The best example of an enticer I can think of is from the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I remember the kidnapper guy who always freaked me out. It has made me wonder if my blog is yelling "popcorn, peanuts, candy" to bring in unsuspecting readers until I can throw them in the cage and drive away. By the way, some people may not know that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was actually written by Ian Flemming and produced by Albert Brocolli. It features a cool car with gadgets, a pretty lady, and adventure. It fits the 007 formula. I guess you could say Dick Van Dyke was one of the early James Bonds...Never mind, that would be pushing it.
I have been wondering what appeals to people when you make a split second judgement call when they come across a blog for the first time. I can already anticipate the porn jokes from some guys so lets get that out of the way before proceeding. Aside from that, what catches your attention and makes you want to keep looking into a blog? For me, higher quality pictures are always a big plus, which is ironic since I am guilty of using just about any poor quality picture I can find from google images.
I'm sure there are many things that could repel people from reading a blog or that make a bad first impression for you. What things turn you away from reading a new blog? Are there colors, features, fonts or other things that you don't care for and generally avoid? What do you like?
I'm asking these questions in the name of science, so I'd really appreciate any comments on the topic to see what people think. Please be civil and respectful of other's blogs with your comments. For example, don't specifically say things like The Movie Guy blog sucks. Instead you could say something like "I don't like it when movie blogs don't give a serious effort when reviewing a film".