Sorry, a more detailed answer is probably useful. When I was thinking about how I wanted to plan my blog in 2017 I did some google searches and the word perfectly came up. Let’s clear up one thing: there is no perfect blog, nor is there a formula for blogging.
Can You Perfectly Plan Your Blog?
Look, I realise the article titles I saw were probably just victims of the “must have 100 adjectives in blog posts titles” virus that has been going around the internet for the past few years. (You know, the not-quite-clickbait but they seem jealous of the clickbait page views?)
But I don’t like the word perfect. I think it makes it more overwhelming for new bloggers (or old bloggers who have had some time off) to start and creates a mental barrier. In some ways, I’m going to go all hypocritical again and say I don’t much like blogging advice. I find that much of it is written very prescriptively. I also find it … I don’t want to say actively not supportive, but sometimes that’s how list posts make me feel. Check this off, you’ll get this. I guess that’s why I started to talk about blogging in a way that I liked and personally find more suitable than other ways of writing.
Lets take that example a bit further. Say that my old blog, Bloggers and Bacon, was a perfect blog. (I’ll just sit here while the laughter dies down.) If you wanted to start an informational blog, you could do it in the same way, talking about ideas and issues and topics related to your subject matter. But list posts and tutorials full of screenshots might work better for you, so a more chatty blog like this might not be the best format to learn about your subject matter. I found that I had a lot of content I could have made with screenshots, only writing those posts bored the crap out of me, so I didn’t write them, and instead I just … talk… about blogging.
Perfect blogging is a myth. Strive for connection and you’ll do fine.
Do you think such a thing as a perfect blog exists?