Improving the Concept of Your Blog
When you are planning to improve your blog it means there should be a consistent change. Some fine tunings are very important. Regardless how good your blog is you need to improve it through times. The most important thing if you want to career blogging is do not be contented on your present ideas. Explore new things and areas which require room for enhancement. Research is very important to support your thoughts and also be aware on what you have had experienced and learned that can contribute to make your blog looks better.
Bear in mind that not all changes have positive feedback. There should be guidelines to follow to achieve improvement. After your careful analysis and judgment you feel it will not pass to your standards then better not to publish it than to compromise your masterpiece, your whole idea. You need filtering process based on your guidelines and it would be better if you ask feedback from other people. Remember you cannot please everybody. Do not rely on just 2-3 comments. You can post it to the forum sites and ask for review. Since blog is something with a personal touch at the end of it you have to decide by your own if you want to publish it. A possible need for feedbacks from other people is just for the whole concept of your blog and not every article you post.
You need to categorize the areas that require improvement within your blog. Such areas are those contents within your blog which give strength and can catch the readers’ attention. For example, about your theme it should be relevant as possible to the subject of your articles posted in it.
Setting Your Own Guidelines
Guidelines depend on your goal. Each one of us has different guidelines but at least we have some most likely the same areas for consideration. It will not be elaborated here in further details but the following are the things to be measured in improving your blog:
1. Layout -- columns, positioning of: header, body, gadgets such as widgets, ads, and more add-ons.
2. Themes – Including skins, the designs and colors
3. Articles – The content of the body. Relevance of your ideas to the entire concept of your blog, supporting photos, video-clips, audio file and many more within the body itself.
Remember that it does not necessarily mean that very colorful or exaggerated designs on your blog are the keys to make your blog improved. Sometimes it looks awful to eyes of some individuals. It should be simple as possible and organized. Do not confuse your viewers. You need to find the ways on how you can direct their eyes on the first paragraph of one of your articles posted therein. If before your introduction on your every article you feel boring as you read on then on your succeeding posts you must broaden your imagination and ideas on how to have a good start. The first paragraph of the article is very important. If possible make your readers run their imagination to get curious on what you want to share with them. The first paragraph is the triggering point in which the whole content of your piece relies on it. The readers will decide whether they want to continue reading until the end. Do not forget that selecting a title for your article must draw attention as well.
Have you noticed that many writers like in newspapers add some images to support their piece of writing? This is a good way to catch the attention of the readers and it should be relevant to your story.
Laughter is well said to be the best medicine. I considered this as one of the universal components in entertainment. Most of the blogs are informal type and while you are writing your post you can add up some jokes in it especially if one of your objectives is to entertain your followers. If your blog is in formal type or discuss some serious issues you need to be careful if jokes in the midst of your article are necessary. In exchange to funny remarks for some serious write-ups you must give emphasis and strength in sharing your ideas. Adjectives can draw attention to your readers and choosing the right ones is extremely important. Avoid highfalutin words and if your blog is targeting the public readers then use common words that can be understood by many.
Reading those writings of professional journalists can add up to your idea on how to improve your way of writing.
Improving the Contents of the Article You Post
Layouts, skins, themes, and widgets are the spices to make your blog attractive but the most important thing to be considered is the content of your articles. How you manage your blog from time to time? Before proceeding to further to this topic we should make it clear your purpose of having a blog. Is it just for personal satisfaction or you are aiming to get high traffic and to be recognized in the future?
It is clear that as you proceed on reading this article we must have common understanding that the reason you want to improve your blog is to get known by others and your desire to get high traffic and page rank.
First thing before you choose to career blogging is to understand yourself. Do you really love doing it? Think if you really have the seven-letter word --- P-A-S-S-I-O-N. That is the key to become successful not just in blogging it can be also applied to any fields. The next thing to consider is your skills in writing. Although there is a relation between passion and skills but always bear in mind the word “skills” comes after the word “passion”. You can never have skills if you do not have the heart on that field. Like in writing, once you have the interest on it eventually the level of your skills increases.
Actually the best thing to improve your blog is on how consistent you are in writing and in sharing your ideas and thoughts. To make your blog looks professional you need to develop your passion in researching as well especially if the concept is about writing informative articles.