Firstly, I have a very busy life so my blog reading is done in snatches on the computer or on my iphone. I just look at the books section as this is my true passion. I scan down the list. A picture might catch my eye and secondly an interesting title or byline. That’s what makes me decide whether to click in and read.
I often just read the first few lines and decide it’s boring and move on. If I enjoy it I click like and if its something I have an opinion on I leave a comment. There is such a broad range of topics I could spend hours browsing other peoples blogs. I have to be honest, I think some of them are pure rubbish, others average, others very good and others witty. I find I tune out if its too long. I like short snappy interesting humorous blogs.
When I first starting blogging I was told the pictures are everything so I try to include a picture in all my blogs but from my browsing of other peoples blogs I have found that this is not the case. Sometimes a blog can have a great picture followed by the most boring blog ever. Other blogs have no picture and can be really funny musings. It backs up the “don’t judge a book by the cover” line yet we are all guilty of it. I like a bit of humour or daftness. Life is too short to be serious all the time.
Giveaways do catch my eye but nine times out of ten I am disappointed as they are limited to post within the UK or America.
In a world with little time first impressions are the most important thing. I find having WordPress on my iphone great as I can browse blogs at any opportunity where I have a few minutes to spare. It’s amazing what great blogs can be found in just a couple of minutes of spare time.
What attracts you to a blog?