How To Improve Your Blog Image With Just One Blog Feature.By
How is your blog image? How does your blog immediately appear to those who log in to take a look? Do they stay long enough to read your blog content… or do they scurry away. There are many blog components we could discuss today… but I’m going to focus on just one blog feature today:
When you log on to a blog, the general appearance either invites readers to stay or causes visitors to click off after just a few seconds. They say you have to grab your viewer’s attention in the first 3 seconds… or they’re gone.
If you squint your eyes and look at your blog text… what do you see? The text will form masses of gray or black. If you have large compact sections of text with no white space, your readers will become overwhelmed, “I don’t have time to read all this now!”
Even though your content may be long, if it’s broken down into chunks… your readers will will stay longer and read your material. It’s like biting off small pieces of a hot dog rather than having to swallow the whole thing at one time.
4 “White Space” Tips To Enhance Your Blog Image
1. Forget what you learned in school. Forget what you learned about writing correct paragraphs. Yes… I said, “Ignore what you learned in English class.” Reading content on the internet is different than reading material offline.
2. Don’t use over 5 lines. Avoid using over 5 lines of text before you add “white space.” 4 lines is actually better. I try and stay in the 4 line arena as much as possible. Sometimes image placement will cause the lines to increase… that’s okay because of the image break. Fudge to 6 lines? On occasion… but I wouldn’t make it a habit.
3. Use one word. Use only one word or just one sentence to emphasis a point.
4. Add images. Use images to break up the text space.
There you go… did I follow the rules? More importantly… how are you doing?
P.S. Using “white space” effectively is the one blog feature you can use today to make your readers feel more comfortable and increase your blog image.