We have already discussed judging a book by its cover but how about blogs.
This is a prompt from Jenny @ New Books for New Bloggers.
Do you feel how your blog looks affects whether people follow you or not? Do you sometimes decide not to follow blogs that don't look a certain way to you?
When I was designing my blog I tried to make it easy to read and not over crowded. I lack the designing skills to make it look amazing so I focused on content. Do I feel it affects whether people follow me? Probably, because it doesn't look as professional as other well established blogs.
Do I decide not to follow blogs because of how they look? There has been a few blogs that I could not follow because of their disorganized design. For the most part, content is what I focus on when deciding to follow a blog. I usually read a few posts to see if it is a blog I want to keep up with and see if we have similar taste in books. Just like a cover of a book the design of a blog does affect the followers. I believe that a blog should be organized and designed to make reading easy and enjoyable. I usually do not follow blogs that are all over the place and cause my eyes to bleed as I try to decipher what they wrote. I know I probably shouldn't but I usually make the assumption that a clean, organized blog is created by a person that puts more time and care into it. I understand that people have different opinions about what is organized and clean but I can't help it. It just happens. I also have a problem with blogs with sounds in the background. Don't get me wrong, it's their blog and I understand if they want their favorite song playing in the background but to me it is distracting.
How about you, do you judge a blog by its cover?