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How to start a blog- A Beginners Guide

Here are some ‘How To’ blogging tips that should help you make the best use of your blog, particularly if you are trying to make money blogging. Many people know the basics of blogging, yet knowing these doesn’t mean you should make the basic blogging errors.Get more info at-How to start a blog.

Here are nine ‘How To’ blogging tips on how to avoid basic mistakes that could cost you dear.
1. How to Attract Attention
Make the topic of your site obvious through the graphic header and title. Attract attention with a good graphic header and use a title that holds your visitors on your site. Keep visitors on your blog for the first 3-4 seconds and they will likely stay and start reading.

If your site is on the topic of dogs, have dogs in the header graphic and in the title – with the title in Bold text and Larger than the rest of the page text. Make your title STAND OUT.

2. How to Get Them to Read
Bite sized pieces – easier to scan and easier to read! Long paragraphs are rarely completely read – maybe the first four or five lines, but little more. So make your blog paragraphs no more than four or five lines long – even if you have graphics to either side that reduces the word count for these 4-5 lines.

3. Use Readable Fonts
This third of my ‘How To’ blogging tips is broken in an unbelievable number of blogs I have come across. Make the font and text readable! Dark grey text on a black background – faint blue on white – how on earth do people think that most of us can read some of that text.

Good old black on white, or occasionally white on black, is fine. No need for anything fancy that looks nice but can’t be read. The same goes for fancy fonts. Arial, Verdana and Calibri are best for online reading, while Courier is good for technical instructions and so on.

Also – not too small! Not everybody has 20/20 eyesight for on-screen reading. Calibri at 12 point and Arial and Verdana at 10 point are acceptable. Do not use serif fonts, such as Times New Roman or Garamond for on-screen reading. These are best for text intended to be printed.