While every blogger worth his or her salt is grateful for their readers every damn day (it’s what makes the blogging world go round), there are a handful of questions you get asked so often that you get suddenly and dangerously stabby. Questions that give you the burning and all-encompassing desire to break the internet.
These are those questions.
Please. Don’t be that person.
I think your readers would be interested in…
No, I don’t think they would be interested in that infographic you made in Microsoft Paint about the top 10 online universities in Northern Iowa.
Have you ever written a post about…?
It’s called a search box. Learn how to use it.
Can you please write me a 12 page email about how exactly you started your blog, got readers and give me a step-by-step plan to get people reading my blog? I’m going to read it, not respond or say thank you and then make sure to never take your advice.
If I had a fucking nickle for the number of emails I get that include some version of this I could yacht my way to Fiji. If I had another nickle for every time I responded anyway, expecting some sort of different outcome, well, the movie Titanic might never have been made
You should change your blog header/tagline/URL/posting frequency/Twitter handle/name/social security number. I don’t like it because x, y and z reason that has everything to do with one personal experience I had that applies to every single one of your readers.
You should try running a blog that pleases everyone. And no, I’ve never heard that specific piece of advice before. Thanks for the hugely insightful brilliance that comes out of your digital mouth.
I have a blog too! It’s about my cat. We should link to each other!
No. No we shouldn’t.
Hey, you blog! I read this article on Mashable I figured you’d never read before and thought you’d like it. I don’t know if you know this, but RSS feeds are the next big thing.
Honest question: Do you think people who send really, really, really obvious links through on a regular basis are trying to help or show off that they know what Mashable is?