Hosted by For What It's Worth and Midnyte Reader, Book Blogger Confessions is a bi-weekly feature where bloggers confess all about blogging or bookish topics.
I haven't participated in BBC for a while, but I felt like I was missing some discussion posts so I'm going to participate regularly again.
This week's topic: What is important in design for the blogs you follow? What features/elements do you appreciate? What are big turn offs?
Blog design is a very personal and varied thing - there's the minimalists, the colour lovers, the DIY and the professionally designed. I love the variety of blogs and especially the ones that have their own unique designs to make them more memorable, but there a few things that I always look for when I'm checking out new blogs:
- Easy ''follow'' options - there's nothing more disappointing than finding a cool new blog and not being able to find how to follow them, or only having GFC or Linky as an option. Having as many options as possible mean that I can follow you however I like - RSS and Twitter are my personal favourites.
- Too many widgets - they make the page slow to load, hard to find what I'm looking for and just distract me. Widgets can be cool but they shouldn't overshadow the actual content.
- About Me pages - I love knowing more about the person (or persons!) behind the blog, it makes it a more personal experience.
What key things do you look for when you find a new blog?