Have you already completed your spring cleaning around your home? Then it is time to turn some attention to your blog. Here are 7 ways to spruce up your blog. While you do not need to completely revamp your blog, you do need to change things up a little. To help you get inspired, check out some of our ideas below.
Is your banner feeling tired? Could your sidebar us a little more punch? Invest a little money into this task and have a professional create new graphics for your blog. This will give readers a new experience while keeping the best parts of your blog.
If you have not already done this, now is the time. This small change will revolutionize the way your readers connect with you and with each other. All you need is a simple plugin to allow threaded comments on your blog.
Now, don’t go too crazy with this, as it could frustrate your readers. But take a chance and move a few items around on your blog, such as changing the order of your sidebar or the navigation at the top of your page. This is a small change that makes a big difference.
What keywords are you currently targeting? If that are still working for you, keep them, but add others. And if they are not working as well as they once did, it is time to make a change. Keywords that deliver the returns you need will change as time goes by and trends within your niche change.
Now don’t take this to mean you need to change the focus of your blog. Rather, you can introduce this new theme in small doses, say with a special Thursday theme. This helps to break up the monotony and makes your blog feel new to long-time readers.
Words are great, but the internet is visual, and becoming more so as time goes by. In addition to your standard posts, try to work in more photo stories that will catch the attention of even the busiest reader.
What was old is new again. For a while back in the early aughts, podcasts were very popular. Then, interest in them slowly died down. Now, with viral podcasts inundating Facebook feeds and casual conversation, they are big once more. Embrace this by integrating a podcast with your blog.
Do you have some ideas for sprucing up blogs? Share them with us!