In The Eye of The Readers

Blogging is amazing.

Being a blogger is a great thing for me.

But there’s one thing that I just realized. How our blogs look like – in the eye of the readers.

A fact that we shouldn’t deny is – readers are the assets of our blogs. Why? Because each reader brings traffic to our site and sometimes brings benefits. If you content is cool enough, you might get a free backlink to your site!

So what are the things that we need to consider?

3. Appearance

The most visible thing of our site is the appearance of the site itself. Choosing an appropriate theme is an essential step in order to give your site a nice appearance. Sometimes the design of your theme will attract readers to visit your site more than once.

I guess it’s not a hard thing to search for a nice WordPress that suit your need. Just search through search engine and you’ll see huge amount of WordPress themes!

Modify the theme so it could live the way you want.

Well, maybe these articles could help you:

2. Technical Aspects

The most important aspect in this category is – don’t let your site loading forever! Make sure you have a light sidebar so your site will take less time to load. Avoid any scripting problem. Don’t try to modify if you don’t understand about the files, scripts, etc. Sometimes your site will down in different browsers so it’s better to test running your site using different browsers.

1. Content

Absolutely. This is the MOST important thing for your site. Superb content will catch your readers’ eyes. And I do believe that content always be the king. You got interesting contents, readers will always feel eager to revisit your site and read what you write! Create interesting and fresh content and don’t forget to write them in a unique way so you will get your own identity.

I guess it’s useful for you to know on how to build credibility as a blogger.

Again, readers are our assets.

How about you? Do you concern on how your blog performs in the eye of the readers? Feel free to leave your comment below!

Blogging & writing as a part of life. A Thesis lover who loves to spend most of his time exploring and discovering new paradigm and meet new friends.
11 comments… add one
  • George Serradinho

    August 6, 2009, 5:40 am

    Some valid points. Your site must have a great first time impression otherwise users will leave your site without even reading one post.

    Another aspect is an about and contact page. These 2 points are very important.

    If I visit a site and it takes to long to load, I close the tab. I don’t even think twice.

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  • Liane YoungBlogger

    August 6, 2009, 11:11 am

    About the technical aspect, I can see that your where trying to remind bloggers to take it easy on the apps and plug-ins. That is true. On the other hand, a good way to lessen the loading time is to always have a clean and well-built code that the SE can easily process 🙂

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  • Ben

    August 6, 2009, 5:15 pm

    Nice tips here. I’ve been working on speeding up loading time on my site over the last couple of weeks now, however with largely image and 3rd party video focussed posts, it used take it’s time, but hopefully it’s sorted now.

    I heard that you can lose 1/3 of your users by having a site that takes more than 8 seconds to load. Scary stuff!

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  • blinkky

    August 7, 2009, 6:35 pm

    Content is the most important. Great content means more readers for your blog =)

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  • SEO Services Provider

    August 8, 2009, 9:26 am

    I’m totally agree with your thoughts. Content the is King but keywords is the Queen of your site.

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  • Jacob Yap

    August 9, 2009, 2:45 pm

    Good points. Design and content are always the most important for both bloggers and readers.

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  • Walter

    August 14, 2009, 12:43 am

    In my eyes, the first thing I will consider is the design. The simpler the more accommodating.

    Oftentimes, when the design is cluttered I lose interest in reading despite the quality content.

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  • Son

    August 15, 2009, 2:54 am

    I agree that the design comes first. If it’s a poor design, hard to navigate and find your way around, then it’ll be even tougher for your viewers. Functionality first.

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  • Pretend Play Toys

    August 22, 2009, 1:12 am

    I like design, however content I believe is the most important factor. This is what keeps people coming back and referring their friends as well.

    A great appearance and design must have substance as well.

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  • Mr. I

    September 8, 2009, 12:18 pm

    I consider design first. Although content is the core of a blog, it will not even be seen by me if it presented with a bad design.

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  • Open moon project

    September 17, 2009, 12:05 pm

    Yes got to agree with you,,content is kind that’s what they say. 😀 but finding that content is the hard part..
    ~Ben

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