Friday, July 13, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] Cluttered Blogs


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.

For this week's question, Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews asks:

Does a cluttered blog have you not returning? By cluttered I mean too many columns, small type, too many photos, difficult to follow, etc. 


My answer:


ABSOLUTELY. I cannot stand cluttered blogs.

I greatly prefer the more simple ones that are just two columns; one for the main blog post content, and a simple sidebar with the important information.

I also think people need to be very careful with their photos. I don't mind when a bunch are uploaded, but they need to be properly sized. If the image is so large that I have to scroll to see the whole thing, then the image is too big.

In fact, there are many reasons why I would navigate away from a blog almost immediately. Check out my top seven reasons why I won't follow a blog.


Thanks for reading!
How do you feel about cluttered blogs? 

30 comments:

  1. Cluttered blogs do not have me returning. I like neat and orderly.

    I like two columns, headers dividing each section, and not a lot of photos.

    Thanks for sharing the question on Twitter.

    I’m going to check out your top seven reasons why you won’t follow a cluttered blog.

    Have a good weekend.

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  2. Yeah, cluttered bothers me, too. Or when it's hard to navigate and I can't distinguish individual posts.

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    1. Ugh! Yes... I need clear headers to break things up!

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  3. Ooh interesting question.
    I think not, because I follow around 250 blogs. When you first start you're not set on your style and I still want to support people even if their blog needs work.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. Great point!! I have a list on Feedly of blogs I want to support, but don't like the formatting. I check that list out every now and again to see if things have changed :)

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  4. I think cluttered jobs definitely make it harder to follow them. I don't mind pictures and graphics but like you said, they need to be size appropriately. I do like to support new bloggers though so if it's something I think I can tolerate, I'll visit them for a while to see if their content connects!

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  5. I don't like dark backgrounds. I find them hard to read. A lot of flashing or video also bugs me.

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    1. Oh yes, I can't do flashing video at all!

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  6. Now I'm paranoid our blog is cluttered! I live my life cluttered, I think our blog is the only organized thing. I can understand the pictures too big. I hate when I can't find the most recent posts. Some blogs are laid out so awkwardly that it's hard to navigate.

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    1. I LOVE your layout!! It's nice and organized!! :)

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  7. What gets me more than clutter is text that's in a color that makes if difficult to read, graphics that you have to scroll through to see like you mentiined, and when it's difficult to differentiate between posts.

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  8. I haven’t been to many blogs that are over cluttered so hopefully people are getting the message.

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  9. I do think that appearance makes a huge difference and I prefer blogs that don't appear cluttered. That being said I do want to see different layouts and style that express the blogger's taste. It would be pretty boring if all blogs looked the same :)

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  10. Great points. I also hate it when images are too big for the space and start overlapping everything else, especially when it's so easy to fix/control.

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  11. I prefer two columns too! It's hard for me to focus on the content where there are three columns and a whole bunch of images and colors and stuff everywhere.

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  12. Totally agreed, there are quite a few blogs that I just can't read because there are too many flashing things to pull my eye away. Sometimes things like instapaper help though.
    Engrossed in a good book

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  13. Yes, if a blog's Home page is too dark or their font is too small, then there is little chance I'll come back as often. I have poor eyesight (farsighted on my left, nearsighted on my right), so if the font is too small or cluttered with too many ads, then I won't read the rest of your blog. Just my opinion.
    My BBH - http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/2018/07/bookbloggerhop-july-13-19-clean-blog-is.html

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  14. There are definitely things I don't like - such as difficult font/coloring, making it hard to read your blog. I probably have a looser idea of what cluttered means to me though - I'm pretty forgiving. LOL

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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