#1: It's really annoying when blog owners keep comments hidden until approval. I want the instant gratification of seeing what I've written! Besides... when was the last time you actually had a spam comment?
#2: I appreciate bloggers who use Disqus, ComLuv, or other such features for their blog comments so I don't have to log in and type my website address EVERY SINGLE TIME want to comment. When the site just knows me, it's like coming home!
#3: Captchas are irritating and cumbersome... especially when reading on an iPhone that auto-corrects your spelling. Please disable this "feature".
#4: Hiding the "Subscribe" button is not helpful. Please make it extremely obvious how to subscribe or I probably won't be back.
#5: I love, love, love when blog owners comment back to their readers! It let's me know that you're a real person when you take the time to talk to me, especially if you're super cool and popular. ;)
#6: I appreciate it when bloggers use sponsor ads of fellow bloggers. It gives me good ideas of other things to read, and it lets me know that that blogger is a smart, savvy chica who knows the value of a dollar!
#7: Abbreviated RSS feeds are down-right offensive to me. If I see these in my feed reader, I WILL unsubscribe immediately just on principle. Don't make me have to click through to read your content. Instead make me WANT to click through by writing something worth commenting on.
#8: Music upon entry to your blog is not appreciated. Please turn it off or make it optional. Even if it's my favorite song, it will get old fast and dissuade me from wanting to visit your site very regularly.
#9: Well-planned layouts are awesome! I like knowing what a blog is about at a quick glance. Widgets strewn about haphazardly send me screaming into the hills.
#10: Personality-infused blogs are the best. :) Standard layouts are fine, but I love it when bloggers take the time to add personal details. I like feeling like I know you, just by spending time on your site. It doesn't have to be fancy, just make sure it's YOU!