This question has been brought up on many other websites and blogs and all have different points to ponder. For example, Jakonrath.blogspot.com says the first point is “Content Is King”, while Problogdesign.com says that “Better Looking Blogs, Grow Faster”.
My personal spin on it is that both of those blogs are right and wrong at the same time. Jakonrath is right at the fact that a large portion of how you judge a blog is the content when you actually read it. If the design is annoying with ads and the entire lot, then chances are you won’t even get to the content.
Problogdesign does fight a good argument saying that the design of a blog grow faster.. but they can’t grow fast if the content is just sponsored ads, or R.S.S feeds from other blogs. Even if the design was so unique and you WOULD not find it anywhere else… Who would stick around for another terrible post?
So I think I’ll be the first person to say that a good blog has the following:
- A Easy-to-Use Interface & Content that is original. (Hah! 2 points in one!)
- An uncluttered sidebar only showing what is necessary for the reader to have a better experience.
- A Nav Bar with at least: Home and Contact links
What did I forget? Nothing in my opinion, but thats only one of the 6,798,093,473 people on earth. Whats yours – What makes a good blog?