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Blogging: How to Make Your Blog Posts More Appealing


Before I begin this post let me tell first that I am by no means a professional blogger nor do I claim to be one. But having been in the blogging community for almost seven years now, I am very confident that I have already learned quite a lot of things relating to blogging. Here are some simple writing tips from me, to you. Tips that are sure to make your blog post look more professional and neat.

Text font and size - When it comes to fonts, use those that are easy in the eyes. Some of my favorites and the most commonly used even by websites like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the likes are Times New Roman, Courier New and Trebuchet MS. The ideal size is from 12px-14px. It is also highly recommended that you avoid fancy fonts like Comic Sans and the curly ones because they are so not cute . . . LITERALLY!

Text Alignment - Up until now I still see a lot of bloggers aligning their texts to the center and I consider that as a big NO-NO. Text should always be formatted according to the general web formatting guidelines. What this means is that you have to align your text to the left (or justify it like what I do) - doing so will make reading your blog post a whole lot easier. In some instances - centered text looks good but I suggest you only center something if it's a quote, photo caption or a poem you're writing.

Photos - This, I consider as one of the most important elements in every blog post. Every blog needs to be visually appealing and the best way to do so is by adding picture(s) to your post (keep in mind that "picture paints a thousand words"). I personally am very picky when it comes to choosing what picture(s) to put on my blog - every pictures you see on WKHs are chosen carefully. Use consistent positioning and sizing (make sure that all your pictures have the same width) to make everything look very streamlined, clean, and professional rather than cluttered and confusing.

Links - When adding links to your post always make sure that you make all your links open in a new tab / browser. By doing so, you are sure that your reader will not leave your blog. Also be sure to make the color of the links different from the text color so that it'll be much easier to get noticed.

Here are some examples of blogs which I think exemplify great blog writing:
Beauty Editer
Honestly... WTF
Into The Gloss
Man Repeller
Jenny Purr
Apartment 34
Daydream In Blue

After you've done the work, make sure to also share your post via all of your social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and wherever else you participate. While you don’t want to overload or spam people, sharing your post multiple times can help account for different time zones or preferred reading times. xx

image: shannon moffit's virginia beach officetheeverygirl

69 comments

Natasha Bhatt said...

This was a very helpful post,, makes sense.. i hv nt done much abt my blog design yet will do it next year may when i complete 2 yrs in blogging world.. happy weekend xo
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lauren stevens said...

Really helpful post! I hope that I follow most of this guidelines as I completely agree with everything you have said!

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What Kenny Hearts said...

Thank you Lauren! Glad you find this post helpful. xx

What Kenny Hearts said...

Thanks Natasha! Can't wait to see your blog's future design. xx

Irish Fleur said...

thank you for this useful tips :)

Madame Balti said...

I guess a really helpful post! These are the very basics which make a blog really professional or even not. By the way I always really adore your selection of photographs!

Have a really nice weekend!
xxx
Bianca

http://madamebalti.blogspot.com

Francesca Flaminio said...

Very useful post, I try to respect all the guidelines, but you are surely making a great job, you blog is amazing and so eye-catching!! Have a great week-end! :)

Francesca
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Amy Fashion Blog said...

I know the one thing I need to work on it my picture size. I would also add make sure the color of front you use is readable as well.

Juliet said...

Thank you for your comment ;)
Nice interior :)

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Jackie Harrison said...

I done my own design I sure do not like to much advertising when I visit a blogger no matter if their fonts are great or not it gets in the way, I have to agree with the visual in images but to much could be distracting and lose concept of what the blog is about. I enjoy that everyone have a different style to their blog will be mighty boring if everyone does the same. Great post Kenny cannot believe you been around for 7 year great accomplishment.

Zachary Thor said...

Centre aligned text is my biggest pet peeve! It's like you're asking me not to read your blog post. Oh, and those pop-ups that ask me to like your Facebook page? People, stop.

Glenda From-FashionPhases said...

Thanks for the tips Kenny, I have to agree a little with Jackie , too much of the same thing will look too boring to the eyes of everyone however your blogs are some of my favorites that I visit and look at! Keep up the amazing work xo
www.fashionphases.com

Patricia González Fernández said...

nice advices kenny!!!!!!!! =)

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What Kenny Hearts said...

I agree with you Jackie - if everyone will have the same format when it comes to blogging it'll definitely get boring that's why it is also very important that you give it a twist and/or add something that will reflect to your own personality and aesthetic. :) Yes, and I'm blogging full-time for almost 3 years now. Thank you and I very much appreciate all your comments! xx

Manuela Muratore said...

beautiful post!!!
have a nice weekend!!

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Lenya said...

Great post Kenny, most helpful, thx for sharing.
xox
Lenya
FashionDreams&Lifestyle

- spoonstories- said...

I always appreciate a good advice!Thanks Ken^^

Katie Frank said...

those advices are very helpful. although i think that we should run blog from button of our heart ;)

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Lauren said...

This is such great advice! Thank you for sharing!

Lauren,
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Beauty Unearthly said...

This was a very helpful post...Thx for sharing..:-)
xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that will help me ;)
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Bisma Rauf said...

Thanks for these lovely tips!

Carmen Vecchio said...

great post
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RaeAbigael said...

nice blogging tip kenny! :)

xoxo, rae
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Paola Buonacara said...

Great tips!!
Kisses Paola

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Senka Jasarevic said...

Great
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Sonja Dejanovic said...

This was a great post!Thank you for your tips!xx
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Katarina Milovanović said...

Amazing post ! :-) xoxo

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Venetia Kamara said...

I think photography is the most important when it comes to a blog.. great post!
I'm following you on gfc, hope you 'll follow back so we can keep in touch :) xx, Veni

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Caro * said...

Great tips ! Very helpful :)

Marika Odoardi said...

great advices!
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Hazel Asoy said...

Thank you for sharing this tips. I've been blogging since 2011, but, until now, I feel like I'm a newbie. I still don't know the basics.

Nabil NabilUnitycom said...

Wow, nice post. Love this pic and tips :)
Greets, Nabil ;)

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Jessica said...

Cool tips! =D

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francesca romana capizzi said...

Thanks for these useful tips!

Paola Lauretano said...

Interesting tips, thanks for sharing!!!
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Piña de Lys said...

Genial post me ha encantado!!
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Marija M. said...

Thank you so much for sharing this tips!!! ;) xo
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Launna said...

I do most of these, they are really great tips... I do use photos but I don't resize them... I may have to learn to do that ;)

Elena Dal Maso said...

Thanks a lot for all these tips, I appreciated them :)

xoxo
www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

Denise Kokinis said...

Great post and super helpful! Thanks for the info.

Denise
www.fashionloveletters.com

Smallnhot Sarah said...

Great tips ! Thank you for sharing it.. Keep in touch ya. :)
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M said...

Thanks for these tips! I'll definitely be using them. But do you know how to make the links open in a new tab?? Anyway, love your blog! New follower xx

-M
The Life of Little Me

Anna Bielaszewska said...

great post
Txs for visit my blog
I follow You blog on GFC , bloglovin and facebook
Refollow plise ;)

What Kenny Hearts said...

Here's how: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_a_target.asp :)

Fresh Is Yummy said...

Thats true! But everyone has own, different style. :) So keep this in your mind:)

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Imogen said...

very helpful and interesting

Hana Babajic said...

I definitely agree with everything you wrote. I personally believe it's very important for a blog to be easy to read, because no one likes searching for the actual content for too long. I also like blogs that aren't too bright or too colorful; nothing better than a minimalist blog.

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N@NY said...

the photos tip is the best in my opinion ,,, keep up blogging u r doing great job ,

N@NY
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Gabrielle said...

These are some great tips, thanks for sharing Kenny!

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x

Shirley Tay said...

These are certainly some handy tips, Kenny! I couldn't agree more. xoxo
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Carmen Cotugno said...

have a good day :*
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Ajnira Muminovic said...

dude, u've been with us for 7 years, im pretty sure that counts as a pro :)
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Kylie R. said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing. They're really good to keep in mind <3

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Kashaya said...

Great tips.=)

Amelie said...

Great tips Kenny! Thanks for sharing.

F-lover Fashion Blog said...

Cool post!!
Gi.

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Kelpa Raza said...

I enjoyed reading this dear Kenny. Great post and so lovely that you share this.
Kisses

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Tina Bradley said...

These are great tips! I need to remember to make sure my links open into a new tab/browser. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Life said...

Looks nice ; )

Claudine Fessey said...

Thank you for these tips Kenny! It is always great to hear what we could be doing better. I loved reading this :) There are definitely a few things I have taken under consideration.
- C
Claudine Converses

June said...

Great post Kenny! Very uselful

New post on my blog -
www.JuneWantsItAll.com and we could also connect on Twitter, Facebook ,Bloglovin and Pinterest
Keep in touch
xx
June

Shannon Jenkins said...

Great tips Kenny! Your posts are always so appealing!

<3 Shannon
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Graziela Oliveira said...

nice post (:

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beautifulandconfidentyou.blogspot.in said...

This post is really helpful ...great job

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Anja Ge said...

well as I see it, you are REALLY PROFESSIONAL BLOGGER!

I am saying it from the bottom of my heart, really! Firstly cos of visuals: pictures are always perfect, font, text alignment and overall structure is clear and so easy to read. Secondly cos of content: it always has sense, is written grammatically (gosh, what I would do to have your language skills...) and has this quality that makes it nice/easy to read :)
To be honest with you, your blog is inspiring me a lot, so I am grateful for your tips! Will print it and post it in front of my working table! :D
Have a nice week!!!
xoxo
anjage.blogspot.co.uk

Sinem said...

that was really helpful!

Sakura Beauty said...

I am very impressed with your post. Thank you so much!