If 2015 is the year that you're planning to try and push to improve your blogging game then I have a few ways to share in which you can do that. These are obviously my suggestions and as always, you should only do what works for you and your blog.
1. Improve your blog design/redesign your blog
Redesigning your blog can help to keep your blog fresh. It's worth baring in mind how you can improve your current layout. For instance;
Do you have links to your social media accounts - I've found so many blogs that don't display any way to follow them on other platforms.
Do you have a picture of yourself on your blog? - not always necessary but its nice for the reader to see the writer behind the blog.
Is your design uncluttered and are the fonts easy to read?
Have you linked to previous posts?
Are categories easy to find?
I've said before that photography isn't my strong point - I've linked to some resources in this post that are all helpful. I personally don't think splashing out on an expensive camera or lighting is suddenly going to improve your blog photography but taking little steps, such as getting to know your camera and using cheap lighting options may help. You can pick up lamps and daylight bulbs fairly cheaply from DIY stores or Ebay and I have a few background ideas in this post. If photo editing is something you want to know more about then my post on a photo editing process for busy girls may be of interest.
Promoting your blog and posts is massively important if you want to improve your stats. Once you've written a great post, getting it out there via social media will help to boost views and subscribers. I've written a post here on how to promote your posts via social media and networking.
Making money from your blog is now a fairly common thing. If you're considering using your blog to make money then my guide to monetising your blog and using google adsense to earn money may be useful. I also think its useful to consider how other bloggers make money - I love this post from By Regina. Whilst you're not going to be earning those kinds of figures from your blog straight away, its definitely food for thought and shows that with a lot of hard work, results can happen!
5. Consider SEO
If you use Wordpress then you may find it easier to take SEO into consideration as there a few plugins you can use (I recommend Yoast). If you use Blogger then its a little less straightforward. I could write a whole essay on SEO as there is a lot to consider but to keep things simple I have a post on 5 SEO tips for bloggers.
Do you have any tips for upping your blogging game?
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