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.
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”.
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 increase 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.
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.