Sunday, January 28, 2007

Reasons I won't re-visit a blog

On my AOL journal, I listed various reasons why I choose to read certain blogs.

I'll use this spot to discuss reasons I will not read some.

The number one thing I dislike, and something I never encountered on AOL journals: blogs that advertise things, with no personal content whatsoever. Why would anyone return to read such junk? I have advertising forced upon me from TV, billboards, and yes, the Internet. But I won't choose to spend time on a blog full of advertising.
More power to you if you make money from pay-per-post. It just isn't my cup of tea.

Now, I have found some blogs of interest that include ads on the sidebar; I wish they didn't, but if the content of the entries holds my interest, I will return. As long as there aren't too many ads.

Another thing I don't care for, although I will put up with it in a journal I otherwise like, is a bunch of artificial graphics. You know, cartoon-y figures of witches or angels or vamps holding whips, or homey little "artistic portrayals" of cottages and such. I love photographs. I despise fake-looking pictures of sirens and mermaids that don't even vaguely resemble the author of the blog.

But that's just me.

5 comments:

The Guy Who Writes This said...

As for your topic yesterday, we purchased two horses yesterday. The adventure begins!

BarnGoddess said...

thank you for your comment this morning. I am not feeling so gripey after reading it :)

Now, this post is one I wish I had written. Because I agree w/ everything you stated here. I avoid blogs with a lot of advertising and a 'busy' sidebar. What about those blinkies? oh my! sometimes they distract me something awful.

I like to keep things clean and precise as I can.....I think I am an obsessive/compulsive person over things like that......

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and are able to enjoy your horses today(which btw are gorgeous!)

Ellie said...

Coming to you by of Phelan.

I whole-heartedly agree with you on this subject! For me it is about content. I love reading blogs that basically all they have is a well written piece and that is it.

DesLily said...

Hi Donna.. well.. after going thru the aol "banner" thing, you have to KNOW I agree with you. There is one blog I used to read that went to ads and such.. in fact, to such a degree that even on dsl it takes a long time to load... so I tend not to go there anymore. I also can deal with one or two here and there if the content of the post is interesting..

makes me wonder if they really enjoy their own blog??

Celeste said...

I do not like all the ads on some. It feels like reading a paper or something other than a blog.
Too many graphics are distracting as well. I use a few but I hate to overwhelm myself! i suppose that is one reason why I have not learned to make them myself.