In the last article, I assisted you in exposing some of the common myths associated with blogging, and in this article, we shall debunk some more myths. (If you have not read the first part then click on Who Else Subscribe to These Blogging Myths).
Myth 5: Good Content is Enough Myth
You will be surprised to know that many people still believe that just writing jaw-dropping, out-of-the-world articles is enough to succeed in blogging. They think: just write the best of the best articles and people will flock around them with a pen and paper asking for their autograph. Well, this doesn’t happen, at least not over nigh. Initially, one has to work hard to bring people to one’s website.
Myth 6: Self Promotion Myth
My mom asked me not to go over the roof and shout, “I am the best.” She said if you are the best, people will notice you, eventually.
Well, not on the Internet, and this one time I ask you to overlook your mom’s advice, I am asking as if you never did that, and go over the top (of not your roof) but on the top of Digg, StumbleUpoon, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and shout, “I am the most attractive fellow around. Come see me.” This will work. Self promotion, after all, is not that bad a thing.
Myth 7: Freebie Myth
Freebies work, and no one can challenge this fact, but freebies only work in helping you retain your visitors, and if the content of your website is worth waiting for. If not then, visitors will come, collect the freebie, and will leave silently, without making a fuss.
Myth 8: Blogging Platform Myth
You will find lots of people who will say that a blogging platform doesn’t matter. You can use blogger, typepad, b2evolution, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla, WordPress, or whatever; it doesn’t matter. Well, ask these fellows, “If this is the case then why so many people are using WordPress, and why many people are abandoning their existing blog platform for WordPress?”
A blogging platform doesn’t matter if you know how to create a theme, design all the required plug-ins, build support for it, have thousands of dollars to cover the development cost, and have at least 100 years to get everything you need to keep your blog functional and safe.
For rest of us WordPress is the best.