You can improve your blog without investing any money. How? By simply paying attention to certain details that will make a huge difference. It will require an extra effort on your side but it is totally worth it. I began blogging in 2000, when I didn’t even know that what I was writing was a blog because I called it an online column (laugh all you want) thinking it was the Internet’s version of the print media term. You could say that I have seen the blogosphere’s evolution in front of my eyes, from my early days on Todobebé to the exploding amount of mom blogs today.
5 free ways to improve your blog
That’s why I want to share 5 things you can do right now to improve your blog, without spending any money:
- Write from your heart. This seems so obvious but many bloggers forget about it along the way due to the pressure of writing more sponsored posts or generating more traffic.
- Limit the amount of sponsored posts you publish on your site. Remember that your blog should reflect your voice and your stories, not those of sponsors (even if you love them).
- Proofread your posts and double-check your spelling and grammar. Read out loud what you wrote, revise and edit. It’s always harder to edit yourself but that extra time makes a huge difference. Bad spelling really affects your credibility.
- Use your own pictures. Aside from giving your blog a personal touch, you’ll know that nobody else has that image. Make the most out of free apps and websites like picmonkey.com to edit and improve your photos. I also love creating graphics on canva.com.
- Ensure your name, city and contact information are easy to find. You can’t even imagine how many times I have heard marketers, PR firms or journalists complain about how hard it is to find contact information on great blogs they have found. And in case you’re wondering, forms are not the way to go.
I’ve always supported the blogging community, especially Latina bloggers, so from time to time I will continue sharing tips to improve our blogs. We generate quality content, our blogs deserve to be read and our voices deserve to be heard. That’s why we need to show respect to our readers and followers by taking better care of what we post. Also, don’t forget to continue taking care of the relationships you have built over time.
If you have a blog and are full of questions, please share them so I can try to answer them in the near future.