What Really Grinds My Gears
Welcome back to another edition of “What Really Grinds My Gears.” I know a lot of you are enjoying these posts because I get so much interaction on them. So yay! And of course, thanks for the support. Now today, we’re going to talk about something that really grinds my gears: bloggers. Now you may be saying, aren’t you a blogger? And to that I say, isn’t Lifesfinewhine and Pooja more of a mindset than a blog/blogger? Just kidding.
Anyway, this isn’t really about all bloggers. Or Google’s once popular blogging platform, Blogger. No, this is aimed at more popular bloggers (the ones with thousands or millions of followers/views) or bloggers that are specialists in tech/SEO etc. You know the kind.
So what’s my plant based beef with them? Glad you asked. I have two specific things I want to talk about today. First, I want to talk about those big bloggers who make it seem like blogging is easy. Like you can get millions of views and followers overnight. When that’s obviously not true. Most of those bloggers spent a lot of money advertising, hiring SEO specialists and may I be so bold as to say buying views and follows. Not all of course, just a few. Sure the tips they share are helpful but that’s not the whole story.
Growing your blog organically takes a lot of time and effort. And not being transparent about this can give people false hope. I have seen so many people become bloggers and give up in less than a month because they assumed they would succeed overnight but didn’t. And that makes me so sad because it is possible to grow and enjoy that process and it sucks that this experience was robbed from them by putting false exceptions in their head.
The second thing I want to talk about is aimed at people who are pros at tech, SEO etc. I recently read an article where the blogger was kind of dissing people who share simple/easy SEO tips like I do on my SEO for dummies posts. Because according to them SEO is so much more complicated than that. And I agree with that, SEO is a lot more than that.
Except here’s the thing, those little tips about on-page SEO are also real SEO tips. And not everyone is an SEO specialist. Some people find things to do with tech really difficult and sharing small but easy ways to boost SEO is super helpful for people like that instead of shoving things in their face that they probably can’t even understand. That alone is why I even have the SEO for Dummies series. Just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean that everyone is an expert at that. You need to understand that not every article you read is going to be targeted to you specifically. If you already know these tips and think they’re basic that’s fine but not everyone is so privileged.
And no shade to the blogger I mentioned. They went on to make a very good point about how the quality of your post matters most and not how SEO friendly it is. Which is kind of accurate. I just found that specific point about articles with easy SEO tips to not be so true.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I always enjoy writing these, I swear they’re like therapeutic for me and I can just get so much of the anger out lol. Apparently, so much stuff grinds my gears, lol.
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