The 10 Rules of Blogging

Starting with the 6 R’s: Rant, rave, research, report, review & write.

Jyssica Schwartz
4 min readOct 30, 2017


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Like the 3 R’s of academics (reading, writing, & arithmetic), they don’t all start with R (only one!)…but when you want to start blogging, there are a few things to focus on.

You don’t have to follow rules. Never!

You can pick a topic and just go.

You can feel an emotion and run free.

You can specialize and only have one general topic throughout your blog.

Personally, I like reading and writing blogs that showcase an entire person. Not just a writer, not just a freelancer or entrepreneur or developer or writer or businessperson.

I like that I know you have hard days and that you tell the truth and see and talk about how entrepreneurship can be hard and lonely. I like seeing your pets and your life outside of work.

These are 10 rules of blogging that I have learned in my over 6 years of blogging regularly and my business as a full-time writer, editor, and blogger for companies. These rules will help you showcase an entire human behind the writing, but still keep it professional and interesting.

The 6 R’s of Blogging are:

  • Rant
  • Rave
  • Research
  • Report
  • Review
  • Write

The Other 4 Rules are:

  • Posting regularly
  • Interaction and engagement with your audience
  • Proper grammar and punctuation
  • Passion

There you have it. These are in no particular order, they are all necessary.

When it comes to writing, you want to have topics that inspire you and answer questions. You want to rant, rave, and inspire others. This can be anything from ranting about our current political climate to raving or reviewing a book or product or an author you love, to researching and reporting on topics that interest you, and just writing.

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Jyssica Schwartz

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.”