Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What's In a Blog?

What attracts us to blogs?

Is it splashy layouts and quirky titles? Loads of pictures? Giveaways? A killer default picture?

I've been pondering this of late. What attracts 2,000 people to a particular blog and 10 to another? This is a question that I've bounced around as I've read my subscriptions. There are some killer writers out there that barely have a single follower while other people post a single picture daily and have triple digits - and don't get me wrong I enjoy both types I'm just wondering what the break down is?

If you have tons of followers- why do you think that is?

Or better yet- take a look at your blog list- what attracted you to the blogs that you follow?

Me? I'm just personally amazed that there are 25 people who give a hoot about anything that I have to say in a given day and even more amazed that none of those people are my mother! So to followers of Miss Amber Lane - Hollah you are loved and appreciated!


Today was a good day. Busy, but good. Tied up the loose ends for the festival this weekend, shopped for supplies, created the first of three October bulletin boards. Left around 7pm was so confused by construction on the way home I missed my exit but arrived home to candles lit and dinner on the table. We're a family built for autumn - candles, comfort food, and comfy blankets - that's what tonight was all about.

Tomorrow work followed by a MUCH needed hair appointment. I put it off way too long so that it would be fresh for Megan's bach. party and wedding- so really looking forward to that tomorrow.

Well that's it for me tonight!

Tomorrow is Wednesday- we're almost halfway there!

Much Love!

Miss Amber Lane


Liana said...

i love your blog girl! i like blogs that aren't pretentious and you feel like you would totally like the person in "real-non-cyber" life :)

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I only have 10 followers, but I like to think I am flying under the radar. :)

What attracts me to a blog? Usually, it's witty comments left on a blog I already follow.

Frugal Jen said...
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Frugal Jen said...

Sorry I deleted my other comment here I go again...

I started my blog a year ago with zero readers and then the numbers got larger. I try to post good tips and be honest and real not fake, the way I am in real life.

I mostly follow home decor blogs. I love seeing before and after projects. I canceled my magazine subscriptions because I can get the info free on blogs.

You are a great writer!