Make your blog stand out!



Hi all!!! Since here at Design It Chic we're putting our blogs in the check-up spot, today we'll focus our attention over how to make your blog bling through:)
There's a lot of blogs out there that are new to the blogging community, they have great content, yet somehow they don't manage to break through. Well besides a lot of SEO tricks and decluttering tips, blog design and other easy HTML tutorials, there's also this thing called branding your blog.

So today's topic will be just that: how to make your blog stand out!

1. There's many ways you can attract attention, but the best way to do it is "Spiderwebthinking": you need to think in layers strong enough to be able to repeat symmetrically but always be new and sticky. So the first step in being a pro' blogger is to be consistent! If you blog just here and there, that's just fine, but if you really want to step up a notch you need to post at least 3-4 times a week. There are also blogs that post 2-3 times a day, which is good, but if you're just now building up, without the proper SEO customization and good content, there's hardly any point in that. So if you want to have a steady and meaningful growth over the bloggiland, you need to remain consistent!


2. Besides the design elements that make you unique, the next important branding tool for your blog is your voice. There's a lot of good content over the internet, but what draws you to read a certain blog over another? Isn't it the way the content is served back to you? I think so! It doesn't matter whether you're sarcastic and funny, or serious and profound, you gotta find your voice and follow it! Your audience will shortly follow up with you if they feel like you're exposing who you are through your content or the way you flip it back to them.


3. Another great branding stratagem is helping your readers understand abstract concepts! So for instance if working with coupons is what you do since the-bad-haircut-highschool-days, you need to remember there's also Betty-the-geeky-chick who has no clue what CRT or FAR means.(and just for the record i just Googled these terms and seems like they mean..CRT=Cash register tape ; FAR=Free After Rebate... i admit i suck at this:) So next time you're talking about concepts that seem normal to you, make sure you translate those into "regular-language" so everybody can understand:)

4. To push the blog brand even further, create your own new concept and give it a catchy name! For instance if you're a recipe blog, you can come up with the concept of let's say each recipe you try you gotta make it your own by adding at least 3 new ingredients that moves the taste to a whole other level. You can name that "the 3 scoops". Your readership, may get infected with the catchy name and use the term outside your blog, and who knows, you may become contagious:) So next time you're directing a new blogging scene, make sure you stamp that concept with a catchy etiquette.


5. The last but not the least branding secret is to create a unique way of saying old stories new! It's true that there's few things that can be totally new to your readers, so nobody asks you to reinvent the wheel, but can you at least pimp the wheel(i just had a blackout moment with a pimp my bicycle kind of show :P)
I mean, for example, there's many book review blogs out there, but what if one of them would review the book from the main character's point of view? Wouldn't that be interesting?? It would be to me.. and it would more likely make me read that blog over another one:)

Well I guess that's it for today! Hope it helped!
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55 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

You have such a great posts,sweetie
Kisses

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY later on today :) Hope you will join in :)

MIDWEST MAMA said...

Thank you for the great tips! I plan on using atleast a few of them on my tiny but growing blog. There is SO much to learn in this blog world and it is nice to have someone giving a little direction. THanks!

Emma's Lunch said...

thanks for this, its really helpful!

Rachel R. said...

New follower from the Wednesday blog hop. I'm just starting out with my blog and your site it is very helpful - I've bookmarked it and will check back!

Please consider following me back:

http://rachelsgiveaways.blogspot.com

Teresa Choplin said...

I'm here from the Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, please follow me back. I am new so please be patient with me, Thanks
http://www.nontypicalmom.com/

Lise said...

following you back :)

Shel said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by (from Welcome Wednesday), and for the follow. Great blog! I will definitely check out the tips and tutorials on here :)

The Balch Bunch said...

THANK YOU!! Also, I am now a NEW follower of your blog! Thanks for the comment! This is so fun! Love your blog BTW.

The Loops said...

stopping over from Wadering Wednesday. These are great tips!

You can follow me back at

http://theloops13.blogspot.com

Ashley Allen said...

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! You have lots of great information!

Keli said...

Thanks for the great tips!! Your blog is so helpful. :)

And thanks for linking up to Friendly Wednesday!!

www.savingthosedollars.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Love your blog! I found it on For the Luv of Boys! I've just recently started blogging, and I have two going! One about my 4 energetic kiddos! And another about arts and crafts, that I LOVE to do in my spare time! Hope you'll come see me! Like I said, I've just started, I have a LOT of learning to do!

http://crystal-mamatofour.blogspot.com/

http://knot-so-average.blogspot.com/

cassandra said...

Hi... thanks for the great advice and for following my blog! I really need it! I am following you on google too!

Shawn Becker said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower! Love your ideas on increasing our blog audience! I will come back and watch the tutorials. Thanks again..I am so new to blogging I need all the help I can get.

www.coloradobeckers.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Thanks for visiting! I am following you back...Great blog here!

Tami said...

Thanks for all the tips. Bloging is kind of new to me, been doing it but not the right way. With all your tips I hope to improve.

Jen said...

Hey! Found your blog through Welcome Wednesday. As a brand spankin' new blogger, your tips rock it. Definitely becoming a follower!

Tin said...

love the tips, I am always looking for ways to help my blog, I am new to the world of blogging and need all the help I can get.

am a new follower.

http://shigandtin.blogspot.com
http://stomachtotheheart.blogspot.com

LJD said...

Hi! Found you via Thirsty Thursday, and I'll be back for sure! Thanks for some great tips that I definitely plan to make use of.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I think yours in my new favorite. I need all the help that I can get... THANK YOU!! I am your newest follower!

The Loops said...

I'm following back! This is a great blog. I have already found lots of useful tips! Thanks for stopping by.

Brian said...

Thanks for blog hopping over my way today. That is some very good and very realistic information, thanks!

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

Hi,

I'm following from the Thursday blog hop. I'd love it if you come and check out my blog at www.frugalfamily.co.uk.

;-)

Debby said...

Thanks for stopping by from blog hop. I was already following you and love your blog. Deal-licious Debby

deal-liciousdebby.blogspot.com

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Hi, Im your newest follower from Thirsty Thursday Bloghop. Hope you can follow me back http://www.joedub.com/2010/10/thirsty-thursday-blog-bloghop-week-12.html

June said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love blog hops.

These are great tips and I will be scrolling through the archives. I just opened an Etsy store and working hard to get my SEO up to snuff.
I have been reading tons of tutorials and getting great tips.
I just found yours on submitting your blog to google. Excellent idea!
Thanks!!

Anne said...

Very helpful tips, especially about finding your voice and being consistent. I think the key is to be consistently good in your particular voice which may mean posting less.

BabaMoon Baby Knits said...

thanks for joining my blog hop!

Best wishes!

Nay x

Moonangelnay Handmade Blog

AmyLynn said...

Thank you for the follow and the comment! I'm following your blog. I loved all of your blogger tips. Thank you, again!

The Loops said...

I'm following back. Thanks for all the great tips. I'm going to have to look thru all the archives for help.

Dizzy C said...

New follower here who has been blogging for a couple of months.
Looking forward to following and seeing your tips.

enjoy ur weekend!

carol

Judith said...

Thanks for all your excellent advice today - should have read it BEFORE I wrote my post!! lol Judith (Precious Moments)

Kebeni said...

love your handy hints and thanks for the blog boost

Sue said...

This is sooooo fabulous!

Thanks for hosting!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Cathy Kennedy said...

Excellent tips! I will repost your blog post to my blog for my followers. It's important to find your exact spot in the blog community and maximize it to your fullest potential. Have a fabulous blogging Friday!

http://cathykennedystories.blogspot.com

Amy said...

New follower! Thanks for the great tips!

Amy said...

New follower! Thanks for all the great tips!

Linda said...

I'm your newest follower from Fabulous Friday Follows!

http://lifewithabigfamily.blogspot.com/

Lily's Laundry Boutique said...

awesome blog! www.lilyslaundryboutique.blogspot.com
we have a friday follow love to have you join ;)

Shell said...

Found you on Friday Follow! Great blog! I'm a new follower!

http://connectingrelatingloving.blogspot.com/

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

Coming by to say hello from Friday Follow. Great tips!
~Naila Moon

http://writing-out-of-the-blue.blogspot.com/

My So Called Homeschool Life said...

This really is a great blog! New follower from FFF hop. Would love a follow back.

Have a great weekend!

Ruthie J.
www.mysocalledhomeschoollife.com

.meg. said...

This is great advice! I'm new to the blogging world so things like this are sooo helpful!

Thanks for following me, im now a follower of yours!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the follow! I am following you back and LOVING all the useful info!!
Thanks so much!
Nancy
www.findingblessingsineverdaylife.blogspot.com

Lisa B. said...

I'm an old dog to blogging world, hope you can teach me some new tricks! :P

♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

Hi,
This is Angela from Life With My Littles. I am following you through Family licious reviews, trailing Tuesday. Please follow me back!
I have an Ergo baby carrier up on my blog right now (if you are interested).
~Angela
http://lifewithmylittles.blogspot.com/

Merr said...

new follower :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

New Follower from Fridays Blog Hop
http://grandmabonniescloset.blogspot.com/

Davy, Kelly and Odie Boggs said...

Thanks for the tips. Been blogging for a year and appreciate the help.
Davy
www.boggsblogs.com

Kottage Kreations said...

I love your blog and the great infomation you give! I came to your blog from Southern OOAKS FFF and would love for you to check out my blog. It is always a Kottage Kreations in the works so I hope you enjoy mine just as much as you enjoy writing on yours! Your blog ROCKS!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

thanks for the tips & info!

I am a new blogger so this was helpful!

would love a follow back at
http://www.momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/

Bum Luxury said...

This is exactly what I need. It will be so much easier than Googling all my questions-even though I love Google. I hope to make my blog a place where people enjoy going to read! Thanks!!

Bridget from www.bumluxury.blogspot.com

sheila said...

What great information you have. So many questions answered. I am a new follower and am trying to grow my blog.So neat to meet new blogging buddies.
Blessing, Sheila

Lindsay said...

Such a great post..thank you!! I am new to blogger land and I am learning sososo much still! I am really excited about link parties and I have heard you offer one of the best! So i am now following you and will be linking up here tomorrow! :)

-Lindsay
Delighted Momma

PickleJars and Pears said...

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http://picklejarsandpears.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-would-like-to-thank-mikki-at-moms.html
Thanks Wendy