Sue McKay ∙ 18 weeks ago
I'm rather more interested when they have conversations or make comments here because I then like to check out who the person is, that is making the comment, and then this leads me to their blogs.
I would say, to make a blog attractive, you need to have best tools on it. Your blog back ground colors, font colors,post title colors , etc all of them matters a lot.
Importantly your title has to be appealing.People must feel like reading more about your blog.
I don't know how to do that. so far what I do is just visit blogs drop sensible comments (cause that way i'm hoping those who read it would love to read more from me) if i like what I see I follow them if it's not my cut of tea i wont. I follow cause i really want to read more from that blog and I want to be updates not because i want to be followed back.
@Rumpunch Drunk I feel the same way. I get a lot of people who comment in my section just to get a follow. I won't lie, at times I can get into the numbers game BUT I get into the number game with people who are only in it for the numbers. I'm that person who loves to blog and read what others have to say. So I'm on your side...but I would hope that the people who are into the numbers game, that I attract, will one day take that time to actually read what I've wrote. I see that bloggers is split right down the middle. You have people who blog and people who are here just strictly for exposure. It's like Taco Bell vs a Home cooked meal.Bloggers being the home cooked meal.
@Eashu I agree with having a catchy title, you can have a catchy title but no meat or meaning in your message. That's the part that sucks. I've seen some catchy titles and then get to the body and sometimes feel disappointed. For the most part, since I've been on here, I've only encountered that a few times.
@Aryana That's the best way to do it. Normally people will begin to wonder who you are and you can attract like that. It lets people know that your not some automated response; your actually a person. lol
I agree with RumPunch.
Too many people here are just after numbers and bombard with requests to like, vote, and follow. Especially the "SEO" and "Bloggers Tips" bloggers. Most won't read your blog as they just want to increase numbers to attract advertisers or buy their services.
Having a catchy title will help, but if your content sucks, your writing is horrible, and the layout is unattractive people will not follow or read your blog.
I think the best way to build your followers is social-networking. Like Aryana said, comment on others post, utilize social media networks, reach out with more than "nice blog" and get the authors (and their readers) attention with thoughtful comments and conversation. I dislike it I see "follow for a follow" because chances are they are only following me in hopes that I'll follow them. While I too get caught up in the number game, I'd rather have a small follower base consisting of people who honestly like what I'm posting than a huge follower base that never reads or enjoys my post. Another thing is just TIME. A lot of the blogs I stumble upon that have around 100 followers have only been blogging for about a year.
Having video content has greatly helped Zebra Humor. You can see a video here (it's the world's largest zebra joke website).
G'day LA Green
My blogs about science & spiritual insights, concepts & theories which doesn't impress too many people who are into one or the other but this really doesn't worry me because it's what I'm personally about & not what I think others would like to hear from me. It’s a truthful down to Earth blog.
I would say, to make a blog attractive, you need to have best tools on it.Too many people here are just after numbers and bombard with requests to like, vote, and follow. Especially the "SEO" and "Bloggers Tips" bloggers. Most won't read your blog as they just want to increase numbers to attract advertisers or buy their services.
@ Phil Holtberg that's just the nature of any online community. If it's free, people are going to rape the hell out of it. I've learned to just accept it and go with it. Of course, it can be annoying when you ask someone a question and there's no response because there a spammer BUT that's just what it is.
@Jennifer Tons of people are only on her for likes. I think right now, the community is split down the middle; and then there's a few in the grey. I say split because you have people such as the people who have responded on here, who actually blog. Then you have the people on here who use bloggers simply for advertising. Then the people in the grey use it for advertising and actually speaking to people. I would be in the grey although I do lean more towards being an actual conversationalist.
@Mathew It doesn't impress most people BUT at the same time it does. or at least it should. I mean this is our earth; this is us that your speaking about. As L.A. GREEN a small company, I support a similar vision and goal so I understand people not being to impressed by it. Leave your blog address I would like to read what you have wrote so far. I like to read different concepts...that goes for everyone else as well. =)
@ Megan Of course everyone wants something for free. and of course everyone wants a review...You have to divide your crowd. So you have the people who speak such as everyone on here, then you have the people who are on here for one thing. As you divide your crowd, you'll find it much more easier when it comes to blogging; think about it like this, you have groupies and then you have actually fans. =)
@Ureb that's right on the money. Making your blog attractive is one way and having the best tools is one way but I've seen people with plain average blogs have substance and meaning to their words. I mean it doesn't always have to be meaningful and deep but the first sentence should be somewhat entertaining to the mind...somewhere between funny and serious I would assume. lol
What are some other ways to draw an audience to your blog?