What Can Separate Your Blog or Pumpkin From Another?
The past few weeks I have been reading lots of blogs and after a while they all seemed to look alike. I had been to the supermarket and took a picture of these pumpkins because it seemed so early to have them out and ready for sale.
They all looked alike too and if I was going to purchase one would not be able to decide which one to choose.
It was the same for the blogs I had visited. Which blog do I comment one? Which blog do I share?
I thought maybe by labeling the pumpkins with letters it would make a difference. What can you do to separate your blog from other blogs today?It was the same for the blogs I had visited. Which blog do I comment one? Which blog do I share? #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
Here are some ways you may get creative with your blog:
- Take your own pictures – Since we always have our mobile devices with us. Why not use your phone or camera? You may never know what will catch you eye and turn into a post. People love images and are drawn to them on blog posts.
- Take a video – People today love watching videos. It will add another element to your blog post.
- Create your own graphics – Henneke from Enchanting Marketing does this best today. If you haven’t visited her blog, do check it out. Her images are so popular she now has a coffee mug line!
Be Generous with White Space
Please use white space on your posts. How many times have I visited a blog and everything is clumped together with no white space or images?
I do not stay around long enough to read it – never mind to comment. Sometimes not even the reading glasses or bi-focal contacts can help me read your blog. Make it easy on your readers!Sometimes not even the reading glasses or bi-focal contacts can help me read your blog. #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
Do Away with Ads Everywhere
I’ve been in the ad business for over 30 years. I know ads can pay the bills. But if you overuse them on your blog they will turn off readers and become ineffective.
Have you ever visited a website on your mobile device to find that you could not even read the blog post? Yes, that can happen when you have too many ads or pop-ups.
Always check yours on your mobile phone. You might be surprised at what you find!
Use an Inviting Headline
Something that draws others in. Others who are great at this draw people right into their blog. When they share on social media sites it draws more attention to their latest post.
You spend so much time writing it, why not spend a little more time on your own headline?
To make those pumpkins look different from one another you could get creative with cloth and markers to make them look really unique. A few years ago I had bought a New England Patriots Pumpkin.
Wish I knew where that picture was now. Seems every year people are getting more creative with their pumpkins!
Write with Finese to Separate Your Blog from Others
Sue-Ann Bubacz talks about this in her blog post “Why you need to be blogging with finese.” Instead of letting it all hang out use some finese to your blog to life. Don’t let your posts need a lifeline to be read and commented on. Reveal a little about yourself in each of your posts going forward. See how it can make a difference with your readers.Reveal a little about yourself in each of your posts going forward. #bloggingtips Click To Tweet
What do you like to see that separates one blog or pumpkin from another?
Post updated 10/12/19.