As an Internet user, you may sometimes see a viral blog post. Your Facebook friends might have shared it or a major website like The Huffington Post may have picked it up. The viral post could be about anything – marriage, parenting, Miley Cyrus’s VMAs performance, and more. Regardless of the topic, this blogger has a fresh take on it, and some of your friends are responding to that.
And that’s great! One of the best parts about the Internet is that it gives a voice to many people who deserve it but don’t have a platform to broadcast from in real life (examples: books, newspaper columns, radio shows). But as savvy Internet readers, we need to learn how to take these viral blog posts with a grain of salt.
It is every blogger’s dream to have a post go viral. That’s because viral blog posts make more money. Bloggers blog because they like to write and share information about their passions, but generally, the ultimate goal of blogging is to make money.
If you’re unsure of a blog post and the blogger’s motivations behind writing it, go through these steps to learn more:
Have you ever tried a recipe or tutorial on Pinterest that just totally flopped? A lifehack that promised miraculous results but didn’t deliver?
Then you might agree with some of Martha Stewart’s recent statements on bloggers. In an August interview, she stated
“Who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors and writers at Vogue magazine. I mean, there are bloggers writing recipes that aren’t tested, that aren’t necessarily very good or are copies of everything that really good editors have created and done. Bloggers create kind of a popularity. But they are not the experts and we have to understand that.”
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In my extensive perusal of Pinterest boards about blogging, I’ve seen lots of different pins that revolve around “recycling” or Spring cleaning your blog. The idea behind this is that posts older than a year probably need some updating (though the content shouldn’t be altered). But for bloggers who have been at it for years, this could take a huge chunk of time. Some bloggers may wonder if the effort is even worth it. Who is going to read those old posts anyway?
After reading these posts, I’ve figured out a few reasons why you should do some Spring cleaning on your blog.