Monday, 2 June 2014
What type of blog do you like?
One thing I've noticed over these past few months, is that there are as many styles and types of blogging as there are blogs and I've definitely come to a point where there are some I like more than others.
I like to see how many followers a blog has and to be easily able to follow along.
I don't like getting blogs by email - I do all my work by email so anything that comes in there feels too much like work - so I haven't followed any blogs that don't have an obvious followers widget.
I like to easily be able to find the comment box- one of the things I've most enjoyed about the A to Z challenge was getting into the habit of commenting when I could. Some of the blogs I've visited have a really cool button to say you liked the blog - I can't figure out how to add that here - but I thought it was a great idea if you had nothing to add to the discussion but still wanted to show you'd been there.
I like to feel welcome to the site and don't like to be bombarded with adverts unless they pertain to the subject matter of the blog - one or two did that - what a clever idea.
I don't like overly cluttered pages where it's hard to see what the person is writing about or indeed layouts that leave you wondering how do you find out what's going on here. If I start following a blog, over time I like to go back and read through some of the older posts and if there's no menu that's hard to do.
And I love ones that are well laid out.
I prefer Blogger to Wordpress but that's probably because I'm finding it easier to navigate - maybe as I get more comfortable with this hobby I may venture into the more difficult looking WP territory.
I love seeing photos of people's lives ...
What are your likes and dislikes about blogs? Have you come across any really interesting layouts?