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Thursday, November 4, 2010

3 Things that can Make or Break your Blog

You've created your blog and you've promoted it. So why is it that visitors don't stay longer than ten seconds?  There are three main things that can prolong a visitors stay and encourage them to read through your posts and the same things, if not done properly, can cause readers to leave your blog quickly.

  1. Comments -  If your posts have several comments, this is very appealing to readers and actually encourages them to leave a comment themselves.  Thus having posts with zero comments does exactly the opposite and can cause readers to lose interest and leave your blog.  One way of alleviating this problem is to edit the text that reads "0 comments" to something different such as "please leave a comment" or simply "comments."
  2. Theme - An attractive, easy to navigate theme creates a positive blogging experience.  However, an unattractive theme that is difficult for the user to find information may cause the user to become frustrated and leave.  Furthermore, it's best to create a blog with a plain, simple white background.  Dark backgrounds can be somewhat difficult to view text on.  If your blog has several large image files that result in slow loading speeds, this could also detract visitors who may get tired of waiting for your blog to load.
  3. Post Frequency - It's important to continually provide good, interesting content if not on a daily basis then at a minimum every other day.  Readers will be disappointed if they visit your blog and you don't have anything new to offer them.  


Kat said...

Great advice!

KimD said...

Thanks for the tips! Now to do them!

Jen said...

I'd like to add the best way to encourage comments on your blog is to visit others and post intelligent comments yourself. Stay on topic and be respectful.

I found you on the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Looking forward to more tips.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Thanks for the tips. Visiting from NFF.

scody said...

Glad to find you as I just started a blog! Here via the FFF blog hop. Come visit me at

Joyful Grandma said...

I love blogging hints. Thanks for your advice. Helps a lot! Came here through the blog hop. Hope you will visit me at

sweetheart said...

thanks for the follower from fff

have a wonderful day!!

Canadian Coupon Mom said...

Great advice! I'm newer to blogging and love getting tips :)
New follower from FFF

lighttraveler said...

I am your newest follower!
Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Great advices!

I found you trough FFF and would like invite you at Lagoa Design Studio Vintage necklace Giveaway.


Auntie E said...

Those right on the money. so many times Is visit folks who haven't posted anything for weeks. I usually remove them from my visitation list.
I also do not like the dark background with white print. It drives me crazy, after reading it for a few seconds I have to move on.

Annie Rose said...

Im a new follower from surfin Saturday. I could always use new info on blogging! Im just a beginer at it :) Here is my blog!

The Crocks said...

Following you from Tammy's Two Cents. Can you do the same?
Be sure to check out my giveaways, too!

Thanks! :)

*josie* said...

I always get meaningful information with your posts.

Jamie said...

Useful blog! I just started 3 weeks ago and have a long way to go. I'm your newest follower and will visit often! I'd love the follow back! ~Jamie

winter gurl said...

Thanks for shraing the useful information .
Have a nice day

Valery said...

I am a new follower from Wednesday blog hop and you can come take a look at my blog any time. It sure could use some help.. LOL

Jackie H. said...

Following from the Friday blog hop. Great tips on here. I did not know you could edit part that says 0 comments. Thanks for the information. Looking forward to learning more!

Out of My Mind said...

More good advise. GLAD I FOUND YOU!

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