10 easy ways to kill your blog

Are you sick of watching your blog gain traffic? Do you wish readers would stop sharing your posts? Here’s how to drive people away from your blog—permanently.

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You’re bored with blogging. You have other things to do like eat, sleep, go out and work. You know, boring “real life” stuff. Besides, blogging is for computer nerds and failed writers.

Not to worry—help is at hand. Here are 10 ways to kill your blog:

1. Stop writing

What? That’s too simple. Of course your blog will die if you stop writing. Well yes, if you stop writing altogether. But be smart about it and change your writing habits. If you write daily, change to once a week and vice versa. If you want to lose your readers, confuse them.

2. Be obnoxious

People like to be respected, and your readers are no different. Being obnoxious can take many shapes: you can talk down to readers in comment replies (if you reply at all), use made-up words that make you sound funny, and make readers feel that you’re 100 times smarter than them. Be mean, and keep those pesky readers away.

3. Close your comments

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