Top banner. You can add a nice banner on the homepage of your blog. To me it makes it more fun and it gives your visitors a general idea what your blog is about. For instance my blog name is LynSire so I made that in black and big font to make it stand out. Then as a subheading I added ‘Beauty • Hauls • Outfits’. This gives my viewers a brief glimpse of what to expect from my blog. To personalize your title you can either use Photoshop, PicMonkey, and I recently discovered Pixlr. You can use any of these editors to personalize your banner to your liking and add it to your blog. Once your have your banner ready go to: Layout > in the ‘header’ section click ‘edit’. Here you will see the section ‘Image’ and you browse for the image you will upload and in ‘Placement’ I selected ‘Instead of title and description’ So that only my banner is displayed. You can play around with the settings to see which one you like best.
After you click ‘Save’ you will have something similar to this on your home page….
Giveaways. Want to give back to your viewers? Host a giveaway!! This is a great way to interact with them and thank them for supporting you! This is also a great way to gain new subscribers. Depending what you blog is about you want to give back something your viewers will like. For instance if your blog is about fashion you can giveaway a pair of heels or a beautiful purse. If your blog is about beauty then maybe host a giveaway of makeup items. I get so much satisfaction from giving away to others. To run a giveaway you can use Gleam or Rafflecopter and it makes the whole process a breeze. With these sites it makes it super easy to manage any giveaway.
‘Undo’ when everything gets erased. Has it ever happened to you that your writing a long blog post and suddenly everything disappears?! Everything gets erased and you think everything is gone but don’t worry, there’s a quick way to get everything back. You will basically Undo like if you were using Word with a keyboard shortcut. To Undo press on your keyboard Ctrl + Z and in case you need to Redo use Ctrl + Y. That’s it! Very quick and simple! So don’t panic 😉
So that’s it for this 5 blogging tips! I hope you have enjoyed these tips and remember you can find more blogging tips in Part 1 and 2!
Thanks for reading and until next time! 🙂