There is one thing all blog readers expect to get from reading every blog post, they expect to receive some form of information or advice for free. If you are writing sales pitches or just talking about how great your product is, you are failing as a blog writer!
I am seeing this kind of behavior a lot on AR, and on outside blogs.
It's ok to talk about your product or do a shameless plug once in a while, but that should be secondary to some form of useful information that can actually benefit your target audience. Blogging is not a TAKE TAKE TAKE scenario, it's GIVE SHARE TAKE.
So here is my proposed Gold Rule for Blogging:
Post unto others as you would have them post unto you.
If you just read some killer advice or tips on a blog, would you mind seeing a shameless plug at the bottom? You'd probably even be a lot more willing to consider their product if they had just revealed a way to save you time or money.
Thanks for reading my post, happy blogging!