Since my last post on "Newbie Blog Tools" was so popular with you all I have decided to go into the blogging subject further.
I think the subject line of this one will help a lot of bloggers not just newbies like myself!
Again these are the things that apply to me based on my interest so it will not apply to everyone but I hope it will at least help some of you.
First impressions are so important so I think having a template installed for you to get you started is very important. Quite often when I look at blogs I love the fresh look and it makes me want to browse further. Templates are cheap and you can pick one up on etsy easily which includes installation for blogger / wordpress. I am running a competition to win a template of your choice here if you are interested.
I really cannot stress how important photos are for a blog. Good quality photos on your blog will get you followers and the one thing that puts me off following a blog is if the photos are bad. Again I am no expert when it comes to photography but I am slowly learning through looking at other blogs that I love and seeing how they take their photos.
Your Writing Style
For me personally sometimes too much writing on a blog post I lose interest and quite often I just skim through it and focus on looking at the photos instead. There is a saying that a photo speaks a thousand words... My english grammar is rubbish and I will admit to it which is why I am focusing on taking great photos and let them speak instead!
Frequency Of Your Posts
I think consistency of your blog post is fairly important. Now I am not saying you should post daily since it's simply not possible as majority of us blog as a hobby. If you are someone that posts once a month you will easily be forgotten in my opinion... My personal preference is at least 2 posts a week minimum and take it from there... I certainly found consistency helped me greatly in building up followers.
If you are a lifestyle blogger like myself I think varying up your posts is important. I try and mix up my topics - beauty, fashion, my home, food and general lifestyle. So I wouldn't necessary write up 2 beauty posts in one week I try and mix it up a little. Again this is my personal preference and it seems to be going down well with my readers.