Anatomy of a Professional Blog

Most newbie bloggers don’t distinguish the diversity between a professional blog and an amateur blog . Many of them just buy a template without re-branding the look and feel of it to reflect its blog or something like installing the default theme and done.

If you would like to consider yourself to be a professional blogger rather than a “pretending pro” amateur, then you need to consider the most common blog design tips that are somewhat forgotten by newbies but would certainly improve your blog and join the ranks of professional bloggers.

Somehow, amateur bloggers tend to have no concern to brand their own blogs, and probably that is because they are using the default “Text Title” logo for their blog, if you want to make your blog unique from others then make a blog logo, it’s easy you won’t really need somewhat like a graphic designer to design your logo for you, all you need is to search for an Icon that reflects on what’s on your blog or what is your blog all about, then try to add some Text Beside it or something like changing the icon’s color and there you go! you have your own logo for your blog.

When you design your blog, decide on a theme color that your blog will follow, Familiar with Facebook?(Of Course) although Facebook is not a blog but you can get an idea out of it on how a theme color affects the overall professionalism or look of the blog or website, consider using at least two color variations that reflects your blog, such as if your blog is about nature, why not have a theme color of green and yellow green? it will greatly impact the “look” and the “feel” of your blog.

Aside from having a custom Blog Logo and a blog theme color, you should also consider having a custom Favicon for your Blog, A Favicon is the small website or blog icon that appears on a browser’s address bar and tab bar, it’ll surely adds up to your blog’s professionalism

This goes for both for your blog and post titles. This is a common mistake that most newbie bloggers tend to make. Why? Because when a user is searching for information they are looking for specific keywords that you may have written on your blog and not your blog’s name. This will make a huge difference to your blog’s professionalism and search engine optimization.

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