Regardless of where you are in your blogging journey - you may be a new blogger or have a few years of blogging experience under your belt, there may be times when you want to push or 'up' your blogging game. Improving your blog doesn't have to be a complicated task. Sometimes making a few small changes can make a massive difference and today I'm showing you 5 easy ways you can make some little changes right now.
1. Blog design
Changing your blog design is a lot easier than it seems. You don't need to be an html/design expert - I have several tutorials here that may help you and google is a world of information. You don't need to change your whole design either, just making one or two small changes can keep your blog fresh. Whether its changing your page font, header (its super easy to make a new header in an online photo editor) or colours.
2. Contact details
Having your email details and social media links marked clearly on your blog ensures that readers/companies can get in touch with you and subscribe to your social media easily. Theres been so many times I've stumbled across a blog and there has been no subscribe button. I would also recommend adding social media links to each blog post as again it makes it that bit easier for readers to click on and subscribe to your channels.
3. Join social media
Following on from the above point, I would recommend joining twitter and other social media in order to help publicise your blog posts and interact with other bloggers. Pinterest also seems to be a great way of getting your content 'out there'. You can add a pinterest widget (like I have on the right hand side) via your pinterest settings.
4. Make your photographs stand out.
Images can play a massive part in making your content shine. I truly believe you dont need to be a photography expert or have a top of the range camera to improve your blog photographs. Consider making your photographs larger as smaller ones can be slightly off putting - you can do this easily by visiting my tutorial here.
5. Link to your previous posts
Linking to previous posts is a great way to boost your views and encourage new readers to read your earlier content. You can do this by linking to previous posts in your blog post content (similar to what I've done in point 4 by linking to a html tutorial) or you can add a widget to your blog. For example, I use linkwithin to link to similar content at the end of each blog post. Nrelate and Engageya also have similar widgets.
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