Caution: Avoid Doing Unnecessary Blogging Stunts

Avoid Blogging Stunts

I went for a walk yesterday.

On the road, I saw a guy who was on bike, talking on phone, and had both his hands off the steering.

Why had he both his hands off the steering?

I have no idea!

But one thing that I instantly thought was that most of us are like that guy. We do not put our hands on the wheel of our blogs.

What we all do

We blog well. In fact, most of us are awesome bloggers.

But like that guy, we pull of useless stunts.

We leave out hands for no reason. And soon, we become used to it and leave our hands often.

Then a turn comes, we are still careless and bam..........

Bike Accident

Let's see this all in blogging terms. When we seem to be a bit stable, we decide to do strange experiments. And the experiments go haywire and we suffer a lot.

A stunt may be anything. A newsletter, a new kind of post format, a new design. Anything.

What we should be doing

Now, do not take me wrong. Stunts are important. But not all the times. You should keep several things in mind before pulling your hands away.

  1. Never Do A Stunt On a Curve: Simple, isn't it? If you try to pull a stunt on a curve, you will fall. Do not try anything when your blog is not stable. At such times, focus on one thing, stability and work towards it.
  2. Audience: Would you still do a stunt if there's no one to watch you? No! When you do not have enough reach, do not try anything strange.
  3. Importance: Is the stunt really important? Do you have to do it at any cost? If it can be avoided, avoid it!

Do you pull of crazy blogging stunts without any need? Are you still going to do that?

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About Ishan Sharma

Hi, I am a young Blogger from India. I am very passionate about blogging and also co-founder of Blogging With Success. I write about general blogging tips and WordPress. You can read other posts by me here.If you need help, feel free to contact anytime!

Comments

  1. Philos Mudis says:

    Love the post Ishan. Bloggers should avoid stunts except in cases where the stunts are meant to help the readers achieve their goals. There should be room for experiments but that doesn’t mean reasonableness should be thrown out of the window.

  2. Hi,
    Very Nice interpretation, funny way to express your blog.

  3. Looks like you advising me directly.. I mean i started a blog just now.. and learning things.. your a genius..
    Oops.. No more stunts now.. no audience

    • Hello,

      Thanks for your comment. Just work towards building audience with solid content. And soon, you will be able to pull any stunt you want.

      Good luck.