Today's topic is 15 things of things that appeal to you on blogs ...
- Clean design -- it doesn't have to be super fancy, just easy to read and find things.
- Charismatic blogger. You know, seems friendly and helpful.
- Blogs with tips for other bloggers. I love the sharing of ideas. We're all in this together and there's no harm in sharing knowledge.
- A variety of posts -- not just reviews, but memes, blitzes, blog tours, etc.
- Quality content! It's so much more important than design and it should always be priority one.
- A variety of books -- I prefer mostly YA/NA blogs, but it's nice to see bloggers who review more than one genre within those.
- Recaps of events where bloggers go. I'm a new blogger, so I've only been to BEA, so I love reading about other events like San Diego Comic Con or ALA. It gives me an idea of where I'm heading.
- Blogs that offer blog tours. I've signed up for a bunch. I think it's a great way to really jump head first into blogging.
- Blogs that occasionally have something non-book related. I did a post when Cory Monteith died. Some blogs review music occasionally or talk about trips. It's nice to see other sides of bloggers' personalities.
- Blog rolls! If I love a particular blog, I love to see the others that they recommend. Odds are I'll love them, too!
- Blogs with more than one author. I don't know that I would ever do it, but I love the idea of it and it's fun to see two bloggers (or more) collaborating.
- Bloggers who don't just review the books that are upcoming and that have a release date, but books that they chose just for the sake of enjoyment.
- New bloggers! Books are a wonderful source of enjoyment and in the digital age, it's really nice to see that there are still people who would rather pick up a book (or even an e-reader) and read.
- Blogs with an easy to use mobile site. I know Blogger isn't great for that. But one blog that I LOVE that has an awesome mobile view is Nose Graze.
- Blogs by people who clearly love to read and love to review and aren't just in it for the free books.
Up next on the challenge ... Why do I blog about books?