Take a tour of wordpress blogs and sites and this will help in having a glimpse of the conditions and quality of the work put into the blogs and sites.
In your visits to the blogs and sites, you’ll most likely find out the following:-
- Incredible blogs and sites with recent up-to-date posts, impressive themes, diverse crucial functionality like widgets, social media integration and tags.
- Average blogs and sites with nice themes, recent up-to-date posts, with or without crucial functionality like social media, image header and relevant widgets.
- Below average/poor blogs and sites with dull themes and image headers, no social media integration, poor/no content and no contact details.
The Blogging Phenomena
The blogging phenomena is still not well advanced in many developing countries like it is in the western and other developed countries but in these less developed countries, there are great writers, bloggers and individuals or companies who’d like to pass crucial information or share their blogging experience with other like-minded or interested parties.
Well, it’s important to be sensitive to the fact that bloggers and website owners are busy people who don’t have enough time to attend to them but then, there are others out there who don’t have the necessary technical skills required to adjust functionality in their wordpress blogs or sites – even though they are passionate individuals or businesses – to make them better. It also goes without mentioning the other lot who don’t give a heck about their blog’s or site’s quality even though they constantly blog or monitor their sites.
In line with all the above, let’s try to point out very important aspects of a wordpress blog or website that a serious and dedicated owner cannot afford to ignore so as to enhance user experience and achieve their goals for setting them up in the first place.
The following are the ones that stand out:-
1. Overall look, feel and experience of your blog or site by your visitors.
This is crucial in determining the amount and duration of stay of visitors on your blog or site. Blogs and Sites with impressive themes, catchy and relevant well organized images and well visible and attractive fonts will be given more time and attention than dull, boring and disorganized ones.
2. Catchiness of your blog or site content.
Simplicity, flow and organization of content and its quality is crucial if the visitor is to have any interest in whatever you may have to say or want them to see. This will help trigger comments, contacts, feedback and even sales on your blog or site.
3. Traffic generation is what your wordpress blog or site survives on.
Traffic can be generated by SEO, guest posting, impressive design, interesting content, constant updating of blog or site, social media integration, link backs, marketing etc. Organic or natural traffic from search engines is the best since those visitors are genuinely interested audience with your content. Referral or artificial traffic is kind of a ‘forced’ audience thus this kind of traffic will just look at and bounce off your blog or site.
4. To stand out from the crowd, be unique, simple, captivating, and logical with your content and show dedication.
Individuals desire their blog or site to be on the lips and minds of everyone but every owner desires that too. Unfortunately, many are not willing to go the extra mile of ensuring that. You should not be superfluous with your content and try to impress so much that you lose the plot. Be direct, simple, consistent, and communicate effectively with your audience through your content. Remember content can either be text, image, audio, video or any other means of passing crucial information to your audience. Interestingly enough, these basic but crucial qualities are what make a great blog or site.
The above is not everything but the most crucial characteristics though
All these and more will help you succeed with your wordpress blog and/or website and possibly, spur you to greatness. This is not everything though. It’s just the tip of the iceberg. You may have many more in mind. I’ll be glad if you shared them with us.
If you love wordpress as a publishing platform, your comments, questions, ideas and/or queries are highly appreciable. Have a wonderful time and let’s continue working hard on our blogs and websites.