There are already plenty of blogs out there, some with extremely similar audiences. Interestingly, even with the prevalence of these content platforms, it's still a promising pursuit for anyone who wishes to expand their presence into the online world. Whether it's for personal interests or for a bu Read more...
There are already plenty of blogs out there, some with extremely similar audiences. Interestingly, even with the prevalence of these content platforms, it's still a promising pursuit for anyone who wishes to expand their presence into the online world. Whether it's for personal interests or for a business, blogging seems to be one of the things that won't go away any time soon.
Unfortunately, because of blogs being promising and profitable, a lot of people who start one seem to forget that making and maintaining blogs require time and effort. In the process, even those who did their homework, a lot of things are overlooked. Here are some essential blogging considerations that should always be added to a to-do list.
1. Essential plugins. Understandably, with so many plugins out there, blog owners are bound to forget to install some of them. Even long-time blog owners make this mistake. In order to find a plugin that goes well with the blog, an aspiring blog owner should make a list of what their blog's functions are and then find out which plugins work to their advantage. Plugins that help boost search engine optimization, of course, are first in line to be installed.
2. Picking a relevant theme. There are thousands of themes to choose from when starting a blog. Even some websites with specialized and limited numbers of themes will have plenty of options that it can be somewhat overwhelming. The key is for the blog owner to introspectively look into what their blog is supposed to be and what market it should address. One example of a theme that's relevant to its audience is one that cleanly displays photos if the blog's focus is photography. And then there's the travel blog feed with some photos and teaser snippets and catchy blog titles. It all boils down to knowing the target audience and then adjusting accordingly.
3. Responsiveness. In an age where people are getting online more often on their mobile devices instead of a computer screen, it would be folly to disregard the importance of creating a responsive website. Simply put, a responsive website is one that adapts to the smaller screens of mobile devices. It's a pain to view full-sized websites on small screens, after all. Fortunately, responsiveness is becoming hard to overlook even if a blogger tried. This is because blogging platforms are already integrating automatic mobile versions. Nevertheless, aspiring blog owners should learn more about their platform and not toss it up to chance and pray their blog's platform has it.
4. Aesthetics. The aesthetic value of a blog considerably affects a visitor's initial impression of the blog. If a visitor infers that the website or blog is one that has authority on its subject matter, naturally, that visitor will likely come back for more useful and dependable content. Unfortunately, not everyone is gifted with an eye for artistic expression. But there are plenty of design resource and tutorials out there that can teach basic color palette combinations and intuitive layouts. Sure, it might take a bit of time to learn them - but it's definitely worth it.
To avoid forgetting the small things when putting up a blog, it's definitely a good idea to use a checklist or even dedicate a notebook for planning the entire thing. Or make use of existing productivity apps on the web.