Are you blogging for yourself or for your readers?
If you’re blogging for just yourself then this post is not for you so there is no need to read further.
I know some bloggers who blog for record keeping, recipe compilation, trip and vacation documentation, etc. However, if you’re blogging publicly then it seems to me that you’re blogging for your readers and not just for yourself or family, correct?
I am not a blogging expert and I have not been blogging very long, not years like others. Having said that, I have tried my best to make my site the best it can be and I continue to improve it to make it a pleasant experience for my visitors.
This pleasant experience includes easy to read posts, easy to leave comments, and easy to share my posts on social media. With this in mind, I designed my site with hopes that my readers would return again as well as sign up for my newsletter to get my blog posts and news delivered to their email.
A public site for potential readers is not a set it and forget it! If you care about your readers then you should care about the quality of your site. Quality beats quantity every time!
I have had the opportunity to visit many blog sites while hosting my own link parties, attending parties hosted by others, and being in blogging groups. Along the way, I have realized a few things.
First of all – have you ever looked at your site from a different browser?
Pretend you’re a first time visitor.
Look at your site and blog posts on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and cell phone if possible. I’ve visited mine on all 4.
I used Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox via desktop and laptop computers. Via tablet and phone, I used Google Chrome and Safari.
What does your site and blog posts look like when you visit them from different browsers and different devices?
If it doesn’t look good, what is wrong with it, what would make it look better? Finding a solution would probably make your readers appreciative, don’t you agree?