Blogging is a big part of my days. I’m at my laptop blogging most mornings, but also some evenings. I love posting on my six blogs, and I enjoy visiting a variety of blogs.
What do you look for in a blog? What makes you decide to follow?
I’ve read some posts about this topic, so I thought I would personalize it for myself, writing about what draws me into a blog…or what puts me off.
WHAT I LOVE IN A BLOG:
- Being a visual person, I am attracted to the themes, headers, and text in a site. I want my eye to land on pretty things, some kind of organization, and a user-friendly space.
- I notice what’s in a sidebar, and hopefully will discover what I need to know to follow the blogger; I also like to discover who that blogger is, via an “about” page, or through something in that sidebar.
- Of course I want to learn more about the blogger’s taste in books, and I enjoy the occasional discussion post that makes me want to have a conversation with the blogger.
That’s pretty much it for me…I’m not just drawn to similar tastes in books, etc., as I relish the opportunity to stretch, and to go outside my comfort zone…a little. I also want to be able to chat with other bloggers.
WHAT TURNS ME OFF:
I really don’t like talking about negatives, but…I cringe at loud noises, so blaring music will scare me away and keep me away. LOL
Text is important. If it is hard to read, I’m leaving…and quickly.
I love stuff in the sidebar, but if it is chaotic, I probably won’t find what I’m looking for.
So…that’s pretty much it.
What do you think? Do you have items you look for in blogs? Do you find your own special “people” using certain criteria?
Come on by and let’s chat about it.