I just can’t believe it’s been 10 months I have been blogging.
I remember how long it took me to hit publish on my first post!
I’m still a novice at blogging and I’m learning every day.
Today, I thought I’ll share with you different technical aspects I have learned about blogging: things I like to do with my blog and preferences when I read other blogs.
1- About the pictures
- I use the free program Microsoft Paint to reduce the number of pixels of my pictures so they are easier to download and I crop them before posting them on the blog.
- I use the free program Watermark.ws, which has a great choice of colours and characters, to watermark my pictures.
- When I post pictures of recipes or craft, I try to always have a white background. I just feel the picture is clearer and the food/craft looks better.
- When I post pictures on the blog, I think bigger is better. This is why I use the full size option.
- I try to insert pictures in my posts as much as I can but they have to be relevant to what is discussed in the posts.
2- About the writing
- The size of the font should be big enough so it’s easy to read the post. I struggle to read small (by small I mean smaller than the one I use) and also pale fonts.
- I like when there are different font sizes and different colours used in a post. This is an aspect I’m trying to work on.
- Another aspect I’m trying to work on is to write shorter paragraphs, even if it means only one sentence in the paragraph.
3- About the linky parties
- You all know how amazing it is to link your post to a linky party. The community is just fantastic. I know we are all busy but commenting on other posts is important. This is what contributes to build the community. Sometimes, I don’t have time to go around the posts on the same day but I always get there at some stage during the week.
- After commenting on the posts in the linky, I also visit the blogs of the people who commented on mine. Sometimes, I have nothing to say on their post of this specific day but I try to find another post to comment on.
- If you are not a blogger, you still can comment. Salwa over at Salz’s Dummy Spit wrote a great post on this subject.
4- On the general look of a blog
- Install the widget “Search” on the sidebar of your blog. Sometimes I’m looking for a post. I know on which blog I saw it but I just can’t find it. This is where the “Search” widget comes handy.
- Write an “About” page. I like to know who is behind the blog I’m reading. If the person wants to stay anonymous, I still believe it’s important to have some sort of description about who the blogger is.
What do you like or dislike with the blogs you read?
What do you like or dislike on my blog and what are your suggestions to make it better?
What have you learned with your blogging journey?