Little blogging tips part 4

I'm no expert, but every once in a while I've been posting my fave little blogging tips on here for any of you who are newer to blogging. There are tons of great resources out there (at the very least, how awesome are those Alt classes?!) but here are some of my tips for you--and they're sometimes sort of tailored to DIY/crafty/sewing blogs like you may have!

So today, I wanted to share something a little different. I'm thinking now about the blogging process, rather than about blog content or design.

Suzannah's blogging tip #10: Post frequently (at least a few times a week). If you can't do that, tweet frequently. If you can't do that, at least comment on other blogs frequently!  Do something that reminds people you exist.

When I look through blogs, I don't look at the date each entry was posted, and I don't judge how often someone posts.  But I do enjoy seeing quality, varied content on the blog homepage (showing your last 4-10 posts, generally), and of course in order to find your blog at all I have to either follow it (works much better when you post a lot), follow you or see you retweeted or mentioned on Twitter, or hear about you in a comment somewhere.

Suzannah's blogging tip #11: Make your blog easy to navigate.

However you choose to do it. That could mean using tags really well (not over-using, using for simple words like holidays, photography, recipes, personal style, whatever it is), it could mean a few links on your linkbar (I loooooove my linkbar!), it could mean some great buttons with photos or descriptions on your sidebar (home tour, our wedding, tutorials, style posts, whatever).  Blogs are great as lists of articles, but they become even better resources when people can stay on the blog looking for specific posts, learning what they want to learn that day, checking out what interests them.

Of course, tip #4 was have a search feature on your blog, so that will help it be more navigable, too!

Suzannah's blogging tip #12: Make your blog easy to FIND.

cuteblogtitle.blogspot.com is fine when you first start out, but what if you shift your focus a little after you've been blogging a while?  What if you find your title is just too long?  What if you started with yourname.blogspot.com and now want your blog's name?  Consider this...

You can buy your own domain name for pretty cheap hosted through Google/Blogger/whatever, so you don't have to do any of the fancy work of switching it over.  And, with my domain for example, adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com redirects automatically to adventuresindressmaking.com, so anyone that had the old URL in their bookmarks or whatever can still get to it, no problem.  Having an easy-to-remember blog URL will make your blog easy for people to go to directly, tell their friends about, share in other ways, etc.  It's a win-win-win situation! ;)

So that's it for now! Hope you don't mind my friendly bits of advice, and best of luck blogging!

13 comments

  1. Thank you for these tips - I will definitely be better about blogging and linking and such. I'm still learning :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi there!
    Thank you for the tips! Some of them I'm already trying to use but even those are always good to read again and again to make sure they are not forgotten.

    Now I'm going to read the other posts on tips :)

    Tks!

    THE WORLD VIEWED FROM WHERE I AM
    http://worldviewedfromwhereiam.blogspot.pt/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks. I've been doing these things already so hopefully my blog starts to catch on more real soon.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for sharing! I've been reading your pieces of advice about blogging. I try to follow them but it it so hard for me to post more often :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Understandable! Like I said, do your best and if you can't post, be active in other ways!

      Delete
  6. Great tips! Frequent posting (although sometimes hard) really helps!

    Gina Michele
    Crochet Clouds

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It can be! It will help to get into a routine, or at least a routine for tweeting, commenting, and connecting with other blogs!

      Delete
  7. Love your blog! You comments have helped a lot

    I'm just now starting my own
    http://sunshinewhereveryougo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. thanks for the tips.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Good tips, I really need to start looking into things like this a bit more.
    Pippa x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for the tips. I usually comment more than I post on my blog (e.g. once a week). There are so many beautiful blogs out there that it's hard to make your own stand out.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great tips! I really need to start commenting on other blogs more often.

    ReplyDelete

Leaving a comment is easy, and I love to read them! No annoying word verification required. =)

© Create / Enjoy • Theme by Maira G.