Slowly but surely, I've built my list of blog reads up and there are some I will dip into every so often if a post posts up in BL that catches my eye . . . but there are some blogs that always excite me when I notice there is a new post up, whether I'm necessarily interested in the subject or not.
So what makes me feel that way about your blog? Let me fill you in . . .
Mix it up a bit!
When I see a blogger I like has a new post up, I like to be surprised. I like a mixture of posts - reviews, travel, opinion pieces, blogger tips. I don't mind a blog with a niche, don't get me wrong, especially if it's done well . . . but I definitely prefer a bit of variety in my reading!
Draw me in with your looks
If your blog looks pretty I am going to be drawn to it like a moth to a beautiful flame. I am very envious of attractive looking websites as my knowledge of html is about as good as my knowledge of high school chemistry - which I failed. (insert embarrassed face here) If you have a good camera and know how to use it I am going to be even more hooked.
Make me laugh
I tend to read blogs predominantly on weeknights after a long day at work, so if your blog has a history of cheering me up and making me laugh, I am going to keep on returning to it.
Commenting is easy
I love commenting on blogs, especially when I've really enjoyed a post - but it's not always easy to do so, especially if I've been passing away some time on my phone reading blog posts while waiting for something. I often type my comment and when I try to post it I get an error message or it just hangs there for ages and I've no idea if it's posted or not. If I want to comment and can't it just makes me frustrated so if your comment process is easy I'll keep coming back . . . and commenting!
I want to be your friend
If you are relatable and seem like good fun and I read your blog (and other social media) and want to be your friend, I am always going to keep coming back to visit. And hopefully comment enough that you will eventually give in and be my friend. And that didn't sound creepy or stalkerish at all. . .
So if I regularly pop up on your blog, you can be assured that at least one, if not all, of the above apply to you. ;-) You're welcome!
What do you look for in a blog?