I actually like skimming through blogs and seeing what everyone’s writing. But sometimes that’s all I do. Skim. When I read other people’s work I still want to be entertained. So what makes someone’s blog clickable? For me it’s only a few things:
1. Pictures – They’re always nice but I hate when I see a picture and then the blog post is a laundry list of things that person did that day.
2. Fun titles – This comes down to being entertained, most times I just see post titles that don’t draw you in. Say something funny. I once saw one where someone says this is my 1,000,000th like… it wasn’t but I clicked on it.
3. Short posts – Ok I’m guilty of long posts but only for my short stories (they run 2500 words) but at least a reader knows what they’re getting into. Long word counts scare me off.
What are some of the things that make blog posts click-worthy for you?
It doesn’t take much to please me. And I am not much for poetry. It just doesn’t it do it for me, but I’m also adult that likes to read young adult lit… there’s that. So I gotta agree with this guy, this guy right here. He’s got some other pointers on what makes a not-so-great-blog-to-read. Check it out.