Yes, we can close it, but seeing it every visit on your homepage is annoying. If you want more fans or followers, gain it the natural way.
Dates are not shown. Why remove it? Please, put the date back! We don’t know if the information you’re giving out is outdated or not. Date matters!
For example, you blogged about your travel experience in Bohol, you included tips like contact persons, cheap accommodations, how to get there, etc.; but, when did you travel there? As a traveler seeking for helpful tips online, they would bookmark updated ones over outdated.
But blogs which has year or month in the URLs, I’m fine with it.
Small travel photos. I recently discovered a travel blog and it is popular for some. But when I visited his blog, it turned me off when I saw his photos were as small as my middle finger (like the photo below). I wondered if that was also the size of his ….
As a reader, I would appreciate your travel experience more if you will post a good visualization of the destination you’re blogging about. At some point, small photos are best used for floating CSS properties like this noodles photo.
I bet you’re measuring how long my middle finger is .l.
Recent posts and Archives are hard to find or not even displayed. Are you hiding something? I often see blogs which sidebar only includes Popular Post or Featured Post. When I see blogs like this, I feel like they are limiting me to access their old posts. Their blogs are great and I want to read more!! But it interests me less when I find out that there is no link to Recent Posts or Archives. She feels the same way too.
No Page navigation. I am referring to this:
← Older posts | Newer posts →
Page 1 of 53: 1 2 3 4 5 Next Last
I saw a blog which doesn’t have date, archive list, recent post, and even Page navigation. WTF. Shutanginabels. Alt + F4. Don’t force your visitors read what’s static to your page.
Blogging like a novelist. Well, it’s your blog and blog whatever you want to write but don’t try to be someone or write like Jack Kerouac or Suzanne Collins. Be natural. Be you. Create your own writing style. But if that is how you convey your thoughts, okay, that’s your blog.
Excessive use of highly intellectual words or notorious “synonyms.” Don’t make us Google or look into dictionary from time to time. Using a new word is okay but don’t overuse it.
E.g. The capricious depth of water that ebbs into the ocean.
What the heck do capricious and ebbs mean?
When I read ebbs, I first thought of ebs (short for ebak – Tagalog of feces). Avoid using MS Word’s right-click > Synonyms. Not all readers are vocabulary rich.
Feel free to react and I would love it. If there are some things that you don’t like about my blog, tell me.