If you are attempting to create a successful blog for personal or business reasons, you should know that looks do count. Many bloggers make the mistake of thinking that looks are not as important as content, since readers are essentially reading your blog for the words, not the way it looks. This is true to some degree. The fact is however that people will not take your words seriously if your blog looks less than attractive. To have a successful blog you have to have it all. You must have interesting content as well as a great look. If you want to update the look of your blog, consider these areas of importance.
Easy To Scan
The way your blog reads on a page is an extremely important part of your blog’s look. You should always remember to keep your blog posts short and to the point. If you are treating your blog as a personal diary, your posts may be a little longer than normal. But, if you are trying to get more traffic to your blog, then you really want to focus the attention with short posts that offer the main point easily. Most blog readers will only scan your posts, not read them word for word. So keep this in mind when you are writing. The shorter the post, the more likely they are to read the entire thing. If your blog is easy to scan because the posts are short and the breaks are clear, you will have a great looking blog.
When designing or redesigning your blog, try to make it as professional looking as possible. Even if the blog is not for a business, the more professional it looks, the more seriously people will take it. Not everyone knows a lot about programming, so you may need to research a bit. If you have the extra funds, you might even want to get a professional to program it for you. No matter what you have to do, just keep a level of professionalism in your mind throughout the designing process.
Most people don’t think twice about what colors they choose for their blog. The facts are that some colors come across better on the web than others. Blue and black are easy to see, so they are always great choices to use. Sea-green, beige, pink or purple are also great soothing colors to use for a blog. Keep these color tips in mind when you design your blog to get the best results available.
It has been noted that the use of pictures on your blog is a great way to boost traffic. Blogs that offer pictures that correlate with their content are fantastic. Readers love to connect with the content further through pictures. With most blogging software like Canva and Pic monkey offering ways to easily add texts to pictures, it should not be a problem for most publishers to add them right into the blog. If you do have trouble, consider checking the “help” area in your blogging software for more information. The information there should provide you with step by step instructions to help you get on your way.
Most people who design blogs and websites will tell you that the layout does matter as well. The way a blog looks to the reader in important in terms of layout. The layout should be clear and defined. If the reader is confused by the layout, they will likely not stick around to explore. They will most likely go right on to the next blog available. If you are letting a professional design your blog, you will likely not need to worry much about the layout. However, if you are doing it yourself, take a look at other successful sites to get ideas about what works and what doesn’t. Look at your site like a reader would to get the best advice you can. Lastly, simply test different layouts on your friends and family to see which ones they find the most suitable for your blog. I hope this helps.
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Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 12:24 am
Thanks so much Hannah!
Hannah WillAugust 3, 2016 at 12:35 am
I definitely agree that it is important to have a professional looking blog! It's so much more appealing 🙂
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KarishmaAugust 3, 2016 at 7:22 am
This was quite informative. Thanks for sharing.
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Karen KanaAugust 3, 2016 at 7:23 am
Excellent tips here! I completely agree, Making your blog easy to navigate is very essential
Candace HamptonAugust 3, 2016 at 7:23 am
Great tips girl! One mistake I made when I started blogging was making my blog design too busy and colorful. I lost a lot of readers. The more you learn, the more you know though!
Carla FlorendoAugust 3, 2016 at 7:23 am
awesome, thanks for the tips! totally agree.
JamilaAugust 3, 2016 at 7:23 am
Yeah… I found that its best to select one's colours from the beginning and then craft the brand around it. It worked for me! Nice post! – http://www.mochaandfemme.com
Tamara FarhatAugust 3, 2016 at 7:24 am
These are great tips! I've changed my layout quite a few times before I was happy with the way my blog looks! Readability and easy navigation are definitely a key in a successful blog!
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Dedra LightnerAugust 3, 2016 at 7:24 am
This is really an amazing post, nice ideas!
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 9:31 am
Thanks a lot Karishhma.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 9:32 am
Exactly, thanks Karen.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 9:33 am
Thanks Candance.Oh great input from you darling.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 9:34 am
Thanks Carla dear.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 9:35 am
Thanks Jamila, thanks for your contribution.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 9:36 am
Very nice Tamara, thanks for stopping by.
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taislanyAugust 3, 2016 at 3:23 pm
Such great tips!!
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Sophie AtienoAugust 3, 2016 at 5:51 pm
These tips are truly helpful.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 5:52 pm
Thanks a lot Stephanie.
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Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Thanks Dedra dear.
Sarah Enuwa AuduAugust 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm
Great tips girl, I've struggled with getting a professional looking site. To be honest i never thought it was so important but you know when you want to start collaborating with brands, then this is necessary.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm
Thanks Sarah, exactly, you sure need it.Smiles
Nina KobiAugust 3, 2016 at 10:46 pm
Great tips. I agree, long posts are not so atractive to most of the readers and also, not only content but layout does matter a lot too.
Samantha MarikoAugust 3, 2016 at 10:46 pm
nice post, and well said!
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 10:59 pm
Thanks Nina for your input, its highly appreciated.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 3, 2016 at 11:00 pm
Andrea BarbieriAugust 4, 2016 at 10:10 am
Awesome tips!! Very useful!
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CattleyaAugust 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm
Thanks so much for sharing. I'm definitely going to put some of these to use.
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James BenitaAugust 4, 2016 at 10:01 pm
This is really informative considering the fact I am a newbie to blogging. Thanks for sharing.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm
Oh thank you so much Benita, glad you learnt something new here.Thanks for stopping by!
The Velvet RunwayAugust 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm
These are great tips! I am still working on improving the layout of my blog so I will definitely bear these in mind!
Tony LondonAugust 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Nice one Tessy onyia. By the way, I am just coming from the personal blog of Angel Eze she shared her personal experiences of her travelling around the world with a lot of beautiful pictures. Click on the post tittled "My Personal World Travelling Experiences" Just Google "Angel Eze's Blogvine" to go into her personal lifestyle blog. Angel Eze's Blogvine is awesome guys! Tessy when are you coming to London? Would love to host you.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm
Thanks Velvet, you should my dear.
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Tony LondonAugust 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm
Nice one Tessy Onyia. By the way, I am just coming from the personal blog of Angel Eze she shared her personal experiences of her travelling around the world with a lot of beautiful pictures. Click on the post tittled "My Personal World Travelling Experiences" Just Google "Angel Eze's Blogvine" to go into her personal lifestyle blog. Angel Eze's Blogvine is awesome guys! Tessy when are you coming to London? Would love to host you.
Edye NicoleAugust 9, 2016 at 4:43 pm
Such great tips! I'm trying to figure out what color scheme I want for my blog 🙂
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Violette DailyAugust 10, 2016 at 10:21 am
Great post! Thanks for the tips!
Lily Kanaya WidjajaAugust 11, 2016 at 8:25 am
Absolutely love this post, hope I could improve my blog too 🙂
Ania ZarzyckaAugust 14, 2016 at 6:05 pm
Great tips dear <33
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Love this so helpful, thank you for sharing! You seem like such a lovely person too, keep up the good work! x
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