How to Give Your Blog a Facelift
If you've been blogging for a while, you may now be bored with your blog's look. Perhaps you've been thinking about giving it a makeover. The process can be rather daunting to start, so here are some tips to help you get organized and on your way to making your blog gorgeous.
Check Out Other Blogs
- Did the colors of a particular blog catch your attention?
- Did you especially like the font on a different blog?
- Did you like a blog that was minimalist rather than crowded?
- Exactly what caught your eye?
- Was is easy to find what you were looking for?
Color Can Make or Break Your Blog
- Women like blue, purple, and green – but not orange, gray, or brown. So if you want to appeal to women, you know which colors to choose.
- If you're blogging about toys for kids, you'll want brighter colors – not black, brown, or gray.
- Men like blue, green, and black – but not orange, purple, or brown.
Re-Purpose Old Posts
- Proof your previous posts to look for misspellings, typos, and information that might need updating. Once you've been away from previous posts for a while, it's easier to find mistakes in them. On the other hand, you might read a previous post and be surprised at how insightful you were. Either way, it's good to take a look.
- Break up long paragraphs to make reading easier.
- Update the links in your old posts so that they send people to some of the posts you've published more recently.
- Update the links in old posts to send them to a post that expands on a point in more detail.
- After updating old posts, re-post them on social media – particularly the ones that had significant changes. SimpleSite users can do this via the social media bar on the right side of their website.
Respond to Comments
Experiment with Fonts
Suggested reading: How to start a successful blog
Better Images Mean More Appeal
- Move in on your subject. Don't be afraid to get close. You might even choose to cut part of the subject's head out of the shot in order to focus on the eyes. This technique works for all kinds of subjects.
- Keep your background clean. A cluttered background will take attention away from the subject.
- If you're shooting in low light, use a tripod so that your camera can shoot slower and your subject will be sharp.
- Overcast days can be good. Bright sunshine gives dramatic shadows, but you don't want a shadow darkening part of your subject. Shoot on overcast days and you will have more even lighting.
- If you are shooting on a sunny day, be sure the sun is behind you and falling on your subject. Be careful that the shadow of you and your camera does not feature in the shot.
- Try an unusual angle. Get down on the ground and shoot upward. Or climb on a table and shoot downward. You can get some great visuals by changing your position.
A Renovated Blog
Author: Kate Benzin