5 Reasons To Have A Crap Blog

Everyone talks about how great it is to have a highly-rated blog. All the big SEO big cats out there extol the virtue of making your blog so 'friendly' to search engines, Google's mother must be blushing with embarrassment. I want to show you 5 reasons to have a crap blog. If these don't convince you, I don't know what will!

Ignore all the SEO advice. Ignore Google, his mother and all his friends. I assure you, you will benefit greatly from doing so.

Why you too should have a crap blog

No spammy comments
No one visits so you don't have to worry about spam comments filling up your spam box. You'll save yourself the precious time you spend answering two-word comments people leave on your blog, just so they can stick up their own crappy links on your site. I deleted more than 1,500 spam comments from this blog this week. 

No new posts
You don't have to waste time writing new posts, let alone popular posts. You could just search the Internet and steal stuff from everyone else's blogs. If your blog is already crap, it doesn't matter if it's got loads of duplicated stuff on it, right? Google would probably just give it a high rating anyway. That's providing you care enough to copy the good stuff instead of the rubbish ones.

Google, who?
Having a crap blog gives you more time to sit out in your garden, drinking wine and eating those little German chocolates that taste a bit like puke. You won't be constantly checking your ratings on Google Analytics, and you can sincerely say, Google, who? All the time spent worrying about how long your blog takes to load, or how many unrelated ads you've got on your page will be spent having some fun in your life.
Google can jump in the lake for all you care. Who needs Google if your site is a junk yard. Google can keep out of your business and you out of theirs - they shouldn't be so nosy anyway - sticking their noses in everyone's business.

No one steals from you
No one steals from a crappy blog. This is the best thing about having one. All your worries about folk  plagiarising your good stuff, becomes non-existent. No one will want to copy stolen stuff you've collected on your crappy blog, with your rubbish images, so that takes care of that headache. 

You get your real life back
You won't have to spend all your spare time social networking and visiting other blogs. No one would want to associate with you, and for you this is a good thing. It leaves you time to get on with some proper work and your real life. 
Hands up all of you who've got crappy blogs! Don't forget to check out our How Do I Blog page for some more crappy blogging advice and tips. 


Icy BC July 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM  

Oh Anne, I enjoy reading this post! All great reasons to have a crappy blog. Consider it Shared!

Admin July 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM  

I now realise where I have been going wrong for so long. Thanks for this - the best advice I have seen about blogging for years and something which many, many people should follow!

Anne Lyken-Garner July 22, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

Thanks, Icy and RJ. I know from now on I think I'll follow my own advice. :-)

Joanne Olivieri July 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM  

Hilarious and oh so true. Love it!

Colette S July 22, 2011 at 11:52 PM  

I didn't blog for a week and I didn't even panic like I did when I just began blogging.

I just enjoyed life in real. :)

Anne Lyken-Garner July 23, 2011 at 9:04 AM  

As you said, JS, life in the real should be taken seriously and enjoyed. Many times we forget that and want our 'online' life to be perfect.

The personalities we create online sometimes take precedence over the things we have to do in our real life. We just need to take a step back sometimes.

Sach1 July 26, 2011 at 2:29 PM  

hehe! That is so true. I am close to having a crappy blog. Just need to amend a bit ;)

myletterstoemily July 28, 2011 at 5:03 PM  

ha ha! i win! seriously, when i first started
blogging i spent HOURS, not on writing an
interesting post, but on trying to get traffic.

now i do the opposite, spend much less time,
and receive a great deal more enjoyment.

i'm inspired that you read through the bible
each year. i used to do that yearly, too. now
only a few verses a day. guess which years
i was the greater blessing to those around

Anonymous July 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM  

Ha, ha. Perhaps I should put this to practice. Then I'll have my life back.

Blogger Broadcast August 2, 2011 at 8:19 AM  

Such a humorous and full of life post. I like reading your honest opinion and candid expressions. It flows nicely and made me giggled. :-)

SHAHRUL HAIRY DOT COM August 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM  

This amazed me. Great posting, may i share in my blog? Thank you =)


Anne Lyken-Garner August 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

Sach, shame on you :-) Your blog isn't crappy enough.

Anne Lyken-Garner August 4, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

Shahrul, you can put up the first two paragraphs then link to my blog for the rest.

Sherrie Koretke August 9, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

Now I'm conflicted! Do I want a crappy blog or a good blog . . . Both sound good.

Thanks for the laugh!

Dominique @Dominique's Desk August 13, 2011 at 6:49 AM  

Great reasons on not worrying too much about your blog. I'm still thinking of what to post and should I just did up some stuff from the archives to tie over the period where I'll be away from the PC during our upcoming vacations... I think I shouldn't be thinking too much..

Unknown December 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

Ha, I'm glad to see I'm doing it right for a change.

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