What makes a blog popular?  

vengeur 40M
565 posts
5/30/2006 4:56 pm

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What makes a blog popular?

Whenever you check the "Recent Posts" section of the Blogs page, what makes you most likely to read a post?
As a man, I check to see the author's gender first.
As a woman, I check to see the author's gender first.
As a man, I check to see if the author is somebody whose blog I've read before.
As a woman, I check to see if the author is somebody whose blog I've read before.
As a man, I check out the title of the post first and read it if it interests me.
As a woman, I check out the title of the post first and read it if it interests me.
As a man, I read posts randomly as best I can tell.
As a woman, I read posts randomly as best I can tell.


cuteNEway 41F

5/30/2006 5:28 pm

Another thing that helps is going into the Most Actively Watched and comment.

I hear I made it to that list yesterday YAY tee hee


vengeur replies on 8/2/2006 12:29 pm:
Yes, that certainly does help.

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
5/30/2006 5:39 pm

I read every damn thing there is and reply to as many as I can, but most of all in my post, I am myself!

Purry {=}

Purry


earthShiva 59M

5/30/2006 5:48 pm

I like to explore, but I've also found there are certain authors here who just have a great sense of humor, profound insights or an excellent writing style. This makes them worthy of a look-see even if they haven't used a catchy title. They're bookmarked and I check them first, then I go hunting.

Those with experience have advised me that catchy (provocative) titles gather a lot of hits (if you want to be a slut about it...)


rm_ENGBUCARO 38M
596 posts
5/30/2006 6:48 pm

I look for three things the title first .. second the number of comments .. and third the gender and age of the author...

for the second criteria I like to post and vote on 0 or low comment posts

for the third criteria I favor Female posts between a +/- 10 yrs range from my own


bigjbosomed 33F

5/31/2006 5:22 am

If the title sounds interesting, I usually will read it, although, sometimes its the picture that gets my interest. I do tend to read the blogs of the people I'm in groups with, who comment on me, because they are more active and I know will respond.


MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
6/5/2006 10:18 pm

See, I like to explore the blogs, but there are bloggers I read regularly, because they have something to say. I have four pages of watched blogs at this point. If I stumble on someone who is a voice and not annoying chatter, I will add them. However, if all someone does is post their why can't I get laid whines, their porn fantasies that would be rejected by Penthouse Letters, then I have no interest in their blogs beyond a cursory glance. I leave, never to return.


vengeur replies on 6/6/2006 1:38 am:
Wow, it's nice to see how much of a community that we bloggers have all become.

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