I haven't been blogging all that long.
I started Brown Paper Packages the end of March and promptly fell in love with the whole process.
I started reading DIY/Home Decor blogs around this time last year and fell in love with that niche.
But it hasn't taken very long to clue in to a few things.
Some blogs have the "it" factor and...well,...others don't.
The cold blunt truth, isn't it?
What I have not been able to figure out, however, is exactly what that "it" factor is.
You know the ones that have "it"...the ones that explode overnight and suddenly you see them everywhere in blog land and everyone is hitting their "follow" button like there is no tomorrow!
Then you may notice a blog that started at the same time, has equally as great content, is featured just as often as the "it" blog...and yet...the growth seems painfully slow.
Or maybe they have equally as fantastic work, but their blog is rarely featured, and the growth is small.
Every time I run into a blog that falls into that category, I scratch my poor head almost bald trying to figure out why.
So I thought I would put the question out to you, cause you're awesome.
What's the "it" factor for you?
What makes you decide to click the follow button on a blog?
Do you follow because you like the "feel" of the blog?
Do you follow because you identify with the blogger?
Do you follow because that blogger hosts weekly link parties, whether big or small?
Do you follow because of one post you liked, or because you keep running into posts you like and you notice they are always from the same blogger?
And on the flip side...what makes you NOT follow a blog?
Maybe you like the content, but there is something that keeps you from sticking around...what is it?
Inquiring minds want to know....or at least this mind wants to know!
Let me know your thoughts...don't be shy (but please be nice!).
I look forward to hearing from you!