“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph” – Andre Kertesz

Posts tagged ‘new blogger’

Showcase a clutter-free design.

Nothing sends your readers running faster than being greeted by a cluttered, tacky or spammy feel. Make a great first impression by with a stunning, clean and professional design and improve your website trust factor instantaneously.

Create an ideal reader profile.

If you know who your target audience is and write every post with them in mind, your results will improve significantly!

Move to self-hosted WordPress

if you haven’t already. Yes, you can build a popular blog on WordPress.com or Blogger.com, but there are lots of reasons to move your blog to your own host, including having more control and looking more professional.

Make a real, not Pinterest, inspiration board of what you would like to achieve with your blog

Put together a collage of what you would like to achieve. Get specific. Cut out photos, write down your goals and put them up there. Make it pretty so you want to look at it all the time. This can be the first step in making your dreams a reality, by actually making them tangible.

Try a new post series

Like narrowing down your niche, trying a new post series can help your blog in the same way. Limiting your options. If you plan out an editorial calendar once a week, a post series can help fill in that slot. Like “Tech Tuesdays” or “Makeup Mondays” This post series will focus you on a specific topic that your readers might really enjoy!

Give your blog’s design a make-over

Kind of like getting a new pair of shoes or a lipstick. Maybe your site just needs a bit of a makeover. Give your site a new lipstick by updating your header, or picking out a new font for your post text. Maybe you want to customize your buttons. Or maybe you want to go whole-hog and get a new theme and brand identity. I think it’s best to do this at least once or twice a year. The one thing about design is that with technology advancing you can never be done forever, and you always want to look up to date.