Have you ever been told not to do something? Ever been told that something you really like is bad for you? Isn’t it always fun to break the rules and be rewarded for it?
In a recent study, the University of Copenhagen has come out and said that drinking up to three beers per day is actually GOOD for you. Whoda thunk it?
This started me thinking, “what’s some other advice that we’ve been given as bloggers that we’ve been told is ‘for our own good’ that may not turn out to be in our best interest?”
Basically, how can we have our beer and drink it too……….and three times?
Bad Good Advice
I’ve started a collection of advice and tips I’ve been given over the years that all came from a good places but didn’t turn out to be the most conducive to creative writing and creating wonderful pieces of content for myself and my clients.
This is what I’ve come up with soo far (and linked to when appropriate), but feel free to add your additions in the comments.
- You HAVE to blog every day.
- A paragraph has to have 5 sentences.
- Write in the same place every time.
- If you write anonymously, no one can find you and can say whatever you want.
- You can’t start a sentence with the word “But”.
- Your titles have to be straightforward and to the point.
- Too many people write numbered posts.
- This is a business blog, so don’t be funny.
- NEVER blog drunk.
- Grammar doesn’t really matter online.
- Good blogs are always over 300 words.
- Writing in the morning is the best for you.
- There are too many blogs out there, you’ll never gain an audience.
- Always have a fleshed-out concluding paragraph.