I’m always commenting, sharing, and reading other bloggers posts. It’s a part of my job as a blogger. Blogging is about helping each other grow and gain new readers. When I find posts I know my readers will find helpful or posts I find interesting, I usually share them. There are some blogs I don’t share, though. Why I don’t share you blog post… Why I will not share your blog post
Why I Don’t Share Your Blog Post
I am not going to share your post if it takes a lot of work. I pin a lot of posts on a private Pinterest board for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. If I’m not able to read the post and then at the end share or pin it. I’m going to leave. It’s too much work to upload the post manually to Pinterest.
How to fix it? Install a plugin that gives your readers different options for sharing. If you can’t install plugins look for a place in your setting that gives your readers the option to share your content.
I wrote a post awhile back about how cursing was hurting your brand, and it’s a huge reason I won’t share some blog posts. I’m not going to make some of my readers uncomfortable by sharing content that has curse words in it. Same goes for social media posts. While I might think it’s funny, my readers won’t. I’m not going to offend my readers to share your content.
How do you fix it? Your brand is your business, but if you want other bloggers to share your content choose your words wisely. Find another way to get your point across.
I will not share if I have to go through 10 different advertisements to get to your content. There is nothing more aggravating then having to close a bunch of pop-ups before being able to read your post.
Video ads (which for a mom that usually reads blogs while her kids are asleep there’s nothing worse than a loud ad when I didn’t expect sound). Video ads that are loud and start the minute I get on a site drive me bonkers.
How do you fix it? I know bloggers need to have ads to make money, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t want to have to see 2-3 ad pop ups before I get to read your post, though. When you’re installing and placing, your ads think about your readers.
We all want our blog to have personality and show who we are, but when you have a dark background and colored text I can’t read it. If I have to zoom in to read and still struggle to read it, I’m not sharing it.
The other day I read a blog post from a new personal finance blog. The post was great and very informative, but I had to strain to read the post because it had a dark purple background and black text. It was one of those posts that I would have pinned and shared on Facebook, but it was just too hard to read.
How do you fix it? You don’t have to have a cookie cutter site, but try to make the post area readable. Don’t have a dark background and dark text, and make sure your text isn’t tiny.
I am a busy mom. Most of the time when I am sharing, commenting, or reading your blog, it’s from my cell phone. If you website isn’t mobile friendly, I’m not going to read it. I shouldn’t have to slide the page to the right and left to read you post.
Did you know that having you site mobile friendly will help your ranking with Google? It will! As of April 2015, If you’re not sure if your site is mobile friendly Google has an easy test you can run.
What stops you from sharing a bloggers blog post?