If you have been blogging for a year or more, you would realize that any old post is a bane for the blogger. If one has blogged about a trending topic, it is no longer in vogue. If one has talked about some beauty tip, one would like to make sure it reaches every new reader who joins the blog. And, so on. So, how does one make sure that all those previous posts receive equal viewership as well?Granted that some of your old posts would be a legend and come what may, the traffic to those posts … [Read more...] about Blogging Series Vol. 9 – Reviving Old Posts!
This is one of the most important tips when you are blogging. This is something I used to not really focus on earlier because I think there was no preview option when I started blogging or may be I was too lazy. But now that I have that option, I always keep on checking how the final post looks and accordingly I can make the adjustments to the pics sizes and correct any spelling and grammatical mistakes which always occur.Keeping a check on how the final product looks shows that you are … [Read more...] about Blogging Series Vol. 8 – Read and Reread the Posts!
This is not for the bloggers but for the readers! So, you all have your favorite blogs and not so favorite blogs. No assumptions over there. But, no blog is perfect. Sometimes, you might have some readability issues or slow loading issues or some other issues with any blog. Now, many of the readers don't even bother to give any feedback. If they like a blog, they continue reading and if they do not, they can just move on! Well, that sounds very practical. But, what if your favorite blogger … [Read more...] about Blogger Series Vol. 7 – Should you give feedback to your blogger?
So, layout is something which you would have seen a lot of changes in if you have been reading this blog since quite long. And, I am quite proud to say that I am happy with the current layout. I have definitely received many comments saying it is not girlish enough or its too bland and not colorful or some other things. So, let me acquaint you with the first rule of design. Some Pointerswhite background, preferably!minimal elementsad placements should be not very obviousfont size should be … [Read more...] about Blogging Series Vol. 6 – How to design the layout of the blog?
So, I did receive some encouragement for this series so here goes another post. But, I want to say this beforehand that these series are based on my personal experiences and problems I have encountered as opposed to the blogging rules laid down. For such rules, you can google them.Now, getting back to the post, this is a problem I have encountered in two extremes - posting too many in a single day or not posting for quite a long time. This is not only a problem of writer's block or lack of … [Read more...] about Blogging Series Vol. 5 – How to time the posts?
This is a question which I have been asked quite a lot of times. Being a beauty blogger, I do get lot of opportunities to try out various products and being an enthusiast, I love to discover new brands. Anything which appeals to me, I make a point to try it.Over the years of blogging, I have found many brands which appeal to me and I have also found out what kind of products appeal to me more and what are mere whims. Good Skin GenesI am thankful to both my parents for having great skin. Though, … [Read more...] about Blogging Series Vol. 4 – How am I able to try out so many products and its affects on my skin?
As you all would be aware by now that I have bought the domain recently for this blog, I suddenly realized its disadvantages! Yeah, you would ask, why? Ok, the details would be a little technical. Now, whenever I link to any post, whether within the blog or from outside, they create backlinks to the blog. These backlinks were all to the earlier valid blogspot address. Though blogger now redirects the blogspot address to the current domain but those backlinks are now invalid. And, these … [Read more...] about Blogging Series Vol. 3 – Don’t forget to buy the domain first!
I gained enlightenment during this 10 day trip!! What happened, you say? Ok, lemme recount part of Guwahati trip, the part where maps were of only help when we were doing educated frolicking around the city. And, that was when I realized the importance of an Android-based phone. Wait, more is yet to come! And, then, we sat in the bus and the guy started reading a blog. Then, it dawned on me suddenly what I am missing!! I wasn't able to make time in Guwahati and for that matter in Kharagpur … [Read more...] about Blogging Series Vol. 2 – Blogging on the Go!!