As you can see from these two examples, a little goes a very long way yall!
Tip #2: Brand your blog post graphics
Yeppers —– > brand those graphics peeps!
What does branding a blog graphic entail? Here is a running list of criteria that I use to brand my blog graphics:
Using color schemes that complement your blog. If you have a blog that has purple in the design, then consider adding a hint of purple somewhere in your blog post graphics to keep things consistent.
Using complimentary fonts in your blog post graphics. Please peeps…don't try to go overboard with the fonts. It's just too much. Try keeping your fonts at a minimumof 2-3 in your graphics.
Brand each graphic with your blog's URL. You will want to get in the habit of doing this so that when someone comes across your blog graphics online, they will know who the graphic belongs to.
Try to keep the design of your blog graphics consistent. This is one of the mistakes that I see a lotttt of blog owners make. A different blog graphic for this post…then another one for this post. This causes brand confusion. Sooo…at all costs, try keeping your blog post graphic uniform for all of your content.
Here is a screenshot of my current blog post graphics….
Tip #3: Declutter your blog with unnecessary stuff
Have you experienced this before?
You visit someone's blog trying to read a blog post they've written.
As soon as you get to the blog you are bombarded with all kinds of advertisements, pop ups and etc?
I understand that there are a lot of people trying to monetize their sites with advertisements. There is nothing wrong with this…
But ad's popping up all over the place takes away from the visitor's experience. There is nothing more distracting and frustrating than trying to read a blog post with stuff popping up everywhere.
Make it Easy for your readers to find what they are looking for
Create "content" that is flattering and…
Add conversion points that grab attention and encourage your visitors to subscribe to your blog
The goal with removing unnecessary stuffage from your blog is to give your visitors a clear path that they can take to find what they are looking for.
Clutter and confusing designs lead to inability to take action. You my friend want to encourage your visitors to take action on your site.
The folks over at Metta do an excellent job of using whitespace and minimal design on their website.
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