Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.
Today’s Topic: What is important in design for the blogs you follow? What features/elements do you appreciate? What are big turn offs?
So, full disclosure: for the most part, I read blog posts via RSS feeds. I do go to blog posts to leave comments and view any content/media that did not come through the feed. For the most part, I see some common features – social media feeds, challenge banners, and review archives.
Everyone has their own preferences – I’m a fan of cleaner lines and more minimalism in the layout and color scheme. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate a good colorful, vibrant layout when I see one. It might work for that blogger and that might be his or her preferred aesthetic. Ultimately, content is king – if the design detracts from that (or even prevents me from finding it!), then I’m out.
What about you all? Any suggestions for book bloggers? Anything you’d suggest for my blog in particular (I should note that I’m exploring new designs for my blog, so suggestions are welcome!)?