Are you really my favourite blogger? We all have them – the bloggers whose posts we visit, share and recommend much more than other ones.
So what is it that separates these bloggers from everyone else?
What makes their blogs the ones that go in our favourites list, while others might get the occasional read or visit?
And how about you, dear blogger? Are you one of my favourites? Let’s see…
You Write for Humans, Not for Search Engines
You write about stuff that people DON’T actually search for on Google. They are not aware of the fact that they needed to know about it, but are so glad you brought it to their attention.
Your headlines never let me down. Never hyped up, never gimmicky. Always deliver what is promised.
Thank my lucky stars I found you. Yes.
You Never have Enough Time to Reply to My Comment
It never ceases to amaze me how many ‘big’ bloggers have thousands of subscribers, receive only a handful of comments and still don’t consider it important enough to respond to them.
It doesn’t particularly sit with well with me that I have taken the time out to post a reply, and yet you somehow feel that your time is more important than mine. It isn’t, get over yourself.
Plus I can see when I have been snubbed in your comments section. For instance when you have responded to anyone who is important enough, and left out the rest. Play nice ok?
A sad No.
You Have Actually Visited My Blog ONCE
This is perhaps the coolest thing you can do for me. If I am a mere lowlife – at this stage- remember you were one too. I am not asking it as a ongoing thing, just visiting once would make me think the world of you. If you actually comment on something? I’ll worhsip the ground you walk on – or the blog you write on.
A mind-blowing Yes.
You Are So Pushy – You Put Sales People to Shame
You have a huge pop up that scares the heck out of me. Seriously. I have been on your blog for like a total of 3 seconds and a huge banner appears in front of me asking – no, demanding – that I need to sign up. I know nothing about you and yet you pull out the guns. Talk about putting the cart before the horse.
Also, it doesn’t help you if you have the most fancy opt-in in the whole world, or you are offering what you claim to be the must have ebook of all times. Allow me to explore your blog in peace and I might sign up – without any incentive. Trust me.
The mother of all No’s.
You Have a Voice
You are a thought leader and I love you for it. More opinionated you are, the better it is. When I read your posts, I feel like we are having a conversation. I feel like I know you as a person, it doesn’t matter what you write about – I have varied interests – because you inject your personality in every post you write.
You say it like it is. You are not afraid to say things that might make you unpopular.
An overjoyed Yes.
You Are Oh So Confident
I hate name droppers. Occasional is fine, be excessive and you will start to irk me big time. I feel as if its like a show off contest. Ok you win, but not in my book.
You constantly remind me that it took you 8 months to skyrocket your subscribers from a few to few thousand. Thanks very much, while I have been struggling to reach my first thousand for a while, it really helps to know that it was a breeze for you.
You use words like ‘explode’, ‘sky rocket’, ‘insanely useful’, ‘freaking awesome’, ‘epic’, ‘viral’, ‘A-list’… at least in every other sentence.
A disgusted No.
You Haven’t Noticed I Exist on Twitter
Ok, you might be receiving gazillions of mentions or retweets but its nice of you to acknowledge that I have been faithfully tweeting your posts away. Remember, a little thank you goes a long way.
I really don’t care if you follow me back or not. I think its just polite to occasionally express your thanks.
A not so much No.
Your Content is Worth Bookmarking
I can see your reason for blogging. You are not after one thing only – my email address. Actually make it two things, my email address initially, my money in the long run. You are passionate about what you write.
A heck Yes.
You are Untouchable
No-one is untouchable – no-one.
An unfortunate No.
What is one thing you love about a blogger you follow, or something you can’t stand in some? Do share.