6 Things I Look For in A Blog

I’m a very choosy blogger and content reader. I don’t follow blogs blindly for the sake of being followed back (although I’ve done that in the past and trust me, it’s not cool) because more often than not, those blogs are not going to be read at all probably because I’m not interested with the content. Here I’m going to show you 6 things I look for in a blog.

6 things i look for in a blog

1. About page

I expect a summary of the blogger with their picture in an about page. Nothing irks me more than blogs without an about page and a picture of the blogger. I know some bloggers prefer being anonymous online which I totally understand but naah anonymous bloggers are not my cuppa tea. Show me that sweet face of yours so we can be friends!

2. Your own photos

Stock photos and professionally taken photos are cool and all but there’s just something so raw and beautiful about unprofessional photos because it’s like catching a glimpse of someone else’s life without the perfect lighting and heavy photoshop editing and we all started a blog with a crappy phone camera, didn’t we? iPhone, what?

3. Fonts

Your choice of font is very important especially for your blog posts. I came across a blog with Pipdig theme that looks oh-so beautiful which I ended up not following because she was using an 8px Times New Roman. Don’t get me wrong β€” I love Times New Roman but 8px font size? You have gotta be kidding me.

4. Language

As someone who’s studying to teach language, I take someone’s writings very seriously. Let’s just say I love ‘polished’ writings rather than the ones with heavy short form use and little to no thoughts spent on it. This goes to both English and Malay blog posts.

5. Beauty posts

I don’t know about you but I’m more prone to following blogs with beauty posts. They don’t necessarily have to be a beauty blog but I’m a girl who loves beauty and makeup and skincare so if you have one or two posts about it on your home page, I will definitely check it out!

6. Being relatable

Whilst reading about people’s Europe travel posts and a Gucci Dionysus bag haul are super enjoyable, I definitely one-hundred-percent cannot relate to them in any way shape or form. I love reading famous blogs especially from the UK but reading about someone’s weekly Tesco run and 80 ringgit H&M bag haul is much more relatable to me. (I just bought a brand spanking new tote bag for school from H&M, should I do a what’s in my college bag post?!)

What do you look for in a blog?

  • Ela

    I absolutely agree with the font – if it’s not readable, I’m not gonna bother following πŸ™‚
    Ela | http://www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

  • Ljoy N

    Another thing I look for is the colour scheme. Some blogs are way too bright in colours which isn’t friendly to the eyes. Great post πŸ™‚

    • i don’t like bright colour scheme too. i know it’s a blogger’s preference but monochrome and pastel colours are easier on the eye x

  • Just FYI, i’m trying hard to improve my English games πŸ˜›
    I totally agree with your last point and I always looked for post that expose how the writers thinks since it fascinates me more.

    • me too! hahaha. i like blogs that have personality. it’s much more interesting to read xx

  • These are great points! I go for blogs that are relatable as well. Also, their blog has to be easy to navigate & shouldn’t take forever to load. Grammar is a big thing for me too. If they don’t have any periods or commas, I can’t be bothered to read their stuff!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • i feel you on periods and commas. i hate excessive commas too ’cause my brain has to ‘pause’ so many times when there are many commas in a sentence. very tiring x

  • i love to read blogpost about beauty too!

  • I personally like to read blog like yours.

    semua ada xD

  • This was totally a great guidelines for bench marking our blog Erin and me also gradually trying to minimize mistakes and typos in my writing (I do it a lots lately – sigh).

    other than 6 you mentioned above, I do prefer some post which entertain human brains (such that kind of writing by paper fury). πŸ˜€

    I totally agree with all your points and it was the same things I look for too in a blog.

  • what I look for in a blog? books to read XD

    • haha i love book blogs too although i don’t have time to read these days xx

  • This is a great post! I always look for something personal and more-at-home sort of blog posts from bloggers.

    • personal posts are my fav, too! provided that the bloggers are someone i can relate to lah haha x

  • What do I look for in a blog?

    01. Complete ‘ABOUT ME’ page with a brief bio and a picture of the author.

    02. Stunning and cute FONTS.

    03. Fun writing style.

    04. I can always relate to the writer’s point.

  • I mainly look for the blogger’s own voice and I love it when I feel like I’m listening to the blogger’s voice in my head while reading. And I also look for sincerity and good info in a blog post, too many bloggers and YouTubers especially rave about everything under the sun and the moon.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • “too many bloggers and YouTubers especially rave about everything under the sun and the moon” this is so true. they do it for the money, i guess. xx

  • Well writing style is the most important factor for me. Beside, recently i found myself following more blog with clean interface. Jadi lagi seronok baca bila blog tu sedap mata memandang.

    • i love blogs with minimal/clean design. puas hati baca and takde warna pelangi kt blog haha x

  • nadiah izzaty

    should I do a what’s in my college bag post? >>> YES !!! hihihi

  • nadiah izzaty

    hurmmm…. tak tahu lah blog Nadia ok ke tak utk orang baca .

    But , really thankful if any of my blog post ada readers and comments . hihihi =)

    • ada je orang baca blog nadia. erin selalu je baca tapi mcm biasalah selalu terlupa nak comment hahaha

  • Siqah Hussin

    1. ABout Page is the most important for me. I want to know who are you before reading your stories.

    2. Font yang comel dan saiz sedang2 saja. Not too big and not too small πŸ™‚

    3. I love to see beautiful photos in a blog! I love stock photos and try to take and using my own photos as well. Walaupun semestinya tak secantik stock photos, but I put much effort on that and I proud with my photos. Hihi. * Wishing for a natural lighting source and marble background * πŸ˜€

    4. should I do a what’s in my college bag post? – OF course Erin, YOu should πŸ˜€

    This is a great post with useful points for bloggers, Erin <3

    • 1. betul tu. nak tahu juga siapa, asal mana, belajar ke dah kawin ke dah ada anak ke aha

      2. erin pun suka mcm tu. font besar sgt and kecik sgt boleh buat sakit mata.

      3. belilah marble background dkt mr diy hehe

      4. in shaa Allah nanti nak buat! thank you siqah <3

  • i pretty much agree with all of these, but especially number 1, and I hate when the about me is written in third person. I’m almost guaranteed not to follow if you can’t even write your about me description in first person.

    Lovely blog!

    • i feel you about the About page! thank you for stopping by x