Monday, July 15, 2013

Book Blogger Challenge Day 8: Things that Catch my Eye!

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Good Books And Good Wine
Since this is such a cool idea, let's thank April for doing this! Big props to her. She's at Good Books, Good Wine and she made the entire thing up!) I know you would like to participate too! There will be a sign up on each day of the challenge. (Sign up here for the eighth challenge!)

15 Things that Appeal to me on a Blog! 

  1. Bright colors. I'll still look at your blog of you have dark ones, but its harder on my eyes.
  2. Humor: guys I LOVE to laugh. You have to be funny! 
  3. If you're not that funny but you have enough personality, I'm ok with that. Make it so that I know it's your genuine character.
  4. Comment replies: my own blog won't allow me to do it, so bear with me! But I like when people take the time to comment back to what I said. 
  5. You must give your honest opinion about everything. Even if its just a small simple novella. 
  6. An easy way to interact with you in other ways. A button on the side, a separate get in touch with me tab or something...
  7. No noises. Guys sometimes I'm at work blog hopping on my phone. Your noises get me caught and I don't want to have to explain why they heard some random noise or a movie trailer...
  8. Any huge things that could slow down your loading time. If it takes too long, I will grow impatient and move on.
  9. NO CAPTCHA! Guys I already wear glasses... I can't see very well. I almost ALWAYS get those things wrong. I give it one shot and if I get it wrong, I don't try again. 
  10. Memes or other creative features. I like to see what book bloggers can do when they aren't being so "professional" while writing their reviews. 
  11. Great layouts. I should be able to clearly read everything and see where I can go to get other information. 
  12. Links! I love when you add links to old posts. For example. If you're reviewing the second book in the series, put in the review somewhere a link to your review of the first book.
  13. Copying off April here, I love when the blogger has passion for what he/she is doing and it shows.
  14. Thier reviews: I love when someone takes their reviews seriously. I mean this is for people like me who really read them. I don't want to come across a review where it's JUST GIF's.... I can't gather any info from that...
  15. Pictures! Yes I read, but if EVERY post is just words, I probably won't visit very often. Unless you have like amazing books and do equally amazing reviews!
What appeals to you guys?!

6 comments:

  1. #14 <--- YES!!! Sometimes I read a review on Goodreads and it's just GIFs and quotes. I mean I love myself some GIFs but I would love to actually read what you thought about the book lol
    Great post girly!
    http://spicedlatte.blogspot.com/2013/07/15-days-challenge-day-8-what-appeals.html

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  2. #14 x 100

    I want to know two things only after reading a review 1 - if you liked it 2 - why.

    I don't need glitter and animated gifs that give a certain reaction to chapter 12. I don't want a plot analysis and PLEASE warn if your review has spoilers. GAH!

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  3. I love pictures on blogs too. And count me as another person who hates sounds on blogs...gets me in trouble as work as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Captcha is definitely the devil. :-) And I think I have pretty good eyesight and I still can't always crack it!

    I totally agree with judicious use of gifs and pictures. I think all text looks and feels boring, but also I am a visual person. Similarly, I like when a blog has some sort of clever/visual review system.

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  5. Nikki one of my pet hates is noise on a blog too, at the moment my blog is making a sound/noise but I don't know WHERE it's coming from :(

    Day 8 Book Blogger Challenge

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  6. I'm a little guilty of the "including pictures" one. I love it too, except these days if it's a post that doesn't include a book I don't want to use a picture that is copyrighted and it's hard to find one that is legitimately free. I agree with mostly everything else you have like NO CAPTCHA, humour, and honesty.

    - P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

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