Erik offered a post in his blog and I truly appreciate this opportunity.
As I was planning for this post, I shared the title in Facebook to asked my friend’s views in it. Nishant said, “It little looks arrogant.
Some people will reply who cares 😛 “. Yes, not only the title but the post itself is little arrogant, but my intention is fair and hope you’ll enjoy it.
The ‘I’ in the post is any blogger who loves to reader other’s blog posts and ‘You’ in the post is any blogger who can’t meet the expectations.
I’ll Never Read Your Posts Again, You Know Why?
No offense, but your blog posts really sucks! I’ll never come back, never ever again!
Why do I always look for new posts and hop into them to share and comment? Being a blogger, can you stay away from recent ideas and happenings over the blogosphere? But I’ll not read your post again, you know why?
Everyday, there are a dozen blog posts in my reading list and I really love reading new content. I love building relationship with great bloggers, intermediates as well as newbies.
It’s really fun and hugely beneficial to interact with other bloggers. That’s the sole reason Bivori started commentDX group in Facebook and enjoy the ‘helping each other‘ kind of community feeling.
I truly love to read the posts that makes me little smarter than a few minutes ago and I like to share that post who might find it helpful.
However, there are a couple of blogs that’s just doing nothing for me. They simply suck my time and I’ll never visit them again. Make sure your blog is not in that list.
If you don’t want me to run away from your blog and help me to keep up with your content, you should know why I won’t read your posts again.
A Very Bad Beginning
You write about the same old topic that I’ve read a millions of times and you’ve not even presented your own view points? Oh! Common, why would I read that?
Do you plan your titles properly? Often I land to your blog through BlogEngage, Blokube, BizSugar or similar blogging networks and all I see there is the title and a little of first paragraph.
I may land to your blog from Facebook, Scoopit.it or Pinterest and so on. What can I see there? Your post title and a short snippet. Did you optimize them enough to welcome me to your post?
Is your first paragraph able to convince me that reading the post is worth my time? Does it tell what the post is about and ensures that I’ll get what I was looking for?
Sometimes, I’m interested to see an impressive and relevant image. Did you care to create or choose the best images for your post?
No More Textbooks Anymore!
Ahh! I’ve already studied in schools and collages, a huge pile of text books. I’ve also studied lecture notes and presentations.
I’m too much with them. Already!
Yes, you must provide information, you’ll teach me something through your post, but please, change your tone. Don’t remind me of those class room days.
Your correct grammar, sentence structure and thematic divisions can be awesome to get maximum marks in exam but dude, this is a blog post.
Be present in your post and let me feel you. Let me know about you and let’s have a conversation.
Failed by Wider Scope
I’ve seen some posts ‘How to Build successful blog’! OMG! As if it was ‘How to root your android phone’.
Any topic is related to many others and that does not mean you should write about everything. If you go wide apart, there will hardly be any depth.
I land on a blog post with my little time and a specific problem to solve. Writing a very wide post, you are testing my patience!
Regarding your blog also, if it includes every topic under the sun, you simply confuse me rather than helping in any respect.
When you really want to write everything about a subject, write an ebook, why blog post?
Pleasing to my eyes
Its not a paper book and will not increase number of pages, so, you are free to extend below the first fold. Make it comfortable to read and pleasing to my eyes.
Choose nice font, make it easy reading size, keep some space between lines, make shorter paragraphs and use sub headings where suitable.
I can read your posts only if you make me easier!
I’m Often on Smartphone
This is virtually impossible to read your post zooming and pinching. Why you’ve not yet made your blog mobile-ready?
Don’t you know we have some good plugins like WPTouch? Even better, you could use responsive theme that takes care of every screen sizes.
Bivori has an awesome responsive theme to offer – Isquar – which has page speed 92+% and Sandip offered it for FREE!
Believe me, you are losing many readers like me if your blog is not yet mobile-ready.
Trying to sell me some stuff
That’s nothing bad, but it’s enough.
What turns you off to read a new blog post?
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