Do you have a blog? Is it as successful as you were hoping it would be? Hopefully your answer was yes, but if not, I’ve written this post to help you out. Below are several tips that you can easily implement on your blog to make it better.
1. Use a headline generator
My favorite is called Portent’s Content Ideas Generator and it makes it really simple to generate some great headlines. Just input your subject, and it will spit out a new headline. Keep refreshing the page until you find one that you like.
2. Have an awesome blog logo
Every blog needs a great looking logo. It’s a great way to build your brand and make your site memorable. Take a look at Rae Hoffman who has a terrific looking 007 type logo on her site.
If you’re not a designer, then take a look at 99designs which is our favorite crowdsourcing place for getting cool logo designs. You can find some logo inspiration from a site like Logofaves and then you can use it as the basis of your design brief. After that, you will have a great looking logo in less than a week.
3. Put Social Icons above the fold
Why isn’t anyone following your twitter account or liking your Facebook page? More then likely it’s because you are putting these widgets above the fold on your blog.
If you want people to follow you on social media, you need to make it easy for them. Every extra hoop you make your visitors take will cost you followers.
4. Add A Call To Action
You write blog posts because you want your visitors to do something, right? Whether it’s writing a blog comment, clicking a link, or buying a product, you need to include some sort of explicit call to action. If you don’t, your readers will read your post and just move away on their own. Nobody can read your mind about what you want them to do, so why not tell them!
5. Show a Photo of yourself on your blog
Having a photo of yourself builds trust. Your readers want to know that what they are reading is being written by a real person.
6. Use A Good Web Host
Having a poor web host is the death of any blog. If your site is slow, or always down, then any visitors you do get, will never come back. That’s no way to run a blog, right?
Instead, make sure you invest in a reputable web host. A shared web host like Bluehost is a decent option, but look into getting a VPS with a hosting company like WiredTree (see review). They’re fast, reliable and their support is top notch.
What do you think of our blog tips? How many of them do you think you will be able to implement for your own blog? If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments and we will respond right away!