5 Things Every Blog Should Have
By: Taylor Davies

Comments

  1. Daniel Dunt says:

    A fantastic list! I’ve not got an “About” page as of yet, but am currently in the process of a redesign, and I’m working on some killer “About” page content!

  2. GawgusThings says:

    Well, amazingly, I can say ‘check’ to all of these (I think ;) !!)..
    Emma xx

  3. Great list, I’m currently in the process of re-writing my About page to include an FAQ. x

  4. Sandra says:

    I totally agree with these 5 things! I can especially relate to #3 because it can get a little annoying having to type in the Captcha words. All I wanna do is leave a comment about your post without having to squint my eyes to decode the letters!

  5. A really useful list. I was super relieved that we have all of these things, but my social tabs are in my Contact us which might not be the best place. I had a great Blogger Social widget but then it crashed after about 6 months and I could never repair it :( Love your site, so helpful xx

  6. Andrea says:

    yay! that means im not as lost as i thought i was! i have an About page, but i think its still not awesome. i guess most of us got stucked on that one :P

  7. Yakari says:

    this is so true and so helpfull! thanks!!

  8. Elle says:

    Great list!! This is so helpful!!

  9. Adela says:

    Great post. I have it all but trying to redesign. Finally I know where to find cool badges for all my links like twitter etc.
    Thanks million as always.
    Adela

    Adela-stylefile.com

  10. Maiah says:

    Love this! I like to think I’m pretty up on the design of a blog but realized some things I was missing thanks to this great post!

    Xx, Maiah // Writing with Wine

  11. kimmiepooh says:

    I’m happy to say that I can check off all of these things for my blog! I’m going to clean up my tags/categories and get uniform SM links soon but I made sure when I initially set up my blog that all of these things were in place so that I only have to tweak when needed. :)

  12. Love this short and sweet checklist. Hope my site measures up!

  13. Catherine says:

    Thanks for doing this! As a new blogger these are all things I am working on and the advice is great to get me kickstarted!

  14. Jade says:

    Definitely agree with the About Page and linking social media sites! And I really need to start tagging my posts but I just haven’t had the time! I’m going to have to put some time aside and just focus on that! Sooo many posts to tag :(

  15. Joanne Kim says:

    As always, very helpful =).

  16. Stephanie says:

    I think I’m able to check off all of those points for my blog! But I would love some outside constructive criticism. I’m always looking to improve my blog!

  17. kate heimann says:

    Thanks for posing! :D Love that you broke it down into such simple steps! cant wait to implement these 5 into my blog :)

  18. i just redid my about page this week. i think i can check off everything on the list as well. my next project however is to create a tab for “categories” at the top of my blog in addition to having a list on the sidebar.

  19. Ruth Crean says:

    Amazingly I can tick all 5, these are great tips! I made loads of small changes to my blog this year to improve usability and design it has increased my traffic tenfold which I’m pretty chuffed about.

    I’m still learning 5 years later, but if I wasn’t I would probably get bored.

    I’ve been writing about blogging recently, you might want to take a peek
    http://www.nicedaydesigns.org/2012/03/blogging-part-two-10-steps-to-design.html

  20. Monica says:

    I tag everything with my social media but I don’t tag my blog post. This is my task for the day.

  21. Caitlin says:

    How do I add buttons to my blog? I need more exposure and I’m super confused with these buttons and tagging things, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    samwow says:

    great tips! just went through all my blog posts and did tagging, added a link to my tumblr, but i dont really want to add my email address yet incase of spamming.. xx
    http://lesimplyclassy.blogspot.com.au/ (i always follow back on gfc)

  23. Avatar of Hannah Sweeney - http://www.onlythewild.blogspot.co.uk

    This is such a good list, quick and easy tips love it, thank you! :)

    Hannah xx – fashionwonderlust.blogspot.co.uk ;)

  24. Avatar of Tiffy Diamond

    This is a great list, I have most of them. I really need to add the tags though. I’ll figure out how to do that tomorrow. :)

    xo
    Tiffy
    http://www.CuteLA.com

  25. I’ve been blogging for a while but didn’t have an about page and added some social media links. Thanks for this!

  26. Dominique says:

    I finally got my RSS feed up and running today! Thanks for inspiring me to tackle it.

  27. Kim T says:

    Thanks for posting this. I’ve been ignoring tagging posts for awhile because with Blogger’s new system the tagging option is out of site out of mind. But, now I’m going to have to go through and make sure all my posts are properly tagged.

  28. Sharon says:

    I’ve done many of these suggestions and can’t seem to get past 30 or so visitors a day. I feel as though I’m doing something wrong….

  29. Sarah-Louise says:

    When I was first thinking about my blog I pinned this as a reference. It paid off, I can now say that I’ve done it all on my blog :) I really focussed on the about page. As I felt it was the most important – reading blogs I always check out this page to find out more about the person behind the blog.

    @Sharon getting visitors is soo much more than just doing these five things, its about your content, how you promote it, your SEO (this takes a longgg time to build on) – If you’re using wordpress like me there’s an SEO plugin by Yoast – along with a great beginners guide to it all its fantastic!

    http://www.notlikethemoviesblog.com

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