It’s a new year and you may be contemplating ways you can liven up your blog without having to hire a designer or come up with a plan for a total rebrand. Look no further than this post becauseI’m going to reveal four easy ways that you spice up your blog in 2015 for little to no money. For these ideas, all you really need is a little creativity!
Design a New Blog Header: Your blog’s header is the first thing that visitors see when they come to your blog. Why not switch it up for the new year? You can change the font or tweak something as simple as the size or alignment (i.e. right, left, center) of your blog header and it will make all the difference in how your site appears.
Buy a New Domain Name: Walk into the new year with a brand new domain name for your space on the World Wide Web — preferably one that doesn’t carry .blogspot.com or .wordpress.com at the end of it. Before buying the domain, make sure it’s not just cute and creative, but also one that is easy to remember. Also, make sure you iron out the kinks (i.e. blog URL redirects, social media handles, etc.) before making a public announcement.
Start a New Blog Series: Been thinking about diversifying your blog’s content? In the new year, introduce a new series for your readers. For instance, if you have a fashion or style blog but you’re also into fashion news and events, why not start a feature where you and your readers discuss current events in fashion every week? It could be called ‘Fashion Forum Fridays’ or something like that. The key to making the new series a favorite among readers is making sure that it remains in line with your overall mission and brand.
Explore New Content Formats: Do you do roundups of blog posts you recently read and enjoyed? Well, rather than curating a list with a bunch of links to the posts you read and loved, how about making a short video explaining why you loved each post? The video doesn’t have to be long (5-10 minutes tops) and you can casually blab about the posts you liked and encourage your readers to check them out. This way, you’re still offering your roundup of blog posts, but you’re doing it in the visual and audio format.
How are you planning to revamp your blog this year? If you have ideas to add to this list, leave them in the comments below.