Hey what’s up everyone!
Thanks for coming back! In this post, we are going to discuss 7 Iron-Clad Ways to Look Like a Professional Blogger.
If you are new to blogging, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars or a huge amount of time trying to make your site look professional.
If you follow these 7 tips and implement ALL of them, you will begin looking like a “Pro” blogger instantly.
But before I begin, I want to discuss with you the importance of portraying an image of a professional blogger.
By looking like a professional, you will gain people’s TRUST.
I don’t need to tell you that gaining someone’s trust is one of the most important compliments we can receive in life.
And as far as blogging goes, when you build trust with your audience, they will revisit your blog, read your posts, leave comments, share your blog with their friends, join your email list and even buy products from you.
So don’t take this article lightly.
After you finish reading, go ahead and implement these tips.
So let’s begin!
Add a Favicon
If you don’t know what a Favicon is, it’s the little image you see on the left side of a browser tab.
Look…let’s be honest. Sites and blogs that have a Favicon Logo look much more professional than the ones that don’t.
You will also get more people visiting & clicking through your site since they will be interested to see what your brand is about. It’s amazing what a little and tiny image can do.
It’s very easy to install. In your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity -> and upload your site icon.
Make sure you follow the pixel dimension so the favicon can display without any distortions.
Upload a Picture of Yourself
If you don’t have a picture of yourself on your blog, it’s time to put one up now.
Look, I know you wanna be the blogger behind the curtains where no one knows what you look like so you can operate your blog from the dark shadows because you don’t want to be judged.
I get it, I was fearful of putting up a picture of my face also.
I thought I was going to be heckled to the ends of the earth.
And guess what? None of that happened.
And it won’t happen to you either. I promise.
People are too busy worrying about their own damn selves to pay much attention to you.
So get out of your own way and upload a picture of yourself on your blog.
It doesn’t have to be a professional or perfect picture.
As a matter of fact, the more natural, the better. (Still look decent of course, not like you just woke up out of bed)
Having a picture will help you connect with your audience more because they will realize that you are no different from them. You are just a regular person, working hard every day trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents.
Have a Professional Email Address
If you are using a free email address from a service like Gmail or Yahoo, it’s time to get a professional one.
“email@example.com” looks a lot better and credible than “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
You can get a custom email address from your domain or hosting provider and it’s extremely easy to set up. Your provider should have instructions on how to set one up.
Having a custom, professional email address will make you look more credible, trustworthy, and polished.
Choose an Attractive WordPress Theme
There are thousands of WordPress themes you can choose from, both free and paid.
If you are on a tight budget, just use a decent looking free theme without all the bells and whistles.
Some good free themes are:
- Ocean WP
- Generate Press
Whatever you do, just don’t use the default one WordPress gives you when you sign up:
This theme is very unattractive and an eyesore. Visitors will immediately hit the back button and never come back to your blog.
Installing an attractive theme will make your blog look visually appealing and inviting, which in turn will help make visitors stay on your blog and share it with others.
Just understand that your visitor isn’t overly concerned with how fancy & sexy your blog looks. They really care about the content and that it’s easy to navigate.
Respond to Blog Comments
You need to respond to comments on your blog if you want to be taken seriously and gain the respect of your audience.
When I see bloggers not responding to their reader’s comments, I kinda think that’s a**holish and rude…
Visitors take the time out of their day to check out a blogger’s content and leave a comment, but some bloggers think they are so “high and mighty” that they don’t feel the need to respond…
Kind of tasteless in my opinion…
Just do your audience and yourself a favor and respond to all comments.
In the end, you will look like a blogger who actually cares.
Change your Permalink Settings to “Post Name”
The first thing you need to do when you launch your blog is to change the permalinks settings to “Post Name”.
https://myfreedompassport.com/blog-post (Post Name) looks much better then https://myfreedompassport.com/?p=123 (Plain Link)
Just do yourself a favor and change it to “Post Name”.
Create Grade “A” Content
Last but not least, you should always create Grade “A”, high-quality content.
It’s not about how many blog posts you can pump out. It’s about the quality of the post and how much value you can provide.
I would rather follow a blogger who posts 1 or 2 Grade “A”, high quality, content-packed posts a week versus a blogger who posts 5 times a week but the quality of their content is poor and full of fluff.
Always put your best effort in each blog post you create.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, but your readers are expecting you put your best foot forward in each blog post you write.
That’s all I have for you today and I hope you enjoyed this post.
If you have any other tips on how to look like a professional blogger, please let us know in the comment section below!
Thanks for coming and see you next time!
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