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Top 10 Reasons Not to Write A Blog Post

1. No One Reads Your Blog and Your mother doesn’t know how to turn on a computer.

If you see you have 10 visitors in your statistics page, don’t get too excited, that’s just you hitting the reload button 10 times.
2. You have nothing to say.

If you have nothing to say, there is no need to write 5 paragraphs on how you have nothing really very interesting to say today – but maybe tomorrow you will feel a bit more like it – it kind of really depends on how your grandma is recovering from her latest infection of shingles…

2.5 Everything has been said already a 1000 times 

You’ve just written an article: “How to Get links to your site” – unfortunately about 20,000 bloggers have already beaten you to it.

3 The most interesting thing you did in the last week was go grocery shopping.

No one is interested in your trip to the supermarket – unless, of course, you are as famous as Paris hilton or Britney Spears, in which case it will probably spawn a media frenzy, 100 different You Tube videos and websites like (

4. You have something better to do.

Like speak to people and get a life.

5. Your Computer is Broken.

What did we used to do before the advent of computers and the internet? I’ve forgotten.

6. You can only be bothered to write the first 6 points from yet another pointless Top 10 list.

Did Shakespeare ever write by lists?
I never remember seeing at school the Shakespeare sonnet: “Top 10 Reasons Why Othello dithered about whether to be or not to be…..” – but then I was never particularly studious.

To be fair I think where Marx may have had more success if he had introduced Communism as:

“Top 10 Reason why Capitalism is Doomed! and the Dictatorship of the Proletariant is the way to Go”

Maybe not…

If you thought this was a little sacriligeous (1) to the great art of blogging you may enjoy a more serious post about

(1) I don’t know how to spell sacriligeious – sorry !


#1 Joanna Young on 06.16.07 at 10:33 pm

Oh this really made me smile, thanks :) But it’s also a good reminder to save our writing for those times when we have something to say.


#2 John on 06.17.07 at 11:06 am

I’m thought my story about going to the supermarket was rather good thanks ;-)

#3 Richard on 06.17.07 at 12:12 pm

> Thanks Joanna.

> It’s the way you tell em John

#4 Bobert Michard on 06.17.07 at 1:14 pm

Hey, wait a minute….

You only have 6 points!
And Othello did’nt dither about being or not being! I feel cheated, cheater.

#5 alf on 06.19.07 at 1:37 pm

Funnier than Peter Kay.

#6 Richard on 06.19.07 at 1:44 pm


#7 Vidar on 07.22.07 at 5:40 am

Oh wow, points 1 through 4 describe my situation perfectly

#8 James on 08.23.07 at 6:27 pm

Hehehe. If you WERE studious, you would know that Hamlet dithered about the whole ‘to be or not to be’ question, not Othello. Other than that, I couldn’t agree more :)

#9 Don’t write when there’s nothing to say | Confident Writing on 08.05.08 at 2:59 pm

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