PremiumWebsites wrote:What do you do when you get to a Blog?
This is a question form a consumers point of view. I would like to know -
[list]Do you read the whole post?]
I do if the heading gets me and then it starts off like a story. Love blogs with stories which teaches what many don't but with a flowing story. I don't find many anymore like these. But if it gets me on the headliner, then the story, I read on.
If you only read part of the post - how far down do you read before quitting?
Do you like images in posts?
Sometimes I do read some post only part of it because there's no picture sometimes. I like images in a post, and subheadings. If subheadings hit me, then I kind of reading on but most of time I don't because there either no subheading to get me down and also it kind of started off dry, no hook to it.
What will entice you to click on something other than the post (links in sidebars)
Something that has an image, a little neat small headliner that says something about my needs. Or an icon that's funny. Or it be like those google friends list with photos and might want to be part of it.
Sometimes though, it's those funny heading instead of free video or free ebook, or "course" etc, it has like a crazy image, and a funny quote or heading, then it says click now. Then I laugh and say, "Ok, let's check this out then.
Do you ever look at the Archives?
Yes I do when it is easily visible. I like the ones where I can see all the post on the right hand side, with the titles. It's easy for me to see what it is there and then. I do understand though that sometimes someone being blogging for long time, so they have archive place to check all of them. Or they'll have like months or year, so I click on them to see what they did.
If it's visible, not somewhere really small, then yes, I'll click on archive. Sometimes, not straight away but if I feel this blogger, or site is cool, got awesome content and first one gets me, I like to see more of what they do.
Do you ever go through the Category Links?
Sometimes. If it's all about one issue, they got their branding right, then yeah but it's lots of catogories, well, I don't sometimes. Maybe if it was like on networking, or mlm, or even stuff on techy kind of thing which I am into. So yeah, I do but only if I am sure of the first content I see anyway and think, I got to see what else this person does, so if it is all great, I'll bookmark it or even share with others, or put it in my face book.
Do you ever click on Advertisments in Blogs?
To be honest, yes and no. I say this because I go to blogs and they got loads of adverts, loads of different courses and so, I see too many choices, boxes. I look at them, stare a bit and say, "hmmm, no."
Now, if there was only let's say one or two boxes, then yeah but sometimes, you get these blogs and there's loads of them about 5 or 10 and just move my eyes away.
What is the average length that you like for reading posts?
If it's really well written, about a few minutes. Let's say 5 mins. If it is well laid out, on top as well, 10 mins. If it's average, and saying same as other mlm bloggers, about a couple of minutes.
I like the blog article to be kind of short, not too long.
If you have any other insights about how you use a blog (as a consumer - not a marketer) then please add your insight.
One thing that bugs me. Is you leave a comment and the blogger never replies to the comments. Many are great but some don't reply, engage with audience.
Also, they kind of strangers, no photo, or a way I get to know them, see their human beings, not just photos only of themselves but, something were we can touch base with the blogger once in a while. Sometimes, you can only if you bought a product, or on their list. Wish they had their own social network where all fans can step up.
Or they ask audience to send in an article so we can get involved kind of thing. Something were people can get involved or the blogger writes something about a raving fan of there's every month. You know, like a give back, rewarding the audience.
I know, it can be a much but be cool to have that.