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What makes you like a blog?

Post by DigitalBin on Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:33 pm

The question is, what makes you like a blog and want to visit it regularly and sometimes leave behind comments?

I would like to know all the factors that make you like a blog. They might be factors which play a big role in your liking of a blog and they may be conscious as well as unconscious ones. For instance, you might visit a blog regularly simply because you love the author's style or you may love the layout.

Let me know what appeals to you
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by carrotmadman6 on Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:43 pm

1. The quality of the content (that's obvious!)
- originality
- author's views
- sense of humor Razz
- frequency of posts
2. The layout (i like minimalism & unique layouts, web 2.0 style)
3. The time it takes to load. (I hate it when there's too many ads)
4. There may be more factors that makes me like or dislike a blog, but i can't remember all of them.
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by roushdat on Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:03 pm

The topics of the posts are the most important for me...(put a poem with words that i don't understand and u've successfully scared me already)
I like to laugh, so if some1 put funny stuff/jokes that i have not already read, you get a thumb up from me
I enjoy reading 'nonsense' from people, and everyone has his own style of nonsense writing and thats what make it all more interesting :p
And of course, as carrot said, frequency of posts is very important, i hate it that i check often, and there is only 1 post in a month :S or even less...
[i feel rather exhausted merely by thinking of the procedure i need to perform for commenting on blogspot-based blogs, cause i have to select the appropriate radio button and all...]
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by morinn on Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:13 pm

yeah i think originality really counts. Originality in style, it might be the author's wit or sense of humour like carrotmadman said.

i love original topics too. something out of the ordinary. i also like factual stuff, which are very well presented.

the layout does not really matter as long as its appealing in its own way
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by morinn on Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:26 pm

roushdat wrote:
[i feel rather exhausted merely by thinking of the procedure i need to perform for commenting on blogspot-based blogs, cause i have to select the appropriate radio button and all...]

LOL! sincere net sanela! wai c vrai selmen! sa 1 bne disadvantages de blogger. Sad
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by bbZuSh on Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:59 pm

Hmmmm....

The style of writing... That would be the first thing that would make me go back to a blog.

The originality <<--- Though you may be writing about topics already covered by others, show that you have smthg different to offer.

Topics covered: it gets a bit boring if you go back and have to read about the same things yet again.

Sense of humour: a good laugh is sometimes important

Frequency: fek laem m ti p plaigner ki m pna narien pu lir -.-

Layout pa trop... m pa tro care a propo sa Razz and... hmmm... c tou je crois Smile
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by carrotmadman6 on Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:18 pm

roushdat wrote:
[i feel rather exhausted merely by thinking of the procedure i need to perform for commenting on blogspot-based blogs, cause i have to select the appropriate radio button and all...]

Yeah, it's true Blogger has the worst commenting system... Why can't they make it like Wordpress?? Sad Sad
One of the reasons why i don't like commenting on Blogger blogs (scratch well, since i use Blogger myself... it's a bit ironic!)

But i did found a template that copied the comments-page to the main post, but the end-result wasn't really good... I think all Blogger blogs should spam Blogger, asking them for a more straight-forward commenting system. Neutral
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by DigitalBin on Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:17 am

Though blogger lags in terms of providing a good quality comment form I still prefer it to other blogging platforms. Blogger is ideal for search engine optimisation and this can really help in gaining relevant traffic to your site/blog. It has been noticed that Google favors blogger blogs in search results. Have those using blogger noticed that?
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by morinn on Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:12 pm

i receive about 30 referrals from google search daily which is approx equal to 50 -75 page views. but the search results leading to my blog are sometimes irrelevant.
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by carrotmadman6 on Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:26 pm

Yeah, it's true that Google indexes Blogger blogs faster & they have a higher rank in searches.
That's bcoz Google hosts the Blogger blogs at their HQ in Mountain View, so they can easily update their indexes whenever someone updates their blog. Smile

Half of my traffic comes from Google searches... Very Happy

& btw Blogger is definitely the most reliable of all blogging platforms... coz it's backed by mighty Google - & they'll never go out of business! Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by DigitalBin on Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:30 pm

Yes, in other words, Blogger is Google's child. Wink
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by carrotmadman6 on Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:35 pm

thembb wrote:Yes, in other words, Blogger is Google's child. Wink

Yeah... adopted child. Smile Coz Google bought it. Very Happy
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by roushdat on Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:26 pm

hmm interesting...but frightening as well...guess what, google is the next microsoft :S (and soon u will see an anti-google movement who will fight for our freedom from google ; ironically microsoft may become a precious ally to the freedom fighters)
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by Jevin on Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:30 pm

Mo penser blogspot so commenting system korek acoz kan n dimun envi comment li click lor * comments et li gagne n page kot pna oken template. Li paret couma n lounge si zot gete bien. To gagne tou ban comments et to cav fer to comment.

N lot ti point. Avan mo ti ena n blog lor blog.com et mo pa ti p repon ban comments. Mai aster ar blogspot mo gagne limpression ki mo bizin repon. Jar dimun la p atan n reponse acoz sa lin comment.
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by DigitalBin on Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:38 pm

I somewhat agree with Jevin on this. Moreover I think that whatever the blogging platform is, as long as someone has "taken the pain" of reading and commenting a post of any of you, it is a sign of courtesy to go back to the commenter's blog (if ever he/she has any) and to comment back.
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by Jevin on Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:41 pm

thembb wrote:I somewhat agree with Jevin on this. Moreover I think that whatever the blogging platform is, as long as someone has "taken the pain" of reading and commenting a post of any of you, it is a sign of courtesy to go back to the commenter's blog (if ever he/she has any) and to comment back.

I was more referring to commenting on your own posts to reply other comments. Smile
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by bbZuSh on Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:57 pm

Bein moi si m agree ek sa Razz
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by DigitalBin on Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:35 pm

The commenting and returning comments policy is a very important one in building and maintaining blogging relations. It is very important for any blogger who wishes to make his/her blog known in the "blogosphere" to have good blogging relations with other bloggers.

Blog commenting and participation is a way of courteously promoting your blog, provided that you don't spam other blogs with only a link and a sort of "visit me" message.
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by morinn on Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:40 pm

mo believe ladan moi si ek mo try to stick to this policy as much as possible. Wink
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by carrotmadman6 on Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:52 pm

Yeah, it's a sort of courtesy to reply to all comments posted on your blog. Just like someone saying Hello to u, u need to Hello them back... Razz
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by morinn on Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:56 pm

hmmm, ena ossi going to the person's blog and commenting relevantly on a post.

mai enfin a chacun son policy! lol
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Re: What makes you like a blog?

Post by DigitalBin on Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:53 am

I personally think that it is better to go to the commenter's blog and leave a comment in return of the comment he/she left on your blog.

Sometimes when someone leaves a comment on your blog, it is difficult to reply back and you can't just say things like "thanks for the feedback" or "thank you for visiting and commenting". The best thing to do is to respond to a post on the person's blog.
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