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Saturday, 12 July 2014

5 simple ways to improve a blog

Hola lovelies!

Today I'm writing something different. Do you remember my "7 things I learnt while blogging" post? Apparently, plenty of people really enjoyed that post so I thought I would write a post on simple ways for new bloggers to improve their blogs.

I would like to take the chance to say that I am by no means an expert or something, like I don't have the source of wisdom, I just wanted to share some tips that have worked for me so far!

1. Make your blog readable. Clean layouts work best - I've noticed that. If you've been following me for at least two months, you probably have noticed that I changed my layout at least 3 times. I decided to stay with this one until I create a new one I like more, but I like it. MIND YOU: by clean I don't mean black and white, I mean just keep it simple, minimalist, but use colours if you want!

2. No comment verification. Although I'm not THAT radical, I know people dislike with so much passion those comment verifications that it stops them from commenting other blogs! I know that the biggest reason is because they don't know how to take it off (you just go to settings > comments on your blogger dashboard) but I think that helps people comment more... yes, some people are just that lazy.

3. Bigger is better. And by that I mean, BIG PICTURES ARE GREAT! And if they fit your blog area, that's great, keep on the good job. You don't have to take 15 pictures of the same lipstick, maybe 3 detailed pictures is enough!

4. Connect. I think it's obvious for a blog if the blogger doesn't connect with readers and his/her presence isn't visible in social media. Yes, that's basically it: be a social media geek. Join the blogchats #bblogers #fbloggers on Twitter, use Instagram, use everything! Blogging isn't fun if we don't connect with other bloggers!

5. Don't stop. Blogging takes time. Your latest post will never be like your first post, and you will always improve. Just try to blog weekly so your followers don't lose interest.

And that's it! Simple 5 tips I'd like to share with you. If you'd change something, or you'd add something else, say it in the comments! 

I would like to take this chance to tell you that I've been nominated in the GET NOTICED BLOG AWARDS as the Quirkiest Blog so... thank you! That's an interesting category. If you'd like to vote me and get to know a big bunch of awesome bloggers, you should click here!


  1. Thanks so much for the tips!


  2. Great post so helpful!!


  3. Very helpful tips carina! Thank you for sharing!


  4. thanks for the tips! I also agree with point no. 2 :)


  5. Yay! your tips are useful and can be applied <3 love all of your blog's stuffs <3
    you've just got new follower on GFC bdw :)


  6. This is so helpful! Thank you so much!! I just followed your blog on GFC! Would love if you check out my blog and give it a kind follow:) cute blog xx http://www.fashionatitsfall.com

  7. this was really helpful. Thank you for the tips. I've recently joined and it would mean a lot if you could check out my blog! Thanks! :)
    Sneha :) xx

  8. This is so helpful , thank you so much


  9. Thank you for the tips, I'll def apply them to my blog :)



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