Think about the craft blogs that you love. How did you find them? What first attracted you to those sites, and what keeps you coming back for more? If you could only read one blog for the rest of your life, what would it be? A few chat sessions ago, we talked about this. Here are some of your responses:
What attracts you to a blog?
dollarcraft: What draws you back to a craft blog again and again? Ideas, personality, cool pics? (for me: it’s innovation/new ideas)
Lilbrownhouse: Personality is big for me..
PosyMosey: I stay with people who seem to be doing it for fun and a creative outlet. I ditch it when it becomes a daily sales picth
modpodgerocks: Personality draws me to a blog. Let your fun side shine through – talk about your life
crafterminds: Do it because you love it!
madiganmade: What draws me to a craft blog again and again? New ideas, clear photos and clear instructions. (and a little fun, too)
Lilbrownhouse: I have to say – I can’t think of one main reason I blog – I just can’t imagine not blogging anymore – it is so much fun!
eCelebrating: I like when someone shows me a product & says “you can make this.. here’s how”
PosyMosey: I will visit a blog for the first time for a project, I stay for everything else
crafterminds: If you blog about what you love, your readers will see that and want to see more.
Being Human & CraftFails
hiyaluv: oh fun! shows their human:)
eCelebrating: me too! it’s how you learn
AFOMFT: Agreed! I feel so much less inept then!
Personal posts vs. Project Posts
aisletoaloha: Personality, bits of their life, inspiration!
infarrantly: Let the majority of your posts stay in ur niche. but now and again gimme some of you! I love hearing about blogger’s lives
SouthernRhoda: Projects & decorating get the most comments on my blog, but readers do love to hear about YOU & your life too.
aisletoaloha: I’m turned off from craft blogs that just post new listings in their shop. Show me what inspires u, bits your life, new ideas!
PosyMosey: I think it’s best when the DIY post does relate to your life and isn’t just a “I need a tutorial up!”
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