I recently asked some friends on Facebook what irritates them about what bloggers do or don’t do. Recently, I’ve been taking note when I go to a blog about what bothers me about things that are not there readily available for the reader. The following are just tips of what bloggers want to see or don’t want to see on your blog or social media outlets.
This is my biggie! Have many different ways for someone to follow you! Especially the email option. I say this because I use my email not the Google Reader. I’ve realized that I don’t keep up with those blogs when I add it to the Reader so I’ve eliminated that step a long time ago. There are so many of you that do NOT have the email option. If you did, I would love to follow you. Plus, if you have readers who are not bloggers… they normally don’t use a Reader. However, I want to share if you make this option part of your blog. Make sure that you opt out of the “email me if someone unsubscribes.” This will only bring you down! I also have found that some people just want to follow you on social media. Have your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Stumble, etc readily available for someone to follow you.
Robin from Simple.Green.Organic.Happy, said “I hate when there isn’t a way to easily tweet a post. Yesterday I wanted to tweet something, no tweet button, AND the twitter handle wasn’t readily available so I couldn’t even @ that person. I just gave up.” Totally know what Robin means! I follow a bunch of blogs that do not have the tweet button and it is very frustrating when I want to share with my followers. Let me add, Facebook… same thing! Use the social media plugins, it’s not hard!
Cindi from Moomettes Magnificents and Molly from Life With The Campbells said that capcha is a problem for them. Molly added… “I used to be a blogspot blogger, but switched to WordPress. So I have a Google reader account. But it still asks me for my user name and password what seems like a MILLION times, THEN I have to do the capcha thing, and by then I have either lost interest, or I am exhausted…” Yes too many steps takes time and gets frustrating. Try something like Disqus. I know I am the rare few that love this comment system. However, if you have it then any blog you go to your information comes up right away. Not only this, Disqus also automatically emails the person when you respond! Love that!
Tips from my friends on Twitter!
Beki from The Rusted Chain says “Don’t whine and be negative. Don’t be fake. Do be real.” Oh Beki knows me well! Be authentic but seriously watch the whining and negativity. It’s okay to be real about how you are feeling but too much of whine and negative remarks can hurt you!
My friend Aurie Good from Our Good Family says “DO check & double check. DON’T assume anything.” Research before you write. Just as you are supposed to think before you speak! You know what assuming does right?
Links to others advice!
My friend Heather Solos from Home Ec 101 wrote on her personal blog about this very thing. Go check out her list!
Also, Carissa from Good N Crazy has written about why you should use your real name on Twitter. Go check it out!
Any others we should add to the list? Any you don’t agree with?