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, and by regularly, I mean at least 3-5 times per week. 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. It’s your opinions I’m interested in, not your abilities to copy and paste someone else’s.
People who don’t have the ability to form an opinion on their own should not blog. Harsh, but true.
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. I was there until just over a year ago, so I can still feel their pain. 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 King!
What makes you want to add a blog to your feed reader? What can bloggers do to keep you coming back?
This topic has been discussed numerous times around the blogosphere, but this happens to be one of those topics where too much is a good thing and there can never be enough.
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.