Blogging by Impact – Do You Break The Blog Rules?

Breaking the rules in blogging, if they are done wisely and in a good sense, can pay off in your future.

The enormous steps forward done by the Humanity were – thinking out of the box – in definitions, theories and established-stuff, no matter the topic you choose: Freud in psychology, Einstein in physics and this list can be huge more assorted. These concepts can be applied to every aspect of life; hence I can freely include bloggers to apply to these uncommon ways of thinking.

Blogging by Impact - Do You Break The Blog Rules?

If you don’t feel the necessity of doing it, in a constructive way and at least sporadically, think twice. Bloggers must have their own voice, innovate or make things different and this can’t be achieved following strictly the principal stream day after day.

Personally I’ve broken rules often in my life and I’m satisfied in most of the cases – I know, in some opportunities of course can derive in nice headaches, and at that moment I learnt of those facts to avoid them in my future.
Just to name a few, when most of the kids in my country were studying laws or similar (more than 80%) I studied a scientific-career.
The majority of my friends started to smoke, I refused to poison-myself only to feel I was older or with more personality. Linked to the former I’ve done aerobic sports since I was a kid while most of my friends, more today the population in general, the principal exercise is to do zapping with the TV or clicking a mouse.

You can break established-blogging rules with your peers or internally in your own mind.

Possible Ideas to Step Out of The Box or Suggestions for having Unconventional Blogs:

# Reveal un-sexy truths about profits in blogging that nobody is doing.

# In your niche most of the posts are long, why not to try short series instead or vice-versa?

# Stir the blogging pot in a politely way in your area, with proofs and intelligent comments on other blogs.

# You really didn’t jump already to the social media wagon, why not doing it right now, avoiding several social networking mistakes beforehand.

# On the contrary if social media is all your life, but you aren’t achieving your goals, may be for lacking of long term blogging-strategies or perhaps you need to reduce to the minimum your presence – spending your time in other useful tasks and trying to be a blogger that can stand alone, different from others.

# Never allowed guest-blogging in your blog? Well do it now and keep your readers with new-fresh airs.

# Tired of writing frequently? Why not to convert your site in a multi-author blog like FamousBloggers, TechnShare, ShoutMeLoud, WeBlogBetter and the new DragonBlogger.

# Have a blog layout different from others that can be recognized at glance. Raise your hand who knows a blogger with an orange-side bar like me? (The idea was to have colors “chocolate”- related πŸ™‚

# Comments at your blogs drain your time? Consider shut them off or do it definitely like Leo.

I know that this post is a little crazy – these are the last effects of the antibiotics I needed last week lol, but whatever! this is me.

Do you agree or not? How about you – do you break the rules sometimes or you play always in a safe-land?

And ending with a slogan of one of the principal brands in sportswear that I used frequently: “Just do it“!

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42 Responses to Blogging by Impact – Do You Break The Blog Rules?

  1. oh boy some good ones for sure here, stirring the blogging pot and then profit blogging….you never cease to amaze me…just one article after the other that peeks my interest….did I tell you how happy I am your back!!!! YEAH!!!! Great read …gotta go finish !

  2. Interesting, Gera. Because I have no monetary aspirations with my blog, II can ease off. The one thing I do – not by design but by necessity is not post frequently. When I post twice in a week – that’s huge. In a way, that has been helpful – less pressure on me and it gives people more time to “find” each article (although that was not by design). There is freedom in doing the blog to please yourself.

    • Breaking blogging rules doesn’t mean money; it can mean also to expand new horizons in new themes. Improving frequency of posting is useful but not always easy or in your case the contrary less posts is less pressure ok too!

      When you blog you’d feel comfortable with it πŸ™‚

  3. If the effect of antibiotic can make write like you, I think I am going to ask my doctor to prescribe one for me ha… ha.. ha..

    Anyway, I am not that adventurous of breaking rules, I know … it’s kind of boring huh? But, for now, playing it safely give me more secure feeling. Perhaps one day I will be more brave πŸ™‚

    • Ha ha more antibiotic isn’t a good idea πŸ™‚ If you don’t feel the necessity to be more adventurous well is super fine but like recipes is good to try new ingredients, right ? πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for coming by!

  4. Great piece…no, I don’t know anyone with an orange sidebar, and now that I know the thinking behind it chocolate, I like you even more! That’s what is so great about blogging is all the different looks, concepts, philosophies! And as the saying goes, rules are made to be…

    • Blogging design with chocolate is always a yummy idea πŸ™‚ yes blogging implies meet new people and cultures every week, that’s a challenge πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Gloria! Just re-trying to get back to a normal routine, I haven’t been healthy lately. Today the best of the luck to the Chilean miners rescue, how hard is that!

    • Karen I think you’re doing a great job on you blog and you’re right allowing guest posting lets you to make other tasks on the net, this is crucial e.g. promoting your blog. Meantime your readers are welcomed with fresh airs πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Gera!

    I think I break the rules by not trying to keep up with everyone else. It’s hard to do that, but it’s not a race for me. I just put out content as best I can and try not to stress. Like today, I’m overwhelmed, my back hurts, and I’m running in a million directions. And I don’t feel like blogging and so I am not going to. LOL At some point, we just have to take care of ourselves and not get crazy about it.
    My recent post Follow Friday and a Simple Guide to Stirring the Pot

    • Health is always first! If you are overwhelmed and too busy blogging can wait. I try to focus that bloggers should have a unique voice and separate from others writing or doing different things.
      Hope you’ll feel better from your back very soon Tia!

  6. Hi Gera! This post was very helpful! Thank you for sharing your tips. We are always looking for ways to build on our strengths, talents and interests (we have 10 writers!) and make market them so that people enjoy reading what we like to write! Difficult balance, but I think we are getting better…thanks again for your tips.

  7. Since the short time I am following you…I have learned so much. You continue to amaze me and this post I will have to take more time to go throught it as I am at work and cheating by going your way. Glad you are feeling better,
    My recent post CHORIZO Y CAMARONES Spanish sausage and shrimp – Bragging Rights

  8. I totally agree with you! Therefore I try to keep my identity by having a rock’n’roll atmosphere throughout my blog (music, attitude, etc..). That might not always be to everybody’s taste… But it’s me! My header represents a big blackberry (quite rare). I try not to follow the latest trend like a sheep. I like being different.

    A great post, thanks!

    Cheers,

    Rosa
    My recent post AUTUMNAL BLISS

  9. Well, Gera…I’m sure you managed to stir the pot with some bloggers who seem to break more than one rule.
    I for one, am very specific to why I started blogging and what I need from it. Basically it balances out my very crazy lifestyle. My profession is very demanding…and my blog is the very pleasurable part of who I am. It keeps me grounded.

    Gera…you are unique in your own way and no matter what you seek from blogging…you will certainly have my support. I do wish you much success with what you are trying to accomplish for yourself.

    Glad to read that you are doing a lot better ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia
    My recent post APPLE berry sauce on PANCAKE fluffs

  10. I have “Acolytes” that help me write though usually only parts of a review. When I started I tried to do it every day and quickly found out that if I don’t have something interesting to write about, I don’t want to write. Now I try to do it 3 times per week at least. Give folks a reason to visit at least once a week. I hope people appreciate the work I put into the featured or Sacrament/sacramental reviews we do. I think our approach to that is unique.
    My recent post Cookies &amp Blondies for Halloween

  11. Hi Gera,

    I found this blog post via Karen W., a lady whose only blogging rule is to break ’em all.

    I totally agree with your philosophy and I’ve done pretty much everything except turn off comments and have guest bloggers. Another thing bloggers can do is to invent a meme. It’s a lot of work but if you pull it off, the results can be satisfying. (My efforts have fallen flat, thus far.)

    Cheers,

    Mitch

  12. I’ll be out of box on Monday…I’m asking a very provocative question, challenging my readers…interesting to see how honest people are…B)
    My recent post say MUIKKU!

    • Thanks Julius!
      Have you found at the cyberspace a “food blogger” speaking about social media more blogging strategies? I think there aren’t a lot there πŸ˜‰

  13. Comments are draining your time – shut them up! haaa πŸ˜€

    It is a storming post Gera, lovely, full of diverse ideas.

    Some rules must be broken – with planned intention – otherwise I’ll be walking in a line waiting for my turn. I must do something they are not doing yet.

    BTW, why are you having two comment boxes? – to break the rules ? πŸ™‚

    • Yes I know is incredible but true, several turned off comments.
      If it they are planned and made in good sense to shine the blog from the noise, just go ahead πŸ™‚

      Do you know other blogger with two comment boxes? No, me either. This is a glitch of ID comment-system and after 2 months still waiting a definitively solution πŸ™
      Great you like it and thanks for coming by Suresh!

  14. Hi Gera,

    It seems to me that the only rules definitely worth keeping are your own – my favourite quote is by Holly Johnston of “Frankie Goes Top Hollywood”

    ” In the land of the free you can be what you want to be” Nice!

    Ok, not much time for the internet recently ( it’s been “maybe tomorrow” for a couple of weeks now!! ) – but just wanted to pop by quickly and wish you a happy, healthy weekend – and a long long break before any more antibiotics

    Cheers

    Will

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