Book Blogger Hop ~ Cluttered Blogs


The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.

Does a cluttered blog have you not returning? By cluttered I mean too many columns, small type, too many photos, difficult to follow, etc.  (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Oh my lanta! YES! If it looks like your blog is a Myspace account, I won’t comment and I won’t be back. If all the colors are neon vomit, I can’t read it and won’t be back. If the type is teeny, I can’t read it and click out immediately. If the primary blog column – the one for the actual posts – is the same size as the left and right bars, I won’t be back. That’s ridiculous. If your sidebars are full of shit – usually useless shit – I won’t be back.

I’m sorry, but all of these things make your blog…

  1. look unreliable
  2. look like a spam site

Neither of those are good things. I’m not going to deal with website/blog vomit. There are so many more worthy blogs to read and respond.

Also, as an after thought, all of these neon vomit blogs I have visited in the past…they never comment back.

4 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop ~ Cluttered Blogs

  1. I agree with you on these points. Though I admit, I do sometimes try to read some of the posts, especially if there’s a review I want to read. Though for the most part not too many of the blogs I follow do this. It varies between 2-3 columns with 2 being for advertising and other blog content links. What really bothers me though are the gifs people use sometimes. I mean they are fun, but for me it distracts me from reading the content. Usually I end up blocking them so I can read the review/posts otherwise my eyes are always drifting back to them and not reading what I should be reading!

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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