Will Your Blog Make the Grade?
Do you find your self comparing your blog to others? Are you concerned your blog doesn’t measure up as favorably as other blogs you’ve been reading?
We are told that we should not compare the beginning of our blogging journey to someone else’s middle. However, it is human nature to make comparisons. Insecurity is a common trait, one we might feel when comparing our blogs to others.
Why not take my short quiz? Grade your blog, and then you’ll know if your blog makes the grade and measures favorably against others. The best part–no one will know the results but you.
Take the Blog Quiz!
1. Do you have a tagline that says what your blog is about?
2. If yes, is your tagline between 15 and 65 characters?
3. Do your blog posts have subheads?
4. If yes, are they between 15 and 65 characters?
5. Do you have a way for people to share your blog posts?
6. If yes, have they been sharing on Twitter?
7. If yes, have they been sharing on LinkedIn?
8. If yes, have they been sharing on Facebook?
9. If yes, have they been sharing on Google+? (If no, 7 Ways You Can Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Google will explain how to get readers to share your content on that social media site.)
10. Do you have colorful images?
11. Do your images have descriptive alt. tags?
12. Do you have two-word tags?
13. Do you have three-word tags?
14. Is your blog fast loading?
15. Do your readers spend time at your site?
It’s Time to Grade the Blog Quiz!
Count the number of “yes” answers.
If you answered yes to 14 or 15 questions, congratulations, your blog got an “A”.
If you answered yes to 12 or 13 questions, your blog got a “B”.
If you answered yes to 11 questions, your blog got a “C”.
If you answered yes to 9 or 10 questions, your blog got a “D”.
If you answered yes to less than 9 questions, you have some work to do, at least according to Quicksprout.com which was my source for the criteria.
The report card idea was all mine. I’m a teacher. What can I say?
Readers, this post talks about the importance of sharing. If you think this criteria can help other bloggers, please share.
Based on Quick Sprout’s ideas, I offered 15 criteria for blog assessment. Is there any additional criteria you think should be added to this list? I look forward to your views.