Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #146

Michael Hyatt talks about, "Why I Stopped Reading Your Blog."

What are some reasons that cause you to lose interest in a blog?
















Jennifer Brown Banks, at Pen and Prosper, talks about, "The Rebel Writer."

What writing rules get you crazy?












Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I read Michael's 5 Jan post and concur with his thoughts .. even though I fall into two of his points ..

Mine are longish .. but I bring in photos and I break the paragraphs up.

Then it is eclectic - but fortunately readers appear to like the unexpectedness of each post - which seems to tickle their imaginations .. and that's what life's about: interestedness!

Just a different approach .. as Jennifer advises in her post of 29 Jan - so sensible .. thanks for re-pointing me in this direction.

Have a good weekend .. Hilary

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I stop reading blogs when I hit on too much negativity and meaningless complaining.

Commas drive me batty!

~ Wendy

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Hi Susan! I'm excited about your interview with Colleen. Looking forward to part 2 next week!

Jean Fischer said...

Hi, Susan.

I'm happy that you've linked to Michael Hyatt's blog. I always find his posts and readers' comments enlightening. Here is another that he wrote called "Forget Your Blog Stats and Just Write!" It focuses on the purpose of/reasons for blogging and invites readers to think about why they blog.

http://michaelhyatt.com/forget-your-blog-stats-and-just-write.html

I lose interest in blogs when the content is similar week after week. If a blog has more than one purpose, then the posts will be more varied and interesting.

Blessings,
Jean

Marja said...

Thanks Susan for this Friday Round-up. I enjoy Michael's blog too, I always learn something new!
Have a great weekend, enjoy.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

As an industry professional, Michael's opinions are respected and often quoted. I've taken many of his suggestions to heart.

Jennifer's writing voice is unique and interesting. Her posts always grab my attention.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Wendy -

One of the things I learned as a devotional writer: There must be a take-away for the reader. I try to accomplish that here at Christian Writer/Reader Connection.

Commas? If you read this, could you explain? You've got me curious. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rosslyn -

I was thrilled when Colleen agreed to the interview. She's a respected author and wonderful person.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

I read that post, and thought he made some great points. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

Yes, I'm a variety kind of gal myself. It's one reason I enjoy doing both author interviews and book recommendations. Throw in a writers devotional and some links and it keeps me interested in producing this blog.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

You're welcome! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Tonya said...

I prefer variety as well. If something is boring I lose interest.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Tonya -

Thanks for your input.

I was sad to see the variety show disappear from TV. They were more original than the programming available today. I hope blogs continue to produce a nice smorgasbord when it comes to content.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

Susan,

Jennifer greatly appreciates the compliment and continuous support. ;-) Thanks for the mention.

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

Susan,

Jennifer greatly appreciates the compliment and support. Thanks much for the mention!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jennifer -

You're welcome!

Blessings,
Susan :)