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18
Jan

Make-over to my blog: Done… Ready to welcome the 500th follower

I’ve changed my blog theme and still trying to understand how it works. Right now count shows 499 followers and I am ready to welcome the 500th 🙂

So far, I’ve spent 5 hours to get it ready. I’ve never spent 5 hours for a makeover in my life and that’s how much I love my blog 🙂

In time, I hope I will figure out the features of this theme template.

Love,

Alex

12
Jan

5 easy tips for an engaging “about” page on your wordpress blog

Here are the tips to make your about page more attractive & engaging to your target audience.

Note that attractive does not mean a marketing strategy. We are not selling anything. It is something you give to your audience to relate with you and your blog.

1. Show your authentic true self:

Who are you really? What are you doing on earth? What is it like to be you?

Remember that who you are before what is it about. Author is everything in a blog. Let the audience relate with you first, then your blog.

yinyang - Copy2. Give juicy details about your dark side

This is not FB so you can freely express yourself and get out of the shiny happy person image (Sorry R.E.M.)

Deepest desires, worst habits, lost hopes can be shared without any fear of judgement. Note that, I am not saying the content should be all about negative things. It should be though about the Yin as well as Yang of yourself. Show both your dark and the bright sides.

3. Clear up your mind about your purpose of writing

You do not have to do this on the first day, but it will become more clear in time. In some about pages, I get lost. You don’t want your readers to get lost. In time, clear up the unnecessary and come up with your neat, to the point purpose of writing.

4. Put some biographical information

Age, gender, location whatever you want to share. You do not have to share every detail of course but give your audience a little information about yourself so they can imagine you in front of them having a face-to-face conversation while they read your posts.

feet - Copy5. Put one photo of you or something depicting you as a person

It does not have to show your face, it could be anything like your hand writing a blog post for example.

Note that, putting many photos of your daily life is another distraction. You can share those moments with posts. About page should include 1 simple photo.

Just please do not put cat/flower/sunset/snowman pictures on about section. You do not have to show yourself but you may want to give an idea of yourself and you as a person.

Bad example:

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Good examples:

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Happy blogging 🙂

Alex

12
Jan

About keeping your blog updated

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If you want your followers to keep up with you, posting once week will not do the trick.

If you are a perfectionist and revise your blogs 10 times before posting, you can try a 3 step plan:

1. Update your followers daily about what you are working on

2. Share finished parts of your post daily instead of a long post every week.

3. Post now revise later. Post something and then you can make editing, revisions etc.

Bonus: You can also make a category like this for your updates
Here is an update example about one of my goals of 1 year. Do not wait 1 year to share your progress, share them as they become “some progress”.

12
Jan

Tips for Photography bloggers

1. Introduce yourself with photo challenges. Attend to other blogger’s challenges or create one for your followers.

2. Develop a photo challenge into a voting area. Create a gallery and send the link to people who are interested in photography. Every week change your theme photo according to the viewers opinions/votes.

3. Crave yourself for feedback not only about technical issues, but also about how people feel when they look at the photo you’ve taken.

4. Use a portfolio theme instead of diary style blog theme. This will make your blog more acceptable for photography lovers, aka your audience.

These tips will both iphotoblog - Copyncrease traffic and consistency of your commitment to your blog.

You can use my ideas freely. Also I recommend this for further reading about tips on serious blogging.

Love,
Alex

11
Jan

3 Keys for serious blogging: Honesty, Originality, Consistency

The best strategy for a blogger is to find an original voice of oneself.
Most people in FB or twitter are tired of virtual self-ads of pathetic offline lives of people.

Here in WordPress, we have the chance to tell our darkest thoughts, most childish desires, selfish wishes without being judged or criticized by a know-it-all, whom we have a lot in our lives already.

Here are the 3 keys for blogging:

1. Honesty: It is more than a “be yourself” thing, as we think we are being ourselves in our daily lives too. Yes, we think, but when you look deeper, we are just playing our roles in life, as a parent, student, businessman, boss, employee, neighbor etc.

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