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Cassie

Just to be negative, one thing that gets me is too many buttons. There's just so much text and info you can put on a sidebar before it overwhelms the blog itself.

Then again, if the content of the blog itself is fantastic, I often enjoy finding links to interesting things that I never would have found on my own.

Another thing I detest is moving images in the blog text itself.

Heidi

I like to look at blogs where I find the person writing it is interesting and seems like someone I would want to know. I tend to get real excited about blogs where there are pictures posted regularly and where its easy to get around their page. If its asthetically pleasing its always a plus too. generally if I can't read it I feel its not worth the trouble to add it. The ones I go to on the most regualr baisis make me want to make my blog better. (i know its not great right now but I'm working on it) and post more often.

Ann

Design is huge, especially on knitblogs where you're showcasing more than text. My pet peeve right now is people who size their photos bigger than their text gutter, so it blows up their sidebar. But design is only half of it. I'll read a well-designed blog if the content is only mildly interesting, because I'm always looking for new ideas. (and someday I'll have the time to redesign things on my own). But the blogs I go to first, and often, are the ones written by people who know a lot more than I do, who post pictures and deconstruct directions so that I might be able to follow in their project footsteps. (I'm heavily content-driven that way.) For those, they could be written in blue on purple, and I'd probably still read them. I only visit a few blogs that aren't knitting, and they're all very clean and simple. Interesting topic.

MJ

I like well-designed blogs, not necessarily knitblogs. As for knitblogs themselves, I look for content. There are times I just want to e-mail someone and offer to design their site not just for cosmetic reasons, but for usability. I don't expect the best design because it's knitters, but I do expect some order. It took me about a week to put mine together and I'm still tooling around with its usability.

Sandy's Knitting is beautiful.

MJ

I like well-designed blogs, not necessarily knitblogs. As for knitblogs themselves, I look for content. There are times I just want to e-mail someone and offer to design their site not just for cosmetic reasons, but for usability. I don't expect the best design because it's knitters, but I do expect some order. It took me about a week to put mine together and I'm still tooling around with its usability.

Sandy's Knitting is beautiful.

Holly

What makes me not pick a blog to read daily (or really, in my case, delete a blog from my daily reads)? Idiotic rants about stuff the writer doesn't know about, page design, what projects the person is working/has worked on... If I can't relate to them, then I'm not going to read them. That's one reason why I like being part of webrings - they force me to read other blogs and decide whether I like them or not. :)

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