Making your blog more enjoyable

There are many ways to get more visitors to your website. One of the ways is finding fun things for them on the internet. My fun factoid for you is Speed Reading. I took a speed reading quiz and my results were 944 WPM with an 82% comprehension rate. The average reader is 200 wpm with a 60% comprehension rate. SO what are you?

Don’t harass your visitors with ridiculously long blog entries. Let them pick and choose what they want and do not want to read by getting straight to the point!

Getting straight to the point as you can see if you read here either allows people to choose to read it or not instead of having to keep scrolling to find something to read. If they like your first paragraph they will read more if they don’t then, well they don’t. Having ridiculously long entries forces someone to continue to scroll and if they are anything like yours truly I get fed up and leave since I want to get the list and see if there is something more I want to read about or not.

My first spam battle

So I come online today and what do I see 17 messages gleefully awaiting my approval! Isn’t it always fun to think you’re much more famous then you are? I know I enjoyed it. This was of course until it dawned on me that oh my goodness I have automatic approval on.. strange?

I go in and find 17 spam messages and more coming in! I thought this was insane so I said fine fine fine I will get a spam blocker and I have to say I did the Akismet as everyone else was making such a fuss about. I got my API since I can get the free one as I do not make $500+ a month on my blogs. Sadly 🙁 I will soon though it is my goal! It blocked a total of 32 messages of spam today! I couldn’t believe it.

I am not fond of having to sign up through for a username. I understand their point of it. But it was painless and I got my API key within 2 minutes and to install it was painless as it was already installed. You just copy and paste and click activate and I have to say I’m not looking back. Its a great tool.