It seems like everyone these days is blogging. They’re blogging about beauty, fashion, entertainment, culture, and parenting just to name a few topics. When you have a blog, it opens the door to positive and negative feedback. Additionally, some folks want to tell you how they think you should run your blog. When thinking about all those things, we decided to make a video and post with 4 things you should keep in mind before you begin following a blog.
Watch my video below and check out the 4 things to beware of before you follow a blog on social media or subscribe to their posts.
Learn what the blog is about!
Before you follow a blog, learn what it’s all about and what the blog/brand represents. The blog may not relate to you and that’s ok, but at least you know what you’re stepping into. BoriquaChicks.com is a lifestyle and entertainment website that publishes real stories that relate to folks like me. We offer “A Fresh, Urban, Afro-Latina Perspective.” So what moves the lead bloggers and our readers may not move you. So why would you want to follow the content?
Profanity and offensive rants are wack.
If trolling, cursing, and offensive rants are your thing in the comment section, many blogs will not accept them. Everyone has opinions and feedback and that’s fine, however cursing the other commentator out or disagreeing with the author in a negative tone will just get your comments deleted. You should hit the unfollow button if you strongly disagree with their message.
Don’t try to change a blog…this is their brand & media platform.
Bloggers have their own brand so you should go to blogs that complement your ideas, instead of trying to impose your beliefs. In other words, stay in your lane. If you don’t want to read the post or dislike the editorial content, then why do you keep coming back? If you don’t want to see those stories, there are thousands of other blogs you can read instead. Why are you trolling those that you dislike? The bloggers are not going to change their flow because you disagree with them. Think of it like this: Do you interrupt the DJ at the club because she or he isn’t playing the music you want to hear? Does the fashion blogger stop posting fashion photos because you’re tired of seeing their Look of the Day? The answer is NO; so you should just keep it moving and find a blog that suits your taste.
Side note…if there is a story you want to see and it flows with our editorial content, we do consider guest submissions.
Don’t take credit for someone else’s work.
Don’t stalk social media and take material, only to repost without sourcing it. The weirdest thing is to see your words, photos or video material reused–without proper credit–going down the timeline with your website cut off or with your logo cropped out. Be original or provide credit to any creators of content that you repost OR to those people that greatly inspire your work. Moreover, when in doubt, contact a blog and ask them for permission.
What would you add to the list? Let us know your thoughts below.
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