Monday, May 28, 2007

Do you want me to read your blog?

Then put up some bleeping introductory information on the front page!

Because you see, if I am bored one day and going checking out blogs on the blogrolls of blogs I like (got that?), and I jump to your blog, I'm really not going to spend half an hour trying to decide whether I want to read your blog -- even if you have really pretty graphics.

I don't need much. Really.

You could write a post and put a link to it in the side bar.

You could write it in a text box, maybe even the top banner.

Take for instance, Granny. One sentence in the top banner, and one post linked in the side. It is simple and just enough information to let you know what you are reading and invite you in.

Or you could do be just a bit more ambitious and follow Navigating the Maze, more information in the top banner and a list of half a dozen or more Noteworthy Posts. Reading the noteworthy posts gives you a good quick over-view of who they are, what sort of writing they do.

In a pinch, I will deal with clicking on your archives and reading the first couple of posts to see if I can figure out what the heck is going on.

But if you don't have nuthin, if the earliest post I can find doesn't introduce you, then I'm just going to assume that you don't especially want for me to read your blog.

In which case you probably don't give a flip about this little rant.

So...fine.

I have too many blogs to read as it is.

4 comments:

  1. I went through the other evening and updated that post on my sidebar for the second time.

    I grateful and a little surprised to be held up as a good example.

    Oh and the PFLAG and moveon.org links are there so if anyone wants to X back out immediately, they can.

    Or, if they're longing to have a long distance friendship with another PFLAG person, they can do that too.

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  2. SIR YES SIR!

    I moved my "Reference posts" up my sidebar so you could find them more easily. :)

    Now tell us to go clean our rooms. Mine is a mess. :)

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  3. I guess I have some work to do;-)

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  4. Uh oh.

    I have an "about", does that count? I put that it's a ranty, cussy mommy blog and that's pretty much it.

    Rats. Do I need a Definitive List?

    Crap.

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Comments will be open for a little while, then I will be shutting them off. The blog will stay, but I do not want either to moderate comments or leave the blog available to spammers.