Few days ago, I was discussing with a fellow blogger about dead bloggers and he was surprised, he asked me if dead people do blog, I laughed so hard that I almost fell off the ground.
Meanwhile a lot of bloggers do not know what dead blogging is about, I will take the time to explain what dead blogging is about and signs to search for about dead bloggers, once you notice any of the point in any blogger, he or she is a dead blogger.
1. Google does not recognize your blog.
I have met a lot of blogger whose blog can not be found on Google, even if you type the whole name of the blog on your browser, google will not be able to direct them to anywhere close to whatever you typed as a URL. For example if you type gimmehear.com google will bring you to this site but assuming google does not recognize the site, it should show you error of redirect. The whole world can know your blog but once google does not recognize your blog what you are doing is a waste of time and it is called dead blogging in the blogging world.
2. Server that makes you insight able.
I have met lots of people who are busy deceiving themselves, they claim to be bloggers and they use servers like .tk
Some the URL will be gimmehear.tk
It’s a different matter if the URL is gimme hear.com.tk
Or it is even more intelligent when If you don’t need to add .com to your URL before google brings it out.
None of the examples above is being used by this bloggers and they believe they are blogging. Trust me you should find something to do. Blogging does not just bring money, it only brings money when google verifies your existence.
3. Copy and paste.
Most bloggers in Nigeria are entertainment bloggers, from Naij.com
Bellanaija.com and many more to those upcoming gossip bloggers. My major problem is not the gossip they post, my problem is some bloggers are too daft to know that google will never acknowledge your blog as a blog if all your post is a copy and paste from another blog. Another problem is you can not get good traffic, why would I want to read a gossip I can actually read from a top blogger is who is well recognized on a blog that is not recognized?
That is a point, another point is I can only get to your blog through a link you share if the first point applies to your blog, so why would I want to stress myself?
4. Grammatical blunders
A lot of bloggers commit incurable level of blunders when posting, I don’t want to read any post that will give me reasons to go find pain reliever to use once I leave the site, people can not have reasons to visit your blog, you copy and paste. Let assume you write what people can hardly find any where, that might even be a more encouraging way to pull traffic. Copy and paste, no new thing to learn from your blog and you want google to verify it? I’m a fellow blogger, trust I won’t do that neither will google consider you.
5. Spreading of unworthy news.
I know some certain blogger, who all in the name of trying to get popular posts unhealthy news or gossips. Some of them even go as far as fabricating lies just to spread on social media for traffic’s sake. The truth remains blogging is not an easy task and people don’t get to be popular in a day, it takes weeks, months and for some people it takes years but no matter what it takes just make sure you are doing it right.