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If you want people to fall in love with your blog, then it’s not just about writing original content and featuring pretty pictures, brilliant design can make the world of difference to your blog, you want the whole site to be beautiful and entice people to come back for more. It also needs to be designed so that it’s user-friendly and people are not discouraged from using it straight away. If they don’t know where to go or what to do, they’ll go elsewhere. Depending on what you blog is about and who it’s for will make a massive difference to what you want the look and feel to be.
You want your web page to become a space where your readers enjoy visiting, somewhere where it’s easy for them to navigate their way around, they know where things are and how to find something. To keep them, you’ll also want to help draw your readers’ or customers’ attention to the headlines; as you want them to interact with your blog and create a lasting impression. There are plenty of companies who offer WordPress web design now, so it’s worth looking into that as it doesn’t matter how many blogs you’re posting, it could be one a week or two a day, either way, you’ll need to organize them so that users can find them easily. Your readers need to see the variety but not be overloaded with too much information. It is a good idea to add a nice anchor to the top of the page, which will allow the user to easily recognize where the article begins as well as feature images large enough to be identified. Also, make sure there is a healthy amount of whitespace throughout your blog as this helps users to differentiate elements throughout your blog (sidebars, headers/body text, images) from one another.
For you, as the blogger look at managed WordPress hosting which can make your life a whole lot easier. Whichever host you to choose, there are three essential factors to consider: speed – also known as “load time,” uptime – needs to be at least 99.94% and customer support – they should help you with WordPress related questions.
When it comes to your content, be sure to mix it up, don’t just write blog posts, add videos too or podcasts. Don’t limit yourself to one medium as this will also limit the number of visitors you’ll get.
Make sure you use images with every single blog post, maybe more than once, too. It’s irrefutable that images work at grabbing attention, so make sure that every post you make has at least one image.
Finally, give your readers more of what they’re looking for. For example, if you wrote a post on providing useful tips one something and you have some more tips on that subject, then ask your readers to subscribe right there at the end of your post. “To get more top tips (on this subject), simply tell me where to send the e-book, and it’s yours.”
What advice would you give a blogger about their blog site? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!