Saturday, January 29, 2005

30 seconds

Most casual surfers will decide the fate of your blog in the first 30 seconds. Will they continue reading? Will the return? Will they bookmark, blogroll or comment? What keeps you coming back to a blog? Leave a brief comment.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello :)

I did bookmark (not blogmark, used my browser's book mark for the page) and I did come back to several blogs. I'm still new to this service so there's not much links that I have viewed so far. From my view, I look at the discussion content (blog content) and decide if I should return back to the page. Some people writes about some "interesting" stuffs and some just uses humour to pull people back.

For me, software development technologies, hardware technologies -- their reviews, would definately make me come back. If there's just a normal daily story, it'll depend on the content of it I guess. I do read through "almost" all the blogs I visit and I tend to judge :)

That's just me view though. Cheers! :)

Rick said...

who are you again?

Jay said...

Write like a friend having a conversation with me. That grabs me and keeps me around. The topic really doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

Me? Someone from the 30 seconds visit :)

puppetdude said...

I was thinking the same thing a few months ago! You have 30 seconds to get people interested, So a snappy title, interesting content, and a chance to get interactive (make people do something, click a link,laugh,leave a comment) is a good post for me.
Political,mummy and knitting blogs make me click before the 30 seconds are up.
And being a youthleader is the best,most fun job in the world!

Anonymous said...

i come back to your blog page only because its you stilwell.
Debbie

Anonymous said...

I revisited due to the fact that I posted a comment and wanting to see a reply :)

Amanda said...

It takes me less than 30 seconds to decide that. But, I stayed for more than that because this happened to be non-boring.

B said...

What keeps me in a blog is if there are interesting and not revolting pictures, also if they are talking about something that interests me ie: Christianity, kids, spouses etc. :}

Robin said...

Clever wit. If I see a clever comment I will stay and read further. If I see an interesting image I will stay and look further.

All these new blog designs... they trick you... oh look it's a cool design! But... with absolutely no interesting content.

Anonymous said...

A comment area where I can say who I am for starters ;) nice little site you got going on here! Gotta run my 30 seconds are up.

ms ralph said...

What does it for me? Good content, be it funny, witty, or on a topic I'm interested in. Also sometimes good web design brings me back.

Rick said...

gotcha on blogs4God.com, too, big boy - click here.

Kristofer said...

I think that a good mix of long and short posts is good, some short ones introduce me to the blog and when I have time I can read the longer ones.

Kristofer
Believers' wear

Anonymous said...

Pictures of hotrods and bikinis.

Eddie said...

Thanks for blogmarking me. You have a fun site.

songstress7 said...

First, if the site design particularly catches my eye (or at least doesn't repulse me), I look at the most recent post to see if something resonates with me. If it's well-written, and catches my interest by topic (or again, doesn't repulse me by topic), I'll look around some more. I'll check the "about me" info, look at the sidebar links, etc., to see if I can figure out something about the author. If I think we have a common bond of some sort (religion, politics, interests, or just sense of humor), I'll read a little more. If I like it, I'll probably comment (and won't bother if I don't like it). And blogmark it for later (yes, I'm using BE)... I'll come back once or twice to see if it still interests me, and if it does then I'll add it to my blogroll/Bloglines subscription list.

So, just be warned - you're being blogmarked. But if you bore me too much, I won't blogroll ya. ;)

maria said...

I come back when I find the subjects
interesting to me.I would love to see
a blog about walkers who have medical
problems and it makes it harder for them
to walk.But they keep walking.......

marie

Maggie said...

It's been longer than 30 secs, but I'm still here. I like your writing style ... keeps me interested. good stories. thanks. keep it up.