I’m old. I don’t like reading on my cell phone. My fingers aren’t nimble enough to do much correspondence there.
It’s an important tool for peeps on the go (I’m a “butt on the chair” type of person myself).
I’m a diehard desk top computer person. I prefer that to a cell phone or laptop. It’s in a place always ready. No hunching my back with stuff on my lap (except occasionally a soft grey kitty).
All my blog work – reading and writing – is done there. Big screen. Nice keyboard with fat keys. Ergonomic chair (that I never sit correctly in). Spot for my mocha latte. All good (except for soft grey kitty that plays with my touch screen).
This week I visited a new blogger. Yikes. I hated the theme. Couldn’t find my way around.
There are blog themes that look like a cellphone. I don’t like them. (Call me old-fashioned!) I can’t always tell when they were posted, not that it’s important but I like to know.
Perhaps it’s too busy and overwhelming. The blog I visited today was the cubic theme. I couldn’t find a tab for blog posts. I had to go back to an email to click on a different post. Dumb! (That’s true either of me or the theme.)
Those flickering pictures – you know the ones I mean. They are always moving, like a fast video. Makes my (old) eyes nuts. Unless the blogger is really good I just scroll by.
Blogging challenges aren’t my favorite either. You are expected to make it interesting and unusual but it ends up with the same stuff everywhere. (There are some bloggers who do nail it and I’m impressed!)
(This blog title was created by playing with that tool. Sounds a little silly to me but what the heck! Let’s see if there is a difference in searches.)
Titles should be around six words including important “emotional” keywords. The title should make sense rather than a collection of words that will trigger search engines. I need a class in that.
Whimsical titles aren’t good. Nor are lists. I don’t know how to make a title interesting to both a reader and a search engine. (Perhaps I need to take the search engine out for a drink and we can discuss.)
It’s been almost five years and I’m still learning. Perhaps there is a remedial class I could take.
Care to share something you love or hate about blogging?