3 Brilliant Steps Towards A More Professional Blog


While you probably first got into blogging just for the love of it, you may be wondering how to make your blog come off a little bit more professional. Obviously, you’re not going to get far if you don’t have a passion for what you’re doing. However, I totally get the drive to inject some professionalism into your blog! Here are some of my biggest pointers for accomplishing this.

The first thing you should be looking to improve is, of course, your blogging. Your ability to communicate and write in a personable writing style is one of the biggest factors to your overall success. After all, this is what’s going to bring people back to your feed again and again. A good way to judge your writing style is to look at something you’ve written a few months ago, and try to read it as someone who knows nothing about you and your blog. Imagine you’re sitting in a room with someone, and they’re talking to you using the exact words and phrasing that you’ve used. If it comes off as stunted and artificial, then try to pin down exactly what the issue is. Anything creative is a learning curve, and you should be striving to make each post a little more entertaining, fluent and personable than the last one.

Next is your blog's design. After the actual content of your blog, this is probably the most significant thing which will make your blog come off either professional or unprofessional. I’m sure you can think of at least a few blogs that look more professional than yours. Open them in another tab, and compare your blog's design to theirs. Sometimes adding a little professionalism to your blog is as simple as changing the font or the color scheme of your current site. Obviously, if you’re not all that experienced with web development and design, knowing the first step towards a more professional-looking blog can be a little difficult. Try reading some good web design blogs or look into training programs like Training Connections Javascript training classes.

Lastly, network and seek for inspiration. I’m sure you read a number of blogs, many of them that are a lot more popular than mine, but never bothered reaching out to their authors. If you carry on like this, you’re going to miss out on the biggest and best knowledge base you could have access to!

Sure, it might feel a bit rude or awkward reaching out to successful bloggers for the first time. However, while I can’t make any promises, it’s safe to assume that they’re nice people and are more than willing to answer your questions. Say what you like about their writing or their blog and ask whatever you want to know! You'll probably find that they are more than happy to help you out!

I have received a couple of questions about my blog design through Twitter too and I've always been happy to answer them. So don't be afraid to reach out to other bloggers, because they can give you many pointers on how to be more professional or warn you about some of the biggest mistakes they have made back when they were in your position.


Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

14 comments

  1. These are such great tips! I was always so intimidated to reach out to successful bloggers, but once I did, I realized they're just like me and are more than willing to answer a question you have for them!

    Carrie | http://carrieelise.com/

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    1. I know right! In my opinion, successful bloggers are generally all super nice people, because lets face it, they wouldn't be that popular if they weren't haha! :D

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  2. This blog post is really good dear :) I love blogging and I try to do my best ! At the start of the year I improve my blog with a good layout and this can make a huuuge difference ! xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. I'm glad to hear you liked this post! And I agree, layout is definitely very important for bloggers! :)

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  3. Great tips, your blog is definitely heading this way and I can't wait to read more and see more!!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Aww, I'm very happy to hear you think so! :)

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  4. I love this post. I completely agree , I love when someones writing can grasp my attention and you did exactly that! Great informative read hun, I always love posts about improving my blog.

    Stacey White
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this post! I love reading blogging tips from other bloggers too! :)

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  5. Good post, definitely will reach out to successful bloggers just to learn a thing or two from them.I'm a new blogger so the more help I get, the better :)

    Http://Mapolo.style

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    1. Connecting with other bloggers is always a good idea! :)

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  6. These are really good tips! I definitely find that looking back at my posts from a year or two ago (which i have since deleted because they were so awful) that my writing style completely changed, and I hope for the better! I think you just have to keep improving things as you go, and eventually you'll reach a point where you like the look and feel of your blog.

    http://online-elle.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. It can definitely take some time to develope your own writing style, but once you do, it will bring people back to your blog again and again. :)

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  7. I love your blog! This post deff helps. Do you have any tips as far as designing? What programs can we use for thumbnails?

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    MoreSpoons.com

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    1. I think Adobe Photoshop is definitely the best program out there to use for blog design & thumbnails. :)

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