The number of people who blog have increase over the years and I have learned a lot by creating this weblog. Nielsen (2005) said that “blogs are often too internally focused and ignore key usability issues, making it hard for new readers to understand the site and trust the author.” Therefore, as a blogger, we have to know the do and don’t for a weblog.
Firstly, what I have learned is that as a blogger, I have got to make sure that I will be able to update frequently in order to keep the reader’s loyalty. Nielsen (2005) also stated that “for most weblogs, daily updates are probably best, but weekly or even monthly updates might work as well, depending on your topic.” Hence, it is best to update every day or at least once a week and it is best to leave some ideas behind and post it when you have nothing to post or when you are out of ideas.
In addition, it is good to avoid mixing the topics. If you publish on many different topics, you’re less likely to attract a loyal audience of high-value users (Nielsen, 2005). This is because by mixing too many different topics in a post, the readers will feel confused and slowly they will tend to lose interest in reading the weblog.
Nielsen J, 2005, “Weblog usability: Top ten design mistakes”, viewed 13th June 2013, <http://www.nngroup.com/articles/weblog-usability-top-ten-mistakes/>