If you’re not happy with how your blog is being used or published, there’s a simple and simple fix: write a blogpost.
“If it doesn’t do anything, it’s not a blog,” says Peter Criss, a self-confessed blogger, who was once accused of being a paedophile after he posted a series of photographs of children as young as nine on a website.
“It’s not going to make you any money,” he says.
Criss’s advice is simple: “If you’re doing a blog, write a post.”
In fact, many bloggers do just that, and are rewarded with more traffic, readers and clicks.
But it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and self-promotion that comes with a blogging platform.
You’re more likely to be taken seriously when you have the authority to make the most of your platform and your posts, and you’re more comfortable sharing your insights and thoughts.
As an example, you may write about a subject that interests you and get a few clicks.
“The thing that makes a blog great is that it’s an opportunity to share your opinion,” says Dr Rachel Fergusson, an associate professor of communication and public affairs at the University of Queensland.
She says the biggest mistake bloggers make is to create a “personalised” site that is meant to be used for specific reasons.
“You don’t create a site for people who don’t want to read your posts.
If you’ve got a niche you’d like to fill, consider a blog for it. “
So when someone starts using your site for a specific purpose, they can see all the different posts, all the ways you’re different from them and they’re likely to say, ‘Yeah, that’s just my blog.'”
If you’ve got a niche you’d like to fill, consider a blog for it.
“Blogging is great for sharing what you’re passionate about,” says Criss.
“There are a lot of good sites that don’t have to do that, like Ask.fm and The Locker Room. “
They’re really easy to use and really easy for bloggers to use. “
There are a lot of good sites that don’t have to do that, like Ask.fm and The Locker Room.
How to make sure your blog doesn’t break the law When you write a topic, you can always use the blog to share a snippet of information. “
They’re just places where people who are passionate about something can meet up and share their ideas and find support.”
How to make sure your blog doesn’t break the law When you write a topic, you can always use the blog to share a snippet of information.
But if you don’t do that with all your posts or articles, you could be breaking the laws of copyright, privacy and publicity.
The law around blogging is complicated.
Bloggers are allowed to write up to 20 blog posts a year for a maximum of one day per year.
If a blogger posts more than 20 blogposts in a single day, that day is known as a “daily post”.
It can be difficult to see how someone would violate these rules, says Mark Cogdell, an expert on the law at the Australian Institute of Law.
“To be clear, I don’t think it’s something that’s particularly problematic,” he explains.
“Some people will post more than 100 blogposts and that’s a fair use for an artistic purpose.
But there’s no legal requirement to make it a daily post.
It’s something you can use if you’ve written more than one day.”
You also can’t use your blog as a platform to promote products or services.
“A lot of people who post blogposts on blogs like Ask or Reddit may be able to do a little bit of business,” says Cogdanell.
“What they’re doing is trying to use their own platform to try to gain a little buzz, which isn’t really fair.”
If you don´t have any particular business in mind, you should consider publishing a short post on your blog, says Ferguson.
“When you’re posting on a blog like Ask, or Reddit, it’ll get you a lot more traffic,” she says.
“Maybe someone who’s really keen on something might click through, but it’s a lot less likely to do so if they just click a few times.”
So how can you avoid the legal problems?
First, make sure you don�t use your platform to: promote your own products or business, such as your blog.