I often take time to look for new blogs to read and more times than not I find them really inspiring and enjoyable to follow. It sounds harsh I know, but the thing is I’m the type of person who only needs 30 seconds to work out whether I’m going to like that particular blog or not and if we are being completely honest, your audience probably do the same. So here’s 5 reasons why I click off blogs and fortunately they are so easy to change.
Admittedly this isn’t a huge reason alone for me to click the X in the corner but it’s definitely something that bugs me. I love blog photos that are clear and bright so I have an idea of what the post may be about, or just visually pleasing. If the image is too dark or a little blurry it doesn’t draw an audience in to want to read more. There are so many free and easy photo editing apps to use, you’d be surprised what a difference you can make.
My potentially biggest pet peeve is the inconsistency of font types. I can’t stand clicking on a new blog only to be greeted with numerous types of big and bulky font types. Stick to one or two fonts that are clear and easy to read and use them consistently throughout your whole blog. This looks far more professional if you are taking blogging seriously plus your audience will want to read your titles quickly and easily to decide what posts interest them.
Much like font, colours can be just as intrusive on the eye for new readers. Some colours are difficult to read and equally the background colour can make your text difficult to see. Stick to a consistent colour theme with text and widget colours that aren’t too bright. Black and white helps create a minimalist look and a bit of colour can create a little pop that isn’t too overwhelming.
I Click Where?
Simple navigation is a must if you want to grow your audience. Sometimes I look at the categories section of a navigation bar and click straight through to a particular topic. It’s so much easier than scrolling through posts that may not appeal to you. Sections like About Me and Contact can also be incredibly helpful for companies who may want to get in touch. No one wants to feel lost on your blog. Easy navigation is a must!
Can I Follow?
I love following my favourite bloggers on other social media and it’s easier clicking the Insta icon from a blog homepage than trying to search for yourself. It’s quick and easy so make it visible on your blog if you want to drive traffic to other platforms.
All easy but incredibly useful things to keep in mind when trying to boost your blog.