Does Your Blog Suck?
October 10, 2007 5:30 PM   Subscribe

Sucky Blog? Does your blog just suck? Here's 41 reasons on how to not make your blog suck. PLEASE, people, read and follow.
posted by fe2dell (28 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Self-link speculation notwithstanding, some SEO dude's linkbait list post is not great front page material. -- cortex



 
What the fuck was that mess?
posted by jonmc at 5:32 PM on October 10, 2007


Jesus Christ, you could kill someone with that RSS icon.
posted by birdherder at 5:35 PM on October 10, 2007 [4 favorites]


I notice he failed to list the two most important ways to make your blog not suck:

2. Don't rely on poorly-contructed list posts to generate reader interest.

1. Don't have irritating faux- corporate speak like "performancing" in the URL.
posted by dersins at 5:36 PM on October 10, 2007


Your favorite sucky blog about blogs that suck sucks.
posted by tepidmonkey at 5:36 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'd say the probability of a self-link, or some other SEO scum-scam is higher that chance in this particular case.
posted by BeerFilter at 5:37 PM on October 10, 2007


IRONY ALERT!! IRONY ALERT!!!!

14. Blogging about blogging. Believe me, it won't make you any money. Not unless you have insights other bloggers don't. In which case you're not likely a newbie. Even Mr. Problogger Darren Rowse has said that Problogger makes less than his other blogs. (Though that was in late 2006; things may have changed since.)


Seconded jonmc.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:38 PM on October 10, 2007


I'm pretty sure this is a self-link.
posted by fandango_matt at 5:40 PM on October 10, 2007


Upon further reflection, I call for an orbital strike.
posted by BeerFilter at 5:40 PM on October 10, 2007


No, my blog doesn't just suck. It also blows.

Hey, wait a minute. I don't have a blog.

I gotta getta blog. Where can I get a blog?

Blogblogblogblogblogblogblogblogblogblog.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:41 PM on October 10, 2007


This sucks. It also presupposes the only reason to have a blog is to be a replacement of a magazine, and to make money. How about as an artistic, rather than journalistic, pursuit. How about as an outlet for one's work? Why does everyone seem to think that having entries by date means that you want to be some kind of SEO-sucking faux journalist or self-help dipshit?
posted by MythMaker at 5:42 PM on October 10, 2007


I'm pretty sure this is a self-link.

I was coming in here to say the same thing. Years of MeFi have attuned my self-link alarm to frightening accuracy. As a matter of fact I would bet jonmc's left arm on it.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:42 PM on October 10, 2007


What fandango_matt said.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:43 PM on October 10, 2007


Hey, wait a minute, eyeballkid, that's the hand he... drinks beer with.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:44 PM on October 10, 2007


Yep. His posting history is kinda sketchy. Shoot this crapalanche out to some waste barge in the Lolleron system.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:45 PM on October 10, 2007


I hope we can get a pithy exit comment from fe2dell.
posted by BeerFilter at 5:45 PM on October 10, 2007


The pseudo-word performancing is enough all on its own to make me want to scourge this planet of every living thing and leave it forever as a monument to my apocalyptic rage. I don't even give a shit that this post stinks of SEO marketing.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:46 PM on October 10, 2007


Damn it, I was coming in here to say

#1 Don't make linkbait List Posts, because as successful as they are getting Dugg and passed around, they are lazy and dumb and make you into the suck.

Note: I recently posted long List Post to one of my own sites. I am also the suck.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:47 PM on October 10, 2007


Metafilter: some waste barge in the Lolleron system.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:47 PM on October 10, 2007


Hey, wait a minute, eyeballkid, that's the hand he... drinks beer with.

I drink beer with my right hand. I jerk off with my left hand. makes it feel more like it's someone else, y'know...
posted by jonmc at 5:49 PM on October 10, 2007


Actually, I sometimes drink beer with both hands.
posted by jonmc at 5:50 PM on October 10, 2007


It's a self-link.
posted by fandango_matt at 5:50 PM on October 10, 2007


I heard if you sit on your dick it feels like you're jerking someone else off.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:50 PM on October 10, 2007


you first.
posted by jonmc at 5:51 PM on October 10, 2007


"You may not have the skills of Grammar Girl or be anal retentive about it like myself"

Good lord. Perhaps he could apply some of his self-proclaimed anal retentiveness to his personal pronouns.
posted by Lucie at 5:54 PM on October 10, 2007


Twofisting JonMC

I'm glad I didn't know the title before clicking the link.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:56 PM on October 10, 2007


"reasons on how"?

Maybe there oughta be 41 "reasons on how" not to make your FPP suck.
posted by Edgewise at 5:57 PM on October 10, 2007


I can't believe he failed to mentioned puppies.
posted by srboisvert at 5:57 PM on October 10, 2007


The user name of the person who favorited this thread: “hecho de la basura”. ¡Eponystérico!
posted by tepidmonkey at 5:58 PM on October 10, 2007


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