A Great Appearance:
When I visit other blog sites the first thing I am captivated by is its appearance. I look at the colors, the layout and everything in between. No one like an overcrowded, uninviting blog. No matter how great your content is, if it’s difficult for me to navigate through your blog due to lack of structure I stop visiting. You also want to be sure that your readers/viewers aren’t bombarded with pop ups and music/random voices from ads making it difficult for them to read your content in peace.
A Domain Name:
If you’re serious about your blog then get it a domain name. The best investment that you could ever make. If you want to be taken seriously then, DUH purchase a domain.
“Your laziness is an insult to the people who believe in you.” – Source Unknown
I read the above quote scrolling through my Instagram the other day and it really hit hard. I am one of those women who is perfectly happy sleeping. I can sleep whenever, wherever all while feeling not an ounce of shame about it. I reevaluated the time I invested in my blog earlier this year. Was I half assing things? Was I actually taking the time to create quality content for my readers? Was I rushing through post, forgetting to proofread making it difficult to understand what was being said? (Still Queen of the typos.) I’ve learned that what you don’t see fit to invest in others will not. If you think it is okay to half ass things then how do you expect others to believe in what you don’t care about? God blesses us with a vision, but he will not magically give us what we do not work for. Be consistent, do the work!!!
Along with having links to your social sites clearly visible on your blog, you should have a great social media presence. Giving attention to your social sites is also key. You don’t have to drown your life in being active online, but consistency in this area is just as important as consistency on your actual blog. Be sure that you’re sharing positivity and light. Your overall appearance as a blogger is important. There’s a way to speak and be informative, but there is also a way to speak while sounding harsh and negative. What you’re saying and how you’re saying is crucial. Essentially your blog and social sites is your resume. It’s your introduction into the world. People are watching so be sure you’re being positive. By any means do not dim your light or attempt to be someone you are not.
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.