Have you checked out my previous How To: Get Noticed On Instagram post? A lot of you loved it and inspired me to make this post today.
Let’s get straight to the point, enjoy!
I have started my blog over a year ago and of course being unexperienced in web design made it harder to start. It took a lot of blog research and motivation to try and make it look the way I wanted & I’m continuously learning how to make the most out of the WordPress functions!
When any blogger asks me how to make your blog more appealing to the viewers and increase the chances of them sticking around, I have a few tips:
Less is More.
What do I mean by this? Well, when someone goes on your blog they most definitely have no idea how to work your page nor have an opinion of you YET. This is the chance to impress them and make a visitor turn into a follower. I go by the saying “less is more” in the way that my blog layout is clear and simple. I use clean fonts, a complementing colour scheme and simple language. It hopefully appeals to a wide variety of people and so is diverse in who follows it.
Organising your posts under menu headings will make everything easily accessible and give a good impression about your page.
Pictures make it fun!
I like to include a lot more pictures in my posts than the text itself. I personally find any post is 100x more exciting when it is short, snappy and with pretty photos. Maybe my attention span is too short haha. Anyway, I found that a lot of people are like me and so I want everyone to enjoy clicking on my content.
If you don’t have a good enough camera or are not the best at photography, you have so many other options that will still allow you to include pictures in your posts! For instance, We Heart It, Tumblr or Pinterest have amazing photos that you can borrow – as long as you give them a CREDIT for it! Never plagiarise anything, the trouble is not worth it. Be original or give credit the author, okay.
Give an estimated reading time.
As you may have noticed, I recently began to include an estimated reading time for each and every one of my posts. Why? Because it lets you guys know how big the article is and so you can choose which article to read depending on how much time you have.
Asking your readers questions will hopefully encourage their activity and discussion. I usually ask a few questions at the end of every post and I love talking with you! Maybe you’ll make a good blogger friend through this? Try and see!
Link your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook … anything you’re comfortable with to your blog. It will give it more life and allow your followers to get to know you better. It also gives some more legitimacy to your platforms which is quite important when you want to collaborate with businesses.
I hope that you guys liked this post and maybe it gave you some more inspiration for positive changes. I am not in any way an expert on blogging and am sharing what I notice works for mines.
Do you guys have an idea of what else makes a blog more interesting? What are your biggest tips? I would love to hear!
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