I love blogging, make no mistake about it. But there is something that Brit bloggers do, and it makes them look unprofessional, stupid and downright incapable.
The worst culprits are so-called British social media experts.
Shall I tell you what it is?
Okay, imagine this… you get a newsletter and in it the esteemed sender tells you he’s written 300 blogs.
Impressive. 300 blogs. I mean I only have 62 blogs and I’m what’s considered hardcore to have so many.
Then we have that social media expert who has Facebook blogs and Pinterest blogs…
Darn, I feel so unprofessional all I have is one social media blog.. no I lie… I have two social media blogs… that’s the trouble with have so many… you forget about them sometimes
Can you see what these bloggers are doing? No?
They’re saying blogs or the word blog when they mean blog post.
And it’s a uniquely British thing, it’s how we talk apparently. Of course the rest of the online world understand that a blog is like a book and the categories are chapters and blog posts go into those chapters. And here we have all these people going around saying they’ve written so many blogs.
So here’s the deal guys and gals. It’s simple when you talk about your blog, imagine you are talking about a book. The whole book. And if you find you are talking about a post, then call it a blog post. If you cannot safely interchange the word blog with the word book, you are using the terminology incorrectly.
And now I’ve told the world how silly you are.
So shape up; stop taking short cuts with your work. Failing to be the best blogger you can be makes you look the amateur you really are. And if you are a so-called expert start demonstrating your expertise by using the correct language. Even if that means you have to go and change your nice fancy graphics to “Facebook post” instead of Facebook blogs.
No, no, don’t thank me for this free education. I consider it a patriotic duty to educate the thousands of British bloggers so that I’m not tarred with the same brush.