Recently, someone complimented this blog, saying “among all the blogs I’ve looked at this is one that really stood out”. I loved the compliment, but it also got me thinking.
What makes a blog stand out from the blogging crowd for you?
What is it about a blog that makes it stand out from the blogging crowd for you?
Is it the pretty? The interesting web page design that makes it enjoyable to look at as well as read? Or is the pretty pictures or way the information is presented, regardless of the content?
Is it the content, the words, the ideas, the point of view that captures your attention and keeps you returning for more? Do you have to agree with their opinion or perspective or do you make return visits because they are the opposite of your point of view? Or because you find it entertaining?
How much does the entertainment or thought-provoking element matter to you when it comes to returning to a blog? Or is it the educational value? Do you come back because you keep learning new things?
How has your “return factor” changed since you started blogging? Do you find yourself returning to the same blogs since you began blogging, or has your “blogging crowd” changed and now new blogs stand out that are different from when you started? How has this changed and what is it about the blogs that make them make your top blog list?
What are the elements that make a blog make your top blog list? I’m really curious. Is it consistent across all the blogs in your top blog list? Or do different blogs meet different criteria?
So, what makes a blog stand out for you? And why do you keep coming back?
Best Blogs recently asked this same type of question:
There are one hundred and six thousand blogs and counting listed on wordpress.com and finding your blog is like finding nickles on the street. Chances are we won’t find it. What can you do to get noticed?
That’s really tough. I would make friends in the blogging community. Add people to your blogroll and comment on other people’s site. And don’t forget to have good blogable material. Write about what interests you and have a passion for it….What do you think constitutes a “good” blog?
I want you to really think about what makes a blog stand out from the crowd, and then answer me this: How does your blog stand out from the crowd, or what should you do to make it stand out from the crowd?
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