As I write this, I'm balanced on a big exercise ball. No, you will not see a picture of me doing this, although my husband would probably be happy to take one...from the rear. This is merely a personal challenge to see if I can write my blog posts before my tailbone starts to hurt.
Too much information?
So I'll transition to to my topic of the day -- blogging and how we choose the blogs we like to visit.
Here are the things I like the most:
1. A pleasing and restful appearance, easy on the eyes, and no irritating jumping, hopping, or fluttering parts. A photo or graphic banner should be small enough that it doesn't slow down the screen loading process.
2. Even if the blog's focus is book reviews or guests authors, I still like the blog owner to occasionally post a personal article about what's going on in his or her life. For instance, I would enjoy knowing the blog host is writing her posts while she balances on an exercise ball.
3. A regular schedule of posts, at least two or three times a week. Posts that aren't too long.
4. A little humor once in a while.
5. Friendliness. I don't expect my blogger friends to read every single post I write or to visit every day, but when they do stop by, I love receiving a comment that relates my post to something in the visitor's experience.
6. I like to surf my blogger friends' blogrolls to search for new friends, so neatly organized lists is a plus. Please don't point out that my own blogrolls could be better organized. I have that on my To Do List.
Now it's your turn:
1. What convinces your to add a new blog to your blog-hopping circuit?
2. What turns you off?
3. How much time per week do you spend visiting and commenting on your favorite blogs?