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8 Reasons Why I Come Back To Your Blog Again and Again

Why I Come To Your Blog Again and Again

I’ve been reading many blogs lately as to why bloggers don’t like your blog. I wanted to focus on the positive and the reasons I keep coming back to read your blog. Isn’t that what you want? Readers to come back to your blog and read each post that you worked hard on to write, did research on and hopefully found or created some nice graphics for.

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My 8 Reasons For Coming Back To Your Blog Again and Again

1) Content – I love reading about new things – new angles on various topics of interest and sometimes topics out of my interest so I can take a break.
2) Layout – Pleasing to my eyes – I don’t have to search through endless ads to find the content. A clean sidebar is a must too!
3) Type – I don’t have to squint to read the text – nice large text in short paragraphs – I don’t have time to read war and peace.
4) Freshness – I don’t want to read on topics of social media or SEO tips  that are old – it changes constantly and I want to read the most up to date info I can find.
5) Responsiveness – If I have a question or leave a comment do I receive any response? One missed response I can deal with but not 5 or 10. No one likes to be ignored.
6) Graphics – I love to see a visual  and I need to see a visual. It doesn’t have a to be a Picasso either! When I come upon a blog without a visual I tend to not to want to read it.
7) Few Links – If a blog post has just links out to everywhere, why bother reading that blog? You can just read the ones that they link out to. A few links out are fine and sometimes necessary.
8) Sharing – I do like to be able to share great content that I find on blogs through various social networks so the blog should have ways in which to share it. Sharing is caring!

What is it that makes you come back to read a blog over and over again? 

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 5+ years experience blogging, social media & SEO. Get her new eBook "Tweeting Like It's 2nd Nature" Today!

37 comments On 8 Reasons Why I Come Back To Your Blog Again and Again

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  • Great points! I love coming back to sites where the blogger is interactive. That lets me know they actually read what I say.

  • Hi Lisa! I found your blog through #flashbackfriday and just wanted to say I love this post. We spend so much time concentrating on the negative, it can sometimes make it hard to improve. Focusing on things you do well can really boost your confidence.

    I definitely agree that a blog with a good format and witty content will always keep me coming back.

  • Humor! If your blog makes me laugh I’ll come back time and time again.
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  • Great list, Lisa. I especially like #2, but I need to work on #7. I think I put too many links out! 🙁
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  • Agreed. This is a great list. Actually, there’s also times that I won’t come back if the text on the whole page is centered – I’ve made an exception for some bloggers, but usually my brain just can’t handle it. #FF
    Chrystina recently posted…a tribute to the baton rouge chorusMy Profile

  • Great tips!
    I always think I am keeping up and good to see a handy list of tips and ideas.
    -r

  • Hi Lisa,
    I love this article. You read a lot of things about why people don’t come to your blog and it does become a little overwhelming and discouraging to say the less. Blogging is one of the hardest things to do because you put yourself out there and when people don’t visit you or don’t comment so you don’t know they are visited, you find yourself asking the question. What is wrong with me? Am I good enough, is my content that bad, or should I be the person standing in the corner not the person trying to have a voice. It is nice to see what would be helpful to get traffic to your blog. I am a few months into my new adventure and I will have to say, this article was uplifting because I can see some of the positives that might help me grow and build a strong readership.
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    • Your site is awesome Cynthia – I have no doubts you’ll be getting more views and comments soon. They are days when you go a long time before a comment and wonder. But it’s summertime here and many people are out and about and getting the kids ready for back-to-school too 🙂

  • Hi, 😛 Lisa,

    I love this discussion.

    The main reasons why I go back to others’ blogs are (1) excellent content and the engagement in the comment area, (2) fresh and cutting edge material that is shared in a esay-to-understand manner and (3) No annoying and ‘never go away’ pop-ups!

    Viola Tam
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  • Great overview Lisa… I'd second these, the overall appearance being a major factor.

    Large tracts of text or too many overpowering dark colors are a big turn off, as are piles of flashing ads.

    I will make more effort to read if I have some kind of recommendation for or relationship with the author or blogger though.

    As you pointed out there does seem to be a fad for "101 reasons I won't read your blog" type posts… I guess it started as a 'flip around' to create interesting reading, but I agree now that there's loads of these posts it's time to focus on the positive again.

    One thing that certainly keeps me coming back is if there's an element of FUN in posts, even if they're about SEO or other 'serious' subjects, I think there's always room for a smile and a touch of humor. There's so many blogs around that a touch of entertainment really helps to stand out!

  • Good point about liking the author, that helps too!

  • Content is king afterall, thats the reason I come back to a blog. Secondly if I like the writer.

  • Thanks, I try to always stay positive 🙂 It keeps me in a better mood.

  • I love the way you put a positive spin on blogging tips. Too often it's about what "you're doing wrong." Well done!

  • Yes and what may look good to you may not look good to everyone too. But small type? I think everyone can tell that, no?

  • Those are the exact reasons why I go back to other sites myself. If the content is good and the blog design looks like crap, I won't even bother to keep reading. I think people have good intentions and try to build a blog they can be proud of, but staying in line with your design, layout, colors and structure is critical. No awareness of how your blog really looks is foolish.

  • Yes, blogging can be social too. It is NO FUN leaving comments when that blogger never visits your site or responds to any of your comments.

  • Responding to comments is definitely important. I understand being late with a response, nut when someone cares enough to leave u a comment, its nice to eventually respond.

  • Thanks Sagittarian for coming by again 🙂

  • Hi Lisa, great post! The reason why I love reading and reading one blog and keep coming back with that blog is the content,. We stick with their blog because we enjoyed reading, learning and discovering new things. 🙂 Thanks a lot for this post.:)

  • Thanks Bren! Much appreciated.

  • Definitely the content and layout. I go to some blogs and you can't hardly read them due to colors and/or font style. That's a big turn off. I continue to come to yours because there's always something new and exciting to learn. I may not always comment but I'm always reading! 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  • Mayura, Excellent point about Compatibility – I like that!

  • Great post Lisa 🙂 I agree with all your facts. When it comes to Freshness I think it depends on your topic or subject. Under some topics, generating old but current and valid stuff still worthy for beginners. Isn't it? 🙂 Under some specific titles, bloggers can update their old posts to make use of. But they don't. It's a weak point too.

    If I may I'd like to add another point ~ Compatibility. I think when designing a site, screen resolution, optimizing it for mobile devices and such things are must-do things to be user friendly. If I have to scroll (left to right) all the time I read a post, it's not convenient.

    I come to read your blog mostly due to clarity and straightforwardness of your content, nice flow and responsiveness. I conclude that your blog depicts your personality and style. I think that's why most readers visit here or visit any other interesting blogs 🙂

    Cheers…

  • AMEN!

  • Thank you Susan!

  • For all the reasons above, I love reading your blogs, Lisa!

  • Thanks Rusty, you know your blog has passed my test! What is pa?

  • Great points Lisa! I agree with the list that you gave, and I would add one more. It color of the background conflicts with the text. Like if there is a design behind the text that hurts my eyes, I will simply move on to another site.
    I really don't like, as you already mentioned, to have to wade through endless ads to get to the content! I do understand the desire to make the blog pa, but that is a real turn off to me as well. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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