Easy steps to a successful blog!

Hello everybody! New week starting of great and since the end of the year is coming up close, we'll be featuring some of our best blog tutorials going on this year. So if you've missed any HTML tips or any improving your website tricks, brought to you by Design It Chic, here's the chance of catching up with them all:)


Today we'll be focusing on how to make and maintain your blog clutter-free!

The first trick we need to know when we create our blog, is that the homepage is what gets our visitors to stay or leave. So putting a bit more time and effort into making that page more readers-friendly, is the great start to a successful blog! If you feel a bit disoriented and need some help, here are just a few quick tricks to guide you through achieving a great homepage!

Image courtesy of TomoPizzeria

Now that you captured your readers' attention, you need to offer them great content through your blog. There's so many blogs with amazing content and because they don't know how to serve it to their readers, not too many notice them. So in the hope that you won't be one of those unnoticed blogs, you need to focus your attention on your posts decluttering. If you need guidance, here is a great list of things you can do to easily present your posts in a much appealing way!

Taking care of your posts is as important as brushing off your sidebars and your blog's footer. You need to have information available for your readers, or else they will drop you like a wet dog in the streets:P In order to prevent that, we made up a step-by-step list on how to declutter your blog's sidebars and footer!


And since we all know how time is important to each and one of us, we need to consider that for our reader's sake too. Maybe someone likes your article and would like to comment you with either a question or to just congratulate you on your writing skills. In return, as a sign of appreciation and consideration, you also need to make this process easier for the reader. So keeping your comments process easy, will actually go a long run! If you don't know how to do that, you can get a look at our easy to follow list of tips to keep the comments process simple!

Now we pretty much covered the entire blog in great lines, so hopefully everybody who missed these series on keeping your blog clutter-free, will be able to catch up on them. Also if there is anything that you don't find in here, you can browse through our Blogger tutorials for more blog-handy tips and easy HTML tutorials, plus you can check our Blog tips for more improving your web traffic secrets!:)

Last week's "Jocelyn's flower headband and mini stocking" winner is:
* #17 Kimberly @ Drama Queen's Mum

Happy Holidays everyone!

51 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so wonderful:) Thank you and wish you a great MOnday

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful home decor GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for Christmas!

Michelle Saunderson said...

Thanks for the great info.

Nenette AM said...

Thanks for coming to visit my blog and for the follow. I've followed back.
You've got a great site here. Just what I need to read during this LONG overdue (2yrs overdue!) blog re-design I'm doing right now. When you've had writer's block as long as I have, a little "refreshing" certainly helps.

Eva Gallant said...

looking forward to good tips!

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog with the lovely compliments, and the follow! :)
Cheers!
Jen
http://cariboobutterflycrafts.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Hi! Found you on the Cornocopia of Blog Hops! Please come see me! www.adayinmotherhood.com and on Twitter @lomargie! Thanks!

AubrieAnne said...

I love articles like this and they have helped me make sure my blog open quickly and is easy to comment on. Thank you for more information. :)

**Ashley P** said...

following back! Thank you for the tips, cute blog!

The Pilot's Wife said...

Great article!

I found you on the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop on Inspiring You 2 Save's Blog! Happy to be following you!

Anna, The Pilot's Wife
Follow My Blog At:
http://www.pilotwife.blogspot.com
Enter Weekly Drawing for a Free Candle!
http://pilotwife.blogspot.com/p/free-candle-drawing.html

Debbie said...

It's really nice to have someone answering all the questions I have about blogging. Thanks, Debbie

Breanna Veth said...

Your newest follower who is also new to the blog world! I am excited to read your posts and learn what to do with my blog! :)

Twins Crew said...

So glad i stopped by adn i will be checking out some tutorials!!
Check out my blog
http://momccupation.blogspot.com/

mienkintoshfairie said...

This is great advice, thanks!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Happy Holidays! I'm stopping by from the Tuesday Train today.

Love your blogging tips as they are very well thought out, organized and easy to understand.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Karla said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm following you and looking forward to learning a lot from your posts.

Karla

lila said...

Thanks for the great info. and for the lovely comment left on my blog>
Your blog is also so gorgeous!!
Iam a follower and will be visiting often.
hugs
Lila

Gen said...

A new follower from follow me back Tuesday. See you..Have a nice day.

Giveaways 4 Mommy said...

I'm your newest follower from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop. I'd love if you'd follow me back and maybe come by my blog on Sunday to link up at the Sunday Followed & Featured Blog Hop for a chance to win a $20 Gift Card. Have a blessed day!

Jennifer said...

Following you back from my blog...thanks for the comment! This is great information...and I can definitely use some help!

Thanks!

www.all-americanbaby.blogspot.com

Felicia said...

Hi! Thanks for following my blog! I hope you will enjoy next year tutorials and some amazing furniture transformations! Merry Chirstmas!

Cookie said...

Hello! Following you back :) Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love your blog! Be blessed always!

http://cookiealicaya.blogspot.com

Jennifer Bruno said...

Thanks for the blog follow! I appreciate it. I look forward to following your blog too!

Have a great week!

Jennifer

www.thebrulliotts.blogspot.com

MamaMac said...

Following you for FMBT. I'm so glad I found your blog! It looks great!

Follow me back?

http://bumcovereddiapers.blogspot.com

Mrs G said...

I am now following you from Follow me, Chickadee. Im so excited to learn more, Im just starting out and would love for people to read more.

jijie said...

Hello! Visiting here and happy tuesday
Happy Holidays
newest follower ,pls. follow me back
:) Thank you

Sarah said...

Thanks for these tutorials and for following my blog!! :)

Lauren Bird said...

Great advice. This helps so much :)

I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and check out my 1st giveaway!

http://theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com/2010/12/v8-ambition-giveaway.html

Jennifer Bruno said...

Thanks so much for the follow! I am happy to have you, and eager to follow your blog!

Sabrina said...

Hi there, thanks so much for following my blog! I'm following you back... you have an adorable blog! I love it.

scooterandlolly said...

I love your blog. Your tips are really helpful!

Thanks for following. I'm following back!

Amber D. said...

Awesome! I am a newbie blogger and am SO HAPPY that I found this blog with the FMBT blog hop! I follow you and would love if you could follow me back! Thanks!

http://ozarkmamareviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/featured-fridays.html

Fräulein Klein said...

How wonderful!!!!
Hugs,
Yvonne

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Cute blog! I look forward to your many reviews and if you have them: GIVEAWAYS! :D

I am a new follower. I would love if you would follow me back and check out my first giveaway on my new blog!

Passions by Ashley

Mari said...

always great tips. thankx

Ms. G said...

Thanks for the tips.

bigwords is... said...

Just found your blog and it's a great resource. Thanks.

Pop over and visit bigwords - I think it needs a little facelift!

Nani said...

Merry Chrisrmas and Happy New Year 2011.

Best Wishes and Happiness.
Nan
http://theblogfrog.com/1233755
http://beonefineday.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Thanks for some great tips!

Delighted to meet you today! Hope you don't mind if I splash around to get to know you a bit more. This looks like a refreshing place to get drenched in some serious goodness.

Have a joy filled love overflow Christmas,
Sarah

http://www.justsarahdawn.blogspot.com

Caitlin of Spare Bedroom Studio said...

Hi there! Found your fun blog through blog hop!

Check out my Holiday Blog Hop here:

http://sparebedroomstudio.blogspot.com/

Share holiday traditions while Hoppin’ from blog to blog

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

Visiting your adorable blog from The Love of Blogs' blog hop!

I am so excited I found your blog - I'm ready to learn more tricks of the trade! Consider me your newest, happiest follower!

xo,
Meg

[Life of Meg]
simple . sweet . sassy
www.megnificentlife.blogspot.com

Chara Lynn said...

Looking forward to more great tips! Clutter free is definitely a big one though and user friendly!
Love love love your blog!!
Stopping by to say hello after I was gone a short time. I have had a lot of changes in my life for the better, including my career. Hope all is fabulous with you. Make sure you swing by my blog. Everything will be back up and running in its normal fashion very soon.
Please shoot me an email when you get a chance! Thank you!
Stay Fabulous
Chara
www.nothingbutfabulousity.com
lavishluxurious@hotmail.com

Hand Crafter said...

Found you on the blog hop! I'm your newest follower! http://handmadewithlove4u.blogspot.com/

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wishing you a fabulous 2011 !!!

WARM HUGS
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Johnnie said...

Hi! I am stopping by to invite you to come check out week 5 of Thrifty Thursdays. Happy New Year!

Johnnie

Kristy said...

Yes, I love it when people have EASY comment systems!

lila Braga said...

That is so wonderful:) Thank you and wish you a fabulous new year!!!
hugs
lila

Stacey said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you:-)

Miss Sara said...

I’m late on this post, but it’s great! For awhile I felt like my blog looked like a garage sale, just junky! LOL & that was because I was being lazy… I needed to add my pages. DUH! LOL but any tip I can get is helpful.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Thanks, I'll be coming back often to get your great advice as I hopefully grow my little baby blog.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Great info. Following you now through Closer to Lucy's Blog Hop

Alicia C. said...

Since I'm just starting out, these tips are EXTREMELY helpful. Thanks for the great post. (Following you back from Fun Follow Friday. I'm doing only ONE follow hop a week until I get the hang of it. Maybe next week I can do yours!)