Rodney Dangerfield was (and remains) one of the most legendary comedies of the 20th century. He dazzled and offended with the best, and his one liners live on to this day. His “I get no respect” bit was a hit with my parents, and remains one of the funniest today. But as a blogging concept, Dangerfield’s mantra simply doesn’t compute.
If you want respect, earn it. There are millions of blogs on the internet, all competing for recognition. In order to be successful, build a solid foundation of loyal readers. If your blog offers helpful information and an interesting read, visitors will share your information with others, helping you earn respect on the web.
Your voice is unique and has something to offer – make sure your readers know that! Establish yourself as an authority on your specific topic. Avoid using phrases like “I feel” or “I think”. These will make you appear unsure of the topic you are writing about. And remember, no typos! Proofread, then proofread again! Even the rarest of misprints will distract your loyal readers from your message, and you may lose your credibility because of this.
Remember, gaining loyal readers and earning respect will not happen overnight. Defining your brand and marketing your expertise will take time, work and patience. Stay positive, because the “I get no respect” attitude may do wonders for stand up, but will do nothing to make your blog successful.