He would have sounded more credible if he had suggested using Blogger blogs. Maybe he got himself all cross-wired.
The Maniacal Post Writer
It is an insanely doctrine passed down by some high-horse bloggers and picked up by some of the newbies and noobs. Write stuff everyday and you'll see more bloggers knocking on your door. The Google bot will be indexing more of your work. You'll be in seventh heaven when you see your pagerank rise in no time. It's all hogwash.
Welcome to the world of the maniacal post writer who has this notion that writing everyday (or almost) is the cardinal rule of blogging in order to rise up in the SERPs. Have you ever noticed that on some of these "non-stop" blogs there are more fluffs and rehash than solid matter?
I have noticed one blog that keeps coming up with posts of lists - best of this and best of that kind of BS - with outbound links to those sites whose posted articles are on the lists. Do it in a meaningful way then it's okay but not simply slapped them on every other post just to gain some mileage.
These post-a-day writers will run out of steam on worthy articles and then they will start to squeeze in silly interim posts just to make up the number. At the end of the day they are no better than any other average blog except to get a bunch of noobs coming over to say "good post", "great post", "excellent choice" and blah, blah.