Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by J.R. @Eternity Books, here different topics will be discussed.
This weeks topic is ‘What makes you read a blog’, which I think is an interesting topic!
I really like if the post is not only one big part of text.. I really like it if the text is broken up in paragraphs and/or with some pictures! But to contradict this, I really do not like it of posts contain to many GIFs.. I don’t mind a GIF once in a while, but I don’t like it when stuff keep moving no my screen..
Another thing that makes me not want to read a blog is too big or too small letters haha! I can’t really say what font size is good haha, but too big or too small just reads uncomfortably!
What does makes me enjoy reading a blog is good colour schemes! Also I really like it if I can easily find recent posts, a search bar, and a follow button!
And of course the topic of the post should interest me?! But that is of course a very personal thing! I can enjoy reading a blog post that others don’t.
Generally I don’t think I’m very picky on what I read and what I don’t?!
20 thoughts on “Let’s talk bookish – What makes you read a blog?”
I like a nice blend of reviews, tags, discussions, and other random posts. Having text broken up with images or gifs is good, just not too many. I like the reviews and discussions to be spoiler free or for the spoilers to be clearly marked so I can choose whether to read on or not. There’s probably more to why I read blogs but I can’t think of them right now. Though I find blogs by recommendations from people I do follow, or by people commenting on my blog, so an active presence in the online book community helps too.
I like a good mix as well!
And spoilers should always be marked! I want to decided myself if I want to read those or not haha!
This is a tough one. I think I mainly look at blogs in reader on WP so the individual style sometimes gets lost on me (with a few exceptions of folks who’ve gone self-hosted). So for me the main draw is usually the personality of the blogger (are they excited to talk about books?) and the content.
Yes that’s definitely true!
I think personality is definitely the most important part!
Great post! I agree with everything but the gifs (I love lots of pictures and gifs haha). I especially agree with the need for paragraphs. Its weird but even if its the same amount of text I’m more likely to read it if its broken up!
I guess it just reads way more easily haha!
The reviews are my main interest. I do like memes and usually take part in two or three but it’s more a way of highlighting books that I’m looking forward to or already read and loved.
Always good to share love for books you’ve already read!
Thanks for participating Evelyn!! I agree, too small/big text is really annoying, and having a good color scheme is super important 🙂
You always come up with good topics!
I think you’ve basically nailed my thoughts perfectly in this post! I’m likely to close out a page and not read it if I’m met with a wall of text or a wall of GIFs. Too many GIFs just distract me (though, I don’t mind reaction GIFs or things like that, if they’re spaced out).
My favorite thing about a blog is VOICE! If someone just sounds like they’re enjoying themselves, I tend to enjoy reading it so much more. And if it makes me laugh? I will for sure follow and read the posts, because I can use a little more levity in my life!
You a well fitted GIF now and again can add to the story!
The voice is such a good one! Reading something that someone enjoyed writing is the best!
Oh and laughing is always good haha!
I definitely read a blog for its reviews! I mean, I like the occasional meme and stuff, but really, what interests me most is what the blogger thinks about the books they read. And I do prefer more descriptive reviews, though I don’t mind a few images. But agreed, I cannot stand wall of gif reviews!
I also mainly read reviews, but only for the books I’m already interested in or look like I could be interested in ahah! But I also do really like reading certain memes!
I have an issue if the print is too small, too. I’d rather it be too big than too small. I also read the book bloggers who tend to read the same kinds of books I read (so I’m not going to read many romance book blogs because I don’t read romance books). I’m with you on the gifs. If there is one, great. If there is more than one (or MANY), then I feel like it’s trying too hard.
Haha, trying too hard! That’s indeed how I feel as well!
Yeah it makes sense to only read the reviews about the books you’re actually interested in!
Yes to all of those!! + The blogger’s voice (I love bloggers who juggle absolutely-no-chill eagerness and sarcastic calm) and their use of text textures (like bold, italicized, different sizes). Great post!
Ooh yes! That is a good one too! It often helps seeing the ‘important’ parts of the text!
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