I spend a lot of time reading blog posts that I find through WordPress reader, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and basically any social media. I love doing it. It’s lovely to see what other people are getting up to and to get some good advice. It also helps establish relationships with other bloggers.
Over my time of reading blogs, I’ve noticed that there’s a couple of things that happen which make me close the blog straight away.
You have huge chunks of text.
I enjoy reading posts but I don’t enjoy feeling like I’m back in school reading essays. No one wants to be doing that.
You don’t have a photo of yourself.
I like to see who is speaking to me. It makes me feel more connected to the person and lets me feel like I can relate to you more.
Your design is an eye sore.
If i visit your blog and the colours are crazy and clashing then I will probably click off without reading a single post. No one wants to get a headache from reading blog posts.
Pops ups and email subscriptions appear as soon as I click onto your blog.
If I’m only just visiting your blog then I definitely won’t want to subscribe to email alerts already!
Having said all of this, your blog is your online space. You can do whatever you want with it and you shouldn’t worry about wether or not someone else likes exactly what you have done. Blog however you want!