My blog is my Valentine! Sounds too farfetched eh? Well, today’s blog post is all about showing some love to your blog and getting paid in return for it. Sounds exciting right? And you thought that you had to ‘spend’ money on buying gifts for your Valentine. How wrong! Okay here we go with 7 cool ways to show some blog love.
1) Don’t Host Your Blog on Free Blog Platforms
You knew this, didn’t you? Don’t tell me you were not expecting to shell out some money to show love towards your blog. Well, look at the brighter side. You don’t need to buy expensive diamonds or exotic chocolates. All you got to spend is just under 5 dollars per month and your blog is hosted royally on a paid hosting server.
Thank me later for telling you an inexpensive way to start blogging and hosting your blog in a decent manner without making your blog feel cheap standing amongst the crowd of free blogs.
2) Choose Pleasant Themes
That wacky orange theme or the dark shady monster theme may look out of the world in your eyes, but spare your readers, will you? Go with a theme that is not only easy on the eyes, but also is quite easy to navigate.
Some themes look attractive and are even pleasant on the eyes, but do not have easy navigation. The side bars are sometimes on the right, sometimes on the left and sometimes on both sides. Choose a theme that does not look too overcrowded with too many sidebars and other paraphernalia.
3) Keep Plugin Usage to a Minimum
I know this is the toughest part for all the plugin lovers out there. We really cannot resist using all those handy plugins for each and every silly reason, can we? But this plugin love could turn out to be costly for your blog.
More plugins mean longer loading time for the blog, which is not something that the search engines approve of. Did I tell you that these search engine bots have very little patience? A 5 year old kid would have better patience than these bots.
But if you really want your blogs to come up in search engines for all the keywords that you are trying to rank for, keep plugin usage to a bare minimum. Don’t overdo it! But at the same time don’t be terrified of using plugins where they are an absolute necessity like the Akismet plugin for spam control.
4) Doll Up Your Blog Posts
No, I do not mean using fancy fonts and floral patterns to decorate your blog posts. What I am hinting at is to use lots of sub-titles and break up the blog posts into readable chunks.
This way your blog posts look attractive to your readers and also help the ‘scanners’ who have no time to read your posts to its entirety and will scan your blog for the vital points instead. Use different color to demarcate your sub-titles or bold them to make them stand out.
5) Present Your Blog Systematically
Try to categorize your blog posts into suitable and relevant categories. This helps the readers to quickly find what they need. It is really important to consider your reader’s convenience as the top priority if you want your blog to be popular and successful.
6) Check and Double Check for Unwanted Pests
Broken links, spelling errors or blank spaces on your blog are not only kill-joy but also discourage visitors from returning next time. Keep checking for any broken links or any obvious snags that prevent your blog from providing a great reader experience.
7) Make Communication Easy
Blogs are meant to be tools of communication and interaction between blogger and readers. Make this communication easy and trouble free by providing easy to use comment form; proper contact information and easy to find contact form as well. Reply in time to each mail or comment.
Well, there you go. You now have 7 easy, effective and simple ways to show your blog some love. Why not try out these tips right away? Spending some time to tweak your blog might actually turn out to be more ‘worth’ while than you think. I already let you in on the secret that making money blogging is possible and these 7 tips to blog love can actually enhance the earning potential of your blog. Good luck to all of you!