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Can Cheap Flattery Motivate You to Blog?

By on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog Writing | 0 comments

Whenever I need a quick ego boost, all I have to do is trawl through the spam folder of my blog comments. Usually,

trash dog

Looking for treasure from the spam can.

the spam filter efficiently rescues me from these insincere, trash comments by shifting them off to a separate folder before I can see them. Everyone once in awhile, I check to make sure a real comment didn’t get lost in the bunch.  Most are clearly garbage, some are unquestionably blatant adds and others are just nonsensical. Scattered among them, however, are a few that I would love to be real, like this one:

I don¡¯t even understand how I ended up right here, but I believed this put up used to be great. I don’t recognise who you are however definitely you are going to a famous blogger when you are not already 😉 Cheers!

Or these:

-Great web site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find high quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!

-Hurrah! After all I got a blog from where I know how to genuinely take helpful facts concerning my study excellent submit, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’ base already!and knowledge.

For a brief moment, the hopeful thought floats through my mind: At last, my true genius has been recognized. And then I look at the URL and it turns out to be an irrelevant sales page of some sort.

Maybe these are effective on some level. Maybe bloggers are dazzled by the kind words just long enough to overlook the misspellings and bad grammar to click on the links. And then once there, maybe they are so taken by fabulousness of the product being hawked they buy it. And maybe they actually receive it. And maybe the Easter Bunny will come to our house and hide the baskets this year.

It can be hard to write without the validation that what you are writing matters. And you may not get it in the way you expect. It’s important to recognize this when you get started. If after three months or six months you don’t have hundreds of followers or your business hasn’t doubled in size, you may feel like giving up. After all, it’s hard enough to find the time to blog without feeling that it’s a waste.

But, if you give up, you never will gain a strong following and your blog will never successfully support your business.

It helps to be very clear when you start blogging about what you want to do with your blog and why. Is it about building an audience? Is it about providing material to your customers and potential customers? Is it for you to keep a record of things you want to remember or a place for you to sort out your thoughts?

It is also good to evaluate from time to time how things are going. Do you have as many readers as you want? Is it providing the value that you had hoped? If not, what are the problems? Were your expectations too high? Could your content be stronger? Do you need to do more to raise awareness about the blog?

If all else fails, you can always delve into your spam folder:

-What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious knowledge regarding unpredicted feelings.

-Every life bears the print of some of the most wonderful and special
moments, like birth, wedding, family. It’s a beautiful expression of great
experiences that mingle up with daily routines, and rough times.
Those are the moments which make you want to push forward, to continue with whatever lies ahead you

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