Hey dolls! So usually in this Blogging series I write on topics that people have lots of questions about, or that I feel like I might have some small amount of authority on. But this time I have a question for you! It’s about how you read blogs.
I’ve been noticing lately (as have lots of my colleagues!) that our readers are using our blogs in different ways than they used to. People used to come to the blog, spend time reading the content, stick around and post a comment, and even come back for conversation in the comment section. But I feel like since the dawn of intense social media use, readers are consuming blogs in different ways. Maybe they’ll pop by and just scan a post, or just look at the photos, or even just read the title and decide if they want to invest. On the flip side, lots of people are spending time on social media, and there’s lots of conversation there in the comment section, and even more activity with “likes” and so on.
So! How do you like to interact with your favorite bloggers? Are you still reading full blog posts? Or do you check out the first image and then bounce? Do you like to use a blog’s comment section? Or do you find social media easier for interaction?
I’d love to hear any and all of your thoughts! I feel like it’s my job to keep up with a changing world and I’d love to concentrate efforts where our readers need it the most. So. Let’s chat. xoxo