10 Messages That Will Send Your Readers Away

by Wayne Liew

in Internet Business

As a blogger, we all love to write and we have our own style. We might not have noticed it but those words that we post on our blogs might contain some underlying messages. However, some messages are just not good to be discovered by your readers as they might be leaving your blog and will never come back.

What are the types of messages have such a power? I will sharing you with ten messages that will be sending me away from your blog!

10 Messages That Will Send Your Readers Away

“I’m a dumb. Stupid, why are you reading stuffs written by me?”
No people will admit it but sometimes through your words, you indirectly mean it. Do sufficient research before you blog about something. Writings that are wrong will chase your readers away. We sometimes write things that are gathered from one source but collaborating the facts with another source won’t do you much harm and it will actually decrease the chances of you giving away wrong information.

Leaving at airport
Photo by Experiencias de viagem de 1 Brasileiro

“I will be away.”
I have seen people making this mistake over and over again. I know that you are being true and honest to your visitors but by doing so you will be having a dip in your traffic. Having the “I am not in” message on top of your blog will also give new visitors the impression that your information might not be updated for a long time. Find someone to blog for you or pre-write the posts to be posted automatically using WordPress’ time-stamping function.

“Pay me and I’ll teach you.”
The blogosphere is booming because bloggers share knowledge without wanting a charge. Having nothing but only words to promote a product of yours won’t do your blog any good. I know many people spend online nowadays but still, there are a lot of conservative Internet users which will think twice before giving you their credit card number. Offer something and offer more with a premium version.

Push away dog
Photo by tanakawho

“Get lost if you don’t get what I write!”
I thought your readers is your customers and you will need to try your best to make them understand? You might have a good vocabulary but are you twisting your sentence too much? If you have did so, try to explain to your readers in a simpler version. It might be something longer but it will be worth it if the reader understands it and talk about your articles.

“I love money more than you!”
Yes, click here to make me money. This will make you tonnes of money, click it! Some blogs are spreading the message that when I visit the blog, I am making the blogger money. I am stressed with all the inline ad panels and sometimes tonnes of sponsored posts. A considerable amount is understandable but too much of it is equivalent to pointing a knife to your readers and demand for money.

“I’m always right! You’re always wrong…”
I know you have the personality but no human is correct all the time. You might be a genius or you might have won yourself many awards but once in a while you might be wrong without yourself knowing it. When people point out your errors, this shows that they really read what you write. A correction and a sincere Thank You are not too much to ask for, right? However, if you want to argue with the word “Personality” on your personal blog, it will be OK.

Blank page
Photo by gxti

“I have no idea of what to post!”
Are you kidding me? You have no idea of what to post and you just told your readers who had their saliva dripping off their mouth about it? They’ll be gone soon rather than contributing their ideas for you! This will be worse if they are all bloggers, they will be laughing because they just lost a competitor! Come on, if you have no ideas of what to post, read 10 Suggestions for Easy Contents and Hack your way out of writer’s block rather than spending your time and effort writing such posts!

“I got this from wayneliew.com!”
I am not saying crediting your source is something bad. You should always credit your source but when you pull contents from your source, don’t copy and paste the article completely! Quote them and credit your source with a link within a post. Don’t use words like “via” and “from”. People will have the false impression that you are a copycat, especially if your posts are just alike (not completely the same) with the source.

“What about this? What about that?”
What’s the problem with you? I thought you are the one who has all the say in your blog? Write things firmly and don’t have doubts. By the time you are writing, you should have done sufficient research to let your readers know about it. Let your readers absorb and have their say, not to confuse them even more by asking them questions that supposedly should be them asking.

Last but not least,

Pointing at You Swearing
Photo by 416style

“F**k off! D**n you, b***h!”
Get what I mean? I’ll let you go if you again say this is personality since I enjoyed this pretty much on personal blogs. If you are aiming your informational blog for worldwide readers, avoid using foul words. Readers from your countries might see it as a norm but some might see it as dirty and impolite. Use aggressive terms but not such words to express your anger or impatience. Swearing others is just not a good way for bloggers who talks and communicate with words.

Your feedback on this post

You got all the 10. Have you said something like this before on your blog? Do you have came across messages that are funnier and would like to share with me and all my readers? Which do you find the most often on the blogosphere?

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{ 22 comments }

yung . December 4, 2007 at 11:12 pm

Arhh i always use foul words!!! But still, will continue using it :twisted:

One more thing, ugly pictures will also drive visitors away…

Deimos Tel`Arin December 4, 2007 at 7:15 pm

“Have you said something like this before on your blog?”
I don’t think I have. Regarding foul words, I tend to use polite versions of em. So I don’t think they are that offensive? :grin:

“Do you have came across messages that are funnier and would like to share with me and all my readers?”
Can’t seem to remember any of ‘em right now. :???: Just woke up, bad sleep. I can’t seem to sleep much nowadays. I think I am sick. Too much blogging perhaps. :neutral:

“Which do you find the most often on the blogosphere?”
Haven’t been around the blogsphere that long to be able to comment on this aye. :shock:

Deimos Tel`Arin December 5, 2007 at 3:15 am

“Have you said something like this before on your blog?”
I don’t think I have. Regarding foul words, I tend to use polite versions of em. So I don’t think they are that offensive? :grin:

“Do you have came across messages that are funnier and would like to share with me and all my readers?”
Can’t seem to remember any of ‘em right now. :???: Just woke up, bad sleep. I can’t seem to sleep much nowadays. I think I am sick. Too much blogging perhaps. :neutral:

“Which do you find the most often on the blogosphere?”
Haven’t been around the blogsphere that long to be able to comment on this aye. :shock:

kljs December 4, 2007 at 9:55 pm

I have done one of it thought…. which is “I will be away.” in my previous blog….. usually, the traffic would dipped after a week from that notice of hiatus…. which I usually take about 2 times per year. The rest, well, seen some of them. Usually, the blog are just ranting blogs.

kljs December 5, 2007 at 5:55 am

I have done one of it thought…. which is “I will be away.” in my previous blog….. usually, the traffic would dipped after a week from that notice of hiatus…. which I usually take about 2 times per year. The rest, well, seen some of them. Usually, the blog are just ranting blogs.

yung . December 5, 2007 at 7:12 am

Arhh i always use foul words!!! But still, will continue using it :twisted:

One more thing, ugly pictures will also drive visitors away…

CAJ December 5, 2007 at 8:54 am

I agree with you – plain and white is not only “elegant” but pleasant to eyes. Mind telling me where to get wp theme similar to yours? :grin: . TQ.

Tay - Super Blogging December 5, 2007 at 4:48 am

“Have you said something like this before on your blog?”

Yes – several times before I’ve admitted when I haven’t been able to access the computer or had writer’s block. If I have an unexpected problem come up and can’t get on for a few days, I don’t usually come back as if nothing happened because obviously something did.

But I do agree with you – we should all focus on our content and avoid using all the messages you mentioned above (and yes, probably plenty more, but I can’t think of any to contribute off the top of my head).

Great post. :)

Tay - Super Blogging December 5, 2007 at 12:48 pm

“Have you said something like this before on your blog?”

Yes – several times before I’ve admitted when I haven’t been able to access the computer or had writer’s block. If I have an unexpected problem come up and can’t get on for a few days, I don’t usually come back as if nothing happened because obviously something did.

But I do agree with you – we should all focus on our content and avoid using all the messages you mentioned above (and yes, probably plenty more, but I can’t think of any to contribute off the top of my head).

Great post. :)

Jalaj December 5, 2007 at 7:41 am

“I will be away.”

yes that would surely send away your readers for quite sometime and so many don’t post such messages when they leave and result…

readers quite often return to see if he is back or not… so that’s good! but bad thing is if he returns thrice to find you away he would swear not to come back again…

Jalaj December 5, 2007 at 3:41 pm

“I will be away.”

yes that would surely send away your readers for quite sometime and so many don’t post such messages when they leave and result…

readers quite often return to see if he is back or not… so that’s good! but bad thing is if he returns thrice to find you away he would swear not to come back again…

CAJ December 5, 2007 at 4:54 pm

I agree with you – plain and white is not only “elegant” but pleasant to eyes. Mind telling me where to get wp theme similar to yours? :grin: . TQ.

Edward December 5, 2007 at 12:12 pm

You have typed the wrong URL for the picture, perhaps you might want to have a look? :wink:

Edward December 5, 2007 at 8:12 pm

You have typed the wrong URL for the picture, perhaps you might want to have a look? :wink:

Wayne Liew December 5, 2007 at 1:22 pm

@ Deimos
I guess you need more sleep. You seems so different with this comment of yours. :lol:

@ kljs
You should post it but at the same time pre-write some posts and ask your readers to expect for it. If it is a personal ramblings blog, you can pre-write some thoughts which will make your readers think so that they will add some comment in the posts.

@ yung .
That’s personality. :mrgreen: This is why you don’t see any of my pictures here.

@ Tay
Thanks. There are always more of such messages but these are a few that I think will drive me away. As always, different people will have different preferences.

@ Jalaj
This is why I include a point which is to pre-write all the posts. :wink: Cheating will send your readers away as well.

@ CAJ
I got this from a designer but the site if this designer seems to be down now because of a database lost so maybe you could use Google or something to find a theme alike… :wink:

@ Edward
Fixed. Thanks for pointing out to me. No wonder Google Webmaster Tools is showing me so much errors! :shock:

Wayne Liew December 5, 2007 at 9:22 pm

@ Deimos
I guess you need more sleep. You seems so different with this comment of yours. :lol:

@ kljs
You should post it but at the same time pre-write some posts and ask your readers to expect for it. If it is a personal ramblings blog, you can pre-write some thoughts which will make your readers think so that they will add some comment in the posts.

@ yung .
That’s personality. :mrgreen: This is why you don’t see any of my pictures here.

@ Tay
Thanks. There are always more of such messages but these are a few that I think will drive me away. As always, different people will have different preferences.

@ Jalaj
This is why I include a point which is to pre-write all the posts. :wink: Cheating will send your readers away as well.

@ CAJ
I got this from a designer but the site if this designer seems to be down now because of a database lost so maybe you could use Google or something to find a theme alike… :wink:

@ Edward
Fixed. Thanks for pointing out to me. No wonder Google Webmaster Tools is showing me so much errors! :shock:

Sean December 6, 2007 at 2:22 am

I always tell my readers I am going home if I do. I am thinking like it is a topic too since it just a personal blog.
Perhaps my readers might expect some stories during my journey, right? :smile:

Sean December 6, 2007 at 10:22 am

I always tell my readers I am going home if I do. I am thinking like it is a topic too since it just a personal blog.
Perhaps my readers might expect some stories during my journey, right? :smile:

jayhan December 6, 2007 at 2:50 am

Some points are quite true, be a blogger has to be honest and positive, and trying to not going too emotional and bias. About the “I got this from wayneliew.com!”, I think it should not be this way. Perhaps, the more appropiate way is “According to xxx”, or “my points was supported by xxx”. I’m extremely hate copycat thou.

jayhan December 6, 2007 at 10:50 am

Some points are quite true, be a blogger has to be honest and positive, and trying to not going too emotional and bias. About the “I got this from wayneliew.com!”, I think it should not be this way. Perhaps, the more appropiate way is “According to xxx”, or “my points was supported by xxx”. I’m extremely hate copycat thou.

Wayne Liew December 6, 2007 at 1:41 pm

@ Sean
Ya, it is better than just leaving them alone guessing…

@ jayhan
According to “…” is what I am trying to say linkback within the article. I know that we should disclose the source morally but some people will think that you are copying contents of others. :evil:

Wayne Liew December 6, 2007 at 9:41 pm

@ Sean
Ya, it is better than just leaving them alone guessing…

@ jayhan
According to “…” is what I am trying to say linkback within the article. I know that we should disclose the source morally but some people will think that you are copying contents of others. :evil:

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