I often wonder why people like newspapers with eye-catching layout and lots of images compared to ones with mainly descriptive stories. Is that the reason why tabloids are read more vis-à-vis mainline papers?
The point that troubles blog-writer like me is whether the readers find my blog readable. I don’t mean if my essays are all bones with no flesh to offer. Okay, my blog is not a well-known entity. Not many visitors drop in, though I’m trying hard to increase eyeballs. But whoever does come.., does he/she find it a cozy corner to spend some time?
It’s difficult to hazard a guess, but I’m increasingly feeling inclined to believe that the more there are other things in the blog, the more the chance is to retain my viewers. What can these ‘other’ things be? Will it be some song and dance video? Heavens no. I cannot imagine entertaining my viewers that way if only because my blog is not about song and dance.
The quest therefore has to be within what is feasible for my blog. I would like to have contents that concern about the subject I deal in, yet not too heavy or too attractive to warrant my viewers leaving in haste.
Until now the choice has been more toward having rss feeds of leading content churners embedded via a feed-reader. An example is that of latest search engine news that I’ve included in my Words2Content homepage through FeedBurner and Grazr (it sometimes works, sometimes not).
The advantage here is that you can choose the feed(s) you like, burn it through FeedBurner and have it served on your blog. There are other feed-readers, so FeedBurner is not the only choice. When you have a constantly updated stream of news presented in a distinct format, you’ve one more reason for your viewers to come dropping in often.