Hi, friends! We work hard on our blogs because we want them to be the best they can be. However, sometimes, there are some little changes here and there we can make that could improve our blogs. I’ve visited many blogs over the years and there are a few particular things I repeatedly see that could be improved. Here are some ways you can improve your blog.
To improve your blog, make your text bigger
One of my biggest pet peeves in the blogosphere is when people use a microscopically small font size. Small fonts are hard on the eyes. When I see a post written in a small font, it makes me not want to read the post. That’s why I use a size 18pt font for my posts and an even larger size for my headings.
Hi, everyone! Something I have personally been working on is creating great content for my blog. Readers often say that great content, like long posts, are the most helpful to them because these posts are the ones that are thorough, detailed, and discuss the topic in depth. I want to be as helpful to you as possible, so when I read that a few weeks ago, I wanted to start writing longer posts. When I first started blogging, my posts would average around 200 words. Now, they average around 400 or 500. This is a big improvement, but it’s nowhere near the recommended 1,500 words. Clearly, I still have a lot to learn. The tips in this post are as much for me as they are for you. So, here are some ways to lengthen and add details to your blog posts.
Make it easy for your readers to apply what you’re teaching them
The first step to creating great content is to help your reader apply what you’re teaching them. First, show them WHY they should apply it in the introduction of the post. Set the stage for the post by telling them how they will benefit from the information you’re about to give them. What’s in it for them? Why should they spend their precious time reading your post? THAT is how you hook a reader in. For example, if you’re doing a DIY tutorial, tell them how beautiful the end result will look and how easy it is to get such a pretty result in just a few minutes…