Top 2, I mean, 3 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

1.  Visit your blog.  If it takes more than 10 seconds to fully load, change your template.  No one likes to read through a screen of green plaid waiting for your background to load.

2.  Make commenting easy.  I’m personally a fan of the pop-up window form, which eliminates the need to navigate back to your blog.  I also recently realized that I don’t need to moderate comments to see when new ones are posted.  My attention to detail is astounding, isn’t it?  Oh, and did you know that the only purpose word verification serves is limiting the amount of comments posted?  You’re welcome.

3.  Chill out on the clutter.  Maybe it’s my decrepit eyes, but I have a tough time reading a blog that’s wallpapered with graphics, ads, buttons, and other widgets.  White space is good. 

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3 Responses to Top 2, I mean, 3 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

  1. Emily says:

    stopping by from t2t, your tips are great, i'm a new follower, i completely agree with the ease of commenting, and long load times of blogs!

  2. Not a Perfect Mom says:

    amen…
    I only moderate comments on posts that are more than two weeks old, the spammers tend to hit old ones I discovered, because this girl? hates captchas…

  3. lovinangels says:

    I absolutely hate captchas. What's the point? I get an email when I get a comment, it takes a whole second to click on it and delete it if it's spammy. Which in my whole seven months of blogging, has not happened.

    that being said, I don't know HOW to change settings on my comments. Maybe I should poke around the engine a bit more.

    Stopped by from the hop..following you. check me out if you like.