If you’re in the U.S. Happy 4th of July! And if you’re somewhere else, thanks for stopping by. 😀 Here’s a 4th outfit for some inspo.
Ok, now to tackle the title of this post. You’ve all been there. You go to a website because the description on Pinterest sounded amazing, or the blog’s name is something super unique and different. But, you start to scroll down and quickly realize this person ( whoever they are ) has a really boring blog and you click away.
You’ve done it or maybe even you feel like you are it. But don’t panic! I’ve got a few tips for what I look for in a blog post and what will keep me on your site longer.
1 | There are no pictures.
I cannot tall you how many websites I’ve gone to because I found a super awesome graphic on Pinterest and clicked through, only to find miles of text and no pictures. I know that not everyone is a photographer and I totally get that, but even pictures with an iPhone help to break up paragraphs of text.
2 | There are no paragraphs.
Another one that sort of goes hand in hand with the above, when there are no paragraphs, there is no reading. Huge chunks of text, even with pictures, is not something I’m willing to wade through. If you have a lot to say, break it up into smaller paragraphs and use headers ( ahem ). Adding numbers is even better.
3 | The font is weird.
This is one that I’m always puzzled about. I understand the Monotype Corsiva is really pretty, but readability wise, it’s pretty awful. When writing posts, stick with plain text. Also, always pick an easy color to read as well. I once visited a blog who’s writing was in bright purple, and even though the blog was super interesting, it was completely awful to read.
I hope these were helpful to you. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment! I love hearing from my readers.