Anatomy of a Professional Blog
The status of a "Pro" Many new bloggers fail to recognize the differences between a professional and a blog that is amateur. Most of them buy a template without re-branding the style and appearance of the template to reflect the blog or by setting up the theme default and then done. If you want to believe that you are a professional blogger and not a "pretending pro" amateur, then you need to consider the most popular blog design guidelines that are not often considered by newbies but would certainly increase the quality of your blog and allow you to join the ranks of professionals who blog. A Professional Blog Structure Blog Logo There is a reason that amateur bloggers tend not to bother branding their blogs. It is likely that is because they are using their default "Text Title" logo for their blogs. If you are looking to distinguish your blog and stand out from the crowd, create the blog's logo. It's simple to do and doesn't require to hire a graphic designer to create your logo you, all you need is to search for an Icon which reflects what's on your blog or what your blog about Try adding some Text Beside it or something such as changing the color of the icon and voila! You now have your own brand for your blog. Blogger Theme Color When you design your blog, make sure you choose the color scheme that your blog will use, You are familiar with Facebook? (Of Of) even though Facebook isn't a blog, however it can give you an idea regarding how a theme's color affects the professionalism or look of the blog or site. Consider making at minimum two color options that represent your blog's theme, for instance when your blog is about nature, why not choose an overall theme color that is green and yellow green? it can greatly affect your blog's "look" and the "feel" of your blog. visit:- Blog Favicon Alongside having a unique Blog Logo and a color for your blog's theme, you should also consider having a custom Favicon to your Blog, A Favicon is a small web or blog icon that is displayed in the address bar of a web browser's address and tab bar, it'll definitely enhance your blog's professionalism Post Titles Arrangements This is true for your blog's title and for post titles. This is a common omission that new bloggers tend to commit. Why? because when users are searching for information they are seeking specific keywords you could have written on your blog. This is not the name of your blog. This can make a massive difference to your blog's professionalism as well as search engine optimization. Template Default Icons If you're trying to install a pre-made blog template onto your blog, regardless of whether it's an existing blogger template or WordPress theme, if it includes some pre-set icons with it. Chances are that the blog templates you are using have been also used by a lot of other bloggers for their blogs, especially if the template is a template that is popular and this makes your blog more popular to the reader's eye, if you want to brand your website and look appear professional then you should try changing those default icons to another icon that is similar to it and have the same size. RSS News feed Subscription Always have an RSS Newsfeed subscription option or button for your blog, it lets your readers get connected and updated about your posts or articles, if you would like to have an RSS news feed for your blog, you can use, it offers a free RSS content management. Social Bookmarking Widgets If you want your blog to be dynamic, "talk of the town", and to be more professional, then you could consider adding Social Bookmarking Widgets that include Facebook Like, Tweeter Retweet as well Google's Buzz This to your blog's articles. These widgets will let your blog have an edge in the fierce competition of the Blogosphere, there are plenty of free Social Bookmarking Services out there like Addthis, ShareThis, and AddToAny. Clean up pieces of clutter Being simple and clean does create a professional blog, always try to arrange or clear elements, widgets, links as well as images you have on your site so that it will not look as cluttered and amateur. Also do not use or place numerous elements on your website. widgets require JavaScript from other sites, and when the server is down, it can delay the loading of your blog and make it slower. Image Sizes When you add images to your blog, it's more attractive and professional to have the same dimensions of the images. For instance, Main images for posts are 350x350 pixels on size and advertisements images on the sidebar would be 250x250 pixels. It will ensure that your blog looks neat and more attractive than one with scrambled images dimensions that they have inserted onto their website. Conclusion In conclusion, if wish to be seen by others as an expert blogger, you should first consider your own blog's professionalism There are many who claim to be someone who does not think about what they actually are, and if you'd do the same on just telling something that does not reflect you, then you shouldn't be considered an "Professional Blogger".

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