Here is a list of some things that you should try and do to make your blog easier to read, more appealing, and easier to scan. It seems to be a well know fact that, if you’re landing on a blog for the first time (which most visitors do on a new blog), they will scan the page, rather than reading word for word. So, you will need to use the following tips to make a page more attractive and enticing.
This is something that is very effective. Using headings that stick out from the rest of the text will enable a reader who is scanning the page to see if the information on the page is actually relevant.
Use images in your posts:
Using images in your post helps relieve some of the strain caused by too much text. When you were small, did you ever enjoy reading books with no pictures? Pictures that help tell a story can enhance the story as well. And, of coures, a lot of text looks like a lot of BOOORRINNG!
You don’t have to be a top class photographer to put photos on your blog. You could also get some photos from free image and photo stock websites. There are a few subscription based, royalty free stock photos available, as well as completely free stock photos available. On some sites, the only requirement is that you notify the owner of the image that you will be using their photo. I will discuss some of these sites in a later post.
Make your blog visually appealing:
Whichever platform you have decided to use to blog, you will most probably be able to change the template of your posts. This means you will be able to change the look and feel of your blog. If you browse the internet you should be able to find quite a few free blog templates for your platform.
This has 2 benefits:
- – Your blog looks more appealing and professional
- – You can give your blog an original look and feel to it
Following these simple tips can really make your reader’s visit an enjoyable one.