Hate to admit it, but I have been known to judge a blog by it's cover. By cover, I actually mean: 1) the blog design, 2) the name of the blog, and 3) the organization of everything. I know that there are good quality blogs worth reading, with a not-so-pretty design, but I just don't stick around long enough to find out. I am starting to sound so snobby, but hey - I'm being honest. Alas, I decided to share my personal opinions about the happies and crappies of blogging. You can take it or leave it.
P.S. there is one exception to this rule. If I already know you in real life, I could care less what your blog looks like. That's mostly because I want to know what's going on in your world!
Happies (what I like):
I like... a moderate amount of pictures. Something about the photos makes it much more interesting to read. I especially like reading someone's blog when there are GIFs. I guess I'm a kindergartner in that sense.
I like... organization when it comes to the layout of a blog. Be easy on the placement of advertisements, especially near the top of the page.
I like... when it's easy to comment. More times than not, I will close someone's blog if they have a complicated comment section. I tend to struggle with Wordpress blogs a lot, so if you ever get a comment from me & you use that platform, you should feel good about yourself. Ha!
I like... when bloggers write something that I can comment on. If someone writes about their day and the errands that they ran, I may not have much to comment on. However, if the writer were to conclude the post by asking a question at the end, or somehow connecting with the reader about their day, I could easily comment!
Crappies (what I dislike):
I dislike... when there are entirely too many pictures. This means that I have to scroll... and scroll... and scroll. I don't like scrolling too much. I was recently browsing random blogs and I saw one girl post about 15 "print screens" of her phone text message conversation on her blog. I was immediately turned off and went to another blog.
I dislike... when a blog has tons of sponsored or guest posts. I can't ever get myself to actually read a guest post. I just hate them and find them super boring. #sorrynotsorry
I dislike... a long and hard-to-remember blog link. Short and sweet is where it's at.
Am I totally crazy? What do you like and what do you dislike about blogs?