Today’s Daily prompt:  Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.

If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?

I hardly think I’m in a position to give blogging advice, but there are one or two things I will mention which may be of help.
The first thing is the font, it should be easy to read and a reasonable size.
Second. Posts should not be too long-winded, if it is possible, get to the point sooner than later.  I often browse blogs on my tablet, when sitting and waiting and I find it difficult to get into the longer posts.   Time is often an issue for most people.
Thirdly.  Your blog should be user-friendly.  Sometimes I come across blogs where I can’t find where to click to comment, believe it or not.

That is all I have to contribute 🙂

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  1. I quite agree on the brevity part. I mean I know I wouldn’t want to read something long myself.

    Now that we are talking of advice, I am curious as to how you are able to write this frequently ? I mean I know for a lot of people it is not so much a conscious effort but still… how does one be so consistent ? 🙂

    • You will see that a lot of my posts are very short. I often think about the things I want to write about whilst I’m driving and will just sit down and write it when I get the chance – that takes only a few minutes. I do have the longer posts which I write and save the draft, and then continue with it when I have the time. It also helps when one is a bit of an insomniac 🙂

  2. I find that I have so many things to say, but it’s hard to motivate myself to contribute often to my personal blog, (I have a human rights blog too) when I don’t feel like many people are listening. So, what tips would you have for getting your blog out there, getting people interested and following, and therefore have a group of listeners? xxx

    • Aw, misselletea. You know when I have time I love reading the longer posts, it feels as though I’m visiting with the person who wrote it. Just keep on writing 🙂 You are great.

  3. I agree with most everything you wrote. I would love to have the time to read long blogs and learn about the world and I do sometimes try. I work over 60 hrs per week and am visually oriented. For me, a picture tells 1000 words. I love WordPress however you express yourself ! I just can’t read most of the very long ones. Rock on!

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  7. Great advice and good questions in the comments. I find I sometimes can be “long winded” and try to cut it down. After all I blog for me, not for everyone else. It’s the story of my life. 🙂

  8. Good one, Hope. I think the Comment click should be standardised in the same place for all blogs. I prefer the bottom of the post personally so that when one has read it – it is there and you don’t have to look for it.

    I haven’t found how to change fonts. I have tried, but nothing changes. Size-wise and name-wise.

    I too have found long-winded posts too time-consuming. Now I don’t even bother to read them most of the time. Sorry!

  9. I agree with you, I like shorter posts, I do not attempt big ones, Font yes is important also colour, I have problems reading on black or dark background, probably my eyes are not so good anymore. Mind you I can’t change fonts as I don’t pay for my theme. So I have to accept what is there. I do love pictures in a post too!
    And I am like you on the user friendly side, I like to find the next or previous post easily.

  10. Since I have been blogging only a couple of months I agree with what you say. Some blogs are too busy and it is difficult to find things. I try to keep mine short and to the point. Good advice. Take care and have a wonderful day!

  11. Speaking of visuals – yours is a most inviting page. Lots going on that speaks to who you are; and yet, it’s possible to find my way around. Great choice with the peonies 🙂

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  13. Your tips are fantastic – even for seasoned bloggers! I am still learning, but I totally agree with you about the length of some posts. The temptation to get too wordy loses readers. 🙂

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  15. As a new blogger to this site, I appreciate all the comments. I have much to learn and these suggestions are a good place to start.

    Thanks for liking my poem Street Justice.


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