So I was curious, because I know I've done it before, but when you find someone's blog, do you judge the way their layout is before even reading what they blog about?
I feel like a majority of the time, I'm always looking at people's layouts, and trying to see if I'll like their blog enough to follow.
Once in awhile though, I find someone who is really funny, or random, and I will try to follow them.
Lol. I don't like it when people write question mark, question mark, question mark over and over again. And how hard is it to add an extra period to two periods?
Totally. Like Nagehan said, the I don't know where to begin feeling sucks when you visit a Blog for the first time. Seeing an about me blurb here, and then another one over there... Then another one down a bit... That's a bit much, just like the THOUSAND labels on the side of the page. Why does one need thousands of labels? *sun* *rain* *outside* *happy* *family* *pool* *movie* *dog* etc, etc, etc...
I like when things are in order, organized and pretty. But everyone's idea of order, organized and pretty are different.. I understand that :)
only if the layout takes away from the blog (too flashy, poor colour contrast, bad font choices that kind of thing) if it's going to be difficult for me to read, I probably wont.
As for my own layout, I redid it this summer... its very simple and neat, I don't have any plans to change it in the near future.
It depends. I won't follow a blog that's too cluttered or difficult to read, or that flashes at me, or that has a headache inducing colour scheme. But other than that I'll judge the blog more on the content of the posts than on the design.
A do appreciate a really nicely designed blog, but not everyone who blogs is talented at design. So I'd generally cut a person some slack if I liked reading what they had to say, especially if their blog isn't particularly visually based.
I may be a bit biased because I always wish I was able to make my own blog look nicer but I'm not creative enough to know what to do with it.