A Blogger’s 7 Deadly Sins To Avoid At All Cost

Now we also know the 7 things not to do as a blogger

Janice Tovey
2 min readFeb 8, 2022


A sloth hanging upside down in a tree.
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We have all read countless articles instructing us what to do to be successful bloggers.

This post covers WHAT NOT TO DO as a blogger.

Let’s face it. We are serial writers. We have to be on top of our game to keep up with the competition. We must ooze creativity and energy 24/7. Coming up with new tricks of the trades takes a lot of time and commitment. This continuous effort can feel daunting and scary.

But in our haste for stardom and glory, we must be wary not to commit one or more of a blogger’s 7 deadly sins.

The Seven Deadly Sins:

  1. GREED: You care more about your personal accomplishments and gains than you do your readers. Remember the valuable relationship you have with your audience. Without them you have nothing.
  2. ENVY: You do not write authentically. You try to copy another writer’s style. Develop your own special brand. Do not steal.
  3. PRIDE: There is a great deal of terrain to cover. You become guilty of self-absorption and single mindedness. Don’t make it all about you. Diversify and search out new topics of interest to your readers.
  4. WRATH: Don’t make enemies. You are only as good as your writing tribe. If you are mad about something find a constructive way to deal with it. Don’t lash out.
  5. LUST: You want all the glory. You want it too soon. Treat your blog with care and attention. Be patient. Results do not come over night.
  6. SLOTH: Publish already. What the heck are you waiting for? Maintain a realistic publishing schedule. Your reader’s don’t visit your site for old news.
  7. GLUTTONY: Sometimes less is more. Is your thirst for words a bit excessive? Tame it. Don’t take forever to get to the point. And, sometimes you just have to ditch the thesaurus.

I hope these tips help you to avoid a blogger’s 7 deadly sins.

The sin I am most guilty of is lust. I want it all and I want it now. And second in line would be gluttony. I love the sound of my own brilliant wordiness but my audience probably does not. And the list goes on.

What about you?



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.