Thursday, February 01, 2007

What Makes You Feed A Blog?

When it comes to finding blogs that turn me into a returning visitor and loyal reader, there are a few things a blog MUST have in order to get me to keep coming back.

They must be updated regularly. If I visit a few times over the course of a month and it's not been updated, I remove it from my reader.

A blog must present something new - An occasional copy of an article is ok, but seriously, how hard is it to copy a portion of an article and comment on it with your own opinions.

People who don't have the ability to form an opinion on their own should not blog.

I also like to find the occasional interjection of humor. Make me laugh and I'll love you forever.

Keep in mind that many of your readers are still on dial-up. If your blog takes a long time to load, I'm not going to hang out and wait. I just keep on clicking.

Those are really the biggies for me. I enjoy reading on such a wide variety of topics, so topic isn't so much an issue. Content is!

What makes you want to add a blog to your feed reader? What can bloggers do to keep you coming back?

This topic was brought up on Business Blogwire and thought it was worthy of mention here. So many people think slapping up a blog and just providing WORDS is all it takes to become a blogger. They couldn't be further off base.


RL said...

I like to exchange blog links with you

If agreeable , pls add a link to my blog and let me know

I'll reciprocate

My Lounge

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