Everyone wants the maximum number of visitors to their blog as possible. The blog writer has information they want to share and there are people out there who want to read it. How is a great blog designed? Below I will give you some helpful and easy tips to improve the design of your blog and increase your number of readers.
First of all, consider what information you want share with your readers. Are you discussing parenting, medical advice, cleaning or relationships? Choose a main focal point so the reader knows what type of blog they have stumbled upon.
Don’t clutter the page with numerous links and choices. Blog readers tend to decide pretty quickly if they intend to stay and read your blog or move on. They certainly do not want to be assaulted by pop up ads and several choices, not knowing where to click.
Make the navigation simple to use. Readers do not want to have to study the page to figure out how to get what they want. A lot of people use a content slider for WordPress to promote what their best articles are. Most people that are choosing to read something online are on limited schedules and want instant gratification.
Choose a style that appears professional yet highlights the area you are focusing on. This would assist the reader in being able to make an immediate decision on if your blog is something for them or not.
Your blog should load quickly and cleanly. Readers get annoyed and lose interest if the page is cluttered with unnecessary content such as calendars, counters and excess images. These items also decrease the speed that the page loads. So keeping it simple and clean is best.
When setting up your blog design and choosing a style and colors, make sure the page is readable. There is nothing more frustrating than finding an interesting topic to read and yet by the time you’re done you have a raging migraine from the eye strain. Choose simple colors that aren’t too bright. And make sure the text is simple to read and stands out clearly from the background color.
You want your blog to stand out from others. It could be something as simple as using your favorite color on a header for every page they navigate to. At the same time you don’t want to use something offensive or too bold that will turn the reader off.
The biggest tip I can give you is to research! Research other blogs that are successful and see what types of designs are being used. You certainly do not want to copy or imitate another blogger but learn from others and see what works and what doesn’t. Make it yours and make it unique. Good luck bloggers!