Saturday, August 8, 2009

What You Want To Do With Your Blog But Can't

Have you ever been faced with the dilemna of "To do or not to do" about your blog?

Have you ever been placed in a situation where much as you want to, you have to refuse posting items your friends or fellow bloggers requested you to post as you don't want any distractions that would dilute your blog's image that you worked so hard to build ?

Were there activities you would have wanted to undertake for your blog but again it is not in keeping with your blog's theme or image?

You are not alone? Could you imagine how a poetry blog would appear if it were sprinkled with all those blog awards? Poetry is a serious read and a blog on poetry must set the mood for its readers if they are to get absorbed in their reading experience and enjoy it. This means that distractions must be reduced at the most minimum level and those blog awards I am sorry to say are clearly distractions. Or take a Philosophy blog or a Political blog which are suppose to let their readers do some real thinking. Pepper such blogs with those fancy awards and surely their blog image will be altered. Think of the impressions of their cultivated readers who visit their blogs expecting some serious stuff only to be greeted by some kind of an award half of the blogosphere seem to have received.

The same could be said of contests. It maybe a good strategy to promote your blogs sponsoring contests but for some kind of blogs, contest could dilute the image these blogs want to project.

Bloggin Circle could be your blog's way out from such dilemna. We could run or hosts your contests. We could also acknowledge your awards in your behalf. All these services are free. No strings attached. It is one of the services we offer to blogging friends.

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  1. Nice blog you have there. Just wanted to let you know that I was holding a contest on my blog which has prizes worth $1600+ with over 80,000 entrecard credits. I'm letting you know about this personally because the participants are pretty low and you kind of have a 100% chance of winning right now. There are over 8 ways to enter. Looking forward to your entry. Cheers! :)

  2. It is a complicated issue. I am primarily a photography blog. And, I always say that I am not going to partake in anymore memes or awards.

    But, it is a great honor for your friends to think of you and it always helps with link building.

    So I try to combine a photo with each post of an award or meme. But, that is much easier than the job of a poet.

    unless of course, you devoted some kind words dedicated to the people who did give you the awards.

    I think all of us listed under any art category have this same dilemma.

    Good luck on figuring it out and happy weekend!!:-))

  3. I don't consider it a problem at all. Poetry is no more serious than someone discussing suicide, or a family problem, or giving instruction on how to do something on the net. Everyone needs a break from the norm, so if you blog 90% of the time about your topic and take a day or two to thank someone, post something different or fun, or award, it's not a problem, nor does detract.

    I've seen lots of very successful blogs do that.


  4. Bloggers are all different and as far as I am concerned what one does with his/her blog is similar to what they do with their homes or their person.
    You can tell alot about a blogger in just the type of blog they have and how they maintain it.

    As far as anyone telling me what to put on my long as it has to do with relationships and woman's issues...those topics are my passion and I can write forever about them.

    A blog is ones own personal space and should be respected as just that.

    I can always find something good in every blog....just like I can find something good in every books I review!

    It is how one looks at things I do believe:)

  5. Love the post! Am as far as i am concern, it is pretty hard to start a blog, not unless you already have the topics in mind..