Well I guess - first things first - Happy Valentine's Day! My husband isn't a big fan so we won't be doing anything. And that's OK with me.
I have seen a lot of these posts about "Blog Rules" and how people think you should maintain/run your blog. Well I guess I just wanted to say what I thought of these "rules".
So, there are of course, going to be other bloggers that do things that annoy you. But you know what...the whole point of having a blog is to do anything - whatever you want. You really can have crazy fonts, bright colors, and posts that make no sense. Of course you probably won't have a million readers, because they probably can't read what your saying. But you know what - whatever makes you happy.
Also, unless you are trying to earn money or really trying to get a lot of followers, you don't need rules. As long as you are (maybe) funny, interesting, genuine, and have the same interests as some of the millions of people on the Internet, you'll be fine.
Here are some things that I have seen people make "rules" about, that I just don't agree with.
- Long posts: If you want to post 3 pages worth of writing...you go ahead, because apparently you have a lot to say.
- Bad spelling/grammar: OK, you know you can always use spellcheck and I do appreciate people using their/there/they're correctly. But I am no grammar person. (as you can tell by that previous sentence) I don't capitalize my "I's", and I have no clue the correct way to use commas and these things ";" ":" "-"-". Plus, run on sentences likes to think I'm his BFF. (however I try not to return his calls)
Those are just 2 of the many things i have seen on multiple "Blog Rules" posts. I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and like things a certain way but this is the world after all. Where everyone has their own thoughts and preferences.
However Comments/Commenting should have a few guidelines (just to be helpful for the bloggers whose post you are commenting on) -
It would be great if you didn't comment on my post just to pimp out your giveaway, or the "I am your new follower so follow me back"...especially because more than once I have gotten that and the person actually doesn't follow me. The reason it bothers and offends me is because you aren't here to read what I have to say...you are here to gain followers or get people to enter your giveaway.
Lastly: the non-reply-bloggers (you can read about how to fix that here).
So truthfully, I believe you can do what you want. I feel like the majority of bloggers blog because they like it. They get to vent and write about whatever they want...but don't get me wrong, the comments are nice. And it's nice knowing that someone is reading what you are writing...but isn't it nice knowing that they are reading the things you enjoy writing? With no rules?
*I realize this post may be all over the place and doesn't have a lot of structure - sorry*