Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers "confess" and vent about blogging-related topics. This meme is hosted by Midnyte Reader and For What It's Worth. So click on the link(s), grab the logo and jump right in! Let's get to know each other a little better :).
March 18 Question: What is important in design for the blogs you follow? What features/elements do you appreciate? What are big turn off's?
IRL, I love both black and strong colours. But they don't often translate well on a web page. There has to be a balance of sorts. One thing I can't stand are clashing colours...or colours that are too similar to one another, so that sometimes you have to squint or to highlight the words in order to read. Also, I refuse to read anything in very small fonts - I don't even make the effort.
I like well organized things. A review blog may be an excellent chance to discover new books and writers...so I like it when the blogger - besides listing books and/or authors - provides an overview of the different genres featured in her/his blog, with links to the pertaining reviews. I did it myself on here - hope it helps!
My firm belief is that anyone should be able to comment, regardless of the type of her/his account. Even those who don't have one, or choose not to use it and prefer to comment with their name only. Since comments can be moderated, I don't see a problem with that. And of course, unless you get a hundred comments a day, it would be polite to acknowledge said comments. If one doesn't, I usually don't come back, even if the blog really interests me.
It's your turn! Please remember this is not a place for bashing or pointing your finger at other bloggers - other than that, you're welcome to share anything :).