Blogs have been such rapidly growing in today’s world that millions of people around the world have set up their own blogs. But do you know how to make your blogs beautiful? Here are some tips to do just this!
Know your target readers
Before you start giving your blog a face lift, you should have a clear understanding of the type of blog you own and also the demographics of your blog readers. Blogs are aplenty on the Internet today but the ones that are most popular have a specific niche in the blogosphere – whether it is a gadget blog like Engadget or even a web hosting blog such as 100webhosting.com. Know your target audience and beautify your blog accordingly!
Choose the right blog theme and layout
The first thing that a blog reader sees when your site loads will be the blog layout, so it is very important to make a good first impression (and the right one!). With so many websites providing free themes, layouts and templates, finding the right one for your blog shouldn’t be a problem. All you have to do is to do a Google search on “Free WordPress/Blogger/Tumblr templates” and be prepared to browse through hundreds or even thousands of designs available for your blog platform.
Now, choosing the perfect template for your blog can be a bit tricky. Some blog templates may appear to be eye-catching and very attractive but make sure you choose the one that fits your blog’s niche best. For example, if your blog is a photography blog with a lot of your own photographic material, it would be best to choose a more minimalist template that would bring more light to your own work rather than one that would steal the limelight from your photos. On the other hand, if your blog is more text heavy, a vibrant, graphical blog template would be more ideal to make your blog seem more readable and appealing. Also, when choosing your blog template, keep an eye on whether or not it is easily customizable because it will come in handy later on.
Add a personal touch to your blog design
Even after finding that seemingly perfect design for your blog, chances are, you’re not the only one who is/will be using it. There are just too many blogs out there that it is virtually impossible for every blog to have a different design.
My advice: use it anyway, but make it your own. Customize bits and pieces of your blog template. Change the header, add some widgets – Twitter, Facebook, Digg – at the sidebar, change the font, do anything you like to make your blog more personal and personable. Of course, you’ll need some basic HTML and CSS knowledge to tweak your template but with the vast amount of tutorials available on the Internet, acquiring some of these knowledge shouldn’t be too difficult. Add all the extra codes you will need to make the blog more attractive but always make sure that your page does not look too cluttered!
Beautify your content!
After you have customized a beautiful layout for your readers to enjoy, it is time to beautify the part that will ultimately keep them coming back – the blog content. Write beautifully, write interestingly and most importantly, write what you believe in. It is also very helpful to add some relevant photos to your blog posts because as much as people might enjoy your writing, at some point they might get tired from reading too many words at one go. Photos work extremely well to emphasize a point as well as a good temporary break in some posts that might get a bit too lengthy. Insert some photos from your own collection to make your post more interesting and even if you don’t have any relevant ones, you can always source some from Google Images.
There you are several simple tips to make your blog more beautiful. Now, go ahead and spin my tips in action!
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