How do you typically get through reading blog posts?
In this weeks poll I was curious to see how you all tackle keeping up with your favorite blogs. Now, the list of blogs I’m subscribed to is enormous. I’ve subbed to just about every blog that I’ve found interesting over the past few years. Many of which I’d love to read on a daily basis, but between keeping up with my favorite blogs as well as my favorite YouTube channels… I have to do a lot of skimming, or I’d never get anything done throughout the day.
I can honestly say that if a post doesn’t have photos, chances are I’m most likely not going to read the post – unless the post has a catchy title or talks about something I’m particularly interested in. I love looking at photos. I’m guilty of buying magazines only to look at the photos. Sometimes I won’t even read one article. Is that weird? Many times, I’ll look at the photos of a blog post and maybe read a couple of the main points and leave. Sometimes I’ll read the whole post and get addicted and go through every single post until I realized an hour or two passed and I’m not being productive with my day.
So, I wanted to know how you go about reading blog posts!
The Results Are…
I read everything – 47 votes (29%)
I skim everything – 47 votes (29%)
I mainly look at the photos – 58 votes (36%)
I skim to the conclusion/end – 10 votes (6%)
I only read it if it’s regarding a product I’m interested in – 81 votes (50%)
I do not read reviews for products that aren’t available in my country – 11 votes (6%)
I glance and leave – 3 votes (1%)
This poll received 161 votes. (You were able to choose multiple answers)
This brings me to the question.. Do you have a strategy you stick by or does it differ from blog to blog? Do you read some and skim some? Do you skim because of the text overload? Time management, laziness, lack of interest or because of the author? In regards to your favorite blogs, will you read posts about products you’re unfamiliar with because you want to learn something new, or do you typically skip?
For myself, it differs from blog to blog. I skim and look at photos for the most part. Depending on the author, I may read the full post. I only read reviews/posts about products that aren’t available in my country/products I’m not familiar with if I have extra time to kill, otherwise I stick to reading about products that I might want!
Thank you all for participating! Let me know if you have any ideas for future polls.