After I posted “31 Ways NOT to Use Your Blog,” many of you goaded me, egged me on, encouraged me in my mischievous plan to write a series of posts wherein I break blogging rules I created as a tongue in cheek response to Microsoft’s proposal for “31 Ways to Use Your Blog” over a decade ago. How could I resist temptation like that? As with any form of writing, you can break the rules – and often should – provided you’re doing it very deliberately, with your eyes wide open, and provided you’re aware of the potential consequences.
Here’s a nice, bookmarkable, automagically updating post with links to all my rule-breaking blog posts:
- Breaking “Rule 21”: Saying Nice Things About Pussy
- Breaking “Rule 22”: Complimenting the Dog
- Breaking “Rule 23”: A (Not So) Recent Sexual (Mis)Adventure!
- Breaking “Rule 24”: Dust Bunnies
- Breaking “Rule 25”: Naming Names and Kickin’ Butt
- Breaking “Rule 26”: Blogging Pithy Quotes
- Breaking “Rule 27”: Blogging as Journal of the Mundane
- Breaking “Rule 28”: Blogging Nasty Things About the Ex-Whatever
- Breaking “Rule 29”: Blogging About Bodily Functions/Fluids
- Breaking “Rule 30”: Blogging About My Sex Life
- Breaking “Rule 31”: Blogging About Co-workers
- 31 Ways Not to Use Your Blog #FridayReflections
I hope you enjoy them, and I hope that my breaking them doesn’t get me banned from the International Brotherhood of Bloggers or disowned by my family!
What does the phrase, “rules are meant to be broken” mean to you? Do you agree or disagree? Would you qualify that with “always,” or “sometimes,” or “never”?
What “rules” have you read (and taken to heart) when it comes to blogging?
What blogging “rules” have you read, here or elsewhere, that you think are utter bunk?
Talk to me in the comments, below!
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