In case you noticed, it is not about the blog, which is a noun. It is about the act, which is a verb.
Because it is the act, there are do’s and don’ts to heed.
A part of this blog post was written last October 9, 2019, like this:
If you are here reading this blog, thank you. And sorry, too. I have to apologize if you were here yesterday and have read my blog. It was a product of neglect. As I was reading it, I was very disappointed. It was a piece done in haste and unpreparedness. There were lots of mistakes and errors in grammar and sentence structures that I had to rewrite the whole thing. The blog post is not cohesive, too, and not that clear.
I believe everybody has to learn from this. I am sharing what I have learned from the experience. Blogging refers to the act of writing a blog or a blog post.
When blogging, you have to avoid the following:
Blogging when not feeling well
There are many indications and causes why you feel unwell. You feel unwell because your body is worn-out, or you are in poor health.
If you had a few sips of alcohol, you are unwell also. The same thing happens after you take anti-allergy meds.
That’s what happened to me. I felt sleepy after taking anti-allergy meds. I felt sick and continued writing.
Blogging when you do not have a general idea of what to write about
The situation was not the case, although this happens at times. It is hard to beat writer’s block. Two things can happen. It could either be you cannot think of what to write, or your creative juices are slowing down.
Do not force yourself to write. Stop and relax. Then go back.
Blogging when you are forcing yourself to write
Sometimes, it is not sickness or fatigue that obliges you to write. There is a challenge you want to complete or a deadline you have to beat.
When you feel obligated to write, the results are not always good, except if you are that good.
Blogging when you are not ready
It is difficult for non-native English speakers to express their thoughts in ways that could be relatable or understandable to native English speakers.
There are ways to get ready to write. Even if your version sounds and reads technical, learn the language. You will finally learn the ropes.
So, that’s it! The four things you do not have to do when blogging.
Feel free to add more in the comments about what I’ve missed.