I’m a blog stalker. I’m also choosy about the blogs I regularly stalk. I wasn’t always this picky. I used to mainly write business copy, grants, and the occasional magazine article. Now that I mostly blog for a living I’m more selective. I chalk that up to being online too much. I don’t have time or the inclination to stalk blogs that fail to make a good impression quickly.
What qualifies a blog as non-stalk worthy is terribly subjective but some of these issues are problems that come up over and over again between my band of blogging pals and I. Additionally, some form of, “How come no one reads my blog?” is the number one email question I get from new bloggers and a questions I see frequently at blog-related forums.
There are major reasons I won’t read a blog; such as a blog is simply not my taste, (sports for instance). However, beyond content, there are six basic reasons that will stop me from stalking your blog. [Read more…]