Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tips: Keeping Blog Organized!

I really like seeing all the feedback on my blog, talking to others, and reading their blogs. The world of blogging is a lot of fun, but can still take a bit of work too. This is why I decided to better organize my blog today, as well as give people tips to organize their blogs with. Now don't worry I will try to keep this short haha!

Why Organize My Blog?

I believe a blog that is organized will be easier for all to read. Also people know what to expect when they see your posts. Not to mention as the person posting on this blog, it makes it easier for me to plan my blogging days.

Tips to Organizing Your Blog:

1. Find a layout that suits your needs.

For example, I am in the process of changing my layout to one with columns on both the right and left, so I have more space for links, ads, and what not.

2. Have a layout that conveys a message.

A layout should convey what type of blog you have. If it is about your art then it could have pictures of your art in it.

3. Have a schedule and stick to it.

As someone who tends to a little lazy in life I have procrastinated in this tip. Finally, I have a schedule for this blog, as shown below!

One should have a schedule that fits in their routine, you don't have to post every day. Also it shouldn't be too difficult for you or your readers to follow.

4. Don't clutter blog too much.

If all a person sees when they enter your blog is link after link after link, then you have way too many links. :P The space where you post should be clutter-free, meaning keep your posts about the topic at hand and even doing sections within your post might help. I usually do sections by making titles bold, and questions in red. Also describe pictures with brief text.

5. My Final Say:

Keeping blogs organized is something one has to work on, especially people like me who procrastinate and get lazy. ;)

Question to answer in comments: How do you keep your blog organized?


MySweetThree said...

Great tips, I will follow the advice. I do like, very much, how you have the 2 columns..I think my blog is like that too, but I think the colors in my blog are distracting....hmmm, I will work on this. I can't tell you how many times I have changed the layout, colors..and I still don't like it! ha ha.... I know I will get there eventually!

rockcreekcreations said...

You have some good ideas here. I have to look at my blog with a critical eye. I wonder if I'm getting too many link boxes and clutter. Thank you!

CB said...

I'm glad some of my advice is helping. :)