|So many blogs...|
Here's my general method:
- I go to the site. If there is a lot of blinking, sparkling dealies, if there are a million buttons and badges and links and lists along both sides of the post, if the background is too busy to read the text, I skip it. I'm sure I'm missing some blogs I'd really enjoy but I can't get past these things. Sorry.
- If going to the site doesn't induce an epileptic seizure, I'll read the post for that particular meme. If I really like the post, I'll sometimes start following at this step.
- More often than not, if I like what I read I'll skim the other posts on the homepage or even the first couple pages. If I see a post with a topic I think is particularly interesting or about a book I either enjoyed or want to read, I'll stop and read those posts more closely. A blog doesn't have to read and write about the same books I read (that would be boring) but I like a blog that talks about books I do like. And this is my nice way of saying if a book is all YA, I'm going to skip it. There is a large audience for those blogs so at least I know they aren't wanting of fans.