Just wanted to write a quick tip and ask a favor.
I follow HUNDREDS of blogs. I'm sure lots of you do as well. And when each of them is posting multiple times per week, that can REALLY clog up my Google Reader. I don't have tons of time to read through every word and comment on each one, so it means I typically end up flying through my Reader at top speed. As I've been doing this the last couple of days, I've realized a couple of things that bother me as a subscriber to some blogs, and I thought perhaps I might share. Maybe this will help us save a little time in our days if everyone (or at least more than just me) can make a couple simple changes.
1) If you truncate posts, be sure it truncates after at least one picture. Ninety-nine times out of 100, I skip right over truncated posts in my Reader. I'm simply scrolling too fast to even notice the titles. Maybe it's a side-effect of seeing so many pretty pics on Pinterest and having little patience for reading, but whatever the cause, I'm most likely not going to click on truncated posts without a pic.
2) Can you plelase, pretty please add a link to your blog at the END of your post? As I mentioned, I scroll through at top speed, and lots of times, I don't know how much I'm going to love a post right from the beginning. But after scrolling through the pics, I realize how much I LOVE a project and want to comment. But then what happens?
Yep, I'm at the end of the post, and there's no way to jump quickly to the site. Blah. Amy, your mirror is so pretty! But...you mean I actually have to scroll all the way back up through those pics to the beginning just to get to the site, and then scroll back down through them again to get to where I was?? Oh, bother. Again, 9 times out of 10, I don't comment on a post because I'm too lazy to scroll back up to the top. If you made it easy for me, I'd be much more likely to click on your link and leave you a lovely comment. Voila! Your number of visits goes up just because you made it easy for me!
Do you agree with me? Or am I the only lazy follower out there? :)