Saturday, November 14, 2009

Get Your Blog Just Right!

Today I'm going to share with you some of my tips to make the most of your blog and create the best one possible!

Tip 1- All About the White!
Use a white middled background! This is a must if you upload a lot of pictures on your blog! You won't get that "white outline" around any pictures because it will blend in with your own background. Now I do love color myself and have seen some successful colored background blog middles. But if you are new to blogging, save yourself the trouble and use an easy white middled background. The easiest way to achieve this is by selecting Blogger's Minima template. For a tutorial on this, click here.

Tip 2- Keep it Clean and Simple!
No one likes clutter! When people come to your blog, they want to be able to see where to go. Put some thought into "organizing" your blog. Where will things go? Are your sidebar items balanced visually? Put a horizontal menu navigation bar at the top of your blog to help your visitors navigate your blog. Check out a tutorial here. Make sidebar titles for all your "sections" in your blog. Oh, and don't have too much "stuff" on your blog! The more gadgets you have, the slower your loading page time will be. You can limit your posts per page to make your page load quicker!

Tip 3 - It's Okay to be YOUnique!
Your blog should reflect who you are! It's your home on the web. So make it yours! Make it stand out! If you're not sure what you like, check out other blogs that inspire you. Use them as an aid to create something that is you! Select a title. Put some effort into your header (at the top of your page). This is the first thing anyone sees when they visit you. Select a color palette and a theme. Your blog is your masterpiece! So beeee creative!

I hope these tips have answered some of the questions you have been asking! I'm off to create some more goodies :)


tealovecoffee said...

Nice tricks! Awesome blog :)

chien said...

Hi blog fairy! I am running a change in my blog and Im having your blog as a reference, I just wanna ask, how can I have the banners/ads on my sidebar resize into a smaller size just like what you have in your blog? It seems more organized to me that way. Message me back! :)

Thanks a lot!

cafay1 said...

Very nice blog! I like the tips and will remember and use them. Thanks for a great post. I will be following to check out more.

IJ said...

Very nice tips. These are awesome thoughts!

Teena said...

Hi blog fairy,
its really nice blog everytime i chkout your blog for new iteams,very nice mainted blog give tips to create blog.

adam said...

Thanks for this article. I learned from it.