5 Quick Tips to Improve Your Blog
November 15, 2017
D o you think your blogs are not getting the attention they deserve? Do you think they can do better than they’re doing right now? Try these 5 easy tips that have proved to show massive improvement. Good luck
1.Change your Social Media Icons.
This could be something as simple as changing the color of your social media icons or could even extend to changing the design of them completely. There are so many wonderful blogs offering free icons for download that you don’t have to be stuck with boring icons ever again.
2.Change your Blog Sidebar Labels.
A similar move to the tip above, but changing the design of your category/page labels can really give your blog a lift. Think about changing the font, the size of the font, the background color, adding a photo as the background or going minimalist and just using a font.
You can make new sidebar labels yourself using the following free online programs; Canva and PicMonkey. When you do make your own labels just keep in mind the sizing of each one. Try and keep the size (and the design) the same to create uniformity on your blog
3.Change your profile picture.
Update your profile picture every once in a while to keep your blog fresh. Or if you don’t have one, add one! Your readers want to know who it is they are connecting with when they read your blog. Try to keep your colors in the same palette as your design theme to avoid distracting from your blog too much. Be creative and most of all be you!
4.Remove the clutter.
Take some time to really look at your blog. Are there pages, widgets, buttons and other things in your side bar or header that you don’t really need? Remove them and just keep the essentials. A great tip to implement is to include a search bar somewhere obvious on your blog. That way if people get a little lost (or if they are looking for something specific they can quickly search your blog instead of spending time getting frustrated and then ultimately leaving). Make your blog a pleasant and easy to navigate place for your readers.
5.Add a Landing page
A landing page (or home page) is the first thing people see when they get to you blog. You may have multiple pages on your website (for example an About Page, Store Page, Contact Page, Press Page) or you might also have your blog set up as a separate page too. This can be very confusing for people who stumble across your website as they may have no idea what it is that you blog about. To make it easy for them to navigate, add a ‘Home’ page to your site. Your Home or Landing page needs to be very clear in stating what your website or blog is all about, as well as providing easy to see and use links to the different parts of your site.
Remember at the end of the day you want your site to be easy to navigate and easy for people to find what they are looking for. You don’t want people to get frustrated and end up leaving your site because they found another one that is better to navigate. People are also very visual, so try to include high quality photographs on your home page that add to the overall branding and aesthetic that you want to convey to your readers.