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What constitues a good blog site? (9 posts)

  1. Quantum
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm currently preparing the next version of my site and was wondering what I should include. There are all these nice little extra features such as weather, polls, news headlines etc but I don't know which to include or leave out.
    When you are looking at/regularly reading a site what about it (apart from the content of the actual blog) makes you want to keep comming back?

  2. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Content, pure and simple.

  3. Quantum
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I better get working on some better content then.

  4. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Attention to detail.

  5. Cena
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    How important do y'all think the layout/template of a site is?

  6. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I read most blogs through RSS so the design matters little to me if the content is compelling.

  7. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Cena, I think it's a lot more important than most people admit.

  8. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That is true. I certainly enjoy a well designed site more than one that is less aesthetically pleasing, but I don't look at the sites that often if I'm a regular reader since I use RSS. I'm sure there are a lot more people that just visit sites semi-regularly than those who use an RSS aggregator.

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use RSS as just a link to keep me aware of updates so appearance does matter, but it could never out-do content. If you don't have interesting content and, of course, a regular update to your site you aren't going to get my attention and if you happen to, I'm probably going to drop you from my RSS feeds out of boredom. The templates/layout is just a first impression thing, but that does matter. Features aren't a big deal. Community drives people to the site and gives them places to go. Give them quality links, not just random ones that they don't care about (like I do). :-)

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