These 8 Things Will Help You To Make Your Blog Better

There are important things that every blogger should consider — the types of things that will make their blog stand out in the blogosphere.

Hey, I know that I have piqued your curiosity with this title. So, without further ado, it is time to find out what those important things are.

1.) Being In Love With The Blogging Process

Dear friend, it really makes no sense of engaging yourself in blogging if you lack the passion for it.

Why?

Because if you lack the passion for blogging, the entire blogging process would end up feeling like a severe form of punishment.

People who are in love with the blogging process usually stick with their blogs (They are known to fill their blogs with the types of blog posts that they love on a regular basis).

So, for your sake, I hope that you are in love with the blogging process.

2.) Creating A Friendly Atmosphere

Creating a friendly atmosphere will make your blog better. As a matter of fact, a blog with a friendly atmosphere encourages people:

  • To bravely share their thoughts based on a topic that they read (This has to do with the fact that they are not intimidated by the owner of the blog).
  • To interact with each other via the comments section.
  • To pay frequent visits to the blog that has a friendly atmosphere.

Does your blog exude a high level of friendliness?

3.) Proofreading Your Content

I can never stress enough about the importance of proofreading your content before pressing the Publish button.

One of the worst (and highly regrettable) things that any blogger can do is to publish a blog post that contains typographical and grammatical errors.

Unfortunately, some of the personal bloggers are not fully committed to proofreading their blog posts (They take the proofreading process for granted because they believe that their blog posts will be seen by no one or a very small percentage of people).

Whereas, business-related bloggers go out of their way to make sure that their blog posts are devoid of any typographical or grammatical errors (They know for a fact that their blog posts would be perused by a large percentage of people).

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that all bloggers should take the proofreading process seriously (It is not something that only professional bloggers should do).

4.) Creating An “About” Page For Your Blog

A lot of personal bloggers are guilty of not creating an About page for their blogs.

An About page is an important section of one’s blog because it provides the reader with information about themself and information that pertains to what their blog is all about.

Now, personal bloggers are in no way obligated to provide their phone numbers or are obligated to mention their address on their blog’s About page.

However, personal bloggers can provide a moderate amount of information.

What you choose to reveal on your About page is entirely up to you.

One of the things that I like to do before following a blogger is to check out their blog’s About page.

5.) Crafting An Eye-Catching Headline

It is no secret that your headlines have a lot to do with people reading (or not reading) your blog posts.

If it attracts their attention, they will end up reading your blog posts.

And, if the headlines fail to attract their attention, they will not bother to read your blog posts.

Corey Wainwright’s article, How to Write Catchy Headlines and Blog Titles Your Readers Can’t Resist, is a must-read for any blogger who has a keen interest in creating eye-catching headlines for their blog posts.

Are the headlines for your blog posts attention-grabbing?

6.) Using A Clutter-Free Design

The last thing that any blogger wants is for their readers to be distracted by the theme that they have chosen for their blog or for their readers to be distracted by their blog’s layout.

I have seen my fair share of blogs with cluttered sidebars.

It is okay to have the following things included in your blog’s sidebar:

  • Your list of categories.
  • Your blog’s archives.
  • Your subscription or follow widget.

As a matter of fact, you are free to add anything to your blog’s sidebar (The important thing is not to go overboard by adding everything that you can think of).

Or you can follow my path — a path that involves not using any sidebar with your blog.

Some of you are probably thinking, “Renard, why is it that you do not use sidebars?”

I do not use sidebars with my blog because it has a much cleaner look without them; it helps the reader to focus solely on my blog posts.

Also, the mobile version of blogging themes does not use sidebars.

I enjoy keeping things simple and I am a firm believer in always using a clutter-free design.

I would also like to state for the record, that using a sidebar on one’s blog (or not using a sidebar on one’s blog) is optional.

7.) Allowing Your Personality To Shine Like The Sun On A Hot Day

Blog posts that are devoid of the blogger’s personality are boring to read.

We are not emotionless robots; we are human beings.

Therefore, allowing our personality to shine via our writing should be encouraged (It makes our writing appear more interesting in the eyes of the reader).

Do you ever allow your personality to shine via your blog posts?

8.) Creating Your Own Images For Your Blog

Creating images for your blog adds that personal touch to it.

Guess what?

Creating images for your blog saves a lot of time too!

There are those moments when you will spend a lot of your time looking for the right image for your blog on those free stock photo sites and come up empty-handed (Ironically, you could have spent way less time creating your own image).

Luckily, for you and I, there are websites that can help greatly in the area of creating unique-looking graphical designs for our blog; such as:

Have you created any images for your own blog?

Final Thoughts

Every blogger should strive to make their blog better; they can accomplish that goal of theirs by:

  • Being in love with the blogging process.
  • Creating a friendly atmosphere.
  • Proofreading their content.
  • Creating an About page for their own blog.
  • Crafting an eye-catching headline.
  • Using a clutter-free design.
  • Allowing their personality to shine like the Sun on a hot day.
  • Creating their own images for their blog.

You are more than welcome to share the link to this blog post via your favourite social media accounts (The newcomers to blogging will certainly find this information helpful).

And, I hereby invite you to follow Renard’s World.

Thank you for reading!

128 thoughts on “These 8 Things Will Help You To Make Your Blog Better

  1. Hi Renard, great advice! Even after I proof mine with Grammarly I still find errors from time to time. It’s unavoidable. If I waited until I proofed it several times I would never hit the publish button. You can also edit after it’s published too. I don’t want to see new bloggers so afraid of this one thing.
    You do have to love the blogging process to continue to blog month after month, year after year. I also agree with a clutter-free design. If the site is overloaded with ads and images I tend not to read or if the content is written like war and peace, another reason to go somewhere else. Excellent points Renard!

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  2. Can I just say how much I loved this post Renard? So many things you touched upon here ring true, and for a moment I was panicking about not having an “About Me” page, then I remembered that I created one, so I can breathe a sigh of relief there. Canva is a dream, and I’ve been creating new header images for all of my posts because they really do deserve better. Free images from sources like Pixabay are great, but to be honest, the free vs premium photo quality really does show. Personally, I do use categories but I did thin them down quite dramatically about a week ago. I decided that 34 categories might have been a touch ambitious. it’s always a pleasure to pop by and read your posts 🙂

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  3. Thanks Renard! Falling in love with the blogging process has been almost an unexpected surprise for me. I started blogging for practical reasons but have discovered I actually love it and just want to produce well written, relevant content, regardless of how well it does. Merry Christmas 😊

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    1. 🙂 You are welcome, Josh.

      It is nice to know that you are in love with blogging and that you are the kind of person who has a strong desire to produce content that is well-written and relevant.

      May you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. Thank you Renard for the guidance.
    #1. No purpose served if one blogs just for the sake of blogging.
    #2 . If one fights or arugue with each other….again no purpose served.Results in each blocking the other!
    #3.Proof reading- non English speaking people are at a disadvantage.Its ok .Non English speaking people need not feel inferior.
    #4. About page- sorry to say majority of the blogs I come across … don’t have anything written about the authour.May be they wish to be anonymous.Atleast they can have a pseudoname.
    #5.catchy headlines- May be it’s a God given gift??
    #6.clutter free design- goes with bloggers taste.
    #7.personalities are unique character which defines one.Hopefully people express without inhibition.
    #8. creating your own image- depends on how much time one is willing to spend.

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  5. Hello, Renard! This was another helpful post!I really enjoy reading your blog posts and your blog design is cool. I read your older posts as well but I don’t know why I can’t comment on them. Is it some sort of glitch? Also, I had another question. On top of some free WordPress.com websites, there is a bar which directs to “Create a blog or website on WordPress.com” but I don’t see it on some blogs including yours. Do I need more followers to remove that bar?
    Best regards, Esdi.

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    1. 🙂 Hi Esdi, I am pleased to know that you found this post helpful.

      I am quite happy to learn that you enjoy reading my blog posts and that you think that the design of my blog is cool.

      The reason why you are unable to comment on some of my older blog posts is that comments are set to be closed 21 days after the blog post has been published.

      I really do not know the reason why you did not see the bar that states, “Create a blog or website on WordPress.com,” on my blog. It may have something to do with the page not loading fully.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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      1. Oo! Thank you for clarifying. I loved your posts on social media and blogging. Particularly the one where you alerted about content scrapers on WordPress. It made me aware to remind my readers that my content is copyrighted. Thank you for your advice.
        But the bar “Create a blog…” doesn’t appear on some other free plan blogs as well. Maybe it’s removed if you get more followers.

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  6. Thank you for this advice. I am new to blogging I have only made two posts and only created an account about two day’s ago. I have not fully grasped the concept of how to take care of my site to make it that others want to read my posts. I now know I should write in the about section. I was unaware that there even was a section but it is important.

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  7. Thank you for your advice.Renard
    Yes, I insert one or sometimes two images in my blog posts. They are from online, from pictures I take myself, from postcards, and pictures from picture books. To edit images, I mostly use Word and Paint. I save the Word-document as well, in case I like to make changes. That way, I don’t have to start all over again.
    When doing so, I save the file anew. under another name or I use a sequence number

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  8. Love this post! I definitely have to do more of number 5 and number 6, and sometimes, I am guilty of not doing number 3 very well 😂 Awesome content Renard! So much to learn from you!!

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  9. Great tips … Thanks.
    “One of the things that I like to do before following a blogger is to check out their blog’s About page.” Good you mentioned that – I do too.
    Happy and safe holidays to you.

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        1. 🙂 Bloggers can earn an income by doing the following things:

          • Monetizing their blogs.

          • Involving themselves in affiliate marketing.

          • Creating online courses and workshops.

          • Creating an eBook.

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  10. Thank you for the advice! I recently started blogging and i am confused where i am going wrong. I barely get any views even though im promoting it on all sorts of social site. Anyone reading this comment please do check out my blog page. Thank you ❤️

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  11. Hey Renard,
    Thank you for such a useful post. The tips you’ve shared can help newbies as well as seasoned bloggers.

    My personal favourite is #7. I believe blogging is all about sharing your personal spin on things. After all, if you blog on any popular niche or topic, you’re obviously not the only one. More likely there are millions doing the same. So what sets you apart?

    You. Your personality, and that’s how readers connect to you. And that’s what makes your blog so fun to read!

    I’ve followed you and will definitely share this post (and future ones) via social media.

    Happy holidays!
    Adam

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  12. These are all really good tips! I used to proof read my own content but found that some mistakes still slipped through the cracks. Now I use grammarly and that helps alot! I think writing is the fun part and proof reading is really boring, so that’s something other bloggers often recommend.

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  13. I am so happy to have followed you. Thought I knew all about blogging until I read your articles. Keep up the hard work!

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    1. 🤔 In all honesty, blogging in a successful manner is not at all that difficult to do.

      I recommend learning the basics of blogging at your own pace.

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    1. 🙂 You are most welcome.

      There is lots of information about blogging on this blog of mine; which can be located via the “Related” posts or the “Archives” widget.

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