Today, I decided to share with you some tips about how to customize your blog in order to encourage your visitors to read and comment your blog:
1. Having dark color (especially black) background for you blog theme is definitely not a good idea.
It's always difficult to read light font on black/dark background and if reading you blog posts is
difficult for your visitors, then why they will stick with your blog? So make sure, you have black
font and light background.
2. Another thing you should be careful about, is fonts. No matter how interesting you content is, if
you use some strange, unusual style or size font, then the chances that you loose your readers are
Just imagine if I was using this kind of shrift: nina's style blog or nina's style blog
3. Music. Everyone loves music, there is no doubt about that, but when you visit a blog and there is
some music going on , it can be disturbing for those visitors who have absolutely different music
taste or just want to enjoy with their playlist instead of listening your blog music, or they prefer not
to have any music on.
4. CAPTCA plug-in. Be careful when you choose a plug-in on your blog that requires your visitors to
input a code in order to prove that they aren't spammers. The code that contains words is probably
the most frustrating part about commenting because usually, the words are very difficult to read
and it requires several attempts to gain access to commenting. And let's be honest, not too many of
your visitors will try several times to crack the code, they would rather move on.
So, to avoid frustrate and loose your visitors, you have a few options:
A) You can hold all your comments on moderation without using any frustrating cods or even
any plug-ins. Blogger has that option (I'm not sure about others though)
B) or Use plug-in such as Disqus that eliminates "spam issue" because only members of that
service can comment or you can comment as a guest. Any suspicious comments are held on
C) or use no plug-in , no verification code and no moderation. (even thought this option has a
chance of some spam issues, it's still option for many bloggers.