4 Ways To Make Your Blog Better

Make your blog betterWhen the blogs first came into existence, they were used as online journals. In other words, there were only personal blogs. But time has changed since then. Nowadays, blogging is more of a business. People write blogs to make money or to promote their products. The usual trend is that you start blogging, gain some traffic and place some ads for money. This trend has been around some time that most of the blogs have started to look the same. The competition in blogging is so tough. You need to establish yourself as unique if you wish to attain success in blogging, long term.

Honestly, there are unlimited tips which you can follow to make your blog better, but here I will be concentrating on the basic of Blogging and that is “Content”. No matter, how great your design is and how popular your site is on social media, by the end of the day it’s your content which will make your blog stand out. Even if you have a great blog, and voice of your blog changes, this will put off your regular readers.

Make your blog better by offering quality stuff:

As I mentioned, I’m not going to talk about things like Design, typography and other stuff, which you can easily outsource. I’m going to talk about improving your content, which is the backbone of your blog. My suggestion, if you are working really hard to make your blog better, then instead of working on endless link building, improving design and adding endless Blogger widgets, work on quality of your content. It could be in many ways, that includes Language, Grammar, way of presentation, images, making your content authentic.

Use Casual Tone

One of the things you can see in new blogs that are started with the aim of making money don’t have a personality. Even if it’s a news blog or tutorial blog, most of them are made like it is written by a robot. Frankly, the formal tone can be a little boring and web surfers don’t want to read this “hoity-toity” text. So the next time you write a new blog post, try to be more personal.  Think of the writing as being a conversation you are having with a friend. Using humour and other personality characteristics in your writing will make people want to keep coming back to read your newest articles.

Don’t write too much

People don’t want to read all the text on the internet. If they wanted to read a novel, they would have just that. Try to stick to your point and keep it nice and short. If you want to convey a long message to your readers, consider breaking them into several posts. This can will not only increase your page views, but also more people will read them since most of them don’t have time to read a long article.

Check your spelling

Although the tone of your blog should be kept casual, you should still edit your work. You should always check your spellings and basic grammar before you publish your post. For WordPress users, there is a plugin named “After the deadline” that checks your spelling and grammar just before the post is published. Also, if you are not from country where English is your first language, here are some posts which will help you to improve:

Post often

People who like your content will be always be looking for newer content. If you only update once a month, then these loyal fans will move on for next big thing. Readers on the internet have a really short attention span and you need to impress them often to help them retain the memory about you. It is a good idea to schedule posts so that new posts are published regularly. A good posting frequency would be at least 3-4 posts a week.

Do you have more ideas to make a blog better? We would love to hear more tips from you.

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COMMENTs ( 11 )

  1. Naveen says

    Just started my blog…thanks for your suggestions…if you want to concentrate on making your posts SEO optimized..i suggest you make use of google keywords tool…helps a lot. ;)

  2. sreekumar sukumaran says

    I prefer the point don’t write much. Blog is not a place to flood with your literary gimmicks. Be matter of fact. That is a good advice.

  3. Maninder @ HackTik.com says

    Nice basic tips. One should also keep in mind not to have a too many variety of subjects/topics on a single blog. Rather, your blog should be able to demonstrate your expertise if you write about all possible aspects of the same topic.

  4. Isang says

    A very good and helpful article. Right now there’s just so many competitions on blogging and it could be hard to get through. A simple and sincere blog is more likely get an audience and of course how it was written, like you mentioned the tone, grammar and spelling. I absolutely agree with you.

  5. Jasmine says

    Excellent tips. These tips are simple but are really good. I am sure they are eespecially useful for new bloggers. Post up new content more regularly and yes, do use casual tone, it will be easier to read! :)

  6. Niall Harbison says

    Spelling is important to a lot of people but I just don’t see it as being one of the major ones. I always get pulled up by people about the odd spelling mistake here or there but as long as your content is not riddled with them it really isn’t the end of the world.

  7. Atish says

    very nice post .. thanks for the article.
    I too believe that post should be short but right to the point.

  8. Dheeraj says

    This is for the first time when someone is writing different to make blogging better and really to be appreciated .
    Nice post!!!

  9. Love in India says

    Very relevant and practical points.
    However that’s just the basic level, don’t you think? There are many more layers of making your blog effective and hence eventually popular…

  10. Mediafire Buzz says

    ok i agree with your post, this posting strategic is helpful for the blogs who are dealing with tutorials, tips, trics and like shoutmeloud blog. but i want to ask you what about content sharing sites, what should they do for increasing traffic and seo. i read many articles about seo but all those tips are applicable to limited blogs. please help me what can i do for my new blog Mediafire Buzz which is based on content sharing

  11. Rahul Ghosh says

    This are some of the very basic things that you can do. However you cannot underestimate the fact that these are very vital for making a successful blog. I think the most important thing that many people overlooks is blog design. It should be neat and clean so that visitors visiting your site first should have a positive impression. Content comes next.