3 Eye Catching Blog Tips

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Here are 3 eye-catching blog tips to help YOU stand out from the sea of bloggers…

Some of this you may or may not agree with and that’s okay. I just know from my experience what I’ve discovered and what I feel is the right way to go for most bloggers… even newbies.

The word “experience” keeps popping up when it comes to websites. “You want to create an experience for your viewers and customers …”

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What exactly does this mean. Well, you want to have content that’s easy to find – so easy navigation. Easy on the eyes, meaning content, ads, etc, aren’t crammed on your pages and posts. Have you ever visited a blog where the sidebar SCREAMS “buy me”? It’s loaded with offers, ads.. etc Β and you can’t seem to breathe?

There IS such a thing now called “Sidebar blindness”.

So the first suggestion is to pay attention to the design and layout of your blog …

Many blogs look pretty much the same. So if your blog looks and feels like everyone else’s well .. you’ve just blended into the sea of blogs.

I did this for years – had the same layout. the blog page, sidebar on the right… etc, only because I thought this was THE WAY to create a blog. Many bloggers out there use the free themes offered on WordPress, or use eBlogger and other free blogging platforms.

What if you invested in buying a blog theme that reflects YOU?

To do this though, you have to OWN your blog, meaning you have your own domain name and a hosting service like Hostgator, for example. Then you can purchase a theme (there are trillions of them – so you’ll have to shop).

This is one way to stand out by taking your blogging seriously and purchasing a theme that is unique to you and reflects who you are…

The second suggestion is this – to BRAND YOU, it’s good to share who you are, so do it …

At one time I had 4 or more blogs. One was on healthy living, one on a meditative life, networking .. and my art, teaching .. I was all over the place. Not only that, it actually became stressful to keep up with all those blogs. I started to neglect them – which is not good. The other thing was I felt disjointed and fragmented. My messages to others were fragmented.

So recently I decided to have all of “me” on one blog.

There are some who think your blog should focus on one topic or interest. I disagree. I think Β you can have all that you do on one place if it’s organized and makes sense. That your interests flow into one another.

For example, art and creativity is a huge part of who I am. So I chose a theme where I could highlight my art and other artists. I am also creating an “experience” for visitors because I’m sharing something “different”, a clean, spacious, attractive blog that’s not cluttered. I can write content and promote my business in an organized and “easy on the eyes” manner.

Branding YOU is personal. The purpose is to get people to know who you are and build a relationship with them. If they like you, they’ll most likely like what you offer. But they want to know who you are. You’re not a corporation which is a different kind of marketing – like “Home Depot” or “Pepsi”.

Share who you are on one blog.

Β and …

The third suggestion is, take your blogging seriously …

If you’re working on building a business online, own your blog. I mentioned this earlier. I believe owning your own blog demonstrates your commitment to your business. Also, because you own it you can design it any way you want. You can place anything you want on it and no one can tell you “NO” you can’t do that! And then there’s this … if the free blogging platform you’re using goes out of business, your blog, all it’s content, comments, etc ., goes with it.

So …

  1. Invest in a blog theme

  2. Share who you are on one blog

  3. Own tour blog

What do YOU think, would love to hear .. comment below..

Lesly Federici

 

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “3 Eye Catching Blog Tips

  1. Hi Mandy.
    Yes, I think you can combine topics because there’s usually and underlining theme of interests that runs through each topic. It can be very subtle. So what you write about on one blog is all related. Wonderful to see you, thanks πŸ™‚

  2. Hey, Lesly, very good tips. I also had more than one blog for different topics but I blend them together now. Although I focus on helping others to blog effectively I also write a lot about positive thinking and mindset because it is a passion of mine, and I really think it is part of doing the best job you can.

    Enjoy the journey!

  3. Hi Lesly

    This is short but powerful. You are so right that owning your blog is a great step to commitment and it shows your brand in a cool way.

    I like the tips you shared and they are so easy to do and do produce great results. Thanks for sharing. Take Care

  4. Hi Donna,
    Well, it took me a long time to step outside the standard blogging “design/format” and I think I did. The “art” part of me was was being ignored so it was time where I felt comfortable to incorporate. I think when you start out with a blog you feel like to have to do what most people are doing , and writing content, etc . So this was a real leap for me. YOUR blog does look better, easier to read, cleaner, brighter, … I always loved a white background.. so I think your blog looks awesome my friend πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Lesly,

    I remember a while back when I had to change my entire blog. It was too colorful. A good white background is what I needed to have and now it is more readable.

    Also when I put an image up it does pop out. Love the look of yours. But hey, you are an artist. I get all fumbled up so I had to have mine created.

    -Donna

  6. Hi Joyce,
    How wonderful to see you visiting!Ah .. thank you for the compliment! I’m glad you find the information I share helpful .. keep coming back, more to come. Much love to you …

  7. Lesly, you have broken the mold in such the best way ever! Always have abundant value to share, and now in a sleek, cool new format! Congratulations – I aspire to you πŸ™‚

  8. Hey Chery,
    A blog is always a work in progress… even though this one is new, I’m sure I’ll tweak it here and there… but I was just so tired of having too many blogs… I have only 2 now and that’s plenty! Always great to see you visiting …

  9. Hi Chery..
    Wonderful to see you here … thanks for the compliment … yea, stepping out and standing out , trying to after all these years … thank you πŸ™‚

  10. Hello Lesly, All great tips my friend! I do know my blog had been a work in progress sine day and and probably always will be… I love what you have done here with yours too… Keep up the great work.. Chery :))

  11. Hi Willena,
    Wonderful to see you visiting … I have to say it’s taken a long time to get to this point, and I think this wordpress theme made it happen… I do believe you can do it all under one roof. Especially when self-branding πŸ™‚

  12. Good post, Lesly! Just as your blog look is new and fresh, so is your blog post. You’ve approached it from a different angle than I usually see, and I like it. Sometimes it’s hard to bring all of our interests under one roof, but I think it’s better that way. Certainly it’s more focused!

  13. Hi Lesly,
    your new site looks pretty ,I like it.
    You are right,, we can show all we do on one site, it is us and we all
    have more than one passion and knowledge to write about.
    We can show who we are this way and it is easier too. And it is better
    to own the blog.
    Thank you
    Erika

  14. Hello Lesly! I just came from Monna’s blog where she talked about practically the same thing (( Great Minds Think Alike )) LOL

    Anyways love this topic and you definitely practice what you preach my friend! Love the new look..

    Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

  15. Hi Monna,
    Yes, we don’t have to be and do what everyone else is doing. In fact the more we don’t the better we’ll stand out πŸ™‚ Thank you for the compliments.. appreciate you πŸ™‚

  16. Hi Marquita.
    I think you have a lovely name, one that “Herald’s” in the passion and compassion for personal development and change in one’s life. I LOVE that you’re using a color palette! That never occurred to me. Great idea. Well the good news about those sorely neglected blogs is we’ll rise to the top faster πŸ™‚ Looking forward to learning more about your plans and how they manifest .. always wonderful to see you visiting .. thank you

  17. Hi Lesly,

    I have to say again, I absolutely love the new look and I agree. We have talked about it a few times and I think a blog should reflect everything about you (the blogger).

    We do so many things and have so many interests that trying to maintain a separate blog for each interest is just self defeating.

    I just updated my blog recently but I may make a few changes too as I go along.

    Thanks so much for the inspirations.

  18. Well said Lesly! I’m very visual anyway so the “look” of my site is extremely important to me. I have a color palate I selected when I purchased my premium theme and I use that as my reference point for everything from the look of the pages to my inspirational images to my post pictures.

    As far as branding, a couple of years ago I made the tough decision to use my name as my brand. I say tough because my name doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue, but as a serious author I felt it was important to create a consistent brand. That said, I am in the process of creating a sub-brand that will be used for my coaching and learning center. My blog will be the portal but it will be set up on another site because if all goes well I may one day sell it. As for your final point, as “no-brainer” as it may sound to many of us, the truth is the Internet has a sea of blogs that are sorely lacking in attention. Hard to build anything around a site that is only updated occasionally, let alone on any schedule. Thanks for the reminders and inspiration!

  19. Hi Elise,
    Wonderful to see you visiting my new home that is still being tweaked … and I absolutely agree with you πŸ™‚ Could not have said it better my friend :-)http://leslyfederici.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form

  20. Lesly, you know that I agree. We need to be truly and wonderfully authentic,. We need to share of ourselves. We need to take it all seriously and we need to remember that people do not do business with busineess, they do business with people.

  21. Hi Lesly

    Well, you’re right…. the first thing I noticed was how different your blog looks from all the others – mine included LOL,. And that’s after my revamp over Christmas. Another facelift isn’t something I’d rule out, but I’m too easily distracted into tweaking things, so concentrating on content and building a community at the moment.

    I’ve been through the too many blogs stage and was totally exhausted and miserable with it.

    In the end some got hacked when I missed doing an update and I couldn’t clean them out so I’ve had a big cull and got rid of all but 3. Two of the unhacked ones I can’t quite bring myself to kill off because I put SO much work into them, and of course that leave me with just my main blog.

    I decided not to bring them all under one roof mainly because I’ve lost my enthusiasm for the other two, so just sticking to my main one which thankfully was on a different hosting platform!

    Have a great week, Joy

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