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December 4, 2014

How to avoid frustrating your blog visitors

Happy Thursday everyone,
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 
     higher. 
   Just imagine if I was using this kind of shrift:  nina's style blog  or nina's style blog 
   or
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 
            moderation.  
     
       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.


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130 comments

  1. Great post, it is good that you took step to point out such issues.
    GlamupGirls

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  2. Thanks for these great tips! I will definitely keep them in mind. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  3. I agree with every single one of these! I HATE captcha!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. OMG, captcha is really frustrating.

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  4. Thank you for great tips!
    Ana
    www.champagnegirlsabouttown.co.uk

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  5. Omg, how annoying is it when you visit a blog and are immediately confronted by music?! It always scares me, ha. And this isn't your MySpace page from 2005, c'mon now. ;) Great tips, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. You are absolutely wright Ashley. xx

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  6. Yes, yes, and YES! I get completely turned off with blogs that use black background and white font. My eyes get really blurry after a few minutes and I never go back. The music is very true too, it can be so annoying but my laptop is usually on mute anyway so it's not that bad. And don't get me started on Captcha....grrr! LOL!

    Reflection of Sanity | Smashbox Giveaway

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    1. You are lucky that you don't get scared from unexpected music because you keep your laptop on mute Shireen, It was really shocking when I first got scared by some blog music. LoL

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  7. Great tips Nina. I absolutely hate it when someone has music on their blogs...I usually have my speakers on really loud and when music comes on unexpectedly it drives me insane!

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    1. I totally understand that. Thanks for reading Rose. xx

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  8. Good to know I'm doing the right thing somehow. Thanks for these tips! :)

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    1. That's great that you are on right track. xx

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  9. great tips! I'll keep on my mind! ;)

    mary
    http://instantmagic.wordpress.com

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  10. Great tips dear.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

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  11. great tips. I'm agree with you on frustration made by captiva's text code!
    bye gloria
    www.gloriadressup.com

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  12. amazing tips! you should use Disqus. its user friendly and amazing platform for bloggers!
    xo,
    Sabrina | GYPSY TAN

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    1. I agree Sabrina , Disqus is a really great tool and I don't know why I haven't used it yet. xx

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  13. Great tips! I'm always looking for ways to improve my blog! I am especially interested in using Disqus!

    http://vasilikibeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Katie. That's really good that you always try to improve your blog. xx

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  14. I completely agree with everything you wrote!

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love this. def will help my blog

    Check out Todays Blogmas Post
    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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  16. Very wise post Nina!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  17. Hello Nina! Thanks for the great tips! It is funny because I always struggle figuring out the captcha letters! There have been times when I don't get to post the comment I already wrote because I can't get through the captcha part!!!! It can be frustrating... xoxo,

    Jeannette

    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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    1. Thank you Jeanette, and yes, captca is really frustrating.xx

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  18. Great tips, thanks!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  19. Actually I wouldn't recommend Disqus because I was flaged as a spammer on several blogs and now I can't comment there and I am not a spammer. You can loose readers with Disqus.

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    1. I've never thought Disqus could have that problem. Thanks for sharing your experience. xx

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  20. Oh, I can not tell you how much I hate captcha, usually I just give up trying ,unless it's a post I really like and neeed to comment :)

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  21. Great post and tips!

    http://bellemelange.net/blog

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  22. I am so careful with fonts when writing because it can affect the way others read my article. so glad to stop by here and read these helpful tips . Great post !

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  23. Great tips I agree with all of them, especially about the blog design the background and the fonts are very important like the content of a blog to keep visitors. If you want a blogger templates you can check my premade design at KayLuxeDesign also all templates cost 20 dollars until the end of Dec!

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  24. Great tips! I don't like dark backgrounds and some cute fonts are hard to read. I always mess up those Catcha comments too!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  25. beautiful!!!
    http://www.islandchic77.com/

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  26. Great tips, Nina. You're so right about the letters when commenting on a blog. It can be very frustrating. Thanks for the tips. Now I'm curious if my blog has that thing. Lol!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. No your blog doesn't have it. Don't worry. xx

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  27. Great post and tips. I agree, blog design is huge and I think keeping it a bit more minimal is the most attractive way to go!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  28. These are such good tips. I hate inputting captcha and there's this one blog I follow and enjoy but wow her font is terrible!

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. I know how difficult strange font can be. Thanks Tegan. xx

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  29. Thanks for the great tips! I completely agree with all of them!!

    Dee
    http://urbanchicblvd.blogspot.com

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  30. Very nice post, useful tips. Thanks for sharing!!!

    www.auxcapricesdeflore.blogspot.com

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  31. Great tips! The music thing always is strange to me, too. I generally mute the volume when I encounter this! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  32. Great tips!

    Theloveofmary.blogspot.com

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  33. Good to know! Especially the spam plug-in annoys me. Good article :). x

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  34. I absolutely loveee your tips! I agree with you! Dark colours, weird fonts and music on a website are a hugeee turn off!! Sigh!! I wish more people read this post!! AND FOLLOW THE ADVICE!! :P

    http://anshul90.com

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    1. Thank you Anshul for reading and commenting. xx

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  35. Nice post ^^

    kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  36. Great post!
    ritaaflyatunova.blogspot.com

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  37. Amazing post! Kiss
    http://lebalzi.it

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  38. Those are amazing tips! Thanks for sharing with us :)
    Bisous,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  39. Great post and great tips!!!Thanks :)))

    Kisses. Andrea

    http://esmiesconditefavorito.blogspot.com.es/

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  40. I agree with all your recommendations, very useful post!

    Kisses,

    http://theartofpaloma.com/

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  41. I agree with evything you said!!

    Nice post!!
    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

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  42. The music thing is so true really
    fashionitazbybuiti.blogspot.com

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  43. Love to visit this blog. Amazing.!!!

    xxx

    www.noragouma.com

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  44. You give here amazing tips, I agree with you with this how important is color of background, white is always great idea :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm glad that you like this post. xx

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  45. Great post! It annoys me when blogs have music as I'm normally listening to my own and then I end up with a two-song-mixed-mess!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  46. I agree with all your tips and hopefully my blog follows them all!
    AliceMegan

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  47. Great tips! I didn't even realise CAPTCA was on mine but I've checked and it's now turned off..oops! Thanks for the heads up Nina :) xx

    http://amyscornerblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's really good that you turned it off Amy, now you encouraged your blog visitors to comment much easier. xx

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  48. Beautiful blog ! ♥
    I am following you on bloglovin :) FOllow back ? ;-)
    www.blog017.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Oliwia. Sure, I will follow back. xx

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  49. Such great tips!! :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/

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  50. nice tips lovely! thanks for sharing!
    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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  51. Cool post, thanks to share your tips!
    Have a great week end!

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  52. Nice tips

    New post in
    Www.miharujulie.com

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  53. your blog is such an inspiration ♥
    visit my blog :)
    http://sugary-lime.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Svetlana

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  54. How beautiful…Such an inspiration!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  55. This post is so true!! fun read. :) Nice blog! Hope you can check out my blog. Let me know what you think about it. Keep in touch!!!

    Sammie
    MY BLOG: Sammie The Stargirl

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  56. Great tips will definitely keep these in mind x

    Beauty with charm

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  57. Nice post and good suggestions for blogger!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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  58. Ops, I forgotten, sorry....Today I have started following you on Google+. Hope you follow me back. What do you think to follow us also on other socials? Let me know....Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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  59. I love your post. Very informative and helpful. :)
    Thanks for sharing this.

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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  60. have a good weekend!!

    http://fashi0n-m0de.blogspot.it/

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  61. Aww this is absolutely helpful (: and totally agreed with the captcha thing sometimes it really makes me a little frustrated. x

    www.birdieliau.com

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  62. Really great tip girl.
    Divadiari.blogspot.com

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  63. This is a great idea for a post and you've provided some pretty good tips - thank you! I couldn't agree with you more about the dark backgrounds, they can be so tough on the eyes! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  64. These tips are really useful!
    thnks

    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it/

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  65. Great tips, sometimes we even forget the fact that it must be all clear and as simple as possible :)

    http://deadlyinlove.com/

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  66. Great post! I totally agree with you!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  67. Nice Blogpost! Great tips.
    xx, nissi

    www.nissimendes.ch

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  68. Great tips! Thanks for this <3

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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  69. I totally agree on each point, especially the music!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  70. Great blogging tips Nina. I can totally relate on each point, particularly as I was developing my blog initially. You have to go through the growing process, and keep learning is what I find.
    Bright Shiny Day

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  71. Now that is some great advice, thank you so much for sharing! <3

    Fashionably,
    http://wingsforliberty.com/

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  72. What great tips , how do you take off the comment thing? xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  73. Absolutely love your blog, following you on bloglovin' now.

    Sam || Latest post : Grow Your Blog Audience With These 3 SEO Tips

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