Confused what to do with your new blog? This article will surely help you out with few things that you must do before publicizing your blog.
There is no doubt that the existence of dozens of blogging platforms has made our life simple. Now we don’t have to pay three digits money to various web developers if we have basic knowledge of internet and some services.
If you are a novice then there are many areas that you need to take care about. I am going to explain the main requirements that you should take care of before launching your blog.
Most of the hosted or self-hosted blogs provide you a feature where you can your design layout which is also known as templates.
This includes some minimal changes like fonts, header or footer, accent color etc. to some advance change like the change of whole CSS. Applying a new template to your blog is comparatively very much easy if you use a hosted or self-hosted blog. All you need to do is to find an appropriate option.
The first thing that your visitors will see even before reading the content is the design layout. So the layout is good, chances is that visitors will generate a good perception about your website.
There is not universal design layout which is best for your website. The best design layout varies with website’s niche to niche. It is seen that a minimal design theme works best for blogs , and on the other hand, creative design works best for a photography website.
2: “About Me” Page
“About Me” or “About Us” page really matters a lot to your visitors. If a person finds your blog really interesting, he surely will read your “About Me” page to get to know more about you.
To gain more visitors trust, it is suggested to include your own photo in your “About Me” page.
This thing I say is mandatory if you have a corporate website. If your business is not famous then your visitors will get to know more about your company by reading your “About Us” page. If you have a team with no more than 10-50 members, I suggest you to upload a group photo of all the members to your “About Us” page.
3: Comment or No-Comments
This is completely an optional step. It’s totally up to you whether you want the comments to be enabled or disabled.
Generally enabling the comments allows your website visitors to interact among others as well as with you. This is something like a bonus to your website’s reputation as visitors generally like to interact as much possible as they can.
Enabling comments on your blog pages, posts is proved to be successful for many websites.
If your website is extremely professional then it is recommended to turn off this feature. But you need to open a “forum” inside your website so that your customers can share the problem they are facing.
4: Make Sharing Easy for your Visitors
This is something that every website nowadays is taking care of. Nowadays social media has become a primary hub for people to share all the things that they find interesting. Though the social media websites that your visitors use vary according to them, there are some websites which almost everyone uses. These websites are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and nowadays Google+ also.
You should always pay extra attention and money on social buttons so that your visitors can share your blog/products without having any difficulty.
If you use WordPress, there’s an awesome plugin, known as Digg Digg, which really increases your website’s social interaction.
This is something that is not accessible is you have a hosted blog.
Fonts plays a very much crucial role in your website’s performance. Even you have written an outstanding post but if the words are not clearly visible then it would cause a negative impression in the viewers eye and he may get irritated.
There are basically three type of fonts: Sans, Serif, and Sans-Serif.
The font that we usually see in a news website is basically a serif font. These font have curvy edges which is not very much readable. One of the well-known example of a Serif font is “Time New Roman”.
Nowadays websites are switching from Serif to Sans fonts. Sans font have highest readability as compared to Serif and Sans-Serif. These fonts have crystal clear edges with no hotchpotch’s.