Avoid any mention of poetry altogether.
Do not use standard templates unless you tweak them.
Use as many fonts as you please.
There is no such thing as irrelevant content: found text, recipes, videos, random observations – all good.
It doesn’t matter if you have links or not.
Especially, do not ever ever “engage current debate.”
Welcome comments, but delete as you see fit.
Use gimmicks: a flickr badge and a label cloud are signs of a “quality blog.”
Don’t set yourself up as an authority on anything.
Let people secretly guest-blog as you.
Blog as frequently or as infrequently as you please: you owe no one anything.
You may use your blog as a catalogue of pet peeves if you like.
Possibly to be continued…
8 thoughts on “Nada’s Anti-Rules of Poetry Blogging”
Greetings from Chile!>Your blog very interesting…>visit me if you want:)
Yay!>>(except I like mentioning poetry — my addition would be “mention poetry as much as you want & never be ashamed”)
I suppose what I meant was “Don’t feel obliged to mention poetry even though you define yourself as a poetry blogger.”>>Anyway, it’s an ANTI-RULE!
I can’t not not do many of these things you’re not telling me not to not do. But I’m trying.
I used to avoid “engaging in current debate” altogether, and I still try as hard as I can to do so, but sometimes I just can’t help it… >>(oh, and i guess i do mention the word “poetry” a lot, at least in my “categories”)
Oh, and the reason for my visit. What is Flarf? With thanks, V.