John Jago

Traits of blogs I genuinely enjoy reading

I wasn’t sure what direction to take my online writing recently. Was I writing stuff worth reading? Are the topics too mixed? What should I write next?

I decided to go through every blog I have bookmarked and list out the traits of the ones I feel drawn to, the ones that I eagerly await their next post, as well as the traits of the ones I find interesting enough to bookmark, but not to visit regularly. I want my own blog to be in the former category, so I was curious how its traits compared to these two lists.

Blogs that I genuinely enjoy reading have the following in common:

The ones I do not feel drawn to:

After creating this comparison, I feel clarity on what keeps me coming back to certain blogs, and I have a better idea whether my own blog is what I want it to be.