October 27, 2012

Blogesque #1


Some of my "real world" friends asked me of how did I do my blog until this far. And so I had the idea to made a post and to shared with you my personal experience with blogging world for 3 years. Just a reminder that this is just a personal view of myself, okay? :)

Let's start with the very basic question... why do you blog? I must admit that blogging is opened for everyone with no limitation. But if you wanna keep it up, you have to be someone that has a passion for it. Like, just like me, I have a mad passion in writing. Started from writing my life and other ramblings on Tumblr, I thought I needed another space that was big enough and I could share my other passion with others. Not to mention I gained lots of another new passion from overseas bloggers since then :)

Now when you're ready to start a blog, what should you post? I'll say, EVERYTHING! ;) Recently I've been looking up over fashion blogs--cuz I'm not really sure style.com interests me as much as street stylers live from their own blogs. But I'm also into personal, food, design, and fandoms blogs. One thing for sure, you gotta decide what's your blog's theme. Stick with it all the time, but be a flexible one and give another things to shine :)

Every blogger started their own blog at first from ground zero. So it's okay to grow your own step by step. But this point is really important: the blog design. It's the design that readers love at first sight. You should make good impression when new or old readers come back to your blog. Don't forget to re-design your blog every once in a while to refresh it. Don't put too many gadgets on your sidebar or wherever it is that makes your blog looks terribly messy. Put the most important first, then some additionals follow. Remember as less is always more :)

Afterall, the one that really, really, really attracts readers is the quality of your posts. No matter how good your blog design is, if you don't put good effort on making your posts, there's no way people would love to have a peek of it. So make sure you write good, readable and interesting. Here are some tips of me when you write posts:
+ Don't use too many kinds of different fonts in one single post. People will get confused easily. Stick to one standard font that you've customized at the template designer.
+ No RAINBOW fonts. Except for some condition where you want to hightlight a word but that's just for ONE WORD. Like I did above on RAINBOW word. It makes me dizzy everytime I read too many colours in one single post on some blogs.
+ I know this seems unimportant but using the right word of a language--for example, English--would be very appreciated here. Always try to stick with the right grammar. It's okay if you got wrong grammar but make sure you don't go too far with that. Use capital letters for each beginning of a sentence and you-know-the-rule.

And here comes the tricky part. When you've done having all those things above for your blog, make sure you have one special page that describes yourself. When I visit blogs, the first thing I read is always the "about" page. It gives me information of the author. Just in case if we have the same interests :)

Last but not least, always blogging from the heart!

33 comments:

  1. Really great post with great advices keep on going :)

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  2. Tru dat :).
    My theme is veerryyy flexible tho and my sidebar is full of gadgets lol :D
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  3. Great post! I agree with everything! Well done!
    http://mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Thank you so much Marie!

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  4. Very insightful! Reading through your previous posts, very creative :) Thanks for visiting, and yes, let's follow each other. Now following you :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  5. Very interesting post!
    And very useful tips! ;)
    xxx
    s


    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  6. great tips!
    stylebyyvie.blogspot.com

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  7. Some great tips there Nava!

    Sita & Radha xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. A very good post...very helpful

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  9. great tips to blogging!! im always asked similar questions.. ill direct them to this post haha

    xx

    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey! Nice post!
    I want to thank you very much for your support! I really appreciate it!
    Check Out my new post!!!

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  11. fab tips for blogging!

    thanks for checking out my blog and asking to follow each other. i'm following you now on bloglovin (55)!

    www.insparisian.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for sharing :) Your blog is fab! I'm following you GFC :)
    xo
    www.domesticsweetheart.com

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  13. Your blog is very original! :) I'm following you now and I hope you follow me back :D

    xoxo

    http://breakfastinthefrontrow.blogspot.com.es/

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  14. really, really love this post, blogging is a amazing experience!!!!


    would you like to follow each other?
    Follow my blog with Bloglovin
    http://www.facebook.com/elcoffre
    https://twitter.com/elcofre_nicarag
    http://elcoffre.blogspot.com/

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  15. I definitely agree, to keep blogging you have to be passionate! Great tips!
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  16. Qué original tu blog.. me quedo por aquí ;)

    Bss

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  17. Great post. Very interesting thoughts!
    Following now and waiting for your return!

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  18. Amazing post! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!

    http://www.facebook.com/estilohedonico
    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  19. I love this post! Great tips on starting and sticking to blog writing!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  20. Dear, youe blog looks amazing!
    Thanks for your comment!
    Sure we can follow eachother.
    Is gfc and blogloving ok? Get back to me

    milna89.blogspot.com
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  21. Great post! I agree with your point on writing with quality. Sure, you can write about anything but what makes a good blogger stand out is a quality post. Even if it's just fashion :)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog! I really like your blog. I'm now following you through GFC. Stay in touch & have a great day, doll!

    xoxo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for the comment, I'd love to follow. Let me know when you follow and I'll follow you back!

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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  23. already check your blog and follow yours :)
    you have a great blog and I love this post!

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  24. Hello Nava!! Thanks a lot for your visit and kind comment on my blog! Of course I'd love to follow each other I'm doing it on GFC and Bloglovin'. I'll wait for you!!
    BTW what a great tips about writing a blog. Thanks for suggesting!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  25. Yeaa agree! Always bloging from the heart!

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  26. Agreee! Always blogging from the heart!

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  27. Hello! Thanks for dropping by at my blog! I read your comment and followed you already. Hope you'd follow back :)



    http://misscielofernando.blogspot.com/

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  28. Really nice post :) Such a nice blog



    BISOUS

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  29. Thanks for you comment, I´m following you, I hope you

    Kiss
    http://jourlejour-marie.blogspot.com.es/

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  30. Thanks for the comment! Of course I would love to follow each other! Now following, follow back!!!

    -Kristine
    www.pugglewearsprada.blogspot.com

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